Thursday, 22 June 2017

New life on the ponds

I really love my walks down to Dotty's. I take my new card creations to sell and it involves no transport costs and no air miles! Every season is so different at the ponds and over the last few weeks I have been watching all the nest sitting by the ducks and moorhens. Mr and Mrs Swan are nowhere to be seen but no doubt will be back at some point, with or without their brood.

I said good morning to Mr Heron...who was basking in the sunshine...

Last week I noticed that one of the coot nests was empty.

I then heard that family cheeping of a Mother coot keeping her brood close to her .....and I spotted these sweeties.

How cute they are with their little red heads. 

I also walked over to the other pond and found some slightly older chicks with their Mum swimming in the sunshine.

As I took some photos I spotted something in the rushes....Oh wow a Mummy Moorhen with her babies. They are much more shy that coots.

As I walked home I witnessed the newest family feeding their babies...

The weather has been just amazing and I find my walks make me appreciate life and enable me to recharge my batteries and find great peace with Mother Nature. I am blessed and Mother Nature has a good way of reminding me.

My card today is a baby card...for a Christening.. which I was commissioned to make.I sell a lot of baby cards in Dotty's . I used a Lili of the Valley Simply Print image. The lady asked me to just add an initial..something I have never been asked to do before..for the baby, who was called Florence. The papers are ancient from my stash and the sentiment is a hand stamped Lili of the Valley fave.

I would like to enter it into the following challenges.

The ribbon girl 1/3  use any image
Let's Craft and Create 1/3 girls girls girls
Noor summer
Deep Ocean die cuts, chipboards and/or punches
Try it on Tuesday 1/3 letters numbers or both I have the letter F on my card
Simon Says stamp Wednesday use patterned paper
Crafty Hazelnut patterned paper challenge June
Simon says work it Wednesday's 1/3 summer icons I think there is nothing more iconic in the  summer than a hammock, roses and bunting..all on 1 card!
Shopping our stash think pink

Thanks for stopping by today and for the kind comments you take the time to leave me. I was thrilled to see how much love there was for Billy's summer garden I shared in my last post and the monolith I made, thanks so much!  Enjoy the rest of your week.

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. What a cute card with the little fuzzy mouse in a hammock! Sweet! How nice Dotty's is near enough to walk to.. and you get to see nature in the bargain. Enjoy your summer! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  2. A wonderful peaceful place -
    your card is just oretty!
    Thank you for joining us at TioT's !
    Happy rest of your week!
    oxo Susi

  3. Hi, Jane! So happy to have cine across you at Shopping Our Stash-- thank you for sharing this adorable baby card... the initial is actually a really nice touch-- well done! I really enjoyed your notes and images of nature appreciation... going to follow you!

  4. Fabulous and very pretty card Jane...I like the 'initial' touch! Lovely photos of the live in a beautiful place!

  5. Its a beautiful Baby Card, which I'm sure will be treasured.
    Thank you for joining us at TioT's this time.

  6. What a wonderful Christening card! I loved seeing the photos of your walk! So pleased you joined us at Try It On Tuesday! Chrisx

  7. Awe...all those lovely little babies!!! :)
    I love heron's, fabulous birds...almost prehistoric looking.
    Such a sweet little card today, the initial is a lovely addition.
    Have fun my lovely,
    V x

  8. Beautiful place to walk and enjoy nature...always good for the soul. I saw a heron this week too when visiting my younger daughter...such a strange and stately bird standing so still and upright. Your card is very pretty...such a sweet design. Hope you have a wonderful weekend Jane.
    Helen xox

  9. Thanks for sharing your lovely photos and beautiful card. Hope you are having a wonderful holiday.
    Julie x

  10. WOW what beautiful pictures and such an adorable card all the gorgeous detailing and the F in pastel colors looks so pretty
    Dr Sonia

  11. Beautiful baby card awesome design thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash for the Think Pink challenge.

  12. Hello Dear Jane,

    Gorgeous card! So many details too!
    Thanks for sharing these beautiful pictures with us Jane!
    I always enjoy seeing your neck of the woods ;-)


  13. Adorable card! Such a sweet image! Love the coloring and design!

    Wonderful photos too!!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!



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