Saturday, 21 September 2019

Watch the birdies

The weather this week has been awesome.  A real Indian summer. I have been going up most day to the ponds in Beddington and feeding my sweet Dino babies (Egyptian geese). Apparently they don't migrate but obviously the males will most likely leave the brood soon. As soon as they see me they come walking up! Such an awesome sight.
Good morning Dinos!
They see my food for them. I buy the recommended RSPB swan/goose/duck food and they love it.

I have enjoyed some "me crafting"and made some makes with some new Lavinia stamps I recently bought. I take part in a monthly artist trading coin swap and decided to use the crow trio for this.
In their honour I made a set of crow (I don't have any Egyptian geese stamps, funny that!) coins.

I would like to enter my crow coins into the following challenges;

Lavinia world 1/3 anything goes
Papercraft challenges 2/3 no designer paper
Happy little stampers anything goes
Simon says Monday monochrome
C.R.A.F.T autumn weather
Cut it up 1/3 into the woods

I also made another set of 5 coins for Daisy, me and to put onto a couple of cards for Dotty's Teahouse, Carshalton, SM5 2AE where my cards are sold.

This time I used the darling Wallace family trio of hedgehogs. Here are 3 of the coins.
The last two I put onto cards. Below is one of the cards for sale.  Such cute hedgepig images.
I would like to enter my hedgehog card into the following challenges;

Penny Black and More 1/3 animals
Through the craft room door 2/3 anything goes
Crafty catz 1/3 anything goes/thank you

The weather forecast is telling us that tomorrow this gorgeous weather will break and autumn will arrive with some rain. I cannot complain, we brought the sunshine home from Rhodes and it has been such a bonus

Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely weekend,

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. What fabulous ATCoins - I love both the crows and the hedgehogs. Fabulous intense colours, and the autumn moon through the tree tops is magical. Lovely to see the enthusiastic welcome you get from the geese!
    Alison x

  2. Enjoyed your pics and what a fun idea for your cards and the music background. Thank you for the inspiration.

  3. Awe isn't it lovely that they come to meet you such a privilege to get that close to nature.
    I love your coins especially the little hedgehogs, they really are gorgeous!!!
    V x

  4. Beautiful hedgehog card and love your ATCoins they are fabulous, thanks for joining us Crafty Catz this week x

  5. It looks like you've made some new friends! I love your coins, especially the crow ones! The colors are perfect for Autumn. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  6. The hedgehogs are cute, but I especially like the crows. They remind me Halloween is just around the corner!

  7. Gorgeous collection of ATC coins. I love the hedgehogs best.
    Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Hugs Sheryl
    Cat Crazy Craft Corner {My Blog}

  8. Some more lovely creations Jane, many thanks for sharing with us at Penny Black and More 'Animals' challenge.

    B x

  9. Your Lavinia trading coins are just fabulous, Jane! Such rich, gorgeous colors, and fun stamped elements! So happy I saw your pretty card at Lavinia World Challenges >. Hope to see more of your creations in the future.
    {Creative Smiles - my little crafting world}

  10. Wow, these are all so fabulous!! I love how you've used the Lavinia stamps!! The designs and colors are gorgeous!! Thanks so much for playing along with the Lavinia World Challenge!!

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  11. these are gorgeous Jane, I especially love the interesting backgrounds. Thank you for sharing your ATCoins with us on the papercraft-challenges blog. Lisa xx

  12. Those coins are really cool! So much depth to each one.

    Thanks for playing with us at Cut it Up for our Into the Woods challenge!


  13. These cards are all fabulous!!! Love the pretty colors!! Thanks for joining us at Cut it Up challenge!
    Have a great day.

  14. Love your trading coins. So fun to trade. Thank you for crafting with us at Lavinia World. Vicki-DT

  15. Your trading coins are fabulous! Each of them are so pretty and unique. So glad you shared it with us for the Lavinia World Challenges #9. :-)

  16. Lovely card you made with the coin ;o))) I really like the coloured frame around it too! Thank you for joining our "No Designer Paper" challenge at Papercraft challenges! Have a wonderful week and happy crafting ;o) Maike

  17. Lovely Phots and great designed creations thank you for sharing them weith us at Craft this week

  18. Jane all of your creations with the Lavinia stamps are gorgeous! Love the scenes you created with the birds on the coins and the hedgies look adorable with all the beautiful backgrounds! Thanks so much for sharing these beauties with us at Lavinia World Challenges!!

  19. I love these coins, they are fab. Thank you for sharing with us at the CRAFT challenge this time.


  20. Your trading coins are lovely. Beautiful images and gorgeous rich and warm colours.
    Thank you so much for playing along with us at Lavinia World Challenges. We hope to see you again next time. Have a wonderful day.
    ♥ Lena ~ DT
    Lavinia World
    Lena’s Creations

  21. Very interesting design and beautifully made.
    Thank you for joining her to our challenge at HLS Watercolor.
    Bożena DT HLS

  22. Beautiful!!!
    These coins are so creative.
    Thank you for joining our challenge.

    -xiss- Renate.
    (DT Papercraft Challenges)

  23. Fabulous post and images. Great ideas. Thanks for playing along in the uniko challenge

  24. Hi Jane! Thanks for sharing this beautiful card in the Uniko gallery!

  25. Jane, on your card there are so many things to discover! the rolled up fern-leaves, the butterfly, ...
    Thank you so much for participating in the Uniko Challenge #55.

    Greetings from Wiebke (KomMa-designed) - Uniko-Brand Ambassador


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