Sunday, April 8, 2018

Birthday wishes ...

Happy Day All ... and,
Happy Orthodox Easter to all those who are celebrating today!

I have a pretty card to share that is created in my all time favorite color ... purple!

I love sparking my mojo with a sketch and I couldn't wait to join
in on the April sketch challenge over at Die Cuttin Divas.

I recently purchased a paper pack from the Dies R Us Store by Pink & Main called 'Frosty'.  I wanted this paper pack because I could see there were a few sheets that were purple and some cool patterns too!

Pink & Main - Paper Pad - 6

Poppystamps - Dies - Musical Happy Birthday

Nuvo Crystal Drops - Gloss White
Nuvo Crystal Drops - Gloss Dandlion Yellow
Though difficult to see, there is a double panel of purple grosgrain ribbon behind my main focus oval to follow the sketch pattern.  After die cutting my flourish, I cut the flowers again from the scraps left over from my oval and glued them on to just a touch of coordinating color.  Nuvo Daffodil Yellow crystal drops was used for the centers.

The sentiment die was die cut from scraps of white card stock several times and glued together for added dimension.  Nuvo White crystal drops was used as my pearls in the corners.

Challenges to share in:
Simply Create Too Challenge #137 - Use Die Cuts
QKR Stampede Challenge - Anything Goes 
Southern Girls Challenge - Favorite Color Combo (purple & green) 

 Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you've found inspiration in today's design!
As Always . . .


scrAPpamondo said...

It's so lovely!! Fabulous design and love that diecut frame!

Diane said...

Very pretty and do love the colors and those fab plaid flowers..please, please send me some of your mojo!!

Greta said...

Beautiful papers & dies, Darlene! Such a lovely card!

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, this is, indeed, a pretty card! All those lovely dies -- swoon! Love the decorative oval and the plaid flowers and how you used the ribbon as part of your layout. Great way to use it up! Really like the sentiment die, too. Just a note -- I finally received my missing package. Happy dance!

Judy Woodland said...

How beautiful! I am pinning. I love how you have die cut those flowers in the plaid to match the frame. GENIUS!!!

Verna Angerhofer said...

So gorgeous! I love the papers you used on this and the fabulous colors.

Karen Oliver said...

What a beautiful card. Lots of lovely details. Purple is one of those colours that can be so bright and cheerful or soft and serene.Thanks For joining us at Southern Girls .

Conniecrafter said...

Oh my goodness is that ever pretty, I just love that peper and I like how you used the pattern paper for the flowers too, neat design with the ribbon also and lovely framing!

Darnell said...

This is beautiful, Darlene! It would look amazing hanging on a wall! I just love that you made your flowers match your pp frame!! Hugs, Darnell

Donna Phelan said...

Your purple is so pretty, love it in the plaid and how you made the flowers from that print! PRETTY!

Julie Odil said...

Beautiful! Love the die cuts and paper piecing. Thanks for linking up this week at QKR Stampede. Good luck, and I hope to see you again next week. Julie, DT member

mum of two said...

How fabulous! Thanks so much for playing with us at Die Cuttin Divas. Hope to see you again soon :)

michelle (Die Cuttin Divas DT)
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