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!

August 26, 2012

CFC57 ~ Banners And Flags; PDCC146 ~ Color Splash

A Sunday Morning Howdy!
It's a new week, a fresh start, a moving forward, a clean slate.  Aaaah.  It was good to see my dear friend, it was good to see the twins and their daddy, and now it's good to have Mister home, and be back creating in the Playhouse!
The CAS-ual Fridays challenge this week is to use banners and flags.
and over at The Play Date Cafe, we are to make a color splash using black, white, and lime.
As it happens, I cut some dill from my garden the other day and noticed that some of it had started to flower. Such pretty little flowers, I took a picture as inspiration for a future card. 
And how fun it was to have that opportunity today.  I hope it's okay that I only used one banner:
  
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I wish I didn't have to blow my nose. 

Then I wouldn't put tissues in my pockets. 

Then, even though I check every item of clothing like a TSA agent, tissues wouldn't end up going through the washing machine. 

Then I wouldn't have 216 individual tiny whisps and whiskers of fluff clinging to all the wet clothes. 

Then I wouldn't have to shake out each item of wet clothes like a mad cat after being caught in a sudden rain shower. 

Then I wouldn't end up with tissue snow all over the floor. 

Then I wouldn't have to sweep up all the little fluffs, which rise and twirl and dance around, mocking me. 

Then I wouldn't lose the rest of my cool and start cussing loudly like a dock worker with mud in his Wellies, causing the neighbors to hussle their small children back inside, hands over their tender ears. 

Then I wouldn't start smacking at the fliffs and fluffs with the broom, splat, splat, which, of course, doesn't corral them, but rather, sends them higher into the air. 

Then I wouldn't lose my balance and tip over like a great cow, my wrist pulservating from one end of its car pool tunnel to the other.

I wish I didn't have to blow my nose.

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Enjoy your sun day, wherever you are!  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!


Paper:  PTI white, Bazzill black,
  SU green galore
Stamp and banner: Lil Inker Designs
Ink:  PTI black
Die:  Memory Box Chloe Stem
Various punches
Corner chomper

23 comments:

Kim said...

Too funny but I am happy to know that I am in good company with all the tissues! Beautiful card, so sweet and simple but still very stunning. You can never go wrong with green and black in my opinion...just lovely.

Bernie said...

Hi Darnell! Thank you for your caring comments and for always putting a smile on my face. I only just faced the tissue issue this AM so you literally made me LOL. Your Wed post cracked me up.
Your card is fabulous, wish I could pull of this style of card as well as you do, mine always end up in the trash.
Big Hugs
Bernie

Meadie said...

Beautiful card Darnell:) I did laugh at your tissues in the wash...it's almost enough to send you crazy and it seems we all do the same tissue on clothes dance! Hugs x x

CarolCel said...

very pretty card! Love the story of the tissues! Hope you didn't really hurt your wrist.
Now, "if you give a mouse a cookie . . . "
:)

Redanne said...

Ah, the age old tissue problem, a bit like the sock monster who only steals one sock........hope you didn't hurt your wrist too badly.

Love your card, great colours and I think it looks wonderful with just one banner.....Crafty hugs, Anne x

Bonnie said...

Isn't it amazing how those tissues can hide so deep in the pocket that you can't find them before the wash, but they can always make their way out in the machine! This is a pretty dandelion. I hope it doesn't put fluff on the floor.

Kara Lynne said...

I love that design, especially coming from the inspiration picture. Don't think the black with splash of green background didn't go unnoticed! Sorry about the wrist, but I must ask, were your legs sticking straight up when you tipped over this time?

The-crafty-corner said...

Hello there- Pretty card-and i love where your inspiration came from for the idea.So glad to know i am not alone in my Tissue Tantrums !! Drives you nuts doesn't it tee hee!! x

Victoria said...

