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

Saturday, 6 February 2016

Gruffies and Guests...A Splash of Orange for Henry

Today's cards are design team makes for the wonderful team over at Gruffies and Guests. For me this is a very special challenge. The theme for the next month is A Splash of Orange for Henry. I was lucky enough to be able to sponsor this challenge and chose to do this in Henry's memory. As most of you know Henry passed two years ago and most of you have followed my journey on coming to terms with this and my continuing to create cards in his Memory. Henry loved the fact that I made cards, blogged and tried to share my love of all things creative with as many people as I can. I have been blessed that I have made many new friends on this journey. Why orange you may ask..well when Henry passed, at his funeral everyone wore something orange to honour his life, and even now friends buy me orange things to remember him. I can't say that things have got easier..they've just become different.Everyday is still about learning to live with my loss and the fact that he has left such a hole in my life, but I have learnt that counting my blessings every day has helped. My cats have also helped..I have to keep it all together to make sure that they are cared for...and I have to say that on days when I don't think I can smile..they make me laugh.

The rest of the team over at Gruffies and Guests have been so supportive in difficult times and have for this months challenge produced some amazing cards. I do hope that you will pop over to the blog and take a look. I can only hope that they realise just how much this challenge means to me and how much their work is appreciated.

I am offering a prize for this will be a £10 voucher to spend at Joanna Sheen's shop. There is so much to choose from and seeing that it was Joanna that first showed me the delight of all things House Mouse..I thought that it would be appropriate.

I'm so excited today with the challenge beginning and also I'm looking forward to my friend Dotty coming over. All the animals will be getting excited...they love her and she always ends up being covered in At the moment all the kittens are fast asleep..but it won't last for They caused absolute chaos during the night..all my earrings were hanging in a frame and now half have disappeared..all over the house no doubt. I was woken by the tinkling of the beads and 3 happy little

Well the coffee is calling and then I'll be waiting for my visitor. I hope that you all will have a wonderful weekend.So, until next time..take care and happy crafting.

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