Sunday, July 15, 2018

Dies R Us - Birthday

Hello All!
Happy Sunday to you!
Today I have a card to share for the current challenge over on the Dies R Us Challenge Blog.  The theme is BIRTHDAYS and it just happens to be MY birthday today so thought I would join the team for some fun.

This card all began with The Dusty Attic 'mini ornate gate #2' that I received inside a gorgeous birthday card all the way from Australia, along with a few other little crafting goodies.

 Isn't that the coolest card!! 
Thanks Aussie Annie!!  It's a little bent up on the corners but it had a long trip!  LOL
I love it!!

The dies I have used on my card are as follows:

 Lawn Fawn - Grassy Hillside Borders Dies
 Jeanine's Art - Dies - Winter Classics - Winter Birds
 Tutti Designs - Word Set - Happy
 Tutti Designs - Word Set - Birthday
 My background paper is from a 'Mintay by Karola' 6x6 paper pack called 'Celebrations'.  The 'grass' was created by die cutting two panels from DCWV mint green matstack paper then applying Memento Bamboo Shoots green ink.

I've glued my birdies to a scrap piece of ivory card stock then fussy cut around their heads to give a backing to their faces.  Then glued one to the fence and popped the other one up in the sky for dimension.  The tree branch was die cut from a scrap of brown leather look card stock.

I hope you've enjoyed seeing what I've created today and will come join in the challenge at DRU.  We all can use an extra birthday card in our stash ... plus ... you could be the lucky winner of a gift voucher for the DRU store!!

Challenges to share in:
As You Like It Challenge - Favorite Celebration and Why?
(My birthday [actually today lol] because I get spoiled by my family!)
Everybody Art Challenge #428 - Birthday
Watercooler Wednesday Challenge - All About Occasions 

 Hope to see you there!

As always, thanks SO MUCH for taking the time to stop by!


Miranda Slagboom-de Groot said...

Happy birthday.
It's a lovely card.
Hugs Miranda

scrAPpamondo said...

Happy Happy Birthday!! Wow! The card aNNie sent you is absolutely stunning! :)
And your card looks delightful with those cute birdies and the wooden fence with the grass! Well done!
Enjoy your special day! :)

aussie aNNie said...

Happy Birthday lovely lady...Gosh the post did give the card a real beating didn't's not meant to be all scew wiff but as long as you still love it... Great card for the challenge too.xx

Donna Phelan said...

Soooo ever think you have forgotten something so important and you just can't remember what it was? Then, you look over on your kitchen counter and see a couple of cards you should have sent out a week ago?!?! Belated Birthday wishes to you, the card is in the mail....or will be come tomorrow, soooo sorry! Love your card with the sweet birdies and that gate, which looks AHmazing!!! What a beautiful and unique card Annie sent, that's pretty cool! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! xo~

Diane said...

Awww, look at those cute little birdies with the sweetest faces, and the background paper is gorgeous and such a pretty gate, too!! Have a wonderfully filled birthday today and eat cake and ice cream (yum)..Happy Birthday!! Oh, Annie's card is 'awesome' too!!!

Birgit said...

Happy Birthday to you Darlene!! What a fun way to ring in a new challege on the challenge blog. I hope you have a fantastic day! Your card is darling! Those little birds are adorable and so is that iron fence. Your card from Aussie Annie is Awesome!

Kathy Krug said...

What a happy fun scene. I love that ornate gate and how it opens into your bird filled garden. Wow! Annie is the queen of card folds.

Sherri said...

I LOVE this gorgeous scene! The gate is just beautiful and love the cute little birds! That branch is the perfect accent and your background paper couldn't be any better! More dies for my wish list!

Maria said...

A very pretty birthday card with the sweet birds and gate! Love the beautiful paper, too! Hope you're having an awesome birthday today! Enjoy your special day!!

Verna Angerhofer said...

A most beautiful scene and a gorgeous birthday card. Truly a lovely work of art.

Crystal Komara said...

Happy (now belated) birthday, Darlene! I'm delighted you played in my challenge this week with your beautiful garden card! It looks welcoming enough to jump in and sit among the flowers and sweet bird. Thank you for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday! Crystal

Leslie Miller said...

OMG, that's so cute! LOVE the gate and the pretty paper. And that's some spectacular card you received from your good friend, Annie. So FUN!

laurie said...

Hope you had a great Birthday! Your card is so cute scene and the beautiful blooms!

Marsha Reed said...

Wonderful card, Darlene. Love those dies. Thanks for joining us at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge. Marsha DT

Conniecrafter said...

Hope you enjoyed a wonderful Birthday!!
this card is just adorable and those birds are too sweet, so wonderful with the gates those have such great detail, sweet scene!

Annette said...

Beautiful card, and happy belated birthday.
Annette - Netty's Cards
Proud to design for :
Lili of the Valley,
Dies to Die For,
Squirrel's not-so-random Challenge
As You Like It Challenge.