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Friday, 4 May 2012

Crafty Catz - April Showers Bring May Flowers

Happy Friday everyone - are you ready for the weekend?  Mine has started a day early, wheeeee!  We've had a little trek out today, first to the home brew shop in Colchester for Toad to get his next kit, then on the way back we visited a garden centre where we had the yummiest cheesie scone and a mug of latte, a mooch around the garden centre found the perfect Father's Day present, and then a quick whizz around the craft section.

Unfortunately, the craft section was a bit disappointing but at least I got the cellophane bags I needed, and I treated myself to a Michael Powell design stamp.  It's a big'un, with lots of colourwork, so that will be a challenge to look forward to.

Anyhoo, I'm here with a very simple card for this week's CRAFTY CATZ WEEKLY CHALLENGE who have the superb theme of April Showers Bring Forth May Flowers, and, oh sister, have we had some April Showers!  The garden has gone rampant with all the rain, and the grass is threatening to take over the world but it is still too wet to cut.  Never mind, good for the wildlife.

On the subject of wildlife, I had a bit of an upset this morning.  The BBC Planet Earth Live starts on Sunday and I am really looking forward to it.  Part of the show is featuring black bears from Minnesota.  Some of you will remember the most delightful three part film called The Bear Family & Me that was filmed by Gordon Buchanan, a Scottish wildlife photographer/camera man.  The films focused on a little bear cub called Hope, and her mother, Lily.  I had hoped that Planet Earth Live would give us a chance to catch up with Hope and see how she is doing but I learned this morning that it is thought she has been killed by hunters.  A year old.  And shot for sport.  I am not ashamed to say that I had a good cry.  Godammit, it makes me so angry.

OK, I'll climb off my soapbox now before I cry again, and here is my card for the challenge:

Ingredients for this card are:
Stamped Image  Sylvia Zet "Rosie's Bike Ride" Whimsy Stamps
Medium  Tim Holtz Distress Inks (ReInkers)
Sentiment  Hero Arts
Punch Border  Martha Stewart

I am still way behind with blogging, thanks to dodgy broadband, so thank you for your patience and hanging on it there.  I hope to be caught up soon.

Hugs, Sxx


Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous,love the image and your fabulous colouring.xxx

Aunty Sue said...

Well hello and thanks for leaving your link to this lovely card sorry Mr Linky is missing hopefully he will return. Thanks for joining in at Crafty Catz this week. Hugs and have a great weekend

Catherine said...

Fab card, love the image and the THANKS down the side...

Anonymous said...

Lovely card hunny! glad you got a head start on the weekend I am working tomorrow also! I see from your cute card you have been playing with your distress markers how are you finding them?
hugs me xx


Hi Squirrel
A gorgeous card love the image and fabulously coloured thankyou for joining us this week at CraftyCatz have a lovely weekend
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Debbie said...

Bears are one of my favorite animals, Speckled and Kodiac especially. I used to cry if I saw a bear in Russia, when they made them dance. Such a gorgeous animal, you wonder sometimes who the "Animal" is!!

Gorgeous "Wee" image, and lovely papers used. Have a delightful weekend and enjoy Planet Earth,
I cannot wait to watch it.
Do you remember the Polar bears? OMg they were fantastic.

rachel said...

beautiful image - love the colours too - gorgeous!!!!

Chrissy said...

Blogger himself is a bit dodgy with me at the mo...so I'm behind too...gorgeous image and colouring Squirrel..and dont get me started on killing animals for sport...awful..


Claire said...

This is soooo sweet hun. Have a lovely weekend. Hugs, Claire x

Debs said...

Super sweet card Squirrel - cute image and so beautifully coloured.
It can be a sad cruel world at times - especially for animals - I would have cried too :o)
Have a wonderful weekend.
Take care.
Debs xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Aw such a sad story of that cute bear. Fab card, love the punched border. Have a great weekend and hope you will enter my candy.

kay said...

fab card,x

coops said...

so stunning squirrel.i love the image and gorgeous pretty colours :D

xx coops xx

Unknown said...

I have just puchased this image you have coloured her beautifully what a fab card Hugs Elaine

Annie said...

such a pretty card and I love the thanks border punch! I am sad to here about Hope, I watched Gordon's films and thought the story he told was absolutly amazing. I cannot understand the killing of animals just for sport, shoot with a camera not with a gun.
hugs, annie x

Lisa Jane said...

oh this is so pretty and i love the punched border
Lisa x

Whisper said...

Aaah gorgeous card and am loving the punched thanks down the side.

Aaah what a shame about Hope, i'm not surprised you cried i would have done too, as we watched that programme - i had better not tell 5 year old son, otherwise he will be devastated, Luv Sam x

Zippy said...

Stunning card hun and such a sweet image.

I am also heart broken over little Hope. The monster who killed her wants stringing up by his toe nails.


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