Monday 11 March 2024

Daffy Duckling

Hi everyone, I’m still in the groove with springtime images and colours, and I see that this week’s challenge at Allsorts is to use yellow, so I decided to make an Easter card with this adorable Penny Black duckling stamp …  I’ve had him forever and he still has an outing most years! Sadly the weather here today is anything but spring-like - it is really dark and miserable, so please excuse the rather dull picture! 

I cut a small square of stamping card, stamped my duckling and coloured him with Zig pens, then added some soft cloud stencilling using Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide ink. I cut a stitched square frame and applied soft yellow stencilling using my Lavinia Leaf Trails stencil and Sundance Elements ink. I attached my image panel behind the aperture and attached the whole frame to a 6” square card blank, then added some die cut flowers and foliage and a stamped and cut out greeting.

Stamps: Penny Black Duckling (3347H), Happy Easter (2855D);
Media: Tim Holtz Distress Oxide ink (Tumbled Glass); Lavinia Elements ink (Sundance); Versafine Clair (Nocturne); Kuretake Zig Clean Colour watercolour brush pens;
Tools: Hunkydory Moonstone Duo-Stitched Squares dies; Joy! Crafts flower die 6003/0024; unbranded foliage die; Lavinia Leaf Trails stencil; home made cloud stencil.

Challenges I would like to enter:

Allsorts #771 - Use Yellow
Crazy Is Our Fame, Stencils Are Our Game (March) - Use Stencils with option Easter/Spring
Creative Moments #256 - Flora and Fauna
Cutie Pie #192 - Easter/Mother's Day
Double D - First Signs of Spring (2nd entry)

FarmQuest Country Store #14 - Anything Farm or Country Goes
Make My Monday #221 - Spring - Flowers, Weather, Young Animals etc. - TOP 3
Paper Funday #63 - Anything Goes with option The Dies Have It
Penny Black Saturday Challenge (March) - Anything Goes with option Easter
Simon Says (Monday) - Bright and Cheerful (2nd entry)
Simon Says (Wednesday) - Add a Sentiment (2nd entry)
Stamping Sensations (March) - Spring (2nd entry)
Word Art Wednesday #637/638 - Anything Goes (7th entry)
Worldwide Crafters and Colourists #14 - Anything Goes (3rd entry)

Here’s hoping the weather will soon pick up to match the spring vibes! Take care, and thanks for visiting.


crafty-stamper said...

Dark,miserable and trying to rain here too!Love your beautiful cheerful sunny Easter card and the cute duckling.
Carol x
Thank you for joining us at Stamping Sensations.
Carol DT x

Ellibelle said...

Always love seeing this cute PB duck, your card is really beautiful and perfect for Easter. Hopefully your weather will improve soon. It's a sunny morning here today but so chilly. Thankfully it's supposed to warm up later today.
Thanks so much for sharing at Allsorts challenge!

brenda said...

It's a perfect Spring PB image Pauline and very pretty with the soft stencilled background, perfect for Allsorts, many thanks for joining in.

B x

coldwaters2 said...

Oh my this is just filled with sweetness and delight Pauline I love that image so much also the wonderful flower spray thank you for joining us at Allsorts
lolo x

Darlene said...

Oh Pauline, this is just awesome! Love this sweet image and your overall design is FABULOUS! Wonderful inspiration ... too too cute! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D & STENCIL FUN challenges! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

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Becca S said...

This is quite ducky! :) I love all the yellows and at FarmQuest General Store all ducks are welcome! :) Your card is so pretty and the cute duck just makes me smile! Thanks for sharing! --Becca

Donna Walls said...

One of my fav PB images for Spring and Easter! Thanks for sharing at The Paper Funday Challenge! We hope you'll share again soon.
Donna xx
Beautiful Blossoms Challenge
Paper Funday Challenge
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Sarn said...

Dark and miserable here too - but your card has brightened up my day. It’s really gorgeous and the duck holding flowers is so sweet. Great stencilling on the frame too xxx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A fun PB image and beautiful, fresh, clean, Spring colours. Thanks for sharing at Allsorts this week.

Jules said...

Hi Pauline

One of my favourite PB stamps and you have used it beautifully. Love the background you have created for it.

Hope you had a good weekend.

Love Jules xx

Liz said...

Love this Pauline, what a fabulous Easter card. xx

meg said...

A wonderful Spring card with a fabulous image and gorgeous stencilled panel,thank you for joining in at MMM

meg said...

A wonderful Spring card with a fabulous image and gorgeous stencilled panel,thank you for joining in at MMM

Linby said...

Another rainy day today here. This is a lovely ray of sunshine and I like how you framed your colourful image. Thanks for sharing at Allsorts.

Donna Phelan said...

Dark and miserable, a perfect time to craft! I am sure this very sweet duckling has brightened your day! Super cute! Love the soft yellow stenciled background and your corner full of posies and greenery! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Double D, 1st Signs Of Spring Challenge. Donna , DT Member.

Sue from Oregon said...

Oh Pauline, you used one of my favorite PB stamp! This is such a cute Easter card! Thanks for sharing with us at Penny Black Saturday Challenge! 💕 Sue Kment

becnsam said...

Darling duckie! Penny Black has such fun stamps! Your use of the bright yellow flowers is a wonderful touch!

Helen said...

Oh hwo sweet Pauline! I love this fun little duck with his brigh bouquet!! Great design with the pretty border and die cut flowers! Love it!! Thanks si much for sharing with us at PB Saturday Challenge. :)

Mrs.B said...

Just catching up on comments - a gorgeous Easter card and I love this cute duckling.
Thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations.
Avril x

Becca S said...

Pauline: I forgot to mention this in the FQGS posting on April 7 with the bragging rights from March but since we had over 25 entries and your card was selected for Blue Ribbon Winner honor, you can be a guest designer for May 7 if you want. Send me an email at if you want to be a GD for May 7 FQGS #16 competition.

Congrats again! --Becca S