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!

October 9, 2012

LIM 88 ~ Silver; and WOYWW 176 ~ Waz Up?

LIMMers and WOYWWers and Hump Days, O'La!
 
Actuary, it's only Tuesday night here, but if I wait until after work tomorrow, it will be Thursday for a lot of you and since the Stamping Ground is already open, I'm going in.

On my desk are Tidy and Neat.  They play here often.  I've finished my card for this week's Less Is More (below) challenge and I'm in the process of sorting my stash of cards into piles. 


This time around most of them are going to my local Curves chapter where they are holding an awesome fundraiser for breast cancer research.  Some are going to the office basket where my kind coworkers sometimes find a card they need for just a couple of bucks.  And a few really fancy-smancy ones are going for sale at a local bootie queue.  You might spell it boutique in your neck of the words.

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This is week 88 (a colour week) at LIM and the duo divas, Mandi and Chrissie, are challenging us to use silver on our hair cards.  This challenge is being sponsored by the fabulous WOW Embossing powders.  Here is my simple-dimple card:
 
 
I coulda used this stamp and design for last week's Love & Marriage challenge, too, had I thought of it.  Like the rest of you, I had trouble photographing the beauty of the shiny silver paper and silver embossing, but I know you can use your imaginuity!

As always, thank you for stopping by to visit.  Enjoy the tour and cookies if you've come here via the WOYWW double-decker bus!  You can click here to jump directly to Julia Dunnit's What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday site and link up your own desk or just go hopping around the mulberry bush!   

Special thanks to you if you take the time to join as a follower or leave a comment!  It may take me all week, but I'll return the flavor!


Paper:  Bazzill blue and unknown silver
Stamp:  Creative Images
Ink:  Stampa Rosa silver EP
Silver brads

41 comments:

kingstonmama said...

Those champagne flute look beautiful in silver. ann

Rosemary said...

your card is loverly, darnell! the embossing is fabby!!

Virginia L. said...

Both cards are FABULOUS! Love the embossing! And by the way, my little card is on its way to you!

Mandi said...

This is super Darnell, what a lovely shade of blue

Thank you very much
mandi
LIM

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Neat and pretty, that it is! I like it that you have a window to look out at what's happening outside! Patsy from
HeARTworks

Kim said...

Love that embossing, so stunning and so classy! Your photo shows it off so well. Beautiful!

Sandy said...

Oh I am sure your cards will be snapped up fast for the fundraiser.. The embossing is lovely, love the blue. I use the technique you said about with the aluminium foil around the cardboard for my embossing it works really well. TFS. Sandy :) #65

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Bootie queue...erm, that brings to mind a rather different scenario!!! I think I'd be at the front of it if it were judged on size... *snigger*

Lovely tidy desk though and the silvery-ness of that card shimmered its way across the Atlantic to Wiltshire...very smart :)
Hugs, LLJ #53 xx

Gillian said...

Very pretty & great embossing

okienurse said...

woo hoo! Love all those cards I can see on your desk! Such a neat and tidy space as you say. Great crafting space! Bootie queue? OMG! I think I would be standing with LLJ...dirty minds go together I guess. Imagine the surprise when we got through the door! Gonna remember that one! Have a great week. Vickie #41

Julia Dunnit said...

Marvellous take on the LIM challenge I must say. I love to see your desk, neat and tidy are always at home in your place..even the piles of cards for different sales baskets are orderly...it gives me reassurance that all is well!

Redanne said...

Nice tidy desk Darnell and lovely pile of cards to go to the Bootie queue. The blue card is such a pretty colour and I notice that fabulous blue sky in the background..... we are well into Autumn here, cold nights, cool days........Happy WOYWW, Crafty hugs, Anne x #60

JoZart said...

How well you've done making all those lovely cards and lots for such a good call. Amazing how tidy your desk is despite all this crafting too. Thanks for your visit,
Lv Jo x

Eliza said...

Yep less is more that is for sure and good on you for supporting charity, I am a strong believer and volunteer myself.

Happy WOYWW
Eliza #53

Neet said...

Love the neat desk and such a lot of lovely cards in view. What a lovely thing to do, make them for a worthwhile charity. I recycle mine for the same charity.
Great "Silver" card too.
Hugs, Neet 29 xx (your newest follower)

onecraftymama said...

