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Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Woyww #205

Well, what a surprise! A Bank Holiday, and Sunshine! When did that last happen? We had ourselves an afternoon out around Stratford on Avon- some quality us time, but blimey was it packed.Takes about 35 minutes from here to the outskirts of Stratford- about 16 miles. Then I think it took the same amount of time to do a mile & a half to the centre to park!

They have an awesome Butterfly Farm, which we didn't do yesterday, but have before now. Gorgeous butterflies, which land on you as you go around. I guess that will freak out anyone who's not keen- I know how I'd react if it was spiders, lol.

 I have a Butterfly on my shoulder- less messy than a parrot, at least. The little one on the left with completely transparent wings was amazing.
They also have lizards & geckos wandering around.

 Anyway, enough of the Nature Trail.

Wednesday again, so its time to all meet at Auntie Julias Stamping Ground for this weeks snoop.
Been glorious weather here,so we've been in the garden a lot, which means there isn't too much on my desk this week. To be truthful, it was mainly on the floor, but more of that in a moment.
 One card finished from the stuff on my desk last week, The main image is a Stampers Anonymous stamp, some paper from a Prima pad called Craftsman, and a Tim Holtz Retro Circles embossing folder.

Now, the stuff on the floor: Lesson #84- always make sure you have a firm grip on ALL the tubs you lift down from the shelf, not just the bottom one. Because when the top one slides off, its going to get messy.
Brads everywhere.Dozens of 'em.

Worst bit was they had all been sorted out into little pots of separate colours. So I swept them up, and sorted again.
One last pic, Ambrose topping up his tan on the decking, lol. Although he'd got that hot, he'd moved to a shady patch, under some offcuts from our Yew tree.

On Earlies again (ick), so I'll schedule this one, and be around visiting this afternoon.


Winnie said...

Ambrose is a cutie. It is a true crafter that makes a spill or two! I had one of my new distress paints spill out (sad I wasted so much..ugh..). Butterflies farm looks great!The Museum of Natural History has an exhibit each year where they have them flying. I try and go all the time. So lovely. They place fruit out and they sit on them and eat. Have a great day! Winnie#75

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Love that card you've made, ever so lusciously steampunky...yum! Fab photos of the butterflies too, given that its hard to catch them in action :)
Not long now to the crop!
Hugs, LLJ 33 xx

Fandhmum said...

Hi Shaz
That circles card looks great. Awful shame about the brads.
Rosie x

~Sue C said...

Beautiful butterflies...WOW!
Happy Wednesday! SueC#120

Lynda Beazley said...

Hi Shaz glad you enjoyed the sunshine. The butterflies look amazing. I love your card and bless you for sorting out all your brads again. Enough to make a grown woman cry!!! Thanks for visiting!
have a happy week
Lynda B #24

Maisie Moonshine said...

Hi Shaz - I took my boys to the Stratford butterfly farm about 6 years ago - I have a scrapbook page somewhere of two very disgruntled boys one of whom is now terrified of all flying bugs - sometimes a plan goes soooo wrong you wouldn't believe it! Thanks for your visit MMx #72

Diana Taylor said...

Oh wow, those butterflies are beautiful - if only I lived nearer! Love the card with the Stampers Anonymous image on it - just stunning. Thanks so much for stopping by, have a great week.

Caro said...

We went to a butterfly farm this weekend too, but none of the butterflies landed on us, although a lorikeet did sit on my hand while I fed him! I feel for you with your spill...that has happened to me on more occassions that I can count, especially with eyelets for some reason! Thanks for sharing. Happy WOYWW. Caro x (#133)

Ria Gall said...

Hi Shaz
thank you thank you thank you for sharing those beautiful butterflies with us. I am a butterfly person and those ones are totally amazing. Great card and oh dear the brads not a good thing
Thanks for sharing your desk today, Happy WOYWW hope you have a great week
Ria #42

fairy thoughts said...

