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!

September 22, 2013

Sharron's Special Day ~ On Papillion Wings! FBW #253

Happy Funday to All!
 
And expecially to my bloggie friend, Sharron, who is celebrating her birthday today! 
 
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Sharron does amazing card art on her blog, On Papillion Wings!  If you don't know Sharron, you are in for a treat when you stop in to wish her a very Happy Birthday today!!
 
I was invited to the party by POE (Party Organizer Extraordinaire) Joyce, the first link in the hop list below, and I'm so grateful to be included.  (ETA: This post was to go live a few hours ago, but I just noticed that Blogger was a bugger.  I'm sorry.)
 
Sharron has a wide range of styles she achieves with her cards, so for my card today, I keyed in on her blog title and made her a card with - walla - butterflies, and lots of 'em!
 
 
I'm keeping this short so you can flutter by the other gorge cards (and cakes!!) for lots of beautiful inspiration!
 
Darnell (you're here)
Kim 

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I am entering my card in the Flutterby Wednesday challenge where "Anything Goes" with your butterfly or fairy this week
 
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Enjoy the rest of your weekend!  No, seriously, enjoy.  LITS*  
 
As always, thank you for coming by to visit the Playhouse and special thanks to you if you take the time to leave a comment and/or join as a follower! 
 
 
*Life Is Too Short!  
 
Paper:  DCWV "Mariposa"
Stamp:  Penny Black 4071F
Ink:  Impress, autumn leaf
Butter Flies:  K&Company
 

45 comments:

Hannelie said...

They look SO real!
Beautiful card Darnell!

Sharron said...

Darnell, your card is gorgeous! LOVE the butterflies-the bright colors are stunning!! Super fun cake too--really makes me smile to have such great gifts and most important, such great friends! Thanks so much. Hugs!

Kelly S. said...

Ohhh those butterflies! I just wrote to Christina that her card for Sharron looks like a vintage botanical print and so does yours! Wonderful colors. This card is so light and airy it's ready to take flight!

Linda said...

Wow, Darnell, that is absolutely beautiful. Simply stunning. Of course butterflies are one of favorites. Sorry I haven't been around to leave comments in the past 2-3 weeks as I have been busy watching over my 93 year old father who has been in the hospital and then home where he needed 24/7 care the first week. Now things are back to normal (I pray)and I should be able to be back in my craft room this week.

jimlynn said...

Whoa!!! Stunning card!
Lynn

Tracey McNeely said...

Darnell your butterflies are nothing short of gorgeous!! Stunning card Darnell!

The Crafty Laydee said...

Beaut-iful card Darnell-What gorgeous butterflies-and very lifelike :)Hope you ae having a fabby weekend,Nessa xx

Joyce said...

What a gorgeous card, and how clever of you to use butterflies. Sharron will love it.

Redanne said...

Wow Darnell, I love your gorgeous card, the butterflies are stunning! Love the pretty cake too. What a great group of friends you are.... Hugs, Annie x

Vicki Dutcher said...

Oh my! That paper you used is BEAUTIFUL!! Fabulous card~

Lesley said...

What a pretty card, Darnell!!! Love those butterflies. Happy birthday to Sharron.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Gorgeous butterfly card! They look ready to flutter off the page.

My first thought as your post loaded was, "how did she get her blog to date it for a day in the future? September 22 is several days away."

So surprised to learn that it isn't days away. It is TODAY. What happened??!

Sian Ridley said...

Oh Darnell, this is just gorgeous!! I love it and I'm sure Sharon does too! ;)

mypapercraftworld said...

A perfect plethora of papillons, Parnell, sorry, Darnell ... I got carried away with the p's! Just stunning (as is the cake)! Anita :)

Bonnie said...

What a beautiful card for Sharron! I just went over and introduced myself. I can't believe what I've been missing!

Bobby said...

You're right. This is an absolutely perfect card for someone with that blog title. The butterflies are gorgeous.

Carole said...

bright bold and brilliant...oh so flutterly wonderful.Welcome back and thanks for the visit.

