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Sentimental Sundays - Easter or Spring

Rain, rain go away! I know, April showers bring May flowers but that doesn’t mean I have to like it! We had a little taste of summer last weekend but this week is cold and rainy. Brrrr…. Since the new Sentimental Sundays challenge is “Easter or Spring” I let our rainy, spring weather inspire me to make this card. I broke out some of the goodies I got during the scrapbook store bus tour I went on last weekend with a friend. We had a great time. I found 3 new. locally owned stores that had a wonderful variety of products. There were make & takes and special sales at each stop. And chocolate. What else could a girls want while shopping?

The designer paper and die for the flower used on this card were new. I added Glossy Accents to the puddle and rain drops to give them a bit of shine. I hope you will join the Sentimental Sundays team and enter our “Easter or Spring” challenge this week sponsored by Raindrop Echo Designs. Don’t forget to include a sentiment! Enjoy the rest of the weekend!


  • Stamps - Rainy Day Friend from Phindy's Place, Ticket Sentiments from Raindrop Echo Designs on Whimsy Stamps, Flowers with Love from Anabelle Stamps
  • Inks - Cranberry & Twilight from Close To My Heart
  • Papers - PaperTrey kraft and dark chocolate CS, My Mind's Eye Stella Rose Gurtie DP pad
  • Tools - Sewing machine, Big Shot, Spellbinders Nestabilities circle die, Tim Holtz Tattered Flowers die, Fiskars edge punch, Copic markers
  • Embellishments: Sakura Stardust clear glitter pen, Ranger Glossy Accents, misc. red wool felt, thread & button, the Twinery maraschino bakers twine
  • Techniques - paper piecing



Pat (mspfd) said…
How cute, Cheryl! Love the paper piecing and pattern pattern, perfect with your image. Fun card.
Michelle said…
Hi Cheryl

This is a gorgeous card! I love the paper piecing on the umbrella and your coloring is fabulous. The papers are wonderful.

Thank you for sharing over at Make It Monday this week.

Michelle :-)
Bea said…
Your card is adorable! Love the image :o)

Thanks for joining us at Secret Crafter this week

Wow, creative creation.
Tracey said…
Fabulous card Cheryl, I love the cute image with the paper piecing :)
Karen Howard said…
Wow, this is stunning! Love how you paper pieced the umbrella! Sounds like you had a great trip and got some new toys too, how fun! Hugs, Karen
Karen B. said…
I agree, brrr!!! Love the fun card, especially that circle element behind the image panel.
Audrey Pettit said…
Yes, yesterday sure was nasty, wasn't it? SO much rain everywhere. We had tornadoes in our area, even. Awful.
Your card is adorable! It totally makes me happy. I love your combo of coloring and paper piecing on that sweet image. Love the sentiment tickets and the beautiful paper. The stitching adds such a nice touch, too.
Thanks for sharing your childhood memories with me. How fun that you had such a large family around you. I come from such a small family, I can hardly even imagine. How fun that must have been. :)
Tracey said…
Hello Cheryl, your card is adorable, I love the tickets with the sentiment and all the stitching.
I've been browsing your blog, love all your other creations too. I've just discovered your daughters blog and the new kids challenge blog......I can't wait to tell my daughter about it, she would love to take part in a challenge.
Her blog is - Its Tori's Time
Its great our children have an interest in craft too!
Sandi said…
Cheryl - such a sweet card and adorable image!
Thanks for playing in our 'Easter or Spring Theme' challenge!
♥ Sandi
DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
and Pattie's shop
Home of Pattieboop and Allie!
Tammy said…
This is ADORABLE Cheryl! I LOVE the paper pieced umbrella and that cute image!! Fantastic embellishments and stitching! New goodies are sooo fun! :)
Pops x said…
This is very pretty sweetie, thank you for joining in our challenge at "Sunday's with Crissy" big hugs pops x x
Rainbow Lady said…
Very cute and so true spring brings rain too. Thanks for sharing Love Cynthia x
Anita said…
Very cute card Chery. I love that image and your paper piecing is lovely. Sounds like the bus tour was fantastic.
Riet said…
What a gorgeous card Cheryl.

Hugs Riet.xx
Christine said…
Super card and I like the paper piecing, we have sun at the moment but no doubt showers will follow, as the saying goes. Thanks for joining us at Rainbow Lady's Challenge this week. Christine x
mckinkle said…
Hello Cheryl,

Great card and I agree with you about the sentiment of April Showers

Thank You for joining in with our Stitched Up challenge this week over at Delicious Doodles!

Keryn :)
chrissy xx said…
Fabulous card. What a cutie. LOve those puddles they really look wet! Great colours too.
Wishcraft said…
Such a sweet card! Love the cute image and gorgeous papers, the paper piecing looks fab too. Thanks for joining us at Little Claire's and Stamp Something :o) Lisa x
Marianne said…
Such beautiful card! Love the paperpieced umbrella and the papers you used!
The tickets are so nice with the flower and the button!
The stitching is perfect!
Thanks for joining us at creative cowgirls challenge blog!
Great card love your paper piecing

Thanks for joining us on our "Stitching" challenge this week at SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE :)

Hugs Jane x
Karin said…
I love his cute little umbrella :) Great new goodies too, that flower is fab :)
Sandie said…
Such a beautiful card, Cheryl. Thank you so much for playing my challenge at Sarah Hurley's blog. Your work is wonderful.
Sharon said…
Beautiful!! Love thw digi and how you did the umbrella. Thank you for playing with us at Paper Playtime!!! :)
So adorable!!! Love his big yellow rain coat and the paper pieced umbrella :)

I love your use of the tickets too for the sentiments :)

