Sunday, 29 May 2011

Wild life around Langney

There is a footpath which goes around the pond at Langney.  Every year a pair of swans come and nest and have their babies on the pond.  They used to build their nest right in the middle of the pond but over the last two years they have built their nest right next to the footpath.  The footpath is quite busy as it is the direct link to the shops, to the school and for dog walkers.  I walked up to the shops a couple of weeks ago and this is what I saw:

The wire fence is all that separates the swans from the footpath and they don't seem to bother at all!

Last week I walked round the pond and the cygnets were out and about with mum.


Dad was obviously feeling a bit left out as he kept chasing the ducks and their babies - he really had got out of bed on the wrong side - well actually he couldn't have cos of the fence, but lets not quibble!!

Mum and babies just sailed serenely away with not a care in the world.

They've all gone now - perhaps its was something I said!

Then blow me down.  Friday evening I glanced out of my kitchen window and look what was walking around my hammock!

We haven't had hedgehogs for years so I was very pleased to see this one.  He didn't seem at all bothered that I was there and it was still daylight.  He let me get quite close to him as you can see.

He popped back again last night but I haven't seen him yet today.

Aren't we so lucky to have nature right on our doorstep? x

2nd Mother's Day

One of the few advantages of having part of your family living abroad is that you get Mother's Day twice!  In Australia Mother's Day is 8 May so my son always celebrates it then as he lives in Australia.

This is what greeted me when I answered the door on Saturday 7 May - what a lovely surprise!

Aren't they beautiful?  So I took some more photos of them as they die so quickly.  I shall bore you with some more pictures, but hopefully I shall scrap some of them too.

Last one but they really were so gorgeous.

Thank you and I hope I didn't bore you too much. x

Thank you cards for Scrapology

Mornin' all
Here are my entries for the Scrapology card challenge which was for a Thank you card.  I made the first one at the beginning of the month then forgot and made a second one yesterday!  Hey ho.

This one was made from a topper I found in my scrap box together with some cute buttons and bows.  The card was a variation on an easel card which I think I found on a Cute Companions CD.  Apologies if I'm wrong - anyway it wasn't my original idea!!

My second card uses the free Nitwit papers from Simply Homemade magazine and a favourite image of mine from the Double Sprinkles Kraft CD which I have coloured using Promarkers.  The pink flower I made using single petals from my flower box and a button.  The Thank you button is using a stamp from Woodware.  I finished it off with Craftwork Cards Card Candy, a little bow and brad button.

Just realised the first card doesn't meet the criteria for the Scrapology card challenge - I knew there was a reason why I had to do another one!!!  The one below is the one for the Challenge.  Sorry - what a numpty!!

Thank you for looking. x

Saturday, 28 May 2011

Catch up time

Hello I can't believe I haven't blogged for the whole of May!  And I've been busy.  Well I shall bore you all now with a blog every hour or so!!  No perhaps not every hour but there is such a lot of catch up to do.

First of all a card I made for my friend's mum whose birthday was the same day as the Royal Wedding.  I used my Polka Doodles Stamp Doodles and built up the picture and then coloured in with water colours and put Glossy Accents on the house and glittered the dandelion heads.  The frame was made using Marianne die and the paper was from my stash.

Sandie had very kindly invited me to hers for the Royal Wedding with her mother, sister, daughter and grand-daughter as she didn't want me to be on my own!  How nice was that?  She had decorated the house both inside and out. 

Look at the make believe road set Sandie got from the Early Learning Centre - Holly put every single toy she could find along the road to cheer the happy couple in their carriage.  Don't ask why the diver was in the middle - we never did find out!

Right, that's my first bit of news and pictures.  Believe me there's lots more.  Thank you for looking. x