Sunday, 14 April 2019

April showers bring May flowers

I don't know whether it's the same where you are but we don't seem to have had many April showers yet this year. Our only wet days this month seem to have been the ones the grandchildren came to stay (and oddly enough, the only day this coming week that rain is forecast, we have them coming over for the day!) . So I hope that doesn't mean we are short of flowers in May, because around here the spring flowers in gardens and in the countryside have been magnificent this year.

The flower border on this card is a very old stamp, about 8-10 years old - that was supposed to go on a roller type gadget made by Fiskars to make it possible to stamp a continuous long border. I could never get to grips with the roller, but the stamp was too big for any of my acrylic blocks, so it gathered dust for years until I got my Misti with a nice big surface to hold the stamp.

The umbrella and sentiment stamps are from a couple of Clearly Besotted stamps that are 2 or 3 years old, and I've used a magazine freebie stencil and some Cosmic Shimmer blending ink to add the raindrops.

Because April showers often mean rainbows, I've coloured my card all in the colours of the rainbow - except for Indigo. I've never really come to terms with Indigo, I think it's a myth and was only invented to make the mnemonic "Richard Of York Gave Battle In Vain" some legitimacy!

I am sharing this with

Little Red Wagon - April Showers

Stamping Sensations - April Showers Bring May Flowers 

Retro Rubber - Rainbows 

RRCB 108


crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful April showers card love all the stamps and rainbow colours
Carol x

brenda said...

That sounds typical Jane, but we do seem to have had a good few showers here up until a few days ago and instead have had hard frosts in the mornings. Your pretty card has a lovely fresh feel to it and perfect for our 'Flowers and Showers' theme at Stamping Sensations challenge, thanks as always for joining in.

B x

Maria Rodriguez. said...

Well, up here in NW Indiana we've had plenty of very rainy days lately, but still cold so I'm really hoping that Winter will finally loose it's grip on all of us so Spring can really bloom.
Your sweet flowers are lovely, beautiful colors and patterns on all of them, love the cute umbrellas too.
Thank you for playing with us at RETRO RUBBER, hope you play again soon.

LeAnne said...

Super sweet...and yes, it's raining today and my granddaughter is here as well! Hopefully tomorrow we'll have SUN! Love your little umbrellas and the row of posies! Thanks for playing with our Retro Rubber challenge this week!

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

I lovely card Jane and I'm really impressed that you've found the perfect sentiment to use too. Thank you for joining us in our 'April Showers Bring May Flowers' challenge at Stamping Sensations and good luck. Sandra x

Doni High said...

Hi Jane! Sweet card and I for one cannot wait for the May Flowers! Here in Ohio it rained like crazy last night with tornado warnings...and this morning it's snowing!!! crazy!
Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon. Doni:)

pinky said...

This is really nice and perfect for our challenge. Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations.