18 October 2009

MRS WAGTAIL ... YOU'RE AMAZING
  1. Dutch Dare DT Project: Use Felt on your Project
  2. The Pixie Cottage: The First Challenge - A Sketch
  3. Paperplay: Week 39 - Favourite Embellishment
  4. Basic Grey: Colour Challenge - Green/Red/Blue
  5. Stamp Something: Bling It Somethings
  6. Daring Cardmakers: I Can See Clearly Now
  7. If The Shoe Fits: #7 Bling It On
  8. Everybody Art: #61 Shapes/Punches
Felt-header
I suppose you are getting bored by this time, seeing one iris fold creation after the other. But, hey I am having loads of fun with this technique and am discovering new shapes all the time. This is the first circle design I created and has surprisingly been the easiest shape thus far to work work with.
The Pixie Cottage's first ever challenge which is a great sketch got me out of the blocks for this creation and then Basic Grey's colour challenge for this week took the stress out of selecting the colour combo. The red flowers are from felt and the circles behind them are punched circles that I created with one of my EK Success circle punches. The bling is of course represented by the clear jewel stones which has come one of my favourite embellishments.
And its been quite a while since I managed to combine more than 3 challenges with one creation, it seems like lady luck has been on my side this week.

Felt-Front

Felt-Flat

Felt-Flat2

I mentioned in a previous post that Mrs Wagtail has made her nest in an aloe tree in our garden. She has been sitting on two eggs for just over 7 days now and I can't wait to see whether she will manage to hatch the eggs. Do any of you perhaps know how long a wagtail take to hatch their eggs?Just imagine the cute little chickies that could be waiting on us.
I waited till she was away from the nest and had to use a small step ladder to be able to have a good view of the nest from above to be able to take these photos. I was afraid that she might abandon the nest if I came too close, but she is still sitting on the eggs. Sjoe, I'm quite relieved.

Wagtail-on-Nest

Wagtail2

Wagtail

Wishing you all a relaxing Sunday.

63 comments:

  1. Stunnind card Desire and fantastic that you managed to fit in so many challenge requirements. It is quite appropriate considering you have a mommy Wagtail waiting for her eggs to hatch. The nest is so cute and wonderful that we can appreciate nature so close to home. I look forward to seeing the progress. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. stunning card desire with my fave colour combo and thanks for sharing the pics of the nest with those cute little eggs....can't wait to hear more news of the babes.....big hugs kath xxxx

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  3. Wow, your card says:You are amazing. Well I think you are! What a great take on our sketch and what a lovely colours. Thanks for joining us at The Pixie Cottage.

    Hugs,
    Renata

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  4. Mommy Wagtail is so cute - thanks for sharing this with us.

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  5. Oh what a most beautiful card Desire!
    Your pictures of Mrs. Wagtail are amazing! so exciting!
    hugs
    kim x

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  6. Hi Desire - gorgeous photo's - yet again. Pied Wagtails have an incubation period of 12 -14 days. (I'm full of useless information!!)
    Your card is stunning, your iris folding is fantastic - love how you've cut the little birdies out of the Phoebe papers.
    hugs Heather xx

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  7. Sien uit om foto'tjies van die baba voeltjies binnekort te sien! Ek verstom my altyd aan die kleure, tegnieke en prente wat jy maak - hou van die blou kombinasie.

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  8. Gorgeous card Desire - I love your iris folding...and the colours and papers are delicious! :0)
    Helen x

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  9. This is beautiful! Love the iris folding!

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  10. What a fantastic card! Love all the work and details on it!!! And wow, you sure know how to fit in quite a few challenges! Have a great Sunday evening!!!

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  11. Fabulous card and great tribute to your tenant. Mrs Wagtail is adorable hope the chicks hatch and fledge OK

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  12. Gee Desire that card is da bomb! I love it!! And I am loving what you are doing with the iris folding - the circle design is also my favourite. I am excitedly following Waggie's progress.

