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, 10 September 2014

Hello Cupcake

Todays card is a design team make for JB-Crafting Supplies. It features a stamp set from the Pink Cat Studio. On the set there are ice creams, cherry pie and of course cupcakes, In fact there are 10 images and 3 small sentiments. Great value for money. The stamps are on a whole rubber sheet and you have to cut the stamps outside yourself. It's a very easy thing to do, but I would advise you to do it slowly. I have been known to go at it a bit gung ho and have nearly ruined an expensive stamp. I coloured the cupcakes in pastel shades and mounted them onto a butterfly embossed paper and then mounted it onto some gingham card. The word cupcake I added using a peeloff. When I made this card I thought it would make a great baby shower card or invite..I may make one later on. The stamps themselves stamp really well..I stamped with a black memento ink pad because I intended to colour with my alcohol pens.

Yesterday wasn't that bad..considering..even though I did end up a blubbing mess. The social worker came with a lady whose job it was to report when a child had died and to report on how the parent of the deceased had been dealt with by the different agencies..police, ambulance, social services, doctors and the list went on. And so did my complaints. I found it so hard having to relive it all doesn;t get any easier no matter how many times I have to go through it. And there's still the inquest to deal with...because Henry was under 18 there has to be an inquest and we still haven't got a date for that. It was supposed to be in June but was we are looking at sometime in November..maybe. It's a horrible thing to have lurking over your head..I only hope that some of my questions get answered and that no-one else has to go through the same horror as I did.

Well the coffee is calling and hopefully an afternoon of crafting will lift my spirit. It's definately a day for counting your blessings. I intend to do that while sipping my caffeine So until tomorrow..take care and happy crafting.

1 comment :

  1. Gorgeous card. I'm not surprised you got upset after what you've described you went through yesterday. I hope things are resolved sooner than you think they might be as it must be a truly difficult time for you, take care.