Coming down out of the freezing sky with its depths of light, like an angel, or a Buddha with wings, it was beautiful, and accurate, striking the snow and whatever was there with a force that left the imprint of the tips of its wings — five feet apart — and the grabbing thrust of its feet, and the indentation of what had been running through the white valleys of the snow — and then it rose, gracefully, and flew back to the frozen marshes to lurk there, like a little lighthouse, in the blue shadows — so I thought: maybe death isn’t darkness, after all, but so much light wrapping itself around us — as soft as feathers — that we are instantly weary of looking, and looking, and shut our eyes, not without amazement, and let ourselves be carried, as through the translucence of mica, to the river that is without the least dapple or shadow, that is nothing but light — scalding, aortal light — in which we are washed and washed out of our bones. Author

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Roses for you

Todays card is one I have made for the design team over at the fabulous Just for Fun Challenge blog.Why don't you pop over for a look? This card features a decoupaged little girl from the lovely Moreheads cdrom brought to us by Crafters Companion. It was one of my cds that I really hadn't used for a I decided to have a play. The doily effect is made using a die from the Tonic range. The corners are from the Signature die range. I layered the doily onto some gold mirror card to add a little shine. I then die cut some rose leaves and coloured them with my alcohol pens and then added some paper roses. I really enjoyed making this card...I got to play with lots of different things and took my time. Sometimes with life as it is, we need to make a card in a hurry but sometimes I think we need to remember why we craft...because we love it and I have to say that spending an hour playing with my crafting bits can't be beaten. Some people love the football, some the tennis but give me card making every time. Well give me athletics and crafting...and I'm in heaven. I'm looking forward to watching the Diamond League athletics it should be a good night.

When I took Reg for a wheel today it was like a village meeting. We were joined by 2 friends, had 5 cars stop for a chat, a little boy came over to see his friend Reg and another dog and his owner joined us for a while. A car also stopped and I was shocked to see it was a friend who had left the village around 8 years ago.He lives down south now but was in the area and heard about Henry...and wanted to come and see me. I was so touched that he had taken time out of his day to check I was ok and to say how he felt over losing Henry. This was someone who encouraged Henry to take his first steps. It was so kind of him to call and helped me to remember just how kind people can be. Sometimes since losing Henry, I have felt so alone, missing him all the time and it really does help to talk about him to people that really cared. What a blessing it was for today. I think Reg was exhausted when he came back...he probably was saying to himself..goodness doesn't my mum ever stop chatting. He knows now how many people stop us and just sits down on the grass...with a look that says..when you're ready mum!

Well the coffee is calling...along with a small bit of my new secret passion....Lotus caramelised biscuit spread...I love it but have to seriously ration It just sounds so wrong but really tastes good..I think a little bit on a slice of bread will make a lovely treat. So until tomorrow take care and happy crafting

1 comment :

  1. Your card is gorgeous and the elements go together perfectly. thank you so much for stopping by my blog and leaving me such a great message. Take Care.