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!

May 1, 2015

Vellum and Washi Gold

Whoot, whoot, we've whooshed around to almost the weekend! It may actually BE the weekend where you are!

In my last post, I talked about voluptuous vellum. What can be better, right? Well, how about GOLD voluptuous vellum?!
I embossed my square card using my stitched die from Lil' Inker. (It's really hard for me not to call them Lil' Stinker!) The striped gold vellum is from SU. The butterfly layer is cut using the Lil' Inker stitched butterfly die.

The negative butterfly opening is covered on the back with black polka dotty vellum from a DCWV foiled vellum stack, gifted to me by my friend Greta. The NBUS sediment is from a Your Next Stamp set called, "Whatnot Sentiments Set Four." The gold adhesive balls are from Studio 112.

I had some old-timey fun making my butterfly antennae out of gold wire. Remember those cute little spools of colored wire? Oh, yeah, yet another thing you acquired in every color, but rarely, if ever, use. In fact, some of you paused just then to stare off into space for a minute, thinking hard about where the heck you put those little spools ... .

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Still. No matter how kickyfun it was to make the above card, being ever the practical Midwest gal, I knew that it would be a bleep to mail, so I had Ginger Lee remove the antennae and I replaced it with an elegant black number complete with gown and slippers designed by Memory Box for Chloe:
 
Much better for mailing.

Challenges
Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog
Take it, it's yoursCuttlebug Mania
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I stayed with black, white, and gold for my second card, this time turning to my stashes of Washi tape, patterned vellum, and ribbon:

As you can see, this was super EZPZ. I made the background by simply layering strips of Washi tape. The stitched tag is from Paper Smooches. The sediment is from an old wooden stamp which is unmarked, but I'm guessing it is from one of those Hero Art 4-stamp sets. The patterned vellum is such a glorious embossed gold which I topped with v.o. ribbons.

Challenges
Pixies Crafty WorkshopRRCB13

Just click on the challenge links for inspiration and details on rules, sponsors, and prizes.

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New Friends Corner

I hope you will enjoy meeting these new friends of the Playhouse:

Renata of Renata's Creations. Renata is from Slovenia and she has been blogging since 2011. Renata makes such beautiful backgrounds for her cards. She loves clean and simple cards and has such talent for using die cuts effectively. You will enjoy visiting to see her wonderful talent!

Asmah of Qinaahana Arts And Crafts. Asmah is from Malaysia and she has been blogging since 2011. She is a mother of four and very passionate about everything related to arts and crafts. Her favorite card style is mixed media and shabby/vintage. Asmah also loves needlework, home decorating, gardening, photography, and outdoor activities. As you can imagine, Asmah's energy level is high and engaging!

Sue D is singer21 at Splitcoast Stampers. You can also find her on Flickr as suedflickr. Sue has been a contributor to Splitcoast since 2009! I think her cards are so pristine and so well-made. It's really fun and inspiring to see them as a full-page snapshot on Flickr. At a glance, you can see her fabulous eye for design!

Sarah Mabery of Craft Nerd Creates. Yup, you read that right. Sarah is a self-proclaimed nerd in every since of the word. She holds several degrees, but Sarah also knows how to use the artistic side of her brain. She has been in love with crafting since her grandma gave her a counted cross-stitch in the fifth grade! Sarah only began blogging her wonderful cards a year ago, so please stop in to introduce yourself!

Gail Townsend of Gail's Place. Gail has been blogging since 2013. She started papercrafting about eight years ago when she made a scrapbook for her granddaughter. That lead to stamping and cards and like so many of us, she was hooked! Also like so many of us, Gail loves challenges and has won many awards for her creations, which you will find to be CAS and crisp and inspirational!

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Conundrum of the Day

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why isn't a lime called a green, and 
why isn't a lemon called a yellow?


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121 comments:

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Wauuuu Darnell
your card is so gorgeous
love it
gold hug
Tamara
have a nice weekend

Patti J said...

Ha ha ha....love how you dressed up the butterfly in black - you make me smile! Love coming here to see what you've created, Darnell. These cards are truly gorgeous! The first one actually got a gasp from me when I spotted it! Good luck on the challenges - you're a winner in my book! Tee hee - I've been coming here so long, who knows if I was ever introduced!?! I've known Sue D a long time. She's a wonderful person, and such a talented artist! Have a great weekend, my friend!

jimlynn said...