Carol L said...

Those are some gorgeous, GORGEOUS butterflies! Beautiful card!

Karen B said...

Oh Dippy, Dippy Doodles - Sharron is going to A.D.O.R.E this card. It's absolutely beautiful. What a super friend you are.

Hugs.

Karendipity xxx

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Your butterflies are stunning! What a beautiful card"

Kim Heggins said...

Fabulous card Darnell...did you color those stunning butterflies??? they are just amazing. I am sure Sharron will love this!

Helen F. said...

My oh my, what an awesome card, Darnell! It definitely looks like a store bought one (Hallmark)!
Butterflies are such a gift from God, aren't they?

Jeanne J said...

Oh now you nailed this completely Darnell! Butterflies for our papillon friend! Why didn't I think of that? Just gorgeous!

cm said...

Oh my, oh my - this is a jaw-dropping, awe-inducing, breathe-taken away card! Stupendously, delightfully, fabulously gorgeous! Wow, wow and wow...off to take yet another look!! Wow...
c

Colleen said...

I saw this card and thought...no way...it is just so stunning, Darnell, it looks like it should be something massed produced! the colors are gorgeous as are the beautiful butterflies. You are such a treasure and a wonderful friend to make such a beautiful card! Awesomeness at its highest form!! Blessings to you!
ps...thank you for your very sweet comment on my blog! You bring so many gifts to each blog you visit!

Happy Dance said...

Those flutterbies just jump off your card. This is a pure delight! How do always manage to make such gorgeous creations???!!! Totally amazing. No baby as of yet...by Tuesday for sure though. Bev

Renee said...

What a stunning creation, Darnell!! This card looks as though it's about to take flight it's so realistic...
I'm sure Sharron absolutely died over this incredible wish for her special day! :)

Lisa said...
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Lisa said...

STELLAR card Darnell, she's going to LOVE it!!!

Cathy said...

Gorgeous card Darnell, the butterflies are amazing! Cathy x

Inkyfingers said...

What a gorgeous card Darnell. Reminds me of a tropical paradise!

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

wauuu
stunning
I feal like in heaven when I look your card
hugs Tamara

Vicky Hayes said...

Wow, wow, WOW! Sorry to shout but this one's a real stunner Darnell! Vicky x

Hettie said...

Aww Pwetty card. Can I have a slice of cake now please?
Hugs
xx

Marybeth said...

Oh good ....then I'm not late......you are! :)
The butterflies look gorgeous on your card,just beautiful!
What a fun cake too!

Brenda in IN said...

Oh my gosh. This is a wow card. Looks like a Hallmark. The coloring is fantastic.

Karen Petitt said...

I have those papers in 8x8 but cannot force myself to use them at the moment lol. They are my stroking papers. Love how you have used them here, stunning! Karen x

Valerie said...

Gorgeous card Darnell, that butterfly bp is too beautiful!
Val x

~Rasz~ said...

Once again, another Awesome card Darnell!!! I love the bright beautiful colors of the butterflies! Hugs,Rasz

Danni said...

Oh my word! What a gorgeous, happy card! all the butterflies and the different colors...oh my...just fabulous! Thank you for playing along with my Flutter By Wednesday Challenge!

MaryH said...

Aw, aren't you a smarty to be able to do her butterflies on a beautiful card for her. This is just lovely, and I'm sure she was tickled that you did this. Will check out the provided link. Sorry to have been MIA for a bit. Will catch up this afternoon...TFS & many Hugs. Will try to email later on this evening after I enjoy all your wonderful cards.

carol (krillsister) said...

Wow! What an awesome card. Love those butterflies.

Nicole N. (Nicole's Craft Nook) said...

Super beautiful !!!!!!!! This is just gorgeous!!! :)) :))
I'm sure she will love it & treasure it!!! :)) The colors are magnificent!! :))
Xo

Cindy Brumbaugh said...

Talk about a colorful, eye-catcher---stunning!

Kathy said...

Gorgeous! Love all of the bright butterflies. Thanks for joining us at Flutterby Wednesdays.