It was a fab weekend wasn't it, even i managed to get outside for a few minutes.
oh dear all those brads, but i guesss it is a bit like beads half the fun can be the sorting, it can be quite relaxing.
janet #32

pearshapedcrafting said...

Love those butterflies - we go to Williamson Park in Lancaster - my GD loves it! Well done to sorting out those brads again! Thanks for visiting, Chris 90

House of Bears said...

Oops to the brads all over the floor, just the sort of thing we'd do!

Thanks for visiting the bears this week

Angelfish said...

Wow! Great shots of some gorgeous butterflies. Oh no to the mishap with the brads. I don't think I would have had the heart to sort them out again!
Enjoy your week x

Fiona #77

Krisha said...

Hi Shaz,
Gorgeous butterfly pictures!! Love the card you made. Sometimes sorting can be relaxing if you don't have to hurry, BUT I will remember to hold tightly to all the containers...LOL
Krisha #20

Debs Willis said...

Hi Shaz, was that a 'brad-a-lanche'??? :-) great butterfly pics - I have one of DH craning over his shoulder to see a ginormous butterfly that attached itself to his butt!! Very funny :-)

And all sunshine gone today, but it was lovely while it lasted

Thanks for your visit
Debs #134

Lisa Richards said...

I groan to think of all that organizing of brads! Love your card!
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and have a great WOYWW!
Lisa #113

Gita said...

Wow, look at all those gorgeous butterflies. Oh noooooooo, all those brads over the floor. Seems like something that would happen to me in my disorganized mess. LOL. Brigita #122

Nikki said...

Thos butterflies are amazing and to have one come land on you is so kewl and OMG your collection of brads at least you got them all organized again :) hugs Nikki #13

okienurse said...

WOW Shaz those butterfly pics are awesome...nothing like that here in OK! Love your card too! I am having trouble finding the gears and cogs anywhere for my card and tag making. Are you guys having the same problems? Ambrose looks very comfortable there in the shade with one the footsies hanging out to keep the toes warm. Had a black cat once and he was such a sweet baby! Hope you have a great week. Vickie #36

dottielottie said...

Love the butterfly pics. Your card is so well co-ordinated it's great when something comes together so well. What a disaster with the brads, bet that took a chunk of your day to sort. I have been twinkling for the last few days after knocking over my bottle of deco art glitter lol
Happy art making
Hugs Lottie #131

sandra de said...

Gorgeous card and you are amazing to sort through those brads. I would of been tempted to vacuum the lot! The butterfly Farm looks amazing and I agree a lot cleaner then birds. Good luck with the early starts.
Sandra de

Hettie said...

Oops! Big Oops!
I last went to a butterfly farm in Guernsey and you are right, they are fabulous. They kept landing on my then fiance and I, but refused to land on this American chap, who got quite frustrated! Tee Hee!
See you very soon.
Doris will be making a showing next wednesday for you all!

Kelly said...

Only dozens? LOL Such an optimist. And such a task to resort. Thanks for sharing your 'what not to do' LOL

Ambrose looks comfy. I need to spend time in the garden as well... if it ever stops raining on days I don't have to work. Hugs and Blessings - Kelly #103 aka Rain

Daniella said...

We have a butterfly farm in Florida. While visiting there years ago we went. It is a bit creepy at first but once you realize they are only butterflies it is fun!!
Your card is awesome!!!

Elizabeth said...

Oh dear, Shaz, all those brads and all that sorting ... what a pain! Love the butterfly photos (hate spiders too. They come in the most amazingly beautiful colours. I visited a butterfly farm in Wigtown some years ago and have a photo somewhere of one that landed on my top - it looks like the most glamorous broach :) Hope the early shift went well. Elizabeth x #53

voodoo vixen said...

What a fabby post, from lovely butterflies to sunbathing cats and a rather nice card into the bargain! Oh dear to the brads... have done that myself and hate having to sit and organise them all again! Annette #7

artatag said...

Thank you for sharing your beautiful photos - awesome! And I really love your cards, great!
Gabriele #112