Tuesday 21 September 2010

Sassy - April Showers


I 'm sharing a card today that was inspired by the Azalea's that line my driveway.  Every year they burst into bloom about this time and they're really beautiful.  Trouble is that we seem to get quite heavy rain too, which spoils them!  So every year I go and take a picture while they look good.  We had rain forecast for the early part of this week so I took my pictures Monday morning. As soon as they were downloaded to the computer I was inspired to make today's card.
Here's a couple of the photos.

The pink ones are my favourites but I have to say the white probably look the most striking!
So here's my card,  I've coloured a Sassy Cheryl digital image called April Showers........ Don't you just love these lovely whimsical drawings?
What inspires your cards? This a subject Susan Raihala  is talking about on her blog this week interesting isn't it? 
This card is entered in the following challenges:

The Secret Crafter  #101 -  Anything goes.
Alphabet Challenge  #U - Unused stash.  I've used some unused SU DP, Ribbon and the little chipboard tile that I covered with dp.
Stamp Something    # September Digiday -  Use something digital.

Till next time..................



The Other Patti Sue said...

Your card is GORGEOUS... but your flowers are absolutely amazing! You must really enjoy them! TFS!

Robyn said...

Hi Sue What a beautiful garden you have!

Sherry said...

first of all your flowers are just GORGEOUS!! I love flowers.. if your visit to my blog didn't give that away.
I used to plant and grow in my green house about 1500 bedding plants and lined out acreage driveway.. I had so many plants!! Mostly petunias.. I wish It was getting warm here.. but we are forecasting snow. We've had are deadly frost already so everything is toast lol Winter is in the air now.
Thanks for your VERY kind comment on my crafts, It was a challenge to see if I could make a paper shoe lol was actually fun to make.
I look forward to learning to copic coloring as I have just recently bought 1 set and now waiting arrive of another. Hopefully I have colors I'm comfortable with, and can learn to color all over again!! Or I should say learn to color with copic markers..
Thanks again,
Sherry P

Jessie said...

What beautiful flowers! Love your card too, it's so pretty and girly :)

Shirley-Anne said...

thanks for sharing photos of plants . those flowers are simply beautiful.
Love the layout and colours of your card. The image is so cute .

craftieodmae said...

I love your pink bushes, we have those here too in the spring, not in my yard but else where, I love looking at them. Very cute card too, got your card yesterday, what a beauty, Thanks hon!!

Lorraine said...

The garden is beautiful,love the colours, the card perfect. Hugs xx

Unknown said...

Gorgeous card, gorgeous flowers! Love the image & cute tag. Thanks for joining the Alphabet Challenge x

Mel X said...

Wow, love this little beauty!! Superb colourwork and love the image and papers.

Thanks for joining us this week at the Secret Crafter and good luck in the draw.

Mel X

Theresa's Studio said...

Love your azaleas...makes me wish for spring but alas winter is on the way. Lovely card and cute image. Love the combo of papers, ribbon and colors.

CraftieConnie said...

Your azaleas are gorgeous Sue, and you card absolutely adorable! Isn't is neat how so many things can inspire us? Hugs