Monday, 7 July 2014

Happy Happy Birthday Darnell!

Hi, it was Darnell's birthday a few days ago, so I'm late posting this card.
If you haven't visited her blog at djkardkreations then you're in for a treat.

Darnell is a talented card maker with a terrific sense of humour, her posts are always entertaining and a great source of inspiration. You'll probably also learn lots of new words and acronyms!

Ardyth is hosting a linky party to celebrate, there's still plenty of time to join in.

I've used the die cut words from my new Happy Birthday background die. I coloured them with 3 distress inks. At  Moxie Fab World, there's a wonderful words challenge, to use a word die.

The butterfly was stamped, fussy cut and coloured with inktense pencils.
The challenge at Addicted to Stamps & More is to use markers, pencils or pens in your project.

Materials used:
Poppystamps Happy Birthday background die; Darkroom Door butterfly stamp; Entangled embossing folder; Spellbinders square dies; distress inks; inktense pencils; bling.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x


  1. Sweet card Cathy. Darnell will LOVE it! xx

  2. Beautiful card Cathy!!! Happy Birthday Darnell xxxxxx

  3. This is lovely. Love that blue you have used. I am sure Darnell will love it too!

  4. So pretty with the colors fading. She is the best and has brought so many bloggers together. She makes me laugh every time I visit. I love how you colored your butterfly. I think she'll love it.

  5. Another one of your amazingly beautiful cards - Darnell will love it!

  6. A beautiful, beautiful card! I love the embossing on this and that gorgeous butterfly.

  7. I love the crispness of the blue and white and that window! I know Darnell loved it!

  8. Oooh, thank you so much, Cathy!! That was really sweet of you! I love your card design and the beautiful blue ombre coloring of your die cuts and butterfly! I'm also really drawn to that embossing folder. I don't think I've seen that one before and it reminds me of the way I used to doodle in school on my note paper. Remember doing that? One continuous line and not lifting your pencil or pen off the page? I still like to do it sometimes when I'm on a long phone call!

    Anywizzle, I love it! It means so much to me that you dedicated a post to me and entered your pretty card in the linky party at Ardyth's! Mwah!! Darnell

    (Thank you, Maureen!)

  9. Cathy, this is simply all the texture! And that butterfly is perfectly colored...lovely card for Darnell! So happy you could join us at ATSM!

  10. Love the beautiful blues, especially on the sweet butterfly :) Thanks so much for joining us at Addicted to Stamps and More!

  11. Wow, love this one. Stunning combination of texture and colour. Thanks for joining us at ATSM this week. Monika

  12. Just gorgeous, Cathy ... those ombré blue hues are so lovely ... and what delicious texture! Anita :)

  13. Such a gorgeous card, Cathy! I apologize for being a bit late with commenting, I had a run of migraines... That butterfly is stunning, and your embossing is brilliant. Love this card!! And I see our Miss D. did too!! Thanks so much for linking up and helping us celebrate the birthday girl. Bev

  14. So, so, so brilliantly done - that textured background is beautiful and everything about this just sings!!

  15. Such a pretty card, Cathy!
    I think Darnell is a lucky, lucky girl!


  16. That butterfly looks real! Like it is about to take off for flight. What a wonderful card!


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