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!

March 18, 2015

I Wheelie Like You! And NBUS Save the Date!

Good Morfterning!

As soon as Lawn Fawn came out with their adorable hamster and wheel stamp and die set, I heard from a lot of you that Hammy is now famous.  Of course, I had to buy it for him and he has been patiently waiting for the unveiling.

And then when Less Is More came out with this week's "One Layer - Include an Animal" challenge, I knew Hammy had waited long enough. Here he is as the star of the card using the NBUS LF products:
You have to admit, he is adorable! The awesome NBUS embossing folder is from Cuttlebug.

I hope you get a chance to join in the challenge at Less Is More! I'm also entering this card in the current "Bare Naked Cards" theme challenge at AAA Cards.
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I simply had to use the dies that came with the set for my second card. Normal hamsters ride inside the wheel as shown above, but not Hammy. Hammy has this unique set up, as only befits a Playhouse hamster!
You've heard of "thinking outside the box?" Hammy likes to "think outside the wheel!"

All the elements are from the Lawn Fawn set, except for the two clouds which are NBUS from the Paper Smooches "Metropolis" set. I'll leave it up to you to decide whether they actually depict clouds on this card or if I meant for them to be little puffs of steam because he is running SO fast. Or hamster toots. Or maybe popcorn. It's all good.

Challenges
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There was another reason I did my Hammy card today. Everything on both cards was NBUS, so it seemed like a good time to seq my way to NBUS Challenge #4!

What's that you say?? NBUS Challenge #4??

That's right! I have turned over another milestone marker in my followers which means it is time for NBUS Challenge #4! This is a head's up that the next NBUS Challenge will go live at 12 AM (midnight) PST, this Saturday, March 21st.

NBUS = never-before-used schtuff. It can be old or it can be new, it just has to be something that you've never used before.

A Change

You know how much I wheelie like you and you made it perfectly clear that you wheelie like me and/or using NBUS and/or prizes, when you submitted 557 entries to the last 3-week NBUS challenge. 

WOW!

I think all your entries are worth commenting on when you go to the trouble of playing and I always find it enjoyable. I know you don't expect me to do that, but it's what I want to do, so to prevent me from burning out and developing car pool tunnel, this time the challenge will only run for ten (10) days.


Save the Date!
March 21-31, 2015

Please go ahead and get busy thinking and creating! If you are new to NBUS or need a refresher about the specifics, all the rules can be found under the tab "NBUS Rules" at the top of my blog.

Five $25 gift certificates will be randomly awarded. The winners will be free to choose any domestic company.

Okay? Are you with me? Are you becited? Me, too!

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127 comments:

Jenelle Triggs said...

How cute is Hammy inside and outside of his wheel! I have that same embossing folder and I have never used it.

Maxine D said...

Wonderful cards Darnell - and I think those thingys in the second card are Hamster toots - after all that exercise I am sure things got stirred up for Hammy, and he would also have needed some gas propulsion by the time he got that far!
Blessings
Maxine

Jane Willis said...

Hammy is an absolute star, he must be very proud to have been immortalised in paper and ink

Jane

Jane Willis said...

Hammy is an absolute star, he must be very proud to have been immortalised in paper and ink

Jane

Milka Gubo said...

Hello Darnell,
Hammy is super cuteeee! And that sentiment... adorable!
I like both of your cards. Gorgeous design, cheerful colors... LOVE IT! :-D
hugs
Milka

Molecraft said...

Two fabulous, fun cards!
Helen x

Čarovnije z male kmetije said...

Dear Darnell, lovely, lovely cards, both! And, yes of course, I'm with you in NBUS. Super and thanks for that we could play with you! Good idea, that challenge is for 10 days :) Big hug! :)

Jessi Fogan said...

HAMSTER TOOTS! omg Darnell I love ya, because now that is exactly what I'm thinking :) These are just adorable (toots and all) and I'm pretty sure my hamster would also prefer Hammy's fun setup :)

Sarah said...

BRILLIANT cards Darnell and Hammy is most certainly a star!! I am so "becited" by the prospect of another NBUS challenge but have to admit a little afraid when I look at the mountain of NBUS sitting in my work room...ooops, how did that happen!!? xx

Inkyfingers said...

Yay, that Hammie has made the big time Darnell, and I love your cute pair of cards. The first one with the embossed background is so beautifully CAS and the second one has sent me away smiling at his antics. Do you ever join in with the acrobatic display?
Hugs
Carol x

hellerlittle said...

woooooooohooooooooo Darnell... you did my day with your Hammycards... I have to lough and that a great start to my day.
NBUS is coming soon .... I´l save the date, couse I love love love it to be part in
CU hellerlittle

Sue said...

