Saturday, 22 March 2014

Feeding birds



Tracy would like us to concentrate of the guys at Allsorts with the them of All about the Boy. Our sponsors are DigiDarla and Craft Fairy.

Apologies for the lack of visits the last day or two but it's been head down preparing for samples to go back across the pond and also an upcoming Create and Craft programme.

I have used another new design from Nicecrane along with yet more colouring in, two coloured images in one week has to be a first for me. The birds and nest image really appealed to me and is of course very seasonal with all the birds busily nest building in the hedgerows. And I knew I had a perfect Stampendous sentiment to go with it which I stamped into the centre. I distressed all the edges and shaded with Pan Pastels, added some twine and a couple of hinges using TH hardware findings die.


We have a multitude of wild birds in the gardens and yesterday I tried to get a few photos as it was such a lovely sight seeing so many in one place underneath one of the bird feeders, the Robins being very territorial usually chase the Yellowhammers and Tits away, but on this occasion he was too busy feeding. My camera is not great for distance shots, but you get the idea.


We have more than our share of Bullfinches who are such pretty birds. We have also sighted a pair of Honey Buzzards overhead, last year the were quite south from their usual habitat over the villages between here and Peterborough, but looks like they have moved even further south and are a lovely sight with their huge honey coloured wing spans, hence their name.



And finally the beautiful rainbow across the paddocks yesterday, I was unable to get a wide enough shot to capture it all in one photo but it was one of the most vivid I have ever seem, sadly neither end was in our grounds so I didn't bother going out to dig for the pot of gold !

Hope you all have a good weekend. 

75 comments:

Craftnut said...

Great card Brenda. good luck with the DT deadlines Tracy xx

Glennis said...

Lovely to see your bird photos, they are quite different to ours.
The bird card is awesome, I love it.

Wendy L said...

Gorgeous card Brenda. Love the pics, that is what I miss here in Spain, seeing the birds in the garden. xxx

Marianne said...

Lovely card Brenda and great sentiment. Over here all birds are nesting too. Lovely picture of the rainbow and someone else must have been the lucky finder of the pot of gold LOL. But who needs that, when you have all your crafting stuff :-)
xxx Marianne

siljia said...

marvelous card ... and beautiful pictures

Beryl said...

A gorgeous image Brenda and a beautiful card. I can't remember the last time I saw a yellowhammer - probably when I lived down there. Plenty of other birds to enjoy here - including long tailed tits. Loved having flocks of them in my garden there, but no sign of them when I was living in Wales.
Beryl xx

Sue said...

Your card is gorgeous Brenda. I love the image and such a beautiful sentiment.
Thank you for sharing your fabulous photos too.
Sue xx

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful card Brenda.
Love the photo's .
I received your spelbinder gift yesterday.
Thanks again.
Blessed weekend.Elly

Sarah said...

A fabulous birdie card Brenda...love the hinges too! We have lots of birds in the garden at the moment, they are such a joy to watch from the kitchen window...isn't the cost of seed atrocious though!!? xx

kanda said...

Love the fabulous image on your card and the sentiment is perfect. It really is lovey to see the little birds in the garden isn't it xx

Bad Kitty said...

gorgeous card

Donna Ellis said...

What a perfect addition to your pretty bird card - love seeing the photos of your homestead and today's photos are precious! The bird and sentiment images are gorgeous! I love them! No wonder you had so much fun putting them together! hugs, de

rachel said...

a gorgeous card brenda and i love all the photos too. thanks for sharing! hugs rachel x

rachel said...

gorgeous card brenda and thanks for sharing the fab photos xx

rachel said...

gorgeous card brenda and thanks for sharing the fab photos xx

Dora said...

beautiful card, Brenda. the image fits good in this time of the year. we see here also lots of birds, and looking for nestmaterial.great to see that busy things that the animals do.
yesterday we have lots of rain...the froggs finding our pond now. you see the bubbles on the cheeks to make a sound. fantastic is that to see that all things is comming to live!
so are your photo's, beautiful too. all the beauty of nature.
have a nice weekend, Brenda.
regards

susiestacey said...

Beautiful card Brenda and what a lovely variety of birds you have in the garden. We don't get the yellowhammers around here but l have 'spotted' them in Scotland neither do we get buzzards although they do around the Harrogate area. The latest newcomer to the garden is a Nuthatch which l have seen on a few occasions. Enjoy the rest of the weekend x Susan x

Suman Pandit said...

lovely card Brenda, and thanks for sharing the awesome rainbow!!

