Thursday, 24 August 2017

AYLI Feathers or fur?

Hello crafty friends Hope you are well and looking forward to the weekend. Before that though it's challenge time at

Yes, it really has been two weeks!! This time the theme is

Feathers or Fur?

It has to be fur for me, I love the soft silky fur of our sprollies, the downy fur of Mo the yard cat and the smell of Surprise is intoxicating (strange but true!!). We have had hens in the past and Declan had a sweet budgie called Paddy,  who stayed with us when he left home but sadly you can't cuddle a bird!!

Anyway, here is my card featuring a furry fox!!

The image was part of a prize from Just Me and I had a lovely time browsing the images there. Do take a look if you have a spare moment. I coloured him with my Promarkers and used some Doodlebug paper that were perfect in colour. I used a tiny scallop edged die on the black mat under Mr Fox and I was pleased to find a wooden button in the exact same colours of the paper too.

So, I hope I have inspired you to join us with your furry or feathery creations!!

On the subject of fur, thank you to those of you who left such lovely comments about my Surprise. She had her seven weekly visit from my Farrier and as he is the person I trust the most in relation to her legs and feet, I was thrilled when he said that a full recovery is probable as long as I introduce work slowly, so I am back in the saddle at the weekend...yay!! Can't tell you how much I have missed it.

Thank you for dropping in xx

Some challenges

Allsorts # 429 - Forest Friends
Dragonfly dreams - Animals
2 Crafty Critter Crazies #5 - Anything Goes but must feature a creature
Crafty Animals #5 - Anything Goes


meg said...

love the image and the papers you used with it, a fantastic fun card.

Veerle said...

Love your sweet card Sarah. It's definitly fur for mee too (my darling doggies) although I must honestly say that I also do have a bond with my feathered sweet hearts (the chickens) LOL Love all my animals big time!
Hugs Veerle xxx

Jane Savage said...

I hear ya, Sarah...fur every time!! Even though it gets everywhere and makes me sneeze! :) Love that adorable fox; what a cutie and he goes so perfectly with that fab paper! xxx

Lisa xx said...

Aaawww this is adorable Sarah...really pretty papers too xx

Julie B said...

Sweet card with an autumnal feel. This 'summer' has been a damp squib but Al says the BH weekend will be dry so they may get the hay done with some luck and a following wind. Hopefully we will have an Indian summer!. :)

KandA said...

What a super little fox and lovely warm colours of the paper. So glad to hear Surprise is on the mend xx

Sue said...

Fabulous card Sarah and great news about Surprise! both of mine have been back in the sea today lol huggles Sue xxx

Elaine Stark said...

A lovely card. Elaine

Annette said...

Fantastic Mr Fox!!! Lovely card Sarah and a super sweet image. xxx

cotnob said...

A fabulous card Sarah, such a cute fox and pretty papers.
Such good news about Surprise, enjoy your ride at the weekend.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Anonymous said...

Great card Sarah, I LOVE foxes! I love love LOVE that button too! hugs me xx

Carol S. said...

Brilliant card Sarah and love the adorable fox. The papers and button are a perfect match. Great design. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Lynne said...

Gorgeous papers to go with your cute little fox Sarah. Lovely x

Doris Klein said...

This is really cute! Sweet image and pretty layout!

Thanks for playing along with this 2 Crafty Critters Crazies Challenge and good luck!

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Brenda said...

I so agree with you about feathers and fur, plus this fox is so absolutely darling the way you've colored and presented him. I haven't been around much and am so sorry Surprise was hurting, but so happy she is one the mend! Hugs!

Jenny L said...

Hi Sarah,
well that's good news about Surprise isn't it.
Wonderful card and your image of the fox is so sweet, and coloured wonderfully.
Your papers always match perfectly with your design card.
Talking about Budgies my Mum and Dad had one years ago, and they would let it out of it's cage to fly around the dining room.
In those days you had polystyrene coving, and he used to chip away at it with his beak, and made a rught mess of it.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous,love the image and fab

brenda said...

This is totally delightful Sarah. Despite them being so spiteful in their hunting mode I have always had a soft spot for Fox's. They have wreaked havoc more times than I can count over the years and one tried his luck the other afternoon (without success as Eddy spotted him stealthing across the paddock) so figure they are feeding young to be that desperate.

Many thanks for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge.

B x

Jules said...

Hi Sarah

A fabby card .. .. the image and sentiment are great! I thought you had covered the button with design paper to start with .. .. it matches perfectly.

Nearly the weekend Sarah .. .. you will be able to ride again!!! Yay!!

Love Jules xx

Lorraine said...

That little fox is so cute and I love the paper and autumnal colours
Lorraine x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A really cute image, love the paper too.

Laine said...

Such a cutie Sarah. Great card!

Sue Nicholson said...

Beautiful cutie card, love the pattern button x

Wishcraft said...

I do love foxes and this one's so cute... gorgeous paper too! Fab card Sarah :o) Hugs, Lisa x

aussie aNNie said...

This is one cool fox, awesome colouring and love your little 'story', xx [aNNie]

Carole Pollard said...

Great design and fab colours a very lovely card Love and hugs Carole x

Chrissy said...

Awww..cute little fox and awesome fur colouring Sarah..gorgeous.


Lynne in NI said...

Gorgeous card ... I was looking at your button trying to figure out how you made it, that's amazing it was sitting there a perfect match for your DP!
Great to hear things are looking good for Surprise :)

NanaConnie said...

Sarah, That's an adorable fox and I love your background paper! Thanks so much for playing along with us in our "Anything Goes with a featured Critter" challenge at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies this month.
NanaConnie DT

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Sarah, I love everything about this gorgeous card hun! The fabulous Autumnal shades in that paper, your gorgeous CAS card design and that sweet fox! He's adorable and I agree, fur for sure! Brilliant that the wooden button matched so perfectly, it really is a brilliant match and perfect finishing touch. Have an awesome day hun. Hugs, Wends xoxo