Friday, 20 May 2011

Sweet Sketch Wednesday #102

Loving the sketch provided by the talented Arlana for this weeks challenge at Sweet Sketch Wednesday. Don't laugh but my mum (who by the way is 79) has been invited to a 21st birthday party!!! I asked her if she would like me to make a card for her and this is what I produced. The paper is 1st Edition "Love Letters", I've used a Stampin' Up punch for the decorative border and the numbers are Maya Road Philadelphia which I've covered in Sugar Coating cupcake glitter. I am so loving these chipboard numbers.

Thursday, 19 May 2011

What a difference 11 days makes

I'm pleased to say that all 7 chicks have thrived. There is 1 egg that never hatched, and I think it is still in the nest, so I would have thought with all the heat off these little ones it must well and truly be hard boiled by now. The chicks are looking so well and they are now looking like blue tits. I'll be sorry to see them go as I don't think it will be long before they fly the nest as some have been flexing their wings, and they do look quite cramped in the nest. Look forward to hopefully seeing eggs back in the nest this time next year (fingers crossed).

Saturday, 7 May 2011

Do it Yourself Springwatch

I just had to share this news. When we first moved into our house which has been 1 year last month, we put a nest box on the side of the house. This nest box came supplied with a camera. We have been checking on and off over the months and nothing. Last month we had a look and we could tell that something had been in the box. To cut a long story short, we have a blue tit nesting in the box. She laid 8 eggs, and is now the proud mother of 7 little tiny pink chicks. The pictures are taken from our tv screen so they aren't brilliant. Its great watching her and dad feeding the chicks. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that they all thrive.