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!

December 3, 2013

One-Layer Kisstletoe, Part B. CFC#121; Festive Friday; JUGS#217; NBUS#78; OLW #168

Hello, again!

Here we are with Part B, a slight varifiation of the last post card (ha ha, get it, postcard in a new two-word format!) for more delightful challenges.  Since Christmas RULES right now, it is not hard to find challenges that play nicely with each other, not wanting coal in their stockings and all that.
 
This time, I'll show you my card first, just to change things up a bit:
The most notable change in this card, compared to the last one, was that I used one more Verve leaf stamp and then the mother of all mistletoe stamps (NBUS) from CAS-ual Fridays Stamps making a grand total of eight mistleti.  Those additions were to make my card complacent with the current CAS-ual Fridays challenge which is "Create with 8." 

In addition, I'm playing in these challenges:
  • Festive Friday Challenge Blog.  It's the last challenge of 2013, so partipants are allowed to chose any challenge from the last year.  I chose this one:
  • Just Us Girls (JUGS) challenge is having a wild card: one-layer card challenge with a "winter" theme.
  • One-Layer Wednesday which is being hosted by Karen.  The link will take you to her fabulous blog.  This week she wants us to create a card with something shiny or a bit of bling on it.  Since "a bit" can be arbitrary, I sort of bling'd my heart out on this one!
Once again, I hope you can join in the fun!  The links will provide you with the challenge details. 
 
That's the most mileage I've gotten from a single card design of mine and I aplogize if you get sick of seeing one or the other version everywhere in the Land of Blog!  Geezo, enough already.

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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:  PTI white
Stamps:  Verve "Great Friend";
  Cas-ual Friday Stamps "Merry Kiss-Mas"
Ink:  SU! coastal cabana, gumball green
  Sakura "Clear Star" sparkle pen;
  SU! real red marker
Bling:  My Mind's Eye; gems from stash

(Part A is in the previous post.)

57 comments:

mypapercraftworld said...

Love the addition of the delicious and lip-smacking (or should that be lip-smooching?) mistletoe, Darnell ... laden with those brilliant bling berries! Anita :)

donna mikasa said...

Am I really the second person to comment?? Whoopeeee!! Love your kisstletoe and how you managed to keep it a one layer card even with all those leaves! Fab card, Darnell!

Sue VanDeVusse said...

This is a beautiful one layer creation! Those leaves are gorgeous and I love those berries. Very nice how you masked off the sentiment. Thanks for playing with us at JUGS!

Sammy said...

Fabulous! I love the addition of the NBUS mistletoe stamp on this one, and all the sparkly bling that comes with it! x

Viv's Visuals said...

Wonderful card Darnell - great design. x

Karen said...

great card...thanks for playing along with the OLW this week.
hugs,
Karen

Ros Crawford said...

This is so fabulous!! I love it!

Redanne said...

I loved the earlier one but this one is gorgeous, gorgeous..... the mistleti being in abundance and all that - tis fabulous, love it!! Hugs, Annie xx

Lisa said...

SO fresh and pretty Darnell, perfectly mailable too!!

butlersabroad said...

Oh! me really likey!!

Hugs
Brenda

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Love your beautiful card, your take on the sketch is fabulous! The embossing is pretty and the sentiment is great. Hugs, Shirleyx

Alanna said...

This is gorgeous. I love how the sentiment breaks up the stamping.

Marybeth said...

Love that sentiment! What a cute card! I should have put one more wing on my turkey for this challenge .
Hope you had a nice Thanksgiving Darnell,I will maybe read about if if I go back ...I am so behind .

Nan G said...

Pretty card, Darnell.

Brenda in IN said...

This is so clever to add the extra mistletoe. It's still clean and pretty.

Happy Dance said...

Sa-wheet mistle-toad card!! Love the dash of bling (one can never have enough bling...)! Love the sparkly leaves, and the sentiment in a different color. Great card my friend, great card. Bev

Laurie Unger said...

Wowza! really like how you combined all of these challenges! I really like this sketch! Great card! TFS

Bonnie said...

That's a lot of kissing! Love the addition of the kissing ball!

Sue said...

This is gorgeous huggles Sue xx

jimlynn said...

Nothing prettier OR more fun than mistletoe!! Such a pretty, pretty card!
Lynn

Trisha Klowak said...

Such a cute idea!! And what a pretty card :)

Shannon J said...

I think you've just created my favourite new word ever - mistleti!!! Love the card, beee-autiful texture!!!

Dotty Jo said...

Look at all that lucious BLING! Yummy, Jo x

Dotty Jo said...

Or even 'luscious' bling! LOL, Jo x

Sharyn Polesel said...

