Friends/April showers

 I was so pleased to be asked to be a guest designer at  Allsorts  for their Springtime challenge. Pop over and take a look at all the lovely designer cards and get lots of inspiration. You have plenty of time to enter this fun challenge. It is sponsored by Sir Stampalot who are offering a set of gorgeous hero arts stamps for the prize.

 I just love this cute Penny Black stamp and it is perfect for a card to celebrate the coming of Spring. This cute couple of friends under the umbrella always bring a smile to my face. I used a mixture of Promarkers and Aquamarkers to get the exact colours I wanted and they match my backing paper perfectly. I also managed to match the lovely yellow dress colour to my scalloped circle. I am really pleased how this card turned out and it is bursting with spring colours. I added a few butterflies in keeping with the Spring theme. The little swirls between the pearl buttons were pieces I cut from an old  piece of edging I found while cleaning out my craft stash. The Pearl buttons with the little raised borders are one of my favourite embellishments. They seem to work with almost any card.
I have entered my card into several challenges which are listed below. Lets celebrate ( the coming of Spring ) Birds and / or butterflies


Mervi said...

hi Shirley,
gorgeous card!
Happy Easter;-))m

Glenda said...

Beautiful!Such a pretty image and coloring! Thanks for playing with us at Paper Playtime!

Hippieaud (aka Audrey) said...

Wow super gorgeous Shirley! I love how you did the flowers and pearls, so pretty:) Nice to "see" you my friend, hope you are well! Hugs:) Thanks also for playing at WHOOPSI DAISY this week!!

Anette said...

A beautiful card you've made!
Thanks for joining us at Scrappekammeret!
Hugs :)

Teresa said...

Wow, Gorgeous, cute card! I love all the details and the colours, just perfect!
Thanks for joining us at Whoopis Daisy this week and good luck! Hugs, Teresa x

Line´s world said...

A great card! Thanks for joining us at Kartenallerlei.
Hugs Line

Deb said...

Beautiful card! Love the lacy doily!
Many thanks for joining in the Cute Card Thursday Challenge!
Have a fabulous Easter Weekend!

Beverly said...

This is so sweet! I've had this image for years and have used it tons of times! Thanks for joining us at Fairy Fun Fridays!

Iris said...

Love those colors and the stunning image! The doily is super gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Iris's Spot!

Diana said...

Gorgeous card!!! Love that image. Thanks for playing along with us at Frosted Designs.

Saskia said...

Thanks for joining us at Delicious Doodles with your lovely work!

Happy Easter!

Greetings, Saskia :)

Liza said...

Gorgeous work, I love all the layers. Thanks for joining us this week at CCC.

Liza x

alicaz said...

so pretty! The image is sweet and the card design fantastic!
Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week!

Alica ;)

Donna said...

Such a sweet card and definitely lots of layers! Thanks for joining in the fun at Cupcake this week :) Donna x

Poppit said...

Pretty card! Love all the embellishments. Thanks for joining us for this week's Cupcake Challenge.

WeirdCat said...

So cute and pretty, thank you for joining us at The Crazy Challenge this week
Ruth x

Lori Apgar said...

What a pretty card! I love your little 3D butteflies!! Thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs for our Birds/Butterfly challenge this week!

Riet said...

So beautiful Shirley,I love the image and the colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Nadell said...

Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at SFC.

Hugs Nadell

Nadine said...


Wow, wunderschön.
Da stimmt einfach alles.

Danke fürs Mitmachen bei SFC.

Liebe Grüße Nadine

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card! Thank you for playing along with our challenge at Frosted Designs.

Denise @ kc242 said...

Hi What a fantastic card. Your image is soooo cute! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Creative Card Crew!

Sammibug said...

Absolutely beautiful! Love the embellishments you chose! Thank you so much for playing along with us in our "punch" challenge at Iris' Spot!

Dawn said...

Such a lovely card! Thank you for sharing it with us at My Grafico Anything Goes Monthly Challenge! It puts me in mind of Mary Poppins!
Good Luck & hugs
Dawn xxx

Pops x said...

Hi sweetie, this is so sweet, thanks for joining us with CES hugs pops x

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is adorable Shirley. I hope you are enjoying your Easter.


Teri said...

Such a sweet creation hun!
Thanks for playing at the Delicious Doodles Challenge this week, good luck with the draw!
Teri x

Curlybear said...

OMGosh this is just perfect for our card for our theme Children's card, this is such a fun image and you coloured it beautifully,

Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Catz A Childrens Card Challenge,

Good Luck,
Hugs Bridget Crafty Catz DT :0)x

Hannapanna said...

This is beautiful. Love the details. Thanks for joining us over at By the Cute and Girly this month and good luck. Hugs, Hanna

Beate said...

What a lovely card, great colors and details. Thank you for joining us at Kartenallerlei
hugs Beate

lindyloo said...

love all the details and colours thank you for sharing with us at crafty catz hugs linda x

Lori said...

Such beautiful details, I love the pearl/brad thingy's gorgeous, thanks for joining the Fairies at Prairie Fairy Fridays!

Ingrid said...

Such a pretty card! Love the details and the happy colours!
Thank you for playing along at Scrappekammeret,

crafty amy said...

What a brilliant card and just perfect for spring :D
Thank you for joining us at CES and good luck.

Amy xx

Vicky said...

This is fabulous love the colours.
Thank you for playing along with us at CES Challenges, good luck hun.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xx

Stampin Mindy said...

Great card. Fabulous job with the dimension!
Thanks so much for joining us at Fussy and Fancy!

Hugs, Mindy

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