So happy to see Hammy making an appearance on your fun cards. Thank you for making me smile.
Congrats on reaching 800 followers, I am looking forward to the next NBUS challenge.
hugs Sue xx

Sue said...

I love both cards. Simple is often best.

Hope you have a lovely day. Sue

Kath said...

Fabulous cards and love the Hammy stamp - so cute. Looking forward to the next NBUS challenge!
Kath x

Sammy said...

How perfect is that set!? I bet hammy is pleased as punch. And those cards are both brilliant.
Also, Huzzah! for another NBUS challenge. I can always count on you to get me to actually *use* some of the stuff I buy. x

Linda said...

Yeah!!!!! Hammie has been immortalised in a stamp, you must be so proud. He's soooo cute too ..... your cards look fab (toots and all!).
Looking forward to NBUS 4 ..... will try my best to join in inbetween the packing!
Have a great day hun :). xx

Lizzy Hill said...

I wheelie like both these cards.....they are so sweet & the colours so lovely and bright. I dunno HOW you managed to get around all that commenting....so good on you.....not that I wish you any less entries....well, I don't THINK I do... do I???!!!!!!!

Rahmat said...

Cool cards Darnell, the first one us a true CAS beauty! And love the wheels on the second one and the matching sentiment. Looking forward to NBUS Challenge, I saved some goodies ; (. Thanks so much for supporting us at ATSM, always a pleasure to see you there.

Rahmat said...

Cool cards Darnell, the first one us a true CAS beauty! And love the wheels on the second one and the matching sentiment. Looking forward to NBUS Challenge, I saved some goodies ; (. Thanks so much for supporting us at ATSM, always a pleasure to see you there.

Liz said...

Wonderful cards, definitely Hammy toots! Hammy must be so proud that he's now an international star. :-). Looking forward to another NBUS challenge. A great incentive to dig out all those long forgotten NBUS crafty things. xx

Ксения Phedra Ли said...

I'm a big fan of your cards! And these two are not the exception! They are both so cute)

Karen Mead said...

Your cards are both adorable Darnell - love the cute hamster:) So happy you joined us this week at ATSM and I look forward to your Nbus challenge #4 - hugs xx

Lucy Woods said...

Oh my gosh these are brilliant!!! That stamp is awesome and the second card so funny! Hammys do like to think outside the wheel I use to have one that would run on top haha
Lucy x

Shannon McComb said...

Soo very cute!! I love your clean and simple design!! Stinkin adorable cards!

LeAnne said...

Hammy is as sweet as can be! LOVE that folder, too!

Carol said...

Hammy is definitely the star of the show on these two fab cards Darnell...and the thought of him "tooting" made me snort water all over the computer!!
Looking forward to the next NBUS challenge...I'm sure I won't have much difficulty finding something to use! Carol x

Pollard Carole said...

This stamp is fabulous what amazing fun cards today just love them and Hammy of course!!. Love and hugs Carolex

Di said...

These are terrific Darnell! Such fun and I do so love the little fella :)

We might have great news here - someone flipped the lid off Spike's feeding bowl during the night. I need Len to come home from archery and check out the CCTV - but am hoping that little Spike is stirring!!

Hugs

Di xx

aussie aNNie said...

Stunning colours, cute cute images, added goodies and most beautiful creation. [so did I really make you speechless?] xx
Have a lovely day
{The Journey is the Start – my personal blog}

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

These are just sooo cute Darnell! They really make me smile . . . now, get on with your classwork! ;) Hazel xx

Lisa said...

You need to prepare yourself Darnell, Hammy's fan mail is going to be delivered by the truckload!! Tell him to start practicing his autograph too. Well, once he gets over the "tooting" embarrassment!! CUTE CUTE cards, the perfect stamp set for you sweet friend!!

Jeanne said...

Ha! Ha! Hammy toots! Sorry, that just makes me giggle. And I am also smiling really big at your cards. Both are fabulous and so are you with all your positivity and encouragement to so many. Thank you for being such a wonderful ambassador for generosity and kindness!

Ros Crawford said...

Oh your cards have me smiling today!! I love the Hamster and your humour! And NBUS no.4 ... Yay!

ilse said...

this is really cute

Julie B said...

