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!

June 10, 2013

CFC #104; Merry Monday #66 ~ Peace Joy Love

Hi Dearlings,
I'm back with a quick second post today.  I have a long list of things I should be doing, but just curious, I real quick opened Always Playing With Paper, the extraordinary site hosted by the super-talented Lesley, to see what the "Merry Monday" sketch is this week and shazambam and oh, snap, a card instantly formed in zee weddle gray cells. 
But, first, the fantastic sketch for your carding enjoyment:


And walla, my take:


The new product for this card is the sediment.  It is from a Technique Tuesday stamp set.  Some of the images in the set I've used before, but not this one.  This card was EZPZ, QACAS fun!!  And bonus, it's nice and flat for mailing, too. 
I'm delighted to finally be playing on a regular basis with these Merry Monday sketches, which are amazing for launching ideas for you to start your Christmas card stash!  I hope you join in!!  For me, this is my third Christmas card done and the third product used from my never-before-used-schtuff (NBUS) lurking in the Playhouse.  Check and check.
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As in my earlier post today, I'm also entering this card in the "Banners and Flags" challenge at CAS-ual Fridays, where the generous sponsor this week is ellenhutson.com. 
CFC104
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Enjoy your day!   No, seriously, enjoy.  LITS*! 
And 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 pine feather, white
Stamp:  Large tree, SU!; small tree unmarked;
  sediment, Technique Tuesday
Ink:  PTI pine feather; SU! handsome hunter,
  cherry cobbler; marker:  SU! cherry cobbler
Dies:  Simon Says "Folded Banner";
  DieNamics, Fishtail Flags
Sequins from stash

32 comments:

cm said...

A headstart on Christmas, using new schtuff, and following a delightful layout = one impressive card! EZPZ and LVLY!! Thank you ever so much for commenting on my telescoping card! Sparkles added to my day!! Love receiving your always encouraging, always warm, always spirit-lifting comments!!
c

Lisa said...

The pine tress were the perfect idea Darnell! LOVELY card ;)

Kristie Goulet said...

Great card, Darnell! I just finished up my card for this challenge, it will be posted tomorrow. ;) I used trees too!

Valerie said...

Fab take on the sketch Darnell, a simply elegant Xmas card:)
Val x

Tracey McNeely said...

Beautiful card Darnell. Love the tall pines.

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Fabulous card,
love pines,
hugs Tamara

Sue - bearhouse said...

WOW! This is stunning Darnell. The trees looks magnificent. I love that sediment and wonderful banner die.
Sue xx

jimlynn said...

Fantastic card and like you said, an easy mailer too! Love the tree images and that sentiment on the banner is WOW!!!
Lynn

Denise Price said...

Super card! I love the sequins and clean design.

Carol L said...

I'm impressed with your take on the challenge!! You made it your own, and it's beautiful!!

Bonnie said...

That middle tree was the one I was using! I was trying to do them all on the same piece of cardstock. Why couldn't I have thought to separate them. Anyway, DH will have a forest scene with geese flying overhead for Father's Day. All is not lost. Love that banner!

Redanne said...

Hi Darnell, love your take on the sketch, it has made me want to have a go at it too. The trees are gorgeous and well done on making a head start on your Christmas cards. Loving those sequins too.... Hugs, Annie xx

Kara Lynne said...

Look at you with your checklist (which is different than a check list, that would just be a list of checks). Those trees and banners are fab and great job with the sentiment!

Bobby said...

Love it when an idea pops right away. Your popping produced a stellar card.

Loll Thompson said...

Hi Dolly. Congrats on adding another beautiful card to your Christmas card stash! I haven't started mine yet ... just not ready! I'm going to wait until Aug / Sept so that I can panic and go crazy for the last four months of the year --- why change traditions??!! Lolly xx

Joyce said...

What a beautiful Christmas card. Those trees are just gorgeous. I hear you are having lunch with Kim tomorrow--you lucky dog. Have fun and be sure to post some pictures.

Geri said...

Shazakabam (or whatever) is right! Awesome card - love the sequins. The banner sentiment is fabulous - does it come with a die or did you fussy cut it?

shirley-bee said...

Christmas in June? No can do!

Great way to use trees on the banners - ideal shape.

karen m said...

Beautiful card - I love this tree set and you have just reminded me that I have these stamps somewhere! I love the look of the 3 banners too - hugs xx

Mrs Harry said...

Lovely card with lovely trees Darnell. That banner sentiment is great too.

The Crafty Laydee said...

Great take on the sketch Darnell-love those images :)
I think years of making Christmas card orders has pickled my poor fuddled brain-so i no longer make them,but if i did i would so be in this challenge-what a great idea,you will have oodles of gorgeous creations ready when the time comes !
Nessa xx

Karen B said...

Love the sketch and adore your take on it Dippy. Very elegant and "flat" card! Not sure if you have the same poblems as us but our post office brought in a totally stupid (to us) ruling that normal postage rates only apply to flat envelopes and even if you've got a teeny, tiny pearl on your card the postage raises from about 30p to 95p..........ridiculous! I'm afraid only "special" people get dimensional cards nowadays.......... :o(

Hugs.

Karendipity xxx

Marybeth said...

What a great card! Love that it is easy to mail , good thing at Christmas time. Love the trees and your beautiful take on the sketch. Maybe that is where I will go for a challenge today! Never know what I want to do or make just know what I want to buy :)

Linda said...

What a great take on the Merry Monday card Darnell. Such a pretty
Christmas card.

Craftychris said...

Fab Christmas card - I really like those trees! xx

Sharron said...

Love the pines! This is such a lovely, elegant Christmas card. And a plus that it will be easy to mail!

Carole said...

Ya godda love when an idea connects with a sketch. Nicely done using my 3 favorite words.

Kim Heggins said...

So sorry to be late to the Christmas party...could not find a tree. You have three beautiful trees, your stamps have so much wonderful detail to them and your card is so pretty and very festive with the bits of sequins.

Notes by Nina said...

Fantastic card Darnell, what a great idea to use the trees. Love you take on the sketch. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday this week.

JD/ Jill said...

Great job with the sketch, and you've made a very pretty Christmas card. I should start joining this challenge so I don't wait till the last minute to make my Christmas cards. I have a few done so far this year, but I have many to make to reach my goal.

Kelly Griglione said...

Love this triptych Christmas card, great idea for a banner card! Love the sequins : ) Thanks again so much for playing in the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge!

Narelle Farrugia said...

Wow - this card has so much impact even though it's CAS! Lovely Christmas card Darnell! Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday this week!