Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Rudolph the Red Nose Goat?

This is what I saw out my kitchen window this morning - we had a good dusting of snow during the night but the rising sun soon took the snow away.
 The sun really travels fast especially when you are trying your best to capture images!
Do you see my sweet goats?  In goat talk they are saying "here comes Mama with our treats!"


Here are my two cards for the Christmas card challenge at Stamping for Pleasure.  One a month my talented friend Sarn hosts this very merry challenge.  Want to get a start on your Christmas cards?  This would be a good place to start!!

Thanks for your visit.  I do hope you enjoyed my pictures.  I feel so lucky to have found such a wonderful stamp picturing my babies Flip and Flop.  You know I do appreciate your comments!!
Sandy xx



55 comments:

Marilyn said...

Oh my gosh... what a fabulous view! I can see for miles out my kitchen window too but what I see is a checkerboard of grain fields, no trees and most definitely no mountains!
Wowsa to the cards... Flip and Flop are famous and do make fab cards, don't they. Love that cut-out work on the paper behind them.

cuilliesocks said...

Wonderful view Sandy, I would love to waken up to it each morning and Flip and Flop are just gorgeous. Are they a special breed of goat, I've never seen such long ears before?

Beautiful cards with their image, love the little bit of flower hanging from their mouth. Great design, specially that border.

Hope all is well with you and yours, hugs Kate x

Tracey T said...

I could do with some goats to help me manage the field at the back of our house and yours look gorgeous! I would like to think that we are unlikely to get snow before next winter but the weather here is so unpredictable, you just can't rule it out! Love your view. Hugs, Tracey x

Valerie-Jael said...

Hi Sandy, love the photos, gorgeous views, and the stars are, of course, your beautiful goats - as photos and as cards. Great idea! Hugs,
Valerie

SARN said...

What a spectacular view Sandy. Thanks for sharing.

And HOW did you find such an appropriate goat stamp? Amazingly detailed and of course, it really tickles me that you've cleverly turned it into a Christmas image.

Thanks for sharing your cute Rudolph Day goats.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Stamps and Paper said...

Sandy what a beautiful view you have .....your goat stamp is fabulous and live the cards you've made..

Anne

Jean Straw said...

Lovely cards, great image and I love the cutout backgrounds.
Wonderful view you have from your window, thanks for sharing the photos.
Jean x

Jean Straw said...

Lovely cards, great image and I love the cutout backgrounds.
Wonderful view you have from your window, thanks for sharing the photos.
Jean x

Jan Frances said...

Totally unique christmas cards. Brilliant x Jan

cheryl Baker said...

Oh gosh hun what a beautiful view and oh those wee goats are so cute love the cards too hugs cheryl xxx

Christina C. said...

You reside in a truly beautiful part of the world, Sandy! Flip and Flop are so darn cute....love your goats!!! When I think of the alleys in Chicago, I'm always so happy to live in the country surrounded by wilflife!
Your Christmas cards are simple yet so unique and stunning. Very creative
design and I just love the stamp.

Astrid Maclean said...

Oh wow Sandy, your photos are amazing, what a stunning place to live!! (Even though I feel a bit sorry you are still having snow at this time of year.... - it certainly looks so beautiful though!)

Love your gorgeous cards too, and wow, such lovely, lovely stamps!!

Lau W said...

Oh this stamp !!! it's Flip or Flop :-) oh super cuuuuuute image ! And superb cards of course !
You have a so wonderful view wow nice shots !
Thanks you for your comments, always make me smile :-))
Big bisous dear Sandy !
xxx

Paula said...

Ok, first off....love the Christmas cards (perfect!). Secondly, I can't believe you are still seeing snow (though we are too, only our's is the neon-green-very-yucky-runny-nose-watery-eyes kind of snow..wanta trade? well, only for a little bit)

Sylvia said...

I love the picture of your goats Sandy, they are adorable. And a big WOW of the view, it is spectacular. If I look outside my window I only see houses LOL. I almost forgot to say that your Christmas cards are perfect. Great idea to use a goatimage, love it!! Hugs Sylvia

MaryH said...

Lovely pictures! Nothing beats those NC mountains at ANY time of the year. Loved your baby goats too. How clever of you to transfer them into Christmas cards. Nice that you could do a card for each baby, and who would ever think to make a goat into a Christmas card. These are uniquely you, and so extremely cute. I am really liking the frontage that decorates each baby, and love that perforated background. TFS & Hugs.

Boo said...

Not sure which is cuter, the stamped goat or the real goat.

Brenda Brown said...

I would love to wake up to that gorgeous view every day Sandy, it's beautiful as are your cards, that goat stamp was a great find xx

May said...

WOW Sandy...What a view it's Beautiful...great pic of Flip & Flop awaiting their mama for treats...Your Christmas cards are Fantastic...Love the image...it's perfect!! so cute...Hugs May x x x

Craftychris said...

What an awesome view! Your cards are gorgeous too! That is a fab stamp. Flip and Flop would approve! xx

scrappymo! said...

Wish I had that lovely view. That is a special treasure!

I think it is so wonderful that you found a stamp of your beloved Flip and Flop...What luck! Great cards.

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Hi Sandy my my you are certainly very fortunate to have beautiful views like that - spectacular. Your pretty cards are fabulous just like Flip and Flop! Susan xx

Redanne said...

Well, Mama did Flip and Flop proud with these gorgeous Christmas cards - how delightful are they! Flip and Flop have grown into two little beauties too.

How wonderful to have such a gorgeous view from your kitchen window Sandy, it is pretty spectacular! Hugs, Anne x

Lisa M said...

