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

Sunday, 17 August 2014

Sweet Sunday

Todays card is made featuring the wonderful artwork of Polka Doodles. This image is from their Pretty Sweet cdrom. All the backing papers are also from the cd. There is an amazing collection of backing papers on the cd and I've used 3 of them on this card. The leaves were diecut using a die from Joanna Sheens Signature die range and the flowers and greeting were from my stash. My ever growing I see a flower that I like it goes into one of my stash boxes.

Reg is in so much trouble today..he's lucky to have been given some gravy bones at any time this century. Whilst I was sleeping he brought himself into the parlour and into my crafting recess and caused total chaos. I had been working on a card for one of my design teams, which involved a lot of colouring and he managed to get hold of the card and trample it. It can't even be I have to begin again. I tell you it's a good job that I love

When I took him for his wheel today we were joined by the girls..Rave, Tankie, Pinkie and Milky. As I was wheeling I was picking blackberries and Reg was sniffing his way through the grass , looking a bit like a demented Coming back was a very strange experience. Following my friend getting bitten by next doors dog, the neighbours have put up a wire fence. To all the world it looks as if I now live in a prison camp. There is nothing nice about it..wooden poles with square netting attached. The cats think that it has been put up for them to swing on. They have so far had 3 of their team all hanging from it..hanging on by their paws looking through the squares. I don't know what the neighbours think it looks like. What amazes me is that they have proper fence panels which would look so much better..but what can I do..nothing. The only positive thing is that hopefully my friends will be able to visit without being bitten. We shall have to see.

Well the coffee is calling and so are the I hope you all have a great dat. So until tomorrow..take care and happy crafting.


  1. Great card today, just looked at yesterdays card again-love the sentiment on it!!

    Hope the weather hasn't been too bad where you are, it's pretty bad here but no damage so far. Good luck with your hospital appointment on Tuesday.


    1. Thanks so much for the lovely comments. I am meaning to email you this week..your cards are fabulous

    2. Good luck at the hospital tomorrow. No hurry to reply to my email.