Sunday, 25 April 2010

Rain, rain , go away ... and some spring colours

My first challenge for a while, and it currently represents was is happening here.  However, it has been lovely these last few days just being able to relax in the garden in the sun, with everything springing into life around me.

This card is being entered into the following challenges:

- Whiff of Joy Challenge, no. 76, which has a sketch from the very talented Bev

- Quixotic Challenges, and they are asking entries to Make a Splash

- Our Creative Corner, lots of Blooming Blossoms

- The Creative Cottage Challenge, Going Green - well there's lots of this!

- Rainbow Lady's Challenge, 100 - April Showers

The image is Whiff of Joy, Willow in the Rain. I have coloured with Copics, but I am not too happy with my blending this time around. Probably out of practice a bit. The cardstock us Bazzill Bling, and the papers are the lovely Basic Grey Kyoshi - there are so many different colourways. Flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts, with leaves punched from various punches, with stickles used to add an itty bitty sparkle.

Thanks for stopping by. I really appreciate your comments.


  1. beautiful card Val, the design is gorgeous and i love the flowers. Thanks for joining The Creative Cottage Challenge this week, I hope you will join us again. hugs Tracy x

  2. Val, this is gorgeous and there is nothing wrong with your blending it looks fine to me, Willow and her umbrella look fab!! I love the colours and those flowers are so sweet. Take care, Hugs Jo x

  3. Hi Val,
    I adore this stamp and you've coloured it beautifully. Your layout and papers are fab.
    This card would ve gret for Rainbow Lady's challenge this week - April showers.
    Beryl xx

  4. Hi Val, A lovely card once again and I think the colours are gorgeous. You've matched the colours on your image beautifully to the bps.

    Lesley Xx

  5. Ooh this is so pretty Val! love those papers and the roses are so pretty:).

    Don't know about you but our garden needed the rain, everything has come into flower together and was in danger of being one big burst and then nothing until the summer stuff came through. And the lawn is like a desert after wnter, looks much better after a cut, feed and the rain.

    Great to see you blogging again

  6. Beautiful card, Val! Love the colours. We were only saying earlier that it's growing weather, with the warmth and the rain today

  7. Val, this is so gorgeous. I love the Whiff of Joy (Willow in the Rain) image. And your coloring is outstanding. So beautiful. Thanks for joining in on the April Showers challenge.

  8. Val this is beautiful! I wish the rain would go away from here too...I love the sunshine! :) Your Willow is so beautiful! Thanks for joining us this week at the WOJ Challenge!
    Hugs~ Kim

  9. Such a totally fabulous card Val!
    Love your gorgeous image and those colours are beautiful!
    kim x

  10. quickly popping by to say thank you for joining in with my candy give away and to wish you luck.xx

    you have made a fabulous card Val, the umbrella looks brilliant .. all glossy.x

  11. Lovely papers, I just love the little yellow roses too. Thanks for joining us at Whiff of Joy Challenges.

  12. Beautiful Val, love the colours. Thanks for joining the Quixotic Paperie Challenge this week. Kim

  13. Lovely card Val and yes raining here too. Thanks for sharing this week Love Cynthia x

  14. A lovely card and I particularly like the choice of backing paper and co-ordinating flowers and foliage.

    Janet xx

  15. WOW!!! What a stunning colors!! So warm!!!
    Thanks for joining us at Whiff of Joy challenge.


  16. This card is so sweet Val!
    Love the adorable image and the great spring colours.
    Great work.
    Hugs, Swantje x


Thank you soooo much for all the wonderful comments you leave on my Blog. I appreciate each and every one....and for you taking the time to do so....I will try to get over to your Blog too.
Love and big hugs
Val xx


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