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May 15, 2015

Peek-a-Boo and Happy Birthday, Sandie!


Hello and welcome to a SURPRISE birthday party!!

Today we are celebrating Sandie Munroe of London Days as she turns another year older and better than ever! Sandie is well-known and well-loved throughout the towns, valleys, and villages in Blogland! She plays in challenges, owns challenges, designs for challenges, and leaves wonderful comments of support and encouragement!!

I'll cut the chatter today so you can hop around the gallery and go make a card and join in the linky party over on Kylie's Addicted to Stamps blog

As you no doubt know, Sandie loves purple, so this first card is the card that I made and sent off to her:
When she opens up the peek-a-boo opening, she will find a friend who wants to party with her on her special day!
I had to lay the card flat to remove the shadows so you could see him. The "Peek-a-Boo" die is from Pretty Pink Posh. The partying frog is from an OOB company. The "Let's Party" NBUS sediment is from Paper Smooches "Word Salad." 

And that's not dandruff on the card. I shook my Wink of Stella too hard and ended up with a puddle in the lid, so I whacked it with a pencil to shower the card with teeny winkles. Here is a close-up of the second card I made in white. Perhaps you can see the sparkly WOS glittering up the party animal!

Happy Birthday, Sandie, and many, many more! MWAH!!
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Look Away!

Okay, so head's up. The next card I made contains a naughty word. You should click off now if you think you might be offended and think less of me in the morning. 

I don't mean to offend anyone, but I got this stamp set from "Funny Bones" by Riley & Company that just karacks me up. It's an expression we use here in America. I mean, of course, if we're naughty. The modern day version with no naughty word is, "Thank you, Captain Obvious!" 

Anywize, the hamster and I have been trying to figure out a way to design a card for it and we think this peek-a-boo die is the perfect vehicle:
Sherlock
I'm so bad!

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83 comments:

Cheryl W. said...

That's a fun die, Darnell. The first card is fun, but your second card really made me laugh!!

Nessa's Crafty Place said...

Darnell-Loving the peek-a-boo Birthday card-what fun!
Sherlock cracked me up though-how fabby is that lol!!
Have a great weekend :)
Hugs,Nessa xxx

Jane Willis said...

What a great idea, the peek a boo style, I've not seen it before. Love both cards but the second really made me laugh

Inkyfingers said...

Such a fun concept and you certainly produced 2 lovely cards to showcase it. I'm still chuckling as I leave!
Hugs
Carol x

Stamps and Paper said...

SUch fun die Darnell two great cards

Anne

Sue said...

Both cards fab, but as purple is my favourite colour that's my favourite.

Hope you have a lovely weekend. Sue

Sammy said...

You are not bad, you are brilliant. genius even. Love the design and the different variations of it, but my favourite is easily the "captain obvious" one ;-)
Have a fantastic weekend! x

Liz said...

Love your peek a boo style cards. I've not seen this die before. The purple card is so cute, but last one really made me chuckle! xx

Sarah said...

These are brilliant cards Darnell!! No offence taken...in a house full of men that is relatively tame!! Love the peek-a-boo die too xx

Ксения Phedra Ли said...

Thank you, Darnell! You make my day!!! I burst into tears seeing your third card! Live this style!!!! I wish I could have this stamp set)

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Oh you crack me up every time Darnell! Love both your cards and your fun post! Sandie will love that purple one I'm sure and the other is super fun. Thanks for joining the birthday party and for playing along at ATSM! Sarah x

Lynn said...

Seriously...you absolutely crack me up. Love Sandie's card and the Sherlock card. Priceless!

Sarah Gray said...

These are the funniest cards - love the second as that is a favourite saying around our house! Your purple card is perfect for Sandie's birthday - thank you for joining the party :)

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Just LOVE this fun card Darnell! We use that saying in the UK too, well, not us 'ladies' of course ;) Sandie is one vaery lucky lady to be the recipient of such great cards! Have a lovely weekend my friend! Hazel xx

Kylie said...

These peek a boo cards are genius, Darnell! The purple card is SO Sandie and the second one.... I say that all the time!! LOL. Thanks so much for linking up at Sandie's birthday party xx

Leslie Hanna said...

ACK! Now I NEED that peek-a-boo die! I love these cards, and I might need the Sherlock stamp, too. Who said blogging is free?!?!?!

Thanks for playing my Crooked Stamper Sketch Challenge!

Ruby N said...

These are cool cards! I love the die on the first one ;-)

Marilyn said...

Love your cards!! Interesting cut

!neke said...

Love those peek a boo cards !
greetings from the wet Netherlands !

!neke

*Vicki* said...

LOL!! I love your fun peek-a-boo cards here Darnell!! Such a wonderful birthday card Sandie too!! She will love it!! :)

Jeanne said...

Darnell, you are fabulous! Love the cards you created. They are fun and unique, just like you. And the last one? I like you more for sharing it. Hee, hee. Hope you have a fantastic weekend.

I Card Everyone said...

