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 26, 2013

CFC #106; NBUS #12; PIXIE'S #78 ~ Over The Edge

Oh, hello there!

It's been a busy week.  I've missed a couple of favorite challenges and I've not visited as much as I had hoped, but earlier tonight I made a card for a different couple of challenges and it was all good.
 
I started writing my post, but I got distracted (was that Spike just ran by?).  I came back to the computer and read a few emails and then I got caught up in the Cobweb and started surfing and before long I ended up at this week's CAS-ual Fridays challenge, which is "Over The Edge."
CFC106
Well, that would certainly be a fun challenge to sink one's teeth into, I thought, la de dah, what?  It ends when?  I scurried out to the Playhouse and sat for a few minutes in the middle of the room connoitering.  Usually people reconnoiter, which I never understood because as far as I could tell they skipped clean over the connoiter part.  I mean, things don't reoccur until after they've occurred.  Don't get me restarted.
 
I began flipping through my dies looking for something NBUS (never-before-used-schtuff) and, considering most of them are NBUS, it didn't take me long to find just the thing for this challenge.  I also used a NBUS sediment.


I cut the Memory Box die twice, once with red paper and once with kraft paper.  I filled the negative kraft cut with the hearts from the red cut by placing them on a piece of regular tape.  The hearts were then attached to the card base and I cut along the border in a couple of areas that were deeply intended.

I heart this simple CAS card.  Oh, I guess that's redundant, or rather, dundant.  You see what I go through up in here?!

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I just realized that I've also used a snippet (red paper), so I finally get to run over to the playground and join my pal's at Pixie's Crafty Snippets Playground!  It's open all year 'round; all you have to do to join is use up some of your scraps (snippets)!
 
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I'm thrilled to introduce you to our newest friend, Jacquie Southas of What Did I Do Today?!   I just love that blog name!  Jacquie's card art is really terrific and I promise you'll find inspiration when you visit her site to say hello!  Thank you, Jacquie, and welcome!
 
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I'll be back tomorrow with what I was working on before I went over the edge.  Enjoy the rest of your evening or your new day if you are just waking up!  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 kraft; SU! real read
Stamp:  The Alley Way Stamps "Mad Gab"
Ink:  Versafine onyx black
Die:  Memory Box "Twisted Heart"

43 comments:

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Fantastic card, love all red hearts on the edge,
hugs Tamara

Sue - said...

Thank you Darnell for your lovely comment on my card. Yours is super. Love the bright red against the kraft. Great anniversary or Valentine's card.

shirley-bee said...

You, over the edge??

Fabulous card - I love the Kraft-lined hearts.

Cathy said...

Over the edge and over the top I see! Haha, fabulous card Darnell, as always! :) Cathy x

Tyra Babington said...

love this card!!

Jessi Fogan said...

omg, this is fabulousness! Love the inlaid die cuts, and the perfect amount of red :) I heart it too!
I think I'm going to start referring to it as the Cobweb also, because once you get on there, and the longer you're there, the more stuck you get! lol

Vicky Hayes said...

Wow! That's a romantical humdinger Darnell! I love the red and gold hearts that just couldn't be contained on the card and went bursting out! Totally agree about connoitering... Vicky x

stampwithsandy said...

Oh my gosh I heart this card too, Darnell! Love the hearts spilling over the edge. Great card!

Karen M said...

I love your heart card Darnell it's totally gorgeous:) I also have this die and its a nbus for me too! The craft with red is a wonderful combo too - hugs xx

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

I heart how the red pops on that kraft! Great card!

Skye said...

Fabulous card. Kraft and red are a make a great combination. The inlaid hearts are inspired,

Brenda said...

Wow, I love, love this card!!!

Kara Lynne said...

Perfect over the edge card!! I heart it!

jimlynn said...

Super cute with all those hearts over the edge!! Love it.
Lynn

paperella said...

This card is the perfect mix of clean and simple with fun and cute! Really lovely! Thanks for joining us this week at CAS-ual Fridays :)

Lisa said...

I've always loved red and kraft together and i love what you've done with them here!! I spy a winner ;)

scrappymo! said...

Racing out the door to aquafit but wanted to say what a lovely card this is...that MB die lloks fab cut this way and mounted off the card edge...will stop back tonight to read the printer survey results...thanks so much for gathering this valuable info...I so want to start doing some digital images but need that info to start...
Crafty hugs
Maureen

Jingle said...

This is totally cute! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at CAS-ual Fridays!

Sylvia Blum said...

Beautiful and sweet! Love kraft and red together :)
Thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays
Sylvia xx

Karen B said...

Oh Dippy this is gor-jussssssssss! Just love it so much. Stunningly simple and CAS.

Hugs.

Karendipity x

Bobby said...

I love this. I was originally going to do hearts for my "over the edge" and then changed my mind to work in another challenge. Maybe I should have stuck with hearts.

janelle said...

Beautiful card! Love the simple yet striking color combo.

Valerie said...

Simply stunning Darnell, definitely one to Pin!
Val x

Greta said...

So creative & eye-catching! Are you selling your luck--LOL! 2 PTI wins in a row--how excited you must be! PS--Sure, you can just type Great--you're not the only one who does that--now if I could just live up to it--LOL!

cm said...

Love your post and, of course, your hearts-over-the edge, kraft + red winning combination! Eye-candy indeed! I've toppled over the edge this past week, too - and trying to hang on by my fingertips! Coming to see what treats you've shared is always the best therapy around! Thanks for keeping us all entertained, enlightened and encouraged!
c

Barb Murphy said...

yuppers...this is just plain fabulous!!!

Kim S said...

What a fabulous card with hearts bursting out all over!!

Sharron said...

Fabby card--love the red on kraft! And great way to create something over the edge! Congrats on your PTI win too!

Bonnie said...

What a lovely trip over the edge, Darnell! Sweet!

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

I love, love, love this card! Fabulous!!!!!

Loll Thompson said...

Fabulous design Dolly. Love the red and kraft together! Lolly xx

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Your connoitering came up trumps here Darnell!

Hugs
Sarn xxx

mypapercraftworld said...

All those lovely NBUS red hearts tipping out over the kraft edge ... totally delicious, Darnell, sheer CAS delight! Anita :)

Di said...

Fabulous card Darnell - love all those delicious hearts, a beautiful design.

No Spike here - we think (s)he might have a litter of of babies hidden away somewhere so she's not venturing far right now :)

Hugs, Di xx

wienerhoneymooners said...

Super cute tower of love~!

Carol Cel said...

great card -- love the CAS look of it, but I know it took some work.
Also, interesting thoughts about the English language going on over in the Playhouse! You and my husband would have a great conversation -- except his ponderings are more about the spellings of words!

Hettie said...

Aw what a cutie there. I heart you too Honey.
xx

Kim Heggins said...

Oh my this is just beautiful...I am in love with your over the edge hearts, so sweet.

Dianne said...

You so funny, this card is fabulous, brilliant use if the die cut the red looks fabulous inside, thanks for sharing and the giggles..Don't go to far over that edge LOL..

cindyleebeedesigns.com said...

Wow, this is so neat! How clever to use the red inside the kraft die cut. Such a bold CAS design!

JD/ Jill said...

Really creative...like it a lot!

Tracey McNeely said...

Another fabulous card Darnell, how could ii have missed this fabulous edgey card!

Joyce said...

CAS perfection in this card. I love how you did that border along the edge. It looks a bit magic to me.