Monday, 28 April 2014

Cutie Pie Challenge Blog – April Showers Bring May Flowers

Hello, how are things?  The weather here in the UK has gone down the gurgler a bit! Hopefully it will return to sunnier skies soon. My fingers are crossed!

Today begins a brand new challenge at the Cutie PieChallenge Blog and our theme this fortnight is April Showers Bring May Flowers, so that’s a creation showcasing a CUTE image with showers or flowers!

This time we are sponsored by Crafty Ribbons, who are offering this to our lucky winner!

 I decided to use one of my inherited Tildas (for convoluted explanation please see my post here)  as I thought she would be perfect for the ‘April Showers’ part of the challenge!

I do love my die-cut flowers so I had to add those! And with the gorgeous patterned paper from LOTV that takes care of the ‘May Flowers’ part too!

Stamps: ‘Tilda in Spring Rain’ – Kanban sentiment
Dies:  Tonic ovals and scalloped ovals & leaves – Heartfelt Creations ‘Delicate Asters’ & ‘Daisy Patch’
Paper/Card: American Crafts – watercolour card – LOTV ‘Always and Forever’ patterned and ‘Solids’
Colouring/Ink: Versafine Black - Inktense Pencils
Others: Creative Expression ‘Sheer Wrinkled Edge’ Ribbon in Rose - Mini paper roses & gems from stash

Pop over to the Cutie Pies blog to see the gorgeous rainy and floral cuteness created by my teamies.

Thanks so much for looking and for leaving such nice comments! You are all too kind!
See ya!

Colourful hugs
Jane xx

I would like to enter the following challenges:

DIVAS BY DESIGN – Let’s Go to the Movies (Singing in the Rain!)
DIGI CHOOSDAY – Week #15: Use 2 Papers
MARVELOUS MAGNOLIA – Challenge #66: Anything Goes
CRAFT-DEE BOWZ – April Challenge: Anything Goes With a Handmade Bow
ART BY MIRAN – Challenge #4: Anything Goes
LITTLE MISS MUFFET – Challenge #84: Anything Goes
PENNY BLACK & MORE – April Challenge: Blossoms & Blooms
MAGNOLIA-LICIOUS – Tuesday Challenge: Anything Goes
CREATIVE FINGERS – Challenge #33: Anything Goes
THE SQUIRREL AND THE FOX – Challenge #68: Use a Die-Cut or a Punch
CRAFTY CATZ – Challenge #228: Anything Goes 


  1. Another stunner Jane, I just love your use of die cuts...the flowers are fabulous!! xx

  2. Oh wow I haven't seen this Tilda for a while. She's a cutie and perfect April shower image. I've never tried Intense Pencils--love your resulting work with them. Wonderful colour scheme. I'm a fan of handmade flowers and yours are gorgeous. Beautiful design papers.
    Thanks for coming over to play with us at the Magnolia-licious Challenge.

  3. Such a wonderful creation with great attention to detail. Love the colours and embellishments. All the elements work so well together. It is perfect for our fourth ‘ANYTHING GOES’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    {Art by Miran Showcase DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  4. This is gorgeous Jane, I love the sweet image, beautiful papers and such a pretty arrangement of flowers.
    Sue xx

  5. Gorgeous and beautiful card Jane thank you for joining us this week at CRAFTY CATZ
    Hugs Dianne xx (DT)

  6. Oh, wow! What a gorgeous card, Jane. Lovely !! The colours are awesome!

  7. Oh my how pretty is your card Jane.... Love the color combo and the pretty flower dies....

  8. Pretty beautiful card cheers Sue N x

  9. so gorgeous, love the paper flowers
    thanks for playing with at marvelous magnolia

  10. Very cute, love all the embellishments! Thanks for joining us at Divas by Design this week! Mirella

  11. Totally adorable Jane - amazing colouring and beautiful detailing.
    Debs xx

  12. such a lovely card and stamp thanks for sharing with us at Divas by design and Crafty Catz

  13. What a beautiful creation Jane with gorgeous Blossoms and Blooms, thanks so much for sharing your lovely work with us at Penny Black and More challenge.

    B x (My Grand Calibur candy is still running here)

  14. This is stunning Jane. Love your colouring, fabulous. Wonderful detail. An absolute delight for the eye.

  15. Love the colors you used in this card! Your flower layering is lovely as well. Thanks for joining the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge for April.

  16. Hi Jane, another fabulous card - as all your cards are! - love your dies and your colour choices are fab.


  17. Aww sweetie this is just gorgeous, huggles Pops x x x

  18. Gorgeous card Jane, love the sweet image and all the stunning details.

    Donna x

  19. Cute card, love the colour combo and those flowers are wonderful.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Penny Black & More this month.
    Lynn x

  20. Dear Jane....Thanks for visiting my blog and thank you for the wonderful comments.
    I"d love to peek at your blog and you create beautiful card. And very nice coloring motives.
    And I love your gifts Bags.
    One big hug from Slowenia, Jana

  21. Hi Jane, What a darling card! You did so well with the Inktense Pencils. I especially love your hand made flowers. They are just perfectly done! Thank you for joining the Anything Goes Challenge at the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog and good luck to you!


  22. Hi jane wow this is lovely! Love the magnolia image and such pretty colouring :)
    Have a lovely day
    Vic x

  23. so stunning jane.really sweet tilda and i love your pretty detailing and beautiful colouring ;D

    xx coops xx

  24. Gorgeous, Jane!!! Love it!! So much beautiful details on your card and all works so well together. New challenge will be start soon, hope see you again.
    Thanks for playing along with us at artbymiran challenge. Hugs, Mi Ran

  25. Stunning, gorgeous colouring and wowie those rain drops are sooooo fab!!!! xx


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