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 25, 2013

Papertrey March Blog Hop Challenge ~ Sequins Pixie's Crafty Snippets; Last Moxie Fab Chevron

Happy Monday!

Happy March Papertrey Ink (PTI) Blog HoP!

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For this monthly all-day challenge using PTI products, our inspiration challenge is sequins.
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Nichole:  "Sequins are popping up everywhere on paper crafting projects and now's your chance to try out this new trend!  With the variety of colors and shapes available, the sky is the limit with the creative possibilities!  Use them to accent the centers of flowers, add them as borders, fill shakers, or create random splashes of sparkle."
 
I made you this Easter basket:
 
 
For my card, still playing with the last of my initial die cut chevron snippets strips, I nestled them into a faux basket weave pattern.  In the spot between the points, I glued a tiny paper dot punched from a snippet of Bazzill gray paper. 

The last in my chevron series, it seems fitting that I add this to the fabtastical Moxie Fab World: The Chevron Challenge.  Cath has so many awesome challenges on the site right now, some of them closing on 04/01/13, so hurry over and join in!
 
If you're a regular reader, you'll know that the use of the word "snippets" means I'm also joining in with Di and the other crafty crafters at Pixie's Crafty Snippets Playground.  This is week 65 and I do hope you can join in!!
 
 
To fill my basket for Easter, I used the PTI "Scrambled Eggs" die and stamp set to make my eggs, which are cut from a shiney scrap of lightly metallic paper, then stamped with color.  They are shimmier and prettier in real life.  I finished them off with sequins I've had in a little container for several years.  They were so happy to be used on a card!
 
 
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And I am so happy to see that we have new friends!  Please take a few minutes to go and introduce yourselves to Cyndie Reis of Reis's Pieces of Paper and Maarit N. Persson of Violet's Corner!  It's always delightful to meet new friends and have new inspiration available to us on the tips of our fingers and eyes.  Thank you so much, ladies, and welcome!!
 
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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!
 
Paper:  PTI white; SU! DP;
  Bazzill gray; unknown shimmer
Stamps:  PTI "Scramble Eggs"
Ink:  SU! rose red
Dies:  MFT chevron; PTI egg
Sequins from stash
 
 
 

47 comments:

paperella said...

Wow, this is super creative! What an amazing way to weave the chevron strips!

laughadaisy said...

Darnell, this is such an adorable card! I love how you used the sequins, but I really love your chevron basket - so clever! Beautifully done. ;-)

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Oh my! I thought I was on Kelly's blog Notable Nest when I saw the detail on this card!Whatever possessed you to put those little dots on that basket was GENIUS, as was he overlapping of the chevrons. WOW!

Redanne said...

How clever of you Darnell, to use the chevrons as a faux basket weave! I have to agree with Ardyth, the way you used those dots is genius. Love your fabulous card! Hugs, Annie xx

Sue - said...

Love the woven basket. What a super way of using your snippets.

Tracey McNeely said...

Darnell the sequins on the eggs are just fantastic. I love your funky squares and the shimmering eggs!

Kristie Goulet said...

Perfection Darnell! I love this Easter basket and the beautifully decorated eggs. :)

Carol said...

Really adorable card!

Kelly Griglione said...

Darnell, I am still studying your basket ... that is so cool!! LOVE, love, love that you have tiny dots in the gaps!! So impressed! I think you should make a card with just that. Well, maybe if you have a spare 4-5 hours : )

Leigh said...

This is so cool! I love how you added the sequins to the eggs and that basket looks amazing!

Rosemary said...

really fun card, darnell... love the sequins on the eggs!

Loll Thompson said...

Your woven basket is so pretty, bright and cheerful. Love the addition of sequins to decorate the eggs. Loll xx

maria f. said...

Your Kelly G. is surfacing! What patience. What steady hands. Now you have to make another of these sparkly beauties for twinkie #2.

Geri said...

Vavoom kaboom wow! Your chevron woven basket it absolutely the most creative and prettiest basket that I have seen in all the Easter creations that have been hopping up everywhere! The grey dots rock!

The Easter eggs truly are dashing all glammed up with their blingy sequins!

You rock girlee!

Rema said...

What an awesome idea! Love the chevron stripes and the way you incorporated them.....

Joyce Casaldi said...

Eggstavagant!

Emily Keaton said...

