Thursday, April 11, 2013

Umbrellas 123

Rain, rain, go away.  It's raining here for the third day and more is forecast.  No wonder a number of blog challenges are using umbrellas for their theme.  I have to keep saying "April showers bring May flowers."  I can't wait to see those little buds peeking up from the soggy soil.

I already made an umbrella for an earlier challenge so I had to come up with something different.  This umbrella is a replica of my own real life umbrella.

Using George and Basic Shapes, I welded a circle with a square, copied it to make two to weld together and made a rounded card that will fit an A2 envelope.  The umbrella is from B is for Boy (minus the little duck on top).  The sentiment is from the computer and cut using Elegant Edges.  The background is a Core-dinations whitewashed pale blue paper that was embossed with the Swiss Dots folder and then sanded to let the darker core show through.

I am entering this in Little Scrap Pieces "April Showers"
Bitten by the Bug "April Showers" and
Friday Mash-up - "Singing in the Rain" an umbrella, a double z fold card, or mash it up and do both.

ETA:  Friday Mash-up changed their deadline time to 6:00 pm Wednesday from noon on Thursday so I was too late.


  1. Pretty umbrella and great shaped card. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2 and LSP.
    Jayne x

  2. It looks kind of like my umbrella too! Nice shape card. Glad you came over to play at BBTB2 this week :)

  3. What a pretty umbrella - love that paper. Great embossing too.... Thank for joining us at BBTB2 this week.

  4. Great umbrella. Love the paper, too! Thank you so very much for joining our 'April Showers Umbrella' challenge at BBTB2!!!! :)

  5. Have you always been Bits and Pieces? I thought I was going to Heather Telfords' blog, also Bits and Pieces.

    Meantime, I love your umbrella card and the inspiration to try other shapes for my always-A6 rectangles.

    Thanks for sharing,

    1. My blogspot address is actually "Bits and Pieces Designs" but I use just Bits & Pieces for my page title.

  6. Love the pretty umbrella, Bobby. I can relate to your sentiment. Great shape card too. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2. Stephanie

  7. I really like your shape card and background paper. What an elegant umbrella! Thanks for sharing at bbtb2.

  8. Beautiful card! The umbrella is so pretty and just love the embossing!
    Thanks for joining us at LSP!
    Sherrie K

  9. Love the shape of the card and the embossing. Thanks for joining BBTB2 challenge.

  10. Oh wow, this is a beautiful card! I love your umbrella, so classy and elegant! I also love the shape you have made this card in, very cool looking!! Thanks for joining us at BBTB2;-)

  11. Bobbie love how the umberlla mirrors the shape of the card excellent design. Thanks so much for joining the lsp challenge. Karen

  12. pretty card i love the paper you used for your umbrella! thanks for sharing with us at bbtb2 :)