Sunday, May 8, 2011

Kids Will Be Kids

Hi Guys!
A quick little card to show you, using an image by Mo Manning.
I've had a busy week with my Mum and Dad visiting so haven't been crafting but this is a card I made a while back for a Mo challenge that ended up getting changed around because of the blog hop we had. Its all good. We need spare cards for times like this! lol
I'm using paper by DCWV and all my coloring is done with Prismacolors.

Punch is Martha Stewart and the die is a nestie that I cut into a bit to make it look more "bone-like".

I would like to enter this in:
Challenge Up Your Life -- Travel Related
Stamping Vacation - Very Vintage Challenge - Sewing
Crafty Catz - - Include a quote/sentiment.
Cooking It Up With Katie - green, punching, 2 of something (2 ribbons)
Pixie Cottage --  Sketch* and/or masculine
Flourishes - Card/project For A Child - 13yrs & younger

Ps) my 15 baby ducklings that I ordered will arrive this week sometime. I will take pictures of the sweeties and share them ASAP.
(I do have eggs waiting to hatch too, but that will be in about two weeks)
Meanwhile I am still trying to root out all the snapping turtles from our pond which is proving a gargantum (sp?) task. This "safe" trap I have which doesn't kill the turtles is apparently not as foolproof as they let on. 

I caught one small turtle yesterday (about 7 or 8 inches long) and left him in there as it's supposed to draw more turtles into the trap but this morning when I checked the trap the fish I put in was gone and so was the turtle. So if that dinky turtle got himself out, I could scream. We have 8 ducks left .At least 4 or 5 of my "old gang" had "gone missing" one by one and of the 8 we have left, 4 limp with turtle injuries.
A snapping turtle will, unfortunately, kill even adult ducks. I've seen them so I know.
As much as I want to "have a heart" and be kind to the turtles, I'm feeling my options dwindling as I love my ducks. Especially as new ones arrive on the scene.
Sorry to go on and on...I'm a bit obsessed. lol

Have a great weekend everyone!


Sara I. said...

Love the colors on your card and especially the ribbon and adorable train punched border! Sweet card :D

Fluffles said...

Hi there, thanks for popping by my blog. Love your card above, and am intrigued about your turtles & ducks. It sounds like you have a fun garden! Back to your card now, love that image & your beautiful colouring of it. Great use of border punch, (that's a lovely one,) & a very clever home made bone! Jx

Linda w said...

So Sad about your duckies getting injured and going 'missing'. I hope you sort out your turtle problem soon..what-ever it takes. Great card, bring back memories with my son. Love the border punch and what a clever shaped 'banner' for your sentiment. Hugs lin

Boxofcolours said...

This has to be one of my favourite Mo designs - great job Dorcas ~ Jane

Debbie said...

This is adorable, it's funny how kids always play with the box, and not the toy. Looks like he's having a blast.

Wow, on the turtle. Hope you catch them. and looking forward to seeing the new babies when they arrive.


Karen McAlpine said...

Mean old turtles. Hope you get them all. Very sweet card and I love all the sewing elemnts. Thank you for joining us at the Stamping Vacation Challenge blog.

Milla said...

Just found your blog through following a link from someone else's blog and had to become a follower as your cards are stunning :) This one is really a cutie, love the colours and the train border.
Good luck with sorting out the turtle problem! Hope the rest of your duckies will stay safe! :)

Curlybear said...

Wow Dorcus
this is amazing your colouring skills are amazing you really bring the characters to life and the sentiment is just perfect

Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Catz A Challenge Quote/ Sentiment,.

Good Luck,
Hugs Bridget Crafty Catz DT :0)x

KarinsArtScrap said...

cute image and a beautiful card dorcas.

greetings karin

Marianne said...

This is a sweetie! Love this image that you colored so nice. The trainborder is gorgeous.
Good luck with your pet truble.
Hugs Marianne

Craftyrose said...

Thanks for your kind comments on my card. I have been having a nosy at your blog. It's fabulous, your tutorials atre great and informative and it's all really interesting stuff. You have some beautiful makes as well! I shall definitely be stopping by again. Many thanks, Rosie xx

lindyloo said...

wow oh my this is stunning your colouring is fantastic thank you for joining us at the crafty catz this week
hugs linda x

Tine said...

