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!

January 31, 2013

P.S. ColourQ #174 and Muse #2

Since time is running at the second challenge at Muse Card Club, I made a gift card enclosure tonight using this week's colors from ColourQ.
 

Aren't those delicious colors for Valentines?!  And that wreath!  HellO!

The guest designer this week for Muse is the incredible Suzanne Dahlberg of the card yard.  Suzanne's stunning card is very clever and very cheerful.

 
Suzanne has generously included a video on her blog showing how she made the rounded top.  It works very well, so I hope you will go and check it out if this is new to you, like it was for me.  You can see that I didn't get it prezactly right, but I like the idea, so I'll be using this design again.  Thank you, Suzanne!
 
 
 
I used pink vellum, and a Sizzix daisy die, along with designer series papers, vanilla, and early espresso from Stampin Up!.  This was the first time I added vanilla to my espresso and it was really zinging-dinging.  Tomorrow I'll serve it to Mister for dessert with crumb cake, as we sit on a bed of river rock.
 
Mr. Blogger keeps popping up a pop-up saying he can't do what I asked, but I haven't even asked yet, so I don't know what's going on or if this will post or what time it will post.
 
See you tomorrow!  If you are just waking up, enjoy your day!  No, seriously, enjoy your day. LITS!
 
 

31 comments:

Jules said...

Hi Darnell

Mr Blogger keeps doing the same to me .. .. but he does his get round to it in the end!! Typical man!! LOL!!!

You have been posting some gorgeous makes Darnell .. .. there are nearly as many hearts on your blog as there are on mine!!

Loving the vellum work on this one.

Have a brilliant day.

Love Jules xx

Redanne said...

Hi Darnell, all I can say about this one is - Wow, stunning!! Hugs, Annie x

Di said...

Absolutely fabulous card there Darnell! I'm off to look at how the rounded top is done 'cos it's so eye catching.

Yup, Mr Blogger is throwing hissy fits here too lately - I just stick my paws up in the air, sit back from the desk and deny it all!

Have a super day! Hugs, Di xx

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Stunning, love it!
Hugs Tamara

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is gorgeous Darnell. I love the design with those gorgeous colours and beautiful detailing.
I hope you have a good weekend
Sue

Rosemary said...

lovely take on both the card and the colourQ colors, darnell!

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Jackie said...

The pink vellum is so pretty Darnell! What a cute idea to have the message tucked inside it. Great card! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Muse!!!

shirley-bee said...

Clever card, Darnell! I love the pinwheel flowers, and the pink vellum pocket.

landerson213 said...

What a great idea! Such a cute pocket card! :)

Lauren
http://landersoncraftydesigns.wordpress.com/

Marybeth said...

Blogger said the same thing to me today.
Wow, I love this gorgeous pink vellum card! So beautiful!

Marybeth said...

Oh yea congrats on your win over at Ally’s blog!

Jean said...

Love the pocket card and your pink daisies! You could also add chocolate chips to both your crumb cake and espresso ;). (Best not to add them to the river rock.)

Patti P. said...

What a clever enclosure...love the XO font and the way the flowers are your pull.Beautiful job!

lostinpaper said...

Absolutely beautiful Darnell! Such a clever idea to incorporate the slide insert. I haven't had a chance to check out the video, I hope to very soon. Hope you have a great weekend!

butlersabroad said...

Wow, better and better! My homework was never this good when I was at school. I knew there was a reason I chose Wordpress! Have a great weekend.

Hugs
Brenda

mypapercraftworld said...

Amazing ... LOVE the pocket and those layered blooms ... truly wonderful! Anita :)

Kim Heggins said...

Fabulous card Miss Darnell...I love that sweet little pocket you added with the adorable flowers, just too cute.

Greta said...

I love pink & oh my goodness what a fabulous card you've made! Love the flowers & the use of vellum & everything!

KayM said...

Ooooh Darnell you did a fabulous job on this challenge! Great work on getting the rounded top. I was too chicken to even try it! Love the little pocket!!
Thanks so much for the sweet comment on my blog! I knew the first time I came to your blog I was going to like you :)

Bonnie said...

I love that vellum holder and the pink daisies! I missed the deadline on Muse this week :>( Good luck. Hope you win!

Sandy said...

I like how you made the front into a little pocket, so clever. Love those big flowers.
Sandy :)

LeAnne said...

What a fun little gift card! Love that pink vellum! Thanks for using the CQC colors this week in your creation!

Suzanne said...

Darnell, you just make me smile. Not only is your card SO fabulous, but I love the idea of pink vellum and need to keep an eye out for that! Thanks for playing at Muse and for finding inspiration in my card!

I know I owe you a reply to your sweet email but work has just been so crazy this week (kinda like the Olympics of oncology) and I will reply as soon as I can! xoxo

JD said...

Very pretty creative card, I enjoyed the video link...great idea...

Kate said...

Oh this is a great idea and a lovely card. :)
Kate x

Sylvia said...

Fun card, Darnell, I love those flowers! thanks for sharing your card with us this week at the colourQ.

Tracey McNeely said...

Darnell I thought I had commented on your beautiful card, but it doesn't look like I did. I love how you used the colours. Thank you for sharing with us this week at the colourQ!

Anita Scroggins said...

Really cute card. Thanks for playing along with us at ColourQ this week!