Sunday, November 6, 2011

Give Thanks

Hello Friends! We've been experiencing a mass migration of ducks through Colorado over the last few weeks. I took some photos this morning during breakfast feeding. The wild mallards are no longer fearful of me. They joined my ducks in the feeding frenzy as of this morning. I always carry my camera around with me as you never know when you might see some awesome wildlife.

Since we moved to the ranch I have seen a mother bobcat and her kitten, tons of dear almost everyday, 3 coyotes hunting a rabbit in the brush behind our horse arena and lots of different species of birds. I've not seen any bears yet but they are in the neighborhood as I hear reports of them getting into trash and houses to load up before hibernation. We try to take as many precautions as possible to ensure that never happens to us.

"Give Thanks"
I have another card to share with you today. I thought this would be an appropriate time to make a Thanksgiving card as it is quickly approaching the Holiday. This card was really simple to make. I raided my stash of buttons for this one too.
I used Edwin “Is this your Egg?” as my focal point along with my Magnolia "Wagon with Eggs" image. I cut the Eggs from the wagon to use it as a Fall/Harvest theme. I fringe cut some Bazzill yellow cardstock to look like straw, crumpled then adhered it behind Edwin.

For Edwin’s background I crimped some cardboard cardstock in my Fiskars crimper, distressed the edges with Chestnut Roan ink and added some faux stitches. I used my Spellbinders labels for my sentiments.
The DPs are from BoBunny Forever Fall collection. The buttons are trimmed with jute twine and Bazzill cardstock strips.

I’m entering this card in the following Challenges:

Make It Monday – Anything Goes
Anything Goes Challenge – Stitches Real or Faux
Magnolia-licious Challenge – Fall Photo Inspiration
Simon Says Stamp – Buttons
Paper Play Challenges – Button Up
CMC Challenge – Boy, Boys, Boys
Through the Craftroom Door – Fall in Love
The Pink Elephant - Distressing
Come and Get it Challenges - Thanksgiving

Hope everyone is having or had a great weekend.
‘Til next time…



Carla S. said...

Fantastic card, Cathy! Love the colors and papers and the cute images! Great coloring and layout! Love all the buttons!

Kerryn said...

I love this card!! The colours are so autumnal and the buttons look great!! I can't see your wildlife photo though :-(

Shelby Goolsby said...

This is so great, I love it!! The buttons are awesome and such a fun touch. I am so happy you joined us at the CMC Copic Challenge.

Linda Palmer said...

Fabulous card Cathy. Love the beautiful coloring on Edwin and love the idea of using the cart without the eggs.

Sandi said...

Love your card Cathy! It's so cute and I love your coloring and composition!Thanks for playing with us at Through The CraftRoom Door. (TTCRD)

Steph Lee (artycarty) said...

Your card is just awesome Cathy!! so creative of you to use those buttons and twine and I love the corrugated cardboard background too - so rustic and warm. Just a beautiful card! Thanks for sharing your work again this week at CMC Copic Challenge. xxx Steph

p/s: I can only see a white square where I assume the photo of the ducks are - must be a glitch in blogger - I'll stop by later to take a look.

Tamara Morton said...

Wonderful card and love all those different buttons

Thank you for joining us at Anything Goes Challenge blog this time. If you are interested I have some blog candy up for grabs Posh Cat Crafts
Anything goes DT

Anonymous said...

Your card is lovely. I really like the buttons, they give it such dimension. Thanks so much for taking the time to come and play at Come and Get It Challenge Blog.

Gaynor Greaves said...

Gorgeous card and the stitching is great, thanks for sharing with us at Anything goes stitching Challenge, hope to see you again, Gaynor DT :)

Dana Joy said...

What a beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Color Me Creative. Your work is wonderful.


Sharon Caudle said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this card, Cathy Lee!!!! Thanks so much for joining us at PaperPlay!
hugs, Sharon

Hanneke said...

Wow, what a gorgeous card! I love the colors and the buttons look great! Hugs, Hanneke

Jo Ham said...

Very colorful card Cathy. Thanks for joining us at TTCRD.

Renkata said...

Stunning card dear.
Such a gorgeous colours.

Michelle said...

Hi Cathy Lee

Oh my, life on your ranch sure sounds amazing!! Although the whole bear thing would be more than I could take, lol.

Love your gorgeous Edwin card, the buttons look amazing.

Thank you for sharing this card with us at Make It Monday (I'm a bit late getting around to everyone's blogs).

Michelle :o)

Tess Ekwall said...

What a fantastic card!
I love the colors and papers, and ofcause the cute images!
Great coloring and layout wiht all the buttons.

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