Saturday, 23 April 2011

April Showers Bring May Flowers

Good morning. It's Saturday (I think) it gets so confusing when there are Bank Holidays - don't you think?
Thanks to everyone that joined in Emma's sketch challenge at Allsorts last week - not as many as usual so I guess you have all been enjoying the lovely weather while you can - and so you should - who knows how long it will last so get it while you can!!! Do pop over and see who the lucky winner was and who made Emma's Top5.
This week we have the theme:

(hope that isn't tempting fate!!)
Here's my take on it:

Sometimes you just need to make a nice quick & easy card and this was one of those occasions and I used the fabulous Craft The Year Away CD from the Paprcraft Factory range at Funky Hand
The image is a Digi stamp from the CD (I could have used a pre-coloured one but that would have been a step too far on quick & easy lol!!!) so I 'coloured' it with PM's and paper-pieced the brolly.
The scrummy DP's are from the 'Come What May' range on the CD - aren't they gorgeous colours?
I even created the sentiment from the CD using the writer function and Impact Label.
Finishing touches:
Satin ribbon with chocolate box bow
Retro flower punch & gems from stash

Challenges I would like to enter are:
Cardmadfairy's Digi Days Challenge - Recipe: 1 Digi image, 2 DP's, 3 Embellishents (flowers, ribbon & gems)
Delicious Doodles - Anything Goes
Fairy Fun Friday - April Showers
Phindy's Place - Paper-piecing
Delightful Challenges - Paper-piecing/piercing
Incy Wincy - Bright & Bold
Paper Playtime - Weather

Before I go I must tell you about the

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Have a fabulous day - hope the sun is shining where you are.
Thanks for popping over.


Lisa Jane said...

what Gorgeous colours debs - and a cute little image .
I dare say some people are wanting a bit of rain.. but fingers crossed the good weather stays for a while longer
Lisa x

Merry said...

What a cute image you have used on this cheery card. Love the flowers. Thanks for joining in the Recipe challenge at Cardmadfairy Digi Days.

martina's kaartjes said...

lovely card ! great colors,
greetings, martina

Vicky said...

How sweet Debs...great image and I love the vibrant colours too hun..and fingers crossed for no showers lol...!

have a lovely day..hugs Vicky xx

Brenda Brown said...

Fabulous card Debs, lovely colours and would be good for a typical April, but this one just hasn't been the average has it?
As the weather is still gorgeous must make the most of it.
Happy Easter.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Saskia said...

Lovely to see your work at Delicious Doodles! Thanks for joining us and good luck!

Happy Easter!

Saskia :)

Cheryl said...

oh love this card hun,love the image,and adore the papers,you have used great layout too hun
happy easter too hun hugs cheryl x

Vicky said...

Hi sweetie this is gorgeous hun I sooooo love the colours even tho the theme is april showers this is fab cus you have still used summery colours...its gorgeous!!
Hope you have a fabulous easter weekend & hope you gets loads of choccy & lots of cuddles from your grandson....more of the latter obviously lol. Take care shug.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Gillian said...

Cute image! Love the matching papers. Thanks for joining in at Cardmadfairy's Digi Days. Gillian x

Teri said...

What a lovely creation hun!
Thanks for playing at the Delicious Doodles Challenge this week, good luck with the draw!
Teri x

Pops x said...

Hi sweetie, wow the colours are stunning, big hugs love pops x

Claire x said...

Beautiful card Debs, love the image and all the bright colours which makes it a very cheery April shower card. Hugs, Claire x

Lynda Nielsen said...

What a cute card. The paper piecing on that umbrella. Such a cheery card.
Thanks so much for joining us at Phindy's Place this week.

uhooi said...

Waw,, This card is very nice and cool

Dorcas said...

THis is very cute!! I’m so glad you got a chance to play with us at Phindy’s Place this week!
Ps) if you haven’t already done so, you might want to sign up for my “no strings attached” blog candy. (top of sidebar), open til May 13.

Cec said...

Adorable card. Love the spring colours and the great layout. Thanks for joining us at Delightful Challenges.

Ann English said...

Mighty cute card! So glad you joined us this week at Phindy's Place!

Tracey Brossart said...

So pretty Debs! Love the way you paper pieced the image with the lovely DP you used! Very creative! :D

Thanks for joining us at "Fairy Fun Fridays" and good luck! :D

xx Tracey/DT xx

Hege-Annie Simonsen said...

Lovely card! I love the clean and simple feel on this! Just gorgeous!

Thanks for entering the FFF challenge! :D

Hugs, Hege