Wednesday 19 April 2023

April Showers

 Good morning, we have a new challenge for you  over at Fab'n' Funky,
 our lovely Ginny is the host this fortnight , her chosen theme is
- so umbrellas , flowers or both. As we have had a LOT of April showers here, or April downpours would be more accurate, I went for the umbrella option, mine has had a lot of use lately! The focal image is a rubber stamp from Whippersnapper, which I've had for some time. She's coloured with Copic markers, I've stencilled some clouds in the background. The duck is a magazine freebie stamp, also coloured with Copics and fussy cut. They both have a die cut puddle to jump in. Papers are from Polkadoodles, the sentiment is stamped.
I used this sketch from Cheerful Sketches

My lovely teamies have been busy creating fabulous cards to inspire you so please hop over and take a look, then it's up to you to get creative and join the fun.

Thanks for visiting


Challenge entries


cheerfulsketches #119

craftinghappiness #141

paperdragonfly #16


shoppingourstash #494

thesisterhoodofcrafters April Showers


crafty-stamper said...

Gorgeous card and images love the little duck,layers of pretty P.papers and love the little die-cut puddles
Carol x

brenda said...

It's a sweet image and pretty colours Chris but that Duck brings it all to life, love it.

Hamish (Alex's re-home yellow lab pup last year) has gone off for his little op this morning, expecting him home complete with lampshade and feeling sorry for himself. Needs must, he's a very big boy!

B x

meg said...

Love the Spring colours in your background papers,and your bright colours on the image

Anonymous said...

Omgoodness Chris this is so cute. Got to say I love the duck and your colouring is fabulous xxx

Anonymous said...

It’s me btw. Janette

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

What a wonderful card great take on the sketch.
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Aunty Sue said...

Oh Chris this so cute you will have tell me the colours of the blue i need a bright blue

Pat K said...

Adorable little girl on this gorgeous card Chris. Great colours and patterns that go together beautifully. x

dj said...

Darling!! And those little puddle dies are just so stinking cute!! Great choice of designer papers from your stash...perfect for our theme. Way to go shopping your stash. Thanks for playing along with our “April Showers” challenge over at Shopping Our Stash. -Deb Horst, DT #SOS494

aussie aNNie said...

Lovely creative and awesome post.. A wonderful design with a great background and a perfect sentiment as well!

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Chris I love that stamp! she is so cute..really is a beautiful card hugs xxx

Janis Lewis said...

Cute card! Love that duck on there. Thanks for sharing your art with us at Crafting Happiness Challenges. Hope you'll come back again!
Janis, Founder & Design Team Member

chrissy xx said...

Just FABulous!
The sweetest of images and I LOve your colours and papers.

Linby said...

How clever to combine these images and give them both a puddle die cut - I've never seen one before but it is so effective. Great card.

AlisonC said...

Plenty of showers here too and my ducks are loving it. Your duck is gorgeous and perfect addition for April Showers. Love the mix and match papers and your cute image. Thanks for Shopping your Stash with us this time.

Chrissy said...

Lovely sketch to follow and such a little cutie coloured beautiflly, gorgeous card Chris..


Margreet said...

Gorgeous card with great coloring of the cute images.
Thanks for joining us at Cheerful Sketches.
xxx Margreet

Lisa said...

Super sweet colors and layers. Great layout you used for this card.

SmilynStef said...
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SmilynStef said...

Having your cute little duckie out front on the design gives great perspective ... adorable design ... so very glad you joined our April Showers Challenge at Shopping Our Stash.

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Oh how cute is that combo of elements! LOVE the cute splashes, I think I have that from a magazine cover gift back in the day, they look great! Sweet paper combo too. Hugs, Wends xoxo

Bernadet said...

What a wonderful card Chris!
Love the little girl!
Thanks for joining us at Cheerful Sketches!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

I love the Whipper Snapper stamp you used (I own it, too). Your card is adorable! Thank you for sharing your talent with us at Crafting Happiness Challenges!

Nancy Soetaert said...

Love your card, thanks for joining us at Cheerful Sketches!
Nancy DT

pinky said...

This is just super cute, gorgeous papers and image. I don't think I have ever made a card for rain lol. On my list now!

valscraftings said...

Love your card, so cute!
Thank you for joining us at Paper Dragonfly Creative Challenge! Val DT