Monday, April 25, 2011

Just Ducky


This is a long post, be forwarned!
When I lost my duck eggs last week due to the tornado, the lady who I bought them from very kindly sent me 18 new ones for just the cost of shipping. I thought that was so sweet I wanted to make her a card.


I chose this digi which Arielle (The Wax Fruit Company) made from my suggestion a couple months ago.
You're a sweetheart, Arielle!
I colored with Prismacolors and used papers by S.E.I.
The Punch is MArtha Stewart


The sentiment inside was created by TLC. Thanks, Paulette!

And since its Springtime and I'm so happy for the warm weather, I thought I'd share a few pics of what's happening in the garden!
The greenhouse (uncovered for summer):



The vegetable garden all laid out for spring planting with some seeds coming up:


Not looking like much yet, I'm afraid.

Some of "the gang" below. You can't see him because he blends in but next to the white ducks (Wally and Polly), is Golly the black runner duck.


The house from behind. You can see that Lucy the cat got in the picture. :-)


And springtime means that some of my favorite flowers are in bloom! Irisis!



Challenges for my card:
Craft Your Passion - Show us your layers
Crazy Challenge - - 3 different papers
Get Hippity with Ippity -- Spring/Summer
Make it Monday - Anything goes
Creative Inspirations - - use a Digi.
Stamptacular Sunday - At least 5 layers
Creations by Gill M - - Birds in Your Garden
Drunken Stampers - Farm Animals 
Little Claire's  - - Animals
Make it colorful - - Black Hair/Fur

Thanks for visiting!!





45 comments:

Joan V said...

Dorcas, what a lovely card. I love the stitching and all the papers you chose for the card. It was so thoughtful of the lady to send you some more duck eggs. There are some wonderful people in this world! Hope life is back to normal after the storms. One hit here in St Louis on Friday, but we are fine. Wow, you have a wonderful backyard pond and garden. Thanks for sharing a little bit of your world. Have a happy day.

Ildiko said...

Dorcas this is gorgeous, I've been on a farm and I was thinking of you and Arielle with her digi when I seen thoese beautifull duks
hugs
Ildiko

Boxofcolours said...

I hope things are starting to get back to normal after the storms & what a kind gesture from the breeder. I am sure she'll love your card ~ Jane

Crafteezee said...

Gorgeous card Dorcas and I'm sure she will really appreciate it. Hugs Tracy x

Annika said...

ok, BEFORE I forget - thanks for playing at MIC. Genuinely happy to see you there, it's my sort-of-a-happy-play-place. And your work is totally in the same category.
Of course I love your card. The image, the colouring and the kind duck-egg-lady (that came out wrong)who sent you new eggs. Keeping my fingers and toes crossed!
Now to the business - I totally want to move into your house! lol It looks so lovely and the garden is just amazing! Although I don't want to thing about cutting all that grass...
Hugs
Annika

Aletha J. Williams said...

I love your card! Thanks so much for sharing your story with us. And thanks for joining us at Get Hippity with Ippity. Good luck!

Reflections from Granny said...

Gorgeous flowers, beautiful home and garden and your card is so adorable! :)

Ulina /Apricot Bubbles said...

Extremely sweet card! Love the colors and your coloring of the ducks!
I bought these digis a while ago, too, but wasn´t in the mood to use them until now... my idea was paper-piecing, because I´m not really good in coloring pics :-)
What a large garden! You don´t have to buy any vegetables, do you?!
Thanks for sharing all those pics!
Hugs,
Uli

Michelle said...

Hi

Wow, what a wonderful post! Your photos are amazing, you live in such a wonderful place. So sorry to hear that you were affected by the Tornado and lost those eggs, but how sweet of that lady to send you some.

Your card is gorgeous, the stitching is lovely.

Thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

Michelle :-)

Don't forget......... if you leave a comment on another entry, mention that you saw their card on "Make It Monday" for a chance at second prize. The more entries you comment on the more chance you have of winning.

Sara said...

