A site for my handmade cards, accompanied by my photos and written meanderings which are occasionally witty, often tongue-in-cheek, and rarely profound. Beginning in June 2013, you'll also see lots of NBUS, which is an acronym I coined for Never-Before-Used-Schtuff. Feel free to join in, use the acronym, and use up your NBUS too! Thanks for coming by! Have a beverage and enjoy!

June 17, 2012

Mojo Monday 245 and The Play Date Cafe 136

Magnificent Monday Morning!

Why, you might ask does my blog header date say Sunday?  Well, it's like this.  We had a fantastic lunch out with Dan and Rachel and the boys, spent a few hours with them, and then came on home.  Mister promptly took a nap and I retired to the Playhouse.  I wanted to play in The Play Date Cafe with the delicious berry colors, but what to do for the sketch.  Should I make up a layout . . . hmmm.  I know, I'll do the Mojo Monday sketch.

Two hours later, I'm putzing along, note the time, and go wake up Mister 'cause it's getting dangerously close to cocktail time.  Then, slap, it hits me.  Mojo MONDAY?  Kri-Key, this is late Sunday afternoon, I wonder if the sketch challenge has already closed??  Phew, thank goodness, I've two hours to go.  Since I went to all the trouble of making it, I hope you don't mind, but I'm going to do my Monday blog tonight.  Thanks.

Here are the luscious berry colors of The Play Date Cafe challenge.  (It doesn't close for two more days, so you've plenty of time to play!)  The colors are azure, raspberry, and blackberry.


Once again, the generous sponsor is:

Simon Says Stamp

And the fun sketch from almost last week over at Mojo Monday is:


And here is my card:



I'm tickled to also let you know that Bernie of Bernie's Craft Closet has joined the party!  Welcome, Bernie!

Enjoy!  I might be back tomorrow anyway, depending on how the day goes. Hope you have a great one!  As always, thank you for stopping by to visit. Special thanks to you if you take the time to join as a follower or leave a comment!



Papers:  Bazzill; SU;  K&Company; and DCWV
Hummingbird Embellie: K&Company
SU Circle Punch
Corner Chomper



16 comments:

scrappymo! said...

So pretty...did you stamp and glitter the image twice and then cut one circle smaller...my brain is tired tonight...but I think that is what you did...it is very effective!

Sandy said...

Love the sparkles, your bird is adorable. Isn't that a wonderful sketch. Sandy :)

Anne-Elise said...

Lovely card, Darnell! Love the beautiful bird!

Redanne said...

Lovely take on the sketch Darnell, great colour combo too. Hope you didn't miss cocktail hour in the end.......A x

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Super card! Lots of layers . . . congrats xxx

Meadie said...

Beautiful card x x

Kara Lynne said...

That hummingbird is so beautiful. I love what you did with those colors. Gorgeous flowers paper, perfect to repeat in the foreground.

Bonnie said...

What a beautiful hummingbird! Love that glitter and the beautiful colors!

kingstonmama said...

This is pretty, Darnell. I like the sparkle on your hummingbird.

I had to go back to the Wiki article on herons and check the pronunciation. I had completely passed it by. Turns out there's an "International Phonetic Alphabet." Who knew?

Ann Y.

Sarah's Little Snippets said...

They are beautiful colours aren't they! Love all the layers and the sparkle on the hummingbird Darnell. Sarah x

Chris said...

Hi Darnell, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
http://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.ca/

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Hi Darnell, beautiful card, love those colours and the Hummer ! Enjoy the rest of the week and your cocktail hours :) Shirleyx

Robin K. said...

Your card is lovely Darnell!! I really love the sparkle on the hummingbird! Thank you so much for your kind comment on my last post :) Hope you are having a great week!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHHH! BEAUTIFUL! I love the glitter and gems on the details! THANKS so much for joining in the fun and playing along with us over at the PDCC.

Victoria said...

Love that paper with the beautiful hummingbird. It's a terrific take on the sketch.

Laura said...

Beautiful card, I love the glitter and all the layers. So pretty!
Laura xx