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!

June 25, 2015

June 2015 PTI Blog Hop and Rudolph Day

Happy 25th of the Month of June in 2015!

In my creative world, if I have my batter in the pan, the 25th of each month means it's time for another fun hop celebrating Papertrey Ink over at Nichole Heady's website and it's time for entering a Christmas card in the Rudolph Day Challenge.

First up is my PTI Hop card:
I covered a white PTI card base with a piece of charcoal gray and white striped vellum from a DCWV foiled vellum pack. Over that I attached another narrower piece of white card. The NBUS flowers, which I've had for well over a year and never used [slap], are from the PTI "Cutting Garden" stamp and die set. I colored them direct to the stamps with my DI markers. The leaves were stamped with PTI pine feather green ink cube. The sediment is from the PTI "Birthday Bash Sentiments" set.

Everything was bewinked and bejewelled.
Here is the darling inspiration photo:
Blog hop inspirationBlog-hop-logo
I'm also entering my card in the Freshly Made Sketches challenge and in Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, "Anything Goes."
Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog
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For my Christmas card for the Rudolph Day Challenge, I made this guy:
I sponged the ColourQ blues onto the card base from light to dark. Percival Penguin is made from a Stamps of Life penguin die and a stamp set called, "More Penguins to Love." The warm knit hat is from a Technique Tuesday set called, "Winter" and the sediment is from a Paper Smooches set called, "Swanky Snowdudes." Every item is NBUS. Goodness, me. The frame was made by cutting out a rectangle mat and then embossing the frame with a Sizzix snowfall e/f.

BTW, here in the States today is the Hallmark holiday, "Leon Day," celebrating that we are prezackly half-way through the year until Christmas! (Leon is Noel spelled backwards.) You're welcome!

The only criteria for Rudolph Day is that you make a Christmas creation, so I used these challenges as my inspiration:
 
And, yes ... since the larger photo doesn't show it, Percival would like for you to see his schparkle:
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Here are some other handsome guys whose Father's Day photo I forgot to show you last time! 
Papa, Adam, Henry, Dan
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142 comments:

designbydonna said...

Love those gorgeous yellow/orange sparkly roses. That make a really dramatic statement. Your penguin is so adorable. They are fast becoming my favorite animal.

Diane said...

Good Morning Darnell, oh love the shiny flower design, and your chilly penguin is just too cute. Your handsome Father's Day picture is wonderful.

Hugs Diane

designbydonna said...

Oh, yeah, those are quite the handsome men in your life!

Tenia Nelson said...

Wonderful cards and wonderful pic!!

Kristie Goulet said...
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Kristie Goulet said...

Lovely cards and picture, Darnell! xo

DIANA L. said...

This is really great!! I love how you glittered up the flowers. Super take on the photo inspiration. love it.
Have a blessed day
DIANA L.
http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com http://dianamlarson.ctmh.com

laughadaisy said...

Great cards, Darnell. I love your interpretation of the PTI blog hop inspiration photo, and your sparkly Christmas card makes me long for cooler weather, haha!

Martha said...

OH, Darnell, what a STRIKING card you've created for the PTI-Blog Hop.
And, your second card is so adorably sweet. Love the embossed frame.

Lisa said...

Pretty PTI card Darnell, those big blooms are scrumptious! Percival is one cool little dude, love his sparkle! Great photo of your guys ;)

Jill Norwood said...

Love your blog hop card for PTI! Yummy blooms! Yay for NBUS! And I love your sweet penguin card too! Such a cutie patootie image!
Wonderful photo too! :)

Maura R said...

Love that gorgeous flower card, Darnell! I have had that stamp too and have only used it about twice - thanks for the reminder! Getting ready to post my PTI blog card too. Such a pretty inspiration photo. What a handsome pic of all your favorite men!!

KandA said...

Both fabulous cards Darnell but Percival Penguin has definitely stolen the show with his little hat and gorgous sparkle xx

Cat Craig said...

Darnell, your PTI card is a lovely take on the inspiration photo. And that darling penguin...of course he's got to sparkle a bit.

artful-notions said...

Ooooh, so sparkly! Love those muted vellumed stripes, too. Adorable penguin. Those dots in the bg are perfect!

Sue said...

Very pretty flower card and I love the Penguin.

Nice to see the men in your life;)

Hope you have a lovely day. Sue

Sarah said...

Super duper cards Darnell, love Percival's schparkle!! xx

conil said...

