Saturday, 11 April 2015

April showers

Hello folks I hope you are enjoying/have enjoyed a good Saturday wherever you are. We have had one or two spits and spots of rain but the sky is still blue so can't complain. 

Anyway here is a perfectly apt card to share with you

The delightful little maid is Maggie and I just love her - she is such a jolly little character. She was coloured with Promarkers to match the papers from Pebbles, which (apart from pretty florals and checks) conveniently had a sheet that says "rain, rain go away come again another day". I used another page to paper piece her umbrella and stamped the sentiment onto a die cut you do!!

Some challenges to play along

Without Words - Under my umbrella
Crafty Catz #274 - Two or more patterned papers
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
The Sugar Bowl #123 - Anything Goes
 ( if it doesn't fit the brief please feel free to delete me!!)

The house is quiet so I'm going to have a play in my work room.

Thank you for your visit and your continued support, your comments make my day xx


Mojca said...

what a sweet card Sarah, just love the sentiment in the cloud. hugs! Mojca

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Sarah, I love the image she is so sweet and the background paper is perfect.
Thanks for joining this months challenge at Without Words too.
Lorraine x

Darnell said...

Oh, you're right, Sarah, she is so very jolly splashing in the rain puddles! I love it! You will make someone's day with this card! Enjoy the weekend and your crafty time! Hugs, Darnell

Crafty Moone Cards said...

So gorgeous Sarah.
Sue x

Chrissy said...

She sure is a little cutie Sarah and love her paper pieced umbrella and fabulous colouring. The papers couldn't be better and the sentiment is just right on the cloud..


susiestacey said...

Gorgeous card Sarah, she is a cutie and love the paper piecing on the brolly. Weather forecast from Bradford - blooming freezing today with wind and rain- the heating is back on ;( Enjoy the rest of the weekend x Susan x

brenda said...

Sounds like you get the better end of the weather today Sarah, we had heavy downpours and chilly as well.

Sweet card and what perfect backing paper to go with the image.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

B x

Carol S. said...

She is so cute Sarah. Love her brolly paper, very pretty and the backing paper is perfect. Have a lovely Sunday. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Kelly Lloyd said...

Pretty card sarah xx

Unknown said...

Aww I love her Sarah so pretty fab papers too!
Lucy x

Laine said...

She is fabulous Sarah, wonderful pastel shades and papers.

Sue said...

Sarah, this is a lovely card. You have chosen perfect papers to match that pretty image and your colouring is gorgeous...a super April card...

Wendy said...

Gorgeous card Sarah, she is adorable.
Wendy xx

Di said...

What a gorgeous card Sarah! I adore little Maggie - she's one of my most loved (and sigh, little used) stamps. Beautiful colouring and paper piecing, the backing paper is perfect - and the little clouds are a super finishing touch!


Di xx

Debs said...

Adorable card Sarah - fabulous DP to go with that sweet image and I love the PP umbrella :o)
Enjoy the rest of the weekend.
Debs xx

Lisa xx said...

Oh this is just delightful! I would pay good money for a brolly like that....such a sweet image too

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous,love the design and fab

Julie B said...

Such a sweet image Sarah, great paper piecing and such a clever use of the background paper.
Thanks for sharing with us at Fantasy Stampers as well! :)

aussie aNNie said...

Super card Sarah, the papers are fabulous, especially with those words and this is an awesome image and colours...{aNNie My Personal Blog}

Carole Pollard said...

I love this you have done a great job just getting the perfect papers and embellishments to make a stunning card Love and hugs Carole x

Patricia said...

Absolutely beautiful, love, love, love it.
The image is so sweet, you backing paper is brilliant, great design.
Blooming freezing, fresh snow on the hills but the Sun is shining so thats a bonus.
Patricia xxx

Inkyfingers said...

This is just gorgeous Sarah - she looks just like my daughter did when she was little and loved to put her raincoat and frog wellies on to splash around in puddles. Great colouring and ,paper piecing and the sentiment on the cloud is a great idea.
Hope you enjoyed your time in the workroom!
Carol x

Tracey said...

Gorgeous card Sarah & I love the backing paper & the clouds as well as the cute image :o)

Whisper said...

Aaaaah so adorable & what super DP's too, luv Sam x

cotnob said...

An adorable card Sarah, such a sweet image and lovely paper piecing - a perfect card for yesterday's weather.

*Vicki* said...

Maggie is sooo adorable Sarah!! I love your paper piecing and newsprint background!! Brilliantly done with the clouds and very fitting for this time of year! ;)

Kat W said...

How lovely to find such a perfect combo of image and DP! It's a gorgeous CAS design and I love the floral umbrella!

Big hugs, Kat xx

Julieanne..aka pinkjools said...

Gorgeous card Sarah...Sweet image and great backing papers...Joolsx

thecraftycavalier said...

Ooh, I love this fab combo. Gorgeous image and I love that backing paper. That is definitely going on my 'gotta have it' list :-) Hugs, Jayne x

Karon said...

Lovely sweet image! TFS

Rebecca Bradshaw said...

This is so perfect! She is one of the sweetest images I've seen lately and I love how you've paper pieced the umbrella. The sentiment on the cloud looks so gorgeous too!

Annette said...

Beautiful card Sarah, and I love the paper piecing.

Andreja L. said...

WoW, what a lovely card you made! The image is soo sweet :-))
HUgs, Andreja