Saturday, May 6, 2017

Happy Birthday

Good Morning! Team A is starting a new challenge over at The Sketchy Challenges today. This fortnight our challenge theme is "CAS or Shabby Chic"  -  so let us see all your wonderful cards and projects.

My teamies came up with some gorgeous cards, too...

Our generous sponsor for this challenge is
Emily is providing one monthly box of goodies which is so generous to the winner.  The monthly box is themed and is full of crafty surprises including hand cast resin and embellishments. 

As I am more of a CAS crafter than a shabby chic one I decided to do some gorgeous, but still CAS birthday cards with my lovely butterfly stamp.

You can never have to many birthday cards, can you?

And here you have some close ups of the individual cards...

Stamp: „butterfly" from Nellie Snellen
Sentiment: Efco stamp
Ink Pad: Versafine Onyx Black
Colours: Polychromos from Faber Castell, BlowPens (to create the background)
Sequins, plain papers and cardstock from my stash.

I am entering these cards into the following challenges:

pammies inky pinkie's challenge 1718 - anything goes
simon says stamp monday challenge - the great outdoors (butterflies)
sweet stampers challenge 6 - animals 
city crafter challenge 360 - you can do it (your own background)
pin spirational challenge 189 - photo inspiration
kraftin' kimmie stamps wonderful wednesday challenge
simon says stamp blog wednesday challenge - a hint of pink
creative fingers challenge 129 - anything goes
colour crazy challenge 18 - anything goes
polkadoodles challenge 18 - anything goes
aaa cards game 89 - bright & beautiful

a bit more time to craft challenge 43 - anything goes
artistic inspirations challenge 178 - anything goes
incy wincy designs challenge - clean and simple
creative moments challenge 117 - anything goes
lil' patch of crafty friends challenge 57 - anything goes
crafting by designs may anything goes challenge
paper creators crafts challenge 58 - bright & bold
card mania challenge 92 - life is colorful
love to scrap challenge 97 - anything goes
crafting with an attitude challenge 27 - anything goes


  1. Such a lovely set of cards and your backgrounds are so pretty! Thanks so much for joining us at CCCB!

  2. Wonderful cards.
    Thank you for joining us at the Sweet Stampers challenge and i hope to see you again.

  3. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at PINspirational, good luck!!! Amy DT

  4. Wunderschön gestaltete Hintergründe, liebe Melanie! Die Schmetterlinge wirken wahnsinnig toll!
    Vielen Dank für die Teilnahme an der Sweet Stampers Challenge! Ich hoffe, du bist das nächste Mal auch mit dabei :-)
    Viele Grüsse, Marlene

  5. Was für tolle Hintergründe deine Karten haben. Klasse! Vielen Dank für die Teilnahme bei den Sweet Stampers. LG Karina

  6. Gorgeous cards & beautiful backgrounds! Love the black of the butterflies against the color! Thanks for joining our weekly challenge at QKR Stampede!

  7. Beautiful cards and such wonderful backgrounds. Thanks for joining us this week at QKR Stampede. Karal DT

  8. Great birthday design, Melanie; I bet the backgrounds were fun to make! Thanks for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  9. So pretty, I like butterflies, great job. Thanks for sharing with us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.
    Leanne DT/LPCF

  10. Great cards and love the backgrounds---Thank you for joining us at Crafting With Friends
    Carol DT x

  11. Each one of those backgrounds are just stunning! What a great way to make several beautiful cards at a time! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Kraftin' Kimmie Challenges.

  12. No you can never have too many birthday cards, especially when they're all as bright and beautiful as these ones. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

  13. It is always good to have greeting cards handy to be given away. Thanks for sharing your creation with us @ Incy Wincy Designs Clean & Simple Challenge. Good luck!-Maria Giselle B.

  14. Gorgeous cards Melanie :-) the butterflies are beautiful and I love the backgrounds, very pretty :-)

    Thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge
    Lols x x x

  15. A lovely set of cards! You're colours are so pretty and I love the butterflies. Thanks for playing along with us at AAA Cards!

  16. A gorgeous set of cards. I love the splatter background. Thank-you for joining us at the Crafting with an Attitude Challenge 'Anything Goes' May 2017.
    Nicola, CWAA DT (Amethyst Lily Designs )

  17. What a lovely set of cards. Thank you for playing along with us at Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends. Good luck. Hope to see you again soon,
    Lynn aka Lynnpenguin, LPoCF DT

  18. Just brilliant, I love the cards design! Love how you have embelished it with sequins. Thanks for joining us this month at LTSCB!

  19. Pretty butterfly cards!!! Thanks so much for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper


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