Sunday, 29 April 2012

April Showers & May Flowers!

Woo Hoo it's Sunday & that means it's time for another new challenge at
The Crafty Pad!
This week it's once again "The A Team's" chance to WoW you
with their wonderful creations!
The theme for this weeks challenge gives you the option of
#168 April Showers Bring May Flowers and/or  Sketch
We want to see those flowers in bloom on your papers,
your images or as embellishments on your creations!
Here's my card

The lovely Leesa gave us this great sketch to work with.

I rotated it a quarter turn & changed the shapes a little!
I used an A5 card blank as my base.
The design papers I have used are from one of the brand new 
digital paper sets at The Crafty Pad Designs!

The image I have used is Penny Pamper!
She's just finished having her "April shower"! Lol
As you can see there are flowers on her shower cap, 
towel & the bathroom rug!
The pattern on the base layer of design paper resembles flowers &
the matt of the script design paper's wording is about flowers in full bloom
I've added some flowers that I made using Papermania paper flowers 
which I scrunched up, inked & then layered using brads as centres.

The image was printed onto some smooth card,
coloured using a mix of Promarkers & Flexmarkers, 
using Spring Colours to match with the papers
& rounded the corners with a punch 
The sentiment was created on my PC using a font called LMS Hippy Chick
which you can download for free from here, There are little
flowers on the letters if you look closely!
I also added some sheer ribbon, with a double bow, a heart shaped pearl stick pin 
& some Green Papermania Mosaic gems to further embellish my card!
I hope you like it!
Now it's time to pop on over to  The Crafty Pad to check out the 
fabulous work by the ladies of Team A!
Don't forget we also have the Anything Goes With A Crafty Pad Image
challenge which runs all month! 
You can enter both challenges with the same project
if it fits the current theme & you've used a Crafty Pad image!
Tsk TskNaughty Me!!!! 
I've just realised I haven't mentioned who our wonderful sponsor is this week!
The lovely Joanna Sheen

is offering a £10 voucher to spend in her wonderful online store!

I'd like to enter this card for the following challenges
Addicted To Stamps Mother's Day (a card for a woman)
Catered Crop The Letter B ( Blooms, Bubbles, Bathtub,Bling, Bow)
Dream Valley Challenges For A Special Lady
Great Impressions Lot's Of  Flowers
Stampin' Sister in Christ Use Your Green Thumbs
Pan Pastel Spring Time
Creations By Gill M Colour Inspiration
Just Some Lines Give A Gift Of Flowers
One Stop Crafts Recipe 1 image, 2 papers, 3 embellishments
Coffee Chocolate & Cards Bingo Pearls, Punches & Flowers
Delicious Doodles Bingo (2 Lines! Gems, Ribbon, Punches & Flowers, Pearls, Brads)
Fairy Fun Fridays Anything With Flowers
Fairy Tale Green & Yellow
Sweet n Sassy Digi Challenge Quote Inspiration " Sweet April showers do spring May flowers"
Moving Along With The Times Gardening or Flowers
Paper Play Challenges Monochrome & Ribbon
Southern Girls Get Your Girly On
House That Stamps Built Card for a woman you love
I Love Promarkers Flower Power/ Floral Image
Celebrate The Occasion Happy Birthday (Must Use Ribbon)
Paper & Such Design For The Girls
Sassy Cheryl's April Showers
Paper Creations Ink April Showers Bring May Flowers


  1. Dawn this is so pretty! I love the color scheme and the green bow matches perfectly. Have a great weekend hun :)

  2. Hello Dawn. Fabulous card, great image, and I just love the colours your have used.
    Have a lovely day.
    Love Sandra xxx

  3. Morning Dawn, A wonderful card, loving those lovely fresh colours and the image is beautiful. Good luck in the challenges.

    Have a fabulous Sunday
    Linda xxx

  4. Nice to see such bright colours during such gloomy weather. Spring has sprung on your cards x

  5. Thats lovely Dawn like the colours xx Pauline

  6. great image Dawn - lovely card! will have fun with this one! Hugs Rachel xx

  7. Gorgeous card Dawn I just love that image and boy do I feel like some pampering! Fab flowers too such a great colour!
    Thanks for playing along with the Ladybugs this week for the Birthday Challenge and good luck and also at MAWTT
    Laurie x

  8. This is gorgeous,love the

  9. Great card Dawn, very pretty. Carol x

  10. Fab card Dawn, I love your take on the theme, very original.

  11. A super card Dawn, the image and flowers are lovely. Great colour too.
    Thanks for playing along with MAWTT
    Mau xx

  12. Great card, fab image & I love the colours you have used!

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

  13. Lovely card Dawn! Thank you for leaving such a much appreciated comment on my blog. Working with you as GDT has been a pleasure. Judy x

  14. Cute card! Thanks for playing at CTO this week! :)Amy

  15. Lovely card Dawn - really love that backing paper. It's nice to see a card made in yellows for a change too.


  16. Marvelous card, Dawn! I love how you did the sentiment. This makes me want to go soak in a bubble bath and pamper myself a bit. Love all the yellow, a color I don't use much until I see something like this to inspire me. Wonderful!

