This time of the year there are not too many people around and we decided to walk along the river and finish off with afternoon tea. As we walked towards the river we noticed a short traffic jam and wondered what was the cause. We laughed when we saw it....a donkey. Yes it had decided to walk along the road towards some new grazing. In the New Forest ponies and donkeys roam free and have right of way.
The sun popped in and out the clouds and created some gorgeous colours. I was so glad I had my camera with me and happily snapped away.
The ground is very waterlogged but fortunately there is no evidence of any flooding.
The bare trees also created some wonderful silhouettes.
Daisy slept most of the time cuddled against her Daddy's chest in her baby carrier.
She is such a contented soul. Note that she has grown into Nana's knitted hat number 2 ;0
We didn't see any, but there are harvest mice in the hedgerows which are starting to burst into life.
So my card today just had to be one featuring some little critters who will be starting to emerge soon from the hedgerows. What better than a House Mouse stamp and plenty of sunny butterflies.
Here is that sweet image in close up which I coloured with Promarkers and highlighted with Prismacolor pencils. The butterflies are cut using lots of my scrap pieces of backing paper with my MS punch. I added a fun wooden chicken and some grass die cuts.The flowers are Prima with a pink sparkly brad in the centre. This cute card is finished off with some pink ribbon and a bow.
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges;
The House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge anything goes
PanPastel UK frame it/ anything goes
Gruffles and Guests Fit for Mum or special female
Bearly Mine one for the girls
Make it Monday linky party #181
Allsorts spring is coming
Sweet stampin cute
Crafty Catz anything goes
Fashionable stamping anything goes
Artistic inspiration Sparkle/anything goes
Deep Ocean just for a girl
As you like it favourite 3d item and why. I love adding flowers, both bought and home made to my cards and I also love using ribbon, I have used both on my card here. I love using them as they are quick and simple to use and add an instant 3d effect.
Natalie and Amy flowers
Emerald Faeries pretty in pink
Country View Crafts paper chase nearly everything on my card is made of paper..backing paper, stamping paper, butterflies make from paper and the flowers too.
Stamp and Create ready for spring
Penny Black and More so sweet
Stamping Sensations Pretty in pink
Pile it on soft/sweet or bold/bright
Whimsy stamps love is in the air
I would also just like to remind anyone who would like to join my giveaway that it closes this Friday 7 March at 4pm GMT. The original link is here Everyone is most welcome, you just need to pop on over and leave a comment.
The week has started off quite wet again but it was such a bonus to have sunshine at the weekend that I can forgive it for a little while.
Bye for now,