It's official, I love you even more now... ditto your sentiment here. Love Sandie's birthday card...but, if I too could be a toad bit naughty, looks as if his party horn could use a little
fly-aggra!!! Geez I crack myself up some days!!!
big hugs...smooches, too..
Michele

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Ha ha ha, still laughing - such FUN cards!!!!!! Happy weekend to you, Darnell!

frommycraftroom said...

Great cards. I have been looking at that die earlier tonight so glad you showed me how to use it.
Of course I had to look - the warning made me more curious :)
We say that here in Aus
Have a fabulous weekend and a Happy Birthday to Sandie.

Julie B said...

Love the party toad Darnell, you made me smile with that. I'm sure Sandie will too. :)x

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Love the interactivity of this design! Really fun!

Linda said...

Love your peek a boo cards. Something arrived for me today in the post - a huge thank you x

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Fantastic peak a boo cards! You are very creative and clever :) Happy Weekend, Hugs, Shirleyxx

Laurie Unger said...

OK - the Sherlock card had me laughing out loud! Awesome!

jimlynn said...

LOL!!!! Both are outstanding!
Lynn

conil said...

Love the toad card. Have a soft spot in my heart (or maybe it's in my head) for them. Love the die...you can do anything with it. No shit! Fell off my chair when I saw the second card. Laughing so hard my stomach hurts. GREAT SENTIMENT!

Pia S said...

I haven't seen a card made with this peekaboo opening before, but it's not unusual for me to discover new things when coming over here:) super cute cards with a little surprise element, perfect for postage.

designbydonna said...

What fun cards with that peek-a-boo feature. Your frog is "toadally" awesome. PARTY ON!!!

Marybeth said...

Do I need to get the bar of soap! ( as my mother and I would later say to my kids) :)
Love your cards and the purple one for Sandie is too cute love the way you used that die.

MaryH said...

Aw! Really enjoyed BOTH of these! And #2 made me laff all over agin. So we can have another acronym: NSS??? And we will ALL know what it means! Your cards are just delightful, and Big Happies to Miss Sandie. TFS & Hugs

Brenda said...

I love your peek-a-boo cards Auntie! They are just so fun and cute, love that sparkling frog! I do love frogs and when I lived in the south as a young teen, you would find me out catching said frogs. Even as an adult, you will still see me chasing down a frog at night just to hold him. lol It is your second card that really had me chuckling as yes, this is what we say all the time in America! Let's see, if I had a penny for each time this was said or I heard it I would be a rich woman! Love that they made it into a stamp set. lol A very Happy Birthday to Miss Sandie!! Hugs, Brenda

Chriss Blagrave said...

A cutie and a sassy...love them both! Your second card made my smile a little wider 😬
Hugs to you Darnell and have a great weekend!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Cute birthday card and the other one is so funny and hilarious! That cracked me up too!

Brenda in IN said...

Happy Birthday to Sandie. This is a fun card for her. Love the raised peek a boo opening and the surprise inside. The second card didn't surprise me when I saw the inside. I had already said Sherlock to myself when I read the sentiment! Bad me, that I knew what was coming. That is a cute card.

Kathleen said...

Great style of card and quite unique I think, not offended at all, a word I used regularly when I was a working girl.

Kath x

Carole Z said...

These are fab, the Sherlock one really made me grin!So sorry I haven't been by this week or so, life has gotten in the way of blogging lately...! Hugs Carole Z X

Sue said...

I couldn't stop laughing at your second card Darnell!! LOL both are fab ..huggles Sue xxx

Craftychris said...

Both these are fabulous! The second one made me laugh out loud! xxx

Lisa said...

They are both so awesome!! I love that peek-a-boo die!! So fun!! And ha - that second card made me laugh out loud!! These are fabulous!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Pat said...

I love both of these cute peek a boo cards Darnell and the cute frog looks great with that extra bit of sparkle and I have heard of that expression although it isn't something we say over here, but it did make me smile. x

Kim Heggins said...

OH MY GOODNESS...this is just too darn funny and only you could make something like this! I can not wait to show this to Ashleigh, she will love it because that is one of her favorite things to say too!
Love Sandie's sweet birthday card and that adorable little critter tucked inside to say Happy Birthday! Hope you are having a fabulous time on your vacation!

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Great card, so funny! I love your sense of humor, Darnell :-)
hugs,
Bozena

Pam said...

Great card for Sandie, I literally cracked up when I saw the second one. You are a piece of work, my friend. I love it! That's the best card I have ever seen with Paulina's Peek a Boo die. Hysterical!

sandie said...

the perfct card for me-purple, CAS and made me gigle-and thank you so much for the stanps, such a lovely surprie-hubby would love your second card x And thanks for joininf Atsm

Tracey McNeely said...

OMG Darnell I am laughing out loud so hard--not just for the first froggie with a birthday hat card but the second one too! Seriously No Shit!

Anita in France said...

