Thursday, 31 July 2014

Lapwings and Buffalo

A couple of weeks ago we spent 3 days as invited guests at a Game Park. What a privilege. We were so spoilt and saw some amazing animals and birds.

One evening just as the sun was setting we watched as a pair of Blacksmith Lapwings saw off a herd of buffalo who wandered too close to their nest. It's amazing that they lay their eggs slap bang in the middle of an open piece of land with nothing to protect them at all. We really thought that the eggs wouldn't survive as one of the buffalo actually lay down right where the nest appeared to be. After about 10 minutes of squawking, a few pecks on the nose and lots of wing flapping the animals moved off and all three eggs where perfect, thank goodness.
Nature never fails to amaze me.  

I made this card to send as a thank you for the fantastic weekend.

The envelope was made using the Complete Crafter's Companion.

A different colour combination.

I personalized this bought envelope by securing some striped paper to the flap.

Pattern: Prick 'n Stitch   Big Five
Card stock: 200gsm in navy and red.
Black button
Gold brads
gold paper
Thread: DMC in black and metallic bronze
Envelopes: Navy bought
                  Red and white stripes paper: Google free images
                  Red paper
                  Complete Crafter's companion, envelope side
                  Grey check: Activity Village

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