April Showers in the Playground

Years ago  a musical comedy duo ‘Flanders and Swann’ did their version of ‘January brings the snow’. Every time April comes along I cannot help but remember the verse for that month:
April brings sweet spring showers,
On and on for hours and hours!
The rest of the year gets a similar pesimistic treatment. If you want a laugh at the English weather here is a link to a Youtube clip of it:

The theme at the Imagine That! digis by Kriss Creative Playground challenge is Spring. Kris has some great spring images in her shop and as the challenge goes on to the 6th of May you still have time to have a go.

Materials used: SAM_2848(watermarked)
Imagine That! digis by Kris – Piggy Boots/Tulips Planter
Imagine That! digis by Kris – Satin Fabrics Digi Papers
Day Dream Designs – Sunshine and Rain Colour Digi Set (may not still be trading)
stepper card die
white printer card
X-Press It Card
Copic pens

I printed out an A4 sheet of card using a blue paper from the Satin Fabrics set and a sheet using a green Satin Fabrics paper for the back panel, then used the die set to cut the card base.

I used two coloured images from the Sunshine and Rain set (rain cloud and child with umberella) to make up a sheet of paper for the side panels and added the wording then printed it out.

I sized the Piggy Boots image to fit the middle panel and printed out two copies on X-Press It card.

The main image and second copy I coloured with the copics then cut out the front boot and the flower heads to layer up on the base image.

There is a reason why I went for the plain boots and added the top and for the colours I used. My very first pair of adult sized wellies were blue with a yellow top which had a blue string so you could draw in the top part and keep any rain out. They lasted for years and years and I was quite sad when I finally had to replace them because they started to leak. Those wellies must have lasted for a good 20+ years!

Thanks for popping in. Take care.


P.S. I found a picture of the wellies on line listed as vintage!!s-l225

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Creative Playground #3 – Spring
Crafty Sentiments Designs – Anything Goes
Ike’sworld Challenges #61 – Rainy Days
Lemon Shortbread #13 – Anything Goes
Through the Craftroom Door  – Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination #82 – Anything Goes
2 Creative Chicks Showcase #9 – Anything Goes
Your Scrapbook Place Mid-April Challenge


About Pippa

I started crafting at an early age though not always successfully, my pillowcase tennis dress has, thankfully, disappeared into history. Funnily sewing is not something I enjoy! My favourite crafty activity has to be card making, especially stamping which I have been doing for over 20 years and am still a beginner, there is always something new to learn. I also enjoy knitting and crochet. I am not an artist, cannot even draw a straight line with a ruler, but I love colouring in, which is why stamping appeals so much. I am married, have recently retired from being a part time HLTA at a local village primary school, have two grown up daughters, both married and a mad cat called Finnegan. That, in a nutshell, is me.
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11 Responses to April Showers in the Playground

  1. Beautiful art! Thanks for playing at TTCRD with us this week! I hope I will see you again soon!

    Alessandra – DT

  2. Ginny♥ says:

    a wonderful card love the wellies and tulips Thank you for joining us at Ike’s World Challenges good luck Ginny DT for
    Ike’sWorld challenge

    My Blog As I do Rodos

  3. SARN says:

    What a lovely rainy day card Pippa. Love those wellies xxx

  4. lynne walker says:

    Love the boots and sentiment
    thanks for joining ikes world

  5. IKE says:

    That’s really great – lovely card design and super images. Your colouring is fabulous 🙂
    Thank you for coming to play at IKEsWORLD CHALLENGES 😀

    IKE x

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  6. patacake says:

    Pippa, so nice to see you at Ike’s World Challenge blog. Your card is lovely!

  7. patacake says:

    AND I love how you colored your “wellies” Thanks for playing at Your Scrapbook Place challenge blog as well!

  8. Bettina says:

    This is gorgeous. Love the fold, colouring and design. Thanks for playing at Lemon Shortbread and good luck. Hope to see you back tuesday for a new challenge. Bettina DT xx

  9. Lovely Spring card and wonderful coloring of your image
    Thanks for sharing with us at Your Scrapbook Place
    ¸..• ´¨¨)) -:¦:-¸.•´ .•´¨¨))*((¸¸.•´ ..•´
    Shell in Alaska (DT)*

  10. Helen says:

    Great card – a really cute design.

    Thanks for joining us in the Creative Playground with Imagine That Digis by Kris.

    Helen x

  11. lacrom2 says:

    LOVE this!!! Great card!
    Thanks for sharing it over at 2 Creative Chicks!

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