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 A. C&S#269; FabFri#32; LIM#148; NBUS#77

Hello, Gorgeous!
 
I made a card I liked so much, I made two of them with slight differences.  Because one of the challenges I am playing with only allows a maximillion of three total entries per one card, I am making two posties.
 
For the Part A of the first part, card designees will all be deliminated and linked equally by the interests under which the contract subdivision for consideration of the remainder living parties is available in the challenge limitations with regard to boundaries and specificalcifications. 
 
Can you tell I was a legal assistant for 45 years?  That is to say, minus the made-up words, but don't think I wasn't tempted to stick a few of those in over the years.
 
Okay, get serious.  Here are the challenges for the first card:
There is time to play in all the challenges and the links will provide you with the finest print available and any prize or sponsor details.  I hope you'll join in the fun!!

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Here is my card:
I thought these (NBUS) Verve leaf stamps looked a lot like mistletoe, so that's what gave me the idea to have them frame this apropopo sediment by CFS.  Here is a close-up of the Gillian-inspired sparkle:
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I couldn't resist sharing this cartoon that I saw on Facebook a few days ago.  It took me a minute to get it and then I snorted out of my own nose, which was quite invigorous so I wanted you to have the same experience!
 
LOL
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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";
Ink:  SU! coastal cabana, gumball green
  Sakura "Clear Star" sparkle pen
Bling:  My Mind's Eye

(Part B is in the next post.)

41 comments:

Gerrina said...

Love the subtile sparkle and think the leaves are so close to mistletoe... Warm greetings, Gerrina

Mrs Harry said...

What a lovely card Darnell. It sparkles beautifully and fits the challenges perfectly.

Chrissie said...

Just love this card Darnell, it's so eye-catching... and that joke is killing! Really made me titter!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Sammy said...

Adorable card Darnell, I think the leaves work very well and I love your "kissletoe" post-header, which is genius, and so very, very you! :-) x

mypapercraftworld said...

Fresh and gorgeous with all those delicious greens, Darnell ... and with just the perfect amount of sparkle! Chuckling at Frostie! Anita :)

Kathyk said...

Love your funny, love your card ..... love your blog, Darnell!

Seasons Greetings

Kathyk

donna mikasa said...

Oh, I love this CAS version, too! And I'm thrilled to be way on top of the comment list! ;)

Beverley said...

Simply perfect & love the joke cartoon! Hugs Bev x

Redanne said...

You are so right about that stamp, it really does look like mistletoe, I just love your card! The joke is so funny..... Hugs, Annie xx

Lisa said...

SUPER DUPER card Darnell, love the two toned green sprigs!! Your cartoon has gotten my day off to a GREAT start,gave me a BIG chuckle!!!

butlersabroad said...

Oh! Me likey!

Hugs
Brenda

Elaine said...

Great card - love the bold but simple look of it...ooh and the sparkle!

Marybeth said...

I have to say I love the card like this . The added holly is pretty but I love the less is more on this one. It's a CAS beauty. Love the Frosty cartoon! Too cute!

Brenda in IN said...

Cute and simple. I like this card. Love the cartoon!

Bonnie said...

What pretty mistletoe and so perfect with this sentiment! Love the cartoon! Snort!

Jacquie Southas said...

Frosty made me snort out loud, so I had to share it with the kiddos, who also snorted -thanks for the morning laugh. Love your legalese - I may or may not have actually made up words in a release many years. Love the sketch & your take on it - definitely looks like mistletoe to me!

Shannon J said...

Frosty is hilarious!!! Such a pretty card - love how you did the two takes! And I am totally in love with the masking to provide space for the sentiment. I LOVE that look so much, but always forget to do it!

cm said...

Fabulous card - absolutely! And your post - brilliant as always. The cartoon, however, is getting me the 'what is wrong with her...now' looks from my colleagues, because I'm laughing my face off! LOVE how you've brightened my day!
c

Bobby said...

That stamp does look like mistletoe and the way you masked off the sentiment really makes it work.

The minute I started reading I thought "She's been working for lawyers too long." lol So much fun, made up words or not.

Harriet Skelly said...

I love the card and the cartoon!!

Kathleen said...

Beautiful shades of green, very CAS
Great cartoon.

Kath x

baileyrosy.com said...

Hi Darnell thanks you so much for the wobbling advice duly noted and will be sure to carry a begging bowl when I am out next with Mr P you just never know your luck ! ! fabulous card love how you created the under over technique and the great sediment ( isn't that what you say ) with the mistletoe , am liking both versions and your background for the card is just lovely great stripes and whatever the other design is called.

Marie

Sue from Oregon said...

Absolutely LOVE this card!!!

Craft-E-Place said...

This card is beautiful.
I love your blog it is always so happy it makes me smile (the joke's funny too).
Take care, Elaine

Karen Petitt said...

How cute and wonderful! Fabulous sentiment and I love the mistleti! Beautiful card Darnell - you are the Queen of CAS & OLC xx

Sharron said...

I think they work great for mistletoe! Love the subtle sparkle and fun sentiment. Got a chuckle from the cartoon too!

aufspapiergebracht said...

So nice, what a great idea!
Greetings from Germany Elisabeth

Michelle said...

Ooh! I love this one layer beauty! Fabulous masking, Darnell!

Jen said...

omg i love this
Love all the sparkle!

Thanks for joining us this week
Jen xx
"Less Is More"

Hettie said...

Smooshilicious card there Darnell. Dunno which I like more!
Hugs
xx

Greta said...

Fabulous card! Saw the later one first & I like both of them, but this is my favorite! That cartoon is too funny!

Loll Thompson said...

Fabulous card Dolly!! Love the CAS design. Will have to CASE this beauty! xx

cotnob said...

This is a fabulous CAS card, brilliant design.
I love the cartoon.
Pauline
x

Kim S said...

I wonder if all of those years of legalese is where you discovered your colorful/twisted vocabulary!! Sadly, it's almost hard to tell which words are real and which are Darnell-ese! I love this card - wonderfully clean but still so festive with the fun layout, colors and bright red dots!!

Picking his nose??!!!????!!!!

Gillian R said...

Love your sparkly card Darnell and your cartoon, put a smile on my face! Sorry for the lack of visits lately, life is far too busy

MaryH said...

Ooh, Liked that Verve stamp here too! So very versatile - also bright & cheery. Just what a Christmas card should be! TFS & Hugs

Emily Keaton said...

So clean and quaint! I love your kiss-mas-y creation, Darnell!

Amanda Mertz said...

Beautiful CAS card! Love the detail with the sparkle gel pen...it almost looks like the images are embossed! Thanks for sharing at Fab Friday!

maria f. said...

OK, so I'm still smiling... and IMHO I like this kissy card bestest.

Amy O said...

What a fresh and fun card! I love that sentiment with the pretty mistletoe. Thanks for joining us at Fab Friday!

Marla Reed said...

I can see why you love this card because I love it too! What a fabulous design! You did CAS to perfection with this one! Thanks for joining us at Fab Friday!