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, 27 June 2016

JB-Crafting Supplies...The First Christmas Card

Todays card is a design team make for the wonderful JB-Crafting Supplies. Before my friend Sunshine starts on at me..yes I know it's still June but all the craft channels have been featuring Christmas products and once I got the idea for this card into my head...I just had to make it to shut myself The card features a stamp from Hobby Art and backgrounds created with my Lyra watercolours. For all details about this card please pop over to the JB-Crafting Supplies blog. As always..should you have any crafting needs or wants..please pop over to JB-Crafting Supplies and speak to Julie. I think that it's really important that we as crafters support local businesses..if we don't then there will be no local craft shops and the huge impersonal superstores that really don't care will win. I personally love being able to speak to Julie, knowing that she is both a crafter and sewing guru, makes asking questions so much easier. All too many times the huge chains have no interest apart from how much money they can make...and most of the people that work there just want to get the day over with and have no interest in crafting themselves.

The sun is shining here in the mountains today. All the cats are outside apart from Nosey who is asleep on the couch. Last night I could not stop laughing..I had the new carpet for the parlour arrive..all rolled up and the cats immediately thought that they had been bought a huge scratching post. My friend the PA put some cushions by it to try and stop them but all to no Milky flung herself at the roll of carpet and looked for all the world as if she had been splatted at it. Her front and back legs were all stretched out to the sides and she was trying her hardest to hang on as well as have a scratch. I just couldn't stop laughing. Finally she decided to sit on top of the roll and I left her to it. The cats are in for more fun in a couple of weeks when all the flooring for downstairs arrives. I won't know myself soon..with new carpet and lino downstairs and new carpet with underlay up in the parlour. I've told the cats they had better behave or they will find themselves wearing

Well the coffee is calling and I have a visitor coming later..I hope that they don't mind being surrounded by carpet and So until tomorrow..take care and happy crafting.

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  1. Gorgeous card-love it!

    We've had torrential rain her, stopped briefly & now it's started again.