April Showers Bring May Flowers – HIMCR #146

Good day everyone! Spring has arrived for some, but others haven’t seen a hint of it yet. I, on the other hand, have sunlight almost all year long where I live and my flowers are always blooming… Don’t despair, instead let’s craft some floral projects, let’s celebrate Spring together. 

This week our challenge at Hiding in my Craft Room is “April Showers Bring May Flowers”, so feel free to use any kind of flowers on your project: die cut or fabric flowers, flower clip arts, etc. We have two sponsors this week who are offering great prizes to the winners of this challenge:

Scrapper’s Delights

  A winner will receive 
three of their lovely digital images
Lawn Fawn
A winner will receive 
a stamp set of their choice!

I thank Scrapper’s Delights for giving me the chance to pick one of their images. Today my project features this sweet and lovely image called Holly Hobbie Set 3. Check it out:

Please click on the images for a larger view
Haj Design Papers – Fleurs Magnifiques
– Butterfly Magic
– Gold Labels Four
– Classic Labels Four
– Rose Creations

– Grand Calibur die cutting machine
Docraft Xcut – Leafy Flourishes
Scrapper’s Delight – Holly Hobbie Set 3
Spectrum Noir – PP5, PP3
Pelikan – Pearlescent Glitter Glue
Merletto – Crystal and Pearl Stickers 
Bazic – Two sided tape
Cre-a 7/8″ gross grain ribbon in hot pink
Other generic materials
Textured cardstock in soft pink
Bond paper in hot pink
Superfine eggshell cardstock in white
To emphasize on the floral theme, I started off layering my pink card base with a floral expandable die, cut out from floral paper. I made the image the focal point of the card, framing it with a label shaped die cut and embellishing it with a rose and a flourish. The sweet holly hobbie was colored with markers, but in the end I thought I would add some glitter accents to the girl’s dress and hat. I did that using a local distributed glitter glue from Pelikan that I love to use because it is really mess free, and can be applied specifically to the areas you need to embellish. To finish my design I added some ribbon and crystals.

This card doesn’t have a sentiment, but I love how it looks… So feminine and floral. What else could I ask for, right? I hope you enjoyed this project as much as I did. I would love to hear what you think!
Celebrate spring with us and join our challenge this week. All you need to do is visit Hiding in my Craft Room, follow our guidelines and link your project. 
I hope you had a blessed and joyful Easter week. Take a moment to be thankful and enjoy some quality time with your loved ones. 
Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Crafty wife and mom / Illustrator &. Stamp Designer / Lover of all things paper / Watercolors enthusiast / Deco Foil addict. Find out more about my creative world at www.gracielliedesign.com

12 thoughts on “April Showers Bring May Flowers – HIMCR #146

  1. Oh, Gracie, this is GORGEOUS! I just LOVE this beautiful little Holly Hobbie girl and love how you've so beautifully and carefully paper-piecing her dress and bonnet! And the papers are so delicate and beautiful with your card stock! I love the die-cut frame and beautiful flourish, bow, and ribbon! Sensational, sweet friend! Hugs!


  2. Hi Gracie,

    Happy Easter to you and your lovely family. You've taken me back to childhood with this card…had a Holly Hobbie Doll, in blue of course, loved her, took her everywhere. So of course I love your card…that floral paper is just devine, and I love the dies you used and how you layered them together, just beautiful.


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