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, 9 June 2015

Welcome to a baby girl

Todays card has been an absolute joy to create. For the first time in ages, I had an order for a baby card. It was so much fun to make. The image and backing papers are from an old Joanna Sheen cdrom called Baby Love. The cd has been retired but I imagine that you would still be able to source it from ebay or somewhere similar.To make the card I began with some pink card and layered the two backing papers and then added a border. For the border, I punched two different patterns from some pink vellum. These I added to the reverse of a strip of pink card. I then added the image slightly off centre.I then created a corner effect with fabric roses, pink flowers and some diamante crystals. I also added leaves. The fabric roses were white ones which I coloured with my promarkers. The brief was that the customer wanted a very traditional British baby card.I looked at some vintage baby cards that I have collected over the years and came up with this design. The only thing that is different is that the spray of flowers is actually made with flowers and not just printed onto the card. I really enjoyed making this card and hope that it will become a keepsake for the new baby and her parents.

The sun is shining again today and I'm very happy sat here listening to the birdsong in one ear and some heavy metal in the have been a little bit of a All morning I have been cursing BT yet again. I had no connection for hours. My little yellow light was flashing away and didn't even both to turn blue at all for about 3 hours. And then it was flashing on and off. If they had been bigger would have looked as if I had been in the middle of a disco. I could of at least thrown a few John Travolta moves had the lights had been Mind you it would have been only from the waist legs are giving me a bit of grief lately...well more than usual. My hip has been giving me a lot of pain and has swollen up like a rugby ball. It's not a good look..but then I've no-one to see it..apart from the cats..which is probably just as

Sitting here looking out of the window is a source of absolute joy when the sun is shining. I can see the mountains and watch the seasons changing. Over past few weeks I was gazing at the bluebells making purple streaks across the mountain side and now just as they are fading, the hawthorn blossom has come out.In my front garden, my rowan tree is fully loaded with makes you wonder if that is the sign of a bad winter to come. In all my years here the rowan has never been so full of is weighing the whole top of the tree down. Virgo man has just visited with his dog Jack. He is quite a large dog but acts like a puppy bouncing around like a It amazes me with my cats..they look at Jack and are not bothered in the's as if they say.oh look another one of those

Well the coffee is calling and I think a good dose of caffeine is needed. I'm all ready to do some colouring and have to say quite looking forward to it. I have 4 images ready to do. I always seem to do it in stages..I do any skin first, then any hair and then finally I do any clothing. It's weird how you find your own routine to do anything. So until tomorrow..take care and happy crafting

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