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!

November 10, 2013

Oh, Shoot! ~ CCC #50; CHCC #150; JBs; NBUS #72; PS Sparks; SSS

Okay, honestly, don't hate me, I didn't plan to post another card today! 

It's not my fault.  It's the fault of the Paper Smooches Trend Watch challenge, which is "stripes," inspired by this stripey and gorge tote: 

You know I love stripes almost as much as I do polka dots, and plaid, and ...   So when I saw that the challenge was mere hours away from closing, I rushed out to the Playhouse and I made this:
Can you see that he has his carrot nose stuck to the freezing pole like poor Flick in A Christmas Story?  That's why he is saying, "Oh, Shoot!"  He needs your help, so on the inside it says this:
The Santa dude does not come stuck to the pole in this NBUS set.  The pole is a separate stamp from the Santa, but I snuggled it up against the Santa dude to create my scene and I made his nose a bit longer to stick it to the pole.
 
There's lots of sparkle on the pole and the scarf, but you'll have to take my word for it.
 
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Thanks to my friend Alanna, I'm excited to enter my card in a brand-new-to-me challenge called Christmas Card Challenges.  The theme this week is a sketch challenge, but any holiday card can be entered!
 
I'm also entering the always-popular Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge where the theme is "Outdoors."
 
And, wait, even more excited is another brand-new-to-me challenge called Jingle Belles!  The theme this time is "Holiday Traditions."  The connection to my card is that A Christmas Story is the Mister's favorite Christmas movie and we have it on a DVD.  It is a tradition in our house to play it a couple thirty hundred times between the turkey's departure and Santa's arrival!!
 
And, lastly, I'm entering the ongoing Simon Says Stamps Wednesday Challenge, where the theme is "Keep it Clean and Simple."
 
I hope you can join in these fun challenges!  The links will provide you with all the fine print and the prize and sponsor details.
 
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Okay, I'm off to continue hopping.  Sitting still and typing this gave my legs a bit of rest!  I know you are prolly sick of me, so I promise I won't post again for awhile! 
No one really knows how long "a while" is when you stop and think about it.   Di A. Bolical 

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Enjoy your day!  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!  Please let me know you came by, so I can be sure and return the flavor! 

 
 
*Life Is Too Short! 
 
Paper:  Confetti (UM); SU! Stripe
Stamps:  Paper Smooches "Swanky Snowdudes";
  Avery Elle "Oh Happy Day" sediment outside;
  Stampa Rosa "B 11-2668" sediment inside 
Ink:  Versafine onyx black
  At You Spika red
Googly Eyes

68 comments:

Cathy said...

This is such a cute card Darnell, love the sentiment inside and out too, Cathy x

Redanne said...

Never, never, never get sick of you Darnell or seeing your wonderful cards. This one gave me such a big smile, thank you so much - absolutely love it!! Hugs, Annie x

Bobby said...

Sick of you? Never!! I love that you stuck his nose to the pole, especially since he doesn't have a tongue. lol

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

Bahahahahahaha!!! Adorable!!! I'm laughing all the way to get a cup of hot cocoa!!! Thanks for the fun!! Hugs,, xo

Alanna said...

Super cute card. Love the snowman. You can also link this up to www.Christmascardchallenges.blogspot.com if you would like.

Sharon Underwood said...

Oh, I enjoy your cards and comments so very much! You always put a smile on my face. That snowman's carrot nose stuck to the pole -- what a hoot!!! You did it just right. Love the movie, too. It's been a Christmas favorite at our house for many years. Thanks for making my day!

jimlynn said...

Fun stripes and a fun, fun card. Gotta love those google eyes!!!
Lynn

Sammy said...

You could post 20 cards a day and we'd still be reading! And this one's fab! I love the stripes. I'm definitely a stripe girl! :-) x

Kim M said...

Too cute! Love what you did here! :-)

Hettie said...

Soo funny Darnell! Love that card.
Hugs
xx

Bonnie said...

What fun, Darnell! A perfect missing you card for winter! Love those eyes!

Wouldn't it be fun to have some giant googly eyes to put on a real snowman?

If we had any snow!

Joyce said...

This is so cute. Made me laugh. I really love the googlie eyes. I think everything is better with googlie eyes.

JD/ Jill said...

Your creavity always amazes me! This is so adorable!

Sharron said...

"Giggle"! This is so adorable! His nose on the pole, those googly eyes and the sentiment all all just perfect for your fun Christmas card!

