Wednesday, March 14, 2018

The Sweetest Songs

Time for a new challenge at
and Darlene is our hostess and she has chosen the theme

I love being on a design team where I can use ANYTHING I want.
That gives me the opportunity to use all kind of neglected things from my stash.
One of those very neglected things are my stamps!
I seem  to gravitate more and more to the dies.
So, all that being said, you will be seeing more stamps used
for design teams such as this one...hooray!!

This is a big 6 x 6 card.  I wanted the base to be white,
but I didn't have any 12 x 12 white card, 
so I cut the card from a pink card stock 5 1/2" x  5 1/2".
and added a 6" piece of white to the back of the card.... a bit different.
The die cut the bird is stamped on as well as the sentiment is a

I added Bubblegum glitter to the blooms 
and Gecko glitter to the leaves,
then used a Stardust Gelly Roll pen on the nest itself.
I think you can see that in the first picture better then this one.

This  pretty Spring card is sure to cheer anyone up!
Make sure to pop on over to
The Sisterhood blog
 and see what my 'sistahs' have created!

Entering the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday .... ATG
Shopping our Stash .... Put A Bird On It
Scrapyland .... ATG
Simon Says Monday .... Easter/Spring

Products used:
Stampendous stamps Spring Sentiments, Nesting Bird
WeR Memory Keepers Bouquet EB folder
Poppystamps Clothesline Hearts Banner
Sparkle N Sprinkle Glitters Gecko, Bubblegum
Stardust Gelly Roll Pen


Darlene said...

Oh Diane this is fabulous! Great coloring on that stamp and the pink embellishments are so pretty & springy! Love that little heart banner in the corner too ... beautiful & happy card! Just what I needed on this SNOWY day .. ugh, go away winter ... I'm ready for Spring!

Verna Angerhofer said...

This is so beautiful and your coloring is absolutely gorgeous! What a lovely Spring design with that pretty robin sitting on the nest.

Leslie Miller said...

Pretty, pretty in these sweet spring colors with all the sparkle! Layering on the white is a brilliant solution for the card base and adds another element of fun. Your embossed pink is a great choice, and you used one of my favorite banner dies which I bought soon after the first time I saw you use it here. Such an enabler, tsk tsk. Now, let's talk about that stamp... oh, my gosh, I love it! Bird and flowers -- swoon! I'm thrilled at the prospect of seeing more of the stamps in your collection. I know you've got some awesome ones just waiting to be inked up for the first time or inked up again. Stampendous... sheesh, just received a sizable order from them. Lots of shopping lately. Challenges always seem to make me reach for the older stuff, but love that, too. What fun today, Diane!

Lisa said...

This is so gorgeous, Diane!! I have bluebirds that live in one of the birdhouses and I love to watch them feed their babies :) The colors are beautiful!! I love the hanging hearts and the embossing!! It's so stunning!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

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Debbie Mageed said...

Diane, this is so pretty! It reminds me of some of those beautiful American Greeting cards I used to love (before I started making my own!). Your pretty blue bird looks so peaceful in her little nest. (She has to be a girl due to all of the glitter and that adorable pink banner!) I'm ready for Spring, too. The snow can come as long as the sun does, too. It's been a long winter here in Michigan. Great card, sis!

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful card.

Mimi said...

Yes, this is a super-duper cheerful card-- and it just sings "Springtime...."! Thank you for including SOS in your sharing!

Donna Phelan said...

Oooh I just love that sweet little birdie and nest image, super cute! Your sentiment is perfect AND sooooo powerful! The little heart banner is adorable! A+ all over!

aussie aNNie said...

LOVE this beautiful card, and the die is gorgeous.x 💖 [Aussie aNNie's Blog]

Gwendolyn said...

So glad you've decided to use your stamps again Nellie as you colour them so beautifully and you've created a wonderful card with it. Can't wait to see more of your stamps! Hugs, Gwendolyn

Gwendolyn said...

Sorry I meant Diane of course! Oops!

Chris Dring said...

What a gorgeous Spring themed card! Love all the sparkly touches you've added, and such a sweet image! Thanks for joining our Bird challenge at Shopping Our Stash!

Samra Leshinski said...

What a gorgeous card!!! Thank you for joining our Scrapy Land challenge with this beauty.
Samra DT
Paper Talk with Samra

Meihsia Liu said...

Love your fabulous card! The texture on the background and the image are so beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

Joanne said...

Beautiful coloring and I love all of the pink!

Terri Trotter Earley said...

The coloring on your bird is fabulous! Thanks for playing along at Word Art Wednesday!