Wow! I love your card! And how sweet of her to send you more Duck eggs! I am so sorry for the destruction of the tornado! Looks like you are getting things back into order! Thanks so much for joining us at Get Hippity With Ippity! Have a wonderful week! Happy Creating! Sara

Candy C said...

Hello...your card is lovely! Very pretty papers and coloring. The ducks are adorable. I am sure that the lady you are sending this card to will love it! Also...your spring pictures are wonderful! Almost made me feel like I was there! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge! <3 Candy

Anita said...

This is so sweet. Love the ducks and those SEI papers are some of my favorites ... loves the blues and greens. That was so sweet of the duck lady to send you more eggs. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you. Lovely house and pond and I'm sure your garden will look fabulous in no time. Mmmm, fresh garden tomatoes? My favorites!

Bron said...

I am sure she is going to love this card, who would not. I love the layout you have used and the papers are so sweet. The geese are gorgeous, love how you have coloured them. Thanks for joining us at Stamptacular this week we hope to see you again soon. Hugs Bron :D

Flip-Flop Creations said...

Darling card! Love the quilted look. Great pics of your garden and flowers. WooHoo...it's getting warmer outside! ~jeni :)

Helen said...

I was passing by North Caroline this pass Sunday and saw some left over from the tornado. I love the welcome center there (the first one coming from Florida) It was so kind for the lady to replace the ducks for you.
Love your garden too!

Shirley-anne said...

Hello Dorcus,sorry to read of all the damage but happy that kindness and goodwill prevailed .Thank you for sharing the good news as well as photos.Loved the card with beautiful image and colouring .Thank you for sharing and linking to Make it Monday .

Kelly Schelske said...

Oh no Dorcas, sorry to hear you lost your duck eggs, but glad to hear of the kind heart of the lady that sent you some more. What a perfect card for her!

Gorgeous picts, love those flowers and the wonderful signs of spring!! I'm still waiting for all of the snow to melt:-)

Sabina said...

Hello,
i like your card!
Sabina

Posh Cat Crafts said...

Gorgeous card love your colour scheme. Thank you for joining us at Craft your passion
Hugs
Tamara

Debbie Pamment said...

A beautiful card for a very deserving lady! What a sweet gesture!!! Your garden looks like a fabulous place to spend time in too - we're heading into Winter so am jealous - especially as our Summer was a bit of a no show!!!!
Enjoy your eggs, flowers and garden!
xXx

Rony said...

WOW that is stunning! I LOVE it!
Love that image and your coloring is lovely!

Thanks for joining us on The Crazy Challenge this week, hope you'll come back next week!

sueincanada said...

Love your card and all the great photos.

Tine said...

Hi Dorcas. Your house & garden look beautiful. Gorgeous card and I am sure the lady who sent the eggs will really appreciate it. I am sure it will be second time lucky with the new 'babies'.
Tine :)

KimCreate said...

Hi, love your card and your wonderful post. Just love to see your garden pics! Hope all is ok in your neck of the woods. I didn't know you lost your duck eggs in the tornado. so sorry.
Kim

Stacey G.- 2 Craf-t-4u said...

Perfect card! She will love it! I love the colors, looks just like your ducks! The flower and the grass are nice touches too! Hope the babies are warm and growing nicely! These will be a healthy batch of adorable fuzzy featherness! Its a word! Love your iris pictures! Did you have permission to got to that garden to take pics? LOL! It looks great! Can't wait to taste, I mean see what it produces! LOL!

Dotty Jo said...

Such a lovely card! Your house and garden look fabulous - you are so blessed to live in such lovely surroundings! BTW, I've got candy on offer until Thursday evening so why not drop by and take a look! Jo x

Marianne said...

Hello Dorcas, I'm so happy for you. New eggs from this lady. So I'm sure she wil love this beautiful card you made. And between the lines I read that everything is going to be normal again. What a beautiful house and garden you have.
And now about your card. Those goose are so lovely and you colored them so stunning as ever.
The papers are so good matching with it and I love your stiching.
Thank you so much for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge this week. I hope we see you again.
Hugs Marianne

laney said...

Fabulous card!! She will love it!!!
Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations this time hope to see you again
hugs
laney

Debbie said...

