Saturday, 30 April 2011

Yet another sunflower + some pics

Good morning all, I hope you are still enjoying this beautiful weather. We have wall to wall sunshine here near Derby although it's very windy!

A non crafting friend asked me to make this for her to give to a mutual friend, I have yet to make my own for the same recipient. Do you get the idea I like this sunflower stamp?
I stamped straight onto J&P paper then just gave it a tiny orange border to separate it from the background.

Now, onto my trip to meet my cousin at Attenborough Nature Reserve on Thursday. What a lovely day it was and I was fortunate enough to get these three shots. The dragonfly was so well camouflaged that I nearly missed it!

This beautiful little fellow is a bird I had never previously seen and I was so delighted to get a shot of him. He is a whitethroat all the way from Africa. Fancy such a tiny bird beaing capable of flying all that way!

 Unfortunately he wouldn't turn towards me but never mind, I might see him again :o)

I think this is a field forget-me-not but maybe someone out there can confirm or correct me on that :o)
I hope you all have a great BH weekend while I am working!
Jackie xx


Janette said...

Morning Jackie, Love your card, I really do like the image it's so pretty.....
Glad you enjoyed your day out, those pics are fab, the weather here is same as you today, as long as the sun keeps shinning I really don't mind the high winds so much...have a good day.xx

Doreen said...

Your card is gorgeous Jackie and I love the photo's you have

Donna Mosley said...

Hi Jackie, love this card, very elegant. Fab pics as always, love the forget me nots, you have captured the beautiful colours so well.

Donna x

Wishcraft said...

Beautiful card, the stamp is really pretty. Fab photos too :o) Lisa x

coops said...

beautiful card jackie.i love the sunflowers.
great pics too.thanks for sharing.
have a fab weekend :D

xx coops xx

Sarita said...

Beautiful card Jackie, I love the colours, and your photos are fab too.
It's windy here too but then it nearly always is!
Love Sarita xx

GoonerGirl said...

Hi Jackie hope you are well. Your card is beautiful as are your photographs. The sun is wall to wall here and very windy great for the washing though:O) Chris xx

Lynsey said...

Hi Jackie, a gorgeous card and gorgeous photos too! I love to see your photographs on your blog, you always make me want to get my camera out!
Hugs Lynsey x

Joanne said...

I love that sunflower stamp too Jackei, beautiful card. LOVE your new photos! That dragonfly is great! I can see why you could miss him, he sure blends in! Excellent pics! As always, thanx for sharing! Hugs, J:)

Carole of Brum said...

Fantastic photos, Jackie, what luck to see a new bird. gorgeous card too, I really like that stamp as well, and you used it so nicely. CoB

Tracey said...

Lovely card Jackie. Your photos are always smashing, so full of colour.
I am pleased to say that the wind has died down a bit today, phew.
Have a lovely day and hope to see you Friday. Tracey x

uhooi said...

The cards are creative and beautiful,

Tori said...

Lovely pics! Your card is so pretty!

Tori xx

Sarpreet said...

hi there, hope you had a lovely weekend, gorgeous card, great layout.

Sue said...

Another loveley card Jackie and it sounds like you had a fantastic day out with great photos Luv Sue x