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!

September 4, 2015

Cupcake Confetti and Christmas Pines

Hey! How's it going?

You know what I'm going to say, doncha? That's right, we've whooshed through another week to Friday! Yay, it's the weekend! Not only that, but it's a long weekend with a Monday holiday for some countries!

And it brings us that much closer to NBUS Challenge #5 coming to a theater near you on Tuesday, September 8th!! Hammy and I have been busy cleaning out the Inlinkz boxes for your upcoming beautiful cards. We've also been lining up lots of prizes, but we took a break yesterday after lunch and before nap to play with a couple of card challenges.

First up:
The e/f is by Darice called "Multi Circles." I supersized my tag and made it with this antique tool I have called "scissors." The stitched circle die is from Lil' Inkers. The cupcake stamp is from SU, however, I wanted the flame to be more prominent, so I used a NBUS raindrop stamp from Paper Smooches "Sunny Side Up" set. The "Sweet" is from Serendipity Stamps and the NBUS confetti is a Cutaway die from Winnie & Walter. 

My friend Carol Mayne (Just Me: c) is the designer being showcased at Tag You're It! Here is her outstanding tag which was my inspiration:

I'm also playing in:
RRCB22SIP Color Challenge 12
Today's Twofer

This Christmas card has a white card base and a copper metallic mat from GKW. The Christmas trees were made with Memory Box dies "Pine Border Background" and "Pine Border Outline." The background was cut from a design I made by playing with alcohol and inks on glossy paper. Wait. What? I meant to say alcohol inks on glossy paper. Here is a close-up:
The copper e/p is very old from Stampa Rosa. The sediment, however, is NBUS from the SU "Ornamental Pines" set.

My inspiration came from Kimberly Wiener (wienerhoneymooners) who is the current MUSE at MUSE: Christmas Visions. Here is Kimberly's extraordinary card:
As you can see, I was inspired by all the copper and embossing, including the sediment. I was also inspired by the colorful and variegated backgrounds of Kimberly's trees. Her little bird on the tree top is represented by a copper star on mine.

With all those triangles and triangles inside of triangles on my card, I am also playing in Virginia's View Challenge: Geometric Patterns.
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Planet Delusional

On the home front, I've got a poorly Mister. Last weekend we went away for four days to a lake with some of his siblings and a cousin and their spouses and we all had a great time. Except for they decided to rent a boat and go water skiing like they used to do when they were kids. I mean it's like riding a bike, right?

Not so much. It turns out 45 years might be too long between lift-offs and the Mister ended up with a severely pulled hamstring at best and at worst, the possibility of needing surgery to fix a detached ligament at his hip. We will find out today. In the meantime, the poor guy literally cannot sit down, so he cannot drive, so he cannot go to work. Pray for me him, please.

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106 comments:

Maxine D said...

Oh Darnell I do hope the Mister is o.k. and not needing surgery - for both your sakes.
Love your cards - as usual. You really are the queen of CAS and I so admire your ability to make a superb card that says so much so stunningly.
Blessings (and prayers)
Maxine

Sue said...

Love the cards.

Sending positive healing thoughts to your hubby. Sue

Colleen said...

Oh NO Darnell!! Your poor husband and poor YOU! I surely do hope he does NOT need surgery and can be on his feet in lickity split time! Doesn't he have places to go and things to see in the coming future?? Awesome tree card, LOVE all the copper and shininess of the trees!! Take care friend, prayers for for you both!!

SARN said...

WOW - two very different but equally BRILLIANT cards here Darnell.

Happy Friday . . . have a great weekend.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Julie B said...

Ouch, I feel for you (and your hubby)! Nothing worse than a 'bear' with a sore hip.
Two fab cards though, perhaps Hammy will be seeing more of you in the playhouse if the mister is prowling around the house.
My crafting has been curtailed somewhat by a poorly finger, tried to get my rings off after a too tight plaster made my finger swell and the effort made it so much worse, just left me with a v bruised knuckle! :0 x

Jane said...