Happy Leon day to you and Percival. LOVE his sparkly hat. There's just something about penguins. Maybe it's because they're so easy to color. Hmmm. As for your PTI Bloghop entry...you, my dear, have nailed it. Wow! I'm going to add that technique to my loooooong list of things to try. The card, suffice it to say, is gorgeous.

Patti J said...

Lol...so glad you had batter in your pan! Love your wonderful creations, my friend!!! Thanks for sharing them, and for ALWAYS being an inspiration! Hugs...

Pat said...

I love both these cards Darnell. The pretty flowers and stripes fit the PTI Blog Hop Challenge perfectly and you have coloured the flowers so beautifully, and your little penguin looks so handsome with his cute woolly hat on, and how clever of you to find a hat from another set of stamps which fits him so well. What a great picture of all the fellas in your life and also Happy Leon Day. x

Helen F. said...

Love the shimmer on your pretty roses, Darnell. Your card looks like a photo from your garden ;-)
And the penguin is too darn adorable
PS: great pic of your handsome guyz

Inkyfingers said...

Gorgeous cards Darnell! The first one such an elegant grown up card and the second on us just pure cuteness!
HUgs
Carol x

Katie Melhus said...

He is too dang cute with that funky hat! And he's almost as cute as those boys of yours :) Thanks for playing with us at Merry Monday, Darnell!

Diana K said...

Both of your cards are fabulous, Darnell. Love how the PTI Blog Hop photo inspired you - very creative.

Marybeth said...

First I have to say how much I love your shimmer photo! The guys all looks so handsome !
Love your bloom card with the stripes ... you did good you! :)
Second chill card is so stinking cute!

Shannon McComb said...

Both such lovely creations!! Love the bright beautiful colors on your flower card!!:)

mamapez5 said...

The penguin is fun in his woolly hat, and your sparkly flowers are beautiful. Kate x

Lisa said...

Happy Leon Day, Darnell!! Your cards are so gorgeous!! Those flowers look amazing on the first one!! And Percival is so darn adorable!! Love his fabulous sparkle!! And what a handsome family you have!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Julia Aston said...

Beatiful bewinking and bejeweling on your pretty blooms - love the stipes on the edges - and your little penguiny is totally cute in his knit hat (did you make it for him??!!) have a great weekend in case I don't see you tomorrow ! Julia xx

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

Lovely cards !! I loved the blooms on first one..pretty and the penguin is so cute :)

Ann said...

Super cute, love the blooms on the first one.

Marcia HIll said...

Sparkly perfection Darnell...those flowers are just gorgeous and really pop against your striped vellum. And your penguin card is just adorable...love that face!! And a handsome looking group of guys in your photo!! :0)

Nora N. said...

You are a hoot Darnell. Those flowers are STUNNING and I love the sparkle and shine!! The second card is totally adorable. I love how you used different stamp sets to put the whole penguin together. Totally adorable design!!

scrappymo! said...

So cute!!! I think I have that penguin stamp and die too!!!
Small world...right???

Yours is so fun and cute with the toque on...and perfect framed with that cool snowy day frame!

Thanks for taking part in the June Rudolph Days Challenge.

sarah.boirin said...

Love your cards, your flower one is so pretty with all the glitter (you can never have too much glitter!) I love your craft study too - lucky you.x

Carol said...

Your roses are gorgeous Darnell, so pretty. Love Percival though...such a cutie. Great photo of the boys too. Carol x

Carole said...

Two wonderful creations...love the orange roses in the first one and the penguin is adorable in his hat! Good photo of the men in your life!

Betty Wright said...

Both cards are wonderful, Darnell! I love the technique with the flowers and I just heart me some penguins! Beautiful!

Michelle said...

Two beautiful cards... and those Cutting Garden flowers and leaves are just perfect for the Blog Hop! LOVE!!

Stamps and Paper said...

Gorgeous flower card Darnell and your little penguin is just adorable

Anne

Jean said...

Love your cute little penguin with his woolly hat and frosty sparkle.I like the snowy embossed frame and funky greeting as well.
Your beautiful bright flowers make a wonderful sunny card, perfect for a summer birthday.
Jean x

Joanne said...

Love your papertrey blog hop card, very pretty

Sue - said...

Two gorgeous cards Darnell - pretty flowers and a really really cute penguin. Super photo of all your men too!

Eve Maynard said...

