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 7, 2014

Baby Girl Bear and DJKASE #21

Happy Friday!

I'm so glad you whooshed in here on that gust of wind whirling the autumn leaves in a dervish across the lawn!

I'm not up to much visiting or card-making yet, but while I was crafting it up with the BABES, I made a card that I can share with you today. Even in the midst of colorful autumn leaves and the onrush of Christmas, people continue to have babies. Imagine that! My very sweet and talented friend Lindsey of Occasional Crafting recently presented the world with a beautiful baby girl, so I made her this celebratory card. Congratulations to Lindsey and family!
I'm sorry I don't have the card ingredients as they came from the Lake House Lending Library! I can tell that everything on the card was NBUS to me, including my first-time-ever use of Copics! And I also got a tip from Anita BABE to apply Glossy Accents on top of Wink of Stella! Wait. What?! Just look at that sweet little bear, fussy-cut, popped-up, and sparkling to beat the band! 
 
This lovely classic design using tried and true stamping techniques is a straight-up DJKASE of this super delightful card:
LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Celebrate Baby Zoo Babies Stampin Up
It was so fun to get back to doing a DJKASE and the card artist I am featuring today is the immensely creative and enthusiastic LeAnne Pugliese of Wee Inklings. Thank you, LeAnne, for this adorable inspiration! If you don't already have the pleasure of knowing LeAnne, I hope you'll treat yourself with a visit to her!

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Slowly my eyes are healing, thanks hugely to the Mister's ministrations. Mwah to him! And mwah to my friend Susan who came over yesterday and brought sandwiches which we enjoyed outside in the warm autumn sunshine. She was really considerate and didn't recoil in horror when I opened the door. (Although even with my puckered eyes, I did notice that she discreetly steadied herself against the door frame!)

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55 comments:

Donna Nuce said...

Hi Darnell! So glad to see a post from you! Sounds like you are healing well. Your baby card is so cute and I love the idea of using glossy accents over the Wink of Stella! Have a great day.

aileen (mum) said...

Darnell, not planning on posting photos on the before, during and after of your eyes are you? My sister got her eyes done and hide away for a while but insisted on sending me regular photo updates.
Cute card, right into baby cardsat the moment with the arrival of my new grandson, Mason. ahhh nothing beats the cuddles with a new born.

Irene said...

Hello Darnell

I love baby cards, and yours is amazing. I just love the vibrant colours and cutie teddy. Love those little eharts.

luv
irene
xxxx

Carole Z said...

Hi Darnell, sounds like you are doing well, good to know...very cute card, love it! Hugs Carole Z X

Sue - said...

Beautiful baby card love that shiny sparkly teddy. Will be interested to know whether your op really does help the eyesight as I've never heard of that before. If it dies I might have to consider having it done too.

Sammy said...

It's a stunning card Darnell! So very lovely!
And glad to hear you're healing nicely! x

Sue said...

Lovely baby cards. I am drawn to the elephant one.

Hope you have a fab Friday. Sue

Inkyfingers said...

What a great case Darnell and the bear is really cute. Glad to hear that you are healing well and that Kevin has come up trumps with his ministrations. Take care and big hugs
Carol x

Lynn said...

So glad your healing is going well Darnell. I love your sweet little teddy bear. All the shimmer and shine is fabulous.

Marilyn said...

Adorable card!! Glad to hear you are healing well

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Hi Darnell, I'm glad you are healing and taking it easy. Your DJKASE is adorable, I really like the words. Take good care, Shirleyxx

Ros Crawford said...

So glad all went well and you are on the mend ... Wonderful card Darnell!

Jean Straw said...

A pretty baby card Darnell, I love the sparkly teddybear and the lovely sentiment.
Jean x

Karin said...

Hi Darnell, beautiful baby card with a cute sparkling teddybear!
Take care!
Karin x

Sharron said...

Aw, your card is adorable! Love the sparkly, shiny bear and sweet sentiment! I'm sure Lindsey loved it.

Brenda said...

This baby card is adorable Auntie! I love that little bear and can't believe you never used Copics before. lol It sure looks like you have by the way this cute bear is colored. I love the sparkle on him and how you "trapped" that sparkle with the glossy accents. I'm glad to hear that hubby is taking good care of you along with your friend and that you are healing. I know healing comes slowly, but just think of how much cuter you will be! And I thought you were pretty darn cute before you got the eyes done! Big healing wishes and hugs, Brenda

Becca Cruger said...

Your first use of Copics and this is the result? Something tells me we are going to see a rash of beautifully colored cards in the future! Woohoo!

There's nothing sweeter than a baby card and yours is just adorable!

Lisa said...

YAY to your Mister for taking good care of you! Hope you're better soon. Cute card, that glossy bear is nifty!!

Bonnie said...

Awh! This is sweet!

oldpunca said...

Dear Darnell I enjoyed reading your post. :-) Baby card is as sweet as baby cards should be.
I'm sending best wishes across the ocean. :-)
Sonja

Viv said...

Oooh Dee, such fabulous & sweet baby cards, I do like a nice baby card...infact I love a nice baby too lol...I snatched them from my DIL's arms as soon as they used to appear lol..they know the drill now!Ooh I am so sorry about your eye trouble, I hope it is improving now.We take them for granted until we have trouble don't we. It frightened me to death last week when my sight went albiet briefly. Do take care Dee, gentle hugs coming your way ;) Viv xx (((())))

Jeanne said...