Hammie certainly is the star of the show in these two beauties Darnell and not before time! x

Susanne Vargas said...

Wow! Hammy is REALLY famous! He's got his own stamp set! WOW! Lucky guy (and lucky us - we can stamp our own Hammy now)! You made some adorable cards! Love the one where he is running outside of the wheels - so typical of him, right?
And another NBUS? Exciting!

Pat said...

I love your wonderful Hammy stamps on both cards but the second really made me smile with Hammy's acrobatics and 'toots' definitely .lol. Thank you for arranging another challenge Darnell and I have already got my thinking cap on. x

Alanna said...

I'm so glad to see you using the stamps that Hammy made famous. I love both of these and how he thinks out of the wheel. :) looking forward to your next nbus challenge.

Marcia HIll said...

Wheelie, wheelie like your hamster cards Darnell...brings back many fond (and some not so fond) memories of all the hamsters our 3 girls had growing up! Just wanted to say thank you too for all the wonderful comments you leave on my blog...they always brighten my day!! :0)

stampwithsandy said...

Oh I love your adorable Hammie cards, both of them! What a cute stamp set. Congrats on another milestone, and I can't wait to play along with another NBUS challenge!

Jenny L said...

Hi Darnell,
oh that Hammies so darn cute.
I love your fab design cards.
The embossing folder looks like a really fab one own.
Looking forward to you latest Nimbus challenge, as I have just the thing to use for it.
Something I bought with my winnings of your 2nd Challenge, and haven't used yet.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Diane said...

These cards are so dang cute...and I just love that Hammie is full of mischief and thinks "outside the wheel"...LOL....adorable cards and so meant for you to have these stamps and dies!

designbydonna said...

Hammy truly is a star. His cards are so cute. I will chuckle over that outside the wheel all day.

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Sorry I've been AWOL for so long - life is crazy as you know! Love this - I bought the otter but now I may have to go back and get the hamster too! Love the energy of these cards! Happy Wednesday!

Carole Z said...

These are so darn cute Darnell, what a fab stamp, love your cards...sorry I've been a bit sporadic with comments, my work-life-craft is really out of kilter so far this year, hugs Carole Z X

Suze Bain said...

Hamster toots! What are you like! Ha, ha! Xx

Lynette said...

Love both of your cards featuring Hammy! I must say, I really did think that they were puffs of steam from Hammy running so fast, but after you pointed it out, I'd guess it's hamster toots! LOL!

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Hi Darnell, your hamster cards are adorable and very creative, they made me smile. Congratulations on 800+ followers, amazing! Hugs, Shirleyxx

Laura Norris said...

Hammy is so cute both in his wheel and running like crazy on the outside! Really the perfect stamp set for you Darnell!! Super excited for NBUS #4! I went on a crafty splurge recently, so I have a lot of NBUS that needs using! Thanks for stopping by my blog too! I'm always happy when you do!

Cat Craig said...

Fantastic homage to hammy Darnell! I especially love the outside the wheel card. Off to read the NBUS rules, and mark my calendar. Hugs!

Becca Cruger said...

I just knew you'd grab this set as quickly as you could! Ah-dorable cards! I like your explanation with the second one because in my mind I was saying "it's SUPER Hammy!" He almost needs a little cape!
And I can't wait to play with NBUS!

KandA said...

These cards are just sooo cute. Love the little hammy and I like his thinking outside the wheel. Looking forward to using up some of my NBUS again - just got too much to pick from xx

Helen F. said...

EeeEEKkk! How cute is your little Hammy both inside and out of his wheel-playhouse ;-) Seems this stamp designed just for you, Darnell! :-)
Congrats on the latest milestone, girlfriend...and, yes, I am so becited I get to use more of my ever-growing pile of NBUS!YAY!

Jacee said...

LOL LOL this great!!!!
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Dotty Jo x said...

Cute overload! Such fun, Jo x

sandie said...

so very perfect for you! And they sure gave me a giggle!!

Sazzle Dazzle said...

These are so super cute Darnell, especially the clean and CAS layout of the first one. Love it.
You might also like to link up at AAA Cards as we are looking for similar cards their too. Thanks for playing along at LIM. Sarah x

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Whoops! THERE not their!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

OMG what cute card creations! So clever ... certainly made me smile! YIPPEE! A new NBUS challenge ... I have 'saved the date' and look forward to it.
Hugs and Happiness to you Darnell!

Sazzle Dazzle said...