Return the flavor? lol And bootie-queue? You realize you'll have all of us saying this stuff in real life, and then having to explain where we learned it, right? :)
Look at all that Neat & Tidy! Total fabulousness putting together something you love doing for such a great fundraiser. I know I love doing it :)

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Wow - I didn't know Messrs Neat and Tidy were international jet setters! They come and play on my desk regularly too!

Hugs
Sarn xxx

CraftygasheadZo said...

Organised is the word that comes to mind! All looks fab. Take care Zo xx 84

Fiona said...

Oh for a desk like yours! You can see my mess on my blog. Great embossing, not a speck in sight.

butlersabroad said...

So that's where Mr Neat & Tidy went after they left here! Lovely to see all those piles of cards all sitting there, the charity will be happy, and that sunshine too! Great LIM card, i need to get in gear with card making again soon. Vera is a great detective show, more mystery and detection than blood and guts, great characterizations too, and My Eye Candy too, what more could a girl want!!

Hugs
Brenda 1

butlersabroad said...

That should be Mr Eye Candy!!!

Carolyn Phillips said...

What a neat and tidy desk, those two obviously do a good job for you.

Angie said...

OH! I love your neat little piles of cards and your space is wondermuss! Thanks for the visit, I'll be back!
Angie #18

Deb said...

well done creating all those cards, I never have piles, I must find a way to speed up!
love your silver embossing card, beautiful!
Debxx

Daniella said...

Awesome work! The silver really does look fabulous!
xxDaniella#10

Violets Corner said...

Gorgeous card!

Warm hugs
Maarit

Jojorenee said...

What a beautiful card! I was thinking, going to a wedding next weekend if I can make a good enough card or I should buy! I don't know if I looked in the sidebar of your blog before but I am so jealous right now of your little hide away! That would be perfect for me because then my kids couldn't fit inside to disturb me LOL but they'll find a way. Tamika #14

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Darnell,

I feel as though I'm late in joining in (and it's only 1:00 p.m. here right now). Oh, would you send Tidy and Neat to my house?!?

The cards on your table look fantastic. How nice to have a basket at work for co-workers to purchase. Too bad that is against policy where I work.

Happy WOYWW
Kay #126

Bonnie said...

Such a neat and tidy desk! Love the silver on the blue!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Some day you shall have to introduce me to Tidy and Neat. Perhaps we could become fabulous friends! I love the simplicity of your silver card. And I do indeed have imginuity! I just never knew it was called that!

TeddyBobCrafts said...

Happy WOYWW. A lovely tidy desk and some wonderful cards for charity/sale. Ali x #67

Karen said...

Hi Dippy - can you please, pretty please, send your friends Neat and Tidy over to sit upon my desk??? They only arrive once in a blue moon (and you know how often they come around!). Your card is lovely; the champagne flutes look so elegant embossed in silver. It suddenly dawned on me that you must have turned your spell checker off otherwise your posts would be littered with red lines like you'd done some bad work at school!! lol

Hugs.

Karen xxx

Buttons said...

You have been busy Darnell. That is an amazing amount of cards to produce and such a good cause too. Hope they raise loads of money (which, by the look of your LIM card they should!) I've posted a card made with some of my gift from Anne if you are interested. You are so right. She has such a kind and generous heart - one of life's angels. See you next week, hugs Buttons #82

scrappymo! said...

Oh my goodness, that is quite a stack of card you have sorted there!

glad that Tidy and Neat enjoyed their holidays with you. I do need them back by next week and I am going to try making my first card post op and will need them back and put them to work.

Marlena M. said...

Darnell, this card is stunning. The silver/blue and carefully placed brads are perfectly elegant. Thank you for your kind visit!

Kelly Griglione said...

Wow, look at all those cards on your desk! You've been a busy lady. Great job on the detailed silver embossing, Darnell!

Chrissie said...

Great card Darnell, great bunch of cards on your desk too!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

jan spencer said...

Nice neat desk I must say and the card is lovely, wish my photos came out so clear.

Jan S 121

Deanna said...

Love the blue with the flutes. Great ideas for the extra cards~Have a great weekend!

Jean said...

This is beautiful with the silver embossing ~ definitely a multi-use card!

maria f. said...

Saw that you won some goodies over at LIM and had to drop by for a good dose of smiles as I read your blog. Have a good day!