Monday, 1 April 2019

* Crafts Galore Encore: Spring Rain


Spring is truly on its way now and I am so thankful for that! I'm not a lover of winter and can never wait for the trees to burst into life and the daffodils and crocuses to bloom. I love the sounds in the garden in the morning when the birds are out and about!

April brings another Anything Goes challenge at Crafts Galore Encore

The sponsor this month is Star Stampz and they are offering the winner a choice of 3 digi stamps.
Sarah, the owner, kindly gave the DT images to work with and here is my project:

I made a tent card featuring Spring Rain. I coloured the image with Copic markers and cut it with a stitched rectangle die. I added some clouds to the background of the image using a Polkadoodles stencil and Peacock Feathers ink. 

I mounted the image on orange card and used a border punch to create two fancy edges. The background is design paper inked around the edges and matted onto orange card. A piece of ribbon was adhered across the card and the image popped on top on foam tape for dimension. 

I printed the sentiment using Vera Lane Studio Baby Powder Font, inked the edges and matted it onto a scalloped square cut from orange card. Two beautiful Little Birdie, mulberry flowers were added along with some white die cut foliage.

Many thanks to Sarah at Star Stampz for generously sponsoring this challenge. We hope you'll pop over to the shop to see the stamps on sale.

Please pop over to Crafts Galore Encore to see the DTs wonderful designs. 

We'd love to see your creations.
Remember the challenge is always 'Anything Goes' and so you can create any type of project - it doesn't have to be a card.

Thanks for stopping by today!

I'd like to play along in these challenges:                                                                                                                                                          
Crafty Catz #455 AG /Option Stitching 04/04
Crafty Friends #106 Spring 05/04
Polkadoodles #13 AG 05/04
Pile It On #152 Favourite Colour (Orange) 06/04
613 Avenue Create #219 AG 07/04
A Gem of a Challenge #6 AG 11/04
A Perfect Time To Craft #4 AG 27/04
Pearly Sparkles #39 Flowers or Showers
Classic DT #4 AG 28/04
Morgan's Artworld #4 AG 30/04 DT Favourite
I'd really love some feedback :)      
I read and appreciate all your comments. 


  1. Hi Carole this is a stunning card. I love how you have used the image. Your colouring is just amazing. Have a great week. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. I love the orange and blue, it gives the card pop and wow. Excellent work. Thank you for entering A Perfect time to Craft Challenge. Karen Neil DT

  3. Oh my goodness this image and sentiment are just perfect. I love love them. Wonderful card and thanks for sharing at A Gem of a Challenge this week. Good luck.

  4. This is adorable! I love that you chose orange as your primary color and of course your raindrop background paper is the perfect compliment. The image is beautifully colored and your sponged clouds are perfect! Nicely conceived and beautifully executed! Thanks for leaving this in our mailbox at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana Malkah, Owner
    613 Avenue Create Challenge Blog
    A Place To Start Challenge Blog

  5. This card is beautiful, Carole! I love the blue and orange combo you have used here. The sentiment is wonderful!
    Hugs Monica

  6. Cute image and great colors. I love the fun sentiment. I loved playing in mud puddles when I was a lot younger. Reminds me of your card. Thanks for sharing over at Crafty Catz.
    Billie A
    Crafty Catz
    Creative With Stamps
    Catch The Bug
    Aud Sentiments
    Always Fun Challenges
    Colour Crazy Challenge
    Creations In Pink
    Crafty Gals Corner

  7. Adorable creation! Thanks for joining us for Week 13 at Polkadoodles Crafting Challenge!

  8. A fantastic cards Carole. A gorgeous colourway and wonderful image. Super sentiment too xx

  9. Beautiful card and image great colouring,sentiment and love the design
    Carol x

  10. What a stunner! So glad you have shared this with us at 613 Avenue Create. Please come back again! The best of luck with your entry. Jackie, DT member at 613 xx

  11. Beautiful creation, lovely coloring sentiment and design! Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge. Love to see you join in each month.
    ~ Sherry DT/Admin/Coordinator xx

  12. What a cute card! I love the sentiment. Thank you for sharing with us over here at Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry. Love to see you join in each month. Thank you.
    Gale DT for

  13. Beautiful! Thanks so much for participating in the Pearly Sparkles Challenge this time and good luck :)


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