Joan said...

Love those birds Brenda, I didn't realise you could get nicecrane designs to colour must take another look. Lucky you getting yellow hammers in your garden ,I've only seen one in our quite a while ago although we got lots in this area when we were kids(long time ago!) beautiful rainbow.

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Beautiful card, beautiful sentiment and it's wonderful to see the bird photos. Enjoy your weekend, Shirleyx

Gerrina said...

Love your card! It suites your bird-photo's so well... The photo's are great! It is fun to see what kind of birds are comming in your garden! And that rainbow is stunning! Hope you'll have a fun weekend, Gerrina

Helene E said...

Such lovely pictures, I wish some birds would dare to come to my garden - but the dog goes berserk every time... =(

KT Fit Kitty said...

This is gorgeous! Your birds are beautiful, as is the sentiment. I really like your hinges too. Nice photos of the birds and rainbow! Wishing you a day filled with joy!

Tanya said...

Beautiful card Brenda, love that quote :) And gorgeous photos too!

Tags xx

Paula (PEP) said...

A delightful scene & I love the soft colouring you gave the left bird. The sentiment works perfectly with the image & I love the soft green combined the browns. The TH hinges lead the eye beautifully to both the image & the sentiment - lovely bit of placing there.
We have Buzzards but not the Honey variety, Red Kites but not actually in our garden. Last year my husband was out working in the woodland when he looked up aware of a presence - a pair of Buzzards about 6 feet from his head!
Paula (PEP)

Crafty Lark said...

Great colouring on your fab card Brenda, also enjoyed your photos. xx Flora

Jaya Raghuvanshi said...

So beautiful ! you have given such a raw feel to this card...I love it Brenda!

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Brenda. I love the sentiment and the die cut hinges.
Great photos too
Have a good weekend
Lorraine x

Stamps and Paper said...

Stunning card Brenda and I just love those hinges, a gorgeous image beautifully coloured...

Anne

ALI said...

Great card Brenda. Just, had to go back to find the bird,,,lol

Mrs.B said...

Hi Brenda, Gorgeous card, and such a beautiful image.
Loved your photos of the garden birds, and stunning rainbow.
Avril xx

vinita jain said...

Wow, the sentiment fits perfectly with your beautifully coloured image. I love the hinges die cut. Spring !!!

Gail said...

Beautiful card!
Love the hinges!
Also the pictures of the birds!
Sorry about the pot of gold, hope you're feeling well!

Debbie said...

What a beauty of a card dearie.Incredible image.Stunning.Love all your pics .Hugs Debbie x

Pat said...

Beautiful card with a gorgeous image Brenda, lovely photo's too.

Pat xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

We had a fabulous rainbow the other day too. Gorgeous card, I do love that sentiment

Ellie said...

Such a beautiful card Brenda, loving that image. Glad spring has arrived over there, and the rainbow is beautiful. Still pretty cold over here, but I am sure spring is just around the corner here too!

Crafting Queen said...

Lovely card. Love the photos of the birds and the rainbow. Have a lovely weekend.

Sarah said...

Gorgeous card Brenda, love the image and how you've coloured him x

Sally H said...

Wow, Brenda! What a gorgeous card! wonderful soft colours. Your photos are brilliant too. We don't get yellow hammers in the garden and bullfinches have been very rare visitors. We do get loads of goldfinches though - 8 at a time at the moment!

Kathleen said...

Brilliant card and like you say very apt for the time of year.
Love your photo's.

Kath x

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Gorgeous card, Brenda.
We love watching the garden birds too. Bullfinches, robins, goldfinches - it doesn't take them long to get through the bird seed!
Caroline xxx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card Brenda, I like the image the sentiment the colours and the design.
Kevin xx

Laila B. said...

Gorgeous card....love the design and the birds image is adorable!!!

Karen Petitt said...

I love that! It doesn't have to go to a man - I would love to get a card like that, bit of a weakness for bird stamps!
Both your card and your photos are stunning Brenda, I have never heard of the yellow hammer but we have a local robin which we see all year through. If only we could all go to the end of the rainbow and find our pots of gold lol! Have a lovely weekend xx

Berina RGA said...

lovely card.. the bird image is nice... it is always good to see a rainbow..
-Berina
Moxie Craftie

debby4000 said...