Hi Dorcas. This one nearly sneaked passed my radar. Lovely card whenever it was made! Hope your parents stay went well. Think the word you are searching for is 'gargantuan' and it does sound like an up-hill struggle to rid yourself of the snapping turtles. I look forward to seeing the new 'babies' when they arrive.
Tine :)

Amanda R said...

My dad use to get turtles and make turtle soup, maybe there is a restaurant that would be happy to come and get them hmmm? Adorable card and hope all the new little ducks do well!

Gwen's Busy Little Hands said...

I didn't know about turtles killing ducks. That is so sad that you've lost some of your little feathered friends. I that your new little ones thrive.

Your card is is such a cute image. Just love the Mo images and your use of them.

dj1952 said...

Gorgeous card. I love the way you did the background papers and then stitched them. The little boy is precious. We actually have a picture of Noah in a box and Lang dragging him around. I'm having computer issues again. I can't access my desktop computer now, so I'm having to use Lang's and it's a pain, since it's got such a small screen. Hugs, dj

Andrea Ewen said...

Fabulous coloring as usual, Dorcas! Love that sweet image and that great coordinating punch!

Sadilla said...

Such a sweet cute card dear! lovely colors!!!
thanks for joining us at THE PIXIE COTTAGE, good luck, and we hope to see you back next week!

Ulina /Apricot Bubbles said...

Super sweet card!!!
Please show a pic of one of those snapping turtles - I don´t know these...

petra,s cards said...

wauw stunning card!!! loveley image and layout!!
xx petra

Anonymous said...

So sorry about your ducklings, I never knew that turtles would go after the ducks sigh, hope the trap starts working for you.

Hugs, Lori m

Nannieflash said...

Hi Dorcas I adore you card its so cute, love the colouring to.
Sorry to hear about your ducks and your problem with the snapping turtles, they are definitly a no no where other animals are concerned I hope you manage to trap them quickly and remove them from your pond. With hugs Shirleyxx

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

Too cute! Love the train punch! perfect for the card. Love the pattern you sewed too! Hope you get those pesky critters! What a pain! After the money you spent on the trap too!

Shelley Whiting said...

Your pictures and cute and charming. Very beautiful.

carol said...

bautiful card,your colouring is perfect, fits perfect with our challenge at Craftycatz, x carol

Lia said...

Hi Dorcas, you're the winner of one of my digis. Please e-mail me and I'll send it to you.

Thanks for the comment and you're welcome for the ducks. I'm sorry I didn't have time to get back to you earlier.

Aj* said...

Hi hun

Im with you on clearing the pond, I love my ducks too. We're getting some new Muscovy and indian runners this summer.

I'm not looking at your cards. lalala lol, banned myself from doing that for a few weeks as my studio is almost all packed up for the move to the new studio next week. It's only the opposite end of the house but its a lot of stuff & has to be moved/unpacked & opperational as quick as I can do it so I dont loose to much work time.

Better luck with those dern turtles soon I hope !


Dora said...

What a sweet card, I love this stamp, ha ha reminds me of my kids when they were that age. .. playing with the boxes instead of the toys. xx

Alice Wertz said...

you know i adore your coloring as always. love the fun design, too! super card, Dorcas! awwww.... bad, bad turtles..... hope they stay away from your little duckies.

Jessie/knightrone said...

Totally cute, and good luck with the turtle problem, yikes!

Anniebee said...

Hi, Dorcas! Your card is adorable and I couldn't tell at first that you used Prismacolors instead of Copics. Your shading is so smooth. Man, those snapping turtles are wreaking havoc on the poor ducklings aren't they? Bad turtles! I used to have ducks and geese and I love them too so I hope you find a way to resolve the problem before all the new babies arrive.


Dee Jackson said...

what a sweet image! Thanks for playing in the FTTC this week:)

Michele said...

Such a wonderful card. Love the cute image and the colours also. Hugs Michele x

lisbeth said...

Love your card. thanks for joining us at Cooking it up with Katie

Deb Mitchell said...

Wow!!!! What gorgeous cards you create Hun, scrolled through your Blog & I absolutely love every card!!! This is a brilliant lil boy's card too- adorable!

Hugz, Deb

Roxann said...

Good morning, Dorcas! Just dropping in to say "Hi"! Love reading your stories of daily life and of course I Loooove your work!

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