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December 16, 2014

Guest Designing for City Crafter Challenge!

Hello, Hello this fine Tuesday!

If you stopped for a second and pictured the color pink in your mind and then imagined that you were tickling it on the sofa until you both rolled off onto the floor, you would understand how thrilled I am to be a Guest Designer for this week's color challenge at City Crafter Challenge Blog!

Here is my tri-colored card: 
Ingredients:
NBUS "Pure Innocence Holiday Hugs Snowman" by MFT. 
Colored burlap paper by DCWV, cut with NBUS PTI rectangle scallop die. 
Snow embossing folder by Sissix. SU real red and Bermuda bay inks.
D. Lapi dated hat paper-pieced by snippets 
and covered in pearls of snow.
Take it, it's yours
Prize

Winner will get to choose 4 digital images from Sweet Pea Stamps

I hope you will have the chance to play with these very fun holiday colors! If you haven't previously played at City Crafter Challenge Blog, click on over and check it out! You are most welcome there!

Thank you, Kirsty, for the honor of guest designing this week!

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85 comments:

Lyn said...

Congrats on your guesting spot, your card is adorable love snowmen +++

Charlene said...

And we are thrilled to have you my dear! yay!!!! LOVE your card, snowmen are my fav and this one is so so cute!!!

Inkyfingers said...

I wonder if we will get to build a snowman by Christmas this year. No sign yet although it feels cold enough, so I will content myself by gazing at your very sweet snowman. Love those colours together.
Hugs
Carol x

aileen (mum) said...

Bee uti full card Darnell. Just started into summer here and hot as. Love your colour scheme. Congratulations on being the guest deezinnner

Lyndal said...

LOVE, LOVE your snowman & manly burlap! HUGE CONGRATS on your guesty spot too Darnell :)

Jessi Fogan said...

His dilapidated hat is perfection! Oh, Darnell, this is too sweet :) Congrats on your guest spot - they are lucky to have you!
(Also, I am so far behind I can see my own butt. Tis the season!!)

Julie B said...

Love your cheeky snowman and the turquoise burlap background. :)

Sue said...

Lovely card.

Hope you have a fab day. Sue

Ros Crawford said...

I am so tickled that you are guesting with us at CCCB this week!! I adore your card! Thanks so very much!

Lynn said...

So sweet Darnell. I love the falling snow!

ionabunny said...

This is really cute and gives me much needed inspiration for some cards I have still to make!! Happpy happy to you Darnell. Hugz

Diane said...

Cute, cute, cute...congrats on being GD at City Crafters...a favorite place of mine!! Merry Christmas to you!!!

Linda said...

How cute is this little guy ..... I love him!!
Congratulations on your Guest Spot too .... have a great week hun! xx

~amy~ said...

What a DARLING card...I've really been into snowpeople this holiday season! Such a cute one...and love the pearls of snow.

Gerrina said...

Love that snowman! The blue burlap is great on this card and you used nbusses; great! Have a fun week, Gerrina

icardeveryone01 said...

ConGratulations... darling snowman, D... I'll call you when we have enough snow to build one, if you want to!!
=] Michele

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Beautiful snowman! And congrats on the GDT, they are lucky you agreed :) I hope you are doing well during the busy festive season. Hugs, Shirleyxx

Bonnie said...

Love that colored burlap paper and this adorable snowman with the snow falling all around! Watch out for those alligators! If you kick your feet high enough they can't nip your toes!

Susanne Vargas said...

Congrats on your GD spot! Your snowman framed in burlap is really adorable!

Kristie Goulet said...

Congratulations on your GD spot, Darnell! Your card is darling! Love the falling snow. Thank you for joining us at Merry Monday! Enjoy the season. xoxo

Marybeth said...

Congratulations!!!!!!! What a gorgeous snowman card ! I love the teal burlap ,didn't know it came in such pretty colors! Always loved that snowman. Your GD spot so well deserved .

Kara Lynne said...

Such a lovely snowy scene! I love the snowy background and the cool framing. Congrats on your guest spot too!

alexandra s.m. said...

Love your card Darnell and that cool color palette ;)

Vicki Dutcher said...

What an adorable Guestie card!!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Adorable!!!!! Thanks for being our guest this week at CCCB, what a pleasure to have you with us!

jimlynn said...

CAS and perfection!!! Love that little guy and all that wonderful "snow". Congrats on the guest designer spot!
Lynn

donna mikasa said...