Have been thinking of you and glad to hear you are healing - was wondering how you were. Hugs to you, really! :-)

Marybeth said...

Amazing what GA and WS will do for a stamped image, and you captured it in your photo. Adorable baby card!
Feel better soon and can’t wait to see a picture down the road.
Love LeAnne’s work!

Jenny L said...

Hi Darnell,
fab creations for the patter of little feet.
They are super designs, and must have been loved by the recipients.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Redanne said...

Your card is, as ever, gorgeous Darnell but I am more concerned about you at the moment. I do hope you are letting Mister do most of the work and that you are taking it easy! Please! Thinking of you. Big hugs, Annie xxx

Patti said...

Cute card!! Love your bear - he was worth the effort : )

Glad to hear your mister is keeping you in the lap of luxury where you belong!: ) he's a keeper!

Patti

Kathleen said...

Great card and lovley papers and image good tip on the wink of stella
looks great.
Glad you are starting to recover and wonder if you are going around singing 'I can see clearly now the lids have gone' lol.

Kath x

conil said...

Wonderful DKKase. Looks great, as will you once you heal.

Geri said...

My computer room has not been the same lately...so quiet...no outbursts of laughter that send the cats running for cover...but they ran today!

So nice to have you out & about and to hear that all is going well with your recovery :) Great photo of the card...especially how well you captured the sparkle and shine on the bear! I'm still in awe of your "fuzzy" cutting prowess!

Pollard Carole said...

Stunning baby cards and thanks for sharing the glossy accent technique looks lovely. I think the second card is just so cute I love the colour . Hope your eyes are improving daily take care love and hugs Carole x

jimlynn said...

Great coloring with those Copics!!! Love this cute and pretty card.
Lynn

Shelly said...

Such an ADORABLE card! Love the teddy bear! And happy to hear your eyes are healing! Take care, hugs!

frommycraftroom said...

Gorgeous card. Fab inspiration.
Glad to hear you continue to heal well.

Susanne Vargas said...

Your card is pure cuteness! And that bear looks fantastic WoS'ed and GA'ed!

Greta said...

Hopefully it will be worth it in a few weeks! What a cute card, Darnell--bet Lindsey loved it!

Kim Heggins said...

Hello...I have to agree with one of your other comments...I would love to see regular photo updates of your beautiful eyes. Your card is just so so sweet and that teddy bear, so cute.

Craftychris said...

Such a sweet card! Love the sparkly and shiny image and the paper is so pretty! Your colouring is fabulous too! xxx

sandie said...

wonderful colours and bright and cheery-just what you need for a Baby card x

Brenda in IN said...

Cute, cute baby card. The glossy accents over wink of Stella sure does make the little bear shine. What a great tip. Your ribbon matches the cardstock perfectly. I'm so glad you are on the mend and things are going well. I'm glad Mister is right there helping out.

Leslee said...

Adorable baby card. You tip sure does make it glitter and shine. Hope the recoup is going well!

Sue Rose said...

Playing catch up from the past week. Had a huge project at church that had to be finished by yesterday. Love the cards you did this week. All are beautiful. I am so glad you posted about your week in MN, too. It looked like all of you had an awesome time!

Anita in France said...

Hey, I recognise that sweet little bear, Darnell ... all wrapped up in yummy shimmer and shine! Such a sweet, sweet card ... bet Lindsey adores it! Good to hear you're getting lots of TLC ... take it easy for as long as you need to ... and make the most of all those strations from the Mister (be they mini or mega)!! Thanks for the lovely shout out my friend! Hugs, Anita BABE :)

cm said...
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cm said...

How adorable is your baby card, with that glimmery, shimmery teddy! Absolutely darling! We appear to be done with fall, moving right on to winter. Here in Edmonton (woo hooo family time!), the snow is falling, as is the temperature. It's currently -3C, with a 'forecast high' of -11C. Yeah..you read that right. That's what the weather dudes say! Anyway, your post is a ray of warmth and sunshine this morning. Puckered eyelids...poor you. Glad the Mister is tending to his ministration duties superbly!
Hugs~c

Maura R said...

Very sweet baby card! I love the dsp you used in the background. So glad you are recovering steadily!

Jacee said...

Lovely card Darnell, cute little bear and I love the paper
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Karren said...

Such a cute card, Darnell, and I'm so impressed with your coloring - especially as this is your first time with Copics! Wow! That teddy is so cool and sparkly!

Carol L said...

That's such a sweet baby card, and I'll have to remember that trick with the glossy accents over wink of stella! Looks great!

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Your card is darling! Love the shiny teddy bear!
Glad you are healing well! I had a friend who had that surgery and not only can she see, but she looks 10 years younger!!!! Pretty Fab!!!!

Milka Gubo said...

Hi Darnell
Very cute card. :-D I am glad your eyes are getting better :-D
hugs
Milka

Pia S said...

A great choice of card to CASE. Adorable baby card, the sparkle of the teddy looks fantastic.

Gerrina said...

Cute card and I think the bright patterned papers make the card even more beautiful than the lift-card! Enjoy your sunday, Gerrina

shirley-bee said...

Fab DJKASE of LeAnne's card, Darnell, and a gorgeous sentiment! The sparkly bear looks wonderful with his glossy coat:)

Pat said...

Your DJKASE of LeAnne's lovely card is gorgeous Darnell and love the pretty pink and then that cute glittery and shiny teddy bear. So pleased you are on the mend now. x

Bobby said...

Delightful teddy bear card, Darnell. So glad to hear things are mending nicely.