Seems I disappeared for a week or so, and for very good reason. Hubby and I decided to take some time off and enjoy some of the amazing sights of our new home. We crammed a lot into our week together and I took over 2500 photos...YIPES!! Anyway, I apologize for not being around to visit you, I will be catching up with everyone soon as I can. I hope you all had an amazing week!!
For my card today, I have used the new Mister Tom's Treasures paper collection from Pion Design to make a feminine card. These papers aren't just for masculine! There's a video tutorial as well.
PION DESIGN PRODUCTS:
click on any image to view the full Pion Design collection
Mister Tom's Treasures - Morning Glory 6x6" PD7503
Mister Tom's Treasures - Tom's Garden PD7407
Mister Tom's Treasures - Morning Glory PD7404
Mister Tom's Treasures - Vintage Newspaper PD7406
Mister Tom's Treasures - Tags PD7412
Mister Tom's Treasures - Borders PD7410
Scent of Lavender - Small Leaves PD7203
Pion Design Palette - Pion Blue VIII
I am entering the following wonderful challenges:
** Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge #230 - Lots of Layers Theme (Leaf Flourish #14)
***One of the things we did on our week off was spend a day at the African Lion Safari. This place is amazing. It's not like a regular zoo. Most of the animals are NOT in cages or behind fences, they are running around free and you just drive around and see them up close and personal!! So cool!!
Since the animals are not in cages, there are no signs to tell us what we are looking at, so some of the animals were a mystery to me. I mention the unknowns, so shout em out if you know what they are!
I love zebras! They are such a magical creature, straight from a fantasy novel!
We were constantly having to stop to let the animals cross over the road...WHAT!!! There's a baboon on my car, helloooo!! See the little baby in the background? So cute!
Not sure what these beautiful deer-like creatures are, but have you ever heard the expression...
LIKE FATHER - LIKE SON!! (lick those lips boys!)
Not sure why this cheetah was behind bars. Mating season, grumpy, sick??
We took a boat tour around the islands, so beautiful and relaxing!
Well, it's a bird...but that's about all I can tell you...
He looks so soft, I really wanted to reach out and touch him, but that's strictly forbidden.
The next few shots are some fancy photography tricks I've been practising. Beautiful but require a bit of trickery. This first one is me trying to capture the water drops. Not quite there yet, but not bad.
Another panning shot. This stork flew right over my head, what an amazing thing to see!
This owl was in complete darkness when I took this shot, so I'm pretty happy with the details.
No post would feel complete without my token shots, so here is my morning coffee shot...
and a baby squirrel...awwwwwwwwww!
That's it for today. Thank you for stopping in and for all the amazing comments. If you have any questions or interesting tidbits about today's wildlife, please let me know.