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!

April 6, 2014

Butter Flies and Bunny Presents

Happy Sunday Funday everyone!

I hope the weekend is treating you well! I had such a mammoth post toastie last time, that I will try and keep this brieferish.

I could NOT not play in this week's CASology challenge where the cue card word is JOKE! And where the Guest Designer is the funny and fabulous Gay of Crafty Musings!
The hardest part was choosing from the funny options I had! I finally decided that it was too close to Easter not to use the ol' standby Easter stamp that makes me laugh year after year. It turns out, as it so often does, that there are lots of challenges that fit my card today.

Which card is this:
 Um. Okay. It looks pretty. It even looks a bit fancy. What's so Darnell funny about it?

Take a peek inside: 

I love that line! I know some of you may have seen it last year

I prominently featured a butter fly in butter yellow on my card so that I could also play in the current Butterfly Challenge hosted by the fun and talented Mrs. A. This week the brief is "Springtime at Last" and our spring butterfly cards should have some yellow on them. I know Mrs. A. will love the outside and sniggle over the inside.

Also asking for butterfly cards this week are two other wonderful challenges:

I always enjoy The Card Concept which celebrates all the different styles we use when making our cards. 
I believe my style this time is Clean and Layered. I was thinking about calling it Classy and Elegant until I read the bullet item that said Classy and Elegant cards might feature a "sophisticated sentiment." Bwahahaha. Not prezackly, no. Not as such.

And we have the second-ever challenge of the brand-new Time Out Challenges also featuring butterflies this week:

My sketch foundation came from the current Sieze the Sketch which was designed by the gifted Jen Mitchell:

And my color choice was determined by the current Pals Paper Arts:
PPA198 April 3

There are a few other challenges asking for Easter, spring, bunny, funny, or "Anything Goes" cards, but that's enough for my card today. I like to comment on other entries and that's hard to do if I enter too many. I hope to see you joining in, too! Just click on the links for all the details regarding rules, sponsors, and prizes.

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New Friends Corner

It is my absolute pleasure to welcome two new friends for you to meet!

Dawn C. of Lily Pink Scraps. Dawn has been blogging since 2012. She may already be familiar to a lot of you from her works of art on several design teams. Her creations are not limited to cards and each one will inspire and delight you!

Marilyn C. of Who Dat Scrapper. Marilyn loves scrapbooking and making cute and clever cards and other projects. She started her blog in 2012. I met Marilyn when she came to visit my blog after seeing it mentioned by Mary H. of Carolina Cards by Mary H. Thank you, Mary, for the connection! 

And thank you, Dawn and Marilyn, for joining! Welcome to the Playhouse!

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There you go, that wasn't too long! Unfortunately seeing all those bunnies on my card reminded me that there are several of them from the Dust Bunny branch hiding under our bed and in the Nooks and Grannies. Crooks and Nannies. Books and Fannies. Okay, sorry, I'll go.

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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! 
  
 
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92 comments:

Vanessa said...

Ok, this is so funny!!! Such an innocent looking card :o)
Love it so much, Darnell!
Vanessa x

Sammy said...

Love it! And I suspect that is the exact reason hubby won't eat raisins... chocolate or otherwise! lol. x

Karen M said...

Love your fun card Darnell - those bunnies are so cute and the sentiment is hilarious! hugs xx

Julie Gearinger said...

This is so deceptively funny! Love the beautiful bunnies and butterfly- great job on all of the challenges!

Cathy said...

Oh no, I love chocolate raisins & sultanas and guess what I'm going to think of every time I eat them LOL!
Great card Darnell, Cathy x

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Viv's Visuals said...

ha ha!! Great job Darnell! x

Marilyn said...

Adorable!!! Love the bunnies and butterfly

Shoshi said...

Lol Darnell, at everything! Love "LITS" too ha ha!! Gorgeous butterflies.

Thanks for your visit and your nice comment about Mum's birthday party. We had a great time. Love the idea of you licking your monitor! That pavlova was delicious, though I say so myself.

Hope you are having a great weekend.
Shoshi

Dana said...

Wow! That sentiment is awesomely funny!! The bunnies are soo cute!!

Wendy AppleApricot said...

Lol, Darnell you crack me up. And I'm always amazed to see how you combine all those challenges into one beautiful card!
Wishing you a happy Sunday!

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Very pretty Easter card and the verse inside is too funny :) Happy Sunday, Shirleyxx

Irish Cherokee said...

