Saturday, 14 May 2011

Summer is here (& a story about Beryl)

Beryl (the chicken) escaped this morning, and spent a happy hour rearranging my flower beds (very kind of her).  Then, so sooner had I returned her to her HUGE penned in area (which is the whole of our 10m x 10m lawn (aparantly 100SqM of lush grass is not enough for her!!!)  and she had escaped again (I don't even think I was back inside the house from sweeping up the last mess she'd made).  This time she headed for my veggie plot and ate her way through the whole of my newly planted purple sprouting broccoli seedlings. 

I was NOT amused to say the least.  So now she's ruined it for Mabel (who is as good as gold) as they're both spending the rest of the day inside their smaller (but still flippin' huge) run that they're usually only confined to when we're both at work.  We've spent the rest of the morning trying to chicken proof the veggie plots (never gonna happen!).

Anyway, as the sun is out today, I'm sharing Patsy Beachtime from Stamp Fairy for a quick card.  I used an embossing folder [update : "In Bloom" from Craft Concepts] for the background with some sandy peach coloured papers from Robyn's Fetish behind for the main card.  I also used a lovely orange gingham ribbon (John Lewis), a bow (from the same ribbon) and a single cream rose.

I've been inspired by the following:
Happy crafting.


Sudha - Art Admirer said...

Wow so cute, love the colors too.

Céline said...

Hi Anette, please to meet your here! your card is so sunny !! i love it so much!
thanks for playing with us at stamptacular sunday this week

Joan V said...

Oooh, bad chickie. Guess they like veggies. Poor Mabel. Sound like you have a nice garden going. Love your cute card. Thanks for sharing your adventures today.

Sara I. said...

Simply adorable! Love the colors, embossing and gorgeous ribbon/rose treatment! Thanks for sharing your talent with CCC this week and good luck!
Sara, Guest Cupcake

Posh Cat Crafts said...

Fabulous card thank you for joining us at Craft your passion

Christine L said...

Hehehe your Beryl tale made me smile so much! But sorry you've lost your plants.... and poor old Mabel... sitting there with her halo shining brightly, but getting the punishment just the same?!! LOL!
Onto your card... love it! Particularly love that embossing folder... which one is it? I don't normally go for oranges, but you've pulled that one off perfectly!
Christine x

Lisa said...

Hi Netty, Gorgeous card! Such a lovely layout and cute image.

Lisa x
GDT ~ Cupcake Craft Challenge

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Netty, what a gorgeous card. I love the colours you've used. Thanks for joining us at cupcake craft challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

Shelly said...

Hi Netty! A sweet card, just perfect for our challenge at Cupcake! Shelly x

Chris said...

OMG, that little girl image is totally adorable. I love your embossed panels, they're perfect for our challenge at Paper Pretties. thanks for playing with us.

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