Sunday, December 10, 2017

Ribbons & Bows

Hello Everyone!

Today I'm sharing something a little brighter and shinier than my normal card. That's what's so fun about Christmas, you can whip out the spots and stripes, and throw glitter everywhere!! This card features some fun papers from Canvas Corp Brands.

For this card I used a heavier plastic mesh instead of the normal tulle. I took my heat gun and curled up all the edges for a fun effect. The snow is DecoArt SnowTex covered in Glamour Dust glitter. The flowers are Wild Orchid Crafts and everything else is from my stash.

So on Thursday I'm drinking my coffee and out of the corner of my eye, I see movement outside. I turn my head and to my surprise, it's snowing!!! I jumped up, ran to the closet and pulled out all my camera gear. It took two minutes, but it was already too late, the snow was done. lol. Oh well, it's a step in the right direction.

"Excuse me Miss, I heard a rumour that you're in charge around here. So why don't you do something about this rain already!" 
~Red Breasted Nuthatch~

"I agree with the Nuthatch lady, turn off the rain already!" 
~Miss Woodpecker~

"Holy dickens, is that avocado I see on the buffet! It must be my birthday or something" 

"I would like to thank the panel of judges, my friends and family, and of course, the peanut lady!" 

I would like you all to meet Dolly P. She is one of the babies that has taken up residence in my patio couch cushion. I named her after Dolly Parton because of her curly blonde highlighted tail. She is super tiny and I've been trying to help her gain a little weight with a special diet. See how big her feet look, that's how tiny she is! She is such a 'doll'!

"Don't just stand there, hand me a wipe! THERE'S CRUMBS ON MY ARM!" 
~The Cute Twin~

I was so excited to finally see some frost outside last week because I got a chance to play with my large macro lens again (remember the rice sized bug?). I can get much closer and get better detail with this lens, but it's much harder to use, so I'm very happy with my shot.

That's it for today. Thank you for stopping in and for all the amazing comments. If you have any questions or interesting tidbits about today's wildlife, please let me know.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Pion Design - Gingerbread Hugs

Hello Everyone!

Today I am sharing this soft neutral card featuring the Pion Design collection "Christmas Wishes". I just love all these vintage gingerbread images, so fun that I can almost smell the gingerbread cookies in the oven!

Pion products:

Christmas Wishes - Gingerbread Land PD9803
Christmas Wishes - Snowflakes PD9809
Christmas Wishes - 6x6 Gingerbread Land PD9903
Christmas Wishes - Borders PD9811
Christmas Wishes - Tags PD9812

This is my favourite time of year for the reeds around the lake. The are so big and fluffy and they look so soft and beautiful as they sway back and forth in the wind. This shot was taken early in the morning while it was still fairly dark out.

This is only the second time I've ever captured a White Breasted Nuthatch on camera! There's not many of them around here!

~Mr Cardinal~

"Oh crap! I'm gonna need a bigger mouth!" 

"I heard you coming, you know! You're not as quiet as you think you are!" 

"Yeah yeah, good morning human. Enough chit chat, is the buffet ready or not!" 

"Oh no, you did not just say that! I thought you said you brought veggies today instead of peanuts, but you're joking right!!" 
~Princess Tabitha~

That's it for today. Thank you for stopping in and for all the amazing comments. If you have any questions or interesting tidbits about today's wildlife, please let me know.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Joyeux Noel

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Back to Christmas today! I really can't get enough of these Lemoncraft papers sent to me by the very talented Lisa of A Mermaid's Crafts. These papers are from the "Christmas Carols" collection and you can purchase them at Lisa's Etsy shop here.

The flowers are Wild Orchid Crafts, the frame is made from a Martha Sterwart mold and hot glue and then painted white, the mini clothes pin is from Canvas Corp and everything else is from my stash.

This time of year is the best time for fog. I think a misty morning is one of my favourite things, and it makes for great photos because you can't see the row of houses behind the trees or the apartment building on the horizon! This shot was taken before the sun came up so it's not the best quality, but I just couldn't resist the spooky and yet ever so peaceful ambience.

A sweet little Sparrow trying to get a bit of sun. Can you see the one in the background? Busy morning!

"Yes, I know, I'm gorgeous. Its my best winter outfit and it still fits like a glove!" 
~Miss Starling~

"Thanks for the peanut human. Any chance you can do something about the rain!" 
~Mr Blue Jay~

"Aaaaaaa, you gave me a peanut, I posed for a picture... at this point I feel like you're just stalking me!" 

"OK, where are you hiding the good stuff, these pistachios are way tiny!" 
~Shelley Bee~

Does everyone remember wee Baby Charlie Brown? Well he's not a baby anymore and he's developed quite the attitude! He is very territorial and doesn't like any other squirrels approaching me and he'll chase them away, all the way down the tree. On one hand it's super cute that he wants all the attention and nuts, but on the other hand I feel I've raised a spoiled teenager! Lol

That's it for today. Thank you for stopping in and for all the amazing comments. If you have any questions or interesting tidbits about today's wildlife, please let me know.

Friday, December 1, 2017

Vintage Rose Cameo

Hello Everyone!

It's been too long since I pulled out my Prima paper pad "Tales of You and Me". I have to say, this collection is one of my favourites when I want to do something girly and vintage! All of those roses and shades of pink, what's not to love!

The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts, the silk ribbon is from Michael's Craft Store, the wood leaf flourishes are from Scrapiniec, the rose cameo is from The Funkie Junkie and everything else is from my stash. 

Loving my new laces and want to send out a huge thank you to Patty of Creating with Paper and Bows. She makes such beautiful shabby chic pieces and always uses the most gorgeous laces! She inspired me to invest some money in a stash of nice Venice laces, and I am so glad that I did. Thanks Patty!

Well I believe that's a wrap for autumn. There are a few leaves here and there desperately clinging to the trees, but a stiff wind will take those away leaving only a skeleton of a forest behind. This is the last of my autumn photos, lots of crafting for me until the white comes to visit. lol

"The message is simple: love and conserve our wildlife." 
~Steve Irwin~

"Thank gosh for evergreen trees because I look great in green!" 
~Mr Blue Jay~

"Yaaaaawnyawn. I'm sooooo tired from collecting peanuts all day! Exhausting work!" 

"You look like a perfectly lovely lady, but I think I'll stay up here just the same."
~a trail friend~

"I'm waiting, I'm waiting, I'm still waiting. Sooner or later she's gonna drop one of those nuts right?" 

You may remember seeing a couple of photos of Sweet Cheeks in my last few posts. She is new to the neighbourhood, but has quickly become a face I always look for. She's quite the little poser and she's always first in line for lunch. And how about those ears! Lol

Is it an alien planet?? Nope, it's a macro of some very cool miniature fungi growing on a fallen tree trunk. So colourful and amazing, love it!

That's it for today. Thank you for stopping in and for all the amazing comments. If you have any questions or interesting tidbits about today's wildlife, please let me know.