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  13. Hi Desire!
    Your card is gorgeous, I love your iris folding! Your photos of nest Mrs. Wagtail are amazing!
    Hugs

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  14. hello Desire,
    you are one of the winners of my monthly blog candy. All the details are on my blog, please email me your postal add so I can get your small package of goodies to you.
    warmest regards,
    Susan

    I love your latest card

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  15. I wouldn't tire of seeing those lovely Iris fold creations. I don't think I've ever seen them before. It really is quite amazing. I must tell you that I do so enjoy reading your blog. Adding those delightful photos really makes it serene for me. I do love photography and you are wonderful at it. It amazes me seeing your style in crafting - it is so unique and brings so much beauty out into the craft. Your blog is a great crafting experience. Plus, YOU are such a wonderful person - your comments are always so warm and friendly; it makes a person's day always! Thank you.

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  16. I so admire this technique and your card is wonderful!
    Thanks so much for joining in with our first challenge at The Pixie Cottage this week and also thanks for playing along with Basic Grey too ;o)
    Hugs Tara xx

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  17. Desire, WOW This is BEAUTIFUL!!! I love this color combo and your design is GORGEOUS!!!!! Thanks for all your awesome inspiration!!!! Great added pics too!!!!!

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  18. Amazing foties of mrs wagtail Desire! I do hope the eggs will successfully hatch. Love your card, it's beautifully done! hugs Nettie xx

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  19. Beautiful, love the red!!

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  20. Beautiful!
    I love the Iris folding and your take on the sketch is great.
    Thanks for playing in out 1st Challenge at The Pixie Cottage!

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  21. oh what a cool looking card!!! Love your folding in the middle...
    janny

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  22. This is beautiful!

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  23. Definetly not bored of your iris folding. I love the way you add it to a card. Beautiful. Can't wait to see the baby birds hatch.

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  24. Gorgeous card! Wonderful take on the Sketch at Pixie Cottage. Thanks for playing and I can't wait to see more of your work!

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  25. Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!! Wow, so very creative!! Thanks for playing with us this week and hope to see you again!! Good luck!!

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  26. you iris folding is always so stunning Desire, gorgeous card and I love your wagtail photograph
    Mina xxx

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  27. Dit is verskriklik mooi en interessant Desire. Ek weet net ek het nog BAIE om te leer oor scrap...dalk as ek aftree sal ek tyd vir die wonderlike kunsvorm he. Intussen bewonder ek jou skepping.

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  28. Pragtige fotos - eendag se eendag dan probeer ek dit ook.

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  29. I love your card! The iris folding looks so nice! Mrs Wagtail is just too cute!!! I look forward to some more updates!!

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  30. Wonderful card Desire, gorgeous colours and papers and the little birds look so cute

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  31. No Sweetie can assure yoy I am not getting bored seeing these Iris Fold cards made me want to have a go, I just adore the colour combo on this one and those birds are just so tweet
    Hugs Jacqui x

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  32. Hi Desire

    Wonderful card and great pictures as well. Reminds me I have some of the swallos which nested in one of our stables this year, I really should post them.

    Thanks for 'joining' my blog and have done the same.

    B x

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  33. lovely card, and your nest is too cute, I hope the little family will be safe. The joy we get from nature.
    Lovies xxxx

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  34. Excellent work. Your iris folding is so beautiful and your nest amazing!

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  35. Wow! I love your style and your blog is amazing!

    hugs,
    Jennifer L

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  36. Gorgeous! Love that folding technique :) Thanks for playing with the Pixies!

    Cheers!
    Kristen

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  37. A fabulous card Desire and I love your birdie photos TFS. Thanks for joining in with Daring Cardmakers too this week.

    Lynda xxx

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  38. Great card, really love the colours! Thanks for taking part in PaperPlay.

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  39. Amazing, incredibly detailed card, Desire. I love it all, the colours, the stamped bird, the way you've repeated elements within the iris folds, it's perfect.

    Thanks for joining us on PaperPlay this week.

    Julie

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  40. My all time favourite colour combo - wowzers girl, this is just stunning! Love all the amazing detail you add to your cards. Amazing photos of momma bird and her eggs too x

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  41. This card is amazing! A great tecnique and beautiful details!

