Thursday, May 30, 2013

Magnetic Bookmark and a Ramble

I'm off work this week and as luck would have it the weather is fabulous - warm, lots of sunshine and light breezes.

After lunch I couldn't help but play along again with the Tuesday Trigger over at Moxie Fab World.

My good friend Trinh recently sent me the gorgeous magnetic bookmark below. She has a great tutorial here on making these type of bookmarks with some more fab examples.

I loved the idea so much that I had to have a go at making one.

Stamp (Hero Arts) - Let the Angels Sing

I found a cute little bird and the musical notes in a Hero Arts Christmas set and added a little twig from the garden so it would all tie in with the Trigger photo. The patterned paper is from Pebbles and the base of the bookmark is a lump of heavy card from a box which would have ended up being recycled.


I'm also submitting this project into the Die Cut Divas Anything But A Card Challenge.

I'm making the most of my week off so at the start of the day I went walking with Toby. We followed one of the Slí na Sláinte walks, it's about three miles long and takes a circular route out by our local canal. It's so peaceful there and most of the time all you can hear is the sound of birds chirping and chattering. I took some photos as we went along so if you'd like to ramble virtually with us here they are:

This is the first bridge we cross on the walk. There must be some wild garlic growing near here as there was quite a strong smell of garlic wafting around in the air at this point.

I haven't a clue what this wildflower is called but it looks so pretty all along by the banks of the canal. It reminds me a little bit of baby's breath, well whatever it is I love the delicate look of it.

There were lots of other pretty wildflowers along the way like these beauties

Finally a wildflower I know! I remember when we were kids holding buttercups under each others chins about an inch away from the skin to do the "butter test". Seemingly if you could see a tinge of yellow on the skin that meant you liked butter!

The hawthorn trees are in full bloom too.

There will be lots of berries this year!

With his black coat, Toby really feels the heat when we're walking on sunny days so a bottle of water and cup always ends up in the rucksack for this walk.

Then we came across these cuties who couldn't quite reach the long grass outside their paddock, so of course I had to stop and hand them bunches of grass to munch on.

Thanks for joining me on my little ramble:)


CinnamonSally said...

Wow Heather the weather looks glorious in Ireland can you get it to blow across to England for me!! All your photos are so pretty, I think that white flower is what we used to call cow parsley as kids.
Your bookmark is really cute, I love that idea.

Trinh said...

I love your bookmark, Heather! I just made some for my nieces and nephews this past weekend. Great take on the Trigger!

Wow, it looks gorgeous there! You were probably smelling society garlic; looks like a mound of grass with delicate blooms. And the delicate white flowers remind me of Queen Anne's Lace.
Thanks for sharing the beautiful pics with us!

Virginia L. said...

Lovely take on the TT with the bookmark design, Heather! I enjoy seeing your part of the world! The wild flowers and cute animals are absolutely delightful!

Stamping With Bibiana said...

cute your pics from your walk too, specially those 4 leg friends

Lin said...

Oh Heather, I really enjoyed your post today! First that adorable little bird just melted my heart, and then joining you on your walk was so fun! Giving me a foretaste of what we'll be seeing soon??? Hugs!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

What a wonderful ramble you had, Heather! Thanks for sharing the gorgeous flower photos and sweet Toby too! Just love your bookmark - so fun to use a Christmas set - doesn't look at all like Christmas! Happy Thursday!

Arlene said...

What a fabulous walk and thank you for taking us on it with you!

So glad you entered your bookmark in the Die Cut Divas' challenge this month.

Fena said...

These are awesome!!

Cath said...

Hey Heather! Thanks for linking this up to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

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