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

Sunday, 4 January 2015

The Dove Cote

Todays card holds the secret of my first exciting news of 2015. Right at the end of 2014 I was so pleased to accept the first place on a new design team.In the next few weeks I will be sharing designs for the new design team of Decoupage Delights. I have their cds and have always loved vintage designs as most of you will know, so I'm really looking forward to working on this team. I have been so lucky on my crafting journey, being able to work with some extremely talented people,,I have seen some creations that have taken my breath away.

The card for today is a complete card design from the Floral Delights cdrom by Decoupage Delights.Every thing prints out and you can decoupage it as much as you like. The good thing is that you can alter the layers depending on whether you want to post it or not. So many times these days you have to be aware of the postage that you want to pay. I love this card because of the pansies. My Grandmother was a great fan of pansies and always grew them in her flower garden. At different times of the year I can remember her waiting for the first snowdrops,..smiling when the daffodils came out..gently touching the petals on the pansies and loving the colours on the sweetpeas. So many memories are involved with different flowers. Henry always bought me one of the first bluebells and every year I can sit in my chair and watch the mountains turn that blue purple as the bluebells come into bloom. I have a rosebush in my garden that continues to thrive despite me not knowing what to do with it. It has bloomed every year for the past 25 has a lovely shade of pink and I get to see it every year from my window. There is also a buddlia which was only a few inches high when I planted it and it is now over 10 foot high. Such small pleasures that touch our lives.

It's very cold here again..I've moved on to my thicker socks and if it continues, I may have to break out the long johns. I have my legs wrapped in a blanket..with a cat sat on them of course. It's Raven who is always sat on my legs. To tell the truth she really is my shadow. When I'm sat down, she's on my legs...when I'm in bed she's by my side and when I'm in the kitchen she's with me there. She is so funny and is another of my chatty cats. She barks at birds..a strange noise all of her own and has an absolute passion for crisps and wotsits.In fact she can eat wotsits quicker than I Raven is the sister to Milky and Tankie..yet their personalities are so different. Raven is now top cat in the pecking order. Any sign of a disagreement within the tribe and she is the one to sort it out.

Well the coffee is calling and I'm still working away at top speed. I managed to get 10 cards nearly finished yesterday but am in dire need of more glue. I should own a factory with the amount I go So until tomorrow..take care and happy crafting

1 comment :

  1. Gorgeous card Genny. Love the dovecote and flowers. My favourite flowers are bluebells and they do make a glorious carpet in the woods here. Kay x