Hi Darnell
two fabulous cards there and if you twisted my arm behind my back I would have to say that the first one is my favourite!
I love the layout, the oh so sparkly flowers and that sentiment is just scrumptious!!
Hope you have a lovely weekend.
xx

Maria A. said...

Love, love those flowers Darnell, how beautiful the are!! and this cute little penguin, oh my, adorable.
And what a handsome group of guys in that fabulous picture, thank you for sharing.

Karen C. said...

Love both of your sparkly cards, Darnell. The flowers are perfect for the PTI challenge and the little penguin is adorable.

Kathleen said...

Two fabulous cards, the flowers are gorgeous as is the super cute penguin, love all the glitter.

Kath x

SARN said...

One adorable Spring like card and the other a festive fancy for December! Love the variety!

Happy Rudolph Day!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Liz said...

Great take on the inspirational photo. I love the vellum stripes down the sides, they really set the flowers off. Cute, adorable little penguin on your second card, just love his little hat. xx

adele holcomb said...

Cute little penguin, and I like your take on the PTI inspiration (I seriously want those shoes!) It was interesting to see that so many folks picked up on the gray stripes, including me!

Sharon Underwood said...

Both of your cards are awesome, Darnell! Love the penguin with the cap! I have that one, too. Love it!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Beautiful floral card and I love the cute penguin too. Great artwork my friend.

Pollard Carole said...

Great photo of your boys its lovely. you must be so proud of them. Love your cards especially those flowers and cute penguins just fabulous Love and hugs Carole x

Brenda said...

Oh Auntie, what beautiful flowers!!! What a beautiful card!!! I love those flowers and I love that vellum you used, your take on the inspiration photo is fabulous! Love, love love. I also love that sweet Rudolph Day card, how cute it that little penguin?! I love the sparkle on both cards, who can resist sparkle?!! lol And OMGosh, look at those handsome guys you have in your life Auntie! I would say you are one blessed and lucky woman! I know you have to be so proud of all of them. Hugs, Brenda

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Sweet and pretty bloom! Wonderful work Darnell!

Simply Shaz said...

Such a lovely card :) loving the penguin one too, thaks for your kind comments on my blog.
Shaz x

Redanne said...

Both cards are wonderful Darnell, the flowers - bewinked and bejewelled are just gorgeous, love the colours! The penguin is so cute with his bobble hat on too! Great photo of the men in your life too, those boys are growing up fast.... Hugs, Annie xxx

Luanne said...

Hey! We got the same vellum pack! ;). I love your flowers, I've never quite mastered that set, but you make it look easy! Fantastic card!

Sally H said...

Your PTI card is fabulous, Darnell, but your gorgeous sparkly Penguin steals the show - he is such a cutie! Great photo of the family too!

Brenda in IN said...

I love those sparkly flowers and the penguin is adorable in his hat. Adding that hat was a spark of creation. It is so pretty and shiny. Thanks for sharing another picture with us. You have some handsome men in your family!

VanessaB said...

gorgeous flower card- love the colors! and super adorable penguin! fantastic cards! :)

ionabunny said...

Love the penguin. So cute. You rock. Hugz

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Such pretty flowers, love the inspiration photo! Brrr such a cute penguin! Carri~Abusybee
Skittles!

Carol L said...

OH what fun cards, and I really like all the schparkle! That's a mighty handsome crew of fellows in in the photo too BTW! With all those men in the family, you must be treated like a princess! :)

Kathy Mc said...

Don't have those stamp sets used in your cards, but I'm sure I can recreate something similar to your sweet birthday card. Going to Pin it for later. Gorgeous flowers all bejeweled, and such an adorable penguin all decked out. Great job combining stamp sets and challenges, Darnell.

Lisa said...

I'm back in my official capacity to that you for linking up your super cute Chilly Willy card at ColourQ!

Laura Norris said...

Beautiful bold flowers! And I like the thin diagonal stripes in the background! Mr. Penguin is about as adorable as you can get!

Cindy H. said...

Your PTI blog hop card is truly elegant! I love the narrow diagonal stripes with these beautiful flowers.
Your little penguin card is just too cute! And those handsome guys, all four of them, would make anyone smile :) Lucky you!

Renee said...

They're both fabulous and beyond!
Love your take on the inspiration pic...
and as hot as it is right now...
that little cutie just makes me smile thinking of cooler days!

Claire said...

