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!

March 26, 2013

CFC95 ~ No Stamps; ATCAS9 and PBSMC ~ Spring

How're you doing this fine Tuesday?  For those of you still stuck in the rut of winter snow, sleet, and miserable snit on the sides of the roads, I send you a cyber sunray hug!
 
I'm here with a card I made for this week's CAS-ual Fridays Challenge (CFC95) of "no stamps."

The sponsor this week is the super duper SRM Stickers!


I am also joining in the evermore popular Addicted to CAS Challenge.  The very talented Harriet Skelly of Ally Cat Cards chose the cue word of "Spring."  ATCAS is sponsored this week by Clearly Besotted Stamps.
 
And here is my card:


And here is a picture of the three simple ingredients I used on my card:
 
 
The stickers are by Penny Black, "Wherever They Grow!" #10-183.  The clips are from unknown.  The ribbon is SU! Pink Pirouette #129294.
 
Now you might think, "How rude!  Why would she enter a card she made using Penny Black stickers in a challenge being sponsored by SRM stickers?!"
 
Well, you guessed it.  I don't have any SRM stickers.  I have Penny Black stickers and I'm trying to "shop my stash" this year and not keep piling on.  The inspiration (I hope) is still the same for you.  You can see how beautifully you can make a card using nothing but a sensational sticker and a ribbon.  Or, even, just a sticker.  And that will make you want to go over to SRM and check out their stickers!  That's how the hamster cage in my head rolls anyway.
 
Or, you might want to check out SRM Stickers AND Penny Black stickers because, having said that, it would be silly of me not to also enter my card into the Penny Black Saturday March Challenge where the theme is "Spring into Spring!"  This challenge is being sponsored by 1-2-3 Stitch, The Ribbon Girl, and J & C Creations!
 
So, my friends, there is so much inspiration in these challenge links and so many wonderful online shopping opportunities for you to check out.  I hope you will get the chance to do that and to join in these fantastic challenges!
 
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On a side note, there was keen interest in how I made my little chevron basket yesterday, so I hope to make a photo tute this afternoon for you and amend that post.
 
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But first I have to go to the dentist.  I like to think of my mouth as an upscale mini jewelry store with veneer walls, shiny white chandeliers, and tray after tray of silver and gold inlays.  The store will be closed for an hour while the cleaners come in to give the place its semi-annual spray wash and polish.  Feel free to talk amongst yourselves during this rare time of complete silence on my part.
 
I'll just ignore all that jumping up and down and clapping I hear there in the back of the room!  If I had long hair, I'd flip it with my hand and toss it over my shoulder hmmff style.  Since I don't, I'm doing an air toss instead of a hair toss.  It reads the same and it drives the young'uns bonkerz.
 
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Enjoy your day!  No, seriously, enjoy!  LITS*! 
 
Thank you so much for stopping by the Playhouse. Special thanks to you if you take the time to leave a comment or join as a follower!
 

*Life Is Too Short!
 








37 comments:

Amanda said...

Gorgeous card, love the spring colours. Wish it felt like spring too lol. Silence n our house is rarer than hens teeth according to my hubbie, I am not even quiet when asleep lol. Hugs, Amanda x

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Love your spring card,
wauuu
hugs Tamara

Linda said...

Beautiful card. Hope all went well at the dentist.

Tracey McNeely said...

You do realize because I laugh so hard at your posts I have to keep re-reading them and then I go to comment on the beautiful card and need to go back up to look again because I was laughing so hard at your post! You follow? Your card is really beautiful, love those spring colours!

wienerhoneymooners said...

Love this post, and the stickers are really cool! I don't have any stickers this nice...

Carole said...

You are a hoot, and your card is fantastic. I loved the chevron basket yesterday and I look forward to the tute. "Arthur I Tis" is messing with my fingers but won't stop me. Hugs C

JD said...

Beautiful, Beautiful card..I have to be honest and admit to the fact, that when I first saw your card I thought you had stamped it and spend hours water coloring your flowers...
Didn't know that they made stickers that pretty.

Geri said...

OMG! You 'totally' captured the hair toss thing! Conjured up the most vivid pic of the young teens I saw prancing around the malls in Calgary, dressed like they could be dancin' girls in Vegas! Where are their mommas?

Man, am I getting old or what???

Beautiful card, regardless who you chose to be the 'stickee'. Love the ribbon too.

Hope you had a lovely time trying to make conversation with your dentist while harboring a rather large potato type masher in your mouth. Why don't they get it?

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Beautiful! Great image and I love what you did with the paper clip (and that it's that bright lime green!)

Redanne said...

Oh I felt that hair flick all the way over here! Thanks for the hug too, I keep praying this snow will go away soon but it keeps coming back...

