Saturday, 2 April 2011

Crafty Calendar #19

Hello everyone - back with my second post of the day, and this time it is to welcome you to the April challenge for Crafty Calendar. First of all apologies that I haven't managed to get all my commenting done for the past month as I have had quite a lot going on one way and another ... but i'll definitely try harder for April!!

This month it is Liz's turn to choose the challenge theme, and she has chosen

April Showers Bring Forth May Flowers

You can interpret this however you like so long as you submit a new piece of work and have a link from your blog to the Crafty Calendar Challenge.

We have a great prize on offer this month, which is from our sponsor Sentiments 4 You

... and it's a $10 voucher to spend in their online store - nice!

They very kindly provided some digi sentiments for the DT to play with - you can see them on my card and on several of the other DT ladies' gorgeous efforts.

Anyway, here is my card for this month's challenge - I focussed on the "flowers" rather than the "showers", and this image suggested itself to me straight away - not only is it very spring-like but also this particular flower got its shower from a watering can :-).

Main image: Sugar Nellie "Flowers" coloured with Promarkers;
Sentiment: Digi by Sentiments 4 You;
Paper: Papermania "Forever Friends - Springtime";
Supplies: cherry blossoms and pearls from Wild Orchid Crafts;
Tools: Martha Stewart "garden trellis" deep edge punch and "small monarch butterfly" punch; Leone Em "Ash Family" leaf punch.

Sugar Bowl #56 - Sketch
Top Tip Tuesday #27 - Nature Inspired
Crafts and Me #28 - Use Yellow
Kaboodle #60 - Spring Has Sprung
Stamp Something - April Digi Day (digi sentiment)
Double Dutch #65 - Old, New, Borrowed & Blue
(stamp / paper pad / digi stamp supplied by Sentiments 4 You) / flowers)

Crafty Ann's #37 - Inspired by an Elvis Song
(It's a Wonderful World)

Hope you can join in this month's Crafty Calendar Challenge - have a great weekend!


  1. Gorgeous card Pauline - love the fresh springy colours!
    Helen x

  2. This is beautiful Pauline and the song is perfect for it. Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
    Ann x

  3. such a gorgeous card, such a pretty image the layout is fab and i love those flowers xxx

  4. Perfectly beautiful Pauline! I've struggled with that particular paper but I love the way you've concentrated on the blue parts. xx

  5. So beautiful card Pauline,I love the image and the colours.
    So gorgeous papers.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  6. As always totally beautiful Pauline. Lovely spring colours and and your colouring is just perfect!
    Have a great weekend!
    Kaz xx

  7. Really beautiful detail. Love the trellis. I must take a look at the challenge site. :0)

  8. This is truly beautiful, Pauline
    Thank you for joining us at Crafty Ann's

  9. Such a lovely card. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday this week.
    xx Vee

  10. Hi Pauline ;) Gorgeous card - I love the colours you've used, so fresh looking :)

    Thanks for joining in with Top Tip Tuesday this week :)

    Carol x

  11. A very pretty card and so perfect for the song, lovely papers too. Thank you for joining in with Crafty Ann's challenge this week.
    Jen x

  12. Pauline this card is sooooo pretty! I really love hte way you did the different colour pearls too!
    Thanks for joining us on the Top Tip Tuesday challenge this time, Hugs Samantha :0)

  13. Gorgeous card! Thank you for entering the Sugar Bowl!!


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Pauline x