Sunday, 8 April 2012

Simply Stampin' Challenge

The challenge at Simply Stampin is ALL THINGS EASTER but as I didn't really need another Easter card I haven't actually put a sentiment on this one but have included some eggs and small tattered flowers which hopefully look a bit like seasonal daffodils.  The stamp is from Nature's Nest set (Stampin' Up), coloured with Promarkers and cut out using Nestabilities. I was reminded about pricking detail by my friend Anne so I dug out a pricking and embossing template which I've not used for such a long time that I'd forgotten how long it takes to prick all those holes!  Background paper is from my stash and the corner motifs were cut with a Cuttlebug die.  Small tattered flowers were made with a Sizzix die and the swirls were from a Marianne die. As the pricking template has been lying unused for such a long time this card will also qualify for Judith's Forgotten Friday challenge.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend - it is grey and damp here at the moment so I guess a day in the craft room will be the order of the day.


  1. Val I am pleased I inspired you to get out your pricking templates again. This is such a pretty card and love the flowers and swirl in the corner..Great colour combination


  2. Very pretty card Val, I love all of the detail that you have used particularly the pricked frame for your stamped image! Happy Easter and thanks for joining in this week's Simply Stampin' Challenge! Kirei x

  3. great idea Val, love the colours, and you have so much patience to do all the pricking!

  4. The bright patterned paper works beatifully with this & I love those yellow flower centres. I had to smile for I was looking at the die for those corners this morning & wondering what they would look like in reality - problem solved!
    Happy Easter
    Paula (PEP)

  5. A beautiful card Val, lovely colours and I love the paper pricking. Your flowers look very spring like, even if the weather isen't at the moment.

    Sue x

  6. A lovely card, love all the pricking. definately worth the time. Happy Easter. Hugs x ChrisB

  7. This is a great non-traditional Easter card, good idea to keep it sentiment free so you could use it for another occasion.
    Thanks for joining us this week at Simply Stampin.
    Kelly xx

  8. A lovely card Val, the central image is really pretty. Great Spring colours, and good to see that you are using your neglected items again. Thanks for joining in FF this week, Judith xx

  9. Oh this is just lovely Val, very soft and pretty! The nest was the perfect image for the challenge. The pricking details adds such a great touch to your card, your patience was well rewarded by the outcome!

    Thanks so much for playing along with us again at Simply Stampin' and I hope you join us again very soon!
    Ruth x