Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Birthday Bear

Happy Tuesday Everyone!   We are heading out for a movie this afternoon, but I wanted to get this posted.  Finished this card last night, but was just to tired to take pictures of it and post then.
Weather here is dreary today, but supposed to get better as the day goes on.

We had an unwanted visitor to our pond over the weekend.  A blue Heron has been doing fly bys and while we were away, he landed and gobbled up some fish.  So sad, they stay out all winter and survive only to  be taken by this big bird.  We have an alarm system, but it runs on water and sprays like a high powered sprinker to scare it off, but because we were still having hard frosts, we were unable to hook it up.  Needless to say, it is now in place and we also netted the pond this morning in an attempt to save the remaining fish.  Blue Heron can remember from year to year where they found fish!  But since we got the Sprinkler alarm system we haven't had any trouble, so fingers crossed!!  Looks like maybe nine survived the onslaught out of 12.  The biggest one is gone and a beautiful white and red spotted one also got taken..............yuck!!

Today's card is for the challenge at Just Magnolia - #154 and the theme is Buttons and Bows.
Also, the Color Me Creative Classroom Challenge - Celebrations

My card Recipe

Stamps - Tilda with Teddy Bear - Magnolia
Sentiment - free set when I bought Cardmaking Magazine
Paper - Bazzill
Swirls - Sizzix
Stamp Around the Page - Martha Stewart
Crocheted flowers - Pizzazz Aplenty
Flowers. leaves, and butterflies - Martha Stewart Punches
Buttons my stash
White satin ribbon/white twine
Colored with Copics

Hope you have a wonderful Tuesday.  Thanks so much for your visit.  Until later.........


downrightcrafty said...

totally gorgeous so much to look at too, just love it all
Hugs Kate xx

Ineke Original said...

Wow! What a beauty, Sue! Well done. Love it.

Donna Hanley said...

This card is a sweet as can be. I love the image and it's colored so nicely. Love all the flowers, etc. Still in California, hope to be home next week some time.

Kristie Maynard said...

Beautiful card!
OMG! You were in BSS yesterday weren't you? I was in there and overheard someone talking about a heron and their fish, never turned to see who it was. Must have been you! One day I'm going to actually meet you when we are both in the store. LOL

Dora said...

beautiful card. the colours are so nice.
it is so pity that you lose some of the fish out of your pond.
I know that blue heron can be a quick rover and they eat also young birds...and they are always comming back. that is so frustrated.
I hope it is the last time for now that you have a visit from the blue heron.
good luck!

Sandra1968 said...

Your card is very gorgeous! Also the colouring is beautiful.
And sorry to hear about your fish.
Hugs, Sandra

Unknown said...

Sue what a beautiful image I love how you have coloured her and What a and super details Great work .
Well done
Hugs Elaine

Karen R (ON/CA) said...

Sweet card - adorable Magnolia image. Love all the details.

Sue from Oregon said...

Your daffies on your header are so springy! Do you take these pics?
Sorry to read about the fish snatcher...darned bird!

Lovely card today. So many pretty embellies. Love that background die cut..gorgeous!

Christine said...

So sorry for your fish Sue..I didnt know heron remembered where they fished..blimey good job our Koi are at a depth & no wadding edges.. your super cute teddy Tilda is so sweet & gorgeous colours & punch work love it.

smiles Christine x

Sandra H said...

Hi Sue, l feel for you we have a pond too and got struck last year with the heron attack not only do they take the fish but it looks like its pierced the pond lining so we are tring to sort this they make a mess of them too and leave a trail of blood as they did with ours and your right they have an amazing memeory hopfully it won't attack again! your card is beautiful such a sweet image too good luck with the challenges:)x

Glenda Atkins said...

Sorry about the fish but it sounds like you have taken pretty good precautions so it won't happen again.
Beautiful card, the image is gorgeous and you coloured it to perfection! Great card.

KarinsArtScrap said...

this is very sweet and beautiful sue.

greetings karin

Tracy said...

A cute and pretty creation, love the blue and the image is a real sweety.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Riet said...

So beautiful card Sue,I love the image and the colours.

Hugs Riet.xx

Claudia said...

Hi Sue, that's a fantastic card, also your House Mouse inspiration is stunning. Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog.
Hugs Claudia

Brook said...

Beautiful card. I love the blues. So wonderfully colored. Thanks for joining the CMC Copic Challenge.

Patricia St Martin said...

Just fantastic! Your coloring is wonderful. Your image is just darling. Thanks for joining us at Color Me Creative challenge classroom. I love seeing your creation. Good luck on the challenge.
Hugs, Patricia