  17. Really pretty card I really like the image.Thanks for joining us at PanPastel uk this week.

    Kerry DT Leader

  18. really cute, love the colors
    thanks for playing with us at paperplay this week

  19. Such a great card, and what a fun image! Thanks for joining us at Paper and Such.

  20. So adorable! Thanks for playing @ CTO!

  21. Great card, image, and colours used x

  22. Isn't this cleaver, I love your take on the April Showers theme!
    Absolutely cute as can be!
    thanks for joining us for the April Showers challenge over at Sassy Cheryls!

  23. Such a pretty card! thanks for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers this week.

  24. very pretty card
    thanks for joining us at Delicious Doodles

  25. Gorgeous card Dawn, love it!! I could really do with a bath to ease my back but alas, not to be!! Only have a shower!!
    I've put a wee photo on my blog of the goodies I got last weekend !
    Hugs Alison x x

  26. Oh how very pretty! I love the colors. Thanks so much for joining us at Stampin Sisters in Christ.

  27. Such a fabulous card Dawn, I absolutely love the colours and that bow is just so gorgeous. Thank you so much for joining in with the PanPastel challenge blog
    Lindsay xx

  28. Pretty colours. Thanks for linking to PanPastel UK this week.
    hugs {brenda} xox

  29. What a fun image...perfect for Mom's Day too...maybe just add a little pampering gift card :) Thanks for joining in on the fun at Great Impressions Stamps!

  30. What a fun card, I love the bright DP's with your fabulous image! Thanks for joining us this week @ CTO for our "Happy Birthday (must use ribbon) challenge :)

  31. So beautiful green clors and fun image. It's so beautiful b-day card. Thanks so much for joining our Birthday challenge at PMS Digital Makeover Challenge.
    Hugs and smiles,

  32. Gorgeous card and i looove that green color!
    Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations paints challenge this week!
    Love from France, Kianel.

  33. Oh, now see, this is an adorable April Shower's card. Super adorable and such a great spin on the theme. Love it.
    Thanks for playing in the Sassy Cheryl's Challenge this week!

  34. What a fun interpretation of the challenge! I love the yellow colors and flower! Thanks for playing along with the SNSDC!

  35. Your card is a lot of fun. I can just imagine that she's just had a shower from working out in the yard before a shower and she had to cut her flowers. LOL. Great work. Thanks for joining us at Paper Creations Ink, and we look forward to seeing you again next time. Hugs, dj1952 (Debra) GDT

  36. So cute! Glad you could join us at Paper and Such!

  37. Beautiful spring card with all that yellow. I image is gorgeous with all the embellishments. Thanks for joining us at CCCC, and hope to see you back next time.
    Christine Dt at CCCC

  38. I LOVE IT! Your sense of humor is fabulous!! Love the "shower" hehehe! Such a cute image...and fun card. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Sassy Cheryl's! Hugs. Pat Frank

  39. Very pretty card, love the yellow, thank you for joining us at I♥Promarkers this week
    Ruth x

  40. Darling card!
    Fun image :)
    Thanks for playing with CTO.

  41. Hi Dawn!
    Lovely card! Beautiful and fun image and I love your ribbon and that beautiful bow!
    Thanks for joining us at Scrapper´s Delights Challenge! hugs Sandra

  42. Beautiful card. Love your ribbon and layout.
    Thanks for joining Crafts 4 eternity this week.
    Hugs Berit

  43. This is gorgous, thanx for joining us at One Stop Craft Challenge, and good luck.

    Caz x OSCC DT

  44. Fab card. Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley

  45. This is fabby, thank you for taking part in my challenge this month at CBGM

  46. Wow! This is amazing! What a fantastic card!

    I love the bright and vibrant colours!

    Thank you for taking part in this challenge at Creations By Gill M.

    Good Luck!


  47. Gorgeous Work, thanks so much for playing along at Paper Play this week

  48. Cheeky card hun. Love the colour. Thanks for playing at the Delicious Doodles Bingo challenge, and good luck with the draw!
    Teri xx

  49. Very cute! Thanks for joining us for the Scrappr's Delights challenge.

  50. Such a lovely bright card Dawn, thanks for sharing it with the Ladybugs this time, Julie.x

  51. Gorgeous card Dawn! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

  52. What a gorgeous creation Dawn, LOVE it!!! Thanks for playing along with us at Southern Girls Challenge. Smiles, Rene' :)

  53. Fun card! Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley Challenges.


  54. Cute card, love all the yellow. Thanks for joining us at LCI this fortnight.....

  55. This is a pretty card. Thanks for joining us at ATSC.

    Hugs Nadell

  56. So cute! I love these warm colors.

    I’m stopping by from the Catered Crop.


    **I am having a couple of give-aways on my blog. Feel free to stop by if you are interested.**


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Dawn xx