Love your gorgeous card, it has a lovely vintage feel to it.
luv
Debby

Jane said...

Hi Brenda a really gorgeous bird card..these new images are super. You have such a variety of birds in your garden...what lovely photos. Enjoy your Sunday xx

KarenB said...

I love the colouring on your bird image, and I think the card would be lovely for anyone, not just a male :) I like watching the birds in my garden too. Thank you for sharing the birdlife in your garden. I have never seen a bullfinch before, and I've never heard of a yellow hammer - we do get blue wrens, willy wagtails, butcher birds, rosellas, king parrots and all manner of Australian natives including kookaburras!

cebelica said...

Thank you for posting those photos. I loved seeing the birdies. The rainbow is beautiful too.
I love your card. It's very beautiful!
Hugs! xx

Jackie said...

What a gorgeous card and beautiful words, and wonderful photographs :o)
Jackie xx

Annelies said...

As a birdlover, I absolutely love this gorgeous card Brenda!

Shirley Chillman said...

Hi Brenda so sorry for lack of visits but I have had a huge mooch around and I just adore everything. You are one very clever crafter.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x

Whisper said...

Oooo what a fabby image/ sentiment and a great layout too.

Lucky you getting Yellow Hammers in your garden - i get robins, green finches, blackbirds, pigeons and sparrows, my next door neighbour gets gold finches, Luv Sam x

Leikkaan Mervi said...

Beautiful card Brenda, great design;-))m

Rhonda Miller said...

What a wonderful card. I love the bird.
Thank you for sharing you pictures.

May said...

Gorgeous card Brenda... Love the bird image it's so beautiful...Fabulous pics of the wild birds too...Lovely post... Hugs May x x

mags said...

Your card is beautiful Brenda. Lovely image and just love that quote. Like the distressed feel too. Good luck with getting all your DT projects done.
Mags
x

Michelle J M said...

Gorgeous card Brenda in such lovely colours. I love the hinges, so effective. Love your photo too. Michelle x

Pearl said...

I love this card Brenda! Its beautiful! Lovely pictures too and amazing you have such lovely birds visit your garden.
Pearl x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A gorgeous quote and a wonderful card. Thanks fo sharing the beautiful photos. I always love to see rainbows.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Great card B. ...
..and yes have all sorts of issues trying to get photos of our birds in garden too they are playing just a treat till you fetch the camera - however these are very cute.. thanks so much for sharing, Shaz in Oz.x

Anjali Reddy said...

Super card Brenda!!!Loved the distress look,bird and quote..

Loved your rainbow photo..

Anjali..
Handmade With Paper

Judy Corner said...

Smashing card Brenda. I have just been browsing and see I have missed a few. All so lovely too. Judy x

walchowDesign said...

You do have some lovely birds pictures, Brenda! Gorgeous card with beautiful quote!

Jean McKenzie said...

Hi Brenda, Many thanks for commenting on my card. I just love your card here and the clever way you have used the hinges die! What an idea for the little "rivets" on the hinges!!! Nicecrane Designs have great pictures and are so wonderful to deal with.

SarahGeorge said...

What a beautiful card! And, love the pictures of those cute feathered friends and a gorgeous rainbow :)Happy to become your newest follower :)

Annmaree of Oz said...

I absolutely adore your card here! You know I love my birdies, so this is just perfection! Gorgeous image and quote, Gorgeous card!!! I LOVE IT!!!

Love your birdie photos too, I would just sit and watch them all day! So great! and beautiful rainbow, too!

I best be off before I start singing "somewhere over the rainbow... bluebirds fly!"

Sue said...

A beautiful vintage style card. sue.x

Helena (Gvendalen) said...

gorgeous card and wonderful photographs. thannk you for sharing. hugs, Helena

Janice said...

So lovely, what a great card and sentiment. Love the lily above too, Jx

Anet van Zyl said...

Your card is beautiful and elegant Brenda, I love the bird image and hinges.

Dwie lewe rączki said...

Lovely image and great design

scrappymo! said...

Gorgeous card and colouring. Loved those great hinges!

Your bird photos are fab...great to see the different types of birds and colours!

Carmen M. said...

Beautiful! Love this card.