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!

September 4, 2012

CFC68 ~ Top of the Class!

Good Morning!
I hope everyone on this side of the pond enjoyed their long Labor Day weekend.  It was bloody a bit hot here, but we had a great one!
I have a card today for the CASual Fridays CFC68 challenge "Top of the Class," where the assignment is to create a clean and simple back-to-school project. 


The awesome sponsor is brand new:
One of my other favorite challenges had a school-related theme a while back and I explained then that I had given away all my school-related stamps to a friend who has a crafty daughter with school-related children.  I do, however, have terrific and amusing paper from either DCVW (DCWV?) or K&Company, I don't know which.  I used a section of a sheet of that to make my card:
After I attached the paper, I direct-to-stamp-colored my little Cat R. Pillar using Marvy markers.  I fussy-cut him out and Gelly Rolled him in sparkles, put him up on pop dots, and Walla!!  Fun!  I hope you get a chance to play in the challenge!
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I had lunch and did a side walk along the downtown area of a nearby burg with my friend recently.  I came across this little guy who wanted to come and hang around the door of the Playhouse:
I'm sorry he is dappled.  This time of year, that area is always dappled.  You might be able to see, among the dapples, that there is another hook on the opposite side of that corner and if you look closely, you can see the bobbing head of a springy froggie windchime. 
Here's a better picture of the new guy.  Mister stayed home a little while this morning to wait for traffic to ablate, so I had him hold Mr. Buddah Frog in the sun for a better picture:

Him's such a cute windchime!  But that's it for froggies for me!  I promised the twins I would not turn my yard into Frogarado!

Enjoy your day!  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!
Thank you, too, for all your applause for my CASology Honorable Mention. Mmm-waugh!!


Paper:  PTI vintage cream;
  DCWV designer paper
Stamp:  SU Bugs and Kisses
Ink:  Marvy and Sakura pens
Pop dots

18 comments:

Bernie said...

Fabulous card Darnell! Love your Cat R. Pillar and that froggie is pretty darn cute too.
Hugs
Bernie

Ardyth said...

Love your little caterpillar - that's quite a lot of fussy-cutting! Wow! I like your frog too - what a great 'guard' to the playhouse!

Suze Bain said...

Hee, hee, a Buddha Frog - I like that! Love your glitzy caterpillar. xx

Redanne said...

Your Cat-R-Pillar card is fabulous, love how he sparkles! Well done on your honourable mention. But Buddha Frog wins for me, just love him - you made a great choice when you brought him home. Crafty hugs, Anne x

Jenni's Jems said...

Aw that sparkly caterpillar is really cute but you must have a whole lot of patience to fussy cut it out!!x

Jenni's Jems said...

Oops senior moment forgot to say well done on your honourable mention it was very well deserved! x

Virginia L. said...

Love the card, Darnell! The caterpillar (with DCWV) is too cute! Your hanging froggie is sweet! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays! Always a pleasure to visit your blog, Darnell!

Tracey McNeely said...

Fantastic Darnell. Love the elements you fussy cut for your card and I love froggie too!

Karen said...

Hi Dippy - first of all congrats on the honourable mention........absolutely well deserved. Love your cat-r-pillar - top marks for the fussy cutting. Adore your buddha kermit........looks like he's had too much to eat so hope he doesn't jiggle up and down too much else you won't know what will happen! How good of mister to hold him up for the photo...

Hugs.

Karendipity xxx

MaryH said...

Loved your school card. I'm in the same situation, no need for school themed stuff. Outlawz had a challenge, so I found some paper out shopping. Yours looked MUCH bettah! My DH would snitch your frogs. Him is a frog lover too. Basement bath is frog motif..BUT only the cute ones. Not the real-life looking things. TFS your froggies AND your nifty card. Hugs

Kara Lynne said...

Perfect little caterpillar for your background. That's some mighty tiny fussy cutting! That frog would be too hard to resist, he would have to come home with me too.

shirley-bee said...

This is a lovely card, Darnell! I like how you've rounded the corners to match the panel, and coloured the caterpillar to match the book covers. Love the frogs, much nicer than the real thing.

Deb said...

Fabulous book image! And I love the little 'pillar. Thanks for playing along this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

Piali said...

Cute card, Darnell!!Thanks for playing along with us at CASual Fridays this week!

Christina said...

What a darling inchworm! I love that you used the supplies you had on hand to create a sweet school-themed card. :) Thanks for joining us this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

Jean said...

Another great school card with no school stamps! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the caterpillar! Is your new frog decoration a wind chime?

Kimberly said...

Darnell - this card is really cute, and great job on that fussy cutting! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Victoria said...

I think Cat R Pillar is great with the book worm image!