Friday, February 26, 2021

Birthday Wishes


Hello my friends . . .

There is a sketch challenge I've been trying to find time to join in on for weeks now!  I figured yesterday I'd better hurry or I'm going to miss the deadline so here we go!

I was thrilled to have my January card for this challenge blog selected as a 'Top Sprout' and couldn't wait to join in on this month's theme.  I'm referring to the A Place to Start Challenge Blog and here's their sketch for February ...


 I knew right away I wanted to use a panel of P13 'The Four Seasons - Summer' designer paper as the background and build off of that ... so that's exactly what I did. 

I've used  . . .

Tutti Designs BIRTHDAY and Best WISHES
Tutti Designs Dotted Nesting Circles
Altenew Exotic Tulips Stamps & Dies
Sue Wilson Stitched Flags (CED4317)
Nuvo Yellow Crystal Drops
Pink/White Bakers Twine


I hope you've enjoyed today's card share and find inspiration in my designs.
Can you tell by my colors and I'm SO READY for Spring?  LOL

Challenges to share in:

Aud Sentiments Challenge #269 - Spring + a Sentiment
Creative Knockouts #390 - AG
Time Out Challenges #182 - Birthday Celebration

Through the Purple Haze Challenge #177 - Recipe: 1 ribbon (I used twine), 2 word sentiment, 3 layers.
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - AG

 Stay safe & healthy!  Thanks for stopping by!
As always . . .




  1. Great take on the sketch. Super cheery card, Darlene!

  2. Gorgeous Spring card, you sure are having fun with that stamp set and perfect time of year for it!

  3. Your card is so gorgeous and beautiful with the wonderful tulips and colors.

  4. Oh wow that is a gorgeous spring card, I love that paper and your sweet tulips look terrific with it, great job with the sketch too!!

  5. So fresh and cheerful. Love he designer paper and those daffodils are so pretty. The pink adds an extra touch of colour as does the twine. Thanks for celebrating with us at Time Out x

  6. There is an explosion of colour around blog land and it is wonderful to see. There is always a treat to be seen when visiting here and WOW does this card give oodles of those from the clever use of shapes to your fabulous use of colours. Love it x

  7. What a pretty card Darlene! Gorgeous spring colors, love it!

    Thank you for joining us at Creative Knockouts! Good luck!

  8. Great card, love the how you have used the sketch and the bright colours. Thanks for joining us at A Place to Start

  9. I love the sketch and your beautiful card! It makes me feel like spring is not far off. Such pretty papers and those lovely tulips. Congrats on your Top Sprout honor!

  10. What a beautiful card! I love your pretty yellow flowers and all the layers that you added. Thanks for playing with us at Time Out!
    - Shauna

  11. Simple but beatiful. So stylish. Great work. Thank you for sharing this amazing project with us at Through the Purple Haze Challenges. Good luck!

  12. Beautiful spring card, I love your tulips.
    Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog
    Best Wishes Lisa xx

  13. Beautiful - love the colours you've used.

    Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments Designs.

    Helen x

  14. Tulips are such a lovely flower. Your card is beautiful and I love your Irish banner. Thanks for celebrating Time Out's birthday with us!


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