Saturday, October 25, 2008

Thank Ewe.. Donkey Day!

Thank Ewe! I have always loved this stamp, it is just too cute with all of those curls. And it was perfect for this weeks sketch and Friday Sketchers Challenge Blog.
This week the sketch is by my Buddy Claudia... love her stuff don't you, she has so much talent! And I loved the sketch, she added the challenge of making your image fit within the vertical band.



Well this Rachelle Anne Miller stamp "Cuddle Up" was perfect for this.

I started out by stamping out my sheep twice, and cutting out one for a mask. I then covered the main image and pulled out my Copic air system, to create the sky and the ground, while I had it out I sprayed the four flowers, then I ran out of air! Darn it! (then I proceeded to beg Hubby for a compressor.... as the cans just do not last long enough!) After being told not now, I added just a bit of color to the sheep's wool and their faces and the hearts.



For the card base I used a green card stock, and then I was so excited to use some new Basic Grey I picked at Hobby Lobby, Periphery... cool name and really cool papers! Picking three of the patterns I cut them to follow the sketch. The band across the middle I ran through the Doily Lace Martha Stewart Border punch, and then inked the edges of everything. Then with a blue thread I sewed down all the pieces. Attaching my image in place and adding my artistic flowers with spacers and mini brads, then I stickled the sheep... they just had to have some bling. The sentiment on the bottom corner is from High Hopes.



Now it is Saturday so here time for Donkey Day Photographs. This week I am showing of photos of Hubby or "Daddy" with the kiddos... Last night just before dark we went out to check on Bella ... we still have no babies... and to say goodnight to all of the donkeys.




First thing is to find Annabell "Bella" and see how she is doing, she is really putting off this baby. "Daddy" is now telling Bella that anytime would be nice.... Any book you read on donkeys will tell you there is no for sure signs of exactly when they will deliver. You have signs that show they are close, and to put you on guard, but they can also put it off, just in case it is not a safe time to deliver a baby. Bella really looked like it was any moment this last week, then all things stopped. So we are on code yellow for just a bit longer. Maybe this will be the week - You also see the Jolene "JoJo" one of our dark faced donkeys is Bella's best friend, they are always together. I LOVE JoJo's bracelets on her legs, and her fur is so beautiful.



In the same pen is Irene and her Momma Patti, Irene is a real attention hog, and loves to have her Daddy's attention, heck she loves attention from everyone. Hugs are just the best from her... all of our babies are taught to give hugs and at times they really lean in almost knocking you over. Donkey Hugs are a day one thing with Hubby and I....



Here is Gloria getting her Hug from "Daddy"... and you can see Angelina is in line for hers... this looks as if it is a controlled atmosphere, it is anything but that! They do not like taking turns and usually it is a free for all and they all attack at once.


Hope you enjoyed Donkey Day, I so hope I have some baby photos next week... heck I'll break in the week and show those off! Have a great Saturday!

HUGS and-

27 comments:

Claudia Rosa said...

wow.. fabulous card my friend.
i loooove that one.
your pictures from the farm and your husband are wonderful too

thank you for playing with us Michelle
good luck

btw.. still now stampavie stamps for me :-(

christina d said...

I love the card. And as usual, the pics of the donkeys with their dad are so cute.

NanaBeth said...

Bless her heart-she looks like she's going to explode! Keep us posted please.

TA Carbone said...

Michelle exactly how many Donkeys do you have and are they all your pets or do you sell them

TA
http://carbonescorner.blogspot.com

Anita said...

Cute photos! Cute card!

Debbie said...

Another stunning card Michelle love this colour combo, Hugs Debbie x

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Gorgeous card Michelle, love the cute image and the pictures of your donkeys are beautiful. Hugs Nikki x

Shary said...

Yay donkey day! Aw it must be lovely to cuddle up to the donkeys. Love the white one.
Your card is lovely, great sheep's coats.

Heidi said...

Your card is stunning Michelle-I really love it. And it is so fun to see the pictures from your farm, you are so lucky to have all the cute animals around you. I really love the donkeys.

Have a great weekend my friend

Hugs from
Heidi

Happy Crafter said...

WOW the card is awesome i love everything about this card such cute sheep and those donkey with dad are fabulous oooooooo i do hope bella has baby soon cant wait to see pics :)
Val xxx

Stempelfrosch said...

Beautiful and funny card! Love it! I have never seen this stamp before!
Lg Anke

Deb said...

Absolutely gorgeous card! I looove donkey day, they are soooo cute!

dawnmarieg said...

That has got to be one of the cutest stamps I have seen, 3 wee sheep, so sweet, just gorgeous Michelle. Hope the baby arrives safe and well, looking forward to seeing the photo's.x

Kristine B. said...

SUPER CUTE CARD!! I love Rachelle Ann MIller stamps--her style just wows me. And your donkeys are just the cutest! :)

Cynde said...

Love the card with the darling sheep! Really fascinated with the compressor thing and ink pens....Do you just use compressed air in cans now?
Love the pictures of the donkeys!! They are so cute to see with there daddy. Can really remember there size when you put your husband in the picture and he's kneeling to hug them! I see Gloria still has her soft fluffy Forlock...What a Cutie! Thanks for sharing Melissa!

Simone said...

Yes, you´re right, this image is to cute!!! Fabulous!
Simone

debby4000 said...

Just been catching up and fantastic cards and two weeks of donkey saturday do love those photos, luv Debby

ink'n'rubba said...

aww Gloria is still so fluffy and cute! thank you for showing pics of her again. And a fabulous fluffy and cute card too with a great background and sprayed flowers with the adorable sheep. hugs, annie x

Kim Piggott said...

Fabulous card. Love your image and papers look gorgeous.
kim x

Kim said...

Lovely card. Gorgeous and cute piccies too. Kimx

milli said...

Love it! Love it! Love it! :)
Great image and the colourcombo is stunning!!

Camilla
xx

Cardmaking Galore said...

lovely card - so full of details

stardustgemsandribbon said...

Love your card Michelle...those donkeys might just steal the show though!
Hugs
Carole ;-)

Justine said...

I love your little fur babies can't wait to hear how our little mama is doing. Please don't make us wait when the magic happens.
Hugs,
Justine

Heidi said...

I love all these photos, I was away this weekend so I had to come back and enjoy. come on baby donkey, come on! I can not wait to see a pic of a baby donkey Michelle.

megastamper said...

oh really AMAZING and so fantastic. perfect coloration, wonderful embellishments and papers ... really pretty and GREAT!!
hugs,bea

papersunshine said...

Now I can see their size! I had no idea they were so tiny , like you said "miniature". They are adorable :)

Lori