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

Monday, 12 January 2015

The Hidden Cottage

Todays card is a design team make for the wonderful team over at JB-Crafting Supplies. I have used the Thomas Kinkade paper pad from Joanna Sheen.The backing paper is from the Thomas Kinkade Triple cd rom, also brought to us by Joanna. I mounted the backing paper and the image onto some burgundy card. The greeting was also on the paper pad and some small decoupage. I have used some rub on and some small flowers to embellish.

What a wild night it was last night. In my younger days meant a night on the tiles,arriving home in the early Now a wild night involves lying in the bed, listening to the slates rattling, the rain and hail lasing the windows and realising that the power has gone off. When I got up this morning, the power was still off, so I was unable to fact I couldn't even see it was so dark. It finally came back on about 1p.m. and I've been playing catch up. All the cats cuddled up last night.. think they were a little bothered by all the noise and decided that by mother was the best place to be.

Today the weather is fine and I have to say..very quiet. The sun is actually trying to shine..which has been not the case for the past few weeks. Mind you the weather men have said snow for tomorrow...but we will have see. At the moment I'm thinking what to cook for dinner. I have settled on the thought of making a cheese, onion and mushroom quiche. It's so easy to make..I'll be feeling really idle Since Christmas I have discovered just how much I'm enjoying pottering around in the kitchen, music on and sad to say singing least it's only Reg and the cats that get to hear me. I'm planning this week to unpack the final crates this week. My other quest for the week is to pack all the christmas crafting stuff away. That alone will take me a whole day but it will be worth it in the end. I know that Sparkle will be glad that most of the glitter will be packed away until Pretty (Henrys friend) said he couldn't believe just how much glitter I there are so many varieties..fine, chunky, ultra fine, sequin,liquid, tinsel and that's before we begin with the frantage and of course I have it in all types and all colours.Ok I admit to having a little a woman never knows when she'll need that extra bit of sparkle.

Well the coffee is calling and then I've a couple of cards to make, which will allow me to concentrate on the kitchen later in the week. So until tomorrow..take care and happy crafting.

1 comment :

  1. Gorgeous card. I love reading your blog. I've found myself pottering and listening to the radio too. Sun shone here today but it was really cold. Happy Monday x