Sunday 10 April 2011

April Showers!

I have just escaped from the garden where it is too hot! I'm having a weekend off from doing books with hubby and from blogging and crafting, but as he's just gone to walk the dogs I thought I'd take the opportunity to catch up with what's been happening. I'm trying hard to type straight after a couple of glasses of vino and as I rarely have a tipple at lunch time it's gone straight to my head!

Thank you for the birthday wishes - it was a quiet day, but yesterday and today I've had hubby at my beck and call .. .. so a trip to the craft shop and lots of gardening! This morning we got a couple of buckets of well rotted you know what from our friendly local farmer so that should keep the roses happy. Yesterday we also got a little table and a couple of chairs so we can sit on our tiny backyard patio for meals - and we've been making good use of them, although the sun has gotten a bit too much for me so I've had to come in doors for an hour or two until it cools down.

I remembered I'd not shared this card with you, it's one of the new digi Lilyboo designs over at Cuddly Buddly and is called April Showers - not too many of those around at the moment! I've coloured with Copics then glazed the raindrops, her pink polka dots and yellow wellies with a Glaze pen - lovely and shiny but of course not showing up. I've also added Stardust Stickles around the edge of the image, the rainbow circle and the patterned paper - I think you can just about make it out.
Copic colours I used:
skin tones with E000, 00, 21 & R00
hair with E50, 51 & 53
pinks with RV00, RV02
yellows with Y02 & 15
greens with YG11 & 41
blues with B0000, B41 & 21
violets with BV01 & 13

Over on the Crafty Creations challenge blog the theme is rain showers so here's one for them.

I am going to have a little lie down now .. .. so catch up with you later!


  1. beautiful card Annie, sounds like you are having a perfect weekend!
    Happy Crafting, Debxx

  2. love the pastels colours, fancy gettig tipsy in the garden Annie.....nice one

  3. Really adorable creation Annie!! I love the purple hues and rainbow!! :) I hope you're enjoying your Sunday!! Smiles, Vicki

  4. What a gorgeous card Annie,I love the image and the colours.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  5. Belated brithday wishes from me too, somehow missed that - apologies. Love the way you've used the pink & yellow jewelled flowers to pick out the daisy ribbon border along the bottom - quite stunning, especially with that rainbow too. Take care in the sun & glad you've had some relaxation too.
    Paula (PEP)


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