Well, missy, these are not only beautiful, but stunning and gorgeous as well! WHOA! Love BOTH so much!!!!
So glad to know why I have all that colored wire now too....um...I'm just surprised Jim hasn't found it and started trying to wire something together outside!
Love your cards Darnell!
Lynn

Loll said...

Oh my gosh ... two beautiful and elegant cards Dolly!! :) Love the layered vellum on your butterfly card ... so ingenious! I have spool of gold, copper and silver wire ... but I KNOW where they are and have them handy, just in case! :) Maybe that's why my craft room is overflowing!! :) Thanks for playing along at ATCAS. Lolly xx

Lizzy Hill said...

What's NOT to love, eh? Scrummy combo....LOOOOVE the wire feelers...but yeah, practically speaking!!! And washi bg's always work a treat, I reckon. As shown to perfection here;)!!!

Carol L said...

You worked wonders with the vellum on both cards! I don't play nice with that stuff, but your cards are very inspiring! Yepper, I do have a spool of copper wire and I know zactly where it is - I just don't know zactly what to do with it?! LOL Yours made great feelers anyway :) {for a moment}

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

What a great butterfly card! Love your gold combo colors! Have a great weekend! Carri~Abusybee
Skittles!

Bonnie said...

The wire antenna is amazing but the black is more practical. Love that rich vellum. I have a stash of the SU in silver. I need to use it! Love that gold tag and the Washi tape. Something else I haven't dipped into. Two gold and black beauties (or is it 3?). So glad you shared with us at ATCAS!

Jenelle said...

I love everything about your first card! The design is amazing with the negative die cut butterfly with the vellum showing from behind and also making a border around it. Gorgeous!

Birgit said...

Love the lil'stinky:) I agree that this seems to be a better name...I love the butterfly card and how one sees a bit of gold through the vellum. I also love the 2nd card and have yet to user my washi tape

Lisa said...

There's a whole lot of elegance going on here with the gold vellum and deep dark black!! A...may...zing as always Darnell. Have a great weekend!

Leslee said...

What beautiful cards you created with your vellum and washI.

Claire Grantham said...

Hey Ms Darnell, good to see you over at Retro Rubber. I love both the cards, they are stunning. Thanks for playing with us at Retro Rubber this week. Cx DT

Aileen (mum) said...

Here I sit looking through feedly in between my two grandchildren and their needs. All day and night so the kids could go to a wedding. Love your cards, so love vellum with patterns of gold. And tour washi tape, wow what a brilliant collection. Mine sits and ponders and only gets used to hold down die cuts, havent liked anything I have made with it but I think my choices were tooooooo whatever they arent working. Anyway another one crying time to go, love it all

Dana & Glen said...

Stunning cards Darnell!

Aileen (mum) said...

He stopped crying so just had to nick back to quickly say if they called them all by their colour then when would you know you were talking about a red or a red or a green and a green, you know what I mean!!

Barb Ghig said...

My goodness, Darnell...you have taken 'Gold Voluptuous Vellum' to new heights with your first card...WOW! And, how beautiful your antennae are in gold! LOVE this stunning card! (I didn't have to stare off into space, I actually use my spools of colored wire all the time :)

I love how you played with your washi on the 2nd card, too...so clever, and your white bloom is perfect on Kraft! I think you've really knocked it outta the part for all of these challenges ~ Great job! Hope your weekend is off to a wonderful start!

Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Addicted to CAS!

Helen Frolova said...

Both cards are very beautiful, but my favorite is a washitape.

Di said...

These are absolutely beautiful cards Darnell! You worked that vellum and washi tape perfectly. Tee, her, am sure I have some fine wire hidden away somewhere safe :-)

Hugs

Di xx

Nessa's Crafty Place said...

Very elegant cards Darnell-loving the combination of spots and stripes on the butterfly card and the golden tag card-simply gorgeous!
Hope you have a lovely weekend,
Hugs,Nessa xxxx

Veerle said...

They both look gorgeous Darnell.
Enjoy the weekend.
Veerle x

Kelly Latevola said...

Wow you rocked the gold for sure! I love the "bleep" to mail. We're from the same tribe you and I ;)

Liz said...

Loving that gold vellum! Two beautiful cards, Darnell. I remember the spools of coloured wire well. I know exactly where all mine are..... In a box marked 'wires', gathering dust! LOL! One day I'll blow off the dust and have a play. xx

Milka Gubo said...

WoooW!!! These three cards are GORGEOUS, Darnell!!! :-D You are such an inspiration. :-D
hugs
Milka xx

LesleyG said...

Luvvin the black white gold, two stunning cards Darnell. I'm still lookin for me wire.........even got a little peg board thingy somewhere.......... Xxx

Sue said...

Your cards are stunning Darnell. I love the gold vellum and your designs are so beautiful.
I hope you have a good weekend.
Hugs Sue xx

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Lovely colors, lovely card! Thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

Redanne said...

You do the most wonderful things with vellum dear Darnell, I love the striped one with the spotty butterfly, it is so rich and elegant looking and your gold wire antennae look fabulous (but the Memory Box ones look good too). I love your second card too, it is very opulent, love both of them!! It is a holiday weekend here (May Day) but the weather is not playing ball.... Big hugs, Annie xxxx

Pollard Carole said...

These are fabulous such elegant cards The colours are divine and I did rather like that gold wire its looked amazing.They are just perfect cards Love and hugs Carole x

Sue said...

Loving all of the cards.

Hope you have a nice weekend. Sue

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

"LIl' Stinker" ha ha, you do make me giggle Darnell! I love your use of that beautiful vellum (I have some of that too but) I mostly make a pigs ear of attaching it and I couldn't bear to ruin it, so it just sits in my drawer and every so often, I just open the drawer to look at it!! ;) Have a lovely weekend! Hazel xx

Marilyn said...

Beautiful cards!!

Jenny L said...

Hi Darnell,
2 wonderful and superbly designed creations.
I love them both, but that butterfly one is my fave, as I love butterflies.
Would really love that butterfly die.
oooooooooo! another to add to my very long list.
Love and big hugs to you and yours.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Jeanne said...

Your butterflies are gorgeous, Darnell. I am not into the whole gold thing that seems to be sweeping the crafty world these days at all. But pair it with butterflies and it might pique my interest! Giggled at the wire comment. Yup, guilty! I really like what you did with the washi tape (haven't jumped on that old wagon neither-learned from the wire collection maybe?). Your glittery cards shine wonderfully. Thanks for sharing! :)

2amscrapper said...

beautiful cards! Thanks for following me. Now I'm joining you in your playhouse! Helene

I Card Everyone said...

... and why isn't a mango called a ... wait. Fab cards and I'm jones-ing over that vellum, D.
=] Michele

Jean said...

Two fabulous cards , I love the stripey gold vellum and butterfly die you used on the first one, and the washi tape on the second looks really elegant. Great designs.
Jean x

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Beautiful cards.
I love the black and gold themes - so striking.
Caroline xxx

cuilliesocks said...

I'm loving your carda Darnell, Butterlies are everywhere in the craft world just now so it's always a pleasure to view them and your's are just wonderful, gorgeous designs and colours, hugs Kate x

cm said...

Well, what a shock that I'm kinda-sorta on time with commenting, landing in at #40 instead of my usual 90+ (which speaks to your wide popularity, btw!) LOVE your butterfly cards; holding on to the kitchen counter so as to keep from fall-down-swooning! Awesomeness!
Can't wait to chat on Monday! Yahoooo!
Hugs~c

Laurie Unger said...

Love the gold vellum and this is a great CAS card that is just stunning!

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Darnell
Well they are goldalicious! Gold vellum eh? Well, you are a classy gal, if frugal with your postage lol!
Have a grsat weekend.
Ang x

Maura R said...

Love all these cards, Darnell - so elegant and classy with the gold and white and black. I think my favorite may be the last one- that washi tape makes such a fabulous background!

Sharron said...

OMG, gold vellum--I'm in love! Gorgeous cards, Darnell! Love the butterflies and the washi tape works beautifully!

Marisa said...

