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!

October 30, 2015

Boo, Holly!

Hey there!

Yup, it happened again! We whooshed around to another Friday! Not many left in 2015. Happy New Year! You laugh, but you wait. It's right around the corner!

Today I'm talking about friends and bringing you Halloween and more friends and Christmas and even more friends. 

Let's start with Halloween since it's going to be Halloween tomorrow and then that'll be that for another year. I'm not sure if anyone else did this, but this card came about because Hammy and I were looking at the challenges, like we are wont to do, and when we got to the Less Is More challenge, which is a sketch, Hammy happened to be hanging sideways from his wheel.

So instead of seeing the LIM sketch on the left, he saw what you see on the right:
          
And, I mean, we both immediately saw a ghost. Right?! 

So we made this:
I sketched out a ghost and cut it out using my antique skizzors. Next I cut out the eyes and mouth from a bit of black. Then I made a conversation bubble for the sediment location. That was simples, but now what? How could we jeuss up our plain design?

Well, I thought, what about that drawer of ancient mulberry paper we have in lots of beautiful colors? We shuffled back and forth between black, purple, and orange, and the orange won out. We are quite pleased at how kewl it looks. Making this card took me back to elementary school days when we made cards with just paper, skizzors, and glue! Imagine that!

Challenges

Today's Twofer

My twofer card is a Christmas card that I started a couple of days ago to enter into the Muse Card Club Challenge. Sadly, I didn't get it finished in time to enter, but it fits other challenges and I thought you'd like to see it.
The red polky-dotted paper is embossed and sparkly. I have slightly overimposed the photo so you can just make out the definition in the upper left-hand corner.

Making old-timey cards is fun, but modern dies are the schweetest! I received that awesome half-circle inner die cut from my friend Cat Craig of Cat Luvs Paper. I admired a card she made a few months ago using the die (from Simon Says Stamp) and Cat kindly sent me a couple cuts so I could see if I really wanted to purchase the die. Is that a great bloggie friend or what! Thank you, Cat!

Challenges

A Special Playhouse Visit!

I was delighted to meet another bloggie friend last week when Barbara Roe of Love2Colour stopped by the Playhouse with her handsome husband, Cal. We only had a couple of hours together, but we made the most of it and it was wonderful to meet her in person!

In the Small World Department, Cal and I found out that we were both born and raised in Iowa; in fact, we were born in the same county in Iowa! We also found out that we all lived for a while in the same area of Southern California and Barb and I both had careers as legal secretaries! Who knows what else we might have discovered if we'd had more time!

Cal took our photo:
Barb is gorgeous and she's a talented card artist who, you guessed it, loves to colour. If you don't know the kind, fun, and supportive Barb, I highly recommend you click over, introduce yourself, and prepare to be inspired!

New Friends Corner

Speaking of friends, I'm happy to return to welcoming new talented friends to the Playhouse! Here are five more:

Lisa808 of Crafting with Princess Lisa. Lisa has been blogging since 2008! In addition to stamping, making 3D projects, and scrapping (which she does extremely well), Lisa enjoys reading and baking. She became a Stampin' Up demonstrator in October 2013 and you will see many sensational cards showcasing SU products on her blog!

JoAnn of Crafty Nana's Blog. JoAnn lives in Florida and she started blogging in 2010. She has been scrapbooking and making cards for family and friends for the last fifteen years! In the five years she has been blogging, JoAnn has served on design teams and entered and won many challenges with her outstanding card art!

Christi (stampmonkey) of Blessings on Paper. Christi has been blogging since 2008! She started her blog to share her addiction to paper crafting with other like-minded addicts. Sound familiar?!! Christi's card art and other creative projects are way too pretty not to be shared with the world-wide webatory! I think you'll agree after you've stopped in to see for yourself!

Brenda of Stamping as Fast as I Can! Brenda has been blogging since 2010. I love that her profile says: "I love crafting of all kinds. I claim it's cheaper than therapy, but not so sure that's true. So many wonderful products, especially stamps, that's why I'm stamping as fast as I can!" Brenda can't stamp fast enough for me ~ all of her cards are fun and spectacular!

