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!

May 4, 2013

CASology Week 42 - CARE

Hope you're having a most satisfying Saturday!
 
I'm off to tend to some gardening, but first I have a card for this week's CASology challenge, where the cue card word is "care."
 
 
I've been enjoying some mulling wine time, thinking about what my card would look like.  I decided I wanted to put a dog or a cat or some animal on it, because these critters look to humans for all their care.  I have several fitting critter stamps, but when I was looking through them, I remembered I had this sweet little stamp in my "teddy bears" container, and so, my card:

I took my picture outside, which washed out the white card base a wee bit.  IRL, the paper pieced white apron and the bandages on Bear really stand out against the white frame of the card base.
 
The sentiment is heat embossed with a cool blue and gold embossing powder that I've had for ages.  I've had the stamp for ages, too.  (I know, I'm supposed to be using the virgin stuff, but the old stuff just worked so well for my idea.)  In this shot, you can also make out that I used a Sakura clear star gel pen on the polka dots on the dress and bow and I put Glossy Accents on her shoes. 
 
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You are lucky today!  You are here just in time to welcome our latest friend, Sindhu, from trapped in craft!!!  Those are her three exclamation points; that's how much she loves this hobby!  And you will love visiting her that much, too.  Welcome, Sindhu, and thank you!
 
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Enjoy your day!  No, seriously, enjoy your day.  LITS*!  If you're in need of care, I hope you are receiving it.  If you are a care-giver, God bless you.

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, spring rain
Stamps:  2000 SU! unknown set
Ink:  SU! Midnight Muse
EP:  Blue Moire
Sakura Clear Star gel pen
Glossy Accents

47 comments:

Cathy said...

This is so cute Darnell, and so perfect for the challenge! I love everything about it :) Cathy x

shirley-bee said...

This is fabulous, Darnell! I love the white paper-piecing, it stands out so well against the blue. Reminds me of an old-fashioned illustration. Pinning, case-ing (as soon as I buy a similar stamp!)

jimlynn said...

Super cute and I love all the blue!
Lynn

Tracey McNeely said...

Sweet sweet image Darnell! Every little girl cares for her teddy. Thank you so much for sharing with us this week at CASology!

Maureen Merritt said...

Aw, this is perfect. I love the pops of white. Thanks for playing along at CASology this week.

Denise Price said...

What an adorable stamp! Love how you added the touches of white.

JD/ Jill said...

This is so sweet! TFS...

Skye said...

Such a very sweet card. The image is just perfect for the cue.

Bonnie said...

Awh, Darnell, this is the sweetest image and perfect to show care! I love the bits of white and they do pop out against the blue!

cm said...

Your card is absolutely darling! Perfect for the CARE challenge; heck, perfect for anything! Amazing what some good 'mulling' *wine* can lead to! Love it! I'm still working on my homework that's a combination of what I want to do, combined with a few other 'players.' Have a wonderful Saturday evening; I'm off to admire your card for a bit longer!
c

Maudieroff Roffey said...

What a cute card - lovely colours. I dont have any stamps with "people" in them - mostly floral/butterfly types...
maybe I'll grow and embrace the different genre's ... Mxx

Bobby said...

You just have the perfect stamp for every occasion. This is so sweet and shows care in a great way.

Sindhu said...

This is sooo sweet of you Darnell.
.. Thanks for mentionong me. :)

your card is a darling! The image is so adorable..

joy said...

Adorable card! Love the blue and white!

Michelle said...

Darnell, I absolutely adore this card! That image is super sweet and the paper-piecing is perfect! Scrumptious!

Kelly Griglione said...

Oh this is perfect for "care!" Love how you use an older stamp in a fresh, current way! Your subtle coloring is so very effective. Love this, Darnell!

Rosemary said...

wonderful take on the cue word, darnell... i love how you paper pieced only the apron and bandages! thanks so much for playing along with CASology this week!

Tenia Nelson said...

So so cute!!

Lisa said...

Darnell this is precious!! What a sweet sweet image ;)

karen m said...

Your card is so sweet Darnell - I adore that image - hugs xx

Vicky Hayes said...

This is perfect for 'Care' Darnell! I love it because it reminds me of playing hospitals with my three children - we'd make lego beds and fill them with accident-prone barbies and action men! Vicky x

Di said...

Aw Darnell, this is lovely. We're never too old for a teddy bear :)

Hugs, Di xx

Suze Bain said...

What a great card Darnell. Fab image and sentiment and I'm v. impressed with your tiny paper piecing. Xx

Sue - bearhouse said...

Gorgeous card Darnell. The image is delightful. I love the paper peiced bandages and the embossed sentiment looks wonderful
Sue xx

Redanne said...

Hi Darnell, what a fabulous image! I love how you stamped on the cool blue and then paper pieced - it looks wonderful against the white edge of your card. This card is an absolute delight and I LOVE it! Hugs, Annie xx

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Love the pops of white on the blue and the sparkly snetiment! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CASology this week!

Hannelie said...

That image just says it all!
LOVE!

Carol L said...

Another great take on the "care" challenge! Who to take better care of your injured teddy bear than a make-pretend nurse?! Adorable card, with great blue embossing too!

Judy1223 said...

Darnell, I love the blue and white combo this week...and such great touches of sparkle, too! An adorable card, for sure! Thanks for joining us at CASology this week!

Nonni said...

What a darling card! Love all the details.

Jenny said...

I have been catching up with your lovely makes over the last week Darnell and you've been busy with your class homework I see :0)
This card is such a reminder of childhood stories and there wonderful illustrations.... Love how you paper pieced the white bits, yay for using older stamps too :0)
Jenny x

lostinpaper said...

Stunning and sooo pinned Darnell, I adore it!

Jean said...

Super, super sweet ~ love this image and how you paper pieced it ~ perfect for the challenge!

Karren said...

Love what you've done with this card, Darnell. The white really pops on this gorgeous image.

Kim S said...

I like your old stamps...you make them so fresh and new! The pops of white are such a charming addition!

Happy Dance said...

Congrats on the HM for this card over at CASology! Yippee! I knew this was a great card! Woohoo. Bev

stampwithsandy said...

I absolutely love this card, Darnell! What an adorable image! I love that you stamped blue on blue, and the bits of white are just perfect. Oh, and congrats on your win at CASology!

cm said...

Arm pump, happy dance CONGRATS on your HM at CASology! Way to go!! Yayyyy!!!
c

mypapercraftworld said...

Congratulations, Darnell on the HM at CASology ... such a fabulous choice! Anita :)

Barb Ghig said...

This is such a sweet card! I love your paper piecing and embossed sentiment! Congrats on receiving HM at CASology!

cindyleebeedesigns.com said...

Congrats on a fabulous win at CASology!! The paper piercing is so cool with such a pretty image;)))

Bobby said...

I just KNEW this card was a winner. Congrats!

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Love this sweet image, your card is beautiful. The paper piecing required fancy cutting but very effective in popping out the colour. The glossy accents on the shows is a great touch. Thanks for your wonderful comments at my blog, they are appreciated. Have a great day and enjoy your wine, Shirleyx (from Shirley in Wonderland, I don't like my Blog name so much, maybe I should change it? )

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

I mean glossy accents on the shoes..... cheers, Shirleyx

Hannelie said...

Congrats on the HM Darnell!

Carole said...

How did I miss this??? The image is adorable and so well done.I love the white bandages and embossing. I think for awhile every card I did I used the sakura gel pen on. Congratulations on the well deserved win.

jintyoo7 said...

Fabulous card, love the touches of white on blue!