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!

July 8, 2013

Oh, My Stars ~ 10MCD #21; NBUS #19

Another fresh week coming your way, led by the always provocative Monday! 
 
I think Paulina's 10 Minute Craft Dash is such a fun idea, but I sometimes have trouble coming up with mojo for the colors, so I was delighted to see that this time she had a "Stars!" theme.
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To play, visit Paulina's Pretty Pink Posh website.  It's a kick!  I had so much fun, I played TWICE! 
 
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My first card:

I used a Darice "Circle Interlock" embossing folder on both cards (NBUS), so I embossed two half-sheets from PTI white paper and set one aside for the second card. 
 
On this first card, the unknown DSP panel is a glossy white with pretty metallic silver stars, which was hard to capture in a photo graph.  I used the SU! word window punch and sediment and wrapped it up in a shiny silver ribbon.
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My second card:
The designer paper I used for this card is from DCWV and comes in a sheet with a large circle pattern and a sheet with a smaller matching pattern.  I made the panel from the smaller design and I punched just one matching circle out of the larger pattern.  The sediment is from PTI's "Glory Be" stamp set. 
 
I traced the star and the words with a Sakura "Clear Star" gel pen to shuzz it up a notch.

And that's two QACAS cards I hope you like!

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Before making my cards, in other wise, it was a lovely day.  We met the kids, safely home from their vacay, had lunch, and transferred the Dukester back to them.  He was so excited to see those twinklets!
 
Since our heat wave finally broke, I was also able to do some much-needed garden repair. The only things that love the heat are weeds, tomatoes, and, oh, yes, this George S. cone flower!
 
 
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Enjoy your day!  No, seriously, enjoy.  LITS*! 
 
Thank you for coming by to visit the Playhouse.  Special thanks to you if you take the time to leave a comment and/or join as a follower!
 
I just have to add how delighted I am for all my pals that Andy Murray won Wimbledon!!
 
 
*Life Is Too Short!   

34 comments:

Kathyk said...

FABBYLICIOUS cards Darnell, loving the colour of the second but both the colour and design of the first.

Hope you had a great weekend!

Kathyk

Carol L said...

That's amazing that you made TWO pretty cards in less than 10 minutes! Gee whillikers - it takes me 30 minutes to decide what I'm going to make and then another 60 minutes to actually make it! LOL Clearly, I wasn't built for speed ;)

jimlynn said...

Well my stars!!! These are amazing and so pretty. I don't think I've even made a card that fast....can't seem to get the brain in gear that quick. I do love these though!
Lynn

Bonnie said...

Oh my! It's unbelievable to do cards that quick. Probly took longer to do the photos! Both are such fun cards!

Karen Petitt said...

These are gorgeous Darnell - they don't look like quick cards either - absolutely fabulous! Hope you have a good week Karen x

Jacquie Southas said...

Love that embossing folder and finding papers that "match" it and the challenge is perfect! After a couple of reasonable weather days, we are gearing up for high temps again - any garden puttering is after the sun sets.

Jacquie Southas said...

Love that embossing folder and finding papers that "match" it and the challenge is perfect! After a couple of reasonable weather days, we are gearing up for high temps again - any garden puttering is after the sun sets.

Leigh Penner said...

These are both wonderful! I love the green on the white background-- so fresh and crisp!
Thanks for playing along with the 10 Minute Craft Dash!

Joyce said...

I can picture you in my mind, dashing all around your playhouse for these cards. Great job on both of them.

Deepti said...

Darnell, I have a lot to catch up with you. I was busy working on few other projects so was unable to comment on ur previous posts. I love ur cards :) and I agree I too am happy for Andy Murray it was a tough game :) I enjoyed it though.

Also, just to let you know... I have updated my birth date on my blog. I loved ur idea and had to do the same on mine :D will catch u up soon :)

Carole said...

you're a pro alright. love the sankora sparkle.

Suze Bain said...

Hi Darnell, thanks ever so for stopping by! Two startastic cards, I love that embossing folder. As for Andy Murray, I'm surprised you didn't hear me shouting from across the pond! Xxxx

Sue - bearhouse said...