Two fabulous cards. Adore the wire feelers!! Great use of the washi on the second card too. Hmmm, hmmm good times two :)

Lisa said...

Wow, they are both stunning!! I love the elegant designs and the details you added!! Gorgeous cards!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Samra Leshinski said...

You melted my heart Darnell!!! Gorgeous take on our challenge! Thank you for joining us this week at CCCB!
Samra DT

Sue said...

Darnell, these are both gorgeous, I love them and am so inspired that you have made yellow (which is my least used colour ever) look so beautiful and elegant...
Sue...xxx

Brenda in IN said...

These cards are spectacular. The butterfly card is truly stunning even with the gold wire antenna removed. What a great card you made with the washi. That was inspired for sure. Love them both.

Gerrina said...

I understand why you had to remove it, but they look so great(on the first photo! The second card is beautiful; stunning how you combined all those challenges! Enjoy your weekend!

conil said...

WOW! These are as good as...well...gold (sorry, couldn't help myself). And, BTW, I know exactedactily where my colored wire is(but it did take me second to think about it)...do you think anyone out there needs some? In any case, lovely B&W with gold cards today...you certainly nailed the RIC challenge (I failed miserably). Good show, girl.

Kamila R. said...

Hello Darnell!!
I was stunned ;) by your wonderful butterfly cards!! I just had to come over and tell you how much I love them! Great idea with the backgrounds and oh just so pretty! :)
I also wanted to say thanks for commenting on my cards lately, you are so very kind - thank you!! :)
Have a great day! BTW - birds must really love you since they visit you so often! :)

Chriss Blagrave said...

Loving all of your vellum cards and how beautiful to mix all of the patterns! Love the butterfly card, both versions and I think I know where my little spools of wire are hiding :)
Love the card for the Runway Inspired challenge...I could not come up with a card :(. Maybe next week!
Have a wonderful weekend!

Buttons said...

Loving how you've used that luscious vellum here Darnell! Jenny x

JoAnn said...

Wow, both your cards are gorgeous. Love everything about them.

Carole Z said...

Gorgeous cards Darnell, love them!Hugs Carole Z X

Tracey McNeely said...

Gold and vellum, these are so gorgeous Darnell!

Jacee said...

Fabulous designs Darnell!
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Unknown said...

Love both of your cards! I just received my pack of the SU Gold Fancy Foil Vellum. Can't wait to play. And yes, I do have those rolls of wire. Just came across them the other day when rearranging a drawer. Do like it for masculine cards..and will use it when I can give them in person.
Lu C

Verna Angerhofer said...

Really gorgeous cards and all so well created. Love the colors.

Leslie Hanna said...

YAY for washi tape! Love all the gold!

Kathleen said...

Love all the black and gold, great combination.

Kath x

Carol said...

Two fab cards Darnell, beautiful use of vellum again. Carol x

Debbie Mageed said...

What elegant cards! I love the just-right touches for them! Beautiful!! Thanks for playing along with the Retro Rubber challenge this week.

Lynn said...

Think you have to talk to my husband about today's conundrum. He has these types of conversations all the time. And wowzers...gold, velum = fabulous! Love your cards.

maria f. said...

So much beauty to behold with B/W and gold. I think I actually own all those washi tapes you've used - thanks for the inspiration. They look great together!

Pam said...

Love, love, love your all dressed up butterfly. Just stunning. I love coming here to read your blog as much as I do to see your wonderful creations. You are a hoot, my friend. xo

Nancy Thomas said...

Love the black, white and gold - so rich and beautiful. Two gorgeous cards.

JD/ Jill said...

Wow! These cards are both so stunning! The gold makes them look so elegant!

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

All of the cards are fantabulous!!!! Especially the butterfly with his tux on! Haha! You are a funny girl! Love it!

Shona Chambers said...

Black, white and gold is always so stylish! Love the butterfly and the dotty vellum is fantastic! And the gold flower on your tag is simply stunning. Enjoy the rest of your weekend, mine is nearly over....boo hoo.....

Maxine D said...

Oh Darnell - these are gorgeous - love vellum and must use it more :-).
Thank you for your lovlely comments, and the hand is much bettet, thanks, after 3 lots of IV antibiotics, and I am now on oral meds for a week.
Blessings
Maxine

sandie said...

