Wednesday, 28 April 2010

April Showers and Flowers

Hello!!  I can't believe we are so near to the end of April already, where does the time go?  Despite the title we've actually not had many April showers, in fact it's been quite glorious on many days, will it last for the bank holiday weekend though and my trip down to sunny Sussex for a family get together, I do hope so.  I do miss being a stones throw from the beach and I'm looking forward to taking a walk along Worthing seafront for the first time in years, well I can always pack my wellies, mac and

Anyway April showers and flowers are certainly reflected in my card for today...

Who's changed the photo upload thingy?'s taken me ages to try and upload my card....grrrr I do hate it when blogger change things.  Oh well at least it's here now!!

Now I must thank my lovely buddy Shell, for the fabulous tutorial over on her blog for Fan Fold Flowers and for also experimenting with them herself to see what they looked liked if they were flattened, FAB thats what they look like.  Please go check out Shell's blog it is full of inspiration and Shell's amazing reflections on crafting and life in general all from her little shed.



Digi Image - In Style Stamps 'Rainy Hyacinth'

Papers - My Minds Eye

Colouring Mediums - Watercolour Pencils, Sansodor, Promarkers and Sakura Stardust

Flowers - Handmade using papers

Other Embellishments - Ribbon, Bow, Buttons and Gems from stash


And here are the challenges.....

Secret Crafter - Distressing

Crafty Ann's - Recipe (1 image, 3 colours (max), 1 ribbon, 3 flowers)

Everybody Art - Song Title (Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head)

Papertake Weekly - Do Something Different (Fan Fold Flowers)

Creative Card Crew - April Showers Bring May Flowers

Simon Says - Buttons, Bows and Bling

One Stitch at a Time - Flowers

Die Cut Dreams - Make Your Own Flowers


Now as mentioned earlier I am off down to Worthing for a few days but hopefully if Mr Blogger plays nicely there will be a couple of scheduled posts popping up whilst I'm away.

And before I go I have got to share with you a picture to show how clever Mollie Mops can be when it comes to carrying her favourite ring and chew bone at the same

She came in from the garden like this and sat there for 10 minutes like this, trying to make a point at how clever she was...rofl!!

Enjoy your day!!


Joanne xx


Ann Whitfield said...

This is fabulous Joanne, I love your colours and your take on the challenge, thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
Ann x

Debi said...

Lovely job on this! Thank you for playing along with the Papertake Weekly challenge.

Michelle said...

Oh - doesn't Molly look adorable - and ever so clever! She made me giggle :0)

Your card looks lovely - I especially like the image. I've not made the flowers before with backing papers as I wondered whether it might be too thick, I always use copier paper - but it looks like yours have come out a treat - glad you tried it :0)

Enjoy your trip away - I'm sure you will all have a fabulous time.

Take care
Shell x

Lisa said...

Hi Joanne, Gorgeous card! Love the image and pretty colour combo. The flowers are fab!

Molly looks so sweet and such a clever girl!

Lisa x

shellshearer said...

Oh your Mollie is gorgeous hun, such a cute little face, they make me laugh the funny things they do..

Love your card hun that image is fab and those papers are just lovely

hugs shell x

Doreen said...

Hi Joanne this is adorable, I love it.
I know what you mean about uploading it took me forever to work it

Tammy said...

Beautiful creation. Thanks so much for joining us at OSAAT.

Marley said...

Beautifull card Joanne and the picture of your dog really made me laugh!! Such a cutie.. xxx Marley

Tammy said...

This is sooooo sweetly made.
Thanks for entering this week at OSAAT.

Beryl said...

This is lovely Joanne. A cute image and very pretty flowers and papers. Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's challenge.
Hope you enjoy your weekend away.
Beryl xx

coldwaters2 said...

Oh wow Joanne before I get to your card can I say that Mollie Mops is very clever you can tell her that from me and please give her a big hug from me this is one beauty of a card I adore the papers and colours those flowers are amazing and the image is wonderful thank you for sharing this with us at Crafty Ann's
Lorraine x

Sue said...

Hi hun aww gorgeous card, super cute image, scrummy papers, oh now me likes them there flowers. Aww whata clever doggie, lol, have a great time away hun, sue,x

email: said...

You did a great job coordinating the flowers, ribbon, and paper! Superb card :)

Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!!!


Lorraine A said...

Fabulous card Joanne :-) The image is very cute and I love the colours you used :-) Fab flowers too ,, I will be checking out the link :-)

thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp and PTW Challenges :-)
Lols x x

Craftmaiden said...

