Thursday, 14 May 2015

Crocosmia birthday

Good morning everyone, I hope all is well in you world. Here's some hugs if you need or want them {{{{{hugs}}}}}

I cannot believe that my week off work is 3/4 gone!!!!!

Yesterday after lunch I went to Attenborough Nature Reserve, probably my favourite place within about a 10 mile radious of where I live. It was my first visit there this year and it did not disappoint. It was so windy that it nearly blew me over on my way into to visitor centre for a hot chocolate, but it was so refreshing, definitely blew the cobwebs off LOL. For the first time in all my years of taking photographs, I managed to catch a couple of swans doing their heart thing, it was so lovely sipping hot chocolate and watching them, after I had taken photographs, of course! There was a pair of great crested grebes too, and I was hoping they would do their dance, but they didn't BooHoo!

Anyway, on to my card for today which features a crocosmia that I photographed many moons ago but can't remember where!

All card used is my usual white linencard from The Range.
Base cardis from an A4 sheet folded and cut to fit into a 6x6 envelope.
Wavy birders are the Spellbinder offcuts from an earlier card.
Photograph cut with Die-namics stitched circle die.
Pearls from stash.

Unfortunately I was at the wrong angle to get the full effect of the heart shape, this is the best one that I managed!
Jackie xx


Sue said...

Your card is gorgeous Jackie, I love the photo and perfect CAS design.
Such a wonderful photo to the swans in love, thank you for sharing.
Sue xx

brenda said...

The colours of the blooms against the white looks so striking Jackie. Can't wait to see those elegant swans on a card.

B x

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Another stunning card Ginnyx


Beautiful card Jackie and love the pic too
Dianne xx :)

Carole Pollard said...

Stunning card Jackie another amazing photo such a gorgeous colour. The swans are just a delight enjoy the rest of your week thanks for the hug as well I need it this morning got a rotten sore throat Love and hugs Carole x

Unknown said...

Morning Jackie what a gorgeous card I love the image you have used. and your design is wonderful.
And I love your photo of the swans it's just a shame you weren't at the right angle but it is still a wonderful photo.
Debs xx
{Debs Cards}

aussie aNNie said...

Lovely colour combo here and gorgeous result in your lovely creation.xx{aNNie My Personal Blog}

Diane said...

wow the flower nestled against the fun die cut and scallops are wonderful.

Hugs diane

Viv said...

Such a beautiful card Jackie and I love the swan pic lovely ;) Viv xx

Christine L said...

A very pretty card with that gorgeous flower Jackie... I think we have some of those in our garden...

And thanks for sharing the swan photograph.. it sounds like a lovely place to go, even though we've had it a bit chilly this week!

Christine x

Donna Mosley said...

Gorgeous card Jackie, love the photo and fab linen effect.

Donna x

Jackie T said...

Hi Jackie your card is gorgeous. Your photographs never fail to delight. Hugs Jackie

coops said...

stunning card jackie.the flower is beautiful and i love your fabulous swans photo :D

xx coops xx

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

What a wonderful display for the flower I. Which I have not heard of or ever seen. Thank heavens for you to bring us beautiful flowers and scenery through your photography.

Joanne said...

Your trip to the Nature Reserve sounds wonderful! How lucky you are to have such beautiful wildlife nearly on your doorstep! BEAUTIFUL photos and an elegant card! You never fail to disappoint me Jackie, you are SO creative and a real inspiration! Hugs, Joanne

Lesley said...

lovely card and you were very lucky to catch the swans doing their heart thing - glad you had a lovely time at Attenborough not been there for ages - take care Lesley x

Vee Cassidy said...

You apologise for a photograph that is totally amazing, Jackie. I love your card too the borders work briliantly. Vee xx