Sunday, 24 April 2011

April Showers

Did you have a real downpour yesterday? We did in the evening, and this little girl (Mo Manning) would've definitely had enough water to float her boat!
I coloured her with promarkers and used papers from Funky Fairies (no longer available). I also used an EK success half flower punch, a Woodware tiny flower punch and two border punches by EK success and Martha Stewart. The sentiment is an Elusive Images stamp.

Yesterday we had a lovely trip out to Jacksdale Garden centre to take Steve's parents out for lunch. It was sunny and hot, but the fresh air and sunshine lifted all our spirits. The Garden centre and the tea room were very wheelchair friendly and the plants and gifts were all beautiful. Steve's Mum requested a return visit very soon! It was only once we returned home that it started to cloud over.
Anyway, I am entering the card into the following challenges:
Allsorts - April Showers
CES - Spring colours
I ♥ promarkers - Anything goes
Sentimental Sundays - Get Punchy
I did make a card for last week's Allsorts, but with the builders coming to sort out the floor it got packed away and I didn't find it again until it was too late! Here it is anyway.
I've had this Sugar Nellie stamp for quite a while but not used it much. I got some new watercolour paper so decided to have a go colouring with distress inks, and I have to say I'm pleased with the results.The papers are from Pink Petticoat. Thanks for looking. I intend to do a little more crafting over the rest of the holiday!!!


Lisa Jane said...

Happy Easter to you and yours Sally .. hope you are having a wonderful day
Love the cards - so pretty
Lisa x

katesacraftybugger said...

beautiful cards ,thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers.

pinky said...

Two pretty little cards Sally, love both those images. Glad you had a nice day with the inlaws. The weather here was not nice at all, dull, damp and chilly and the tv is terrible!

Sue said...

Happy Easter Sally, your cards are both very pretty. I used to love Funky Fairy, I don't know what happened to them x

lisa said...

Hi Sally. I hope the sun was back out for you again today. It's been cloudless here. Just fantastic again. We had a tiny shower yesterday morning and then it was hot and sunny all day and around 9pm we had a gentle shower. The garden is crying out for proper rain it's sooooo dry!! I'm not though, I love this sunshine.
Both your cards are gorgeous. I love the little girl in her bright wellies and your distress ink colouring is beautiful on the second one. I love colouring this way, it's still my favourite, although the promarkers are catching up slowly.
Happy Easter.
Hugs Lisax

craftimamma said...

These are both such cheery cards Sally and I love the colouring on both of them. Colouring with Distress Inks is my favourite way I have to admit. I'd love to know what paper you used. I clicked for the close up and it looks like a very smooth watercolour paper and I've been searching for some for a while now.

Glad you had such a lovely family outing yesterday. I was making bunting from chintzy wallpaper outside so I could peg it on the whirlygig to dry and had to rush to collect it all in before the thunderstorm. It would have been a lovely soggy mess if I hadn't been quick enough, lol!

Lesley Xx

Jennifer said...

These are gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at CES Challenges this time...good luck!!

Jenny (guest designer)xx

Andrew Chillman said...

Both cards are beautiful Sally and they fit our challenge perfectly. Thanks for sharing with us at Sentimental Sundays.
Hugs Shirley x x

brenda said...

Two lovely cards Sally, you do cute very well adn the fist a colou combo I love.

So pleased Steve's Mum is up to going out again, I know just what you mean about the sunshine lifting our spirits, makes us all fee so much better.

Thank you for sharing with us at Allsorts this week.

B x

Julie said...

Both cards are gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers.

Julie W x

Pops x said...

Hi sweetie, this is so sweet, thanks for joining us with CES hugs pops x

Kay Carley said...

Hi Sally. What lovely spring looking cards. You were lucky to have the rain - we didn't have any here and already the garden could really do with it!! xx

chris said...

Hi Sally, such a lovely pair, so very gorgeous.
we had a down pour Saturday afternoon we were in Lincoln, never seen anything like it, floods everywhere, we got home which is 35 miles away and we had not had a drop.
hugs chris xx

Dorcas said...

Both cards are very beautiful!! Thanks so much for playing with us at Sentimental Sundays!
Ps) If you haven’t done so already, you might want to sign up for my “no strings attached” blog candy, (top of sidebar) closes May 13th.

Karen said...

Lovely cards, thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers.


Two beautiful cards Sally - love the cheerful colours and the tiny flowers on the second one. Sorry to hear you had heavy rain over the weekend - I live quite near to Lisa so our weather was just like hers! So pleased the rain didn't spoil the lovely day out with your family. Hugs, Sylvia xx

Jules said...

Hi Sal

No .. .. we missed the showers here altogether!!

Must admit the garden could have done with an "all over" drink!!

Loving your cards. I too have a collection of Funky Fairies papers .. .. I was quite sad to see them disappear.

I hope you have had a good Easter break.

Love Jules xx

coldwaters2 said...

Two beautiful cards Sal what gorgeous images, colours and design they both look super.
Lorraine x

Mummylade said...

this is a wonderful creation, I love the sentiment. thank you so much for sharing with us at the Allsorts challenge and good luck!

Cheryl said...

Beautiful cards! Thank you for joining our “Let’s Get Punchy” challenge at Sentimental Sundays .


Anonymous said...

Beautiful cards, Thanks so much for playing along with Sentimental Sundays this week!!

scotspanda said...

two gorgeous card, Daisy is still my favourite stamp and the love the blue and yellow on the first card

thanks for joining in with our April Showers theme this week at Allsorts :o)


Amanda xx

Tracey said...

Gorgeous cards, both are soo pretty :)
Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays & Good Luck!

crafty amy said...

2 brilliant cards and just perfect for spring :D
Thank you for joining us at CES and good luck.

Amy xx