Saturday, December 28, 2013

January Birthdays

Since I have three birthday's in January, I figured I'd better get busy making cards!
One is my Mom and the other two are friends who both like the color purple.  

I was wanting to play along in the Cheery Lynn Designs challenge (which ends in a couple of hours ... eeks!) What a better opportunity to get started on these birthday cards.

The basis for this creation actually came from inspiration drawn from team member Debbie Brownmiller over on the Cheery Lynn Designs team.  Her card for this challenge really caught my eye! 

For this creation I've used the following:
Papers:  white cs, scrap of hunter green cs, Graphic45 'Secret Gardens', scrap of SU
Cheery Lynn Designs dies used are:  B231 Birthday, B226 Happy, B310 Shasta Daisy, B147 Olive Branches, DL103 Italian Flourish, B136 Anastasia Border, B117S Fanciful Flourish Sm.
Purple Stickles was used to 'dot' the "I" and the flower centers.

GREAT! ... I found a few additional challenges to enter into:
Hiding in My Craft Room - Anything BUT Holiday
Pumpkin Spice #52 - Anything Goes
Alphabet Challenge - "W" - What Ever You Wish
Blogger Challenge - Celebrations
Scrapping4fun Challenge - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you're having a great weekend!
Till next time and as always ...

**UPDATE:  Thrilled to say this card was chosen as one of the Top Winner's for the challenge ... what a fabulous way to begin a new year!**


jrmom said...

BEAUTIFUL! I loved the comment of Aunt Jenny...she wanted cards that had more "you" in them. This is a great example.

Juliz Design Post said...

Your blog looks lovely Darlene. Thanks for leaving a comment at mine.
Good Luck with your challenges, and have a lovely New Year.

Julie x

Sandy Hulsart said...

Darlene, this is a lovely card, wonderful design and fabulous choice of colors. Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge.

Rhonda Van Ginkel said...

Absolutely gorgeous card Darlene! I love the colors and your pretty flowers and flourishes. Thanks so much for joining us at Cheery Lynn Designs this week for our challenge!

Karen said...

So beautiful Darlene...I love all the purple, and your design is perfect! Thanks for playing along in the Cheery Lynn Designs challenge! -Karen

Joan Fricker said...

Beautiful Darlene. I love the colors. Great job!

Joan Fricker said...

Beautiful Darlene. I love the colors. Great job!

Cathy Willett said...

Pretty card Darlene - I love purple! It looks great...

Cathy Willett said...

I love the colors Darlene. Such a pretty card

Cazro said...

A stunning purple card, I like all of your embellishments, beautiful. Thanks for sharing with us at Alphabet Challenges. Caz

Lena's Creations said...

Beautiful card. The embellishments are beautiful and the colours stunning.
Thanks for joining in the fun at Hiding in My Craft Room.
Lena – DT Member
Lena’s Creations

Scrapping4funChallenges said...

Beautiful card, love the embellishments and the color!
thank you for your entry at Scrapping4funChallenges.
Rachelle DT