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 March 2015

JB-Crafting Supplies..featuring Joanna Sheens 'Hollypond Hill'

Todays card is a design team make for the fabulous team over at JB-Crafting Supplies. The card features the artwork of Susan Wheeler on the Hollypond Hill cdrom. This has got to be one of my favourite cdroms because of the amount of simply beautiful backing papers it contains. As you know, I do love the rabbits and there are so many cute images.For todays card I picked to do this one which doesn't feature the bunnies but is just a pretty card. I am thinking that I may use this as my Easter card this year.All I have done for this card is to simply mount the backing paper and the image onto some pink card. Bearing this in mind, it would make the perfect card to use as an Easter card because you could make a few of the same without too much effort. The image is just so detailed it provides a perfect focal point.

The weather here today is, I have to say, horrible. It's raining and the wind is continuing to howl it's way around the valley. It sounds like a train as it circles the valley, round and round. I've spoken to people over the weekend and they have had lovely weather...managing to get their washing out and have a sit in the outside. If you wanted to have a sit down outside here...the chances are is that you'd need a waterproof padded coat and you'd have to be tied down, to save you blowing For the past few weeks there has been a happening every night. As I've lay in bed, I've heard something land on the roof. It's always between 11.45 and 12 midnight. The other night I managed to hear the flapping of wings. Well it seems that it is an owl..and as you know that is the symbol of Henrys Memorial Fund. Fanciful as it may seem, I like to think that Henry has sent me an owl. He often spoke of the barn owl that sat on my back garden wall..perhaps it is that one that is now landing on my roof.

It's been all change here in the parlour today. We now have an armchair.It's looks good and of course..the first thing to sit on it was a cat...Jeffrey to be precise.At the moment the couch if full of crafting goodies which are waiting to be sorted..I aim to sort them later.

Well the coffee is calling and Sparkle has arrived. It's going to be shepherds pie for dinner tonight and I'm looking forward to an easy time making it. Last time that I made a spot the meat dinner, I froze two lots of the mixture, so tonight all I have to do is mash some potatoes and put the whole thing to cook. Easy dinner to my way of thinking. I may even make a pudding if I'm feeling  So until tomorrow...take care and happy crafting.

1 comment :

  1. Todays card is gorgeous-perfect as an Easter card.

    I think the Owl arriving is a sign-a good one.

    Weather here in Southport has been awful, heavy rain, very windy & bitterly cold. I dropped my car off for a service & MOT then walked round Southport town centre for some non-food shopping but was so cold + wet that I gave up and got the bus home. Decided to make the most of my day off so have been crafting. Tea is in the oven-Gammon & I'll have egg + beans with it.