So you too have that ancient artefact - scissors - in your tool kit! And you used them so expertly! Great cards, as always, Darnell.Thanks for sharing at AAA Cards.
Men! They can never resist trying to recapture their youth. Hope he makes a speedy recovery.

Lynn said...

Oh no. I hope your hubby gets some good news from the doctor Darnell. Certainly will be keeping both of you in my thoughts and prayers. Sounds like my hubby and his brothers...fun then, but the after part not so fun.

Love your cards. Wow! The alcohol ink paper...so cool! Love it!

Barb said...

First Darnell I do wish you good news today. A pulled hamstring is painful enough but I do hope your hubby doesn't need surgery. You'll certainly be in my thoughts.

Your cards are both wonderful creations. Barbxx

Justine Hovey said...

Great use of textures backgrounds! Thanks for playing along at AAA Card Challenge! Justine

Lizzy Hill said...

Ooops! Your poor man..... bit awful when he was just trying to join in with what he thought was a bit of easy peasy fun in the sun eh? I hope he is OK....that is a REALLY nasty thing to have...sending up a prayer. And as for your cards. LOVE! The chrissy card is my fave. I'm rather fond of a bit of metal, Gold, silver, copper!!!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

OUCH!!! Sending a prayer for him!!!

LOVING your cards!! LOVING that cupcakes and the trees!!!!!!!!!

Jeanne said...

Oooh, goodness, I do hope your hubby gets some good news today and that he heals quickly. Not fun for either of you! Hugs! Your cards are wonderful. That amazing invention called scissors worked fabulously on the card! Enjoyed the alcohol (inks) and the copper looks! Great cards, Darnell! Hope you have a nice weekend. Guess that might all depend on the the visit to the dr.

Hettie said...

These are bootiful.
Hugs
xx

Barbara Godden said...

Love playing with alcohol inks and glossy cardstock, Fabulous cards I love the copper diecut trees, and hope hubby has the least evasive problem.

Barbara Godden said...

Love playing with alcohol inks and glossy cardstock, Fabulous cards I love the copper diecut trees, and hope hubby has the least evasive problem.

Shelly said...

Two FABULOUS cards!!
And so sorry to hear about the Mister...hope he gets some good news and has a quick recovery!
Hugs

Pollard Carole said...

Brilliant cards today love those trees they are both amazing love and hugs Carole x

scrAPpamondo said...

I'm sorry for your poor husband, Darnell! I hope he will get well soon. Take care of him...
Your cards are fabulous!! Love both!! The first one is wonderful with the banner, you have made a great work with the antique tool you have called "scissors." Ah ah!! :D
The second one is a just marvellous CAS! Love the alcohol inks on glossy paper, I have tried myself time ago and the colours result so vibrant and brilliant! Your trees are perfect with the gold borders!

Marcia HIll said...

Love both your cards Darnell, but especially the coppery pine trees card...CAS and just lovely! Sorry to hear about the Mister...hope surgery (for both your sakes!!) is not required and just some time will heal him up. Sending prayers your way!! Take care. :0)

Ardyth said...

Love your coppery take on Kimberly's card! The alcohol makes for a pretty background! lol! So glad you joined us at MCV this week. Here's hoping for the best case scenario for Mister - thinking of you both!

Claire Grantham said...

Hey Darnell, Sorry to hear about the Mister..hoping he makes a speedy recovery. I love both of your cards today, but especially the one you made for us over at Retro Rubber, thanks for playing along..I will be back from my holiday in time to join in NBUS and BOY do I have some NBUS...Cx

Nan G said...

Eeek! Tough way to find you're (he's) not a kid anymore. ;) Hope there's no surgery involved and mends quickly. Now on to the good stuff....fab cards today. Really love those trees. I'm busy organizing( yea doing happy dance) in the craft studio. New storage systems for both stamps and dies in the works. When done it'll be easier on my hands...no heavy lifting. Have a fab Labor Day weekend. No skiing for the Mister or skateboarding either. TeHe Brahts on the grill is a better idea. Hugs from me and the Girls.

ionabunny said...

