Birthday Wishes (Penny Black Saturday Challenge)


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I am thrilled to announce that my card was selected as winner of the March Challenge over at Die Cut Divas. Thanks so much!  It is a fun challenge to enter!!!

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Hello and welcome

I’m back with a reminder for the current Penny Black Saturday Challenge! This month the theme is Anything Goes (optional Think Spring).  I hope you have the chance to join in the fun!

My card features no-line watercolouring of PB Magnolia Rhapsody using Distress Inks and my misti. When dry, I added a  little Inktense pencils for extra detail.

The panel was then given a stitched die cut edge.

CUTplorations ‘Birthday’ die was used to cut the word at the bottom of the panel along with 3 others in white. These were adhered together before being glued back into the flower panel.

This finished panel was then layered to kraft and green card stock before being added to the card front.

I seldom make any Easter cards, but love to use lots of flowers on my cards. Spring flowers make me happy and make life beautiful!

Please head over to our blog to  check out the wonderfully inspirational work by the rest of the Design Team!  I hope you will find the time to join our challenge this month.

I look forward to seeing what you create!  Good luck!

Thanks so much for taking the time to visit.  I love to read your comments.

Have a great week!




Penny Black and More Challenge March – Spring Flowers

Die Cut Divas Challenge – Anything Goes

The Flower Challenge #42 – Anything Goes

Time Out Challenge #157 – Birthday

Virginia’s Show and Share – March

As You Like It Challenge – Your Favourite Spring or Easter (& why).

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Author: momentsofcrafting

I live in sunny Queensland, Australia with my husband and daughter. Since I was a child, I have always loved to create and have enjoyed all kinds of crafts, sewing and painting. China painting helped develop my understanding of colour and design. Over the last few years card making has taken up a major part of my crafting time as I love to play with new techniques and mediums. Since beginning my blog, entering various challenges has encouraged me to grow my skills and creativity.

35 thoughts on “Birthday Wishes (Penny Black Saturday Challenge)”

  1. Helen, this is lovely. Such an arty look with the no lime watercolouring. And what a super design with the sentiment-I do love the font of these dies! Thanks for joining Time Out


  2. Absolutely beautiful Helen and you have combines the sentiment so effectively, thanks so much for joining in with our ‘Spring’ theme at Penny Black and More challenge.

    B x


  3. Just beautiful, Helen … your no-line colouring and inktense detailing is fantastic on this gorgeous blossom-y branch! I always love a camouflaged sentiment … and the font on this one is such a great contrast to the artsy image … lovely! Thanks so much for playing along with us at our 6th birthday celebration at Time Out! Good to hear you’re safe … stay well … hugs, Anita 🙂


  4. What a pretty card! I love those flowers and the unique technique you used to add the sentiment. Thanks for playing at Time Out Challenges!
    – Shauna


  5. This is so artistic and beautiful! So glad that you join the fun with my “Show & Share”! WONDERFUL! Very happy to see your lovely work! Thank you for your support!


    1. Wow! Thanks so much for selecting my card, Arlene! I love joining your challenges! Wishing you a very happy Easter and stay safe! 🙂 (I sent an email on the 8th, so hopefully it went through) Thanks again! x


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