Bet you could hear our laughter from there, Darnell ... these are brilliant! Those peek a boo openings are such fun ... what a total party animal that shimmery languorous toad is! Miss you, my friend ... hugs & bisous, Anita :)

Aileen (mum) said...

I can always rely on you to crack me up, No shit!! Neat cards you clever clogs.

Tanja said...

love your cute party animal and I am sure Sandie will love it, too - thanks for joining us at ATSM this week

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Love this special card
it is so awesome
hugs Tamara

oldpunca said...

Dear Darnell, you are not bad, you are awesome and I like your posts. :-)) Super funny and innovative cards! I like them both. :-) Great idea for someone special.
Have a nice time, Sonja

Jenni's Jems said...

It's been a while since I have visited Darnell and have missed some pretty awesome cards! but your Sherlock card cracked me up ...love it ! x

Birgit said...

Oh I love when someone is naughty and that is a great word and quite endearing to my heart:) Love the card with Sherlock-hahahaaa. The first card is cute and the glitter works

Bobby said...

You're so bad, you're good, Darnell. I had my chuckle for the day (although I don't use that word I can see the humor in it). I love the peek-a-boo die. I couldn't figure out how I'd use it but you've done a terrific job with it.

Valerie Nolan said...

Fabulous purple card for Sandie Darnell love that peek a boo die. Your second card is pure genius!
Val x

Donna said...

What fun peek a boo cards!

cuilliesocks said...

Fab cards Darnell, great design, hugs Kate x

Geri said...

Okay...your first card is fabulously fun...and clean! Your second card is ridiculously fun....and totally made my day! Love your spunk dear friend!

Cazzy said...

I like it, not seen cards like this before!

The frog looks so grumpy too, really funny.

Cazzy x

Leslee said...

I can always be guaranteed to checkle when I come to visit your blog! Your peel a boo cards are terrific!

Lisa said...

What a cute peek a boo birthday card for Sandie! Although that toad looks like he's lacking in the hot air department, his party horn is limp!! Sherlock...you naughty girl!

Tracey said...

Ha ha....such a fun card, love peek a boo surprise! Such a fun element:)

Maxine D said...

Wow Darnell - these are such fun cards, and I love your colour-ways!! love that die cut, and as for your final card - lets just say those words are used here too :-)
Blessings
Maxine

Gerrina said...

What a great purple card for Sandie! And what a super die; love the beekaboo holes! Gives you so many new possibilities! Hugs, Gerrina

Sandy said...

Sherlock card made me laugh.. Good one.

Bonnie said...

That's an awesome die and fun cards! You are amazing to have these ready to post while you're gone!

Barb Ghig said...

I am so sorry for the delay in visiting your wonderful blog, Darnell (I've been off line for a bit)! You totally and completely 'crack me up'! I love that you chose Sandie's fave color for her birthday card...I know she's going to love the peek-a-boo element, too! And your 'No shit, Sherlock' card is too funny! Thanks for the eye candy and the great laugh today!

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Darnell
Love the peek a boo idea (and love purple and sparkley dandruff too)
The No shit Sherlock phrase is alive and well over this side of the pond too so no need to worry, I couldn't possibly think any less of you hahaha. . . . . .only joshing you're an absolute tonic who makes me laugh out loud.
Have a great day.
Ang x

Shona Chambers said...

You can never offend me Darnell, I love a good swear-word every now and then, and try to save them for extra good (or bad) moments. This is an extra good one...its hilarious!! Love it and also your card for Sandie. She will love all the purpleliciousness (?) and bet she had a fabulous birthday knowing how much she is loved by us all.

Taunya Butler said...

YOU are a HOOT!! Always making me smile and I always feel glad I came to visit your blog!! Awesome cards - both of them!! Unique and amazing - just like you!! Thanks for cheering up my day!!

Kelly Latevola said...

What fun cards. I obviously love the second one just a bit more because I'm a little potty mouth at heart :)

Greta said...

I know Sandie grinned when she opened the darling card! So fun, Darnell!

Loll said...

Your peek-a-boo cards are so fun Dolly! Sandie is going to love all that purple! :) As for the second card, well, I say that quite a lot :) so funny! Lolly xx

maria f. said...

You're so gooooood!

Helen F. said...

Oh how funny! That die is perfect for both cards, Darnell! Yeah, the naughty and nice ones ;-)

Petra Swart said...

Oh, these cards are both so much fun and so cleverly done, Darnell, but I could not help but LOL at the Sherlock one!!!! Love both!!!

Kathyk said...

You're right - how on earth did I miss this!?!?!?!? FAB makes and SUPER GREAT in purple!

Kathyk

Cat Craig said...

Sweet purple card, and well I must say I might just think a bit more of you for the Sherlock...lol. Wonderful use of the die, such fun cards Darnell.

Sarah Mabery said...

That die is freakin cool. And the frog made me giggle.

I love the funny bones line of stamps at Riley & Co. The peek-a-boo is great from Sherlock. And I definitely don't think less of you. :-)