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Friday, February 4, 2011

April Showers

April showers bring May flowers...and the 2 most adorable images for those rainy day blues! Now there is a reason that I called this card April Showers. I had to figure out a card for my dad whose birthday is in April...and then I remembered Vickie's (from Nana Vic's) wonderful freebie that she gave to her members a couple of weeks ago. His name is Mr. Jones and he is the faithful companion of Nana Vic...they have so much fun doing things together...in fact, I think it was Nana Vic that took the picture of Mr. Jones that Vickie made into such a fun loving image. Now when you see the picture, you tell me, doesn't Mr. Jones look like he's having the time of his life? But I do ramble on, so without further adue...here is my April Showers.


Now because this is for my dad, it had to be something special...so the image was perfect for it...and I found the most fantastic type of fold for this special card. It's called a Fancy Fold card and you can find the instructions here. The video is pretty easy to follow, but you may want to have a pencil and paper handy to write the instructions down as you go along. You can find Mr. Jones at Nana Vic's store as well as all of her other wonderful images here.
Now there is a small pocket that you make to tuck the top fold into behind Mr. Jones and this is what it looks like when you open the first fold.

The sentiment is my own. Now the next fold will reveal another one of Nana Vic's wonderful images that I have been just dying to use. This next image is one that she designed to raise funds to help the people affected by the flooding in her beloved Australia. So I am really hoping that you will all find your way over to Nana Vic's store and pick up this next little image...it's only $1 and all profits go to the Australian Flood Appeal.
Now Vickie came up with the most wonderful story to go with this card and I'm going to try to get it right. Mr. Jones was out playing in the rain one day...because we all know what a big kid at heart he is. Well he was having the most marvelous time, but when he went in and left his boots and umbrella outside to hopefully dry off when the rain stopped, two cute little duckies decided to take shelter under it. Aren't they just adorable?

Supplies used:

DP: BoBunny
CS: green is from my stash, white is from Michaels
Pearl strip: Basics by KaiserCraft from Michaels
Small green pearls: gift from my dear friend Tee.
Images were colored with Prisma Scholar pencil crayons and OMS and SU water color pencils.

Other challenges entered:

MelJens Fancy Fold Challenge

8 comments:

Nightowl said...

Oh Charlene your card is fantastic and I'm so sure that your Dad is going to adore it for his Birthday. Now don't forget where you put it until April gets here. I would never have thought of combining these to digis together, but you have mastered it perfectly. I think your version of the little story is so sweet and your own sentiment tells it beautifully. Gorgeous colouring on both the digis. Thanks for sharing the link to the 'how to' fold card, as I'll be checking it out for sure. Thank you also for including the links to my store so others might pick up either of the two digis. Awesome card hun and there will be a little suprise for you in this weeks Vickie Quickie. *Hugs and Friendship*

Robbie said...

Charlene, I love your card. It's simply beautiful. Thank You for attaching the info on where to find the tutorial, the card you made, the sentiments and the stories you included let me with a great big warm fuzzy. Thank you for the smile.

Sara I. said...

Love the color choices and the awesome technique!!! What I really like best is the awesome way you included the other image on the inside and all the beading/pearls around the edges...I think your Dad will love it - I know I would ;)

ShellBell said...

Love your blog Charlene!! Thanks for becoming the first fan of Heart Song Designs!!

Sprytebyrd said...

What a wonderful card! Love the folds and great sentiment!
Thanks so much for playing along at Meljen's Designs this week!
Hugs!! Dee Sprytebyrd's Sentiments

Cheryl said...

I love your card! Great image and sentiment!

Thank you for joining our Fun Folds challenge at Meljen’s Designs.

--Cheryl--

Maria Matter said...

oh what a fun design, this is wonderful Charlene!!
hugs

MommaJess said...

what a great fun fold. Your Dad will love it. Thanks for playing with us at Meljen's.

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