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Splendid Swirls And Leane Flowers. Spring Birthday Card.

Hello Bloggers,

Here is my spring colored card today with lots of flowers, embossing and swirls. It's a birthday card for an old lady from Russia. The sentiment is in Russian and it says Happy Birthday. I don't have any Cyrillic letters, so I had to hand write it with a glue pen and use some glitter.
What makes a card almost totally unsendable? The spiral swirls of course! They are even more unsendable than fluffy flowers. So, in my wisdom I used the swirls from the Sue Wilson's Splendid Swirls CED1427 set anyway just because I liked them on the card so much and later spent a lot of time trying to fit them into the envelope in such a way that they stay intact. Quite successfully though! :)
This card is very big - it's a full A4 folded in halves. With all the layers and flowers, it turned out to be too heavy for a regular two-stamp letter, so I had to cheat a bit by creating the visibility of layers out of two sheets only. The outer green frame is literally a 1.5 cm wide frame, the middle cut-out part was embossed separately and used as the main green background. The white sheet in between them is not complete either. A non-crafter will never know :)

  • Die'Sire Embossalicious Embossing Folder Tumbling Leaves - A4 [EF4-TMBL] 
  • Marianne Design Lr0248 Creatable Tiny`S Flowers 1
  • Craft Dies by Sue Wilson - Finishing Touches Collection - Delicate Fronds CED1426 
  • Craft Dies by Sue Wilson - Finishing Touches Collection - Splendid Swirls CED1427 - the spiral swirls come from this set 
  • Sizzix Thinlits Die Set Flower Mini Daisy 658407 Susan Tierney-Cockburn - 115665/8407 
  • Joy! Crafts 6002/0385 Stencil - Roll up Roses 
  • Joy! Crafts Mery`s stencil - Basic 6002/0403 Square
  • Die-namics Mini Royal Roses 
  • 45.8503 Leane Creatief Lea'bilities Multi Die flower 001 
  • 45.8510 Leane Creatief Lea'bilities Multi Die flower 002
CARDS & SCRAP: Challenge april: Flower Power
Crafty Calendar Challenge : 'Anything Goes' with our April Challenge!
Crafty Gals Corner: Challenge #67 ~ Die Cuts or Punches
Creative Card Crew: 110 - Die Cut
Digi Choosday Crafting Challenge: Week 14 - Anything Goes - Crafting Challenge at Digi Choosday
Double D Challenges: 'YELLOW' A Happy Place To Be
The Crazy Challenge: CCH#220 - Spring is here
Digi Choosday Crafting Challenge: Wk 15 - Emboss It - Crafting Challenge at Digi Choosday
Try it on Tuesday: A Mood Board Challenge theme at Try it on Tuesdays
Crafty Creations Challenges: #313 Stitching - Real or Fake
Moving Along With The Times: 18. Spring Flowers
Where The HeART is.....: Challenge 8 - Sparkle and Bling/Anything Goes
Our Crafty Corner: Challenge 8 - Anything Goes
Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges: Monthly Challenge #4 -- Easter / Spring / Pastel Colors
CREATIVE INSPIRATIONS: Challenge 249 - Your Favourite Things! (the spiral swirls from Sue Wilson's Collection - Splendid Swirls CED1427; A4 embossing folders; Joy! Crafts Mery`s stencil - Basic 6002/0403 Square - I adore these stitched labels!; Leane flowers)
Crafting for all Seasons Challenge Blog: Challenge 124 (Top: Sparkle - Die Cuts - Flowers)

Thanks for stopping by,


  1. WOW ... Spring has popped out on this beautiful card! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘YELLOW’ Challenge! We hope you’ll come back often.

    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog

  2. A beautiful Springtime card, thank you for sharing it with us at TioT's this time.

  3. Lovely spring card! The flowers are very beautiful.
    Thank you for joining us at Try it on Tuesday. Mar DT

  4. Beautiful spring card, thanks for joining us at TIOT, hugs, Valerie

  5. Beautiful design and gorgeous card! thank you for joining Double D for our 'Yellow' challenge!
    Diane DD DT

  6. Wow! beautiful hand-made flowers in the prettiest of settings, Lena! Love the colors, and special touches on each flower. I can almost smell your lovely garden! Thanks for joining us in the {Our Crafty Corner Challenge}! Hope to see more of your pretty projects again soon!
    crafty hugs,
    P.S. I'd love for you stop by my personal blog to say hello if you have a chance. Thanks!
    {Creative Smiles}

  7. A gorgeous creation! Thanks for playing at Creative Inspirations! xxx

  8. Such a beautiful project. Thankyou for joining us over at Open-minded Crafting Fun for our'easter/pastel colours' challenge. Hope you join us again Lynda xx

  9. Such a happy card design . Great tips for those not in the know about lightening a card for postage . Thanks for sharing with us here at Open-Minded crafting fun challenge

  10. AWESOME! Thank you for joining Try It On Tuesday!

  11. Lovely flowers and beauitfully arranged. Thank you for joining us at Our Crafty Corner. Helen DT

  12. Beautiful, what a lovely touch with the hand written sentiment. Thanks for joining us for the 'Emboss It' challenge at Digi Choosday.
    Gail Digi Choosday DT

  13. Great card. Thanks for joining us a Our Crafty Corner.

    Deni Xx

  14. Fabulous card... Love the colour
    Thanks for joining us at MAWTT
    Hugs Sylvie xxDT

  15. Fantastic card Lena. Love how the bright flowers just pop. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Calendar this month and we hope to see you again soon. Hugs, Gale DT

  16. Wow you have done an amazing job with your flowers, they are just stunning and the card is just gorgeous. Just super and I love it, great work.
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
    Annette DT

  17. Fun layered flowers! A very happy card~ Thanks for joining in at DD's

  18. Very cool techniques! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Gals Corner.

  19. Wonderful! Spring indeed! Thank you for joining us at Try It On Tuesday! Chrisx

  20. Your project really smells of spring! Thank you for joining in at The Crazy Challenge. Good luck :)

  21. Beautiful make!!!Love all those flowers. Thank you for joining us at Digi Choosday Challenges.-Monica Dt.

  22. lovely spring card, thanks for sharing with us at MAWTT

  23. Hi Lena
    A beautiful make thank you so much for entering our challenge at Digi choosday anything goes.
    Good luck
    Fiona dt x

  24. Stunning card. Flowers to die for! Thank you for joining us at Crafting For All Seasons challenge. Mary DT xx

  25. Wow, how cool is this, loving those flowers! Thanks so much for playing in our anything goes challenge at Digi Choosday this week:) Hugs! Audrey DT

  26. Great creation, Thanks for joining us at Creative inspirations!
    CraftyNatalie - DT


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