Monday, April 22, 2013

After the rain!!!

Could I resist - easy answer to that - no <g>.  I have had this super cute digi by Stitchy called 'rain drops' for a wee while now and just needed an excuse to use it.  After a really long winter in the UK and now half way through Spring hardly knowing that it had even arrived (so I am told as I am in Saudi, well away from all the rain <g>) I thought it would be rather nice to create a card for all my family and friends a couple of thousand kilometers away telling them it is now time to look for the rainbow.  Warm, dry weather can't be far away now!!!!

My brain cell was not working properly and although it was inadvisable in this frame of mind to try something new I did anyway.  I really wanted a plastic looking umbrella and found in my stash some 3D effect stuff by Anita.  Sounded like just the thing to use.  Image coloured and cut and time to apply the compound, brilliant, just the effect I wanted but, yes there is a but ..... the area was far to large for me to cope with and I was to mean to use nearly a whole bottle :)  - oh dear, no good, something else to fill my bin with and start again.  Back to my normal method or using a sheet of plastic transparency.  It has sort of given the effect I was after in real life but as I didn't use the  flash on the camera you can't really see it in the photo.  The bottle of 3D effect stuff was still sitting in front of me shouting out - 'hey come on use me on the card, I am feeling rejected'.  How could I refuse and so the wellies, yes the wellies could be plastic too and the area not to large.  With a happy bottle of 3D effect stuff in my hands I covered the wellies.  Alas, like the umbrella, they too have not shown themselves in their glory due to not using the flash.

  • White Linen card from Craft Creations
  • Digi - Stitchy's 'Rain Drops' available from the StitchyBear Digital 
  • Sizzix die for border - Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 4pk - Borders by Rachael Bright
  • DP paper from Panda Bear also available from the StitchyBears Digital Outlet called, funnily enough, 'Rainbow Papers'
  • Gems, lace and strange grass stuff I found in a stationary shop one day from my stash.  No idea what the grass stuff is, when I tried biting it, it was like acrylic wool - yuk but it feels like dried plant matter :)
  • Sentiment - by yours truly
Reading this post I think I am in a very odd mood - beware anybody in my vicinity lol

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges
Thank you for stopping by and have a happy crafting time <g>  Hugs Mimi


  1. Ahhhh, how thoughtful of you to think of those of us in the UK ..... just hope that's a windproof umbrella as we've been having the March winds in April. Hope that doesn't mean that April Showers are to come in May !!! Actually, this card is very cute and cheerful. Those wellies are just right for splashing in puddles. Oh, the dedication to your craft - tasting the products - you were having an 'off the wall' cardmaking session. xxxxxxxxxxxxx

  2. Your experience with this cute and very sweet card made me chuckle.....can certainly relate, hahaa! It turned out really well and you should be pleased with it....great little creation. Thanks so much for entering the challenge at Card Crafter's Circle....good luck!

  3. What a FABulous card it's turned out to be! LOve your colours. LOve your image.
    Not sure about the 'tasting test' lol..
    Thank you soooo much for joining us at Digi Haven.

  4. This is just fantastic! I love the brilliant bright deep colors you used. Just lovely!



  5. Very beautiful card. I love that rainbow on it.
    Hugs Nat

  6. Fab card, a belated welcome to feline. Hugs Lin

  7. Oh wow this is beautiful and so creative. Love how you did the sentiment.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  8. Hi Mimi - this really is a pretty card. Love the DP and the gorgeous image. Also your lovely border with the rainbow coloured flower gems on it. Thanks for sharing your card at Lexi's Creations this time.
    Helen x (DT)


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