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, 9 February 2015

JB-Crafting Supplies...Fairies and butterflies

Todays card is a design team make for the great team over at JB-Crafting Supplies. It features both a stamp sheet from Joanna Sheen and a paper pad. The stamp sheet is from the Enchanted Forest range by Joanna Sheen. The stamp sheet used is called Magical Day. The paper pad used is Perfect Prints...Blue Dawn. I have mounted the paper onto some blue card and have created a small border using the same. I coloured my stamped images with my promarkers and cut them out. I then added one of my favourite sayings and some butterflies. It would be a great card to send to someone who was having a bit of a rough time...just to hopefully cheer them up.

I was thinking last night what I was going to talk about today and then something came on the news that just left me with my mouth open, wondering what the world was coming to. It seems that there has been a health warning put onto daffodils because people have been poisoned by eating them. I just couldn't believe it. Things must have changed so much since I was little...even when I was 6 years old I could have told you what a daffodil flower bud looked like. People have often said that life is now run by a nanny state..well to my mind when grown people don't know what a daffodil looks like..perhaps they do need a nanny. Just what is the world coming to. When I was growing up I was taught to cook and to make the best meals I could using cheaper ingredients. It has stood me in good stead but daily I'm surprised by the number of people that rely on ready meals and take aways. To me a takeaway is something of a real treat...admittedly it's nearly a 30 mile round trip to a chinese but it's always been a treat.It seems that wherever I've's out in the wilds..away from shops, cinemas and the like. I enjoy cooking and finding bargains...mind you with the cost of everything these days it's a good job. My friend the pa and I have great fun searching out bargains..last week she brought me some potatoes that had been reduced to 5p a bag. Now that's what I call a bargain. There was nothing wrong with them and in fact I still have a bag left..and will use them this week.

Tonight I'm cooking for dinner some fried rice..peas,sweetcorn, mushrooms, onion included. It will like having a chinese without the cost. Tomorrow is going to be a cheese and onion quiche. I always make a meal planner of some sort..with ideas for different days,using what is in the fridge or freezer. It always make me laugh when I'm cooking the audience of little furry bodies that are sat in a line watching my every move..ever hopeful that I'll drop the Talking of little furry things..tomorrow I shall be introducing you to Merlin..Dotties new puppy..just wait and see how cute he is.

Well the coffee is calling and so is the work...but as always caffeine is needed first. I hope that you all had a great weekend. I really enjoyed crafting least it took my mind off the I have lots to do this week..I hope to get all my upcoming orders sorted so that I can have a few days in the kitchen, putting some more stuff away..but really that depends on how cold it is. Anyway until tomorrow..take care and happy crafting

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