Love the stripy gold and the fun polka dots plus that gold wire is super fun-have a great weekend x

Cathy said...

Gorgeous cards Darnell, this colour combo is so elegant, Cathy x

Ros Crawford said...

Oh my ... Your cards are superb!! This is how I think you should use vellum!! Love each and every one! And Thanks so much for playing along with us at CCCB!!

Craftychris said...

Stunning cards! Both versions of the butterfly are gorgeous, the black antenna dress her up beautifully! Love the washi tape background and the pretty tag on the other card - fabulous! xxx

Marie B. said...

Good morning Darnell! I love your elegant cards on the blog today...super duper job! :)

Karen B said...

Two gorgeous cards Dippy. Think the first is my absolute favourite and it looks just as good sleeked down with it's flat antennae. Love the use of the washi tape and vellum on the second one as well. Can't figure out the fruits at all - but saying that it was probably a man who came up with the names!!! lol

Hugs.

Karendipity xxx

Christine Traversa said...

Love your combination of colors and patterns. So creative! Thanks for doing the RR challenge!

Sharon Underwood said...

Love, love LOVE these elegant cards! The tag is perfect with the washi background, and I just love the butterflies with the window in the middle. Great inspiration!

Pia S said...

Wow, love these elegant designs! Love the antennas of the first butterfly card, but I do agree the black ones are more practical for a card that will be sent by mail. It's incredible what a difference this tiny antenna design makes, like two completely different butterflies!

Sue Rose said...

Love the vellum and the butterfly by Lil' Inkers -- very cute card! I love it and the washi tape one, too!!! Whoot - Whoot!!

Irene said...

Stunningly beautiful Darnell.

luv
irene
xxxx

Stella said...

Darnell I LOVE the way you cased my card. The butterfly is stunning and adding vellum adds a gorgeous touch. Thanks so much for joining us at CCCB this week!Alwats good to have you with us!

oldpunca said...

Both of your gold butterfly cards are gorgeous, dear Darnell. The third one is my favourite this time. :-) Genial background of washi tapes and amazing embossed vellum!
Have a nice week, Sonja

Kim Heggins said...

STUNNING! Really what else can I say? These are over the top amazing and beautiful.

Katy McGloin said...

Two very lovely cards! I really appreciate you joining in on the fun at RRBC. It is so much fun looking at all the other challenges that I knew nothing about as well as visiting people I had not run across before! I hope you will visit Retro Rubber often!

Betty Wright said...

Both are absolutely gorgeous, Darnell! Love the layered vellum and outline stitched butterfly framing! Fabulous patterns and gold accenting on the second card, too!

Karen said...

Darnell, your cards are gorgeous! I LOVE the gold! It's so beautiful in general, especially when designed with so wonderfully. Both cards are lovely, but I especially adore the butterfly. :o) So much sweetness packed into a happy little square. Wonderful work, my friend! Have a blessed night. :o)

Hugs and blessings,
Karen

Karen Mead said...

Two gorgeous and fabulous cards Darnell and I just adore them both:) I hope you are well - hugs xx

Shawna Standish said...

What an amazing drop dead gorgeous card!! The vellum is so perfect for the butterfly and also to show the contrast of stripes!! Awesome job and I thank you for sharing your beautiful card.

Geri said...

No doubt about it...you have wooed the crowd with this stunning creation! I see that I'm not alone when I gasped out loud at first glance! Didn't stop there...had to share a "Wow" with kitty (she loves to see all the new cards posted). Seriously incredible, amazing, elegant! We will be seeing this pretty in the Winner's Circle".

I really love the wire antennae! BTW, went searching - found my stash of colored wire downstairs on Danny's workbench! Turns out he hasn't used any of it either!

Geri said...

"Oh for Pete's sake"...(wonder what that really means???), I forgot to comment on your second card!

Awesome mix of Washi tape and gorgeous patterned vellum! Nice touch with a bit of gingham paired with the sheer ribbon!

April Cheetham said...

Darnell, I love these cards!! Just stunning. I want to call them Lil'Stinker too :-) Glad it's not just me!

frommycraftroom said...