What a gorgeous card Joanne, I love it! I wish I could get to grips with colouring with pencils and sansador! D'oh!

Have a wonderful mini break, I will keep my fingers crossed for sunny weather for your walk on the beach!!!

Siobhan xxx

Rainmac said...

What a gorgeous card, I love everything about it. Isn't your dog the cutest xxx

jackiescrafts said...

Mollie looks so pleased with herself carrying her toy and chew bone, your picture made me giggle. I hope you have a lovely weekend away with the family
I love you card too, the flowers have worked really well and that image is sweet. Lovely delicate colour combo too

Hugs Jackie xx

Tasha said...

WOW such a beautiful card! I love the colours and the wonderful image - its fabulous. And the flowers they are so beautiful.
love tasha xx

Liz said...

Oh Joanne that doddie pic is the tops! Made me giggle too certainly no daft doggie lol
Your card is fab too love these flowers I will be popping over to Shells blog
Thanks for joing OSAAT this week with these FAB flowers
Liz x

Kim E said...

Your card came out beautifully. I love those flowers. The picture of Mollie is adorable...she really made me smile. I love how our dogs can be so creative when it comes to their toys....hmm..I wonder how many craft supplies we could carry at once? lol...Thanks for playing at Crafty Ann's. Hugs, Kim

sam said...

Great card hun and the flowers are superb! Your dog did make me giggle though. I wouldnt have thought he could see very well with that ring there lol! Anyway thanks for joining us here at OSAAT.
Sam x

A.J. said...

Not sure which is the cutest - your card or Molly.

Love the card and can't wait to have a go at making some of those flowers.

Molly is a typical girly - brilliant at multi-tasking skills!!!


Susie Sugar said...

Fab card love your flowers
Thanks for playing our Karens Make your own flowers challenge with us at DCD this week please come back soon for more fun
Hugs Susie & Vikki xx

Cheryl said...

oh this is a gorjus card love the image and papers,you have used too thanks so much for joining us at OSAAT hope to see you again love hugs cheryl xxxxxxxx

Emma Lockley said...

Hi Joanne, im sure your wellies will look lovely on you! lol

Love the image and the colours you have used

thanks for joining us at Creative card crew, hope to see more of your gorgeous creations!
love emma xxx

Sarah said...

Beautiful creation, lovely detail, Thanks for joining us over at OSAAT, hope to see you again soon Good Luck
Sarah xx

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

Beautiful work and a mega cute Doggie! Thanks for joining the CACB Challenge this time.

Davi said...

I just love that image and the pretty dp with it. The flowers are fab!! Your cutie impressed me how clever she was!! :)

Alex said...

Wonderful work and I like your dog-foto ;O)
Thanks for joining EAC!
Hugs, Alex

debby4000 said...

Oh this is adorable, fabulous card.

Mummylade said...

such a cute image. Thank you so much for entering DCD this week and good luck. And Molly Mops really made me laugh

iReneM said...

Just love your card, Joanne :-)
Such a yummy BP's and gorgeously coloured image. The flowers are beautiful and that ribbon is fabby.
Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's

"You are such a clever dog, Molly - I really love this pic of you"


Chris (catt871) said...

This is sooo gorgeous!! I love that image and your colouring is so pretty!!!! What a clever puppy you have!!!! LOL THANKS for joining us at Simon Says Stamp this week!!!
Chris & the DT

Chrissie said...

Gorgeous card Joanne, love the papers and that sweet image.
Your doggie is such a cutie!
Thanks for joining in with Crafty Ann's challenge.

vikkithescrapjunkie said...

Thankyou for joining in the DCD challenge with your beautiful card, Your handmade flowers are gorgeous.
Love n hugs
Vikki xx

Nicola said...

Beautiful card and colour combo Joanne, your image and handmade flowers are gorgeous.
Thank you for joining us at Die Cut Dreams.
Nicola -x-

Emma said...

Beautiful card, love the colours and your flowers look gorgeous.
Rofl at Mollie the handbag raider....what a star!!
Hugs Emma x

Leonie said...

Beautiful card, great song!
Thanks for playing along at EAC!

Leonie xx

ps Lovely dog!

thread-bare said...

What a fab card & I just love your doggie. Thanks for joining in with us at OSAAT x Clare (DT) x

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Joanna, obviously Mollie is saying her Mum is good at making cards and that she's also good at things as well!!! It's a beautiful card by the way. I've never seen that image before. Thanks for taking part in Crafty Ann's Challenge this fortnight and we hope to see you back again very soon. Best wishes, Kym xxx

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