Thursday, 5 May 2016

April showers bring May flowers (and rainbows!)

For this card I used the Star Stampz spring rain image, colouring with spectrum noir and die cutting with an Xcut rectangular parenthesis die, using a large one to cut a yellow background that was originally created by brayering colour to help clean the brayer when I had done some stencilling with the gelli plate. The glittered pansies are some that I bought some time ago from Poundland. The sentiment was generated on computer and everything mounted on to a piece of rainbow paper and then on to an A5 tent style card blank.

This is for the Art at Stampz by Star weather related challenge.

Colours for Color throwdown 391:

There would be no rainbows without sunshine and rain.
Ray Bennett

This is also for:

Sweet stampin: water, water everywhere
Creative moments 92: anything goes + option: showers and/or rainbows
Mod squad: April showers bring May flowers
Ruby's rainbow 128: April showers
Aloha Friday 70: April showers (bring May flowers)
QKR stampede 189: April showers bring May flowers
Delicious doodles May: April showers bring May flowers
Quirky crafts 5: April shower bring quirky May flowers
Deep ocean 128: flowers everywhere
Hanna and friends 247: flowers
Card mania 80: flowers
My crafting stories 5: flowers
Sunsational May: anything goes + twist: flowers
Crafty enjoyments 7: flowers
Inky impressions May: die cuts & flowers
Little Claire 68: spring colours
Love to scrap 77: make it girly
Nordalsten hobbyklubb 138: colouring
Lacy sunshine: anything goes (coloured in)
Let's color linky party 8: anything goes with something coloured
Crafty sentiments: anything goes
Penny's 276: anything goes
Crafting by designs: May anything goes
Create and inspire 45: anything goes
Inspiration destination 84: anything goes
Not just cards 31
Leinzlove tear bears 4: anything goes
Eclectic Ellapu May: anything goes
Little tangles 68: anything goes


  1. How cute I love that image!! Thanks for joining Sunsational Stamps May challenge !!!

  2. Fabulous card Hazel, love that sweet image and great colouring. Hugs Jennifer xx

  3. Lovely card Hazel. Pretty design and colours. Thank you for joining us at Eclectic Ellapu this month. Judy DT

  4. Such a nicely colored, adorable image! Wonderful design again!
    Thanks so much for sharing!!

    Let's Color Linky Party
    Critters and Creatures Linky Party

  5. Oh, what a sweet card, Hazel. Love the pansies! Thanks for playing along in our "May Flowers" challenge at Quirky Crafts. Good luck in the competition.
    NanaConnie DT

  6. This card definitely says April showers, bring May flowers. Thanks for joining us at the Mod Squad Challenge this week. Good luck!
    Barbara DT member

  7. Aww that is gorgeous Hazel! Love those fabulous pansies. So so pretty and so perfect for our current challenge at Sweet Stampin'. Thanks for joining our 'water' challenge this week. Come join us again soon. Hugs, Wends x Sweet Stampin' DT

  8. Wow...fabulous card the colors..

  9. Sweet card... love the pansies!

    Thank you for participating in the Sweet Stampin’ “Water” Challenge!

  10. Your card is sweetness topped off with lovely details! Thank you for joining us at Destination Inspiration! Good luck and I hope you will join us again with your lovely work!

  11. Your background is such a lovely rainbow of colors! So glad you were able to play along with us at Color Throwdown!

  12. Lovely!! So glad you joined us at CTD!!

  13. This is so sweet! Thanks for joining us at Little Tangles!

  14. What a fab card. Love the vibrant colors. Thanks for joining us at NSHK.

  15. This is great! Thanks so much for linking up with us at Sunsational this month!
    Marji DT

  16. Wonderful Card! Thanks for playing along with us over at Leinzlove Tear Bears Challenge!

    Theresa, DT Member
    Theresa’s Crafty Creations

    Leinzlove Tear Bears Challenge DT

  17. What a cute image you have used, lovely colours too. Thanks for joining in with us over at Ecletic Ellapu this month.

  18. Hi Hazel,

    Such a fabulous image - she certainly has character. Thank you for sharing your beautiful card with ourselves in our latest blog challenge. xxGaynor LCDT

  19. Love the colours, and the image is beautiful.
    Thanks for joining us at NSHK.
    DT- Jeanett.

  20. Lovely card, love the flowers, Thanks for sharing it with us over at Lacy Sunshine and good luck

  21. Such a vibrant, lovely card! Thanks for playing along with us at Love to Scrap! Challenge Blog. Good luck and hope to see you again soon. Hugs! Julie DT Member LTSCB

  22. So fabulously bright and cheerful! Darling little girl with such a sweet face. Thanks for sharing it with us at Eclectic Ellapu!

  23. Beautiful card love the pretty image and sparkly pansies--Thank you for joining us at Inky Impressions
    Carol GD x

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  25. Very cute! Love the pansies you have added to this.

    Thanks for joining the monthly challenge here at Delicious Doodles challenge. Hope you will join us next time Crafting Vicky.

  26. Lovely card.
    Thanks for sharing at My Crafting Stories, and good luck.


  27. What a lovely project!
    Thanks for joining us this month at Eclectic Ellapu!
    Laurian DT

  28. Lovely card.. love the colourful background.. Thank you so much for joining our challenge at My Crafting Stories challenge blog.. Hope you can also join our challenge next month.. and Good Luck at the draw.. <3


  29. I was lucky enough to make a card using this image, isn't it fab? A Gorgeous Card, Hazel, thank you for joining us at Delicious Doodles this month, best of luck. Hugs Avril Watson DT Admin

  30. This is amazing!! totally love! Thanks for linking up with us at


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