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10/09/2017

Birthday Hummingbird

Hello and welcome. Hope that everyone had a pleasant weekend. It was rather quiet here, did a few house chores, made some phone calls, ran some errands. Yesterday we finally got some much needed rain, but then late afternoon, we had tornado warnings for our area. Nothing dreadful happened right around this community, but in the next county, a small twister blew down some trees. We might get  more rain today, which will be ok. I can work on cleaning the windows that face on the front porch, as I will be under roof if I should step outside to wash instead of tilting those windows inward.

Today's share is another bits & pieces cards, that was sent to the son-in-law for his birthday which is later this month. The hummingbird is a pretty Northwoods image (wooden block) which I couldn't resist when I saw it. NWoods has the prettiest flower and birds images of any company I've seen; always stamp out crisply aside from Operator Error. Sometimes with the large blocks, the stamp press works terrifically to  help with OE.


The background is Very Old Stuff  with a large pattern but I liked the shade of green with the colored image. Tried to cut it to take advantage of the pretty floral, but at least managed to get the insect intact. It looks like the very bottom edge 'bubbled', but didn't see that until in the photo. The die cuts a large rectangle, the oval, including the skinny oval frame. Cut the DP along with some dark green c/s, and used the dark green to create the inlay framing look. The golden frame is part of the image, and colored with a pentel gold metallic pen. Wink of Stella was also used on the frame. Also noticed that when editing, I forgot to add the signature hallmark :-) Ah me.

Am enjoying the visits from my old friends....I'm so grateful you all stayed with me while I was MIA so long. I'm doing my best to return visits as comments are made, and hope to get back to visiting  lots of other followers who haven't re-found me lately. We're still trying to provide support to the 2 widowed brothers, while getting back to the routine of our own lives.

Thanks for taking time to visit today. How do you like the blog's Fall look? (actually it was last year's Fall look, but had to remember how to upload the template - hope I've got it right).Thanks Loll!

Anybody watching The Outlander new series? I've enjoyed it so far. Also loving the Doc Martin Series 8! We're waiting to see some of the stuff we saw filmed, and also looking at the scenes and saying "Did we see that bit?" or "Do you remember that?" Adds such added fun to the viewing.

Hugs & God Bless.

36 comments:

  1. This is really pretty. I can see why you wanted to use the background paper as it fits in so perfectly with the image. We have so many series to catch up on. They are all taped . Outlanders being one of them. We will need to do a session of binge viewing in order to catch up. It's the only reason I like the winter months when I can't get out in the garden and it's nice to snuggle onto the settee with a warm blanket. Hugs Mrs A.

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  2. Lovely to see you back Mary. I haven't visited the logs for a little while so I missed your return. Such a lovely humming bird on our card today. Gorgeous. Take care. Hugs Christine xx

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  3. So pretty, Mary ... seems we're looking through a window onto a summer scene, with that sweet hummingbird and those lovely blooms! Hugs, Anita :)

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  4. Absolutely stunning, gorgeous colours and image, beautifully designed too, love it!
    Valerija xx

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  5. Fabulous image and beautiful B.paper perfect compliment to the image-love the little Bees-quiet weekend here too cold with a bit of rain on Saturday -love the Autumn blog look -took me that long to figure how to change the main blog look last year I decided to leave the header how it was ;0
    Carol x

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  6. The hummingbird is quite pretty, Mary. That background paper goes so well with it. I really like that you change out your headers.

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  7. The style of the paper and image go hard in hand, timeless and classic beauty. Colors are really well coordinated too.
    I've never done anything with the design of my blog header, but it's nice with the seasonal variations you do:)

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  8. Gorgeous stamp and a gorgeous card! Love that hummingbird.
    Hope you don't have any more bad weather now!
    Lynn

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  9. A beautiful card Mary, such a fabulous image and lovely colours - so pretty.
    It's nice to see you posting regularly again.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
    x

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  10. Wonderful card design Mary, beautiful coloured image and love the backing paper.
    Hugs Pam x

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  11. Wonderful card Mary. I love your fall blog header, well done.
    Hugs Veerle xx

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  12. Lovely card Mary, lovely the image and your colours.
    The first series of Outlander is now on our TV, I have already watched first and second series on amazon prime, and watching now the third one. Alistair thinks it's soft porn, but loves the scenery, hope you are enjoying it, Kate x

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  13. This hummingbird image is so pretty and beautifully coloured by you Mary, also the background paper is perfect with it, and your son-in-law will have loved it I'm sure. I think your seasonal change of background looks great too. x

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  14. The fall template of your blog looks great! :) And your adorable card is a delight for the eyes, such wonderful stamp and colouring! Love that green tone on the bac panel and the gold oval around the frame! A fabulous work!!!!
    Hugs and blessings, my friend!

