Monday, 19 May 2014


Good morning folks, hope you all had a lovely and hopefully sunny weekend. It was so warm here it almost felt like Summer and it really was sunny Sussex by the sea.
Today we have a new challenge for you over at Make My Monday and this week the theme was chosen by yours truly as it's a big favourite of mine:
I've made a Spring card for my inspiration with a gorgeous new stamp I recently acquired by Stacy Stamps which you can find at Joanna Sheen's online shop in the UK. It stamps amazingly well too with all the intricate detail.

I stamped the bird collage on to smooth cartridge paper with Memories Creamy Coffee ink and coloured it with Aquamarkers then added detail with Prisma pencils. I trimmed the image to a rectangular panel and added mats of pink and green.
I then made my background paper with the same stamp, just inking up the flowers in the lower part of the image with Dovecraft Natural ink and stamping round the edges. I then did some Distress inking with Spun Sugar, Shabby Shutters, Crushed Olive and Mowed Lawn.  There's a pic below so you can see the whole piece before I stuck the main panel on.

I added this to a card blank, stuck on the main image panel and finished off with a stamped sentiment which I inked and coloured a little to tone in.

Here are a couple of nature photos I took in our garden too as we've had 4 little fox cubs playing in the garden and seagulls on our neighbours roof so hope you like these. I also think the baby seagull might make you smile too :)


I hope you can join in as we'd love to see you there.
Have a great week.
Fliss xx

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Dream Valley Challenges - Things With Wings
Sister Act Challenge - Anything Goes


Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful card and photos, that little seagull is gorgeous! Hugs, Valerie

Joan said...

Love your card Fliss, beautiful stamp and love how you have used if for the background too.The little seagull made me smile, looks like it's wearing bloomers!

cheryl said...

Oh love this hun beautiful stamp love the background too hugs cheryl xx

Anonymous said...

I always associate the theme of nature with you as you always capture the beauty of Mother Nature with the colours you use and beautiful stamp selection.

Fandhmum said...

Gorgeous card, Fliss, I love that background and your photos are wonderful.
Rosie x

Sue - said...

Gorgeous card Fliss - such a pretty stamp. Love the photos too. I had fox cubs living in the garden a couple of years ago - lovely to watch them playing and mum feeding them - but they did make a bit of a mess!

Marina said...

I love how you created the background with the stamp and your stamping and colouring is perfect.Marina

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Beautiful card Felicity. Perfect for our current challenge at Dream Valley Challenges. Thanks so much for joining in with our 'Things with Wings' Challenge. Look forward to seeing your gorgeous work again soon. Hugs, Wends x Dream Valley DT

Jacqueline said...

Beautiful card Fliss - such a great challenge too - Jacqueline xx

MagsB said...

What a gorgeous card, Fliss, the image is just beautiful! And how cute is the baby seagull you photographed?!

Thanks for joining in at Dream Valley!

love Mags B x

butterfly said...

A really pretty card - and such wonderful photos to complement the Nature theme.... the fox cub is adorable, and the baby seagull looks rather as though he feels he's above wearing such ridiculous bloomers!
Alison xx