So thrilled to see you've linked up at AAA cards too Darnell. Your card is perfect for that challenge too. Sarah x

Em Louise Fairley said...

Such cute cards and had me laughing with your suggestion of hamster toots! I'll get my NBUS thinking cap on ahead of next week :) x

Christi Conley said...

Don't pinch yourself too hard now!! I LOVE these cards - and I had hamsters growing up, they are so cute!! And, a new NBUS challenge??!??! My goodness, I'd better get busy!! Hugs, Christi

Karenladd said...

Yikes!! Hammy is darn cute inside his wheel....but seeing him leap from wheel to wheel just makes me laugh! Clouds, toots, or popcorn......it's all just perfect!

OH Babs said...

Oh yeah another NBUS challenge. You must have peeked into my craft room and saw all the new things I have purchased - I am good at that.
Hammy's stamp and die cut are the cutest and I love the EF.
Thanks for your concern dear II.

Lisa said...

Oh my gosh, these are the cutest cards!! Hammy is so cute!! He's getting his exercise on ;) I love the embossing folder you used on the first one!! I've got my calendar marked for the 21st!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Verna Angerhofer said...

Well, Hammie really stars in those cards you created. They are just the cutest things!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

That's definitely thinking outside the wheel! I'm so glad you go this set. I had to get it too (strict budget or not) because... duh! I haven't had a chance to play with mine yet and can only hope I do it up as well as you and Hammy have done here.

Petra Swart said...

I wheelie, wheelie like your cute cards and your out of the wheelie thinking on the second card, Darnell!!! Lovely EF!! And yeah for the 800!!! And a new NBUS challenge!!! .. hope my stuff I've ordered from MFT is here in time to use for a card or two to enter!!! You are such a honey to bring us these fun challenges, Darnell and even having some prizes - thanks you so much - always so much fun to take part!!!
Have a lovely day!!!

Kim Heggins said...

Fabulous and fun and isn't Lawn Fawn so sweet to make a stamp set just for you. Adorable cards, just love your sweet critter. Congrats on your milestone so excited for you. See you soon!

cuilliesocks said...

Brilliant card Darnell, love the die and the lovely embossed edges, great CAS card, Hugs Kate x

Monica Maier said...

Love Hammy especially when he's running across the tops of the wheels! Looking foward to the next challenge Darnell!!!

Shelly said...

Two super fun and sweet cards! Love them!

Donna said...

Haha! I wheelie like your cards! Hammy is adorable. Looking forward to a new NBUS challenge. I have lots of stuff to choose from. So enjoy your posts! Thanks for sharing.

cm said...

ACK! These are awesome! Wheelie awesome...and so, too, is hearing about NBUS #4! I'm heading to my mom's next Tuesday (weather permitting since I'm driving on my ownsome), so I'll be playing from her house. Maybe I'll convince her to make a card, in which case, no matter what she uses, it will all be NBUS to her. I'll do my best to be persuasive! We'll plan a phone call, too!
Hugs~c

Leigh Penner said...

Super sweet cards, Darnell! I'm going to try to play along with your NBUS challenge. :)

Jerrie said...

How cute is this little hampster in the wheel!! I agree, less in more. You made a great CAS card!! Looking forward to your NBUS challenge.

conil said...

I'm going with puffs of steam. Just look at him go. Such an honor to have a stamp made especially for him. Both these cards are simply adorable. Love it when a card makes me smile this much.

Geri said...

OMG! Seriously? A hamster stamp...complete with a wheel! These two cards are so stinkin' cute! You killed me with the clouds/toots! Love how you 'grounded' the set of three wheels. My goodness - Hammie is going to be one fit rodent! Fabulous post, fabulous cards. You really do bring sunshine & fun to blog land!

Pat Jandacek said...

Hammy is such a character!! Another laugh-out-loud episode. Some commenter mentioned a cape - he probably has one to get back to the top wheel. Thanks, Pat Jandacek

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Darnell
Love that embossing folder and as for Hammy. . . . . . what a star!
I hope they're not Hammy toots as they're the same size as the Hamster!
Wheely great cards lol!
Ang x

Bobby said...

I thought of you and Hammy immediately when I saw that stamp set and I'm so glad you bought it. I'm also glad for the new NBUS challenge. I was afraid I'd use all my new schtuff before you had another one.

Kara Lynne said...

I was wondering if Hammy was going to beg you for that set! Your cards are so cute! Your second card reminds me of my daughter who never wanted to run inside the play tunnels, but always on top of them! Looking forward to the upcoming challenge!

nancy littrell said...

