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

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Bunny kisses

Todays card is a design team make for the wonderful team over at JB-Crafting Supplies. It features the new paper pad from Joanna Sheen. It uses the wonderful artwork of Margaret Tarrant. There is something really evocative and magical about these images. I have loved them for as long as I can remember.The backing paper is from the Docrafts Christmas Past cdrom. Equally you could use any christmas paper that you like...I have all Joanna Sheens cds and there are some fabulous christmas papers on them. I have mounted the image and the backing paper onto some dark green card. I used my dies to create the hanging mistletoe and the bunny border at the bottom. On the border I have added some tiny red jewels. I have used pearls to make the mistletoe berries and have added red jewels on the image corners, as well as a red bow. The image itself is decoupaged.

I'm sorry that I didn't blog yesterday but things just overwhelmed me and I needed to get my head together. Last night I crafted until late and that helped alot. There is something so relaxing about can lose yourself in the product and just concentrate on that. Since Henrys death I have good days and bad days...even though it has been months, I still feel sometimes that it's all a bad dream and that I'll wake up..and other times it hits me hard and I still can't believe it. I think it must be the same for everyone who has suffered a loss. But as always I will have to count my blessings and be grateful for all that I have.

The weather here is on and rain..rain and wind..sunshine. It's not the day to put your washing'd be running in and out all the time. As it is, it's the cats that are in and out like yoyos. Raven is still determined to become a handbag and is glued to my side. I can't even go to the loo without her coming

Well the coffee is calling and I really need one at the moment. I have decided to give up sugar in my brews and I can say that it's hard going. I have cut it down to 1 spoonful and I'm trying to get used to it..and then I'll give up altogether. I do like a challenge and this about as much of a challenge that I can handle at the So until tomorrow, take care and happy crafting

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