    Thanks for playing with us at the Pixie Cottage!

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  42. Beautiful card Desire, I just love this colour combo and the little birdies are the cutest. Kim

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  43. oh chickie..i could never tire of seeing your iris folding..love the technique..and you do it so beautifully! another GORGEOUS peice of work..love it! and how wonderful to be able to see it IRL! great pics

    hugs
    melody

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  44. Beautiful card Desire! I Just love all your iris fold creations!

    (-: Heidi

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  45. This is a very cool looking card, Desire!! Beautiful!!

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  46. Can I just start off by saying, you have some of the most amazing photos I have seen!!! I thikn I could look through your blog all day, lol! I look forward to seeing more from you photo wise and scrappy! Thanks for playing over at The Shoe this week!
    Tanisha~

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  47. Hi! Great card, I love the theme and the technique you've used. Great use of bling, thanks for joining us at Stamp Something this week! Shelly :)

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  48. this is awesome Desire!
    hugs
    fiona xx

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  49. omg! i love ur card! this is beautiful!!! so uber cute!!!! and i love ur blog....those pics of the bird and the nest are just, amazing! i too took pics of a bird nest last year, sadly in the end only one hatched, and i took a pic of the baby too! i love birds! thanks for playing at the shoe this week and hope to see much more of ur work!!!
    ~tracey

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  50. Stunning card Desire.... Loving the iris folding!
    Hugs
    Sandra x

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  51. Wow! I sure didn't expect such a unique card. You did an amazing job. Thanks for sharing your talent with us at the Pixie Cottage. I enjoyed all of the gorgeous photos on your blog.
    ~Pam
    http://stampsinc.blogspot.com/

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  52. Hi Desire, thanks for your lovely encouraging comments that you always leave on my blog they really mean so much. Well what can I say about your fab card, beautiful colours, I am loving that blue at the moment, love your choice of papers in the iris folding and all that lovely bling, looks like a little port hold which you can watch Mrs Wagtail through!! fab fab fab photos of this amazing nest cant wait to see those little chicks, Happy Crafting and bird watching to you, Hugs Sue xx

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  53. wow, this soo gorgeous, Desire!! Love the iris fold!
    Hugs
    Peet

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  54. A wonderful card Desire and your iris folded circle is superb, I love the combination of papers you used, it's all so elegant. I love the wagtail photographs and I hope she has a successful hatching, it's very exciting to see the babies. We just had robins nesting in our garden this summer and it was wonderful to see the babies fledge. Glad you could join us at BG this time. Chris and the design team. :)

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  55. Hi Desire!

    It's been a long time since I've visited you - sorry ;(
    But when I do, it always makes me happy, looking at your beautiful creations ;)
    Love the way you've combined the norwegian *lol* colours on this card, and the fun looking embellies ;)

    Take care! Hugs, Lena

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  56. Your card is `stunning` Desiree..fab photos TFS Have a great Day :)x

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  57. Lovely card and precious photos of the nesting wagtail. Keep us posted on the chickies:)

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  58. Your card is Amazing and So Beautiful!!...Love the photos..can't wait to see the birdies hatch!!...Hugs, Ila

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  59. Another gorgeous card! Love the nest pics!
    hugs
    fiona x

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  60. Oh my what a beautiful card!
    Love your gorgeous colours and such a perfect design!
    Oh can't wait to see how they babies come along!
    hugs
    kim x

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  61. Hi Desire - my private blog - where I store all my addresses says you have done a new post 8 hours ago so I came in to check but can't see anything...weird! Will keep checking ;-D

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  62. What beautiful photos. How exciting!!

    I just love your card!! The iris fold came out perfectly!! Love your birds, colors and layout!!

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  63. I love your card, Desire! And your iris-folding doesn't bore me at all. In fact, I was surprised to see how you use this technique together with scrapcard. It looks so much better than most irisfoldings I have seen before. This looks great!!!
    xx Monica

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