Monday, 26 March 2012

A New Nest

Good morning folks, hoping you've all had a great weekend as Monday is here again. It's time for the last of our March Spring theme challenges over at Make My Monday and this week we'd like to see a creation with the theme of New Beginnings.
For my inspiration I've gone all cute as I couldn't resist the gorgeous little bird stamp set by Hels Cuppleditch for Trimcraft which you will see can fit quite a few types of new beginning.

Aren't they just so sweet! I chose a lovely Spring colour palette again and made a background panel using Shabby Shutters Distress ink sponged on plain card and I then stamped the floral sprig from the stamp set all around the edges with VersaFine Spanish Moss and coloured the flowers and leaves with Prisma pencils.
I stamped the nest with VersaFine Smokey Gray ink and coloured with Distress inks and blended Prisma pencils for a watercolour effect. I cut the panel out with a circle cutter and inked the edges with Worn Lipstick Distress ink.
I made a border for the top and bottom using a Martha Stewart punch and inked these with Crushed Olive. I stamped the sentiment from the stamp set with Archival Coffee ink and cut this into individual words.
I finished off with a stamped and coloured flower from a Scrappy Cat set I've had for years.

The Design Team have made some wonderfully varied creations for your inspiration so do pop over for a peek.

Challenges for my card:
2 Sisters - Spring Is In The Air
Paper Sundaes - Spring Blossoms
Sentimental Sundays - Easter or Spring
Stamping With The Dragon - Things With Wings

Thanks for looking and have a great week.
Hugs, Fliss xx


  1. Another really pretty card Fliss.

  2. Lovely card, just right for spring! Hugs, Valerie

  3. Gorgeous colours and I love the flowers frame.

  4. Another lovely Spring make Fliss, it so lifts the spirits to see all the pretty fresh colours.

    B x

  5. A very cute card for Spring Fliss. Annette x

  6. Such a lovely image - great spring feeling, too.

  7. they look like little blue tits. Lovely card Fliss and gorgeous colouring.x

  8. Beautiful card lovely spring colours... Love the image and coloured perfect... Love it, Hugs May x x

  9. i worry when my non cute friends go cute, but there are exceptions, even I make them. This card is adorable, not too cute, even I would enjoy receiving it. Ha Ha. Hugz Caz

  10. Hi, Fliss! This is darling! LOVE the coloring of your little birdies and their nest scene! :)

  11. really pretty card thanks so much for joining us at paper sundaes this week
    hugs sara x x

  12. Cute spring card. Love the birdies. Thanks for joining us at sentimental sundays challenge this week.

  13. Awwwww.... this is one adorable sweet card! Hugs from me x

  14. Absolutely gorgeous fresh Easter card Fliss. I hope all is good with you.
    so sorry i havent been around much lately, things are still difficult but i am glad i got time to pop by tonight
    hugs June x

  15. fabulous Spring card Fliss... I love the nest surrounded by the honeysuckle.
    suzi b x


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Fliss xx