Friday, 8 April 2011

Duckling and daffs

I decided I needed to get a wriggle on if I were to get a reasonable amount of Easter cards ready in time now that the season is looming up on us, and I felt inspired by the couple of sunny days we've had plus the lighter nights since the clocks went forward last weekend.

I absolutely love this Penny Black duck - I've had him a long time but he still always makes me smile, and of course think of spring.

Recipe: Main image: Penny Black "Duckling" (3347H), coloured with Promarkers; Sentiment: Penny Black; Papers: Papermania "Forever Friends - Springtime" (I've actually bought two packs of this paper, I love it so much!!) Supplies: pearls from the Hobby House; ribbon and small silk daffs from my stash; Tools: Martha Stewart "woodland bough" edge punch (just seen); "Decorative corners" Shapeabilities.


I followed this week's sketch for Sketch Saturday #149

Dutch Dare #107 - Spring Has Sprung
Simon Says - Spring Colours / Easter
I ♥ ProMarkers #60 - Easter
Everybody-Art-Challenge #136 - Easter
Stamp With Fun #105 - Easter
Ooh-La-La #77 - Happy Easter
The Pink Elephant #97 - Easter
Dream Valley #4 - Things With Wings
Crafts and Me #29 - Glitter
Spoon Full of Sugar #146 - At Least Two Different Textures
(glitter card and silk flowers)
My Partner in Crafting Crime #24 - Layer it Up
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
The Crazy Challenge #61 - Just Add Flowers

Still keeping the posts short as blogger is still runing all my text together unless I put all my div separators in manually. I'm looking to maybe install Windows Live Writer soon, in which case I will be able to get back to my chatty self :-)


  1. Oh hun, I just LOVE this PB duck - one of my all time fave PBs - and I adore how you have done your card, so gorgeously Spring-y. Hugs Sxx

  2. Fabulous, beautiful Spring card Pauline, love the sweet duck.

  3. ooh i love all the yellow accents - so pretty and springlike
    Lisa x

  4. Oh whow, what a gorgeous card you made. Lovely combination of colors. Hugs, Ankie

  5. Gorgeous card Pauline. Love the image and papers. Thanks for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers.
    Tine :)

  6. Wow Pauline, gorgeous card and what a cute duckie.
    Have a great weekend.
    Hugs, Yvon

  7. Aww so pretty, love the green and yellow combination, thank you for joining us at I♥Promarkers this week
    Ruth x

  8. So wonderful card, love the sweet image and the colors you've used.
    Thanks for playing with us at Sketch Saturday this week.
    Hugs, Bente

  9. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! xx

  10. oh wow hun this is one,gorgeous card,love the wee duck,and such super detail,hugs cherylx
    thanks for the lovely comment on my blog hun,xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  11. Oh, how sweet, fresh and spring card. I like it. Flowers are splendid detail. Thank you for participating in The Crazy Challenge. Hugs

  12. Aaahh, this just made me smile!! I love it!! Thanks for joining us at My Partner In Crafting Crime. Hugs,Shelby

  13. This is so soft and beautiful! Love the colors and papers! Great coordinating! Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley!

  14. Awww Pauline, this is just gorgeous! Love the soft colours and yummy papers. One of my fav spring stamps too.
    Kaz xx

  15. LOVE this card!!! Thanks so much for joining us at Papertake Weekly and I hope you join us again soon!
    hugs, Sharon

  16. This is lovely and those colours are so indicative of Spring and of course Easter. Your little duck image is perfect for this.

    Thanks for joining our 'Things With Wings' challenge at Dream Valley.

    Lin xx

  17. What a gorgeous card such pretty colours fab image
    Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week

  18. I love all the pastel colours.
    Thanks for joining us at Ooh La la with you beautiful Easter creation; we hope to see you again soon x

  19. Your card is just adorable!

    I am having the same issues with blogger and it is driving me crazy.


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  20. I love that duck Pauline and you coloured it perfectly, such a beautifully bright and cherrful card...thanks for joining in with our Crafts and Me challenge
    Mina xxx

  21. Thanks so much for playing along with My Partner in Crafting Crime's 'layer it up' challenge! Good luck with the extra draws!

  22. Pauline, this is adorable! Thank you for playing along with us at the Pink Elephant!


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Pauline x