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  15. Pretty card!! love your blog header. I would love to do mine but not sure how.

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  16. This is so gorgeous, Mary!! The hummingbird is beautiful!! We still have a couple that are sticking around, even though it's a little late in the year for them!! I love the colors and papers you used!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  17. Hi Mary, Loving the card.

    Your blog looks very autumnal.

    We've just had the first series of Outlander.

    Hope you get your dg duties done today.

    Hugs
    Sue

    DG duties = Domestic Goddess duties:)

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  18. That’s a great image Mary and that paper is just perfect ....we are having a grand day here and starting to clear up the garden..sweeping up leaves...at present my hubby is inside the empty water storage butt trying to clean out the tap...it’s bound to be a snail in there.....
    Have a lovely day xxxx

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  19. Great card for your son in law. I love the framing in the oval with the beautiful background paper. I can't remember if I've read a book sometimes until I'm half way through and something triggers my memory!

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  20. Mary, this is so beautifully colored and your background paper compliments your artwork so perfectly! Love this image and the magnificent colors you chose for it! It's gorgeous!

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  21. Beautiful combination of pattern paper and image. And, the layout of the card is wonderful too!

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  22. Oh my another gorgeous card Momma Mary and you have colored this hummer to perfection! I love how your used that background paper, so well done you. I have not seen The Outlander, will have to look for that one. Need to work on watching more of the Doc Martin series as I do enjoy that show. You are doing better at blogging than me, but I am trying to get around to commenting. Hopefully when the mowing is done for the winter I can get back to blogging. Hugs, Brenda

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  23. That's a very pretty hummingbird and I'm sure it made a nice b-day card for your SIL. I'm happy you didn't get any severe weather and hopefully today (like us) you're enjoying a bit of sunshine. I've never seen Outlander, or the other one you mentioned. I'm not invested in any tv shows all that much these days. We usually have baseball on tv and that's rapidly drawing to a close as the divisional titles are being played. Soon we'll have the world series and once that's over, I'll be digging out my jigsaw puzzles again to amuse myself :)

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  24. I love your autumnal banner Mary, the colours really appeal to me and I have quite a lot of them in my wardrobe!! Loving your hummingbird card too. Hope the nasty weather passed you by xx

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  25. Gorgeous hummingbird! What a lovely card. I can't believe a tornado in October. The weather sure is weird these days.

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  26. A pretty card Mary, just a quick comment today as I am getting ready to on holiday.
    Jean x

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  27. What a beautiful card, Mary! I love that image and you've colored perfectly, as always! The background is perfect to frame it! I immediately noticed your gorgeous Fall header! Love it! So glad that tornado wasn't close to you. Too close for comfort though! I'm hoping this summer type weather will leave and we get back to fall!

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  28. How beautiful is this hummingbird in the oval frame! Your blog looks fabulous in its fall attire!

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  29. Gorgeous card Mary! and I love the fall look of your blog!
    xoxo Olga

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  30. This is so pretty, and I lovely reminder - our hummers left almost a month ago already, sure miss those cheeky little guys swooping around the kitchen window! Your coloring is stunning and the background really is the perfect backdrop. Just finished Season 2 of Outlander at the weekend. They are off to France!

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  31. Gorgeous colours in your Humming Bird card - love the way you have framed the image. Super Autumnal colours you have used for your blog - so rich and vibrant! x Anne

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  32. Love your card Mary, the hummingbird is beautiful (and so is your new Autumn blog header). So glad you were not affected by the tornado, there has been so much this year, in many ways I am glad we live in rainy old England!

    We finally got the first series of Outlander over hear and I am really enjoying it, now I can look forward to a second series too!! Hugs, Anne xx

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  33. Lovey card Mary. We've been watching Doc Martin too! Not sure if you are at the same point as us or slightly behind. I just feel I should point out on behalf of the Devon and Cornwall Police that the inept policing is nothing to do with them!!

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  34. What a pretty card Mary - and well done, it looks lovely. The paper fits the oimage beautifully.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  35. Glad the tornado didn't cause in problems in your area. There's just so much devastation going on these past few months.

    Your card is really beautiful. I can see why you are attracted to the NW stamps. Gorgeous images. Hopefully they have an on-line store I can check out.

    Take care washing those windows!! And stay dry Mary. xx

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  36. What a beautiful card Mary and the humming bird is a beauty.

    We watched Outlander as boxed sets - night after night. We really enjoyed it and can't wait for the new series to start next year. Barbxx

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