April showers…

 …bring forth May flowers.

As it’s the first Monday of the month we have our usual Anything Goes challenge at Craft Your Passion.We also have 4 fabulous sponsors Mami Doodles,Digital Delights by Louby Lou,The Charm Barn and Crafter’s Companion.So to be in for the chance to win play along.Full details on the challenge site.Don’t forget to take a look at the DT and GDT’s beautiful work while you’re there.

I was lucky enough to get to work with Rainy Day.Isn’t she a real cutie?She’s been coloured with Polychromos that have  blended out with low odour oil thinners using a paper stump.It may be difficult to pick up but I gave the raindrops and puddles a coating of Glossy Accents for a watery effect.I had planned on applying some Sakura Clear Glaze Pen on her wellies and mac as it’s flatter than GA but no matter how hard I tried I couldn’t get the ink to flow.That’s what you get for not using stuff often enough I suppose 😦 I chose these cheerful papers with the saying in mind and given the nature of the card I was creating.The sentiment was computer generated by me and I used thread for a change to ribbon to suspend it.I punched some daisies in some of the pink paper and added some clear acrylic dew drops.These ones aren’t the expensive cardmaking ones.I bought these Wedding table decoration ones from eBay in a larger quantity and for a lot less.They’ve been adhered with GA as not only does it dry crystal clear but it ensures they remain firmly on your card!

Supplies :
Image : Rainy Day by Mami Doodles
Sentiment : By me!
Mediums : Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils,Low odour oil thinners,Glossy Accents
Papers : Making Memories
Tools : X-Cut guillotine,Dovecraft Seagull Corner Punch,Siesta  Small Corner Rounder Punch,Daisy PunchNellie’s Multi Frame Dies Rectangles,Big Shot
Embellishments : Clear acrylic dewdrops,Thread from stash

Some challenges this card is for :

CCEE : Buttons,buckles,bows,brads…not!
Delightful Challenges : Flowers
Amber’s Crafts & Stuff : April Flowers
Tuesday Throwdown : Florals
Pals Paper Arts : Punches
Iris’s Spot : At least 2 Patterned Papers
Cardmakin Mamas : Embellish it!
Crafty Catz : April Showers
Digi’s With Attitude!Challenges : Anything Goes
Raise the Bar : April Showers (or any kind of weather) 
The Res-Q-Challenge : Corner Rounder
Stamp Something : April Digi Day
By The Cute and Girly : Cute and Girly
One Stop Craft Challenge : Spots and Dots
Crafty Calendar  Challenge : April Showers Bring Forth May Flowers
Catch the Bug : Anything Goes
2 Sisters : Get Well/Thinking of You
7 Kids College Fund : Seeing Spots
Allsorts : Blooming Blossoms
Cupcake Inspirations :
Desert Island Crafts : 5.Dots 7.Childs image 9.Bright Colours
Fun at Fairy Knoll : Whatever
My Sheri Crafts : April Showers
I Did It Creations : Anything Goes
Sentimental Sundays : Let’s Get Wet
The Crafty Pad : Flowers


Lisa x

37 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Brenda
    Apr 04, 2011 @ 06:57:28

    What a pretty card Lisa, a real burst of colour.
    Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation and joining in my Bloomin’ Blossoms theme at Allsorts this week

    B x

    There’s a Stampalot voucher up for grabs here


  2. Tamara Morton
    Apr 04, 2011 @ 08:11:10

    wonderful card Lisa, I love how you have threaded the twine through the sentiment. Hope you had a good w/e Hugs


  3. debs m
    Apr 04, 2011 @ 10:29:01

    lovely image and great bp’s x


  4. Kim
    Apr 04, 2011 @ 11:22:45

    This is such a cute card. The image is adorable and I love the beautiful background paper. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown.


  5. Amy Duff
    Apr 04, 2011 @ 12:10:32

    What a sweet card! Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays for let’s get wet chall. :-)Amy


  6. The Navy Wife
    Apr 04, 2011 @ 13:51:42

    Very super sweet card! I love the DP and your image is just so cute! Thanks for joining us at The Crafty Pad Flowers Challenge this week & good luck in the draw!


  7. Dianne
    Apr 04, 2011 @ 21:47:25

    Hi Lisa
    A gorgeous card,thankyou for joining us at CraftyCatz on this week’s challenge,and thankyou for joining us at Delightful Challenges too,
    Hugs Dianne xx


  8. Debra B
    Apr 04, 2011 @ 23:13:45

    Hi Lisa
    What a wonderful Get Well card. Gorgeous colors!

    Thank you for joining us at the Digi’s With Attitude! Anything Goes Challenge. We hope to see you at the next challenge and good luck!

    Digi’s With Attitude! Design Team


  9. Lorraine
    Apr 04, 2011 @ 23:24:32

    Lovely. I do like that image. Thanks for taking part at The Crafty Pad this week.