Cornelia W said...

A snowman with googly eyes - you rock!

Emily Keaton said...

This is totally cute, Darnell!! We LOVE "A Christmas Story" here--watch it every year!!

Jacquie Southas said...

Cutest holiday card ever - seriously adorable!! Googlie eyes are an inspired embellishment!

Lisa said...

What a cute idea Darnell, he's s fun little fella!!

Larissa Heskett said...

OMG!! AWESOME Card!! I LOVE the FUN Design and your take on the Challenge!! THANKS for playing along in the Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge and have a Fabulous Week!! =)

Susan (rainy) said...

Such an adorable card! The whole nose thing on the pole is so funny! Love that movie!

Geri said...

We could never EVER get sick of you sweet lady! I'm sure I speak for everyone when I say that your posts always make my day a happy one!

So, this cute little dude must have been telling a whole lot of lies, sporting such a large Pinocchio nose...bet he was regretting it after he froze his nose to the pole!

Love the glossy stripes, both inside and outside! Great job mixing up the stamps too! Awesome sentiments!

Lyn Wallan-Smith said...

Oh I love your card for the stripes challenge. I used this set as well it is just so loveable and there is lots of love going on for this card

Shannon J said...

Hee hee!!! I love that Mr. Snowman got his tongue...I mean nose stuck to the pole!! Are you sure he said "shoot"?!!! ha ha!! Love this so much! Oh, and I can never get enough of your posts - post as many as you like...and then post more!!!

Sue Lelli said...

OMGosh, this is so CUTE! LOVE the googlie eyes and those tiny circles! FAB stripes, too! Great card, Darnell!

Harriet Skelly said...

Wow you have been really busy with the challenges and card making - I am just catching up on your last few posts! Love all of your cards! I'm looking forward to lunch tomorrow with you and Kim.

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

So funny and sweet card
hugs Tamara

Carol L said...

I love the way your mind coordinates everything so well to include so many challenges & themes into one CAS card! This is just adorable!!

Kristie Goulet said...

OH EM GEE! This is just so stinkin' creative and cute! Love this! haha

Happy Dance said...

Thuck, Thuck, THUCK!!!! Ralphie!!! I got a big ol' chuckle out of your snowman nose to the flagpole. Poor Flick. Great card, and one that my DH would love...he's a big fan of ACS too. It is a great movie, and we watch it oftenover the holidays as well. Love it! Bev

cm said...

A 'researching' of the comments here make abundantly clear that the more you post, and the more frequently you post, the happier we, in blogland, are! Post, post and post - keep those day-brighteners and spirit-enlighteners coming! Your snowman has quite the predicament, and yes, I laughed aloud, drawing my husband's attention, and we wound up sharing our 'lesson learned' experiences from our childhood when tongues and monkey bars/steel fences "happened" to connect. Actually, my dog, year ago, found herself trapped once, having licked the uber-cold doorstop. Poor thing (but it was kind of funny..) LOVE your card; LOVE your creativity!! Hugs~c

Loll Thompson said...

So cute Dolly. Only you would have this adorable little guy stuck to the pole! :) Lolly xx

Brenda in IN said...

Another card that's a hoot. That nose is wonderful stuck to the pole. Love, love, love your sense of humor. Post away, all of us love to hear from you. That movie is a classic and a must have every year.

Chris D. said...

Hahahaha! Love your card Darnell! Having the snowman's nose stick to the pole is pure genius!

Irene said...

Two brilliant CAS cards Darnell, Love the Santa.
Thank you so much for your kind comment on my card. The reason I chose the colours (blue and mustard) is they are the "Master" colours of the University. Not too sure if your colours will be the same.

Hope you are well.
luv
irene
xxxx

Valerie Nolan said...

You have a wicked sense of humour Darnell, poor Mr Snowman!
Val x

Greta said...

Too, too cute, Darnell! How creative & clever!

butlersabroad said...

Cute, cute, cute! I watched that film once, I think it's an American thing tbh! Or maybe your sweet hubby wanted a bebe gun!!

Hugs
Brenda

Vicki Dutcher said...

You have the cutest snowmen! I laughed at this with his nose stuck~ this card made me smile~

Hammers said...

Love this card Darnell..why would we ever get sick of your and your awesome posts! Cx

Nan G said...

