Friday, August 15, 2014

I saw the fox this morning!

On Wednesday my neighbor and I were talking about gardens, rabbits, and the wonderful life we have living on the shores of Lake Michigan. Michael mentioned that he hadn't seen the foxes all summer long. At the end of our street is a bluff at least 30 feet high (with trails and paths to get down to the beach quite easily), and scads of critters live in the bluffs. The foxes in the area love the bluffs; they're perfect places to make dens. We wondered if the coyotes had gotten to the foxes. Then this morning, there he was...standing as bold as you please, chowing on some kind of rodent - probably a squirrel - looking gorgeous. Did I have my camera? Of course not, dang it! But he was beautiful and I was glad to see at least one of them back in our yards. I've seen a pair sunning themselves by my other neighbor's garage in the past, and a vixen with kits trotting down the sidewalk to the bluffs; to me, the foxes are just enchanting. They can come and visit anytime!!! It was a magical experience, too bad Michael left for SanFran the other day!! I'll text him, but I sure wish I had a photo to send along...

Now that I've babbled on and on, I'm getting right down to this. Today I'm not going to list the supplies for my cards, but will let you know what they are if you ask in the comment section (that is, if I know for sure..as always, I have used scraps on all these cards)

Four, count 'em, four cards. And four challenges. Let's get to business:

First up is the Avery Elle Challenge

Challenge 13

This is a small card, perfect for little hands at 4" x 4".


Next, we're moving right along to CASology. Pretty clean, pretty simple, pretty magical!




And over at Color Throwdown, they've got this fun palette, which in my world leans toward a sort of masculine card...or it it????




And last, but certainly not least is my second card for The Card Concept.


Wedding cards are so much fun to make, aren't they? Oh the promise that a wedding holds...


(that's a printed vellum overlay) Here's a close up so you can see the details a bit more.


And now, I'll be done. Happy dances everyone and have a great weekend!





28 comments:

Patti said...

Fantastic cards!! I love them all but especially your deer little wildlife card : ) I think those animals are nearly huggable LOL

Great fox story too. We found a "nutty bird food" mix draws in the fox. They love it : ) We once had a family of baby foxes from a nearby den frequent our yard. It was adorable! They would play and wrestle together for hours while Mom watched just inside the woods. Sweet little barks just like regular pups! : ) We stopped putting the bird mix out for them when the skunks came in to try and claim the land and food for themselves LOL

Love the wild life in northwestern WI!!

Patti

Lynn said...

Oh my goodness...you've been working Bev! Four beauties from super cute to amazingly elegant. All kinds of eye candy!

Deepti said...

Oh my Bev you have been on the role creating all the beauties and cuties :) I love the magical card a lot !

Wanda Cullen said...

Love the fun birthday card in the throwdown colors! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week! And...I'm wondering...what does the fox say? :-)

Susanne Vargas said...

Well, after I read about your fox viewing I sort of was expecting a fox card... ;) Kidding aside, it sounds like you live in a beautiful place!
And you have been very busy - four cards! All very different and every one of them fabulous! Soft color wash on the first one, the second one simply magical, the third one happy and colorful, and the last one classy and elegant!
You are on a roll! Looking forward to the next batch...
Have a great weekend!

Judy1223 said...

Bev, you are a nature lover, for sure! I think I'd be a bit afraid of foxes living near my home...although I would like to watch them from afar, they are beautiful. Anyway, I love all four cards you posted...and I am enthralled with your magic wand card for CASology. Love how much open white space you left! Thanks for joining in the fun at CASology this week!

Lori said...

Fabulous designs, Bev! Love how you layered the "happy" die cut so it really stands out from the dotted background. Thanks for joining us for this week's Color Throwdown!

Kim Heggins said...

And what did he say??? Sorry I could not resist, hope you don't mind. How fun for you...and to live so close to so many wonderful creations. I love all of your cards, you have been a busy bee and what fabulous cards they are!

Geri said...

Hey there stranger! Nice to hear that Mr. Foxey is back in town! They sure are clever little critters!

Awesome cards!!! Cute, magical, fun and elegant...four styles, each one masterfully created! The vellum overlay on the wedding card is absolutely gorgeous



Marybeth said...

When you are not looking for foxes you are very busy In The craft room. Wow so many wonderful cards! I love your CAS magic ! Sounds wonderful where you live.

Darnell J Knauss said...

You've been on another creative roll, Bevie! I love it when those pings go off pop, pop, pop, one right after the other and then it's you who enchants us! How wonderful to see a fox (sorry about the rodent, tho, I'm sort of partial to some rodents) and how blessed you are to live there!! Have a great weekend!! Hugs, Darnell

Radhika said...

love all your cards little deer is so adorable n elegant card for the card concept.. cute magic card love it. :)

wienerhoneymooners said...

Bev, awesome and star-tastic, love this sweet CAS card!!!!! So great that you have joined us this week!!!

Anita in France said...

Wow, Bev, those pings have sure been ponging ... these are ALL amazing! Adorably cute, crisply magical, fun and bold, and perfectly elegant ... in that order! Lovely to see the fox ... we haven't seen many this year either ... p'raps as well for the hare that's taken up residence! Have a fab weekend, my friend! Hugs, Anita :)

sheila said...

What a great group of cards! you are very talented ;-D Thank you so much for visiting my blog and taking the time to comment on my card! have a good weekend

Leigh Penner said...

Wonderful cards!

Kylie said...

How awesome is nature! :) And how awesome are all of your cards! You are amazing!

Vickie Z said...

Fun to see the fox!! Lots of wonderful cards...you've been busy!! This for playing at CTD!

Cathy Weber said...

How neat that you saw a fox when you were afraid they had all been eaten! Beautiful wedding card and a very elegant vellum overlay! Thank you for joining us this week at the Card Concept!

Diane said...

Fantastic card designs.

Hugs diane

Tracey McNeely said...

My you have been busy Bev! Isn't seeing wildlife in their environment wonderful! Love all these creations, The sweet spots on the deer! Thank you so much for sharing with us at CASology!

Yoonsun Hur said...

Oh! So lovely vellum overlay! It is really sweet card! Thanks for playing with us at the Card Concept!

Jen W. said...

Wow, you've been a busy lady, Bev! So much gorgeousness all in one post! I can't even pick a favourite but that little magic wand really is adorable. :) Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

And I love your fox story! No foxes here so I've never seen one in real life but they really are super cute!

donna mikasa said...

Adorable little scene! I love how you used kraft for the animals!

Laurie said...

HI Bev! Your cards are beautiful! Thanks for joining us at the Card Concept!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Such cute cards, Bev! Love the vellum overlay on that wedding card. Classy!

Thanks so much for joining us at The Card Concept!

cm said...

Lovely "pings' x four, by dear friend! Each one shines with your versatile style - from fun and cute in the first, clean and simple in the second and third, and full-on elegant and classy in the fourth. The vellum/silver wedding card = gorgeous! Keepsake for newlyweds, indeed! Your story of the 'returned' fox is precious; they are such beautiful creatures. We don't see them here (curious...) very often; coyotes, though, are common, and often enter into town, which is so not a good thing (especially for smaller dogs...) and, eventually, the coyotes themselves, who garner the attention of the Park Rangers. I'd take a family of foxes living in the vicinity over bears and cougars any day!
Hugs~c

Katie Gehring said...

Fabulous card! I love those darling animals in kraft! Thanks for sharing your beautiful work with the AE Challenge!