24 March 2010

FRIENDS FOREVER
{If the Shoe Fits: 26 March DT Project}
We had to use trees on our projects for this week and here is my creation using my aloe tree stamp and once again with an iris folding backdrop. The sentiment are stickers from my stash. The brown ribbon, felt buttons and anchors are also from my stash.
I am also entering this card for the following challenges:

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During a recent visit to the Monte Casino Bird Park, I managed to take these pics of my favourite animal, the Meerkat. They have got such curious personalities. This one is definitely a Mama Meerkat on the watch-out i.e. checking out all the human bypassers. Still feel sorry to see them all cooped up in a little enclosure, whilst in nature they roam a huge area.

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... and below are some pics of our visit 2 weeks ago to Sabini Game Farm near Bella Bella. We had an awesome relaxing time in nature with our dear friends Belinda and Carel. It was seriously hot during the day i.e. 39 degrees C, but evenings were just perfect. We had awesome sundowner game drives with a major cheese board, fig preserves and wine on the menu. It was absolutely fantastic to enjoy these delectable treats within in nature.

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Above: Nyala calf:

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Above and Below: Awesome sunsets we feasted our eyes on during our sundowner game drives.

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Below: Striped Horses i.e. Zebras relaxing

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Hope you enjoyed the tour through nature.

17 comments:

  1. Lovely card and even better in real life which I had the pleasure to see this week-end. The Meerkats are really cute - must say I enjoy watching them too. Your sunset pictures are awesome - can see a lovely scrapping page being created. Cheese, biscuits, sundowners in nature - couldn't ask for better.

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  2. Oh WOW Desire any friend would LOVE LOVE this card....LOVE the browns...sooooo beautiful!!! Those pictures are GORGEOUS too, WOW amazing!

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  3. Lovely card!! And wonderful colors! Amazing pics of the animals too...

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  4. wow! what a set of pics! and a fab card too!

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  5. Wonderful card Desiree, but afraid those meerecats get the prize. They absolutely fascinate me.

    One of our BBC channels has been monitoring them in the Kalahari Destert for some years and screen their filming on TV. I am an avdid watcher and they have become almost part of the family as I can't wait until the next episode to see the outcome of their latest activities.

    Thank you so much for sharing.

    B x

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  6. Such a stunning card Desire!
    Your photos are so utterly amazing!
    hugs
    kim x

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  7. Great card, I love the felt buttons! Lovely photos too. Thanks for taking part in the MTTC challenge xx

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  8. Wow Desire jou fotos is PRAGTIG. Goed genoeg vir 'n koffietafelboek. Ek hou ook baie van jou skepping oor vriendskap en die boom. Ek hoop regtig ek kan eendag 'n kursus by jou loop. Ek mis die scrapping.

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  9. Fabulous, elegant card and what stunning photos.
    luv
    Debby

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  10. Beautiful card Desire, and wonderful piccies. Lovely to see. Thanks for sharing. Kim

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  11. Fabulous card Desire - such amazing detail and gorgeous colours. Love the wildlife photo's too - they are amazing!

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  12. Beautiful cards and gorgeous photos. I would like to host some of your pictures in a post of my traveling blog? What do you think Desire?

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  13. Glad I received your kind letter. I hope everything is fine with you and your lovely family. I will take good care of your photos and let you know. I don't know why but I experience problems in e-mailing you!

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  14. Desire...these pics are stunning. One day when I am big I want to take pics like you:)

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  15. gorgeous card chickie ~ love the browns..and that iris folding!

    and wowza..great shots!

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  16. Hi Desire...

    I'm popping over from Philip's blog after looking at your GORGEOUS pics of SA... Thanks so much for sharing them with us...

    All my best,
    Leesa

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  17. Desire, just popped in for a visit and as usual am in awe of your amazing talent, the ideas and techniques just spill out of you. Your photos just take my breath away, I feel I am right next to you, whilst you are taking these pictures, theyare awesome.
    Jenny

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