Wednesday, 20 April 2011

April Showers

The weather here just keeps getting better and better. It's like a Summer's Day and I'm off for
walk shortly to enjoy some sunshine. The garden badly needs some rain though. What happened to April showers which have inspired this card?

I'm on a roll this week with Sugar Nellie stamps. The papers are my new First Edition Desert Blooms I bought last Sunday. I added some ribbon, a charm and some card candi. I also added glossy accents to the puddle and top of the umbrella.
Challenges:
Sweet Sketch Wednesday
Crafty Calendar April showers bring forth May flowers
Cute Card Thursday Weather inspired
Sarah Hurley April showers
Top Tip Tuesday Open theme

I had a lovely surprise today.

24 comments:

weewiccababe said...

pretty papers Marianne, and such a bonny card
Debz
xx

mulberry station said...

Ohh marianne, I love y our floral papers. It is just perfect for this adorable image. I love you little charm too. Super cute card! Thanks for joining us this week. Have a wonderful Easter.
Nancy SSW-DT

Deb said...

beautiful card so love that little charm!
Many thanks for joining in the Cute Card Thursday Challenge this week!
Happy Crafting, Debxx

Vicky said...

Stunning card Marianne...love the image and super dp's too hun!

Oh the weather is fabulous..and I will be giving my wee garden a lil' drinkies later lol..

hugs Vicky xx

Linda said...

What a gorgeous card
hugs linda

poppylover said...

hi, here i have smth for you =)
http://poppylover-poppystyle.blogspot.com/2011/04/blog-post_473.html

may-chu said...

so pretty! I love the colors of this card, and the image is so cute.
May xx

dolcreations said...

Marianne, your card is just perfect for our weather...we have had lots of rain. Please send us some of that sunshine our way! I love your take on the sketch...the little charm is too cute! Have a wonderful Easter weekend! Enjoy your walk in the sunshine!

Arlana said...

Love your sweet paper and the image is adorable. Love the added charm. Arlana@SSW!!!

Lisa Jane said...

LOve the design using the circular layers and the image is soo cute
Thanks for joining us at sarah hurley this week
Lisa x

Kathie said...

Hi Marianne, this is a lovely card very cute and the image is delightfull. Great colour combo and pretty design papers great job and take on Arlana's sketch.
Thanks so much for sharing your card with us at SSW, wishing you a wonderful Easter Weekend with your family.
Hugs
Kathie SSW-Design Team
xox

Aussie Loz said...

our weather keeps getting worse and worse! but I'm glad yours is better... has to be nice somewhere in the world!! love the colours on this card and the cute charm!♥

Jo said...

Hi Marianne, Fab cards as always, hope you are enjoying the fabulous weather and are keeping well. Have a great Easter. Hugs Jo x

Nannieflash said...

Hi Marianne fabulous card and I love those papers and your beautiful colouring of your gorgeous image. with hugs Shirleyxx

Sandy O said...

Congratulaions on your win...how fun! Your card is so pretty. I really love the added touch of the charm.

Caroljenks said...

Beautiful card - gorgeous colours.

Thanks for joining us over at Top Tip Tuesday this week for our 'Open Challenge' :)

Carol x

Lynsey said...

Hi Marianne
This is a beautiful card using very beautiful paper!
Hugs Lynsey x

sweetbloominscraps said...

Your Sugar Nellie stamp is adorable. Lovely papers too. Such a fun sketch!
Judi SSW DT

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

This is just beautiful! The papers are gorgeous and I LOVE the little metal embellishment. Thanks so much for playing at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

Deanne :)

Jacki Randolph said...

Oh your card is so pretty!! Love those gorgeous papers with your sweet image. thanks for sharing and for playing along with us at SSW! hope you will Join us next week for our 100 sketch celebrations lots of prizes for our players.

Hugs
Jackie - SSW DT

Sharon Basel said...

Wow Marianne! This is stunning. I love your papers - they're very beautiful. A fabulous job with the sketch. Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful card with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday! I do hope you'll return again to our challenges.
Sharon, SSW-Dt

Jeannie said...

This is so sweet and perfect for April showers! That little charm is just precious. Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

Peace & Luv,
Jeannie

Ria Maningat-Mojica said...

What a gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at Sarah Hurley's!

Sandie said...

Thank you so much for playing on the Sarah Hurley Challenge blog. Your work is so lovely.