OMG...Look at that Hammy Go!!! Cute, cute NBUS Darnell :-) I can't wait for your NBUS #4 Challenge..Whoo Hoo!

oldpunca said...

Hammy must be happy to become famous . :-)) Your cards are sweet and funny and I like them both very much. Thank you in advance for organizing another NBUS challenge. I have a lot of new stuff waiting to shine on the card. :-))
Hugs, Sonja

Jacquie Southas said...

How adorable is Hammy starring in his own card series!! Yeah for another flower milestone and NBUS challenge - can't wait :)

Hettie said...

OMG!! Hammy has his own stamp and die set??? I NEED that! It is so darned cute!!
So excited about a new NBUS challenge....I am sure I can find something NBUS!!
Hugs
xx

laurie said...

Hamster toots! Now that's funny! What cute cards you made with that set...sure sounds like you had fun making them,too!

Looking forward to the challenge!

Taunya Butler said...

Darnell - WOW - I am so sure that there is not an awesomer person out there in bloggy land than you!!! You are so fantastic and I am a huge FAN!!! Your cards are darling and I am so glad to see that you got this set - as soon as I saw it, I thought of you!! So now I will be picking something else out for your birthday!!! =] Love how cool your cards are and they are truly "wheelie" fun!! SO excited about another NBUS!!! Marked it down - thank you for your true, complete, total awesomeness!!! Love to you!!

Brenda in IN said...

I thought of you when I saw this stamp set. It is perfect for you! You made terrific use of it too. I love hammy's thinking outside the wheel. That is so cute. I'm going through my NBUS so I'll be ready. I see wrist surgery in your future.

Tracey McNeely said...

Darnell how did you manage to get Lawn Fawn to make a stamp set just for you! Could not be more perfect! I love your two sweet hammy cards! Looking forward to the next challenge--I have kinda accumulated some more NBUS! LOL

Sue - said...

Two adorable cards! Not surprised you HAD to have that stamp set! Looking forward to the new challenge.

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Both cards are so cute, cute, cute!!!! And I bet you couldn't wait to play with these stamps!

ionabunny said...

Oh my. Love Hammy's cards. Especially the daredevil on the triple wheel setup. Ooooh, NBUS. Everytime I use it I think of you. Looking forward to joining the new challenge. Hugz

KT Fit Kitty said...

I got a good chuckle from your Hammy cards! I find one-layer cards so tough - love your embossing folder - great dimension! Thanks for the heads up on the NBUS challenge - I plan to be here!

Carol L said...

Go Hammy Go! I love your playground setup! Such cute cards with this adorable stamp set & die! You already know I love them :) Wheelie I do! *coff coff*

Cheryl W. said...

Super cute Hammy cards! He's an energetic little critter, that's for sure. Looking forward to the next NBUS challenge.

Greta said...

Oh my word--of course you had to have that set! Adorable cards, Darnell! Another NBUS challenge--wow, you're amazing! Of course, 800 followers is worth celebrating, for sure! Lately I've actually been using some new stuff so it doesn't become NBUS, but I still have plenty to use for the challenge--LOL!

Sid said...

Fab cards Darnell !

Anne said...

I KNEW you'd have to get that set Darnell, Hammy has now gone viral!!!
Those stepped wheels are really fun, even if they are powered by hamster toots...
Looking forward to NBUS
Thanks so much for your entry
Anne
Less is More

Barb said...

Hello there!

What an absolutely delightful blog you have! I've enjoyed browsing around,looking at your wonderful artwork. Your blog posts are a joy to read. You have a fantastic sense of humor. Your hamster cards are very cute, too.

You have a new Follower with me!

Wishing you all the best!
Barb :D
thebuzzfromqueenb.com

VanessaB said...

Both cards are adorable. What a cute, fun set. , :-)

Cathy said...

Brilliant hamster cards Darnell, perfect for your little hammy! Cathy x

Valerie Nolan said...

Cute cards Darnell I imagine Hammy is very excited to have such celebrity status! His little legs probably need a rest if he has 3 wheels :0)
Val x

Leslee said...

We wheelie like you too, Darnell! Hammy must be so excited to be the star of your post. Terrific cards. Looking forward to your upcoming NBUS challenge. Love coming to visit your entertaining blog with so much positive energy!

Lee-Anne said...

Hammy is indeed a star! Love this wonderful CAS design, Darnell! Hope Hammy is enjoying his time in the spotlight :)

*Vicki* said...