Love those CAS trees. Always difficult to have a poorly mister. Hope he is fixed soon. Hugz

Karen Petitt said...

Hello huni, big apologies for not visiting for such a long time, I get to craft or spend time on the computer and can't manage to do both right now so huge apologies for my absence. Love these cards Darnell, they are wonderful and gorgeous, will be looking back today to see what I've missed, have an awesome weekend Missy & Mista Karen xx

Julia Aston said...

Two lovely cards today Darnell! The trees look beautiful with the alcohol ink! So sorry for Mister - hope he gets some relief soon! have a wonderful long weekend! Julia xx

Lisa said...

Oh, I hope the Mister only has a pulled hammy (as in string...not sweet, furry Hammy!!) Praying for you both!! Your cards are gorgeous!! I love the embossing and the yummy cupcake on the first one!! The trees look amazing on the second one!! Have a great weekend :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Loll said...

Two awesome cards Dolly. Glad you had a little escape to your Playhouse. Hope it's good news from the doc today. Have a great long weekend. Lolly xx

nancy littrell said...

OMG Darnell...I LOVE your alcohol inks on glossy paper backgrounds for your cool die cut trees. Both tree cards are beautiful mf. NBUS...hurray! TFS

nancy littrell said...

P.S. Hopefully it will just take time and therapy not surgery to heal your DH. I am thinking positive for you both! Hugs, Nancy

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

This cupcake is super! Love it on the black banner! Loving those sweet little Christmas trees! My kids are back to school and it has been so crazy! I have missed visiting all my friends!Carri~Abusybee
Skittles!

KandA said...

Hi Darnell, I do hope the Mister gets better really soon and doesn't need surgery. You could always give him some of your crafting goodies to try and take his mind off the pain....
Now on to your cards, I love them both and seeing these xmas trees has reminded me I DO have some NBUS to play wth next week and I may just have to case your super card. Hope you have a stress and pain free weekend xx

Linda said...

Oh no, Darnell, Hopefully he won't have to have surgery. Both of your cards are so lovely. Prayers for you and your husband.

Brenda in IN said...

I sure hope the news is good today about Mister's injury meaning no surgery. Keep us updated. I love the confetti on your first card. It gives such a fun, happy look. Your copper trees are beautiful Love the background and that die. Now that you mention it, I think I may have a pair of scissors (or six) somewhere around here.

Chriss Blagrave said...

Wow! Love your take on Kimberly's card! Those colours and the copper outline are beautiful!
I also love your cupcake...I have that same stamp and love the size. Your added confetti strip flourish is might festive, especially with the matching candle, sprinkles and Sweet sediment! Awesome cards for all of the challenges!
I sure do hope that Mister Kevin has some good news for a complete recovery! You are in my thoughts and prayers.

2amscrapper said...

beautiful cards! Now about that alcohol...... Hope the Mister gets good news from the doctor.

Cat Craig said...

Lovely cards Darnell, and so sorry to hear of the Mister's misfortunate acquaintance with the lake. Sending wishes for healing and comfort.

jimlynn said...

Two more wonderful cards! Love the color combination on the cupcake card and the Christmas trees are precious. Why don't I have that die! Love your cards Darnell.
Lynn

Verna Angerhofer said...

I love your cards and hope your husband gets well soon.

Dawn Y. said...

Such great cards, Darnell! Just discovered your blog, through '{CASE}ing Genius.' What fun to look around and visit your Playhouse! Sending healing thoughts to the Mister. ♡Dawn@Petals.Paper.SimpleThymes

Harriet Skelly said...

Love both cards Darnell! So sorry about the Mister! Sending you both big but gentle hugs! Harriet

conil said...

Both your cards today are winners...see some kudos, including mine, coming your way. Hope the Mister's injury does not require anything drastic. Healing prayers and thoughts are on the way to him now.

Susan said...

Two fab cards, Darnell! Especially the Christmas one with that wonderful shine! You've made me crave a cupcake with the other one!

Jeanne said...

I too wish you and your Mister the best with his injury. I remember how men act as they just hate being sick - so that's why we all wish you well too! Hugs to your both from sunny MN.

