Saturday, 26 May 2012

Oink + a peacock

Good morning everyone, I hope all is well with you. Thank you for your kind messages about my BP testing. I certainly would not want to do that again but all went well, if painful at times. With the infernal machine doing it's thing every half hour throughout the 24 hours on such a hot and sultry day/night, I got precious little sleep but hey ho, 'tis done now so it's just a waiting game to see if I need to take tablets to correct the BP. Oh well, worse things happen at sea, so "they" say LOL.

On to my cards for today. I have added a new dimension to them in the form of embossing and I do think it's a worthwile addition, I hope you do too :o)
Meet Oink, Derby's resident water buffalo. He lives in Darley Abbey for those of you who would like to meet him for real. He has been there for many years. Why was he named Oink? Well, he makes an oinking sort of snorting sound and he grew up with pigs as companions! I took this photograph last Sunday :o)

 The peacock can be found finishing visitors meals for them at Blackbrook Zoo, just on the Ashbourne side of Leek.  I took this photograph 4 years ago, must go back there one of these days! The embossing was done in the GC using my latest Crafts Too bamboo embossing folder, accidentally debossed on the first card and embossed on the second one. Sentiments were done in MS Word using Papyrus font :o)
Jackie xx


Doreen said...

Beautiful photos Jackie,you certainly work wonders with your

brenda said...

I really love this style of card you have been making recently Jackie and these are no exception.

Hope the test prove OK, but when I moan about taking all the pills, my Cousin always says we are lucky to have all this preventative medicine. I guess he does have a point.

Have a lovely weekend.

B x

Squirrel x said...

More brilliant cards, you are such a whizz with these hun! Loving Oink, what a great name, and yeah, I was expecting a pig, lol. Aren't those BP machines a pain?! Still, better to have it sorted - since I was put on low dose BP tabs seven years ago, it has virtually eradicated my migraines. Bonus! Hugs Sxx

nnalorac said...

Super cards Jackie, love the bit of wit and the embossing looks great both ways. Hope your managing to stay cool. Carolxx

dizzy di said...

Super dooper Jackie - great cards ;o)
I love the embossing either way, nice finishing touch :D

Myrna said...

Great idea to use the embossing. It really does add that finishing touch.

McCrafty's Cards said...

Brilliant Jackie, I like the pictures and the embossing.
Kevin xx

Vicky said...

Some more fabby cards, you really have a talent for them!! The embossing is gorgeous

hugs Vicky x x x

Allthingsinky said...

Beautiful Cards, Love the photo's and the embossing, Have a great weekend...

coops said...

so stunning jackie.fab pics and the embossing looks really effective.
ah i know that peacock, you can`t eat in peace,very near to where i live too.

xx coops xx

Donna Mosley said...

Hope the tests come out ok Jackie and you get a good nights sleep. Love the gorgeous cards.

Donna x

Wishcraft said...

They're both fab Jackie, love the photos and the embossing works really well with them :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Carole of Brum said...

They look fab, Jackie, and the embossing does work so well on them, the bamboo design is quite good to use next to wildlife photos too.

Good luck for the BP results, hope you don't have to take the meds but to the good even if you do have to. CoB