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

Monday, 27 October 2014

Christmas Cuddles

Todays card is a design team make for the wonderful team over at JB CraftingSupplies. It is made using a stamp from the Adorable range by Jayne Nestorenko. The set that I've used is called 'Loving'. I of course had to feature a stamp with a I have stamped and coloured the image with my copics. The greeting is from the stamp plate..there are 4 different greetings and 7 different stamps..I will try and do some more cards from it later in the week. No matter how old I get, I just adore colouring in...I loved it when I was little and still do. I always wanted lots of detail and I still do...even though I have to work with the picture virtually under my nose, as I can't see that's an age thing..I am due to the opticians some time soon..and I refuse to have bifocals..I don't want to look any more like my I already do. So I'm going to end up one of those women with glasses hanging on cords, changing them over at every opportunity.

It feels as if I'm living in Brigadoon today. The mountains have disappeared into the mist and the rain is sweeping across the valley. All my cats have decided not to venture out and I don't blame them. Reg is looking at me with disgust at the moment..I've had deliveries and there are boxes When I've finished writing today, my first job will be to put 500 cards and envelopes away..I have no idea where I have faith friend had sent me some cards and envelopes and I'd ordered some to cover the christmas cards to be made. The hardest thing in this house is to find somewhere to put stuff so that it's safe from the furry creatures. There seems to be nothing more exciting to a cat than a pile of clean card, a pile of clean washing or a box..and you know that if they can..they're going to be there. The other trouble I have is that I work in a a sort of recess and as I'm working , boxes of craft stuff will pile up round me and in front of me...and then I'll need to go to the loo or something..and I end up It's just when I'm on a roll I may use lots of different product and it ends up growing into a wall of plastic boxes. I have seen some fantastic craft rooms over the years..a place for everything and oh so tidy...but it never works for me. I can start with everything tidy and as I work the area just descends into madness. But I have to say that I'm a creative person and sometimes when everything is mojo flies out of the window. Well that's my excuse and I'm sticking to

Well the coffee and the cardstock is calling me. I have at least make Reg happy. So as you no doubt sit there in your amazingly tidy house..spare a thought for the cottage of chaos. I can see that caffeine is definitely going to be on drip feed this until tomorrow..take care and happy crafting.

No comments :

Post a Comment