Saturday, 8 May 2021

* AALL & Create: Spring Showers Bring May Flowers


Please let me welcome my new follower Gail Hutchinson. It's a pleasure to have you here, Gail!

Today I am sharing my GDT project for AALL & Create.

I made a lovely spring card for a May birthday featuring the Happy Dog and some flowers. I had a lot of fun mixing and matching words and letters to make the sentiment.

How adorable is this quirky Happy Dog! His bright yellow umbrella is a reminder that sunnier days lie ahead. He stands on torn washi tape.

The numbers and circular stamps inside the dog image are repeated in the geometric background with the tiny stamp from set #453 Heart Grunge and with #8 washi tape.

The small, but beautiful flowers from # 451 In The Bucket make a little carpet atop the washi tape. Posca paint pen dots form the stamen centres.

The words from #455 Seasons along with just the word 'Flowers' from set # 332, Birthday Blooms, are arranged to make the sentiment.

Work in Progress:

1. Fresco Acrylic paints were brayered onto a gelli plate and the stencil was added on top. The triangles were removed on a sheet of paper and a print taken.
2. The tiny stamp from set #453 was added around the edges of the gelli print.

3. Lined Triangles were randomly stamped using Oxide ink and washi added to ground the images.
4. Later I added torn washi around the edges of the background as well.

5. Happy dog was stamped and coloured with Copic markers. He was fussy cut.

6. The small flowers were stamped, coloured with Copics and fussy cut.

7. Words were stamped and arranged to make the sentiment.

Stamps Used:
#322 Birthday Blooms
#451 In The Bucket
#453 Heart Grunge
#455 Seasons
#459 Lined Triangles
#483 Happy Dog
Stencil: #105 Lotza Triangle
Washi Tape: #8 Hedging

To see the stamps, stencils, dies and washi tapes used, please visit
A list of stockists can be found here.

You'll find lots of inspiration on the 

That's all for now.
Thanks for stopping by today.

I'd like to play along in these challenges:

Crafters Cafe #265 AG 13/05
QKR Stampede #419 AG 14/05
Creative Moments #214 AG 19/05
A Perfect Time to Craft MAY AG 27/05
Classic Design Challenge #5 AG 27/05
Crafty Animals #50 AG 29/05
Mix It Up #49 3 Layers 31/05
Lets Craft and Create #171 No Patterned Paper 31/05
Taylormadecards4u May Flowers 31/05


  1. Hi Carole this is stunning I love it. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. Wow a very interesting and busy card. Very creative and attractive card.

  3. A lovely card, Carole! Your quirky dog is brilliant and I love the background you have created for him.
    Hugs Monica

  4. Fabulous card. Thanks for sharing with us at The Crafter's Cafe.
    DT Stacey

  5. What a colorful and quirky card! This is something I could never pull off myself, but you are a pro! Thanks for sharing this cute doggy in the rain with us at 2CCC this month, and good luck! 😊

  6. Thank you for sharing in our challenge at">Classic Design Challenge we really appreciate you joining in
    Monique DT its fab

  7. Love your work! Thanks so much for sharing your stunning project with us over at Mix It Up Challenge Blog this month! We appreciate you joining us!
    Leslie, MIUCB DT
    Love To Scrap 2

  8. Super:)Thanks for playing with us at Let's Craft and Create :)Ines DT


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