Wednesday 3 April 2013

A little April Shower

Good day everyone and welcome to another blog post.

It's Wednesday and that means a new challenge at

The theme for this week is "April Showers" chosen by our lovely Anne Marie.
Our sponsors are Flonzcraft and StampArt by Kathryne

It's difficult to believe that Spring has arrived.  It's been so cold these past few days.
We definitely are in need of our hats and scarves, just like this little cutie.
A dear friend is going thru a bad patch at the moment and I thought this might cheer her up.


Coloured with Copics
MFT - Pure Innocence stamp set - Friendship is Shelter - Umbrella is paper pieced
Die-Namics umbrella die - paper pieced
Die-Namics Cloud dies
Ribbon - Michaels
Lace salvaged from an old hand towel
WorldWin Papers - double sided
DP: Authentique Genuine Collection
Cuttle Bug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder
SU Not Quite Navy used to distress edges

I began with the Sketch N Stash Challenge sketch.  All items used are from my stash.

Entering the following challenges:
Thank you so much for stopping by.  Your lovely comments are always appreciated.
Pat K x


Jenny said...

Gorgeous Pat! I love this colour combo. x

Sharon said...

This is gorgeous Pat. I love the cute image and the design papers and embellishments.
Hugs Sharon. x

cotnob said...

This is a fabulous card Pat, I love your embossed details and lovely sentiment.

Sue said...

Such a beautiful card Pat. I love the sweet image, wonderful colourings and such fabulous detailing too. The sentiment is so special, I am sure this will help to cheer your friend.
Hugs Sue xx

Stamps and Paper said...

GOrgeous card Pat, lovely image and like your blue the inside also...


Sasha said...

Your card is beautifully created, Pat...both outside and in. I love your blue and white colour combo, with such a sweet image and lovely words x

Doreen said...

Gorgeous,love the image and fab

Laine said...

This is so sweet Pat. I love the image and the fabulous colours you have used.

Ciska said...

Such a stunning card, your friend is going to love it! I especially love the umbrella inside, it looks so vintage!

Judith said...

Aw this is just fab Pat - I'm sure it will cheer your friend. I love that umbrella die and the blue and white colour scheme works perfectly hugs Judith x

Pat said...

Gorgeous card Pat, love the cute image and the beautiful sentiment, I am sure your friend will appreciate this.

Pat xx

Sandy Trefger said...

Fabulous and beautiful card! I love the image and the pretty blue colors and the bow is wonderful! Your stitching is so perfectly done! Love it! Thanks for sharing with my April Stitching challenge at Sandy's Crafty Creations!
visit my blog @ sandy's crafty creations

lou14 said...

A lovely card, great layout and design. Thank you for entering in Creative Card Crew challenge.
Lou DT.

Desire Fourie said...

Such a delightful creation and the wonderful sentiment complements the precious image perfectly.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Beccy said...

oh wow I love everything about this card, Pat especially the clouds and that umbrella.
Beccy x

Adrian said...

So cute! Thanks fo playing @ CTO!

Donna Ellis said...

Pat, A wonderful card! Love those blues with the rain motif - and touches of texture with dry embossing and stitching - awesome layers for sure - what I really like is the sweetness of your images with that delightful friendship sentiment. The inside of your card is pretty, too. sweet card! hugs, de

Wendy said...

This is gorgeous Pat, love the image and fabulous design...sure it will help to cheer up your friend.
Hugs Wendy xx

coops said...

so gorgeous pat.really sweet image and i love your clouds and stunning shades of blue :D

xx coops xx

Tom said...

Oh, that`s so sweet... Thanks for that beautiful Card! Tom,

Craftdee said...

Beautiful card, Pat. I love the way you've "mixed it up" with the stitching inside, it really adds some interest without clutter, Donna xx

Tonya said...

What a sweet card. It's beautiful! Thanks for sharing with us at Celebrate The Occasion.

Pia S said...

What a lovely card, Pat, just love the embossed spots and ribbons with this sweet image. I also LOVE the inside of your card - I think it's so well done it would make a fabulous front of a CAS card too!

Jenn Bedient said...

Lovely card! Great image and layout. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Creative Card Crew. Hope you have a fabulous day!

- Jenn DT

Jannie said...

What a good friend you are to make such a beautiful card!! LOVE LOVE LOVE your details! I can't stop looking at it! It is truly amazing!!!

Thank you so much for joining us at Cuttlebug Mania!

Cuttlebugs & Hugs

Sue said...

Hello again Pat. Just popping back for another look at your gorgeous card and to say thank you for taking part in the Sketch 'n' Stash Challenge. I love how you have used the sketch.
Hugs Sue xx

Unknown said...

Love those dotted clouds, fantastic layout and the umbrella inside is sooo cool! Thank you for joining us at the Celebrate the Occasion challenge and hope to see you back again.
Anna xxx
P.S. I've got blogaversary candy on my blog!

Jayne A said...

Gorgeous card.
Thanks for joining us at Sketch N Stash.

Eileen said...

This is beautiful Pat. Gorgeous image, perfectly coloured and love your layout and design. What a perfect sentiment. Love it
Eileen x

Kerry said...

Really lovely. I like all the elements you've used and the detailing inside the card too. Thank you for joining us with our April Showers challenge at Cuttlebug Mania this week.

Deneen said...

I love your card, the colours, the sewing (can I come and take lessons, lol?), and the inside is decorated so nicely too! Thanks for joining the April Showers Challenge at Cuttlebug Mania.

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

Fabulous card Pat! Love the image and how you did the inside! Susan x

Lucianna Dilsaver said...

I love all your beautiful details, really gorgeous card inside and out! Thank you for joining us @ CTO for our "April Showers (must use an umbrella)" Challenge :)

Esther said...

Darling card!!! I love the image and your sentiment!!!
Thanks for joining us at CTO this week!!

Bridie said...

Brilliant card, I love the striking blue and white

fiction book reviews said...

card - hugs Zoe x

berucrafts said...

Oh, I love your card, this very nice image and the color choice. You made this card with so much LOVE... The inside looks like many work, the sewing part... Very cool project. Thanks so much for viewing here in Europe by Hugs Ute :)

Sonia said...

Such a really lovely work^_^
Thank you for joining us this mounth at Forever Friends for Paper Piecing Challenge, Good Luck ^_^
DT Sonia
(If you want I have a surprise candy for celebrate my first blogaversary^_^)

Amber Sheaves said...

This is such a great card, I'm sure your friend will love it! Thanks for linking up to my challenge over at The Paper Girls!

Blankina said...

Love your blue and white card, just perfect!!

good luck and hope you will join with another creation soon!

Hugs FF DT Blankina