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

15 comments:

  1. Another really pretty card Fliss.
    x

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

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  3. Gorgeous colours and I love the flowers frame.

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

    B x

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

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

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

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

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  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

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

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

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

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

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  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

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

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Fliss xx