Saturday 28 April 2012

CASual showers

CASual Fridays  challenge this week is April showers bring May flowers - well we're certainly getting the showers in northern England - we had a months' worth of rain in Sheffield in less than 48 hours this week and it is officially the wettest April on record for the city in 130 years!   Lots of the rivers around us are on flood watch again and some (thankfully further away from our house) have burst their banks already.  We were flooded back in 2007 and haven't seen the rivers like it since then - I have everything crossed that we're not in for a re-run but the forecast for Sunday looks pretty bad again :-(

Anyway, enough of the weather forecast - back to the card.  I was definitely influenced more by the April showers than the May flowers, but there are flowers on my card so I think it still fits.  For my design I used the sketch from Annabelle Stamps but gave it a CAS interpretation. 

I turned to my current favourite stamp range - Stamping Bella's Uptown Girls - and opted for the image which came to mind with the current weather - Lolly and her brolly and decided to paper-piece it.  I went for a cute yellow, blue and green floral paper for the brolly and wellies and covered them with glossy accents for the wet look and did the same with the green raincoat.  I trimmed the card front enough to take the scalloped glitter edge and finished with the sentiment that came with the stamp.

All the papers for paperpiecing were from my scraps box so I am also going to join Pixie in the playground this week  If you've not played along before, it's a weekly challenge all about using up the bits all us crafters insist on keeping ;-)  Race you to the swings......


  1. Love this, it's simply gorgeous!
    TFS with us this week :)

  2. Darling!
    Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!

    1. Drat, the comment box appeared and then disappeared in a flash :(

      Love this card Tara and great to see you in the playground again. Super image and colours - and perfect for the current weather. But the sentiment really does sum it all up - so let's get those wellies on and have a good splash around! :)

      Have a super weekend! Di xx

  3. One of my favourite sentiments, especially after our water issues about the house here (so I can totally sympathise with you!) - green raincoat is FAB!

  4. Such a great card, Tara! Love gal - now I gotta have her!

    Hope floods are avoided but tomorrow's forecast looks horrendous!

  5. Well if you have to go out in the rain matching wellies and umbrella are the way to go!! She's super cute Tara, love the sentiment too although having got soaked yesterday I think ill give dancing in the rain a miss this time :0)
    Hope you stay safe and dry.
    Jenny x

  6. Fab snippet card, Tara. Love those wellies and the wee snail if gorgeous. Sorry to read that you are having so much rain ... as I understand it you needed some, just not so much all at one time, though. So hope it takes a turn for the better soon. In the meantime, I hope you are enjoying the weekend regardless. Elizabeth x

  7. cute card. love the coloring.

  8. What a great card, Tara! We had a months worth of rain in about 12 hours earlier this week. Sun is back out and its quite lovely here now but along the rivers everyone is on flood watch as the rain has melted the snow in the mountains. Hope you wont be flooded.

  9. Great card! Love this image and the way you added the sentiment. Thanks for sharing with us at AnnaBelle Stamps this week.

  10. Hi Tara
    Fabby card ,,,,, love it ....
    It's wet here in Gib today .......?hugs Sylvie

  11. Ultra SWEET! Love the colors and border details! Beautifully done! I'm glad that you join the fun with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  12. This is just as cute as can be! Thanks so much for sharing with us at AnnaBelle Stamps!

  13. What a fun card! LOVE your image and sentiment and loving your sparkly scallop border!
    Thanks for playing along with us at AnnaBelle Stamps!

    Take Care,
    Kylie X

  14. What a GREAT image! I love her ruffly umbrella and the sparkly flower! Very CUTE ;)

  15. I love your take on the sketch, such a fabulous image!
    Thanks for sharing your beautiful card with us at AnnaBelle's this week! :)

  16. AnonymousMay 04, 2012

    Sweet, sweet image! Love the detail and that fun edge :) Thanks for playing this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

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