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 16, 2013

DD#52 ~ Happy Anniversary!

Hello on this tremendous Thursday!
 
I don't do a lot of aerobic exercises, I'm not gonna lie.  But, holy steaming biscuits and beach balls, do I ever get my blood pumping by entering challenges at the eleventeenth hour!  Whoa!
 
So, no time for chitty-chatty today.  I only have time to say my very warmest Happy First Anniversary wishes to the uberastically talented Lesley Croghan and the ladies at Dynamic Duos!  In celebration, we were asked to pick a past color challenge of our choice.

I picked this one:


and I made this anniversary card:



It's hard to heat emboss silver onto dark card stock without splatter, so I thought it might be a good idea to smack the handle of my silver Smooches brush to make it look like the splatters were there on porpoise.  And how'd that work out for me? 
 
S'okay, I don't have time to start over and I really did not want to miss this chance to tell the ladies how much I have enjoyed this fun and challenging color challenge this year and I wish Lesley and the gang many, many more anniverseries!!
 
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Must dash to get this in.  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 soft stone; SU! midnight muse and
  silver glitter
Stamps:  Holly Pond Hill H13035 "Morning Kiss"
  Hero Arts C2763 "Happy Anniversary"
Ink:  Stampa Rosa detail silver EP; Smooches
Corner Chomper

35 comments:

Happy Dance said...

The smoochie splatters work mighty nice! Very sweet card Darnell. Love Mr. and Mrs. Bunny. Great color choice from DD. Love it girly girl! Bev

Sue - said...

Love the bunnies and the splatters look good too!

Lisa said...

What a CUTE stamp Darnell! your card is splendid and the splatters look like the were meant to be!!

Jessi Fogan said...

The splatters are the perfect camo! I'm going to use that trick on everything :) What a super cute image (to make up for the 'steaming biscuits' image from the beginning, lol)

Tracey McNeely said...

Super sweet anniversary card Darnell. Loe that duo! Thank you so much for sharing with us this week at Dynamic Duos!

Kim M said...

Love the colour combo and the spatters work perfectly! I just got caught up on your recent posts and I have to say, Darnell, you crack me up! I also, LOVE those earrings! I bet I could make those. :-)

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Love it,
love the combination
happy anniversary
hugs Tamara

Deborah Frings said...

Super sweet anniversary card! I love the spatter of silver - looks real!!

Sue - bearhouse said...

Gorgeous card. I love that cute image, the silver looks wonderful on he midnight blue and your 'on porpoise' splatters look wonderful
Sue xx

Redanne said...

Well, like everyone else, I love those splatters, they do look like you meant to put them there. That blue background really makes the embossing pop too - love it! Hugs, Annie x

Craftychris said...

ooh this is so sweet and I love the splatters! xx

Michelle said...

Hahaha! Darnell, even when your blood is pumping with the last minute entry, you find the time to be funny! I love this card. I love the idea of using disguising splatters. Your splatters almost worked perfectly! And they look like stars twinkling - it's a magical kiss. There is only one dot out of place (and most wouldn't notice it). ;-)

Annette said...

what an awesome card.. great embossing..

Aileen said...

Fabby colour duo and love your sweet anniversary mices. x

jimlynn said...

Beautiful colors together and love your precious card! I like all the splatters on here and will have to remember this little "trick"! CUTE image and a great card!
Lynn

Carole said...

You always seem to have just the perfect stamp to meet any challenge posted. This is too perfect. Delightful and darling.

Carol L said...

Those kissing bunnies are oblivious to the silver splatters, but I like the way they look on your card! NJ!

Bobby said...

Splotches are in and if you didn't tell, we would have thought you were right on trend. Love the bunnies. They remind me of my Mom and Dad.

Susan said...

You have the most unusual stamps! I like how you added the smooches blobs. I rarely ever emboss on dark colors because I always make a mess.

Joyce said...

Great card. That silver looks fantastic against the blue, and the silver smooch is a great trick.

MaryH said...

Sparkling card to celebrate a sweet anniversary. Liked your image that you chose, and using the smooch drops to add texture to the places not intended for embossing, great idea. I'll file that one away! I love all these neat tips. Loved the card, and thanks for your kind comment. Hope your family is having a grand time at DC. There's so much to see, great place to take youngsters. I'm sure your two littles will be very mannerly....you're correct...it is a parents' thing. I'm still blaming Dr. Spock for all this lack of discipline! TFS Hugs

Kim Heggins said...

So sweet Darnell and yes I can just see you now in your tights and leotards, leg warmers and head band and rocking out. Such a fun picture, right?

cm said...

Sweet card, and what a wonderful anniversary wish to the DD team. I, alas, in my crazed frenzy of getting ready to travel to see my husband's family this weekend, fell short in making a card. Drat! Yours is fantastic - and those splatters = perfect!
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Indy said...

Love the colors! As for the splashes, they look great!

Lesley said...

I never emboss because I always smudge it or get "spots" everywhere...what a cleaver idea you've had here...(yes, I like to say words in a fun way too...from time to time *wink*). Your card is wonderful Darnell and I appreciate your support so much!!
Hugs!
Lesley

Anne Marie Hile said...
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Anne Marie Hile said...

Fabulous, Darnell! I always get some "splatter" when I try to emboss, too. You made it look effortless and the end result is awesome as always. Thanks for supporting our Dynamic Duos challenge! I always look forward to your fun creations! :)

Karen B said...

Super cute anniversary card Dippy. Love your splatters!

Hugs.

Karendipity x

karen m said...

Such a sweet card Darnell - I love that cute image! Thankyou for your kind comments on my blog today - once again you made me smile:) Have a great weekend - hugs xx

Geri said...

Last minute Splash and Dash was a huge success! Love your ability to 'save' a project! Splatter looks beautiful on the blue!

Bonnie said...

Aren't splatters wonderful for hiding boo boos! I hadn't tried to splatter with the metallics so I'm really glad to see how good it looks! Fabulous card, Darnell!

mypapercraftworld said...

The accidentally-on-purpose splattering works a treat here, Darnell ... such a cute image in that luscious silver on blue! Anita:)

JD/ Jill said...

Cute card! Great card for the colors and for the special dynamic duo anniversary...love that challenge!

butlersabroad said...

Ah Miss D, lucky for you I've been too busy to blog hop this week, apart from a bit during WOYWW, otherwise I would have already seen this uber cute card, not knowing it was winging it's way Eastward to me anyhow! Your smoochy spots are perfect, I thought they were embossed bits, and what better thing to put on an anniversary card than smooches!!

Many hugs
Brenda and Andrew

Barb Murphy said...

what a gorgeous shade of blue!!! i love the sweet embossed image...reminds me of the beatrix potter cups we each had as kids. sweet memories!