Thursday, April 14, 2016

April Showers!

I'm sure by now you've all heard about our drought situation in CA, but believe it or not, we actually had a weekend of rain and even some sprinkles early today. Yea! (at least for our yard)  El nino didn't really happen as expected, but we're catching up and April showers, though rare for us, really will bring even more May flowers than usual. It inspired me to finish this card using the adorable image, #428 Springtime Friends by Sandra Caldwell.  I've used digi paper from AMBillustrations and cut a window using Spellbinders Labels 25.  I've added an acetate overlay from my stash and little acrylic raindrops to the overlay.  The image is actually attached to the inside so when you open it, the rain goes away.  (Sorry, no pic. I'm in a hurry, maybe later.)

Here's a closeup of Springtime Friends.  I took this pic before I  tried to cut it out, (also with Spellbinder's Labels 25) only to find I'd printed it too close to another image to cut it with the same die. (don't you HATE when that happens?!?)  I trimmed the image as close as I could, used the die anyway, and then added some punched grass and recut the image.  Problem solved. WooHoo!

I'm entering this in the Outlawz Festive Fridays National April Showers Day challenge, the Outlawz Monday Greetings Let There Be Sky, the DL.Art April Linky Challenge, the DL.Art Thankful Thursday Water ChallengeInspiration Destination ATG, Ike's World Rainy Days, Cuttlebug Mania April Showers,    and Simon Says Monday April Showers Bring May Flowers


  1. This is so adorable Donna- wow wasn't that rain something? I love your rain drops and the sweet Alice critters
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes APRIL Linky Challenge. Have a blessed day
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  2. How gorgeous and what awesome colouring you always do Donna :-)
    I hope you will come play at IkesWorld with your rainy creation ?

    IKE xx

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  3. Adorable card! I love the look on the critters faces having to deal with those raindrops! You colored it perfectly! Thanks for playing along with us at DL.ART Thankful Thursday Challenge!

  4. Super cool Donna. Thanks for coming to play at IKEsWORLD :-D xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  5. Pretty card and image Thank you for joining us at Ike's World Challenges good luck Ginny DT for
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  6. Lovely card Donna, thanks for joining in with Inspiration Destination. Wendy DT x

  7. Beautiful spring time card. I love the expression on the bunny. The rain has bought out a lot of pretty flowers around here. Daffodils and poppies. I love that area on Stanley that is full of daffodils. Thank you for joining the DL.ART Thankful Thursday Water Challenge-Katie-DT member

  8. I like the scene and your coloring. Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Marzena

  9. What a great idea to use the acrylic and the raindrops - really cute card! TFS!

  10. AWw how beautiful. Thank you for taking the time to join in with our challenge and sharing your creativity with us, I love to see your talent and imagination at work. Love 'n' hugs Sall IkesWorld Challenges DT

  11. A beautiful card!
    Thank you for joining Cuttlebug Mania this time!
    Swissie DT


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