What a lovely photo of all your boys Darnell - it looks like you have as much testosterone in your family as I do in mine! Such wonderful cards...I tried and tried to think what to do with my PTI stamps using the photo but Mr Mojo has gone walkabout yet again. You've nailed it though. And your Colour Q one is just adorable..how perfect the colours are for a penguin! Thanks for playing along this week!

jenn shurkus said...

wow! those flowers are gorgeous :) the the penguins are SO fun :) thank you for playing a long with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

Kara Lynne said...

What a handsome family you have, Darnell! I love all the sparkle you gave your flowers and your penguin. Those flowers are just gorgeous, btw, and I love the knitted hat on your penguin!

Jen W. said...

That striped vellum is fabulous - I thought it was washi tape at first. :) Those sparkly flowers are gorgeous and that sentiment is one of my favourites from PTI.
As for your penguin? What a cool dude! I love how his accessories match his beak and feet - a very fashion forward bird! Gorgeous inked background too.

Birgit said...

Ok The flower card is so pretty and looks textured with the bling which I love. Percival (LOVE the name) is so cute and he is wearing his snazzy Fred Astaire dancing suit. I love how you combined the colours for the challenge

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Gorgeous!!!!! LOVING those flowers and the penguin!!!!

OH Babs said...

The inspiration photo shoes are the cutest. All the cards I have seen with the shoes as the inspiration are terrific and yours among them. Loved the photo of the men in your life. I am not ready for Christmas cards - yet.

KT Fit Kitty said...

Both cards are gorgeous, Darnell! I love the flowers and the striped vellum on the first card, and your second card is super adorable with the little penguin! Love your inky background and the beautiful embossing. Happy Rudolph Day and Happy Leon Day!

Maxine D said...

Darnell I love that your cards are so beautifully finished every time, and these are fabulous examples of that. Love them both - especially the penguin and his hat!
Blessings
Maxine

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Love those big flowers! You rocked the challenge!!
And that little penquin is just so cute!!!!

Mary-Anne V said...

Wonderful cards...love the elegance of the first floral one and the cute penguin is perfect for the last.

Sharron said...

Love your shimmery beauty and Percival couldn't be cuter--love his hat! And you have quite a quartet of handsome guys there. Bet you had a great Father's Day!

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, your card for the PTI Blog Hop is so pretty! And that penguin is adorable!

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, your card for the PTI Blog Hop is so pretty! And that penguin is adorable!

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, your card for the PTI Blog Hop is so pretty! And that penguin is adorable!

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, your card for the PTI Blog Hop is so pretty! And that penguin is adorable!

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, your card for the PTI Blog Hop is so pretty! And that penguin is adorable!

Vikki Hein, southern Oregon said...

Oh, the best thing about Blog Hops are seeing old stamp sets used again! thank you for the bewitched cutting garden flowers - they really make a fun statement! I so enjoy your blog & all the sediments~

Jacquie Southas said...

Love the glitter & twinkle on the beautiful flowers! How sweet is that little penquin in his cute touque (Canadian for knit cap).

Barb Ghig said...

Two fabulous cards, Darnell! Your 'Cutting Garden' blooms are gorgeous...WOW! Love all the shimmer and shine you added to the beautiful colors, too! Your penguin is adorable! I love his knit hat, and your blue sky background is divine...Loving the embossed card base, too...such a darling Christmas card!
Thanks for sharing the photo of all those handsome men in your life :) Looks like it was a great day for them!
I am so sorry for the delay in visiting your blog...my dd, sil and gorgeous granddaughter were here this week, and I've fallen so far behind! I wanted to thank you so much for your beautiful birthday card...it was so sweet of you!!! (HUGS)

Karren said...

Two fabulous cards, Darnell! The flowers and the stripes look gorgeous together and that hat is just too adorable!

Rose said...

Gosh, such gorgeous blooms & the stripes and sentiment just make it perfect. That penguin is so, so cute! Nothing like a bit of sparkle as a finishing touch! Beautiful!

frommycraftroom said...

WOW 2 amazing cards. Love your PTI card (one day I will circle the 25th on my calender too :) ) Your little Leon is fab too. Love the sparkle on everything.
Great Father's day pic thanks for sharing.

Gerrina said...

Two great cards! Love the way you coloured the flowers on the first; the look allmost real... And the X-mascard is so cute and crisp! Enjoy the weekend!

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Awesome all
hugs Tamara

Debbie Henderson said...