That PB sticker on your lovely card is stunning - love it, love your card. Hope the visit to the Dentist went well. Big hugs, Annie xx

Karen B said...

Having just spat out a mouthful of hair (which I got cause I was jumoing up and down....) my heart skipped a beat. Your card is gorgeous Dippy - don't care if it's a stickeroo or whatever......it's lovely. I really like these PB stickers but don't see them much anymore and I'm sorry to say I've not heard of SRM over here in the UK; so will have to go exploring.....a bit like your dentist! Don't envy him one bit....hehe! lol
Hugs.

Karendipity xxx

Skye said...

A beautiful card. Love the pretty spring colours. I like your use of the clip.

Sue - said...

That is such a pretty card. Hope you get on OK at the dentist.

Sue - bearhouse said...

I know I have said it before Darnell, but your posts always cheer me up! I also love to read all the wonderful comments made by your buddies.
Your card is gorgeous. I have never seen such a beautiful sticker and I love the way you added the ribbon.
Sue xx

cindyleebeedesigns.com said...

Add me to the huge admirers of this card- I am also trying to use my stash- it makes me happy when I do! The ribbon through the clippie is so clever;)

cm said...

Hi Darnell - first time commentor on your site, but an long time (quiet, but enthralled) admirer. Silence is broken, however, because the combination of your stunning card and your yet another rolling on the floor laughing at your posts compelled me to leave you a note. Cards - gorgeous, creative, inspiring, eye-catching. Your posts - I'll echo the comments of your many fans - day-brightening, smile-making, engaging. Hope you don't mind I've 'spoken up' but you're such a gem, I simply had to add my voice to the masses! Thank you for...well, being you. Love the hair toss image!!

Harriet Skelly said...

I love PB stickers - these are gorgeous. The first time I used them on a card with no stamping I felt like I was cheating!! Thank you so much for playing with us at ATCAS!!

Carol L said...

Your card is incredibly stunning in it's simplicity and color! I love the clip with the ribbon!! Gorgeous!!

Joyce said...

This is like a breath of fresh, springy air.

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Pretty , pretty card! I didn't know there were such stickers!!

You crack me up! LOVE reading your posts! Especially this one, because I'm a hygienist!

Bobby said...

Who knew you could make a beautiful card using a sticker? Wait! Darnell could, that's who.

Emily Keaton said...

This is stunning, Darnell!! I just adore this sweet card. :)

Kim Heggins said...

Fabulous card Darnell and I hope your jewelry store is as clean as a whistle! so much fun to go to the dentist, not! Your card is just as pretty as spring, once it decides to arrive. See you soon.

Kelly Griglione said...

What a great feeling to shop your stash, especially when you come away with such a wonderful card as this! Love the "twist & clip" on your ribbon. I don't think I've seen stickers as big and detailed as this before. So glad you joined the CASual Fridays Challenge this week, Darnell!

mypapercraftworld said...

So delightful and spring like ... it had to take your head and hands to make something sooo stunning with those 'simple' ingredients! Hope your dentist is a dish ... if you can't talk you can look ... and it helps all that quiet time pass nice and quickly! Anita :)

Bonnie said...

A beautiful sticker and card! Love the ribbon treatment!

maria f. said...

OK, I was going to praise your watercoloring skills up and down... way to go Penny Black! But this definitely inspires me. Let's hear it for using up stash. And adding that ribbon - poifect.

shirley-bee said...

Wow, Darnell, I love this one! I like how the ribbon is caught in the clips, and the sticker is gorgeous! Enjoy the dental spring clean.

Zippy said...

Beautiful card, just love it. Hope everything went ok at the dentist xx

Jenny said...

Thanks for the springtime reminder, I was beginning to forget what the season was!!! Our snow has gone here but the cold easterly wind remains :0(
Beautiful card, love the pastels in the flowers :0)
Jenny x

Barb King said...

I love those tulips, and that SU ribbon, very pretty!

AJ said...

such a pretty card!! thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Angie Tieman said...

What a beautiful card! Amazing what you created with the 3 simple ingredients! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays this week!

Barb M said...

i actually gasped on sight on this beauty...stunning!

Jean said...

Love that sticker ~ of course, what's not to love about Penny Black? The ribbon and clip finish it off perfectly!

Cazro said...

What a stunner you have made from your 3 elements. I love it. A true card for spring. Thanks for playing along with us at Addicted to CAS. Caz

The Crafty Laydee said...

Gorgeous Darnell-simply gorgeous ! I love it !Sorry,i am a bit behind on posting-just catching up with a coffee and drooling over your pretty creations(BTW this would make a beautiful framed picure you know)Hugs,Nessa :) xx