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!

July 26, 2015

Pressies and Cake!

Hey! How's it goin'? Happy Sunday Funday!

I wasn't going to post this weekend, but then what happened was I was visiting other blogs and I saw a coupla three challenges that I just HAD to play in. I mean, I just HAD to play in them in that stop-the-presses-and-never-mind-about-whatever-it-was-you-were-doing sort of way. I wonder now what it was that I was doing? It can't have been important. She says, hoping.

So here's my first:
This card was inspired by the Muse: Christmas Visions card. This week the Muse is the extraordinary card artist Marika Rahtu of Me and Minime Crafting. Here is Marika's adorable card:
 
Now, seriously, doesn't that make you want to drop everything and play along?! It did me. 
My miniature Rudolph with the goofy doofus smile that makes you smile back is from Your Next Stamp, "Believe in the Magic." The presents (some of which were popped up) were paper-pieced and then fussy-cut using two vo SU stamps. The quizzical little birdie on top is a NBUS stamp from Purple Onion Designs, "Stacey Yacula Studio Winter Bird Sitting" and the sediment is from Stampabilities. Appropriate winking, a Rudolph red nose, and googly eyes were applied!

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Today's Twofer

Over at Less Is More there is a happy celebration going on as Fearless Leader Chrissie turns 70 years young! Chrissie is a card hero of mine who has become a good friend. She was a huge help to me in my early days in Blogland and LIM remains one of my favorite challenges, so I couldn't pass up the celebration party for Chrissie! 

AND, yet another good friend and card hero just happens to be guest designing at the LIM birthday party challenge! Her name is Di and she is the Fearless Leader of another challenge you see me entering often: Pixie's Snippets Playground! At Pixie's the only rule is that you use some snippets (or scraps as we Americans call them) on your creation. 

Here you go:
 
The sweet cake is from Stamps by Judith and the sediment stamp is from PTI. The cake plate is NBUS from Avery Elle's "Fanfare" set. The sweet balloon border was cut from a snippet of SU DSP using a NBUS die from Lil Inkers called "Fanfare Scalloped Border Die." Honestly, I forgot I had it, but Hammy remembered and pointed out that it matched the swirly fanfare scallops on the cake plate perfectly! The corner was chomped and the cake and candle were winked to finish it off.

Happy Birthday, Chrissie, and many more!!

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New Friends Corner

I'm delighted to welcome more new friends to the Playhouse!

Moja fotografijaValery of My Joy. Valery is from Slovenia and she has been blogging since 2014. Like so many of us, Valery started blogging as an outlet to enter her cards in some of the many wonderful challenges available to us. She has since won honors for her cards and I know you'll find her designs to be fantastic and inspirational!

Marybeth Lopez of Marybeth's Time for Paper. Marybeth has been blogging since 2010, which means you prolly already know her! She is on several design teams and plays in many challenges with her stunning works of card art. I often find Marybeth's designs to be pure magic and her work is always impeccably executed!

Alice P. of Scrap & C. Alice is from Italy and she has been blogging since 2012. She is an elementary school teacher who has always enjoyed creativity and playing with paper, glue, and colors. Alice is also a big proponent of recycling, something she learned from her grandmother. I think you will enjoy your visit to see all the ways that Alice gets creative with her cards and 3D projects!

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109 comments:

Rose said...

Had to laugh at that reindeer! Very cute card, especially those eyes and that nose! Love everything about the cake card. Gorgeous colours and perfect matching scallops.

Liz said...

Fabulous CAS cards! The creatures on the first card are SO cute. Love the googly eyes and the perfect paper piecing. Lovely colours on the second card, great design with the matching scallops. xx

Hannelie said...

I love the way you were inspired in both cards Darnell...
The shimmer and shine on your Christmas card is just the perfect touch... and I just want to bite into that birthday cake!
Hugs

Jane Willis said...

What gorgeous cards - I love Rudolph, he looks as if he's got some kind of guilty secret! And Hammy was right about the border die, it matches the cake stand perfectly
jane

valerija said...

I love Rudolph, his nose is so cute.
Hugs, Valerija

Christine Harrop said...

Great CAS card Darnell and you can't help loving that super duper Rudolph!!!!! Fabulous card. Hugs Christine xx

Kathyk said...