P.S. Love your tree card. See ya at NBUS time.

JoAnn said...

Wow, so sorry to hear about the Mister. Hope he is o.k. and doesn't require surgery. Sending prayers your way.
I love both of your beautiful cards. The pink and black color combo is so pretty and the row of Christmas trees is very pretty.

wienerhoneymooners said...

Gotta love a twofur!!!! AMAZING design and so much clean space, WOW, much more elegant than mine, wow. thanks for joining us at MUSE Christmas Visions, you really made my day popping up FIRST, YAY!!!

Have a great weekend lady!!!
HUGS!!!! Kimberly

Kathleen said...

Two fabulous cards, very inspiring and great colours and layouts on both of them. Looked at the tree die a few times and dithered and dathered about buying it, I may just do that now having seen your card.
How does Hammy feel about the Mister pulling his string, hope he gets better soon and things work out for the best.

Kath x

Carol said...

Wonderful twofer Darnell especially those trees. Hope the news wasn't too bad and hubby recovers quickly...nowt worse than a poorly man! Carol x

Geri said...

Oh dear me...I think "Misters" are all alike...no mater what age! Sure hope that all will be feeling better soon and that surgery won't be required!

Two amazing cards - one cute as a cupcake can possibly get! The other - so elegant with the deep, rich earthy colors that you used! Love the B/W/P color combo of the cupcake and the 'enlarged' flame. Great CASE of Carol's tag.

2nd card - siply stunning - literally! Love all the glorious white space and love the metallic look of the trees and the card base!

Praying for a speedy recovery for your Mister xx oo

Pat said...

Two wonderful cards Darnell and just love the black, pink and white of the first card with that yummy cake and a great CASEing of Carol's pretty card. The trees with the alcohol ink on the shiny paper and the metallic mat behind are gorgeous, and a clever take on Kimberley's fab card. So sorry the mister came to grief whilst water skiing and do hope that everything will heal without the need for surgery. x

Carol L said...

Your cards are both wonderful and I love all those little trees lined up in a row! The fun pink flourishes add a real touch of party time to the cupcake card! So sorry about the Mr's misfortunate, especially on a holiday weekend :( BTW, I think your hammy sent some of his friends over to devour my cotton candy today! I didn't capture them though - I let them run wild :) They're digging their freedom :)

Jean said...

Love the Tree card! Just gorgeous!

cm said...

Oh my! Poor Mister and most definitely, poor you! Hope his hamstring reconnects itself quickly, minus any need for surgery! Yes, I've heard the 'just like riding a bike' phrase many times..and the outcome is, well predictable! Last time - a couple years back - my mister needed to use a cane for a couple of months, because after all, he 'used' to do that mountain bike jump. Yeesh! Thank you x a kabazillion for drawing inspiration from my tag and stylizing one of the yummiest, prettiest, most classy cupcake cards I've ever seen! Swooning and drooling (not the most elegant of behaviours but...that's the truth). So thrilled your joined us at Tag You're It! And your alcohol-and-ink trees are stunning! I'm here visiting mom this weekend, awaiting Andy's return from being an official at Tour of Alberta. They're up near Jasper now..in the freezing sleety, nearly snow weather. Being on the back of a motor bike was not his idea of good time: a tad chilly! Anyway...
Hugs and love, my friend!
~c

Lisa said...

Love your pink and black cupcake card!! The hot pink confetti in the corner is fun and I might have to look into that "sweet" die cut for you know who!! Love your second card to bits, those trees are marvelous!!

JD/ Jill said...

Oh No! I'm praying for both of you...Hope Mister doesn't need surgery and heals very quickly.

Your cards, as always, are fabulous. I especially love those cute little trees!

Hope you get a chance to check out my blog...You will see something famliar posted today...smile.

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Hello Darnell,
I'm impressed by your last card. Your cards are getting more beautiful, but it is difficult to understand, because your cards are always wonderful! You are blessed with a huge talent and great personality :-)
I am glad that I found your blog.
hugs,
BozenA

TK Watson said...

