Friday, 20 April 2012

April Showers - Again!

Good morning everyone and it doesn't seem two minutes since I was saying Friday again and here we are back at the weekend!

Yesterday was pretty much a washout as far as weather was concerned it was pretty miserable and cold here in Blackpool I had to keep switching the heating up which is something I rarely did in winter! So on that theme I have got a rainy card for you:

Two little cuties splashing in the rain!  This image is from a Mabel Lucie Attwell CD that my DH bought me at Christmas (well I got it he paid for it!!) and this is the first time I have used it!  To tell the truth I was a bit disappointed with the CD it didn't have as many images as I thought it would.  It had stuff for decoupage, some backing papers and inserts which are funny sizes (mostly rectangle I think) so I can't really shrink them down for my square cards.  Anyway I thought it was about time I used some of the images especially as I had seen some nice rubber ones on Sue and Teresa's blog and before I was tempted to buy some rubber ones.  I do love these images they remind me of my childhood.  I have coloured the image with Copics and Prisma Pencils and then cut and matted with my Spellbinders.  The umbrella die is by Memory Box. I have added Glossy Accents to the raindrops not sure if you can see it on this picture. The sentiment is computer generated (Channel Font) and cut and embossed with Spellbinders Banner die.  The ribbon is from my stash.  Now the paper is years and years old I think one of the first paper stacks I bought and this is the first time I have used any of them.  They are by Papercraft 4 You and I probably got them from QVC, I am trying to use some old (vintage hehe) stock up!  I would like to enter the following challenges:

Digi Doodles - April Showers
Little Miss Muffet - April Showers
Mad for Markers - April Showers
Crafty Creations - Yellow and 1 other colour
Going Grey with Scrap Creations - April Showers
Shopping our Stash - April Showers
Stamp 'n Doodle - April Showers
Get Hippity with Ippity - Rain or Showers
Paper Creations Ink - April Showers
CardmadFairy's Digi Days - April Showers


That's it for me, I hope you all have a lovely day and thanks for looking and please leave a comment so I know you have been - take care xx

39 comments:

sue w. said...

Hi Susan, don't these images have sweet faces. Love the soft colours you've used and the umberella die will be really useful with our weather! Love it.
Have a fab weekend.
Hugs Sue W.

Catherine said...

Gorgeous card, love the blues and yellows together....

Doreen said...

Hello Susan This is just gorgeous,such a lovely image and fabulous layout.xxx

Rose Petal said...

Hello Susan. Oh how beautiful, and so perfect for this recent weather. It is cold here too.
Love that image and your papers and colours are perfect. Love that cute umbrella.
Have a lovely day.
Love Sandra xxx

Pop's Cards said...

Morning sweetie, this is absolutely gorgeous...

Love the colours that you have chosen just fabulous...

Have a fab weekend huggles Pops x x x

Carol said...

This is sweet Susan, love these images too. Carol x

Lorraine said...

Hi Susan, gorgeous card - love the soft colours and the image is great.
Lorraine x

Chrissy said...

Sooo cute Susan, love the image and fab colouring.Love the umbrella...great card.
So glad to be back on line I have missed so many fabulous cards...

Luv CHRISSYxx

Claire said...

So sweet Susan. Hugs, Claire x

Annette said...

Hi Susan, I don't want rain, so I made like you've seen on my blog a card with the sun!!
Your card is beautiful!
xoxo Annette

Elaine said...

Thank goodness Susan I thought I would never be able to access your blog......phew !!
What a pretty card I love this , hope the dentist wasnt too bad, yesterday.
I am just catching up viewing as I have been poorly, feeling much better now and will be posting soon.
You have been making some fabulous cards since I have been away
well done Hugs Elaine

Ira Huberts said...

I do so love the nostalgic feel of your pretty card Susan, such a sweet image and that gingham ribbon is perfect! Hugs, Ira x

Marjo said...

Beautiful card and a great design. Thanks so much for playing with us at Paper Creations Ink

hugs, Marjo

~Tammy~ said...