Very classy colour combination! I always smile when I think about dill. A few years ago, when I was at university, I was queuing up for some nosh in our college canteen. On the menu boards, as it was Friday, there was the usual fish and chips, and then plaice with a dill sauce. The two lads behind me starting talking about what they wanted to eat. "What's dill?" asked one of them. "I'm not entirely sure," replied his friend, "all I know is that it's a fish!" Well I burst out laughing as I just couldn't help myself! You'll be worrying even more when I tell you that this was Oxford University!!
I don't have Tissue Tantrums as my husband and I both use cotton hankies... much softer on the nose and all I have to do is just stick them through the washing machine. Though I do have to iron them, I suppose!

Suze Bain said...

Lol, I'm never without a tissue either and it's a right pain in the bum when one sneaks into the washing machine. A super card, a very striking colour combo. xx

Kim S said...

Tissues...yuck...this was the first weekend on a long time that I missed tissues in the pocket. Then my darling husband dried the load, then folded. I'm looking at the stack of the boys' dark Tshirts with little white flecks wondering if they will even notice! (but no car pool trouble for me!)

I was actually thinking of you yesterday and it had nothing to do with cardmaking!!?? I entered the world of smartphones and one app that I selected was a grocery list that I just say the item and in it goes. It does amazingly well, except it had my entire family rolling on the floor with its attempt at "prosciutto". Somehow, it thought that I needed "pro shoe toes"!? My family decided it would be OK to just amateur shoe toes!!

Oh...love the card...anything with a splash of bright green is wonderful and I love it on the points of that die!

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Oh my gosh you make me laugh, tears in my eyes again. I can relate to what you are talking about. Now I'll laugh eveytime I'm going through pockets of clothing before they hit the wash machine... and laugh & then wonder, how the heck did I miss one when I have this huge white fluff mess?

Maybe you should write a book
about life's little things that become big things ie.. wish we didn't have to blow our nose ? I'll be first in line to buy it.

Oh great card by the way, wonderful match to the dill photo and colour challenge. Have a great day ! Shirleyx

shirley-bee said...

This is a great CAS card, Darnell. I love its wavy bottom.

You need to start buying posh tissues. Ultra balm don't disintegrate in the wash, and usually even stay in the pocket they're hiding in. I once (and only once) washed my son's mobile phone when it was left in a pocket. And tumble-dried it. Oops.

Jean said...

My worst is washing and drying a chapstick. Love that flower die ~ it made a very sweet thank you card!

Deb said...

Beautiful flower, Darnell! And I love how you placed your sentiment on your banner. Perfect! Thanks for playing along at CAS-ual Fridays!

And thanks for a good laugh ;)

Veronica Z said...

This is such a sweet card! Love your design, and the fun banner! Thank you for playing along with us at The Play Date Cafe!

angelabranon said...

Don't you just love that Memory Box die? What a great job you did with it.
Looks like you really hit a cord with the tissue. Everyone is have ugly flashbacks.

RosC said...

Hi Darnell,
Shirley you were funny about blowing the nose so I popped in. Oh yes, I know about the infernal fluff. Once in a while a demon tissue speaks into the wash but I have an answer. Handkerchiefs!!! I have about sixty, all in gorgeous colours that match my clothes. Wash them in the shower, iron when there is a bunch, banish the infernal tissue fluff. Great post.
Cheers,
Ros.

Jen Cuthbertson said...

Oh can I relate to the tissues - I always leave them in the pockets of my sweatshirts!! The worst was a Carmex - oh the mess and the grease stains! Great take on the color splash this week - I love your inspiration!! Thanks for playing with us at PDCC this week!

Connie Mercer said...

so cute!!! Thanks for playing with us at the PDCC!!

Jenny said...

Hey what an awesome colour combo Darnell..... love your inspiration for this card too :0) the sentiment banner is just perfect for the challenge.
Thanks for joining in the fun at CASual Fridays this week :0)
Jenny x

Julie Day said...

I love the image on this card paired with the wavy banner and it's such a great color combo :) Thanks for playing this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

Suzanne D. said...

Hi Darnell! I love the bottom edging and the colors, and your banner is super cute! Thanks so much for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays!!