Gloria Lee of Gloria's Craft Room. Gloria started blogging in 2014. She is originally from South Korea. She moved to Canada in 2004 and she is the mother of two boys. You have no doubt seen Gloria's cards in the winning circles of challenges. Her designs are all prize-worthy with their exquisite clean and crisp execution!

Thank you for joining, ladies, and welcome to the Playhouse!

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88 comments:

Jenelle said...

I love that ghost and the orange paper is so fun! Your Christmas card is wonderful as well with the large holly leaves! So pretty! Love them both!

Jane Willis said...

I have to confess the first thing I saw when you rotated the sketch was NOT a ghost, which probably just means I'm a filthy mare. Well done on seeing past the smut and creating such a great card from that sketch! Oh and for another idea about what to do with all that ancient mulberry paper, I've been resurrecting mine too - check out my own blog and Twofers tomorrow to see what I did with it!
Jane

Maxine D said...

Oh Darnell I love your ghosty card - and I hate halloween, so I am not sure if you have done me a dis-service or not....
Your Christmas card is fabulous, and I love that dotty paper.
Blessings
Maxine

Anne said...

Ha ha of course it's a ghost - well it is now you point it out Darnell!!
Fun card and fun to use up some old stash too - mulberry paper, skeleton leaves, they were the same era weren't they?
Thank you for joining us
Anne
"Less is More"

Craft-E-Place said...

Two brilliant cards. Both simply lovely! How nice to meet a blogging friend in real life - I'd love to drop by but it is a tad too far for afternoon tea!
Take care and keeping blogging.
Elaine

Marianne said...

Love your ghost card. Such a fun way of using the sketch. Hopefully I will be able to post my own take on this sketch within the next few hours. None of my pets indicated to me that I could use the sketch sideways, so I used it as is, but I did do a happy dance whren my card was finished, since i loved it so much. Also love your take on the Muse inspiration. I wanted to play as well, but somehow there are always too few hours in a day.
Marianne x

Sue said...

Love the Halloween card and Christmas card.

Hope you have a fab Friday. Sue

Julie B said...

Boootiful! :)

Linda said...

I love your spooky ghost ...... very clever, and the Christmas card is just gorgeous. I know what you mean about the Halloween candy .... I've had to hide ours away. Just need to remember where! Have a fab weekend and Happy Halloween........ mwahhahahaha! xxx

Inkyfingers said...

Love your ghostly card Darnell and the red sparkly spots on the second are a delish addition to a great design! I think I need Hammy to come and play with me for a while! Have a happy Halloween!
Hugs
Carol x

Suchi said...

Both of your cards are really awesome..love the take on the first card..the spooky and cool one! Also loved the Christmas card Darnell! :)
Suchi xx

Cathy said...

Brilliant Boo card Darnell, love your take on the sketch and that mulberry paper is gorgeous, I'd keep it in a drawer too and just take it out to drool over now and again! Cathy x

Carole said...

Love both your cards......and yes I remember scissors,paper and glue being all that was available.I admire your take on the sketch.....brilliant and you two fer. ....like that clever die!......OK off to find my mulberry paper! Xx

Taunya Butler said...

Awesomely cool and spooky ghost card!! Love the color of paper you decided on for your background!! And as I gazed at your Christmas card. - I found it to be sparkly and happy and so full of Christmas joy!! So glad that you were lucky enough to meet Barbara - very lucky indeed!! I hope to meet you in person someday too!! Have an awesome Halloween weekend!! Sending hugs!!

Birgit said...

Two great cards, Darnell! Your ghost card is super clever and completely home made. I love it! And re-earthing your old mulberry paper reminds me that I have a stash of it collecting dust somewhere too! The half circle die cut card is very cool with those shiny holly leaves. Just beautiful!! I'm so glad you saw the ghost from Hammy's point of view.

Deborah Frings said...