What a beautiful card, Darnell, and how cute is that Merry Kiss-mas! Love all of the beautiful leaves and berries. Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls this week!

cm said...

You've rendered me nearly speechless: AWESOME, plus!! Bling, mistleti, eye-catching layout. Just plain AWESOME!!
c

Harriet Skelly said...

Wow what awesome additions you made - someone's lips will get worn out with this mistletoe laden card!! Love the bling!

Bobby said...

Now that's clever of your to add another mistletoe to make the CF challenge. And thanks for the links you left to new-to-me challenges. I've been cutting out some and looking forward to others.

Dana said...

Love it!!! Great colors and embossing!! Also see some new to me challenges that i am going to check out!!

Barb Ghig said...

I really love your 'kissletoe', Darnell! Beautiful masking and colors! Such a perfect one layer card!

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Gorgeous!!!
Hugs Tamara

Tracey McNeely said...

Lovely embossing Darnell! You nailed the challenges!

Karen Petitt said...

Another stunning creation Darnell, you need to teach me how to make this style as I need some quick OLC's. Beautiful sparkle on them xx

Geri said...

GASP! Thank the heavens that I wasn't enjoying a soothing throat lozenge at this moment as it surely would have been lodged somewhere waaaaay down my esophagus!

Stunning! The red berries are gorgeous! Beautiful shades of green and awesome idea to photograph it against the pretty polka dot paper!

Oh Yeah - WINNER, WINNER!!!!

Nancy said...

Darnell, This is gorgeous. I love how the sentiment breaks up the stamping...great great...one layer card! Thanks for playing along with us at JUST US GIRLS~

scrappymo! said...

The NBUS mistletoe is a mistletoe ball hanging from a mistletoe garland...otherwise would not know where to wait and grab your fella!

Great card Darnell!

Cheryl said...

OMGosh, this is stunning! I love the way you masked off the strip for the sentiment, the bits of bright red, and who'd have thought that Verve leaf could pass as mistletoe? It's perfect, especially with that shiny embossing! I'll be looking at that stamp in a whole new light from now on!

Joyce said...

What a fabulous card. Someone is going to get a giant smooch when they stand below all that mistletoe. And, I never knew the plural before--perhaps it is only in your own personal dictionary, which is way more fun than Websters.

Lindsey said...

I loved the more CAS version of this card, but this stepped-up version is a definite wow and I'm just dying over your kisstletoe...what a fun word.

Lindsey said...

I loved the more CAS version of this card, but this stepped-up version is a definite wow and I'm just dying over your kisstletoe...what a fun word.

Colleen said...

Wow, Darnell, your creativity just astounds me at times! Fabulous card, my friend!

Nancy Guse said...

Darnell, love the sentiment and the placement of it with the holly berries around it!

Chris D. said...

Wow! This card is all kinds of awesome Darnell! And kudos to you for finding all these challenges to apply it to!

Pia S said...

I'm no good at one layer cards, I think they always end up looking bland or straight out horrible!
I love your design. It's one layer, but with the embossing and liquid pearls it has a beautiful textured feel.

Mistylynn said...

What a great card...I love it split like that.

Marisa said...

Loving the blinged up mistletoe!! Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls.

Valerie Nolan said...

Two fab cards Darnell, love the stamps you've used and the gems are so pretty! The layout really makes the sentiment pop. Many thanks for the birthday wishes:)
Val x

Hettie said...

Love this Darnell!! Want those stamps!!
xx

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Love the look of this - the sheen and shine are so pretty and perfect for Christmas! Thanks for joining us at Festive Friday! Looking forward to seeing you in 2014!

alexandra s.m. said...

I love your card Darnell.
I just saw the sketch today and I hope to give it a go!
THank YOu~

Greta said...

Love the look of this card, Darnell--so festive & pretty!

Leigh Ann Baird said...

I love this technique but have yet to try it. Fabulous design! Thanks for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Kelly Griglione said...

Why mess with a good thing, right?! Love the "mistleti" on your card with the sentiment in the middle. Thanks so much for joining the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge!

Hope you've been doing well, Darnell!

MaryH said...

Loved this design and those are delicious stamps! Great card - TFS

Geri said...

What a CU-UTE card Darnell!!! Love that sweet sentiment! PS sentiments make me smile even before I read them!!! Sweet little design for it, too! Thanks so much for helping to send us out with a bang at FF!!!

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Hi Darnell . . . FABBY Christmas card . . . and I happen to know someone else that loves it too . . . as she's CASEd it from ya!

Hugs
Sarn xxx

Mary said...

Darnell, love this card. It doesn't look simple, I'm sure those who are lucky enough to receive it will cherish it as the best card of the season! Sarn gave you quite the hint. Did you figure out who CASE'd you?