Saturday, 12 April 2014

Spring at Mallows

Hello peeps just popped by to share a bit of spring time colour with you.

Firstly a pair of cheeky devils that have been frequent visitors to my garden, of late.

First of all this Woody,

.....I'm sure the little sparrow is telling him to get a move on and share nicely!!


...this  little tinker  is a bit partial to my grape hyacinths, his parents devoured my crocuses previously and have obviously taught him well!!

 N.B. I have, apparently, stolen credit from my wonderfully gifted and talented Son (his words, not mine!!) who took this photograph!!!

And here is my colourful card!!

A simple affair really, I used my majestic labels die to cut the background and the corresponding blank for my stamp (coloured with Promarkers). The adorable little ladybird is a die cut creation.

I am joining in with these challenges

Sweet Stampin' - flowers
Allsorts #254 - Spring Blossoms
Papertake Weekly - Spring has sprung
Craft Your Passion #208 - No designer papers

Enjoy the rest of the weekend whatever you are up to!! xx


Laine said...

Stunning pictures Sarah. We are also having visitors to the garden. All of the bird variety. They are fabulous to watch. A lovely spring like creation. Lifts the spirits.

Michelle said...

Gorgeous pictures Sarah. Woody and Tinker are lovely. Its definitely gorgeous where you live. I love your card. Definitely a spring feel to it and the majestic die looks amazing. Michelle x

Kelly Lloyd said...

Oh it's lovely seeing wildlife coming into your garden
Your card is beautiful Sarah
Hugs Kelly

Anonymous said...

Such a sunny,cheerful card.So beautifully Springlike.Love your pics of your visitors,Sarah.Hope you can forgive the bunny - he's cute.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week :D
Lisa x

Sue said...

Such lovely photos, thanks for sharing. I do love this time of year.
Your card is gorgeous. I love the image and wonderful die cut frame.
Sue xx

Rebecca Bradshaw said...

Beautiful bright creation. I love the little ladybird - so cute!

Sue said...

Aww thanks for sharing your pics Sarah..we have lots of visitors to our garden because we have a lot of countryside around us..I just wish someone would tell the birds that it's bedtime when I can hear their wonderful singing at 2am in the morning!! LOL Your card is gorgeous lovely bright that die and image! huggles Sue xxx

Annette said...

Fab card, and lovely pics of the wildlife in your patch. Hope that bunny doesn't eat all your flowers.

susiestacey said...

Lovely card Sarah and great pics too. Love this time of year when everything springs back to life. I have had the Hellebore in for about 6 years now and it gets better every year and had made lots of new little plants - l bought a new one this week - a dark pink one ;) x Susan x

Unknown said...

That's one gorgeous card Sarah! And the photos are fab as well, obviously your son is quite right about being wonderful and talented (it's also the sort of thing that my 6 year old says about herself!!!! ;-) ).

Hope you are having a good weekend,

Hazel said...

A beautifull card, very spring like and your photos are fab, I love watching our woody at the feeder. Hazel xx

Helena (Gvendalen) said...

Beautiful photos and beautiful card. I love design and details. Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion Challenges. hugs, Helena

brenda said...

Your creation is lovely Sarahand just perfect for my Blossoms and Blooms theme, thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us at Allsorts challenge.

B x
I have a Grand Calibur to be won here

Squirrel x said...

Such a pretty card hun, love the flowers. And great photos, I am rather partial to a cute wild bunny. Nice with dumplings. I'm JOKING! Love wee bunbuns. Xx

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Sarah! What a wonderful blog! (I am your newest follower). thank you for sharing how to use the majestic dies like this - a great frame! (I just bought this set last week and they have not been utilized yet). Pretty flowers! Those bunnies do lots of damage. We lost our entire Fall and Winter garden to them. My husband has "bunny-proofed" the garden now, and the spring garden is looking great! Thanks for visiting my blog yesterday. hugs, de {Creative Smiles}

Chris said...

A lovely, bright flowery card! Fab design.
Your photos are gorgeous! How lucky for you to have such a gifted and talented son!!!:)
Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

Wishcraft said...

Lovely card, love the little ladybird... Great photos too :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Liz McGuire, said...

Hi, gorgeous card, sweet little ladybird is the perfect finishing touch. Cool pics too,

Liz x

Unknown said...

Morning Sarah wow lucky you having beautiful creatures visit your garden :) Gorgeous card the spellies die looks amazing with the beautiful stamp, have a great day xxx

Peanut said...

The weather has been quite good here too. Hopefully spring is here to stay for a while. The card really captures the seasonal mood. LOVE the flowers and bright colours. Have a great week, Sarah.
hugs, Asha

Inkypinkydelights said...

This is lovely! Thanks for sharing at Sweet Stampin and good luck with the Challenge. Judy x DT said...

Sarah love the photo's and your card is wonderful, love the bright colours and the flowers are gorgeous. Love Alison xxx

MaryH said...

Oh I did enjoy the pictures you shared of the lovely countryside. Thanks for sharing those. The card is beautiful too, with the spring posies and that gorgeous S/Binder. Made a perfect frame for the flowers and the cutie ladybug perched on the bottom. Hugs

susiestacey said...

Hi Sarah back to revisit this lovely card to add to my previous comment...
Thank you for sharing with Allsorts 'Spring Blossoms' challenge and good luck x Susan x

Tracy said...

Fab creation, thanks for joining Allsorts challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Sammy said...

Playing catch-up still here! Lovely card. LOVE the sunflowers! The orange is just gorgeous too (one of my favourite colours, in fact!)
With DT cap on: Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week. Sammy-x