  10. Iris
    Apr 05, 2011 @ 01:05:34

    Love those papers and colors!! The image is so cute! Thanks for joining us at Iris’s Spot!



  11. P.G. Lamb
    Apr 05, 2011 @ 01:43:59

    Love the image and the soft colors that you used!


  12. tiffany
    Apr 05, 2011 @ 02:36:48

    oh this little girl is just so sweet! Thanks for joining in the challenge at 2 Sisters! =)Tiffany


  13. Claire C
    Apr 05, 2011 @ 07:13:49

    Beautiful card, love the colours. Thanks for joining us at Digi’s With Attitude! and good luck, hope to see you again soon 🙂
    Claire xx


  14. Sammibug
    Apr 05, 2011 @ 08:51:26

    Such a pretty card, Lisa. Love the flowers and twine. Thank you so much for playing along with us at Digi’s With Attitude!


  15. Sandye Curry
    Apr 05, 2011 @ 12:43:08

    Very cute card! This would certainly cheer up a sickie:) Thanks for playing along in the Bugaboo Challenge.


  16. suevan911
    Apr 05, 2011 @ 13:43:06

    Cute card, love the papers! Thanks for joining us at MY SHERI CRAFTS!


  17. enzojeremiah
    Apr 05, 2011 @ 14:57:11

    Your image is so cute. Love your colors too.


  18. Joyleen Lim
    Apr 05, 2011 @ 14:58:52

    Love your image. She is indeed so cute. Love your pps.


  19. Cards by Gina
    Apr 05, 2011 @ 15:04:17

    So sweet! Thanks so much for playing along with us at PPA this week!


  20. Cheryl
    Apr 05, 2011 @ 18:12:53

    This is adorable! Thank you for joining our “Let’s Get Wet” challenge at Sentimental Sundays .


    **Check out my Meljen’s Designs & Whimsy Stamps blog candy!**


  21. My Sheri Crafts
    Apr 06, 2011 @ 00:02:15

    Great image and coloring! Those papers made me smile! Thanks for joining us this week!


  22. Alison
    Apr 06, 2011 @ 14:09:45

    This is so cute! And perfect or April! It’s a very cheery get well card. Thank you or playing along with the Desert Islands Crafters Challenge!


  23. Julie S
    Apr 07, 2011 @ 03:11:06

    Sweet card with such wonderful bright colors. Thanks so much for joining us at Raise the Bar this week.


  24. Sammibug
    Apr 07, 2011 @ 13:15:19

    Wonderful card, Lisa. Love the use of the twine! Thank you for playing with us at Iris’ Spot!


  25. jodie
    Apr 07, 2011 @ 21:14:51

    great card! love the paper. thank you for joining this weeks Bugaboo challenge at catch the bug!


  26. Gurkiss
    Apr 07, 2011 @ 21:20:27

    Nice card 🙂

    Thank you for joining us at IDIC this week.

    Hugs Gurkiss


  27. Wanda Cullen
    Apr 08, 2011 @ 02:56:18

    Great card for the April showers theme! Thanks for playing along with us at RTB!


  28. Amanda
    Apr 08, 2011 @ 21:33:14

    what a lovely card, the image is so cute

    thanks for joining in with our bloomin blossoms challenge at Allsorts this week


    Amanda xx


  29. Tameko
    Apr 08, 2011 @ 23:21:32

    Adorable card. Nice image, papers, & sentiment. Thanks for joining us @ SS this week!


  30. Rachel Hope
    Apr 09, 2011 @ 19:16:44

    So sweet! Thanks for playing along at Cupcake Inspirations this week!


  31. Veronica
    Apr 09, 2011 @ 21:42:06

    An adorable image that you colored so well! Great card! Thank you for playing along with CIC this week!


  32. Lisa C
    Apr 09, 2011 @ 23:09:17

    Sweet image! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations this week!


  33. Nina Dee
    Apr 10, 2011 @ 01:38:46

    Great card! Your coloring is amazing! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations!


  34. Denimo
    Apr 10, 2011 @ 07:39:30

    What an adorable image you’ve used for this card. Very cute! So glad you could join us at CIC this week.


  35. nnalorac
    Apr 10, 2011 @ 09:36:10

    Fab card, love those yummy papers and colours, perfectt for our cute and girly challenge this month. Thanks for joining us. Carolxx


  36. Sammibug
    Apr 11, 2011 @ 03:12:11

    Fabulous spring card! Perfect for spring with all the rainy weather!


  37. Mrs Weyremaster
    Apr 11, 2011 @ 15:00:00

    Such a beautiful image, and you’ve coloured her amazingly, she looks so realistic, really beautiful work, love the bright colours too.

    Thanks for joining us at Desert Islands Crafters:)


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