Friday, 28 June 2013

Inspired by Nature

Here in France, we live in the middle of nowhere, the deepest countryside, on a little hill top, overlooking the village we belong to in the valley below us. Surrounded by cows and all sorts of wildlife with the nearest neighbour at least a kilometer away. Yesterday, I was working in the garden, being watched by little birdies picking at little critters in the grass for their little kiddies in the nest. Lots of littles there, lol, but these birds are tiny! But size really doesn't matter, lol, they are also fearless and couragious and couldn't care less about me being just a couple of metres away from them. So I got my camera and took a few photos of this glorious little creature -

I must try and find out what this bird is called.

Anyhoo, birds must have been on my mind when I went into my craftavan for a bit of creating, because I made two cards, both with birds on! -

Card 1 -

Card No. 2 -

We do have an owl in the barn, although it is very shy and we have only seen it a few times. Seen the evidence on the floor often enough though, lol.

I would like to link this post to Debra's BE INSPIRED No.146 over at the COMMON GROUND blog.

Have a wonderful weekend and be inspired by beautiful Mother Nature as well.
Toodlepip xxx


Mom E. said...

Such a lovely bird you photographed. She trusted you very well!
And your bird cards are so lovely....makes me want to make a card! Too much painting and strawberries going on around here! Believe it or not, the raspberries are now getting ripe...I'll be in full swing with those next week! I have to finish painting!!!
And tonight, I cleaned out one of my freezers, and defrosted it! My hands are cold! But now I can go to bed! Have a great day while I sleep!

Kimberly at ArtJoyStuff said...

Hello Liz, you certainly were inspired to create such beautiful cards!
enJOY a sweet weekend,

Junibears said...

Your photography is stunning and so are the bird cards you made! Beautiful! xx

Kathy said...

You just get any better inspiration than from Nature. Your cards are wonderful and I love the images. First time to stop by came over from Common Ground. Kathy

morkaren said...

Skønne fuglekort du har lavet, og din lille fugleven (dejlige billeder) heder en bogfinke her i Danmark. knus morkaren.

Rhonda said...

What a sweet bird you captured with your camera. I cannot wait to hear what type of bird she is.

Bird themes always tug at my heart and your newest creations did just that. xo Rhonda

Karen B. said...

Sweet Liz,
your cards are so lovely!!
many hugs
Karen B. ~ Todolwen

Nook and Cranny said...

Love those cards...
Thanks for sharing.

Createology said...

I don't know these sweet beautiful birds. Your cards are tres chic. Nature certainly is wonderful inspiration. Creative Hearts are Happy Hearts...

Tracie Dean said...

Gorgeous!!! I really love the last one of the owl!!

Happy Crafting

Anni - Fabric and Mixed Media Art said...

Liz your cards with birds are so wonderful, I love everything with birds, especially owls, wish you a lovely weekend.
Hugs Anni

Vicki Boster said...

Oh to be playing in a little garden on a hilltop in France---- can you even sense how jealous we all are!!! The little birds are beautiful- so colorful. Your newest creations are lovely- I love them both- the owl is beautiful.

Enjoy your special time in your beautiful place--xoxo

Dorthe said...

How wonderful you can be that close to those beautiful birds dear Liz!!-you got wonderful photoes of that lovely colourful friend!!
And OH how wonderful cards you created- they gorgeous,- I love the one in all white and brown, and the butterfly there!!How sweet is that!!!!- And mr. owl looking a bit angry on the great handmade paper, and with his jewels and cheesecloth hide away, is gorgeous, too!!
So good to see, you are doing well dear friend.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

OMG, you have Fearless French birds, how crazy that you can get so close! Your bird cards are adorable!


Jeanette Ann O'Donnell said...

Hello Liz,I have come for a visit to your pretty blog,from Doni at Faith Grace and Craft. I am now following you. Your little birdie is so sweet. It sounds like you live in a beautiful place. Love your cards too. :)

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Hello dear Liz, Your little birdie friend is quite confiding and it's great that it inspired you to create those beautiful bird cards. They both turned out very lovely.

Lucky Dip Lisa said...

I love your description of where you live, your beautiful visitor and your owl card..great post!

Debra Oliver said...

Your bird photos are wonderful, now I'm curious too. It looks like an American "Blue Jay" but with different coloring. How perfect to be on a hilltop in France. your birdie cards are beautiful. LOVE coming to visit!