What a cool card! I knew immediately what Christmas movie you were emulating. :) Great job with the sketch too! Love this stripes. Another 'bang' up card, Darnell.

Pat said...

Thia is a great card, you are very inventive. Love the googly eyes.

Scrappin4kim(Jennifer) said...

Simply adorable, love how you made his nose stuck! Thanks for your inspiration too!

Kim Heggins said...

Darnell...this is just too darn cute! I love that Mr. Snowman's nose is stuck to the north pole, so fun and your snowflakes are just as cute, fabulous "cock-a-doodle-doo" card!

lauren bergold said...

what an utterly awesome holiday card & the perfect tribute to your favorite holiday film! absolutely *LOVE* the sentiment you chose, as well! glad you could join our celebration of holiday traditions at JINGLE BELLES!!! :)

KayM said...

Oh that is too cute and funny Darnell!! I would never think to stick his nose to the pole!! So hilarious!! I do love your card! This is one of my favorite stamp sets ever!!

Lindsey said...

Oh my word this cracked me up. This card is awesome! My husband would love this card. And my sister (who puts on the Christmas Story marathon every year). And my brother-in-law. And my other brother-in-law. Okay, let's be honest. Who wouldn't love this card?! Oh, Darnell. I love that you can make me laugh. (P.S. The google eyes are so fun, too.)

MaryH said...

Delightfully cute & it _does_ look like the kid in Ralphie. We still love that movie, and it gets watched every year round this time. That was the cutest little kid and prob'ly one of McGavin's best roles I think. Your bold stripes make this cute long snoz guy a big star. Good luck with all your challenges. TFS & Hugs

La Papera Gialla said...

Oh! This card is lovely!
Thanks for playing with us at Christmas Card Challenges this week!
Monica - CCC DT

Kelly Griglione said...

What a great scene you created, Darnell! I so love your sense of humor, and how it comes through in your cards!

Julia Aston said...

Well, how fun is this card Darnell!?! I say VERY cute - such a creative idea and my nose (tongue) hurts just thinking about it!!! thanks so much for alerting me to my CAS honor!!

Sue said...

Such a fun card I love it hahaha huggles Sue xx

Inkyfingers said...

Oh I laughed out loud when I saw this fun card Darnell. You find the cutest fun stamps to play with and then work your magic. Great job and thanks for your ongoing encouragement!!!
Hugs
Carol x

Joni nina Andaya said...

So CUTE Darnell, Mr. Snowman is so happy on your card :)

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

OMG!! How cute is this!! I love it!! Made me smile!!! :)

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

hugs...
Melissa

Jean said...

Love this cute snowman with his googly eyes ~ He could also say "Oh Snoot" ;).

~Tammy~ said...

I totally adore this! LOVE!

Alice Golden said...

What an adorable card - love his tongue stuck to the pole! and you have a F-U-N blog!! So glad I found it.

Diane said...

Now isn't this just the cutest thing??? Poor baby, he does need help...had to laugh at the cleverness once again of your post...and you just keep on post'in all you want!!!

Kathleen said...

Hi Darnell, I would like to thank your for your comments on my LCI kraft card and also for following me but I can not seem to find a link to return the favour to follow you.

I love this card, pretty CAS with humour, fabulous. Great image.

Kath x

SmilynStef said...

Your card design is just too clever ... so very glad you joined our holiday traditions at jingle belles.

Karen M said...

This card is adorable and so clever - I just love it - hugs xx

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering your lovely card for CHNC challenge 150 - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for November - I'd love to see it there too. x

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Fantastic & fun card, love it :) Hugs, Shirleyx

Jenn said...

This is such a cute card, I just love those Paper Smooches images and that was awesome to make him stuck to the pole! Thanks for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges.

walchowDesign said...

This is so adorable, Darnell!

Kim S said...

I'm STILL laughing! Only you, Darnell, only you!

Dianne said...

Hey Miss Darnell, I looooove your googly eyed snowman and how clever to use the stamps to stick his nose to the pole and the sentiment is too cute, fabulous card. You should be crowned Miss C&S...Thanks for sharing..

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

How do you get so many comments!!!!!!!?!?!?! LOVE it! I have a couple giveaways on my blog-- and I'm lucky to get 10 comments): LOL!

LOOOOOOOOOVE this little card! I esp love the snowman's eyes! FUN x1000000! Thanks so much for joining in the fun with the Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge!

ps... super sorry I'm so behind in leaving a comment!!!