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, 6 January 2015


Todays card is a special order for a very special lady. As requested I have made an A4 size card. No matter how I tried to photograph it, I still had to photograph it twice so that I could share it with you.On the left hand side of the card I have made a fan using a board from the Glitter Girls. I can't remember what it's called but it's one of their boards that I use the most. It has 3 layers to it. I had some poppy peeloffs which I have painted using my H2O's and have cut them out and layered them up. I'm still playing withit and have yet to decide on jewels and bows..that may take me the rest of the afternoon once I get those boxes out. I'm also hoping to get a pile of cards ready for posting and you know what that means...the dreaded inserts. I think that one of my new year resolutions will have to be to spend a day doing a load of inserts ready for use. Everyone laughs at my hate of doing the inserts and I don't know why they have become my nemesis. It was perhaps that a few years ago I had an order and had to do 90 in one go..all the same one after the other..perhaps that's what sent me over the What part of cardmaking do you dread? And I have to laugh because it drives me insane if I have to send a card out without an insert..I personally think that they make such a difference to the project. Below is a picture of the right hand side of the card where I have made a floral edge using a different type of peeloff. Over the years peeloffs have received such a bad reputation..but they have improved so much that they are so very usefull to have in your stash.

It's a lot warmer in the village today, as you can tell by the noise of a chainsaw which is driving me to distraction. On and on it keeps droning..I'm getting to the point that I would like to go out and put that chainsaw where the sun doesn't shine. Some of the best days here in the village have been ruined by continuous chain sawing or building work. It does make me laugh though..people move to the village and you live with the noise of their building work for a year and then when it's someone else..they moan and moan about other peoples noise. I may moan but really I'm only With a lot of new people moving into the village it amazes me when they have made opinions about people without taking the time to get to know them. My Grandmother always told me that if you can't find anything nice to say..then don't say anything at all. There is a gentleman who has moved into the village who has said to one of my friends how strange I am.It made me laugh so. It was because I was out in the wheelchair with Reg and the cats and the fact that my hair was purple. Perhaps he thinks everyone should be He would get a greater shock if he saw me hair is green at the moment. I always promised Henry that I would grow old disgracefully..and my punk side has never really left I suppose it takes allsorts to make a world. And bless him..the gentleman in question doesn't know doubt when he does..his opinion will still be the same.

Well the coffee is calling and thank goodness I have some now. What a difference it makes. I'm seriously considering having it on a'm a whole new woman once the caffeine is in my system. So until tomorrow..take care and happy crafting

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