Sunday, 29 April 2012

April Showers ...

This is my card for this weeks challenge at The Crafty Pad - this week we have the option of a theme and/or a sketch

The theme is April Showers bring May Flowers, we would like to see those flowers in bloom in either your image(s) or as embellishments, we also have a fab sketch for you to follow if you prefer.

If you are feeling really adventurous you can do both like I did, however I managed to cover up most of the sketch.

We have another great sponsor this week:

Joanna is offering the lucky winner a £10 voucher to spend in her online store

I have used the gorgeous Crafty Pad image - Flowers and Watering Can, this image was really lovely to colour, I used a selection of ProMarkers and FlexMarkers

The pretty papers are from one of my Bearly Mine Designs Designer Extreme CD's, full details of everything I have used are listed below.

I used raffia instead of ribbon to continue the garden theme and I have decorated the inside of my card to complement the front


Papers:  Bearly Mine Designs - Designer Extreme CD
Card Stock: Crafter's Companion - Core'dinations
Tools:  Punch Bunch - Leaf Punch, Martha Stewart - Edge Punch, Woodware - Corner Punch
Embellishments:  raffia, paper flowers, crochet flowers and dragon fly from stash
Sentiment:  free with magazine

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

The Pink Elephant Challenge 145 - Hello Sunshine (use Yellow)
My Time to Craft Challenge 178 - Gardening Gems
Creative Inspirations Challenge 160 - Anything Goes
Cooking it up with Katie Challenge 93 - Make it Green
Little Darlings Challenge 22 - Flowers
I Love ProMarkers Challenge 114 - Flower Power - Floral Image
Stampavie and More Challenge 166 - Spring
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Moving Along With The Times Challenge - Garden or Flowers
Fussy and Fancy Challenge 61 - Punches and Dies

Make sure you pop over to The Crafty Pad Challenge Blog and check out the other DT inspiration and have a go at the challenge, don't forget you can follow the sketch AND/OR the theme - April Showers bring May Flowers.

Thank you for visiting today, please leave me a comment and let me know what you think, I do enjoy reading them all.



Dawn said...

Pauline this is just adorable! I love the soft colours you've used!
Dawn xx

May said...

Stunning card Pauline, just love this image... your colouring is just fabulous, loved the touch using raffia for the gorgeous bow... Hugs May x x x

~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

Pauline this is just beautiful! Everything is just right :))

kanda said...

This is such a gorgous card - everything works so great and the image is lovely. I'm off to follow the link to The Crafty Pad now (another new place for me)

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,love the

Mau xx said...

This is so sweet Pauline Love the image and the flowers are superb.
Thanks for taking part in the MAWTT challenge again this week.
Hugs Mau xx

Kim Dellow said...

April wind and rain at the moment! LOL! Gorgeous make! Kim

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Great card hun, love the image its fab!

Thank you for sharing with us at MAWTT this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Rica said...

A beautiful card, your design is fabulous and I love the gorgeous papers, your image is delightful and perfect with the stunning details.

So glad you joined us at Simon Says Stamp challenge
Heather xx

Inkypinkydelights said...

This is really great! Thank you for leaving such a much appreciated comment on my blog. Working with you as GDT has been a pleasure. Judy x

Susan Flynn said...

Hi Pauline your card is so pretty love the yellow and green together real spring colours. The image is a lovely one and so well finished xx

Victoria said...

The scrunched ribbon bow is a lovely detail with the punched border below. I like how you've framed the image with flower too.


Gorgeous card Pauline ,fabulous image and paper's
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Carol said...

Beautiful card Pauline, love your flowers. Carol x

NanaConnie said...

This is lovely, Pauline! Gorgeous dp. Thanks for joining in our challenge at Cooking It Up with Katie. Hope to see you again when our new challenge starts this Wednesday..
NanaConnie DT

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Gorgeous card! Both inside and out! Love that image!!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!


Meihsia Liu said...

Wow... this is such a beautiful card. Love the fabulous layout and how you color the lovely image. Thank you so much for playing along with us at My Time To Craft.

Sue said...

Aww this is gorgeous Pauline - what a sweet image and your colouring is perfection. Love the gorgeous papers and embellies!
Big Hugs
Sue xx

Nicola said...

Fab card Pauline, inside and out!
Love the great image and wonderful details!
Thanks for joining in with our Punches and Dies challenge over at Fussy and Fancy this fortnight!
Hugs Nicola xxx

Christine said...

Gorgeous card. Lovely use of the olive and yellow colours. Really pretty work.
Thanks for joining in at Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge. Good luck xx