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Monday 29 April 2013

Crafty Cardmakers challenge 90 - APRIL SHOWERS BRING MAY FLOWERS.

Welcome to our latest challenge at Crafty Cardmakers, hosted by Tracey, who has chosen the theme 'April Showers bring May Flowers'  For this challenge, she would like to see cards that include an image of something rain related and are embellished with at least 2 flowers. 

For my card, I chose to use a plain white base card, cut to be 6" x 6" square.  For my main image, I chose a stamp from the SWALK range, which I coloured with promarkers.  I stamped it onto some plain white card that I had put through my calibur, using a 6 x 6 embossing folder from crafters companion (Regal corner).  I distressed the edges of the card using tattered rose distress inks.  The background layer was also white card - but I coloured the edges with a promarker, and also the ribbon to match the colour scheme I'd used.  The flowers came from my stash, and are Prima.  The final touches were the stick on pearl gems and small pearl bow.  

To be honest, I wasn't happy with my colouring.  It's not bad, but I have done it better.  For some reason it wasn't clicking for me, and I couldn't get past the block.  But you have days like that when crafting - some days it goes really well and other days.... not so much.

Oh well, better luck next time I do this one!

We are sponsored by 

I have been drawing since a child and studied graphics at College many years ago, I now work as a Medical photographer part time but my love was always drawing. I started cardmaking about 4yrs ago when I bought my daughter a cardmaking kit which we did together, but I’m afraid I got the bug! My daughter preferred scrapbooking. I then started looking online at other blogs and this then became my passion and I loved sharing my cards with likeminded people.
I love stamping and loved finding images, but sometimes I could not find what I wanted so I started to draw myself.
This then has become my second addiction and I have never looked back, I love thinking of new images, and its just fabulous to see others take them and make them into beautiful works of art. 

Long may it continue! 


 We are kindly sponsored for this challenge by The Stampman (and Lady of course!) who are ofering the winner a £10 voucher for their store, you can spend this online, in the shop or if you're lucky enough to see them at a show!  They have a ton of items in store, enough to tickle any crafty taste bud.


  1. This is lovely, J! I love the embossing - it sets off the image perfectly.

  2. Such cute card. The image is totally adorable. And I know what you means when it doesn't comes together how much you try. However, this is really sweet and I love your embossed "border".
    Love n hugs
    Marie / CCM teamie

  3. Gorgeous, I love the border and wish I could tie lovely bows like yours.
    Jules x

  4. Beautiful card, love the embossed corner and those colours look lovely.