Oh my goodness TWO cards in 10 minutes and they are both fabulous. I love that embossing folder. Good to see you getting through your NBUS too.
Sue xx

mypapercraftworld said...

Delicious, Darnell ... that you made these cards in under 10 minutes each makes them even more special! Add the two together, they only just went over 10 mins ... wow! Anita :)

shirley-bee said...

Well done you for a double quick dash! I love how the DP coordinates with the embossed pattern.

Sazzle Dazzle said...

These are beautiful cards Darnell. So stylish and sophisticated yet CAS.
x

Karen B said...

Two beautiful cards Dippy - love the e/f. Great sediment on the second. Hope you're feeling better now and sure the break in the weather helps....plus seeing the twinks! Must admit it's about time we won Wimbledon! 77 years since the last time, took place on 7th of 7th month, he kept breaking the other guys set on the 7th one.......weird or what? The only thing not to do with the number 7 was the whopping 40 degree temperature on centre court....phew!

Hugs.

Karendipity xxx

Jackie said...

Well . . . Darnell, I have to commend you on a job well done! I'm a slow cardmaker and I would be way too stressed to make one card in 10 minutes, let alone 2.

I love the white embossed pattern!!!

Redanne said...

Good grief Darnell, I could not even make one card in 10 minutes - you are so clever - and they are both beautiful too. Just as well they were quick with everything else you had to do...... you must miss Duke today.. Hugs, Annie xx

JD/ Jill said...

Great cards, Darnell. I don't think that is a challenge I would ever be able to enter. It always takes me a long time to make a card!!! smile.

Cathy said...

Fantastic cards Darnell, both pretty colours. Well done on doing them so quickly!! I'm too slow :) Cathy x

Valerie said...

Two great cards Darnell, love the layout and that they are both so different:) Fabulous cone flower btw!
Val x

Bobby said...

This just shows that QACAS can be quite lovely.

Kara Lynne said...

They are both beautiful! I love the design and the way you cut a window for the first sentiment. The Sakura pen is the perfect touch on the second. Thanks so much for your encouraging words, Darnell, I'm blushing over here!

Happy Dance said...

Isn't it just a gas to play the 10MCD??!! Your cardsssssss for this challenge are great! Love the little star paper, and your embossing on the base. I think you've got a winner here, my dear. This little shiny on the "oh my stars" is perfect too. Love them!! Later dudette!

Kim Heggins said...

Darnell, these are just too cute...love them both and your time is amazing too. Wow! I love that embossing folder too, really adds so much pizazz to your cards.

Lisa said...

These are fabulous Darnell! Love the colors on your first one and the sentiment on the second. Speedy times too I must say! Thanks for your SWEET comment to me the other day about RS, you made my day ;)

Shannon J said...

You did THOSE under ten minutes each, including shuzzing??!!! (I love that you used that word!). You are amazing! They are awesome :)

The Crafty Laydee said...

Wow Darnell-You made both of these fabby cards in less than 10 mins each ? phew-in that heat too !! What a fun challenge,might have to have a try at that myself-although i don't think i have ever made a card in less than 10 mins it would be an "interesting" challenge tee hee !
Have a great day,Nessa xx

Marybeth said...

Wow, look at you! Love them both and nice way to keep them simple.

Jessi Fogan said...

I'm glad it's a theme this time too - I can make 10 minute cards, but the colours...they gives me fits! I especially love the sentiment on the 2nd card :) And my hubby, who claims to love the heat, was a total donkey all weekend when our temps were up around 100+. I'm remembering that next time he complains about winter ;)

~Tammy~ said...

I love the 10mcd....the theme ones are fun! You did an awesome job and so fast too! Live them both! It take me 10 min to tie a bow!

Dianne said...

WOW brilliant work in that little time, both cards are lovely, don't think I could do it, well I know I couldn't LOL..thanks for sharing Miss Darnell..

janelle said...

Fun! I'm totally inspired to check out this challenge. Thanks :)