Oh I do so enjoy visiting your blog Darnell! Love both cards - the ghost is so cute! And the glitter and gloss of the holly on your Christmas card is so elegant. Thanks so much for playing along with ASM this week!

You always bring a smile to the start of my day. Hugs, xxx

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Love love love these! LOVING the ghost and the holly! And always FUN to meet bloggy friends!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

designbydonna said...

Happy Halloween. Love that cute little ghost. And you holly leaves are beautiful. Loving that little partial circle cut out.

Di said...

Two fabulous cards here Darnell! I'd been eyeing up the LIM sketch with a bit of suspicion this past week I must admit - you did a great and clean card! LOVE the Christmas one too!

Hugs

Di xx

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

What a fun, unique project! I love your holiday card too!
Isn't fun to meet up with blog friends? And my hubby is from Iowa too, I love the corn farm and country side!

Sazzle Dazzle said...

A super fun and fabulous take on the sketch at Less is More this week Darnell. Simply awesome and I'm thrilled to see you also linked up at AAA Cards and ATCAS. Thanks so much as always. Sarah x

Karen B said...

A fabulous twofer Dippy. Just adore your cute ghost and speech bubble with the gorgeous orange behind. I love the die cut on your Christmas card with the side chomped out - really effective. Looked like you had a good day with your blogging buddy Barb and her husband Cal; what a co-incidence about where you were both born and raised and that you and Barb shared the same career. Have a great weekend hun.

Hugs.

Karendipity xxx

Sarah said...

These are brilliant in equal measure Darnell xx

Vicki Dutcher said...

Fun couple of cards. I like that you used mulberry paper - you reminded me that yes, I do have some of that [buried somewhere :)] You have a great week end~

Happy Dance said...

Well Miss D.!! Your 'old school' Halloween card is fantabulous! The orange mulberry paper is the perfect backdrop for your sweet little ghostie. This is a great take on LIM's sketch, and I think you've got a winner here! You are brilliant. True story. And I absolutely love your Christmas card. Those polkie dots trip my trigger, and I'm really liking those shiny holly leaves. Did you decide to buy this die yet? It's pretty cool.... So nice that you got to meet Barbara irl. We really never have enough 'in person' time with our bloggy friends, do we? Hope the Mister is feeling better by now; has he learned to craft yet?! hahaha. Have a great weekend my sweet friend. Missing you....Bev

Barb Ghig said...

Love your charming ghost, Darnell! Fabulous CAS design, and the orange background papers are perfect! Beautiful Christmas card, too...your holly leaves are gorgeous!
How fun that you got to spend some time with Barb and her hubby :)

Barb Ghig said...

I'm so sorry, I meant to add: Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Addicted to CAS! We always enjoy seeing your lovely creations in the gallery!

Leslie Hanna said...

That mulberry paper background it truly inspired! Perfect for your cute ghost.

And that SSS die on the second card? Have it, used it maybe once. Thanks for reminding me - I must pull it out again!

Lisa said...

Your ghost card is so fun!! I love the background paper!! And your Christmas card is so beautiful!! The sparkly berries are fabulous!! Have a great weekend :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

MaryH said...

You & Hammy make an awesome design duo...and your skizzer skills are amazing too. I can remember when we used to make valentines with cutting the heart shape, folded, and then cuts in the paper to make lace. But you & Hammy are prolly too young to 'member that! The ghostie is my kinda guy, cute, not too scary, and I love his speech bubble. The orange mulberry certainly did jeuss him up tremenjously. Love his delicious little self, and will give him some kandy if he rings our bell! Also loving the holly & dots. The holy sprig looks foiled - most handsomely. Loving the circle cutout design too. Very handsome. Hope K. is much, much better, and apologies for being MIA. Life gets busy and I get lazier! Happy Haunting to ya'll Cal folks, and will try to get back to meet some new friends. So pleased you got to meet another blog buddy. Can tell you all had great time together. Big hugs and Hey to K. TFS & MWAH

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

I just LOVE your take on the LIM sketch, Darnell! And using that mulberry paper was a great idea. Thanks so much for linking up and playing with us at AAA Cards!

oldpunca said...

