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, 10 November 2014

It's a dogs christmas

Todays card is the christmas card to the birthday card that I posted yesterday. It is for the same lady and features as yestereday, a wire haired dachshund. I found this lovely picture in my stash and decided to turn it into a christmas bauble. The backing paper, although very pale has blue snowflakes on it. I then die cut the baubles to go on either side and also die cut some silver and white poinsettias. The main focus is of course her favourite type of dog. I do seem to be having a bit of a thing for blue, white and silver this

It's quite cold here in the mountains today..I think that we will having a frost tonight. I do hope so..I think that it always looks so magical. When I was little I was convinced that we were visited by Jack Frost and that he danced his way around touching everything with his magical frosty fingers. To me it always looks as if the whole world has been glittered...and you know just how much I love that. I have a huge amount of glittering to do in readiness for making cards..probably Thursday. As most of you know I am due a happy visit from social services on I need something to look forward to..hence the glittering on They are coming to make sure that I'm no nearer to throwing myself off a mountain and that I've cleaned my doorframes. You have to laugh. I'm taking bets whether they notice all the work that has been done..all the painting..all the work in the kitchen and all the clean doorframes. Because they don't like animals, they don't have any idea just how hard it is to paint all the woodwork with white gloss when you are being helped by a number of cats who are determined to paint with their tails. Hence the fact that most of my cats have a skunk look about

Well the coffee is calling and then I shall be stroking my new worktop. Tomorrow I shall be starting to unpack the kitchen after it's months of hibernation. I cannot even remember what half of it is...but I'm very excited. I will tell you all about it tomorrow. So until then..take care and happy crafting.

1 comment :

  1. WOW! Great card - love the doggy in the middle. Loving the colour combo too. I hope everything goes ok with your visitors on Wednesday. Can't wait for an update on your kitchen.
    Bev xx