Saturday 7 April 2012

Thanks so much.......for the eggs!

Len came home from archery the other day with some eggs from his chum, Steve, a mix of chicken and duck eggs. Would you believe that Steve's favourite pair of ducks are called Arthur and Guinevere, how lovely is that :) And I know that 'Molly' laid at least one of the chooks' eggs - knowing Steve they're possibly called Milly, Molly and Mandy, although from the sound of it he has quite a large flock of both! What a nice thought to give us some, just before Easter too. Am going to make a carrot and raisin cake - as featured here, with the duck eggs.

I whistled up a little thank you card - using a Penny Black stamp set that's really the 12 Days of Christmas, but it worked OK as the sentiments are separate:
The message in the insert reads: '. . . for the eggs!'

I used:

- small narrow white card stock, used lengthways

- orange card from the snippets folder and white card for the image

- images stamped using the Penny Black '12 Days of Christmas' clear stamp set (soooo cute, love the chicken with the mobile phone!) plus a sentiment from the SU 'Sincere Salutations' set, with a few dots from me  - all using Memento 'Tuxedo Black' ink pad, plus a Whispers black pen for the dashes, then coloured with Pro Markers

- the green border at the bottom was stamped using a border from the SU 'Vintage Vogue' set and an 'Old Olive' ink spot

And that was it - done, a lot less effort than laying an egg!!!



  1. Oh duck eggs, never tried those, wonder are they much larger than chicken eggs....sorry got diverted from the lovely card thinking about egg and soldiers lol. Would you believe I have this stamp set and it has never seen ink ...oh the to ink it up right now. Have a great easter Di, hugs, amanda x

  2. Hi Di

    What a brilliant way to say "thank you" .. .. so very appropriate.

    I hope that you are having a good Easter break.

    That cake sounds very yummy!!!

    See you in the playground tomorrow.

    Love Jules xx

  3. Lovely thank you card Di and like the insert. We get eggs from a farm on Anglesey who have an honesty box at the end of their drive. Not sure if you saw my post a few weeks ago but l made them a thank you gift and we dropped it off last weekend. Hopefully they have enjoyed their little chocolate eggs. There's nothing nicer than proper free range eggs, you need sunglasses on as their yolks are so bright lol!

    Have a great day, Rach xx

  4. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this card! Great used of your chicken stamps and your SU's of course.

    Okay, I might have to give in and get that Sincere Salutations set!

    Happy Easter xx

  5. That is totally gorgeous, Di! I love it. That cake sounds yummy. I'll go and check out the recipe

  6. Aw. What a cute card Di. Just perfect to say thanks for some yummy eggs

  7. Your cake sounds yummy, enjoy the eggs, and what a lovely card to say thank you, Happy Easter Di, Hugs May x x x

  8. Great card Di, I do love the PB ducks.
    Happy Easter
    Caz x

  9. Happy Easter Di to you and your family, Wow duck eggs l just love them and the colour of the york is so yellow they will make your Carrot and Raisin cake taste scrummy, thanks for sharing your card its a lovely image from P/B C U 2Moro for snippets:)x

  10. I love fresh duck eggs, you are making me so jealous, and they make fantastic cakes. your thank you card is perfect. Thank you for visiting today and for your suggestion about Hazel's challenge. I took your advice and entered. The skep on that flower card of mine was not difficult, just a case of cutting out the shape and stencilling through it and giving the shading. You should watch Barbara's demonstration - brilliant. See you tomorrow in the playground. xx Maggie

  11. This really great, made me smile,love the images and isn't it great when you can use Christmas stamps for something else, bet Friar Tuck loved it, well if Len is Robin Hood, I don't think his mate would be Maid Marion, well, one never knows.

    Kath x

  12. Hello Di

    Your card is brilliant - I love it. The stamp is so perfect and not only for Christmas.

  13. Mmmmn! Duck Eggs. Haven't had one in ages. Mmmmmn. Want one NOW!!
    Lovely card. Funny I need to make an OOps forgot your birthday card for someone, may use the texting one!! Thanks for the idea!


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