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, 9 October 2014

Bunny cuddles

Todays card is yet another using this fabulous paperpad from Joanna Sheen. Featuring the art woek of Margaret Tarrant is one of my all time favourite things from Joanna. Magical and cute ...cute without being sickly..what more could a woman want. As I'm sure you know by now I seem to have developed a love for The backing paper that I've used is from the Docrafts Christmas Past triple cdrom. I think that this may become a favourite as well. I love the muted colours that seem to go so well with vintage images. I have mounted the image and the backing paper onto some old gold card. I have embellished with gold mirri swirls,holly leaves and mistletoe die cuts. If you ever want to know the maker of a particular die..just get in touch and I'll be more than happy to tell you. I can remember when I bought my first ever die..and now I have quite a collection. There are so many different ones out there..sometimes I have to take a step back and think how many times I would actually use it. I now know what would fit in with the sort of cards I make. My biggest problem is always I want to ensure that every craft item I buy will actually work hard for me. I know that I don't do really modern cards so I don't go down that route. But really there are so many different types of die out there..just follow your heart.

Last night was just unbelievable. We had just had dinner..thank goodness..and all the power went off. And I can tell you that here in the mountains when there is no electric it is black. We sat for a while hoping that it would come back but to no avail. We lit a candle lantern. In this house it's always better to have the candle behind glass so there are no singed My cats really can't resist smelling lit candles and when they do there's always a smell of burning fur. The candle that we lit was nothing in comparison with the flashes of lightening that kept coming. They lit the whole sky, one after another. And the thunder seemed to roll round the valley walls. I'm lucky that none of it bothers my animals..probably because nothing is as loud as So I ended up being in bed by 9.30. But I am lucky that I have a battery I was able to read my book. And of course I had lots of company as the cats just followed the light. So we were all very cosy listening to the rain hammering and the thunder and lightening going on for hours. Thankfully this morning..the electric supply had been restored.

Well the coffee is calling and I've got to catch up on all the work I couldn't do in the I've a lot of colouring to do. I hope the weather has been kind to you all.So until tomorrow..take care and happy crafting.`

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