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

Friday, 5 December 2014


Todays card is a design team make for the great team over at Jiggery Makery. Let me introduce you to Cindy. I just love this digital design and can imagine using her on lots of cards and not just christmas. If you get the chance please pop over to the Jiggery Makery blog and take a look at the fabulous makes created by my team mates. I wanted to make a funny card that I could send to a friend. I printed Cindy onto some white card and coloured her with my watercolour pencils. I loved colouring the's just the sort of thing I love to do. I created the background on the card by first using a piece of backing paper that looked like a snowing sky. I then used a torn piece of paper to give the illusion of snow. I then added some glitter to the snow in the sky and to the snowy background. It is a crystal glitter ut when I took the photo, it has picked up the pink shimmer. It is the same with the large snowflakes..they are white but they do have a beige/pink glimmer..and the camera has again picked up the pink. And I have to say I like it. One of the reasons that I love the Jiggery Makery girls is their versatility. You have the opportunity to make a serious card or one that's a little sexy or saucy. After all you are making the card and with these great images you can take your own pick of which way you take the card.

It's still very cold here. The sun is shining but we aren't far from freezing. All of my cats are still in today. They are in the process of eating me out of house and home. If you saw the tummies that they all'd think that they would be fine for a As I was making dinner last night, they all sat in the kitchen telling me how hungry they were. Such lies. I had to ask my friend the grump to get me some more today. I know that calling someone the grump but if you knew my friend you would I always call him the grump because, as I tell him, he's not happy unless he's moaning. And whatever you do for him..he will find some way of moaning. But underneath the gruff and grumpy exterior there lurks a great friend. And I always work on the theory that it takes all sorts to make a

Well the coffee is calling and I definitely need a caffeine hit. I'm feeling so tired. I had a really bad night last night and feel as if I could fall asleep on a This weekend I have to get all my parcels ready for posting off next week. Lots and lots to do..but I'm sure a large cup of coffee will help the cause. So until tomorrow..take care and happy crafting

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