Your penguin is so cute sporting his fancy hat! Thanks for playing Merry Monday with us!

Ros Crawford said...

Two fabulous cards once again ... (BTW I love that play on words - Leon day) super duper photo of your guys too!

Dana said...

The flower card is Gorgeous, fabulous colors!! And the penguin is so adorable!!

Jeanne said...

Terrific cards, Darnell. I like the flowers and how you added the vellum on the sides. The penguin one is adorable! Great job! I think I like the happy photo of the handsome men in your life best, though! Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Jeanne

Birgit said...

Darnell, your PTI challenge card is beyond stunning! I love the blingy bling on those beautifully colored flowers!! Your little penguin card is so adorable too. ;o)

Donna said...

Beautiful family! Fabulous cards too! Your flower card is beautiful, like the vellum edge and the dimension of the stunning flowers, your penguin card is just adorable! Hugs, Donna

Linda said...

Gorgeous Darnell. Great picture of the guys in your life.

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Darnell
Sorry I've been MIA but with Blogger issues and work, I've been like Hammy on his wheel.
Love both of your cards but the summery shimmery sparklyness of the first really appeals to the magpie in me.
Did think Leon Day in the US was strange as I thought you meant Trotsky, hahaha!
Have a great weekend.
Ang x

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Hi Darnell,
your card for PTI is wonderful and also the other one. Your family looks very freindly. Amazing !
Have a nice and sunny weekend, Darnell.
Best regards, Synnöve

Carole Z said...

Love your pretty summery roses and what a fun Christmas card! Your family photo is lovely..have a good weekend, hugs Carole Z X

Deepti said...

Oh Darnell! ur PTI card is sooooooooooo very awesome, the sparkly details on yellow and orange flowers is amazing :)

Happy Dance said...

A stunner and a funner! First, your stunner...I think this one ranks right up in the top five favorites, all time, made by you. It's just beautiful. Those flowers are absolutely gorgeous. And the stripes and sentiment... they pull this beauty all together. Just love this one. Really and truly. Great take on the inspiration photo.
As to Percival...What an adorable little fella. And I'm loving the background you've created. Those blues are the perfect wintery sky and framed by snow...Fun and brilliant card. Well done you! Two WWCD!!! Have a great weekend. Bev

*Vicki* said...

Wow Darnell, your flowers look amazing!! Really love your design and of course I adore the penguin as well because I am a bit partial to them! :) He really makes me smile and so do you!! You are a sweetheart! HUGS

Viv said...

Gorgeous card...just love the pretty flowers and love the cute penguin card too. What a handsome family you have too Dee, we are both so blessed. Thanks for the baby congrats too ;) hugs Vee xx

pinky said...

Loving your sunny flower card Darnel but that cute little penguin takes the biscuit!! Your men are just so handsome and tall looking.

Bonnie said...

These are bedazzling! The cards too!

Bonnie said...

Oops! Thanks for putting a fun hat on your penguin and sharing him with us at Merry Monday!

Sandy said...

Your card is the absolute perfect representation of those cute shoes. Well done.
And the penguin is adorable as well.

A Crafty Person said...

Your blog hop card is beautiful! I love your flowers! Simply gorgeous.

Hettie said...

Twit two Darnell. These are both gorjuss!
Love the shimmering pengwin...very sexy!
Hugs
xx

Greta said...

What a wonderful picture of your guys! These cards are both great, Darnell, but wowzer--those flowers are just stunning! May have to add those to my wishlist now--thank you, my friend!

MaryH said...

Loved seeing the pic of all the boys. What a handsome crew you have available!!! Also loved BOTH these cards. The roses are so attractive with the chic gray striped borders. The color combination worked so nicely together. Also loved the little sparkle guy with his cute little knit cap. Great use of the dots folder to make the frame for his cheeky little self to peek out from the aperture. TFS & Big hugs. MWAH

Monika/Buzsy said...

Wonderful cards Darnell. Love the pretty flowers on the first one. The yellow and orange hues are amazing. Also like the striped edge. We had the same idea. :) Super cute card with the penguin. Awesome coloring.

Kim Heggins said...

Two fabulous cards...love both of them but that sweet little penguin is just adorable. Love your family photo too, so sweet.

Shona Chambers said...

