Monday, May 11, 2009


It's that time again - another challenge at A True Friend! This time we want you to use an animal picture that isn't a pet! We all love our pets, so of course we ove lots of other critters too! My page feature two of my favourite things at the moment, a cute little Canada Gosling and some BasicGrey Lime Rickey! Who could resist this range?? Cute little birdies and the stamps are just to die for! I picked mine up at Craft Obsessions and it looks like the lovely David and Brenda have some in stock again!!

The dotty background is a Spring Burst acetate overlay by Papermania and the scallopy (is that a word?) bit on the right hand side is a bit of raw chipboard that I've coated in Colorbox Pigment ink - I've got loads of these and don't use them that often as I seem to get drawn towards their chalk inks for distressing and I don't do a lot of embossing, but I needed a bright colour so grabbed my Petal Point inkpad...

and swiped it over... I'd forgotton how fab they are and it covered in just the one coat - even better because the chipboard is quite absorbant it dried pretty quick too, which is just as well as I'm VERY impatient! I think I feel a little order coming on - the metallic shades would be fab!

We were so lucky to get another fabulous weekend and I of course was out and about in the Forest.

Martha (and Lola of course!) got nice and wet and muddy...

The goslings and ducklings were out in force again - a few tourists chucking bread in the water always draws them nearer and makes getting a nice shot easier!

 There are also a LOT of VERY pregnant donkeys around too... so it won't be long till the foals start appearing. A bit of hot weather is a strain too, so plenty were having a kip in the sun!

And I'm pretty sure this guy is a Mule with a little Shetland tapping along!

And talking of Shetlands, one of THE cutest sights at this time of year are the Shetland Foals! They are simply adorable!


  1. Love the formation swimming ducks! They look like they posed just for you xx

  2. Katy we had our first foal this morning. He's beautiful. I've uploaded some pictures on my Hericus Blog, if you want to take a peek..

    Love the photo of the Donkey laying down thats priceless..x