Saturday, November 29, 2008

Saturday Donkey Day and a Purple Card

Hello and happy Saturday - yes today is Donkey day! I do have a card to share first though.

This Playful, Smiles card is for this weeks Cute Card Thursday - which asked for lilac. Well that makes me happy as I love all shades of Purple! I pulled out one of my Rachelle Anne Miller's "Lily taking Care" and colored her with my Copic Markers, again I colored the background with a bold bright color.

I then picked a couple of pattern papers from my DCWV Nursery Boy stack, and a scrap of purple card stock. For something different I used the flowers from the Rachelle Anne Miller stamp Oval Frame Set and created my own pattern on the purple with a VersaMark ink pad. After deciding on a layout I sewed down everything with a dark purple thread and a blanket stitch. The sentiments are cut out of one of the DCWV pattern papers. I then stacked three prima flowers with a glitter purple brad for the center, then punched four Martha Stewart Frond leaves punches, highlighted with white gel pen. It really all came together really fast, other than the sewing time, that blanket stitch takes a while to sew out!
Now how about some Donkey Photos? I went out before 7 am this morning - Poor Freddie was just getting up and really wasn't his playful self yet. In fact him and Mom, Bella, both were just stirring around and really didn't want to have their photo taken - maybe next week I can get some better photos of Freddie -
Then I headed over to Darlene's Momma Pen to see her and Pavo - Of course Dad had to get his photo holding the baby. Pavo was really calm and didn't move around at all, he really loves Daddy and seems to trust him completely now.
I got a few cute ones of Pavo with Mom - love this one, doesn't it look like a posed shot of a young kid being forced to give his Mom a kiss for a photo? He is looking at me and the camera but reaching over to Mom ... he is a cutie!
I wanted to show this close up of Pavo and his gorgeous face.... His nose is so handsome, it looks and feels like silk. It is millions of colors when you look really close, very soft and shiny. And I love that one white nostril... yep that is not a glare, that is a spot on the inside of his nostril. He may grow out of it, and it will color in, but I hope not!

This last photo was just too funny... We put round bales in for them this time of year. But this pen is all out, tonight when Hubby gets home from work we will bring one in for this group, but for breakfast they are getting the good stuff! The square bales that the Momma's get. Now in reality this is the exact same hay, cut from the same field at the same time... but to the Donkeys it is super special hay! If you could have only heard them while I snapped this... they were all talking, snorting, braying... they are so funny!
I spent a lot of time in our young pen this morning. Rosie is not feeling 100%... she is getting the same signs of her sickness again. I gave her some meds and will try and track down the Doc. It is always a holiday when I need him. Hopefully we can knock this round out early and she won't be feeling bad for too long. She is my baby and it just kills me to see her not well. And it was just a few days ago she was running and playing with the other young ones.
Well better run - I hope you all have a great Saturday - and a wonderful weekend, with lots of time to get inky!
HUGS and-


Annie said...

I do hope Rosie gets better very soon - and don't forget to give Gloria a hug from me! Another fabulous card, but I don't think I'd have the patience to do all that blanket stitching! hugs, annie x

ribenaruby said...

Fantastic stitching on your card. Love all the pics and little Pavo really is posing for you with his mummy. Brilliant pics!

Rach said...

Michelle your card is so lovely and sunshiny. love the colouring of your ram image.

your babies look gorgeous, boy i am deaf just now as my daughter just caught sight of them and the amount of high pitched awwwwwwwww's and oooooooo's that are coming from her are deafening!!! though i do agree with her. super sweet, and cute.
sorry to hear that poor Rosie is feeling poorly again, bless her, hope that you can nip it in the bud so to speak...and that she is running with the others soon. Hugs rachxx

Sharon said...

Gorgeous bright card Michelle.
Aw Pavo is so cute!! Do you get to keep him?
I hope Rosie feels better soon too.

Hazel (Didos) said...

Love the card, so bright and cheery, sorry to hear about Rosie being ill, love your little donkeys. Hazel xo

Anita said...

Beautiful card! I agree purple is a great color. The donkeys are so cute.

BethW said...

I certainly hope Rosie gets to feeling better. 2 of my sons and their girlfriends were here over Thanksgiving and I had to show them my favorite blog. I have informed them I want a farm for Christmas so I can have some cuties of my own someday. The girls just adored them!

Andrea, said...

Beautiful card, great colours and image, thanks for joining in the CCT challenge

Jo said...

Great card Michelle and love all the stitching, and now a big ooooooh for those gorgeous donkeys..the're just adorable!!

Bev said...

I love your cards Michelle, they are always so bright, cheerful and vibrant. I love cards that make me smile and yours always do!!

I hope Rosie is soon on the mend, sending gente hugs for her from across the pond xxxx
hugs Bev x

Mrs Wonka said...

What a stunning bold bright card.....LOVE IT!

Mrs W x

Nikki Fairbairn said...

Gorgeous card Michelle and just LOVE the colours and cute image. Love all the gorgeous pictures and hope Rosie is better soon, Hugs, Nikki x

Kirsten Alicia said...

Love these photos of your babies. Freddie & his mom are like me - we are not morning creatures! :) Hope Rosie is feeling better, it's horrible when our animals are not well. Your new card is terrific, she's such a cutie! Kirsten.

PaperSunshine said...

Awww here's wishing a quick recovery to Rosie! Pavo is adorable, how could he not be? Congratulations! I hate to say it but I am picking favorites and I think Freddie is mine (favorite that is!) Pavo looks so much like him in pictures but I like Freddie's eyes, sweet face :) Love these pictures and the stories, that is so funny about the bales!

Janna said...

Fabulous job on this card!!! I love the stitching, it is amazing!! The donkeys are so cute!!!



Lim said...

Beautiful card Michelle!! and your little donkeys are adorables..
Big hugs,