Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Goodbye April!

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As some of you know I am working my way through making 2 Calendars as gifts. And today I have the topper for April but, unfortunately, only one April down, one to go!

I have been creatively stumped on this month for a while now. I wanted to focus on 'April Showers' and had lots of general ideas floating around in my head. But, try as I might, nothing concrete came to mind. Then yesterday I decided to throw this idea 'out in the rain'......oh dear, bad pun I know!

I decided to focus on who the calendars were for and just do a topper that suited them.
So today's April is for my Uncle and Aunt who own a car garage. I got the idea of hills from my cousin Lynn, who suggested I take a look at her card here as a good way of using up patterned paper. I followed her idea of hills and added a car climbing. Not any old car...a Porsche!!

I used the colours from the challenges at Paper Smooches Sparks. The car is a Paper Smooches stamp from the 'my guy' set. I surprised myself by really enjoying hunting through a, very neglected, stash of Stampin' up paper. And Lynn is right, this is a great way to use DSP. Here I have used paper that has never made it to any of my projects before!
I am going to use the same idea of the other 'April' topper but look for a suitable colour challenge to inspire me to use more patterned paper. Hopefully I will share this with you before Christmas!

I will also enter the 'Anything Goes' challenge at Each Card a Party!

Happy Stamping x


  1. oooh I love this Sandie, the patterned paper hills are fantastic.

  2. Oh I love how this turned out and it is absolutely perfect for Tony and Mary! That Porsche is awesome Sandie!

  3. Very cute Sandie! I love how you made the rolling hills.

  4. such a nice card.
    Thanks for playing with us at elke Kaart een Feestje

  5. Pretty!

    Thanks for joining us at EKEF.


  6. Very yummy colours. And those cards...bobbing up and down...oh so cute! Great idea, Sandie!

  7. Awesome! I love those patterned hills and how the cars are driving over them :) Great card!

  8. What a fun card--I LOVE the hills and the car image!! FAB take on our color story! THANKS for joining in the fun and playing along with us over at the Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge--hope you will join in the fun again this week!!! Merry CHRISTmas!!!