What a delightful and colorful basket of eggs, Darnell!

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is wonderful Darnell. I really love the way used that chevron die. The colours are gorgeous and I love the Easter Eggs.
Sue xx

Kelly S. said...

Oh this is an AWESOME use of those chevron die cut pieces, Darnell! Love the bling "woven" in between. Your use of sequins to decorate the eggs is perfect! The colors are so happy and make me yearn for spring even more...I can't take another grey day! I'll just have to stop by and visit this colorful creation if we have another cloudy day tomorrow :)

mypapercraftworld said...

Goodness, Darnell, this is sooo creative with the basket weaving chevrons ... totally inspired! Lovely sequined blingy eggs too! Anita :)

artful-notions said...

My goodness, I love your basket weave! It's perfection. And those Easter eggs, pure delight!Lovely in every way.

Lynne said...

What an adorable card. Love the chevron pieces used as a basket - so original. What an awesome easter surprise.

Jenny said...

Thats a crafty way to weave a basket...so colourful too :0)

Joyce said...

I love your chevron basket weave. And, those sequined eggs--just da bomb!

Jacquie Southas said...

Well I came to look at sequins and am leaving to pull out my chevron border dies! Will definitely be playing with them later - fun card and the sequins are perfect on your decorated eggs!

Kim Heggins said...

Wow! Darnell, this is off the charts fabulous...so many sequins and so sweet and festive for Easter. Love it.

Kara said...

beautiful and so unique!!

Linda Nicholson said...

Love the Easter eggs and adore the clever use of the chevron die! Just a beautiful card all around!

Linda

MaryH said...

Just awesome. Looks like a lotta work on the chevrons...but what a glorious look. Must check out the egg die too. Hope the busy-ness is easing up so we can get back to visitin' again. I will check in on your new visitors too...I always enjoy the blogs you recommend! Nice to get plenty of inspiration. TFS & Hugs

Tenia Nelson said...

Very very cool!!!

Sue W said...

Oh my such detail!!!! Amazing!

Sue W said...

Ooops meant to say Sue is my name and Tillymint is the name my dear MIL gave me many years ago :)

Kristii said...

Way fun!!! I love all the colors and the design is fabulous!

My Paper Epiphany said...

WOW!!!!!! So creative, colourful, ingenious!

Jean said...

What a fantastic idea to weave the strips together ~ cannot wait to try it! Love your pretty sequined eggs ~ a gorgeous Easter card!!!

Di said...

Oh my word Darnell - how long did this beauty take you to make then? I love the basket effect and then when I enlarged for a closer peek almost keeled over at the precision and all that work! BEAUTIFUL my friend! Lovin' those eggs too - grin, I have some sequins from an age ago too. Can send you them - they might like a little trip :)) Joke!

Hugs, Di xx

shirley-bee said...

Wow, I love how you've created your basket, and I'm in awe of your little grey cells. I mean dots. All in the right place. That blue egg looks like it's been batik dyed. Cool!

Cathy said...

WOW Darnell, such intricate work!! Your card is amazing Cathy x

Carol L said...

Now that's the kind of Easter basket I can relate to! Non-caloric and non-fattening, no sugar added! It's still sweet as can be with all that delicious detail work! NJ!

Michelle said...

Darnell, how on earth did you position those little dots so perfectly??? And where did you get the idea to place the chevrons like this? You are a GENIUS. I love it! :-)

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

BRILLIANT snippets make. xxx

butlersabroad said...

Hey, I know some gal called Darnell who was WAY too much time on her hands!! Seriously, how long did this take you??!! Love the schimmery eggs. And sequins, don't get me started. My cousin did ballroom dancing as a girl, I remember the hours and hours and hours and.... sewing sequins on to her dresses. It's probably why I hate sewing so much!

Hugs
Brenda

Bonnie said...

What a great way to use those chevrons! Love this basket with the tiny dots and sequined Easter eggs!

Marybeth said...

Wow! Not sure how you created this but it's amazing! Beautiful way to use sequins . I have to take another peek at how you made this one....wow!

Bobby said...

What a perfectly scrumptious Easter basket. I guess it pays to play around with left over cuts. ;)

Hettie said...

What a cute card. I have shamefully made no Easter cards this year!! It still feels like the middle of winter!!
xx

Cath said...

Hey Darnell! Thanks for linking this up to the Chevron Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)