Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Frilly and Funkie - Home for the Holidays

Hello Everyone!

It's time for another challenge over at Frilly and Funkie. This time Kathy is the hostess and she has chosen the theme "HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS". She would like you to create some home decor for the holiday season.  You can make centerpieces, wreaths, banners, ornaments, wall hangings, or little vignettes... basically anything BUT a card for this challenge. If you don't celebrate Christmas or Hanukkah or Kwanzaa, then just make some home decor with a wintry theme. One lucky winner will receive a $25 gift certificate to Linda's shop The Funkie Junkie Boutique!

All of the following products that I used can be purchased at The Funkie Junkie Boutique

These photos are all from a couple of weeks ago.
For my landscape photo today, a few beautiful leaves clinging onto their branches.

For my birds today, I have this beautiful Red Winged Blackbird...

this sweet female Sparrow.

and a Red Breasted Nuthatch grabbing a snack from my hand.

This is normally where I would put a photograph of BON JOVI.
There will be no more photographs of my beautiful ginger squirrel.
I realize not everyone is interested in my wildlife hobby, so I have written her story in a separate post, for those of who would like to know happened...


HENRY is having a hard time finding any green leaves to munch on, so I take lettuce with me now.

This sweet girl flashes me one last thank you glance before disappearing into The Shire.

"Beggin your pardon Ma'am, but if you wouldn't be offended, I'll just stay here and you can throw me a peanut. If it's not too much trouble, that is."

No reason why you can't enjoy breakfast and grab some sun at the same time!

Back on the home front, we have ROCKY, wet as all get out! Oh isn't he a hoot!

And my sweet sweet precious KAREN having a nibble. I can't wait to show you how she looks now. She's growing in her winter coat and she's doubled in size in the last few weeks! HA!

Last but not least, my macro for the day.

That's it for today. Thank you for stopping in and for all the amazing comments. If you have any questions or interesting tidbits about today's wildlife, please let me know.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Pion Design - Here Comes Santa Claus

Hello Everybody!

Time for another Christmas card!! Today I'm sharing a more traditional Christmas card featuring the collection "The Night Before Christmas" from Pion Design. I was trying to do some scenes from the poem, but I ran out of room for the fireplace! lol

FRANTIC STAMPER (USA) - The Night Before Christmas
NOOR DESIGN (UK) - The Night Before Christmas

The Night Before Christmas - Christmas in the Air PD7808
The Night Before Christmas - Snowflake Magic PD7807
The Night Before Christmas - Christmas Branches PD7804
The Night Before Christmas - Borders PD7810
The Night Before Christmas - Tags PD7812
The Night Before Christmas - The Stockings Were Hung PD7903

We've been lucky with our weather here. The cities all around me have gotten snow, but not a single snowflake where I am! I'm still enjoying the colours of autumn and intend to suck it all in before everything turns brown!

For my landscape photo today, a lovely tree branch out in The Shire.

For my birds today, I have this awesome male Cardinal...

 and this precious Mourning Dove having a nap in the tree!

This little guy posed for me so nicely that I just had to throw him a carrot!
(PS - he only ate the leafy part on the end, he left the actual carrot there when he left! WHAT!)

Doesn't BON JOVI have the most beautiful eyes!

"Nom nom, can't talk now Miss, nom nom, but keep em comin' please, nom nom."

"Bwahaha. No way anyone finds my peanut, I buried it something good!"

 "Marco... Marco... Hey, where did everybody go?"

Back on the home front, look who came for a visit!!! I haven't seen PETIE since last winter, which really adds weight to my theory that squirrels may relocate from season to season!! What a joy to see a familiar face!

My macro for the day... a single leaf at the crack of dawn.

That's it for today. Thank you for stopping in and for all the amazing comments. If you have any questions or interesting tidbits about today's wildlife, please let me know.