O my Ghost! :-)) What an amazing, funny and fabulous ghost card, dear Darnell! I just love your (sorry, Hammy's) interpretation of the sketch. Christmas is approaching and you will be prepared. :-) Your card is fantastic. I love that half circle die cut.
Have a great weekend!
Sonja

Viv said...

Wow Dee two clever cards yet again! you are right I saw the ghost immediately too when I saw the sketch sideways on...hammy is one clever hamster!!! loving that pretty holly on the second card too and all the sparkle! aww what a great photo you two make also, happy times! ...I am still blushing madly from all the amazing comments you left for me.....so not worthy!!! ;) hugs Viv xx

Linda said...

Just love that Christmas card with the red embossed polka dots. So beautiful. And a cute Halloween card, too.

jimlynn said...

LOL! LOVE the ghost card! Now that you turn the sketch I see the ghost too. How fun and pretty with that orange mulberry paper! Haven't used any of that in ages. Love the card for Christmas too! Just beautiful
So fun to meet another crafter! I would just image you had fun together for those few hours.
Lynn

Birgit said...

I love that Boo card! That Mulberry paper is great and perfect for something scary:) I have some stash also. Love the 2nd card with the red dots and of course, sparkle!

Jennifer Loftfield said...

Oh too cute, Darnell! I just had to come say 'hi', so hi! :)

Ruby N said...

Adorable cards! You look so cute all smiling with your friend :) It's so nice to meet crafty friends in real life! I can't believe how the year flies by....

Marisa said...

You rocked that sketch with the ghost image - great card! Lovely second one too with the polka dotted BG :) Yeah for meeting new friends. So fun you were both legal secretaries!

Donna said...

*Coughs*... Well... that's not what I immediately saw!
Tampon adverts came to mind... then some other things.
I showed this sketch to my hubby. He took one look at it and said... 'Well it doesn't help by saying Less Is More, does it'?
Classic!!!

Donna said...

Oopppss... Forgot to say. LOVE your cards. Fantastic as always.
Wish I had a hammy to help me!!!

Jenni's Jems said...

Both these are faboolous Darnell.... love the backgrounds on your ghost card and the spotty one! what a pity you missed the deadline for the Muse one it because I know it would have been a surefire winner!...you asked the meaning of faffing ?? and the best way to describe it is to carry on doing something for no real purpose and that just causes a delay.... faffing about with a card,a bow ,your hair and in my case??leaving the house! Mr Jems is always saying stop faffing about and get your shoes on! :)x

Verna Angerhofer said...

What a delightful little ghost card. I really like that! And, your Christmas card is so awesome as well. Great papers to go with the bold and bright holly!

scrAPpamondo said...

The first one is surely a very clean and beautiful fun card!! Such a great inspiration you have with the rotation of the sketch!The ghost is so pretty with the Boo in the bubble!
And the second card is wonderful with the half-circle diecut and the polka embossed background so sparkling! Great sparkling also with the holly and berries!

Bonnie said...

Your ghost and mulberry paper are super and I was wondering if you were going to ditch your dies since the old way works so well. Glad to see the dies are safe and worked beautifully in the 2nd card! Love all that shine! How lucky for you to meet Barb in person! I know that visit went way too fast! Happy Halloween!

rachel said...

two great cards Darnell - I love the ghostie one especially - brilliant!!! Hugs rachel x

Redanne said...

I always love your posts Darnell, I never know what to expect but I am never disappointed - this is such a fun and newsy post. You and Barb look beautiful together and I am so glad you had such a good time.

The ghost card is a genius idea, I just love how you did the speech bubble and the background paper is beautiful. The Christmas card is simply gorgeous!!

Thank you so much for your kind comments today, I cannot tell you how much I appreciate you and your comments! Big hugs, Annie xx

JoAnn said...