Gorgeous cards.
Pity you had to remove the antenae for mailing. The black ones look nice too.
Now I must use some washi tape - you have inspired me to use some I have been saving/hoarding :)

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

All of the cards made me good dizzy in my head. I keep seeing all of the designs with the bold gold, and I just love it! You have created exceptional cards, Darnell. Gator says hi!

Mary-Anne V said...

Wow what a a great combo...gorgeous card. Need to try vellum with gold.

alexandra s.m. said...

Gorgeous cards Darnell!
That combo of colors has inspired you!
Thank You~

Shelly said...

GORGEOUS cards, Darnell! Lovin' the gold, black, and vellum!

Sue said...

Your butterfly card really has the wow factor, Darnell! That gold striped vellum is gorgeous xx

Sue said...

And thank you so much for taking the time to visit my blog and leave an encouraging comment. Have a great week! xx

Jennifer Rzasa said...

All of your cards are fantastic! I love the gold stripes and the pretty butterflies. Thanks so much for joining us on the Runway :)

Shannon McComb said...

Your cards are GORGEOUS!! So very stunning and elegant, love , love the colors together! Lovely as per usual Darnell!

Mandy said...

Gorgeous cards Darnell! So elegant and pretty.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
hugs
Mandy xx

Pat said...

I love these cards Darnell, especially the second with all the different washy tapes, but the first is beautiful too with the stitched butterfly die and all the pretty vellum. I too have some wire which has languished in a box and will probably continue to do so .lol. x

Jane Knudsen said...

Wowsa! This stunning - a stop dead in your tracks and look again stunning! Thank you for joining us at Retro Rubber!!

Pawsitively Creative said...

Who knew gold could look so good! I am really diggin this card! What an awesome design and wonderful use of vellum. TFS and for your quirky sense of humor. Hugz! ~Niki

Neha said...

Wow two stunning cards. My favourite color combo... and you just whipped two elegant beauties there. Hugs.

Leigh Penner said...

These are so beautiful and elegant!

Joanna Harty said...

Both cards are so elegant and beautiful Darnell! Love them both so much! Thanks for sharing with us over at Addicted to CAS!

Bobby said...

It looks like you have a wonderful supply of vellum and washi tape - and you know how to use it. Wonderful cards, Darnell.

ionabunny said...

Great colours combo. Love the gold vellum and the washi bg. These are all very striking. Hugz

Greta said...

You are really on fire, girl! Catching up on your blog & my goodness your cards are wonderful! I especially love the butterfly card--stunning! Gonna have to use some of my wire for antennae even though the hemp I used for my last butterfly is better for mailing.

The EmBellished Card - Belinda said...

Beautiful cards, but I really love the butterfly card the most. I love the SU! gold striped vellum, it really makes a statement. Thanks for sharing your talent with us @ Cuttlebug Mania - Stamping Challenge.
Blessings,
Belinda

Anita in France said...

Goodness, Darnell ... I'm so late it's almost whooshed round to next weekend!! Oh how glorious are these gold and vellum stunners ... your butterfly is beautiful, no matter how she's dressed ... in both the twirly adornments and her elegant black gown! Wonderful washi ... stylish and striking and just lovely! Hugs & Bisous, Anita:)

Neva Cole said...

Such wonderful cards and love your sense of humor! Those us that have been collecting for awhile have a Hero Artsset or two or three or . . . Thanksfor stopping by at RRBC!

Greta said...

Yah! Congrats on Top 3 at ATC, Darnell! I'll take a tiny bit of credit since you used some of that paper I sent--LOL! Hugs, GG

Monica Maier said...

Hi Darell! Congrats on the ATC top 3 nod! It's well deserved for that big and beautiful butterfly! Thanks for stopping earlier too! ;-)

Monica

Anita in France said...

Yay, Darnell ... congratulations on your Top 3 spot at ATCAS with your delightful twirly dressed butterfly! Hugs & Bisous, Anita :)

OH Babs said...

Winner, winner, chicken dinner.
Congrats dear Darnell.
These cards are all wonderful. What a great color combination. Hooray!

Michelle said...

Wow!!!!
I love the way you used washi tape!!!! Your butterfly card I amazing!!!!