WOWser! Two perfectly SPLENDID makes from you today - loving the pile of present card and also the cake/swirls of the second

Happy SUnday

Kathyk

Sue said...

Fab cards. I love non traditional Christmas cards.

Hope you have a good day. Sue

Nancy said...

What FUN Christmas cards!

Redanne said...

Rudolph certainly made me smile, he is just so adorable! I love the birthday cake one too, the cake looks so elegant on that gorgeous cake stand. I love both cards, they are gorgeous!! Hugs, Annie xxx

Margaret said...

Great take on the Muse card! Good that Hammy spotted that scrap - it does match the design on the cake stand.

SARN said...

Well I am just in love with BOTH your cards Darnell. They are superb.

Now, about Sunday being Funday . . . can you come over and reduce my ironing pile to zero please . . . then I can go have fun!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Neets B said...

Two super cards, Darnell. I love your paper pieced present pile (oh, lots of p's there!) and your cute little rudolph. And fab use of the patterned paper given the snippety scallop treatment.
Thanks for sharing with us
Anita x
Less is More

Di said...

Two fabulous cards here Darnell! Of course I adore the citter on the Christmas card, so quirky and cute :) LOVE your snippets card of course, and as others say - the border is so perfect for the scallops on the plate stand!

Hugs

Di xx

Lizzy Hill said...

I've just emerged from the dungeon - OOOPS! I mean the Scrap Room, after two days of die cutting. Get it all done at once is my motto. But my head is sore & my back too!!! Soooo.....I'm glad you got into your room and ENJOYED the creating. LOOOVE your Chrissy card up top. Really yum. The colours on #2 are right up my tree, too....

Ros Crawford said...

Oh my what superb cards!! I love that Christmas card ... Everything is so 'perfect!' And what a stunning Muse ... Your twofer holds my favourite colours ... Just love them together and so beautifully done! have a terrific day!

Aileen (mum) said...

Love both your cards but especially the first one. The googly eyes and all those pressies so cool.

Sue - said...

Whatever it was you were doing it was worth stopping go make these cards. I adore the Christmas one - such a fun Rudolph. Hammy got it absolutely right the die border is perfect!

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Marilyn said...

Oh My!! I love your cards especially the first one with Rudolph.

cuilliesocks said...

Hello there Darnell, what wonderful CAS cards, love the the images and your colours, hugs Kate x

I Card Everyone said...

I DO want to play along! Your cards are so darned cute, D!
=] M

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

These are beautiful! LOVING that Rudolph!!! Soooooooo cute!!!!!

Bananastamper said...

So glad you decided to play this weekend! Loving both of your cards! That second one is stunning - fabulous colour combo - that black cake platter just makes everything pop and love the texture added by your die cut.
Happy Sunday!
Shanna
p.s. Looks like you had a fabulous vacay on Vancouver Island! I made it my home for several months one summer while in University and LOVED it! We spent most of our time in Qualicum Beach and Qualicum Bay working to feed ourselves and pay the bills - and didn't have much time to be tourists - but loved visting Port Alberni, Victoria and in particular Long Beach in Tofino. The hotel I will never forget - The Wickkaninish. Breathtaking views! We loved it enough to return for our honeymoon. :)

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

How very adorable the first card is Darnell! The second is a great example of CAS! Both different and both great! You'll be proud to hear I have used 2 more of my NBUS items on today's card!! Have a lovely Sunday! Hazel xx

Cheryl W. said...

Your Christmas card is my 2015 favorite so far! The critters were a perfect choice to pair with that delightful pile of pressies. Love your snippets birthday card, too. It's colorful and festive. Hammy has a great memory, doesn't he! I need a Hammy to help me remember what I've got to work with, too!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Hi Darnell! I love all of the googling, winking and nose layering going on at your Playhouse...so much cuteness and fun!
Your card for Chrissie had my jaw gaping. Such a stunning card with your colours, fun polkie dots and that scalloped edge from your snippets really adds to the festive feel for Chrissie's milestone birthday!
Hugs, friend!

scrAPpamondo said...

Thanks for have presented me, Darnell! So kind of you! :)
Both yours cards are fun and lovely! I'm in love with the first one, with these cute Rudolph and birdie!! The little googly eyes are soooo fun!!! Love all this sparkle!!Great works, amazing creation!
Hugs, have a great day!

Anita in France said...