Oh what fun these are Darnell!! Really make me smile! :) Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Addicted to Stamps & More! Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*-DT member

Chrissie said...

I wheelie like you cards Darnell, I wheelie reading your posts too!
I shall have to think about my NBUS for your next challenge too!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Charlene said...

These cards are stupendous!!!!! Love hammy and your creativity! Yay for another NBUS! Have a wonderful day Darnell!

Happy Dance said...

109....109. And probably 110 by the time I finish this comment and get it posted, lol! I'm sure everyone in blogland had the same thought when LF came out with the little hamster...OMGOSH...perfect for Miss D.!!! And these little cards are brilliant. LOVE them. Fun, happy, and a bit of sweetly silly thrown in for good measure. Love them. Hamster toots?! Had me laughing! LOVE that embossing folder too. Might have to take a closer look at that...or maybe just toss it in my cart...hahaha. Have a great weekend dear sweet friend. Miss you. Say hi to the ladies! Bev

frommycraftroom said...

Perfect. Love the little puffs of smoke Hammy is creating :)

Hettie said...

I have just fessed up to Hubster about my purchase of the dies and stamps - YOUR fault! He likes your card but he raised his eyebrows when I told him about your Hammie! Somehow I don't think he believes me about Hammie! Tut Tut!!
xx

Marisa said...

I think this set was made for you :) We had hamsters as kids growing up and I have fond memories of having to find them when they go out of their cage and setting food traps up a ramp to get them back into their cage etc. Darling cards using the set :)

wienerhoneymooners said...

I agree, this set was MADE for you, WHEELIE love it!!! Thanks for joining us at AAA Cards CAS Challenges

Love your creativity and crafty support Darnell!!!

HUGS!

Sharron said...

How wonderful that Hammy has his own special stamp set! Don't think I'll ever forget the nights listening to my son's hamster running on his wheel! Fortunately your Hammy cards will be the silent variety! Looking forward to a new NBUS challenge. I never seem to run out of NBUS!!

Shona Chambers said...

So glad you purchased the Hammy inspired products, he must be so proud to see his likeness in ink!! And another NBUS, how exciting. Will add it to my calendar now!

Viv said...

Awww so lovely to see Hammy on your cards... he really is a cutie pie!two great cards Dee once again, just love that embossing and Hammy of course and the second card is so clever too.Oooh and another NBUS challenge soon too....wowee! Have a lovely weekend my luverly friend ;) hugs Vee xx

Kathyk said...

I'm doing my very own "Hammy dance" here - what simply splendid makes - gr8 to see hammy got his own range of stamps .... FINALLY!!!

Happy Friday Darnell

Kathyk

Anita in France said...

What a handsome Hammy, Darnell ... even more so because he's keeping in such great shape! Are autographs in order? You had both of us giggling at those hamster toots ... imagine, he's musical as well as a card making genius!! Wondering how long it will be before LF decide it's time for a Darnell stamp!! Hugs & Bisous, my friend! Anita :)

Maura R said...

I personally prefer the idea that the "clouds" are hammy toots! What a perfect stamp set for you, Darnell!

Looking forward to the next NBUS!!

Dana said...

Adorable, Darnell!! Such a cute set and i love the little hamster! Your cards are so darn cute!!! Thanks for playing along with us at Addicted to Stamps and More!!

JD/ Jill said...

Your cards are just adorable!

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

These are SO absolutely adorable! And I always appreciate seeing the stamp used more than one way. What a great product, but you've made it shine with the fabulous colors you chose and the perfect way you arranged these on the card itself. You have a great eye and I'm so glad you shared your talents with us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

Jenny Colacicco said...

I've never seen so many comments on one of our card entries!! Extremely popular!! The hamster image is so brilliant, and i love the embossed edges and layout. Very cas. Thanks for joining us at the AAA Cards Challenge. Jenny x

Bonnie said...

This set was designed just for Hammy and you I'm sure! Such fun cards! Thank you for always making me smile and a lot of others too. If more people would spread joy, the world would be a much happier place for more people.

Sheila H said...

Your cards are so cute! What a perfect stamp set for you.

Justine Hovey said...

I just love your card and that stamp is just too cute! Thanks for playing at AAA Cards Challenges! Justine

Kim said...

Hi there, I'm new to the world of challenges. This sounded like it would have been a lot of fun. I'm sorry I missed it.

Can't wait for your next milestone when you have a NBUS Challenge #5