What a darling card Cheryl. Love the cute bear image, paper-pieced umbrella and the ticket stubs.
Pattie G said…
What a cute card! I love how you used our Spring theme for this week’s challenge. Thanks for joining us this week at Pattie’s Creations Design Challenge.
Hugs ♥
Denise @ kc242 said…
What a sweet Spring card with wonderful details! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Creative Card Crew! I have blog candy that ends on the 18th if you are interested!
Cheryl said…
Oh so adorable,love the paper piecing and beautiful colours!!!
Marlene said…
Such a sweet card! Love the paper piecing you did - it looks fabulous.
Renee said…
very cute animal in the raincoat! I would love just rain this April, but we still have snow!
Thank you for joining us in the Sarah Hurley Challenge!
Chris said…
love the paper pieced umbrella, it looks fabulouse.
thanks for playing with us at Paper Pretties.
Shelly Schmidt said…
Great card- love the paper piecing and the glossy accents on the puddle! Too darn cute!
Stephanie said…
Adorable card! I love the paper piecing. Thanks for joining us at Shelly's Images.
Anne Marie said…
Send some of that rain down this way, would you? we would love it! Your card is so cute, Cheryl! That image makes me smile and as usual all of your details are perfect. The glosy accents on the raindrops and puddles are a great addition.
Cleota said…
Love your paper piecing, coloring, and ticket sentiments! Excellent job! Thanks for playing along with us at Pattie's Creations Design Challegnes!

DT Member
Min said…
Lovely Card Cheryl - I just love the papers and your paper piecing!
Thanks so much for playin' along with us this week for the Shelly's Images "Flowers & April Showers" Challenge.
We hope you'll join us again soon! Hugs & Happy Days! ~Min
Kaymin Kreations
xiumaiyuki said…
Oh, my! one of my fav cards from you... it's fantastic! Here's the things I {heart}... the paper pieced umbrella, that sweet bear & birdie image, the sentiments tickets (which I think are fabulous BTW!!), the beautiful stitching as always, the baker's twine.... ok, pretty everything!!!

And wow, scrapbook store bus tour... that sounds awesome! Yay for new goodies!!! We only have 1 here... I'm so jealous!

Hope the rain goes away soon for you. I'll gladly take some... it's been so muggy here the last couple days. Icky!
Jennifer said…
Beautiful work...thanks for playing at FnF xx Jenny xx
Glenda J said…
Absolutely adorable! Love the tags. Thanks so much for your comment on blog today!
Lesley said…
Great card, very cute image! Thanks for taking part in the MTTC challenge xx
Louise said…
Such a gorgeous card! I love the image and your paper-piecing is fab.
Thank you so much for joining us at Little Claire's this week x
Teri said…
Such a cute card hun!
Thanks for playing at Delicious Doodles this week, and good luck!
Teri x
1CardCreator said…
Wow Cheryl, this is going to be one of my all time favorites from you! That image is adorable with the paper pieced umbrella and you colored in so much personality!
bosenberries said…
Super sweet card! Thanks so much for joining us at My Partner in Crafting Crime's Layer it Up challenge! Robin
Beautiful project! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Creative Card Crew, and good luck! :D
Ren-Yi said…
Hey Cheryl - great that you have a LSS near you! i'm so envious! i love the paper piecing on the lil guy. He reminds me of Paddington; and hte lil wee red bird, red wellingtons, and red flower & sentiment and twine is just a fun way of accenting everything! Thanks for playing along at Mami Doodles.
Wendy Colledge said…
This is such a wonderful creation Cheryl! I love the stitching and the paperpiecing xx
Thank you so much for participating in the Mami Doodles Challenge with it! xx
Claireliz said…
Gorgeous card, thanks for joining us over at Sarah Hurley this week
Soili-Maria said…
Beautiful card!! Thanks for joining Art Impressions Challenge#12!!
Kathy said…
How cute, I love the pieced umbrella, it looks wonderful. Great combo of colors, too.
Lynne said…
So cute - such a fab card!!
thanks for joining the Fairies at Fairy Fun Friday this time :)
Lynne xoxo
Debra said…
Hi Cheryl
Gorgeous card and I love the paper piecing :)

Thanks for joining us at the Digi's With Attitude! Spring has Sprung Challenge. I hope you join us next week, good luck.

Digi's With Attitude! Design Team
Girl, you have got to be the QUEEN of challenges! I couldn't have made one card work with all those to save my life. WHEW! You're AMAZING! LOVE this little furry friend and his paper pieced umbrella and the reflection in the water is an excellent touch. Just ADORABLE! Thanks for playing along in my That's Krafty Thursday challenge! {{{hen hugs!!!
Julie said…
Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at SSD
Sammibug said…
Cute, cute, cute! Love the paper piecing, Cheryl! Thanks for joining us at Shelly's Images.
Regan said…
This is SO cute, Cheryl! Love the paper pieced umbrella! Fabulous layout, fantastic papers and the flower and tickets are too sweet! Thanks for playing along @ SSD! :)
Mami Doodles said…
Gorgeous card, love how you finished it with the tickets & flower. Many thanks for taking part in the Mami Doodles challenge.
Stempeltiger said…
Such an ADORABLE card Cheryl!
Love the paper piecing and the beautiful mix of papers.
Thank you for joíning us at Fun with Shapes and more.
Hugs, Swantje
Ruthie said…
What a beautiful card - really lovely!

Thanks for joining in with Aud Sentiments' celebrations!

Trinh said…
This is so pretty! Thanks so much for playing in a Mami Doodles challenge!
Beverley said…
Gorgeous card - I love the image and the colours are fab. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Calendar Challenge this month. Bev x

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