Laughed out loud at your red-nosed-shimmery-googly-eyed Rudolph, Darnell ... he's just as fabulous as his gift-balancing-googly-eyed-ear-muffed bird friend ... who couldn't giggle at these two cuties! Yummy birthday cake for Chrissie ... Hammy's such a help spotting that perfect match between the scalloped border and the cake plate ... delicious! Hugs & bisous, Anita :)

Cindy H. said...

What great cards, Darnell! Love your CASE of Marika's card, it's just so fun and makes you smile! Your birthday card is simple and very eye catching - good call from Hammy on the border, too, as it really is a perfect complement to the cake stand!

LauraJane:) said...

Those googly eyes!! Just make me smile:)) Great masking on the stack of gifts!

Pollard Carole said...

You just had to these are gorgeous what great stamps such inspiration Love and hugs Carole x

Jeanne said...

You had me at the goofy reindeer! He is super duper adorable. Who wouldn't like a stack of presents like that?! Great job on that card. Your second card is equally terrific. Great design with colors that are bright and festive. Adore the little cake on the cake plate and the scalloped border. Excellent. Thanks for share and enjoy your day, Darnell.

Ardyth said...

I thought that was one big image - the 3 (or more, since there's more than one gift) work perfectly together! So glad you joined us at MCV this week!

Lisa said...

Both of your cards are gorgeous!! I love that adorable Rudolph with his googly eyes!! How fun!! The sparkle is fabulous!! And the second card is so elegant and beautiful!! Love the colors and design!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Hi Darnell,
wonderful cards as always. So cute and beautiful is each of them.
Best regards, Synnöve

laurie said...

I can see why you HAD to play along! Perfect cards for the challenges too...so sweet!

conil said...

Impressive entry to the "Muse" challenge. You had me at that reindeer. He's so fun and cute. It must be a he because of the antlers. And then there's that pile of paper-pieced presents (say that quick 3 times, then reach for a tissue). You must have the patience of Job. Sparkles, too, a home run in any book. Your twofer is another stunner. Golly, girl, for not having a post this weekend, you did pretty good.

Pia S said...

Glad you just had to play along in the Christmas muse challenge, otherwise this card might never have been. It's too cute, love the funny looking reindeer and all that sparkle and glitter!

designbydonna said...

2 fabulous cards. Adorable moose and chick on the Christmas one. And love that scallop edge on the b'day card.

Birgit said...

I love how you incorporated the Color Q challenge in your Christmas card and piecing everything together so it looks like it was just one stamp. The 2nd card is great with that scrumptious cake

Judy1223 said...

I agree, Darnell, I had to drop everything and make a Muse card this week, too -- and I'm so glad you did because your card is adorable and perky and fun! So much glittery, whimsical goodness in one card!

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Simply brilliant Darnell. Love your cute Muse Xmas creation! The little critters and super cute Reindeer look full of fun and mischief! Then your WOW card for Chrissie is stunning. My favourite colours and a fabulous use of those scraps. Thanks as always for playing along.
Sarah
Less is More

Loll said...

Two awesome cards, my friend. LOVE the masking you've done to have your adorable stack of sparkly gifts, and the two "guarding" them are so sweet. Great colouring! And the design of your second card is fantastic. LOVE the scalloped borders that tie into the design of your pretty watercoloured birthday cake and dish. Fabulous colours as well! :) xx

Kristi said...

Two more beautiful cards from you! I love the sparkles on your presents. Who wouldn't love receiving those?

MaryH said...

Not just one, but two! How do you ever manage to do Anything else?! And yes, This doofus Rudy just made me smile (couldn't help it!) Love that red nose with his expression. And the pile of paper pieced gifts...amazing. A great combination of images & colors. Loved the pretty Christmas candle, and yes, I do understand the stop the presses urge (it's very easy to postpone housework I think). Great cards, happy cards, make me feel good cards! WTGo! TFS & Happy Sunday

Brenda in IN said...

The rudolph stamp is so darn cute! I love the sparkly presents and the little eye on the bird. That birthday cake is just gorgeous. I love the greens and blues and the scallops are a nice addition.

Hello From Texas said...

Adorable cards Darnell. I the love the Purple Onion birdie, I think I might have that one somewhere. Anyway, just stopping in to say hi. Carole

sandie said...

Pressies are adorable and love to have some cake xx

Pat said...

