Saturday, July 2, 2011

Less is More Challenge - Week 22 - Shades of Blue

Morning everyone, another glorious morning here hope it stays that way as my sister Diane and her husband are coming on Wednesday for their annual 2 week stay, can not wait to see them again. The excitment this week started on Monday when my husband went to check the swimming pool about 10 o'clock and saw a young stag down the bottom of the garden/field. We have had hinds and babies before but never a stag. Typical he didn't have the camera with him. Wednesday the electricity workmen we out in force digging a trench to put a new cable in underground and set fire to a hornets nest in a small tree nearby, they didn't realise the tree was hollow as the woodpeckers use it a lot and therefore fire and smoke spread right through it so they had to chop it down to put out the fire. On Thursday we were mowing and tidying up and Robin (my other half) called me and we found a large smooth coated snake (silver and black markings) devouring a very large toad. Quiet gruesome, we have had snakes before but never one actually killing and eating its lunch. Took some photos but don't think I will show you all. It stayed for a while to digest its lunch and then disappeared. So much for a quiet country life.
My card this week is balloons (don't know why I choose balloons they just appealed). I punched four out in different colours of blue and embossed two, one is glitter card and left one plain. Their string is a crealies die called swirls. A simple stamp I had forgotten I had just says "sending a smile" Have a good week-end everyone.

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34 comments:

  1. Super idea and a lovely card - yuk about the snake but how wonderful to see a stag up close like that.

    Kathyk

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  2. Oh gosh so glad you didn't show us your snake visitor!
    Shudder! Would love to have seen the stag though!
    FAB card, super blue balloons
    Thank you very much
    Diva LIM
    "Less is More"

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  3. Hi Sandra
    Fabby card.....
    Only Monkeys and SEA GULLS Here Lol.....
    hugs
    sylvie
    xxxx

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  4. Hi Sandra
    i have something for you on my blog....
    hugs
    sylvie
    xxxx

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  5. Lovely card, realy like balloons. Have a fab time with your family. Amazing visitors you get in your garden, we just get slugs hehe :)

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  6. Great card, San. Get that pool warmed up for us! xx

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  7. love your balloons - great idea!

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  8. Bonjour Sandra THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR AWARD!!!!you make me feel soooo happy, thank you Sandra, tu est tres gentille.
    Fantastic idea for your card, very summery, beutiful CAS card.
    A hug for you and your family, have a nice holiday.

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  9. Hi Sandra

    I saw your card over at Less Is More thought I woudl come over for a closer look.

    Your balloons look trrific in their shades of blue.

    Wow, that is quite the interesting week you have had!! I would love to have seen teh stag.

    Michelle :o)

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  10. Lovely your ballons , great card
    Nicky

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  11. By heck love you do see life over there. Fabby card, love all the texture on your balloons.
    Lynne xxx

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  12. Blue ballons, bouncing along. Just the thing to put a smile on anyones face.

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  13. Wow - sounds like you live in a fantastic place. The only animals here are my two cheeky monkeys LOL.

    The card is beautiful and so original.

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  14. Love the texture on your balloons & the way they float upwards :-)

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  15. gorgeous card Sandra and wow to your garden visitors - we're lucky to get a squirrel!
    Hugs
    Victoria
    x

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  16. Great card Sandra, love the balloons. I too am glad you didn't put the snake pictures on, but sounds like you've got some great wildlife on your doorstep.
    Jo x

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  17. What a great use of the die for the balloon strings - perfect! Lovely card!

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  18. Happy looking card, great job!

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  19. Love the balloons, flying high :) I'm another glad you didn't put the snake on lol

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  20. Very creative. I like how you've embossed some of the balloons.

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  21. Another good one from you this week! Hazel x

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  22. This is gorgeous love the blues :) Sandra H

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  23. Love your card. Good luck. Victoria :)

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  24. This really did give me a smile. Wonderful creation!!

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  25. Talk about a day filled with adventure! I get excited when I see a bunny chewing on my hosta's and a cardinal and chipmunk on my deck. Oh ya....your card is quite lovely!

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  26. Love your baloons - a delightful card
    Sandy

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  27. A lovely card very clean and simple. Perfect. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day. Angela

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  28. Love your parade of balloons floating by. x

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