Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Divas by Design - April Showers

Hello.... how are you today? hope everyone is doing ok...I can't believe it's May tomorrow! where did April go!! Looking at the weather forecast it looks like we will be having May Showers as well as April ones! but at least it waters the garden! :-)

Today it's Team A's turn over at 

and we have a wonderful theme for you this week of....

'April Showers'

I've used this very cute image from Bugaboo Stamps and a quotation that I found on the internet... I really like the words... perfect for a rainy day and for life also!! Sorry about the blurry photo.... my camera auto focus really didn't like this card! I took SO many photos and these were about the best.

Papers: Pink Petticoat - 'Isabelline'
Flower: Bo Buny
Pearls: from Stash

I've digitally paper pieced everything apart from the Bear himself Lol... lots of Waterfall Stickles on the puddle and drops.

We are sponsored by another of my favourite shops... the wonderful Dies to Die For!

I hope you can pop on over to our main blog at Divas by Design and see the team's gorgeous creations!!! :-))

I've had one of those weeks with technology keep going wrong... as I speak Blogger is saying that I am logged in at another location and do I want to log out and in again!! ROFL what is that all about? I just clicked Close and it went away.... 
My printer totally packed in on Monday... after 4 years of heavy use it has finally gone to the Big Junkyard in the Sky! On Tuesday I accidentally put one of my number dies through the eBosser the wrong way up... so my Magnetic Sheet has a great big No 3 hole in it!! Lol... I will keep plugging the No. 3 back in the hole until the new Magnetic Sheet arrives!! hope nothing else goes wrong!! 
I have ordered a new printer anyway, and so should be up and running again very soon! :-)) it's amazing how much you miss it for printing out the Digis, Papers and Sentiments. 
I still have lots of other Crafting stuff that I can be getting on with though, so it's not too bad really!
Hope you all have a good day! 
Take Care
Love and hugs


McCrafty's Cards said...

This is really gorgeous Sue I love the paper pieced image and the oh so true sentiment.
Kevin xx

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is beautiful Sue. Gorgeous paper piecing. Love the layout and the gorgeous colours. Hope you do not have any more crafting mishaps sweetie.


Sue said...

I love this card so much Sue! Adorable image, beautiful papers and such a wonderful sentiment too.
Sorry to hear about your printer and your whoops with the number 3 die!
hugs Sue xx

Janice said...

It's a Bugaboo beauty Sue. Love the image, colours paper piecing and obviously that super sentiment. Great card, and hopefully it won't be too long till your new printer and magnetic sheet arrives, Jx

cotnob said...

This is a fabulous card Sue, I love your fun image and fabulous quotation - it's so very true isn't it.
It does sound like you are having a bit of a bad time at the moment, I have to admit I did chuckle a little when I read the bit about you plugging the No. 3 back in the hole - sorry!
Take care.

Margreet said...

Love your card and the image, Sue...the paperpiecing is great!
xxx Margreet

Doreen said...

Love the image and fab layout Sue,just

chrissy xx said...

What FAbulous colours Sue...LOving your cute image and this lush flower..What a great idea for the sentiment..Will store that one lol..
Hope you get sorted soon, thing do seem to come in 3's don't they.

Jo said...

Hi Sue....hope you're well hun! Love your card, the paper piecing is fab & that quote is oh, so true! Good luck with the new printer......and is the eBosser as good as it sounds?
hugs Jo x

Claire said...

Love this Sue, the fact you have used bright cheery colours with a rainy image - brilliant and I love the sentiment too. Have a lovely evening. Hugs, Claire x

Kathleen said...

Fabulous Sue, love the image and I can't believe that you have pp digital, must try but know that I will not be able to do.
Bad luck with the printer and hope the other arrives pdq.
Kath x

Chrissy said...

Fabulous card the paper pieced umbrella,coat and boots...too cute and such a great sentiment.


Ira Huberts said...

Incredible card! You have managed to make a rainy theme look sunny ;-) Love your pretty paper piecing and that fab quote! Who wouldn't want to wear such an adorable outfit out in the rain! Biggest of hugs, Ira xox
Ira’s Crea Corner

Anneke said...

dear Sue
what a beautiful design from this card and the image is so cute.
your coloring is perfect and you matched everything perfect together.
hugs to you and a lovely weekend.

Sarah-Jane said...

Lovely card Sue, great sentiment.
Sarah-Jane x

Tammy said...

Oh WOW Sue this is adorable! I love that Bugaboo image and your fabulous paper piecing, wonderful quote too!! I hope your new printer arrives soon!
Big hugs, Tammy

Pia S said...

Awwww, this is SO cute, Sue! Love your paper piecing and how you used sunny colors with this rain weather image!

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

This is fab hun, love the colours & your paper piecing is perfect!

Have a great weekend
hugs Shell xx

XxJULESxX said...

Wow what a gorgeous card Sue!!

coops said...

so gorgeous sue.stunning yellow colours and i love the sweet image and fab design :D

xx coops xx

Liz McGuire, said...

Hi Sue, this is so cool. Love all the paper piecing. And oh my goodness I hope nothing else goes wrong for you.

Liz x

cheryl said...

Oh hun sorry to hear about your printer and the trouble with your die something I would do hun. Anyway as for your card its stunning the detail is truly amazing love the colours and the image. Take care hun love hugs cheryl xxx

May said...

Gorgeous card Sue, The image & sentiment is fabulous... Love the colours... Have a happy weekend... Hugs May x x

craftinka said...

What a fab card Sue, love the image and the sentiment is so true ;). Hugs, Justyna xxx

Glenda Atkins said...

Such a cute image and I love the sentiment! Your flower is beautiful!