Two great cards Darnell and the first with that cute and funny Rudolph and the pile of parcels with the also cute little bird is a great version of the lovely card by Marika and I adore his nose and googly eyes. The second card for the lovely Chrissie is so pretty and the cake on it's scalloped stand is complemented perfectly by those gorgeous scallops on the border and love the pretty dots to finish. x

Susan said...

Two fabulous cards, Darnell! Love that cute little reindeer on the first card. I think I might "need" a few cute stamps like this and not so many "serious" stamps! LOL! And, yes, I was yelling at you about our never-ending supply of scrapping/card making goodies! I've been really good lately, though. I haven't ordered anything in about 2 months! Yay Me!! That's not to say I don't see plenty that I'd like to have....just trying to have a little restraint (and I've started thinking about what my kids will ever do with all this schtuff!)

Jean said...

Fun cards!!!

Bonnie said...

That's an awesome stack of presents, Darnell! Are they all for the birdie? Looks like he's claimed them. Rudolph makes me laugh with his googly eyes and silly smile! And what a wonderful birthday card for Chrissie! Love how you've matched the scallops on the side to the cake plate!

Lynne said...

Two amazing cards Darnell, love them both to bits
Lynne xxx

Vicki Dutcher said...

Excellent card for the Muse Christmas!! I'm seeing another win for you with this one! :)

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Wow, your card is as beautiful as Marika card. The great and so funny. I love the reindeer pleased :-)
hugs,
BozenA

scrappymo! said...

Love this pretty and sparkly card! What a wonderful shimmer you achieved on the images.

I am so honoured that you entered a card in my little Rudolph Days Challenge. Sure good to see you here. Good luck in the draw!

Valerie Nolan said...

What a cute Xmas card Darnell just love the birdie with the ear muffs!Cheeky Rudolf too:0) Loving your cake too with all that icing dripping down!I'm excited at the retreats that Kylie is planning are you coming to the UK Darnell?
Val x

Carol said...

What a cutie that Christmas card is Darnell....love your CASE. Your snippet make is gorgeous, love the colour combo. Carol x

Kathleen said...

Wow Darnell, these are two stunners and I do so love the Christmas one.

Kath x

Marilyn said...

Darnell, I feel like I know you since I've followed your blog for awhile. It is so fun to read. Your card for the Muse Christmas Visions is so fun and a perfect take on the opportunities Marika's card offers. By the way, thank you for your kind comments on my card ... I really appreciate.

Kim Heggins said...

Two fabulous and fun cards...just love them both! But your sweet ColourQ card is adorable and I am in love with your cutie pie reindeer! Thanks for joining us at ColourQ!

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Darnell
Sorry I'm all behind (in more ways than one lol!).Been busy with all that carpy stuff lol!
Fabulous twofer. Love the presents stamp on tthe first one.
Sorry to read about the cat pee episode. Hope Hammy has recovered from the ordeal.
Have a great week.
Ang x

Dora B. said...

I am catching up on my reading today and I saw the story of unfortunate Hammy. Hope he has recovered his joi de vivre. Stacy Yakula has some of my fav stamps so I love the card with the Christmas puppies. The cake card is gorgeous; doesn't it give you a great feeling when all the different elements come together so perfectly!

TK Watson said...

Both of your cards are wonderful -- gotta love that "goofy doofus smiline" dog though! Great job on both.

Carol L said...

OMG that deer just caracked me up! I swear he's a grinnin' at me for no real reason, but I LOVE him! Awesome border on the 2nd card too.......I love the scalloped die!

Taunya Butler said...

Your cards today are simply fabulous and so very well done!! Love the stack of presents - you cased that card very well!!! Can see why you had to play along!!

Maxine D said...

Darnell your cards are amazing too, and always beautifully executed. These two are fabulous, and I do love your Rudolph image :-)
Blessings
Maxine

Marisa said...

Great Christmas cards. I have that reindeer too and just love the expression on his face. Great cake card too. Way to drop it all and play along :)

Brenda said...

OMGosh, what a perfect take on the Muse Christmas Visions card by Marika Auntie! I love your sweet, but goofy looking reindeer, the pressies and the cute bird on top are perfect! It's such a stinkin' cute Christmas card! Love the cake card too, that cake plate is so pretty and I love how the die border matches it. The color combo is fabulous and one of my favorite. The enamel dots finish off this festive card perfectly! I know Di will love that you linked up with the challenge she is guest designing! Hugs, Brenda

Indy said...

