Sunday, 25 April 2010

What A Beautiful Day!!

Hullo, Hullo,
You know what they say about rain..... Nice weather for ducks!
Lets face we had plenty of rain this morning considering it was mean't to be a scorcher!
Well look who visited our garden this afternoon - a duck!
Unfortunately a bit worse for wear duck, she had some feathers missing from her back and some from her neck and seemed a little bit muddy.
At first sight I wondered if she had been run over as she was limping a little, my neighbour Mary said she would ring the Swan Sanctuary as they are local and the man came to collect her and explained that at this time of year Male Ducks do tend to get a bit randy (ooh er!)which results in lots of feather plucking and hence the reason she was walking like John Wayne!!
He did assure us she would make a full recovery so I do feel we have done a good deed for the day which makes you feel great!

I did manage to make a card after the Duck saga and used the fab sketch from Sketch Saturday and just had to use my freshly purchased Nora she just has to be the cutest CC design ever I love her! As soon as I got her I knew I had to use my Magnolia background stamp and I am pleased with the result she looks like she hasn't a care in the world don't you think?
Unfortunately it was late in the day so pic is a little dark

There is lots of stickles on the flowers and butterflies and sparkle on the papermania shimmer dots, I tried to capture this here and as you can see failed miserably!!!
I will also be entering my card for Simon Say's as the challenge this week is Things with wings and I spy 3 butterflies on my card.
Hope you have had a lovely weekend and if you run the marathon you deserve that medal cos you must be stark raving mad!!!
I break out in a sweat just watching I definitely don't have enough puff for that sport!
Enjoy your evening!
Toodle pop


  1. Hi Suzie, well, what an eventful Sunday you've had! Gorgeous card, love little Nora and she works brilliantly with that background, they are perfect together.

    Hugs, Nicki, xx

  2. Evening suzie,your card is gorgoeus,really cute image and i love that background stamp...i thinks i NEED that one too:)


  3. Oh poor mrs Ducky!!! Love the card and such a cute little girlie coloured beautifully xx

  4. Oh poor duck!
    Your card is gorgeous. I love the CC image and she looks fab with the Magnolia background - lovely fresh colour scheme too.
    Have a great week.
    Clare x

  5. Hello! Great card love the image and the colours. Poor little quacker, hope she is ok.

  6. Hi Sue, I had to laugh, thats the sort of thing that happens to me, weve got a pair of geese that regularly fly over our house at 6am in the morning. But it certainly bought a smile to my face fancy getting the sex of it wrong, well well well.
    Fabulous card its gorgeous and your right that background certainly does go with that image. With love and hugs Shirleyx

  7. Oh thank you for telling us about your duck saga. We had a peasant looking the same in our garden and now I know. Naughty goings on well I never Matron!
    Love your most beautiful card Sue!
    She is so cute and your colouring is beautiful!
    kim x

  8. Love the card Suzie- shes so cute, understand why you had to have her in your collection!
    Hope poor Mrs Duck is feeling better by now! Poor thing!
    Take Care
    Teresa xx

  9. Love the card, background is very pretty as is Nora. Will be AWOL for a while as I am going in this afternoon for the chop (that will put paid for my crafting for a while lol).
    see you soon (?hopefully).
    Sandra (craftynan)

  10. A lovely, sweet card Suzie, very pretty.

  11. Suzie, I love your card. So cute!!! hugs Shelley

  12. Gorgeous little card Suzie, I love the soft pastel colours and the fab layout you have used! It's great to be back in blogland...still not really got my va va voom back but I'm working on it...hope all OK with you :) Donna x

  13. Such a lovely card!
    Wonderful image and lovely colors!!
    Thank you for joining us at SS,
    hugs from Maya :)

  14. Such a beautiful card and avery cute image which you have coloured beautifully.

    Thanks for sharing the duck story.. poor mrs Duck....John Wayne lol

    kerry x

  15. well what a poor plucked duck, bless!!

    and this card was just meant for me, make sure you pyt one of these stamps aside for me with my books!!


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