What's Outside Your Window - Less is More Challenge

I found out about the 'Less is More Challenge' from a fellow blogger, Marie at Baileyrosy whose blog I now follow.  I saw that she had entered this week's challenge #268 which is 'What's Outside your Window'. 
 
Well for the past couple of years we have had a pair of collared doves who have visited our garden from when they were very young and for the past week,  every time I look out of my window I see them huddled together and sitting on our decking rail.  They are really sweet!
 
So this is the card I have come up with.....
 
Less is More Challenge #268
 
I cut out the doves using a cut file from my trusty Silhouette Cameo and also made a fence that would sit in the circle and stamped that with a woodgrain stamp in a pale grey.
 
The sentiment is from Waltzing Mouse which is now sadly closed down.
 
Actually, this weekend, I have been painting a dovecote which my clever husband made and is going to sit on top of a tall tree trunk.  I've read a lot about getting doves to nest in the cote and know that wild doves are very unlikely to make a nest in them but I am hopeful that if our visiting pair don't build a nest in there that some of the many other little birds in our garden might. 
 
When it's all finished I shall post a photo of it...just needs a roof now.
 
Please take a hop on over to the Less is More Challenge to see what other crafty bloggers have seen outside their window this week.

Update - I had typed Turtle Doves and my husband kindly pointed out that they are Collared Doves - my apologies but my head is still in a muddle after recovering from the flu!!!
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13 comments :

  1. What a gorgeous card Wendy! (And welcome to Less is More!) I love the layout of this, so fresh and such beautiful calm colouring. I'm very envious of your turtle doves - looking forward to seeing the finished dovecote, maybe in your next LIM post? :) x

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    1. Thank you Esther. I'm hopeful the dovecote should be finished before the end of April and I'll definitely post a photo of it.

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  2. Hi Wendy so lovely to see you at Less is More am sure you will feel right at home here. What a beautiful card absolutely gorgeous. the doves are so sweet and love how you enclosed everything in the circle with such a pretty background too. Do hoe the doves decide to make a home in your dovecote and look forward to seeing photo's.

    Marie

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    1. Thank you Marie for your sweet comments. I shall if I can snap the doves snoozing next time I see them!!

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  3. This a wonderfully cute, fun and CAS-tastic card Wendy. Great for our challenge at Less is More and thanks for playing along this week. Sarah x

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  4. I absolutely love your doves cuddling on the fence, a fabulous card.

    We have cuddling collard doves too, Love to see them in the garden. look forward to seeing the photos.
    Faith
    x

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  5. What a fabulous card you made Wendy. Those doves on that fence look so cute! I really do wish you lots of luck with the dovecote. I used to have one in my garden when I lived in the UK but sadly we weren't lucky in attracting nesting birds possibly because the timber it was on may not have been high enough. Wouldn't it be wonderful if your pair of collared doves do nest there.
    Thanks for your kind words on my blog and thank you so much for joining us at Less is More. I do hope we'll see you again.
    Sharon xx

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  6. Love it...these two are so cute! Thanks for sharing at Less is More!

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  7. Fab and very cute card !

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  8. What a gorgeous interpretation of what you see outside your window! They do look very cute and snuggly! Lou x (Guest designer at LIM)

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  9. Such a cute scene. I love the grey theme too with the little pops of yellow. So glad you found us at Less is More and thanks for playing along.
    Anita x

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  10. It's taken me a while to get around to seeing what's outside your window!
    This is such a cute pair of little birds! Couldn't help but smile! Super card.
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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