Great card Darnell. Love the sediment. Mmmmm. It does taste like chocolate covered radish. Love radishes but the chocolate should be dark.

Casandra Bennett said...

Too funny! Love that sentiment. My husband always say to the kids: "Here's a tip for ya. Don't eat the yellow snow." (Eewww!)

Benzi said...

Those bunnies are just the cutest. The butterfly is beautiful. Well.........the sentiment...hhummmm. A raisin may never taste the same. Ha

Valerie Nolan said...

Beautiful bunnies Darnell and I was wondering what the punch line was going to be! Very funny:)
Val x

Tracey McNeely said...

Bah-ha-ha-ha-ha, thank you for the morning smile that was so unexpected on such a sweet card! Thank you so much for sharing with us this week at CASology!

Krisha said...

What surprise sentiment for such an innocent looking card front. LOL LOVE IT!!

Anita in France said...

And I thought they were just dried grapes, Darnell ... p'raps I should look again! Cute rabbits ... hiding a riot of a sentiment inside! Anita :)

Linda said...

Such a pretty card and loved the punchline. So funny. Congratulations of your most deserving win on Addicted to Stamps and More and there was another challenge that you won but can't remember which one.

Linda Callahan said...

Oh those sweet bunnies! Love the sentiment......and I do love chocolate covered raisins! Lol......so glad you joined us at PPA!

Laurie Unger said...

Sweet card and so many challenges covered with it. Nice!

Donna Nuce said...

The sentiment is hilarious. Suvh a beautiful card front which hides the evil intent inside (LOL). Have a great day!

sandie said...

Hehe, I adore their little pink, blushing cheeks. Such a funny sentiment, trust you to have that one! Thanks for joining us again for our second Challenge and so pleased Dawn from our DT has joined your blog. I love her work. Thanks for sharing with us at TIME OUT x

Tenia Nelson said...

Super fun card!!! :)

Alanna said...

This is adorable. I love the bunnies and the butterfly.

jimlynn said...

Darnell, this is really a pretty, pretty card! Love the pink cheeks on those bunnies too. The sentiment!! Adorable and fun. LOVE it!
If you're in to finding dust bunnies, I probably have a few too and could always use the help.
Lynn

Judy1223 said...

Darnell, that is a great sentiment! Gotta love it! Sweet card, cute bunnies, and I did get a good chuckle, too! Thanks for joining us at CASology!

Janice said...

Beautiful Easter card, love the bunnies!

Sue said...

LOL Darnell love it!!!!! fab image and love that sentiment hahaha lots of huggles Sue xx

Mrs A. said...

Darnell! You are a one expecially since I read this post just after I had eaten a hot cross bunnie!!
Love the butterfly and your lemon yellow is a lovely shade.
Thank you for fluttering by #4 Hugs Mrs A. (butterfly challenge)

Bonnie said...

These bunnies are adorable and just don't prepare one for the inside of the card! I'm still laughing! Love the butterflies too!

Geri said...

We celebrate Easter all year long...the dust bunnies love to hide under the bed and we often see them sneak out and take a gently rolling stroll down the hallway! Oh, they are so graceful and look so pretty hanging off the cat's tails!

Fabulous post - you truly made my Sunday a fun day! LOVE your card! Totally wasn't expecting the verse! Love the rosy cheeks and the gorgeous butterfly!

On with the DT cap to say thank you for sharing your humor and your card with us at CCC!

Sian Ridley said...

I was starting to wonder where the funny was...but there it is!! I'm never ging to look at a chocolate raisin the same again! Ha ha! This is a beautiful card, very detailed but with subtle colourings - I love it :)

I hope you're well my darling, it feels like ages since we exchanged communications and for that I can only apologise :)

MaryH said...

Mrs.A will love this card (just as I do too!). I'm smiling at the inside sentiment, which rather took me by surprise after the beauty on the outside. WTG! Oh Happy Day as well. Got a heads up from Donna E, that blogger was playing nice. I just zipped over to Dawn's, and was able to join PLUS my profile pic showed up too! Been MIA since Thursday; had fun at the garage sale, now gotta rest up from all the fun & sleeping in a strange bed (noisy motel...room was nice, but 2nd floor and we had very active folks on the floor above us). Fun to go, but nice to get home too! TFS & Happy Sunday. Oh yes, I did say I loved the card, didn't I? :-)

Patti said...

Ha! that is a good one! I just love how the bunnies are there looking so sweet and then inside we see the surprise left in the grass heehee!!!

Have a great day!

Patti

Kristie Goulet said...