You did a superb job casing that darling card! I love the reindeer and darling bird! Great work using stamps from different companies to make such a fun card!
Hugs,
Debbie

Susanne Vargas said...

Another awesome twofer! From the sparkling presents to the delicious cake it was a feast for the eyes!

Sharron said...

Oh my, these are both so awesome! Love those adorable little critters. The reindeer is just so cute with his google eyes and bright nose! I really like your sentiment too. Fabulous birthday design with great colors and perfect elements!

Joyce said...

Love both of these cards, Darnell. They are both so whimsical and cute. So glad you 'had' to make and share them this weekend.

frommycraftroom said...

Fab cards. Love the MUSE CASed card. So sparkly. :)

LesleyG said...

That Christmas card is too adorably cute, and love the cake too. don't know why, but was thinking the second would be good male card, perhaps the colours, then maybe coz I'm sleepy, that cake could be a paint tin if you chopped the candle off! minds work in mysterious ways eh?! have a good week xxx

Linda said...

Hi Darnell ..... Two fab cards as always. Love that reindeer ..... he's so cute!!
Have a great week hun xx

wienerhoneymooners said...

Totally wonderful cards, love the glitter, so amazing, so creative!!!!! You are a WONDERFUl card artist Darnell!!! Thanks for stopping by my blog too!

Claire said...

What amazing stamping Darnell! Your sparkly gifts and Rudolph are the sweetest and such a great take on the Muse card and Colour Q colours. Love how you've replicated the cake stand with the border on the second. (Clever Hammy lol)

mandysea said...

I love your little 'present' cards!! They are soooooo cute especially the second one! You sure are getting a great start on your Christmas cards for this year!! It's a timely reminder! And I love your little scrap house... how adorable! And thanks for your lovely comment left on my blog - have a great start to the week!

Maria A. said...

Hello Darnell: I adore your card with the little bird and the presents, I love this stamps from Purple Onion, I discovered this company maybe about a year ago through Pinterest and I just fell in love with all of the sweet images from Stacey Yacula, I have a few of them but plan to get more.
Thank you so much for stopping by my blog yesterday, so sweet of you to leave me a comment. This stamp set is really great, all 3 images are very detailed and perfect for coloring. Please come back soon.
Many inky hugs.
Maria.

www.swimbikerunandstamp.blogspot.com

Craftychris said...

The first card is so cute! I am smiling lots! The second one is fabulous - the scallop border looks so cool and I love the cake! xxx

Julia Aston said...

I can see why you had to stop the presses to create your first card Darnell - you had THE perfect stamps to CASE it - love your sparkly Rudolph!! and your birthday card is just scrumptous!! Julia xx

Em Louise Fairley said...

Both are absolutely gorgeous cards, Darnell! I love them, especially the colors in the second one. Hugs!

*Vicki* said...

I so love the happy image you've used on your Christmas card Darnell!! The sparkle and colors are perfect!! It made me smile!! Loving your gorgeous birthday card as well with the fabulous scalloped border and the colors look delicious too! :) Hope you had a wonderful weekend!! HUGS

Shelly said...

Oooh, fabulous cards!

Karen said...

Darnell, your cards are filled with beauty and sweetness! Both are lovely, but I especially adore the Christmas one. It is bursting with festive whimsy and that is the sweetest reindeer I've ever seen! Thank you for filling my heart with such joy this morning. After an unexpected break, I'm happy to be back to crafting and regular Blogger visiting. Thank you for sticking with me during my absence! Have a lovely day. :o)

Hugs and blessings,
Karen

Jenni's Jems said...

That goofy Rudolph brought a smile to my face too,love this it is just sooo cute and the card for Chrissie is'nae bad'too as we say here in Scotland....translation -great looking card!x

Nora N. said...

The whole reindeer card just made me SMILE. I Love that little Rudolph with the goofy grin. I also like all the sparkle-so festive!!

The second card has divine colors. I like the fun scrap at the edge. I have never browsed this challenge blog and cannot wait to go and visit!!

Thanks for sharing!

OH Babs said...

Two cute cards Irma. The reindeer is adorable and a nice job of paper piecing and fussy cutting. The birthday cake is a nice stamp and I love how the scallops match.

Geri said...