Congrats on guesting, Darnell! Your card is so festive and fun and I'm in love with that teal(?) burlap and all that yummy texture! LOVE!

conil said...

Well aren't you special...guest designer...WOW! Many congrats. You produced an awesome design, as well. That is one sweet snowguy.

conil said...

Well aren't you special...guest designer...WOW! Many congrats. You produced an awesome design, as well. That is one sweet snowguy.

Carole Z said...

Congrats on your guest spot! Love the card - fab design & cute snowman, hugs Carole Z xx

Monika/Buzsy said...

Such a sweet card Darnell. Love the cute snowman and the dry embossing. The burlap scallop rectangle looks awesome.

Patti said...

ToOt tOoT!!! Congratulations friend! : )

I love how you used the Sizzix EF and did not color the "snow where it fell over the snowman! brilliant : )

Patti

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Hey! I know that card! Love the pop of red as much as I did when I watched you make it! So glad you joined us at CASology this week!

Loll Thompson said...

Sweet!! Love this adorable snowman Dolly! Made even more special with the textured blue frame. Lolly xx

Maria said...

What a sweet snowman! Love the background and the burlap trim, which gives great texture! A darling card...love it!:-)

Jacee said...

That's the cutest card Darnell, I love that snowman!
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Redanne said...

Congratulations on your GDT spot!! You certainly did it justice too with your gorgeous snowman card, I love it.... especially the wonderful burlap Hugs, Annie xx

Tracey McNeely said...

What a wonderful snowman Darnell, I just love the burlap die cut frame. Now I must go to Michael's and buy that burlap pad that I have been telling myself I do not need! :) Thank you so much for sharing with us at CASology!

Verna Angerhofer said...

What a cute snowman card and the dotted embossing folder makes for awesome snowflakes too.

Donna said...

Beautiful card, great colors and like how you did the snow with the embossing folder!

Pia S said...

That burlap paper makes a great frame and it looks just like the real deal! Very nice!!

Jean said...

Congrats on your guest designer spot. I love the cute snowman and the lovely colours used.
Jean x

Geri said...

A MA-HOOOOO-SIVE and GI-NOR-MOUS congrats on your DT gig at CCC! A well deserved honour!

Hey...is this a lakehouse card? My mind thinks it recognizes that amazing burlap paper...but it has been playing some cra-cra tricks on me lately...so not quite sure ??? And, I'm at work right now so I can't scoot to my photos to check it out!

The hat really is a show stopper! Love the pop of warm winter red in the sentiment!

kanda said...

This is fabulous Darnell, I love your snowman and the way you framed him. Congrats on your well deserved GDT spot xx

frommycraftroom said...

Gorgeous. Lovely colours.

Becca Cruger said...

Goodness this is the sweetest, happiest little snowman of winter! I am going to guess that you hand drew the lines on the scarf in teal. If so, I LOVE that you didn't color it in all the way! I'm going to have to use that.

oldpunca said...

Dear Darnell I really like your three-colour-snowman card. :-) The picture is sweet and the snowflakes are so festive and perfectly done. Congratulation for the guest designer at City Crafter Challenge Blog!
Hugs, Sonja

Deepti said...

Congratulations on ur GD :) Love ur sweet little snowman and the embossed snow. I also love the blue burlap give a cool effect

Brenda in IN said...

Congratulations on being a guest designer! This is the sweetest snowman with the snow on his hat. The blue is so pretty and I love the pop of pink. It is a busy time of year. We'll all be scarce until after the holidays.

Brenda said...

A BIG congrats to you Auntie! How cool that you were GD! No surprise there when one considers all your talent, and Hammy's talent-you both rock the world of cards. And this card is no exception, it is such a cute, cute card. Love that snowman and heck I didn't even know there was a snowing embossing folder! But I know I love it! Hugs, Brenda

Lisa said...

YIPPEE!! Congrats Darnell and so well deserved!! Your card is just as cute as can be ;)

dottielottie said...

Aww Darnell, I so love your sweet snowman card, he is just perfect for your guest design spot. Congratulations. Sorry for not popping in to visit just lately, have a few health issues and not feeling too well at the mo.
Hugs Lottie x

Carol Cel said...

Great card, Darnell. Congrats on designing. Holiday are a very busy time -- be sure to take time for yourself!

Bobby said...

You're becoming a celeb, Darnell. Congrats on your Guest spot. Your snowman is darling and I love that burlap paper.

