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, 2 January 2015

Happy New Year

Hello again everyone and a happy new year to you all. I hope that you all had a wonderful christmas and have not worn yourself out. For the first card of's a design team make for the wonderful team over at The Crafting Musketeers Challenge Blog. The theme is hats or valentines or even a mixture of both. I was so lucky to get to work with this digi image from the team over at Lacy Sunshine Digis. They have a wonderful selection of digis available for you to buy and are well worth a look. The Lacy Sunshine team are our sponsers for this challenge and have been kind enough to offer some digis as a prize, I do hope that you will come on over to the Crafting MusketeersBlog and join in the fun.

The card itself was a joy to make. I first coloured the image using my copics. There is nothing nicer than settling down to some colouring. I've loved it since I was a child and I still do now. I layered some blue mirri onto the card. I then added some pink pearlescent paper.I created a border using some more blue mirri and added some flowers and pearl jewels. I stamped a greeting and mounted that also on blue mirri.

It seems to me that christmas and new year went in a flash. I was so spoilt by my friends and had some amazing presents. My friend Dotty gave me a truly amazing witch on a broomstick for the ceiling collection. She has joined the others and is now flying around the ceiling light. She is called Rowena and is a witch from Pendle. Dotty also gave me a bag that is a furry black cat..I just love it and so do all the other cats. They keep cuddling up to it..I've put it on the bed to use as a nightdress case. Sprout now thinks that he has a new

I had 3 friends for christmas dinner and it was really nice.We had a traditional dinner with turkey and it was lovely..the only trouble was that the turkey ran out too soon.Most people I know moan that they end up with loads of turkey left over but it wasn't the case here. I could have done with another After all the cats had to have a little piece was their christmas too. We had a gammon as well and that also went really quickly.Christmas was so hard in a lot of ways..the most being it was my first without Henry. But thanks to all my friends that got me through and helped me to remember so many happy christmas memories of Henry. Even though he left us far too soon..I am really blessed that I had him in my life for 17 years and have so many happy memories and tales to tell.

Well the coffee is calling and I have lots of orders to least that keeps me quiet and busy. I wish you all a wonderful 2015 and hope that you will continue to join me on my crafting journey. So until tomorrow..take care and happy crafting.

1 comment :

  1. Lovely card, cute image. Nice to hear all about your christmas & glad you could enjoy it.

    I'm struggling to get back into cardmaking and have a couple of orders so I think I'll look on Pinterest for some ideas.