Rudolph really did make me smile back! Your gift stack is awesome, 'specially all bedazzled up! Great color choices!

Adore the curvy border on your cake card and the perfectly placed enamel dots! Tons of gorgeous white space too!

Now, I'm off to wish Chrissie a happy 70 years young birthday!

oldpunca said...

It seems that only I didn't start making Christmas cards yet... :-) I love your smiling Rudolph. What a wonderful design on your first card! Adorable motifs.
For Chrissie you create a fabulous CAS card. I love the simple colour choice. Birthday cake seems to be delicious. :-))
Hugs, Sonja

JD/ Jill said...

Both great cards! And what a fabulous take on the inspiration card!

Sylvia said...

Love your Christmas card, Darnell, I just can't get in the mood for Christmas it is so hot here and getting hotter! Great attention to detail on those packages! Thanks for playing with us, sorry to be so late....trying to keep the plants alive!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Two wonderful cards, Darnell, and was going to pop over but something happened (don't ask me wot) then you said hi first.. Lve these cards beautiful creations!! Hammy is soooo clever!!! ;)
Hugs, Shaz in Oz.x


Marybeth said...

Yes , you did have to play with those perfect stamps you have . Love your darling Christmas card ...winner in my book! The birthday cake card is CAS beauty! Thanks for your sweet words, I have been following you for a long time already but for some reason i now am able to push the real follow button. :)))))

Cat Craig said...

Darnell, your tumble of gifts is wonderful, such a fun and frolick-y card. Excellent entry for MCV.

Marika said...

Darnell, thank you for taking the time to play along. It really meant very much to me. Your card is full of joy, good holiday greetings a d good time! Splendid Christmas card!

Lindsey said...

Love love LOVE the Christmas card! And then there's the gorgeous colours of the birthday card. Happy sigh. :D

Greta said...

That is one adorable Christmas card so cleverly crafted! The second one is beautiful--love the scalloped border & that incredible cake! You're on a roll, Darnell!

Carole said...

Oh my you have been busy...love Rudolph on the first card and what great matching of the scallops on the second one....terrific.Two great designs!x

Anne said...

Wow these are two stunning cards Darnell and both with snippets! Love your Rudolph and LOVE the colours and co-ordination you've got going on on your Chrissie card :)
Thank you for playing along with Snippets for Chrissie
Anne
"Less is More"

Helen F. said...

Oh how fun is this Rudolph?!? He's sure to put a smile on anyone's face. The Birthday cake looks delish ;-)
Love both of these cards, Darnell.

Petra Swart said...

Your Christmas card is as adorable as Marika's, Darnell!!!! Love your cute reindeer and the very sweet little bird - the googly eyes are so fun!!!!
The cake card is beautiful - love those yummy colours and how wonderful that you had a die to match the scallops on the cake plate so perfectly!!!!
Both lovely cards, Darnell!!!
Hugz

Linda said...

Darnell thanks so much for the love over on my blog. This card with the sweet pile of pressies and cute reindeer is so much fun. Have a fab weeeknd!

Shona Chambers said...

Before I forget, Congratulations on winning in the Altenew Blog Hop, can't wait to see what you buy!!! Your Xmas card is super adorable and just love that big pile of sparkly presents. Dave is always calling me a doofus so I can totally relate to Rudolph. And your card for Chrissy is such a pretty combo of colours. How handy that Hammy found that perfect scalloped die, his vision is probably way better than mine!!!!

Sue from Oregon said...

Hey Darnell girl!!! Done with harvest and a few days of vacation...now to get through 2 weeks of wedding planning for a friend and then I am back in buzy-ness!!! Darling cards...love that little reindeer.

cm said...

Good thing you set aside the 'whatever' in favour of card-making, because WOW..two delights! Your googly-eyed, sparkly-nosed, smiley reindeer - sporting a turtle-neck sweater, no less - is beyond adorable! And yes, I've been smiling - and winking - right back at him! The stack of gifts and bird: most sweet! Chrissie's card: fantastic! Love it, as I know she - and all of us - do! Congrats on the Altenew win...looking forward to new showcases!
Hugs~c

Bobby said...

Yes, I can see why you HAD to play along, Darnell, especially since you had the perfect reindeer to keep us smiling. Great paper pieces presents. The cake is fabulous and I love the scalloped DP. It all goes together so well.