Great cards, Darnell! Love the shimmery trees, and that cupcake is just darling. Hope you didn't stress those scissors by using them (teehee).

Sending prayers for the hubby, and hoping he gets good news, and a speedy recovery!

Susanne Vargas said...

So very sorry to hear about your poor Mister! I am keeping my fingers crossed that he doesn't need surgery and will recover quickly under your tender care!
Your cupcake card is adorable and the graphic, shimmery, alcoholic trees make a fantastic Christmas card!
Have a great weekend,
Susanne

Cheryl W. said...

Oh, my goodness, I poor mister, poor you! Hope it all turns out ok, re: no surgery. Your cards are muy fantastico, as always. I may not be able to comment for a few weeks. Heading across the pond for a month. I'll check in and comment whenever I can, though. Have a great September.

Karen Mead said...

Gorgeous cards Darnell and I love them both! Thankyou for the beautiful comments on my blog...you always make my day:) I do hope that your patient behaves himself and I feel so sorry for him if he is in pain:(not fun) Big hugs xx

Karen Mead said...

Ooh - I forgot to say looking forward to the next Nbus challenge....How fun!!!!

Carolyn Lindenmayer said...

Hi Darnell, your pink on the Cupcake card certainly does pop. Such a cute card. Thanks for joining our colour challenge this week at Stamp Ink Paper. Carolyn xx

Kara Lynne said...

I just finished praying for you and Mister for patience, pain releif, and a complete recovery! I'm so sorry about that. Water skiing was my favorite thing to do in my teen years. I worked on my uncle's resort in Northern WI every summer through high school and college. Wonderful memories! Your tag card looks delicious! I love that you used the raindrop for the flame, and both of those dies are a perfect fit. The majority of my tags are cut by hand too. I love that you dabble in alcohol inks. I find them fascinating, but I have yet to purchase any. Those copper trees are the bomb! Thanks for joining in on the fun over at Tag, You're It!

Leslee said...

Loving both your cards. The cupcake is very sweet. And the coppery trees with the alcohol inks is awesome. I have that die and never used it! Possibilities for your NBUS! Oh dear, I hope your Mr. heals quickly! I hate how our minds say - let's give it a try and our bodies say- oh, no you don't!

Viv said...

Oh dear.....your poor Mister.....I do hope he has improved a bit now.Thoughts and prayers sent to him now.Hope you are well too my luverly friend. Lovely cards as always Dee, that cupcake looks so yummy and the pretty trees on the 2nd card look amazing. Love how you got that shabby chic look on them ;) hugs Vee xx

OH Babs said...

Well dagnabit poor Mister. Cal tried water skiing about two years ago and although he did not get injured he knew he would never do it again.
The two cards are cute (1) and gorgeous (2). Hope you don't have to hibernate to the Playhouse if the husband is off his feet for awhile. Are you feeling better?
Hugs and prayers, BBB

Donna said...

Hi Darnell.
I like cake!!!
Love how you've stuck so closely to the original design, yet made it your own.
Thanks for joining us again at Tag You're It :)
Take care...

Bonnie said...

The pink, white and black make a "delicious" birthday card! Love, love, love those trees done with alcohol inked glossy paper! Love that textured white and all the copper too!

Marisa said...

That spiral confetti die with the cupcake is just too fun!! Adore the multiple tree die with the lovely papers for the tree too. Great work on both.

Marybeth said...

Prayers have already begun! I'm so sorry,poor guy! I've only water skied once and it was a long time ago . Cross that off my list of things to do again :)
Oh my goodness your cards are wonderfu, that cupcake has me hungry now. Love your take for the Christmas trees!
You will be getting a few prayers too ,I have a feeling you might need a few :) big hugs

Katy McGloin said...

Gorgeous cards. Thanks for sharing with Retro Rubber! Hope your husband will be feeling better very soon....

Regina said...

these cards are simply marvelous!
The tree die is really gorgeous!

sending hugs
Regina

stampwithsandy said...

