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, 20 January 2015

Pink Roses

Todays card is another type that I don't usually do but I thought that I would share it with you. It's a card made with one of the many fabulous card kits out there. I am thinking that this a hunky dory kit but please don't hold me to that. I know that hunky dory do fabulous co-ordinating kits and the quality is outstanding. I don't normally buy kits but occasionally I see one that takes my eye and will sit with my stash until I need a quick card. This was the case with this card kit. I loved the roses and butterflies and thought that this would be a perfect addition to my stash. The only embellishments that I've added is some card candy and a ribbon.

I can tell you that I'm amazed that I made it so far today. The fact that I'm not a quivering wreck hiding under the duvet is an amazing fact even for me. It began badly as I got up and continued to be a nightmare for over an hour. As most of you know, one of my cats has brain damage and has made her home in a cat pen where she rules the roost over her chosen partner Icabod. I'm talking of course of Twinkle. She doesn't mix with the other animals because if she can she attacks them. Icabod though , loves her and her quirky little ways. These quirky little ways usually involve her claws and teeth,....but I do have to say that she adores Icabod (as long as he does as he's told!) Well this morning she got out. She hates me cleaning her pen and will try and hang onto it at all costs. I usually get bitten or at least scratched but it's all part of loving her. But today she shot out of the pen, lapping the walls about halfway up as she went. There ornaments flying, the dog trying to hide and Jeffrey...who was the only other cat in here...trying to stay away from her. And goodness me she is quick. After trying for an age to catch her, she finally just walked back to her pen as if nothing was the matter. As I shut the pen door I turned round to an absolute disaster area. Promarkers, Copics, watercolour pencils, glitter card and cards were scattered everywhere. By the time I had picked everything up and managed to get to my chair my legs were killing me and are now refusing to move. Jeff and Reg are collapsed in the dog basket and Icabod is looking at me as much to say what happened there. Madam Twinkle is fast asleep, looking as if butter wouldn't melt. Personally I'm still ready for a lie And all this before 11a.m.

This chaos was followed by a tesco delivery, where all the cats discovered that new cat biscuits had arrived and were not for leaving sight of the biscuits. I got the shopping put away and more importantly the biscuits into the bowl. And I have to say that it's so cold today. Still no proper snow but even now it's got to be below freezing. The cats with sense have all disappeared into their own special places. Milky is determined to sit on me between me and the computer which makes typing rather a pain in the neck

Well the coffee is calling and it may even turn into a day for the long johns,,,lol  So until tomorrow take care and happy crafting.

1 comment :

  1. Lovely cards the last few days.

    Goodness-what a drama with the cats today. Hope everything is ok & you are feeling a bit better. Very cold here but no snow luckily.