Very fun card!!!

Just 4 Challenges said...

What a hoot you are Darnell! love it!
Hugs,Nessa XX

Christine said...

Hello Darnell,
I'll do my best to write in English! Thank you for following my blog, it's always nice to see new people and to learn something of eachother.
I also like what you do and most of all I like your "playhouse"! I'm dreaming of such a place like yours! I have a room for all my stuff but a little house like yours is gorgeous!
Good idea to take the name said by your grandchild. I'll hope I hear your again!
Hug
Christine

Diane Jaquay said...

Ha ha, love that funny sentiment, and your card is so pretty!!

Redanne said...

I love your beautiful card today, the butterfly is fabulous and I love your layering too - very nice composition! And then the inside, that is so funny - my dad worked in a bakery in his youth and he never ate a raisin or current for the rest of his life - chocolate coated or not! Hugs, Annie xx

Jacquie Southas said...

I will admit my first thought seeing the sweet bunnies and butterfly was "I don't get it" and then came the sentiment LOL - well done, even if it takes you out of the "classy & elegant" category LOL :)

Jen said...

So mild mannered on the outside and a whole lot of fun on the inside! Thanks for playing along with us at Seize the Sketch!

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

I just thought I wasn't smart enough to get the joke from the outside! lol! Love that pretty butterfly - is that beads on a pin for the body! You are a genius at combining challenges, so I'll say thank you for joining us at CASology and the Card Concept!

Angie Tieman said...

Hahaha! I love your joke card! That beautiful, elegant outside, then what a surprise someone is going to get when they open it!

Hettie said...

Bwahahahahaaa!
Hugs
xx

KayM said...

Hello Darnell! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today! I was thinking of you today and thought that it had been too long since I've visited you! I get so behind trying to keep up with my ct commenting that I don't get around to see my friends. So sad :( But I'm here now :) LOVE your card! Those bunnies are just adorable and colored so prettily :) The message is SO cute!! Love that!! Hope you have a wonderful week and I promise to come visit more often! A visit to your blog is always a treat! :)

Bobby said...

Now I know why I don't eat chocolate covered raisins. lol I wasn't expecting that comment to be inside. On the other hand, dust bunnies I know about. Too busy crafting to care, though. Love the bunnies and that butterfly is gorgeous. I just ordered a butterfly die. I wonder if it is the same one.

Ileana A. said...

The bunnies are very nice and the butterfly is beautiful with the body of pbeads!
See you soon, Ileanaxxx

Barb Ghig said...

Such a pretty card, Darnell! I love the sweet bunnies and lovely butterfly, and of course your unexpected greeting is so fun! You did an amazing job combining all those challenges, too! Thanks for making me smile today!

Pat said...

I love those bunnies and that beautiful butterfly. The inside is a bit of a surprise after the very innocent view on the front, but this is very funny and could put me off eating chocolate raisins ever again. x

Diane said...

Love your funny sentiment and card Darnell, I am still laughing.

Hugs diane

SchnauzerCrafts Creations/Christy Q said...

What a great card, Darnell! Love the inside sentiment - great juxtaposition to the gorgeous and elegant front. Hope you have a wonderful week!!

Susanne Vargas said...

Very pretty card for the unsuspecting receiver and then you open it and find that hilarious sentiment... Too funny!

Patti said...

Hello again friend : ) I have finally gotten my blog candy posted. Thank you for your support! I wanted to let you know I still plan to include your name in the drawing. If you win you can instruct me to draw again or perhaps you will receive the "candy" and re-gift it : )

BIG (((Hugs)))
Patti

Lisa said...

Chuckle, chuckle!!! CUTE card Darnell ;)

Cornelia W said...

Funny sentiment, ha, ha!!! Those bunnies are too cute!

Kelly Griglione said...

Hi Darnell!! I actually DO remember your punch line from last year : ) Hilarious! And from such a sweet trio of [blushing, thanks to your coloring] bunnies. So fun!!

Joyce said...

Oh, Darnell, this is just too funny. I think I will never think of a Raisonette in the same way again. Thank you so much for playing along at CASology this week.

Greta said...

Beautiful--& funny! Have a great week, Darnell!

Nonni said...

Such a cute card... I love those bunnies and the sentiment is hilarious! :) Thanks for taking the TIME OUT again and playing along in our challenge! xx

Andrea said...

great bunnies and it is a fab sentiment inside !...LOL....I can see why its a favourite.. have great week
Andrea x

Carol L said...

