Sunday, April 2, 2017

Birthday Greetings





I had lots of fun making the April birthday cards for work using my new Altenew Christmas flowers that came free with a stamping magazine. What a deal.  I enjoyed doing the triple stamping with distress inks and then spritzing them with water to get the inks to blend a bit.  Some Wink of Stella, glitter and pearls and they are ready to go at the April staff meeting.

A few fun challenges:
A Bit More Time to Craft: #41 Anything Goes  4/16
Darnell's NBUS Challenge: #11  4/11 Altenew set and Happy Birthday Die are NBUS
Die Cuttin' Diva #310: Anything Goes  4/2
Glitter N Sparkle #233: Use Pastels  4/5
Mrs. A's Butterfly Challenge:  #75 Butterflies & R for Repeat (Repeated the flowers and leaves) 4/4

13 comments:

Monika Reeck said...

Woooww you know what
i sometimes want to make my card in some other colors too
but because I still have little boy and I have not much card thats why my design is simple and CAS to reduce the time Donna
and I loovee your design
that flower is adorable on other colors and lovely placement the DIES sentiment and Butterfly
one in purple please
at 10 April I am turning 44 hehe
Hugs hugs now try to catch up
Monika

MaryH said...

Oh my, I didn't know Altenew was doing freebies in any of our USA magazines. Love how you've made these flowers so pretty on each of the cards, and yet the look was varied by the colors of the other elements. Love the spring feel of each card, and especially liked your brusho background. Good job on the flower layering too! TFS & Yay Cardinals! Hugs

Anonymous said...


Your cards are striking!!! It's amazing how changing background
and colors can make such a difference. Mom

Sylviahobbycards said...

Fab cards, Donna.Beautiful flowers and sentiment die.My favorite is the second card with the very pretty background and the beautiful colours.

Gr,Sylvia x

Verna Angerhofer said...

Your cards are so wonderfully done. Perfect design for spring and summer birthdays.

Darnell said...

Those are pretty flowers, Donna! It's great seeing the same design showcased with different papers and colors! They will be popular among your coworkers!! Thank you so much for joining my NBUS Challenge #11! Hugs, Darnell

Mrs A. said...

Three pretty cards but my favourite is the middle one. Thank you for fluttering by my challenge . Hugs Mrs A.

Barb said...

Your pretty cards work equally well in all three colour combinations Donna. Good use of your lovely freebie Christmas stamps. They look like April flowers to me! Barbxx

Lisa said...

These are so gorgeous, Donna!! I love the designs of each one and the colors!! The flowers are so beautiful!! Fabulous cards, my friend!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Marlena M. said...

Beautiful cards! What a great deal with those stamps!

Tammy said...

WOW Donna, three stunning cards! I love all of the flowers and that gorgeous butterfly die! Your co-workers are going to love them!
Tammy x

Laurel Kerr said...

Three fabulous cards and all different with the same stamp set Donna..Loz

wannabcre8tive said...

Wow, your cards are beautiful. I love your Altenew flowers.