Darnell both your cards are gorgeous! I absolutely adore the pop of pink in your cupcake card, and love the textured background of your Christmas card. So happy to see your card in the gallery at Stamp, Ink, Paper, and I am waiting patiently for your NBUS challenge!

Skye said...

Two beautiful cards. Love the colours you have used.
Sorry to hear about your husband. Hope he gets well soon

Kim Heggins said...

Two absolutely wonderful cards Darnell, just love them both! Sending prayers to both you and your sweet Mister and remember I am only a phone call away if you need anything at all.

Alanna said...

Awesome cards Darnell. I love the large tag on your first one and that Christmas card looks so elegant.

So sorry to hear about your mister. I hope that he won't need surgery.

Robyn Oliver said...

Happy Sunday Darnell, just passing by to check out what you've been making....well I just love your interpretation of the Tag You're It and Muse - gorgeous card. Hope autumn is 'falling' into your lovely garden gracefully - enjoy and do hope hubby is on the mend. Robyn

Ros Crawford said...

I'm so sorry to hear about the MIster ... It must be agony for him (and you) ... I do hope it can be resolved sooner rather than later ...
Your cards are superb!! Love the effect of the alcohol inks ... so elegant. Thinking of you and sending very best wishes....

Valerie Nolan said...

Two fab cards Darnell I particularly like the Xmas trees, amazing CAS card.
So sorry to hear about Mister I hope intervention is not needed!
Val x

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Fabulous cards as always Darnell, and I'm loving the sweet cake embossed creation for AAA Cards but also popped over from Muse Christmas visions as your memory box tree die looks so fantastic and a great take on Kimberley's card. Sarah x

Marilyn said...

Oh, Darnell, poor Mister. Considering all ... you sound like your upbeat self. Love your Xmas card for the MCV challenge. Like how you've incorporated the colors from Kim's card.

Debbie Mageed said...

Very pretty cards and the cupcake card is perfect for anyone to receive! Thank you for playing along with the Anything Goes theme at Retro Rubber and hope you will come back soon!

Jenni's Jems said...

Wow it takes some time to scroll through your comments Darnell was positive that I had left a comment here but it appears not! just wanted to say that that trees are a winner in my eyes Darnell ...guess who I will be voting for next week???x

sandie said...

First off I am so sorry to hear about your hubby. I hope it all gets sorted.
I love how you used gold old scissors to curl up the squiggle! And absolutey love how Kimberley inspired you-that glossy, gold background looks amazing x

I Card Everyone said...

Hi D... what is that saying about 'great minds'? I swear I didn't look at the gallery before I pressed 'publish'... Love your use of that gorgeous linen Anita-esque-cardstock!
=]

Pia S said...

Nice job freehand cutting the tag, love the party feel of this design!
Your Christmas card is gorgeous, love the colors, a great take on the muse card.

Anita in France said...

Oh, poor Kevin, Darnell ... hope the news was good and that he doesn't need surgery. Sending warm healing thoughts and prayers his way (and yours!!). Splendid scissor cut over sized tag ... all texture-y and yummy with that delicious cupcake! Stunning trees ... all that alcohol did wonders for the shimmery background!! Seriously, it's spectacular! Bon dimanche, mon amie! Hugs & bisous, bisous, Anita :)

Taunya Butler said...

Definitely saying prayers for YOU and the MR!! Hugs being sent your way as well!! Your cards - wow you are a genius on both counts - you have proven how very handily you can CASE others but come out with a unique to you, all yours card!! That is totally what you have done here!! Awesome job and I am hoping things get better for you SOON!! SO EXCITED ABOUT NBUS!!!! You are a delightful soul!!

Sybrina K said...

Darnell,

So sorry to read about mister's predicament. Sending lots and lots of good thoughts.

Laughed out loud about that ancient scissors tool of yours. And, LOVED your second card.

Keep on crafting, my friend. :)

Happy Dance said...

