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

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Rosy Memories

Todays card is a merging of two fantastic crafting cdroms....Decoupage Delights.Fancy.Floral  and Joanna Sheens Fashion Boutique. As most of you know I have a bit of a thing for vintage images. On the Joanna Sheen cd there is a wonderful collection of vintage photographs that I have used on many different cards in many different ways . When I first saw the cd from Decoupage Delights I knew that this was the sort of frame that would work well. But first let me tell you about the Fancy Floralcdrom. I was blown away with the amount of decoupage and variety on this cd. There's a number of the frame style similar to what I've used here but that is only a small part of the range. I have made a different selection of cards which I will share with you over the next few days. I have to say I had forgotten just how much I love old fashioned decoupage..there is something so relaxing about sitting cutting.The piece of decoupage that I've done for this card has about 5 layers. I would recommend having a look at Decoupage Delights..they have a facebook page. There are 3 cds available at the moment and there is a wildlife cd coming out in November. Any day now I will be working with their vintage christmas cd, so you will get chance to view some of the images then.

Well did you hold your breath? The council, as I type are fixing the path and gateway. I am so happy. I won't even think how Long I've been waiting. For years I have suffered with my path flooding due to the bad job that they did of the pavement in the first place. Then to add to my misery, when they resurfaced the pavement a little while ago, they managed to leave a lip between the pavement and my path. And as I told you before I caught my foot on this lip and me, Reg and the wheelchair went flying. So after this happened I started to nag and finally today they have arrived and are working on it. They have put a grid along the length of my path end which will hopefully catch the water and send it to the drain.Also they seem to have got rid of the lip and now it looks as if it is all flat. What the council seem to be ignoring is that if they had paid attention when they were laying the new pavement and had not directed the water around the drain..had actually realised that the water should be able to flow into the drain..then all of this would not have to have been done. What can you say. And no one at the council could see that if they were going to drop the kerb for me as well, then it would make more sense to do it at the same time as this..thus saving a patchwork of the pavement but no. It will be another day, another team...and no doubt another blog'm still waiting for the streetlight boys to get back to me..I will have to chase that later.

Well the coffee is calling and I have cards to make. So until tomorrow..take care and happy crafting.

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