Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Rainy Days . . .

Hello Friends!
How do you feel about Rainy Days?
Do they make you sad and moody?
Or do you take advantage of the situation and grab a cup of java and a good book?
Me ... I try to be a 'positive' person so I actually
enjoy the rain though I don't like a down pour!!
Especially at night ... nothing more soothing to me than the sound of the rain on the roof.

Today's challenge at The Sisterhood of Crafters is

APRIL SHOWERS
(Anything to do with RAIN ... raindrops, raincoat, umbrella, boots, etc.)


I have two cards for you today ...
both images were 'repurposed' from cards
I have received in the mail from various charities 
we have donated to through the year.

For this second card, I created the background by stamping the raindrops with a very old background stamp from CC Rubber Stamps onto white card stock with SU Soft Sky ink then sponged around the edges lightly with Tim Holtz distress ink.  The lower portion was sponged with Memento 'bamboo leaves' ink.  The addition of a Get Well Soon sentiment die cut by Elizabeth Crafts was the only embellishment this card required.  Kind of says it all!

I hope you'll come join in our challenge fun at The Sisterhood of Crafters.
We have a new challenge the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month.
Hope to see you there!

Challenges to share in:
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafting From the Heart - Anything Goes
Simon Wednesday Challenge - April Showers and/or Spring Flowers


Thanks for stopping by and as always . . .


12 comments:

glendabrooks.blogspot.com said...

How clever to repurpose cards you have received before! Both are just so beautiful! Have a great day!

Diane said...

Great way to recycle...and you have a rain stamp...awesome....!!!! Great cards...and it is raining here right now..so very appropriate cards for today...great job my friend!!

JD/ Jill said...

Beautiful cards! I like rainy days (as long as I don't have any outdoor plans...like an outdoor picnic, etc...LOL!)

Jacee said...

Lovely cards Darlene, love the cute little bow on the first
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Miranda Slagboom-de Groot said...

Such pretty card. Love the first one.
Hugs Miranda

Sandi said...

Today was definitely a day here in PA we needed to create our own sunshine! Love the image you used....adorable!

Vickie Y said...

Both cards are beautiful! Love the images you used.

Joann6274 said...

Both cards are beautiful. I really love that first one... something about the girl holding her umbrella in the down pour speaks to me... just so pretty!
Hugs,
Jo
xox

Kandy's Krafts said...

Lovely cards. I do like your sentiment on the first card. Very true. Thank you for joining us at Crafting from the Heart challenge. Good Luck.

Lisa B said...

First of all I love the fact that you "repurposed" them. That's something I would do. Both of these are fabulous. I am just speechless about the little girl with the umbrella. It looks so good that you took the color from the umbrella and used that on the background!! Great job!

cheiron said...

Such pretty images! I love how you've repurposed them. Thank you so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog this week :)

Riette said...

Great repurposing! I love the bold red ;D
Thank you for joining us at Party Time Tuesdays!!
xxxx
Your Party Planner, Riëtte :D