Hope the Mr. is doing well. We ain't sprang chickins no more. Give him my best.... and let us know how things are going sweet friend. Cards. LOVE the sweet cuppity cake card! Those colors are just perfect! And that ef is the perfect background. LOVE this! Your Christmas card is gorgeous. What a great take on Kimberly's. Love your colors. You're so darn creative! Miss you sweet friend. Bev

oldpunca said...

Dear Darnell, I'm sending good wishes through half of the world too your Mister to avoid the surgery! And I'm sending my compliments to both of your cards. Great work!
Have a nice week, Sonja

Nancy Thomas said...

Both cards are simply amazing! Prayers that your husband doesn't have to have surgery.

Marie B. said...

Here's hoping the Mister doesn't need surgery! I love your Christmas card Darnell...so creative! :)

Aileen (mum) said...

Mmmm did that post come up too quick. I was just reading that the challenge starts tomorrow and then when I clicked on it it disappeared. I just opened the cupboard on NBUS and it all jumped out yelling 'use me''use me'. Time to start a crafting, so if I can only enter three times does that mean I need to make some aliases so I can post more......
Poor Mister, did you stand there and go 'well thats what happens when you kid yourself your ....years old????' Try to be patient and remember they are like children and need to be coddled a wee bit. You take care too. Cant believe all those companies that have jumped on board, be ready to be inundated baby.

jimlynn said...

Forgot to tell you in my comment.........hope the Mister gets better quick. And YES, I'm praying for YOU! HA!!! Believe me, I know what you're going through. Hope he recovers soon.
Lynn

Craftychris said...

Both cards are divine! The first one is gorgeous, must get my antique tool out and make some tags! The second one is fabulous, love those trees, they are just fabulous! No more water skiing for either of you! Much too dangerous! Luv and hugs to you both! xxx

Petra Swart said...

Your sweet cupcake card is just that, Darnell - super sweet in B&W and pink!!! Beautiful!!!
Love the cute little alcohol Christmas trees!!

Greta said...

I do so love those trees, Darnell--fabulous card! You know my thoughts & prayers are with you guys! I did almost forget the NBUS challenge is about to start, so thanks for the reminder!

Anja Curvers said...

Wow as Always adorable cards. Love those trees. Thank you for joining us over at Tag You're It.

Jane Knudsen said...

Hi Darnell! I am so glad that you played along with Retro Rubber! Your card is so adorable - I love me some black and pink! Makes me think of the Pink Ladies from Grease! And I am so happy to see the NBUS - I have been keeping my eyes peeled! My card for the DT was all NBUS! So I have plenty to go around! Will be playing along this time!! I hope Mister is doing OK! And I am praying for you - men can be a challenge!

artful-notions said...

Really, really loving the strong contrasts in your TYI entry. You played beautifully with the shapes, colors and placement of all the elements on your gorgeous card! Love the trees too. Miss playing on Virginia's challenge. So many good challenges, so little time! So sorry for the Mr. Praying all goes well with you both! Hugs!

Miriam Prantner said...

Great cards! Love the texture and the dies you chose for the first one and the alcohol inks on the transparency for the second, so cool!

Bobby said...

Where to start? With the most important first I guess. I'm late seeing this but I hope Mister is improving. I'll probably find out in a later post how things are going but prayers for you both. As for the cards, your vintage tool did a great job on that tag and the cupcake looks mighty tasty. Using copper instead of traditional gold makes your tree card extra-ordinary. And I was hoping it was alcohol and inks because I wanted to find out the technique. My daughter did something with dropping alcohol on some kind of paint once and the results were like tie-dye.

Jeanne J said...

Lots of yummies for us today - the foil trees - love that pic where I can see all that shine, and that amazing cupcake! So clever to put the flame on the black tag part - it just pops - wonderful pink accents too!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Fabulous and you can definitely see your inspiration, thanks for joining us at Tag You're It Challenge.

ThePurplePlace said...

SUPERB! Love love love both cards and your wonderful talent! :)

maria f. said...

Oh my goodness. That will certainly be a weekend to never forget. At least it makes for a great story when you're asked "how'd it happen?" You Californians! I sure hope his recover progresses well and he'll be back on his feet again soon. You take care of yourself, too, girlfriend!