Saturday, November 15, 2008

Brrrr a chilly Donkey Saturday!

Man when a "real" cold front hits it hits! Last night about 6:30 the wind starting blowing... by 8:30 we were outside repairing the roof on a barn! And it blew all night, and still was going this morning. But before I get to some donkey photos I have a card.

Friday Sketchers always has great sketches to work with. This week Mumur from France gave us a real challenge! But as scary as it looked, I loved it! I pulled out one of my K&Company pads an used all of the papers from the collection. (saves matching LOL) And then I went to work putting all the pieces together. I inked the edges of all of them. For my image I was so excited to use one of the new Sarah Kay images. This is one that was released along time ago.. and now it is coming out again, be ready - all the new Sarah Kays will be ready for purchase really soon! Many stores already have pre-purchase... better get them quick these will go fast! I colored with my Copics and white gel pen. I inked the edges and then doodled with a Copic Mulit-liner. To fit all the embellishments for the sketch I added felt flowers from Creative Collections, Buttons, Ribbon, Arrow Photo Turns from 7 gypsies, and the sentiment from Hanna Stamps. I love how it came out! I think all of the details of the sketch really do make this card work. Run over and check it out and see the fabulous inspiration from the DT.

Do you still want to see some Donkey photos?

I thought so...

You just knew I had to start with a photo of Freddie - ahem - Fernando. But his personality Freddie fits well. He is so funny, and he knows he is funny to. We were outside this morning at 7 am... working on his barn. We ran out of metal and couldn't finish it last week. And when Hubby got home from work it was already dark, and very windy. So we got up early and went to work getting the north wall on so they could get out of the wind. He is not afraid of anything! Right in the middle of everything we were doing, and you can't get mad at him, even when he was trying Hubby's patience and pushing and nibbling and knocking him over (mind you right into his newest "pile") Hubby couldn't get mad cuz when you look at him he bobs his head up and down puts his ears back and runs around in a circle. Then comes back for more. LOVE him!

when I got out to take photos last night the sun was already going down so they are not great, but I did catch bath time! First was Patti and her Dirt Bath, and like a good daughter Irene did just as Mom and took her bath next! They are so funny. The others were not liking all of the dirt blowing right at them.

Now I was a long way from Teddy and Bonnie so this is a bit grainy, but they are so funny. Bonnie is my Border Collie, my inside baby. Despite the fact that she is always a dirty mess ;(

She has her own yard. I have to keep her for her own safety from the Donkeys so she doesn't get hurt. Well Teddy, formally known as Ted E. Bear, loves to run the fence with her. They will do this forever and there are paths worn in the dirt on both sides of the fence. Ted is one of my standards BTW. If you are wondering what Bonnie has in her mouth it is her Frisbee (hope she didn't hear me type that word or I would have to take her out an throw it, we can never say it out loud or you must do in now! She so smart she might know when I type it too) I know it looks worn out, when new it is bright pink and green. That Frisbee is only a little over a week old. She really works them!

One more really odd photo. Hubby called me outside about 10pm last night to see the sky. This photo really doesn't show well, I haven't figured out this night time photo thing yet. But the sky was unbelievable! Spooky yet really Beautiful! I had a really hard time taking this too I was leaning on a pole to try and hold still the wind was just about to knock me over!

That is all for today - I want a few minutes to read a few blogs, then I have to get my stuff together. My buddies and I are going to a midnight crop, this is a new location for us to crop. Our LSS closed... I am sure we will have tons of fun, but it is about a 30-40 minute drive. It will be a late night! Hope you have some fun planned for this weekend!

HUGS and-


Anonymous said...

What a lovely card!! I can't wait to get these images in the store. They should be here soon! WOOHOO!

I also thoroughly enjoy your donkey pics :). Thanks for sharing such a special part of your life with us :).

DawnMarie said...

Beautiful card Michelle. Freddie is looking good, and I love the pics of the donkeys having a dust bath.x

Suzanne said...

Beautiful card and I love this new image but I must say the sketch is scarry a bit like your night sky!! Freddie is gorgeous and like you I can never get cross.. even when Honey wakes us at 2am being sick because the silly girl started eating a green washing up sponge until I took it away from her!!! Have a good evening Sue :o)

Camilla said...

Hi my friend!! Your card is absolutely gorgeous!! Maybe I should try that sketch too?... And your cute-cute donkey!! Thanks for the photos!:)
Big hugs, Camilla.

Ila said...

Your card is Gorgeous!! you really rocked this sketch!!
The photos are looks like my Buddy asking for a belly a Great Weekend!!...Hugs, Ila

Unknown said...

Lovely card Michelle - love that Sarah Kay image. I'm sure Freddie got bigger already! As always I love to see your donkeys. Have fun at your crop. Lol Lynn x

Kim Piggott said...

Gorgeous card!
Love your image and your dp and added detail just lovely.
Gorgeous photos of your family.
kim x

ribenaruby said...

Brilliant creation with this sketch.Everything co-ordinates beautifully. Love the little new one Freddy, always admire what you do for these donkeys.

Chris (catt871) said...

I look so forward to your donkey pics...they are absolutely adorable!!!! Lucky girl you are!!!!! Your card is beautiful - as always!!!! Have a great weekend!!!

Bev said...

Love, love, love the donkey photo's Michelle especially the dirt bath lol. Fabulous card too hunny - love the colours and papers - gorgeous!

hugs Bevx

Rach said...

fabulous card michelle so much yummy details. Freddy looks gorgeous, he looks like a right poser...and the dirt bath piccies are wonderful..
you late night sky photo looks wonderful,. so eery. Hugs rachxx

Kirsten Alicia said...

Hi Michelle, what an absolutely stunning card, it is soooo beautiful! I love the new photos of Freddie & co. He is gorgeous & you can tell he has lots of character. :) Hope you are having a great weekend. Kirsten. PS I mailed Tagen's card this morning.

Heidi said...

I just love your card Michelle it is so beautiful.
And like always I love the donkeys they have stolen my heart

Hugs from

Anonymous said...

Oh your card is gorgeous Michelle...I did exactly the same thing with my papers.....used pretty much every paper out of the pad...LOL!
Great pictures of your them all.
Have a nice Sunday.
Carole :-)

Donalda said...

This is just a gorgeous card so beautiful colored and man do I love those papers. GOrgeous dear

BethW said...

Oh goodness Freddie has stolen my heart completely. We have to spell "walk" around our house in case we decide it's not quite time to take our dogs out. Sky photo is breathtaking-frosted tree/shrub makes it perfect.

Murielle said...

WOW.... you have interpreted my sketch beautifully, this is wonderful idea, Michelle!
great colours!
I love look Shabby chic!
Have a good Sunday and thanks for you participation FS.
hugs, Mumur

Heidi said...

That card is fabulous michelle, your coloring is perfect and the paper is so matching!
Freddie is adorable, will have to send updated pics to hubby!

Annie said...

gorgeous card with this 'new' Sarah Kay image - I was lucky to get sent some images but they've long gone so I'll have to get the stamp! and love the donkey pics, and that amazing night sky over Texas! hugs, annie x

Deb Wood said...

Fabulous card and I'm in love with Freddie and all of your donkeys! TFS!

thread-bare said...

Fabulous card xx The sketch is amazing though xx I just love the phots of your donkeys too xx They are adorable xx