Saturday, 1 November 2014

Let it snow!!

Hello my Friends, I can't believe I haven't shared anything for days!! Hope you are enjoying nice weather this weekend. It's still lovely here in Dorset, UK, if a little cooler than yesterday. 

I had a rather special visitor this morning and was incredibly lucky that he stayed put until I managed to grab my camera!! We have a family of Buzzards that waddle around the paddocks but they generally don't come this close, so imagine my delight when I spotted this splendid chap outside my kitchen window this morning as I was mopping!!

Anyhow, nature lesson over and the real reason I am here!! 

This is another of the fabulous "colour yourself" images from my Hobby House art book. I used my SN pencils to colour match him to my new and fabulous Doodlebug papers.

I made a centre stepper card for a change as the large image rather cried out to be centre stage. I used Glamour Dust  on the tree and a touch of faux stitching too for some interest.

I apologise for the rubbish photo and blame it entirely on the autumn watery light!!

I am taking my card to play at these fab challenges, which, as luck should have it are just right

Squirrel's World - It's Snowvember
Fab 'n' Funky #235 - Christmas
Natalie and Amy #26 - Stitch it
Moving Along With The Times - Winter is coming
Sweet Stampin' - Shaped cards

Thanks for dropping by and I promise I won't leave it too long next time xx


aussie aNNie said...

Sarah a beautiful card, love this colour combo my favourite for sure and your image is a cute one...great photo too.xxThe Journey is the Start

Patricia said...

Love, love, love, the sweet image so beautifully coloured and fantastic design of your card.
We have a family of buzzards in trees at the side of the house. Have not had any "visit" so close

Patricia x

brenda said...

Fab photo of the Buzzard Sarah, lucky to catch him. We have a family of Honey Buzzards and I am yet to get a shot of them close up. Isn't it wonderful living in the Country, I always think how lucky we are.

Such a pretty card today.

B x

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,love the image and fab

Laine said...

Fabulous image and detail Sarah. Such a wonderful colour palette. Love the Buzzare picture.

Unknown said...

So cute! Lovely image I like his little heart, gorgeous colours you've used!
Lucy x

Hazel said...

Sarah, you were lucky being able to photograph the buzzare? Great photo. Love your card too, with that image and your wonderful colouring. Hazel xx

Chrissy said...

I love the image Sarah and fabulous papers and colouring too and all the lush sparkly snow..gorgeous. I never knew a buzzard was so handsome..I've only seen them on TV.and they were not pretty at all..great photo.


Sue said...

WOW! Such a wonderful photo, thanks for sharing.
Your card is gorgeous, I love the cute image and beautiful colour scheme.
Sue xx

Jenny L said...

Hi Sarah,
my what a super photo of that bird.
Can't believe it stayed still for son long for you to photograph it.
Great stepper card, and fab image too.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Crafty Moone Cards said...

Wow great buzzard picture lucky were you that he stayed put.
Great card too. Sue x

Whisper said...

Oooo absolutely fabby image & devine DP's.

How lucky were you to get such a clear photo of a buzzard too, luv Sam x

susiestacey said...

How lucky you are to have the buzzards coming so close - we don't get them around he but we have had two new birds a week ago, l saw a Jay in the garden 3 days running and then one morning a heron helping itself to breakfast from my pond, needless to say it is now covered with net.
Gorgeous card, love the image and beautiful colours. x Susan x

Carol S. said...

Amazing photo. Super card and love the image. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Sue said...

Hi Sarah what a fab photo of the buzzard my youngest brother would be in heaven if that was flying round his back garden LOL ..have to ask how do you rate the SN pencils??? thinking of getting them ...card is fab love that purple and image is so cute ..lots of huggles Sue xxx

Squirrel x said...

Blimey, we just get fat pigeons! Super photo hun. Well done on being the first Snowy entry, you were quick off the mark - love your stepper card and the colours are gorgeous. Thanks for playing Snow-vember! Hugs xx

Lisa xx said...

Such a sweet card, I've not seen these art pads yet so I think a wee look is in order!

...and what a great photo too,!

Carole Pollard said...

Fabulous card the image is gorgeous must take a look at these pads they look so useful. Thanks for sharing the photo of the Buzzard its amazing you got such a great photo. Love and hugs Carole x

Kim said...

fab card and love the soft lilac colours. and a gorgeous photo of a stunning buzzard! he almost looks like he's posing for a photo!
Kim x

Annette said...

Wow, that's a great photo. How great to have him come up so close to the house. He looks like he was posing for your photo too. Handsome chap.

Your card is lovely too. I love the colours and I'm really glad you've joined in with the Snow-vember challenge. First off the mark too. Good luck honey.

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Love that card design and your alternative Christmas colours. Gorgeous. Thank you so much for joining in our Christmas challenge at Fab 'n' Funky. We look forward to seeing you again in future challenges. Hugs, Wends x Fab 'n' Funky DT

Karon said...

Beautiful card, love the colours and fabulous image. What an amazing photo too! TFS

Julieanne..aka pinkjools said...

Brilliant card....Sarah...Great image and the for your photo well done getting such a fab shot of him....Joolsx

MaryH said...

Always enjoy when you share some pictures of the beautiful place you live. This guy looks quite fierce. We have a hawk that comes to sit on our bird feeder shepherd's hook occasionally, and he looks a lot like this fella. Ours just acts as though he owns the roost, and will hang around for a few minutes. then we don't see him again for a while. Loved your card too. These folds always impress me, as I'm fold challenged! Loved the image and the pretty colors you've chosen. The banners & button trims were just delightful with this particular image. Well done, and I thought your photo was fine! TFS & for sharing the landscape too! Hugs

Pamellia said...

Fabulous step card Sarah! Love the purple and aqua together and that snowflake paper is a perfect fit for your snowman! hugs :)

Peanut said...

Beautiful! Fab colours and image, Sarah.
hugs, Asha

Jane Savage said...

Scrumptious card, Sarah! My fave colours!
Wonderful picture, David Attenborough would be proud! Bit disturbed by the reference to ‘mopping’ though; that’s quite enough of that kind of thing thank you!! :) xx

Heidi Brawley said...

Oh this is very Beautiful!!! Love the colors you used on here too!!!

Rebecca Bradshaw said...

What a fantastic photo! It must have been such a treat to see the buzzard so close. I love your card too - gorgeous image and colours!