Well it sounds like this card is appropriate then! It's just precious! I love your sentiment banner!

Nicola said...

Great card Susan, love the cute image and fab design! Hope you are keeping warm and dry :)
Hugs Nicola xxx

Star said...

A really cute image Suzie. I have quite a few cd's that I bought after watching C&C.. and they didn't deliver either.
Glad you finally found a use for it
Eileen x

Vicky said...

Just gorgeous hun...love the image and the colours look so pretty too :o)

hope you have a lovely weekend..big hugs Vicky xx

Mette said...

Perfect card which symbolises the weather here in the UK. Although your card is brighter and much sweeter :). Love the image and colours.
Thank you for joining the LMM challenge.
Hugs, Mette

coops said...

gorgeous card suzie.stunning colours and i love the beautiful image :D

xx coops xx

May said...

Fabulous Susan, I recently saw these stamps and thought they were fab... very vintage looking, I did'nt know there was a CD out there... will add that to my wish list, You have done a great job they are coloured perfect, Just Love it... Weather in Eastbourne today was sunny but chilly!!! thanks for following me x x Hugs May x x x

Sue said...

Aww this is gorgeous Susan! you have coloured the image to perfection! I love the lemon and blue theme and the gorgeous gingham ribbon! it's a wonderful card!
Ooh I don't think even a duck would have ventured out in Manchester today!! it hailed buckets!!….LOL
Hope you have a great weekend! :-))
Big Hugs!
Sue xx

Rebekah said...

Hi Susan this image is so apt for our weather at the moment! Really cute hugs rebekah xx

Sandy said...

Hey! You are getting to be the challenge queen and I tell you this is one very pretty card. Love the colors. I have this stamp and think it is just darling! I saw your pretty picture on a challenge blog. They are lucky to have you!!!!
Sandy

Sandy said...

One more thing!! That was a gorgeous picture on the Fussy and Fancy Friday challenge blog. You were dressed up to the nines!
Sandy

lalkygirl said...

what a gorgeous card ,love the soft nostalgic feel to the whole card....stunning image and perfect papers...i love it
thanks for joining us at the the digi dood;e challenge and good luck
tracey x

Wendy said...

A very cute card, Love the image
Wendy DT member for Stamp N doodle

Glenda Atkins said...

Beautiful and I love the image, wow what a great card! You have such talent!

Paige said...

This image is one of the cutest I've seen! Your card is adorable! So happy you joined us this week at Shopping Our Stash!

Joan said...

Fabulous card and the colouring is perfect.

Joan x

Leslie Hanna said...

Cute images, great bow, great coloring, and YAY for using old (vintage!) papers! :) Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

melissac said...

I love your card!! The soft colors are so perfect for the image!! Thanks for playing with us at Get Hippity With Ippity! Blessings!!

Anne said...

How adorable! Love that brollie you added. Thank you for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges this week
Anne
x

jengd said...

SO cute and beautifully colored! Thanks for playing along with us at Get Hippity with Ippity!

osirisandloki said...

what a beautiful card i just love the duck! thanks for playing at mad 4 markers challenges xx

Lorraine said...

Just popping back to say Thank you for joining this weeks Digi Doodle Shop Challenge. Good Luck :)
Lorraine

Gillian said...

This is such a sweet image and I love the soft colours you have used with it. Thanks for joining in with the Cardmadfairy this time. Hope to see you again . Hugs Gillian.

Chana said...

This is the sweetest image and you colored it beautifully! Thanks for playing with us at Stamp-N-Doodle!

Hugz
Chana

Pat said...

Awwww cuteness supreme :0) Love the vintage April Showers theme. You did such a wonderful job on your creation. Thank you for joining us at Paper Creations Ink - Pat

Annette Bowes said...

Adorable card Susan! Super cute image and pretty layout. Spent many days out at Blackpool when I was younger lol! Hope it has stopped raining. Thankyou for joining us in our Mad for Markers April Challenge, happy colouring, take careX:)