Beautiful card with a hilarious surprise inside! You're too funny Darnell :)

Brenda said...

I was thinking how beautiful the front of your card is Darnell and I thought, hey I have that stamp too!! But then I got to the inside and just started laughing. Now there is a stamp I wish I had!! lol Too cute!! Hugs

Ros Crawford said...

I haven't seen this before so it did make me laugh ... I love chocolate raisins ... think you may just have cured me of them now ... Fabulous card!

laurie said...

I did get a chuckle outa that!Cute card!

Sharron said...

Love your sweet & charming bunnies and oh so gorgeous butterfly (love the yellow & blue)! And your sentiment is too funny!!

Monika Reeck said...

Lovely bunnies and I live yozr butterfly...great touch on your card and we have the same idea using the color combo from PPA...but I choose much more butterflies on my card LOL...great card dear Darnell...big hugs...Monika

Planetsusie said...

Whilst I am loving your gorgeous card Darnell, I was looking carefully on the front for the funny bit - meanwhile I am drinking a lovely cup of tea, I looked at the next pic inside the card and my tea came down my nose!!!!! Needless to say I have now finished choking and have cleaned up my desk - lol! I think this is brilliant, the bunnies really got me into a false sense of security and then the inside - well what more can I say!!! Wonderful creation.

Big hugs to you SueP xxx

Marybeth said...

I was thinking nothing funny about this card its just darling! Then I read the inside too darn cute Darnell! Thanks for my morning smile with coffee! Hey new blog name !

Charlene said...

To funny!! The outside looks so innocent and then.....GREAT sentiment!

cm said...

I needed a good Monday morning back-to-work-after-two-weeks-off cheer up, and yes, YOU provided it four fold! Your card is darling on the outside; hilarious inside! Yes indeed, fantastic plus!! Hugs~c

Margaret said...

Great card Darnell and thank you so much for your lovely comment on my LIM win
Margaret x

Sharon Underwood said...

What a funny card! Love your pretty bunnies on the front!!!

Pia S said...

I really didn't expect that sentiment on the inside, love the contrast of the sweet front and funny inside, so cool!

Gay Peplow said...

Hi Darnell, Well I think your card is very funny,particularly inside cute bunnies too :D Thanks for the shout out, kind of you! Have a wonderful week :D x

Nora N. said...

Now this is a funny card!! I love how "innocent" it looks on the outside and then that hilarious sentiment on the inside. Fabulous, fabulous, fabulous!! I think I would LOVE to look at your sentiment stamps. You seem to have some classics that I would love to own myself!! Have a great night!! Nora

Dawn @ LilyPinkScraps said...

Thank you so much for the very warm welcome to your playroom :) What a lovely thing to do on your blog.
Your card is very cute and I'm still giggling over that sentiment - too funny!

Shirley said...

The card is beautiful and will bring an oooh and aaaah! and then he/she will open it and grin from ear to ear!!!

Beverley said...

Cute card & I LOVE the sentiment. Thanks for taking the TIME OUT and joining in on the challenge. Hugs Bev x

Donna said...

What an adorable card! Love the bunny image. Your butterfly is beautiful and the sentiment is a hoot. Great job!

Gerrina said...

Love the front and I am still smiling about the inside... A beautiful card! Thanks for taking Time Out to join us! Gerrina

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Oh my! Don't make me laugh because the next step is a wheeze. Oh my! Such a pretty card front, nice and sedate, "grandma approved" even, and then the inside... what a hoot!!!

Sally H said...

That is brilliant, Darnell! I love the sentiment! The card is so pretty too! Gorgeous and funny!

Katie Melhus said...

Those bunnies are so dang cute! And that sentiment is so fun, what a great card! So glad to see you in the gallery at Seize the Sketch!

Karen D said...

Such a very pretty Easter card Darnell, so sweet and serious...until you open it up LOL. Thank you so much for joining us at The Card Concept.

Karen D said...

Such a very pretty Easter card Darnell, so sweet and serious...until you open it up LOL. Thank you so much for joining us at The Card Concept.

Kim Heggins said...

This is just too cute Darnell...leave it to you to have a sentiment like that...so fun!

Amanda H said...

Nice coloring!

Petra Swart said...

Lovely on the outside and hilarious on the inside!!! Love it!!!

Lyndal said...

ROFL... Fabulous card Darnell, better than any chocolate covered raisin ;)

PapierGirl said...

Beautiful card Darnell and I love that sentiment! lol Thanks for joining us at STS! :)