Well, aren't you lucky to have such gorgeous looking men in your life!! Leon Day...really?? Thats so frightening and hilarious. Love your little penguin, especially the blue blended background. I don't have any blue distress inks and keep meaning to get some but my Visa keeps saying no. Might have to wait till my birthday.... And your PTI flowers are gorgeous. The card is so perfectly inspired by that photo with the stripes etc. Your such a little whizz!!

Jane Willis said...

I've never heard of Leon Day before - hope I remember it for next year!
Two brilliant cards -as per usual - and I've just realised what's so special about your work. It's the attention to detail that gets everything to come together so well. I'd never have thought to add that tiny touch of colour into a couple of the letters in the sentiment to link it in to the colouring on the penguin, yet it gives the card a completeness that would be missing if you were to take it away.
Jane

LesleyG said...

enjoyed seeing Percival and all those other lovely pics xxx

walchowDesign said...

Your bewinked and bejewelled flowers look absolutely special, Darnell!

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Hi Darnell, I'm forgetting what I was going to write after scrolling by 122 comments.. then I went back to look at the 2nd card and lost my first comment.. oh dear, I'm back again after scrolling through 122 comments again...I'm challenged and you are very popular :) Love your beautiful sparkling roses, a fantastic design from the inspiration photo. Your Christmas design is adorable. Happy Weekend, Hugs, Shirleyxx

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

ps.. just found the 'jump to comment form'... I am challenged..sigh :)

Chriss Blagrave said...

Super duo of cards Darnell! The florals are really beautiful! Love the colours that you achieved and the winking shows beautifully! Your little penguin has got to be the cutest one I have seen and he sports his hat with such charm :)
Hugs XOX

Notes by Nina said...

Both cards are fabulous Darnell but I am loving that sweet penguin. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

Renata said...

Krasna kombinacija barv. Zelo lepa voščilnica. Pingvinček je zelo lep.

Jerrie said...

Darnell, I absolutely love your yellow flower card. It is simply beautiful. I would like to be wherever that little penguin is today!

Jen Timko said...

What fabulous cards, Darnell! Love the striking flower set! Glad to see you this week at FMS!

Anita in France said...

Bold, full of luscious colour and so gorgeous, Darnell ... those blooms are stunning! Percival's a cutie in his fun, funky woollie hat ... suits his sparkling percy ... oops, perky personality perfectly! Missing you, my friend! Hugs & Bisous, Anita :)

Craftychris said...

Love both these cards! The flower is so pretty on the first and the penguin is so cute on the second. I must do my Rudolph Days card- I am a bit late! xxx

Jill Vickers said...

Percival the penguin - so cute - I love his hat and how he sparkles!

Petra Swart said...

Oh, I love that striped vellum and the stunning flowers on your first card, Darnell!!!!! Beautiful!!!
Love all the shine and sparkle on the adorable little penguin!!!
Are we really halfway to X-mas?? - unbelievable!!!!

Sarah Mabery said...

What a handsome bunch of fellas you got there.

The rose card is stunning. I love the colors you used for the flowers. And they are so sparklely. I don't know how you do it. I never get that much sparkle when I use my Wink of Stella.

Mr. Penguin is too stinkin cute. I thought the hat was part of the penguin stamp at first. That e/f is cool.

Way to use a bunch of NBUS.

Amy O said...

Pretty cards! I love those flowers on the first. Yellow and orange are such cheerful colors. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

Susan Joyce said...

Cool cards Darnell, Lovin' the penguin with his knitted Beanie. Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday.

Geri said...

Love these bedazzled creations! The flowers are GORGEOUS - love the shades of green on the leaves and LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the diagonal border!

Percival steals the show in today's post though! I mean...how could he not? Sporting a mighty fine glitzy hat and an AWESOME sentiment...he is one cool dude!

Nice pics of the men in your life!

Sylvia said...

With 137 comments, I don't know how you would find time to read mine, Darnell! Love your Christmas penguin! Beautifully colored! So happy you played with us at the colourQ.

sandie said...

gosh I seem to be behind! My gmail has again stopped sending me emails when sites I subscribe to do new posts-very annoying! And I am so bad at reading the reader!
I do like these pretty flowers and the striped background. Adorable and fun Xmas card-you are doing well. I need to catch up xx

Taunya Butler said...

WOW - fun cards - each so perfect for the challenge you put them in!! And what a handsome bunch - you are a lucky mama/grandma!!

nwilliams6 said...

Wonderful and super fun cards my friend. Happy too. Hugz

Bobby said...

Both cards are divine, Darnell.