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Congratulations!!!!! They got a real prize asking you to be their guest designer! Your snowman card is darling!!!

Melissa said...

Awww! What a sweet little snowman! I'm glad he's sending warm winter wishes because I need them this time of year! Brr! ;)
I love that burlap paper you used as a pop of color!!!
Thanks for joining us over at CASology! :)

Milka Gubo said...

Beautiful card, Darnell :-D
Image is adorable :-D

Pollard Carole said...

Just so cute and well done on your GDT slot love and hugs Carole x

Valerie Nolan said...

Fab card Darnell, love your snowman and that pretty burlap paper. Many congrats on your gdt spot, well deserved :)
Val x

sandie said...

Yummy texture Darnell and congrats on GD x

Kathyk said...

This is just super yummy Darnell and I love your choice of colour - so crisp and fresh

Seasons Greetings

Kathyk

AJ Bodine said...

Congrats on your guest spot Darnell! Your MFT snowman mounted on that turquoise burlap is just so lovely. Love your puffy snowflakes, just a treat to look at!

Dianne said...

Hey Miss Sweet Thing, no apologizes, we are all very busy in this crazy time, I recieved my gorgeous card and am now an owner of a NBUS imagine that can't wait to use them. Squawk it's about time, your guest Designer card is gorgeous, the snow popping out of the card is the best,wishing you a GRRRRREAT Holiday Season, cards in the mail, (((( HUGE HUGS ))) Miss Designer......

JD/ Jill said...

Adorable!

Maura R said...

Love this little snowman with his turquoise scarf and matching mat frame (love the scalloped edges too). Congrats on the GT spot - you deserve it!!

Pat said...

Congratulations on your GD spot Darnell and this is a gorgeous snowman and love that turquoise burlap paper and the snow EF.

Maura R said...

Oops, meant to sign my comment: beesmom at split coast.....

Greta said...

Congrats on the GD, Darnell! Love your festive card with perfect use of the color combo! I have that adorable snowman on my wishlist--now more than ever! Happy Holidays!

Sheila H said...

Congratulations on your guest designer spot. Love the card /)

wienerhoneymooners said...

Love your tickling pink rolloing all over, FUNNY... makes me giggle.

Thanks for joining us at CASology with your lovely snow and so very sweet snowman!!!!

Gillian R said...

This is so cute Darnell, thank you so much for joining us this week at CASolog

Chriss Blagrave said...

Love this jolly guy! He is darling and The red sentiment is a perfect popper! Great falling snow background too...I guess that's why he is so happy 😊

Notes by Nina said...

So very cute Darnell, I love your sweet snowman. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

Karren said...

This snowman is so adorable you can't help but smile when looking at him. He has such a cute little face. Fabulous card, Darnell! Thanks so much for joining in with my challenge at Merry Monday.

Stella said...

This is lovely! Good to have you with us as our GD at CCCB!

Brian King said...

Darnell, It's all been said already, but this is ADORABLE! Super cute image for this challenge. Thanks for playing along with this week's Merry Monday challenge.

Di said...

Brilliant Darnell!! What a cutie pie :)

Hugs
Di xx

Cat Craig said...

Adorable! Happy Christmas Darnell.

Michelle said...

What a sweet snowman! Such a fun card.
Happy Holidays from the team at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. We are so glad that you joined our Anything a Goes Challenge this week. Thanks for playing along. Merry Christmas! ~Michelle
http://www.michellezerull.blogspot.com

Monika Reeck said...

Hii Darnell congrats on GD spot..your card is so bright n happy..that snowman is soo cute n the design is simply adorable..I visiting you again bcoz I see you are a number one participant at CASology..I just created snow card too...happy holiday Darnell..miss you..hugs

Kim Heggins said...

I love this sweet little snowman and I love it every time you use it to make a card...just adorable and one stamp I need to add to my wish list.

Anita in France said...

Such a sweet snowy snowman, Darnell ... he's so cosy in his fetching grey and turquoise ensemble ... and fabulous with the burlap frame! Hugs, Anita :)

Anita in France said...

Ooops, Darnell, it's taken me ten minutes to realise that what I'd intended to write first (above) slipped through the cheese-like holes in my brain and never got written ... so I'm back! Big congratulations, my friend, on your GD spot ... sooo well deserved! Hugs, Anita :)

Rocky said...

The burlap looks great with this cute snowman, lovely texture. Thank you for joining us at TMR.

Tanja said...

this little fellow is just too cute - I hope you had wonderful Christmas days