I absolutely love these ducks. They are totally adorable. Thanks so much for joining us at Creative Inspirations hope to see you again next week.

Hugs
Debbie

melissac said...

Dorca - I just love your photos!! Your duck card is a perfect thank you!! Thanks for playing with us on Get Hippity with Ippity!!

Alice Wertz said...

awww.... i love that adorable image and your colored it so beautifully as always! gorgeous card and thanks for all the pretty photos from your garden!

Tracy said...

I love your duckies Dorcas! The softness of your card is very appealing. Your house and yard remind me very much of mine although I bet I've got you beat age wise (1940's). Very sweet card. :-)

dj1952 said...

Dorcas, sorry it took me so long to comment, I've been fighting migraines the last couple of days. Your card is beautiful. I really like the layout and papers you've used, too. That was very sweet of the lady to send you new eggs. And your flowers are gorgeous! Hugs, dj

jules said...

the card is just gorgeous!!!and wow love your home!it's a beautiful place! im on the next flight!!!!!!he he!!

Cor* said...

Very thoughtful indeed. A very well put together card with lots of TLC I'm sure, not just the sentiment! Great pictures as well. Love the flower ones. Thanks for playing along with our digi challenge at Creative Inspirations! Good luck!

Jessie/knightrone said...

Gorgeous pictures, and SUPER CUTE card!!

jaine the basement gal. said...

Hi Dorcas, I love your fun card. Especially the little flower - I wish I could crochet. Your garden is looking super, its going to be wonderful in the summer.

Kerrie said...

Your card is gorgeous and love your vegetable patch!

Thanks for sharing your creation with Make It Monday.
Don't forget......... if you leave a comment on another entry, mention that you saw their card on "Make It Monday" for a chance at second prize. The more entries you comment on the more chance you have of winning second prize.

Debs said...

Ducks are absolutely gorgeous, fabulous creation, loving your photos too, Thanks so much for joining our "Digi" challenge at Creative Inspirations
Debs
xxx

Helen said...

Great card - your colouring is just perfect. Love the photos of your garden too!

Thanks for joining us at Little Claire Designs.

Helen x

Beccy said...

1. That card is just too darn cute
2. Your garden is stunning
3. Do you want a lodger?
4. Hope you have better luck with the new batch, arent some people just lovely.

Thanks for joining us at MIC.

hugs Beccy x

Heike said...

This is a lovely card.

Thanks for joining us at Little Claire for our fortnightly challenge.

Anonymous said...

THANK YOU DORCAS FOR THE LOVELY AND THOUGHTFUL CARD!

IT CONFIRMED MY FAITH IN THE GOODNESS OF PEOPLE!

YOU ARE SO TALENTED AND I AM BLESSED BY YOUR KINDNESS IN MAKING THIS LOVELY THOUGHTFUL INDIAN RUNNER CARD FOR ME:)! MAKES ME SMILE AND FEEL WARM ALL OVER EVERY TIME I LOOK AT IT:) I'LL CHERISH IT FOR AS LONG AS I LIVE!

YOU HAVE A LOVELY HOME AND TOUCH MANY LIVES I'M SURE WITH YOUR THOUGHTFULNESS, TALENT, AND GENEROSITY!

I'M SURE THAT EVERYDAY YOU SEE YOUR RUNNERS YOU WILL HAVE TO SMILE AT THEIR SILLY ANTICS:)AND WILL FIND YOURSELF TAKING A FEW MINUTES TO JUST ENJOY WATCHING THEM:) LIKE I DO:)

MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY ALL THE DAYS OF YOUR LIFE:)

THE INDIAN RUNNER DUCK EGG LADY:)
CARLA

THANK YOU FOR MY CARD!

jojoscraps said...

Now this is a card that feels like Spring! This is a sweet image and I love how you've colored the "girls". The papers are really pretty and I like your design as well. Thanks for sharing with us this week at Stamptacular Sunday Challenges. I hope you'll join us again soon!
Jo xx

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

wow your place is huge,my idea of heaven,land and water,you are very lucky.
gorgeous duck card, I'm scared of birds but not ducks.
janex

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