Are you sure that's the view from the kitchen? I could of sworn that was from the guest room where I'll be staying when I move in!! Geez, you have it rough lady. ;) LOL.
OH EM GEE...those precious faces are adorable and now they will grace the home's of your friends...couldn't be better! LOVE your early start to organization Sandy.
If you haven't seen it already..here's a video I saw yesterday that made me think of you; featuring the goat Buttermilk.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5IuRzJRrRpQ

hugs!!!

Netty said...

oooh that fab stamp was a great find Sandy, love your superb cards.

wow you have such a wonderful view and am loving seeing Flip and Flop, you must live in the nearest place to heaven. Hugs Annette x

Karen Gist said...

Awe...I just love Flip and Flop and I am still very envious of where you live my lovely! As for yur cards...how perfect are they!!! Who makes the goat stamps? HUGS xxx

butlersabroad said...

Wow I'm in awe at your view, it's completely stunning and beautiful. Nice to see the little goats making an appearance again, the cards are fantastic and really do them justice. I'm still chuckling over the Liquid Pearls and the Nipple of Venus comment you left me!!!

Hugs
Brenda

cathylynn said...

A view like yours is a dream vacation! Love the mountains and the trees. Flip and Flop have found a gorgeous home and they are also adorable. A goat Christmas card is so unique and also fabulous! Only you would find a stamp like that or you made it yourself. You're a clever lady!!
I woke up to 1 1/2 of snow this morning too. But I'm in PA.
Hugs, Cathy

Reusing with Quilling said...

Lovey cards ! I loved their CAS look specially !

Kelly Neis said...

I love your cards, so cute with the goat and the goat photos! They are adorable and wow have they grown!! I love the little flowers the goat has in its mouth on your card, so sweet. You live in such beauty lucky lady!
Love from miles across,
Kelly

Myrna said...

LOVE your view Sandy! That's the best kind of snow to have! Gone as soon as the sun comes out. We're supposed to get some snow today.
Don't you just love it when you find the perfect stamp! Love your goat cards!

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Lovely goats...in real and as stamps Sandy!!! Lovely cards with the rope and the ribbon!
Kind regards, Alie :-)

Pat said...

Two beautiful cards Sandy, I love the images. Gorgeous photo's of your view and your lovely goats. Enjoy your day.

Pat xx

stampingwithpeggie.blogspot.com said...

Simply adorable!

Maria said...

Wow, you live in a winter wonderland! What a gorgeous view. And your cards are just lovely!!

Patricia St Martin said...

Sandy your pictures are beautiful, that is one stunning view. The cards are just darling! It is so nice when your pets are so happy to see you.
Hugs, Pat

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Thanks for sharing the wonderful photos. Your a fantastic view. Your goats are a bit curious aren't they?

Bonnie said...

Wow, you have a fantastic view! And your babies are really cute IRL and on the delightful Christmas cards!

Sandra said...

Great Christmas cards, Sandy! Love the goat stamp! Ohh your view is so gorgeous. Such a contrast with the view here. Here we didn't have snow all winter! It's been such a mild winter here. Hugs, Sandra

Danielle Champagne said...

Hello Sandy! wow...what a view ! omg. I would be clic clic all day! Love your card. this is a gorgeous image,love your cards! thank you for sharing those wonderful pictures.
Hugs.

~*~Patty S said...

Thank you for sharing your beautiful and magical views ...
AND your precious goats!
That stamp is absolutely perfect for your lovely cards (super idea to start really early on Christmas cards too!!!)
oxo

Irene said...

Two beautiful and stunning Christmas cards. I love the idea to use a goat stamp and make it festive.
Wow what a vew to see every day.

luv
irene
xxxx

maria's knutselplezier said...

What a lovely goatcard, I love it, and you really life in a wonderful place , but I wish you some better spring weather soon!!!

Greetings
Maria

Marjie Kemper said...

Sandy, you live in such a beautiful part of the world. Thanks for sharing the view from your window. I had no idea you speak Goat! Love your stamp...

Neesie said...

Oh my Sandy...now that's some view! What a way to start your day :D
Flip and Flop! Hilarious and so cute too. I would never imagine that you could purchase a goat stamp...its just perfect.
I'm not sure I could get into Christmas cards as Easter approaches though, but it is an idea because I always run out of time.
I hope you are enjoying your weekend xoxo

Linda Palmer said...

I love this card, darling image and such a fun background. Your talent is amazing...love the photos of the scenery and goats. They are so cute.

Stamping With Bibiana said...

love your goats...I envy you :)
bibiana

Pam Sparks said...

Perfect indeed Sandy! Adorable goats and stamp! Thanks for sharing your photos…wow…what a glorious, gorgeous place to live!

butterfly said...

What stunning photos of the snow and the sunrise - and the Flip and Flop look to be thriving under your tender care. What a fabulous stamp, and it really works for a Christmas card - I've come over all "stable all forlorn" - ox and ass and goat included. Love the simple krafty look really letting the stamp shine.
Alison xx

Anne Temple said...

Wow, the view from your kitchen window is amazing. It might be enough to encourage me to stay in the kitchen long enough to cook :-). Love your Christmas cards. Those tiny flowers on the stems are perfect.

Shirley Ross said...

What a wonderful Christmas cards and TY for sharing your babies Flip and Flop!! How fun and your cards are so cute and just that!!

Sharon said...

Hiya Sandy, I love your goats and these are 2 awesome cards. Wow! So cute, hugs Sharon x

Becky said...

What a fabulous Christmas card and fabulous photos.

Mrs.B said...

Hi Sandy. Just looking at your gorgeous photos while talking some time out of the sun.
Love your cards - such a fantastic image and a great way to use it.
Back to the sunbed-only got a few days left.
Avril xx

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Sandy
What a fabulous view from your window. We get our garden and trees but no mountains I'm afraid.
Loving the cute goats, the real and stamped ones lol!
Ang x