Beautiful Christmas card Darnell. Love the design and sparkly dots. The shiny green holly leaves and dots are so pretty. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Christmas Card Challenges.
Thanks for featuring my blog in your Friends Corner. Glad your got to visit with one of us. The photo is very nice.

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Such clever interpretations of both challenges Darnell, but the ghost one is a sure winner if ever there was one! So clever! Have a lovely weekend coming! Hazel xx

Petra Swart said...

You and Hammy are such an amazing team, Darnell - that ghost card is just so cleverly done!!! The mulberry paper works so perfectly on this card!!!
Love that great diecut your friend sent you and the polka dot bg is gorgeous!!! Beautiful card!!!!
Have a great weekend!!!!

Bobby said...

It pays to see things through the eyes of a hamster, Darnell, because that old-fashioned ghost is darling. The holly itself is shiny but with those polka dots the entire card is a sight to behold.

conil said...

Your Halloweenie card is dead-bang awesome. And you druuuuit yourself. Knew you were talented, but apparently, NOT THAT MUCH. Lucky you & Hammie turned the LIM cue card 45 degrees. Christmas cards are my current obsession, so I've been dancing around blogland stealing...uh...CASEing ideas. This one of yours is a winner. Sweet of Cat to send you some of those diecuts. Looky there...what a treat that Barb dropped by for a visit. Are you sure she's not your long last sister or cousin. That many coincidinks can't be random, can they? Another question, can this year really be over in two months...what happened????? XOXO

OH Babs said...

How lucky you are to have met Barb. Ohhh! I should say how lucky I am that I met you. The time went way to fast but it was fun nevertheless and now I can picture you in the playhouse and taking photos in your marvelous yard. The cards today are great and I love polka dots. No cards from me this week but the start of a great friendship. Hugs, BBB
Thanks for a swell time.

Pat said...

What a great idea for the lIM sketch Darnell. That ghost is such fun and the orange background goes beautifully. Also love that Christmas card with the lovely polka dot background and the holly and bright and glittery berries stand out a treat. How lovely to be given some die cuts for that partial circle background too. I have made one or two of those but are a bit fiddly so the die is definitely a time saver and the end result is great. Have a lovely weekend. x

Greta said...

Oh my goodness--so much in common! How fun to meet Barb in person--brings back recent memories, for sure! Your Halloween card is super fun & creative & the Christmas card is gorgeous! I've been the recipient of die cuts to try out, too--Cat is a sweetie!

Pam said...

Great cards, Darnell! I'm so glad Hammy was sideways & saw that ghost.
Also, you've made me wonder where my ancient mulberry paper is. Hmmm... As for the holly - love it! The polka dot paper is perfect. Looking like winners to me.

Lilian YF said...

Awesome cards!
Thank you for joining us at ATSM!
Lilian
The Leaf Studio

Susanne Vargas said...

Oh my - your hand cut ghost and boo-bubble card is absolutely genius! Love it to bits! And the orange mulberry paper is perfect - it gives the background texture and interest! If I had anything to say it would be a winner in all the challenges!
And your shimmering, sparkling Christmas card is fabulous!
The playhouse is getting lots of visitors this year! How wonderful! It always brings back fond memories!
Have a great weekend!

Maria A. said...

Oh Darnell!!! I love your take on this sketch, this ghost is just awesome!! Now that you mentioned, this sketch does looks like a cute ghost, you are so clever.
Thank you for sharing.
Hugs,
Maria Rodriguez.

Paru Mahtani said...

Just love your cards Darnell, but, have to say the ghost is my favourite!!!! Thanks for sharing!Hugs!

sandie said...

What a fun idea for the LIM card and the orange background is perfect. Lovely sparkle Xmas card. How fun to meet Barb and have a play xx

Sarah Gray said...

Such a fun and clever take on the LIM sketch, Darnell....now I seek the ghost :) Love your shiny holly and polka dot background too.

Jeanne said...

Both of your cards are terrific, Ms. Darnell! You and Hammy certainly make a dynamic duo for card crafting. Good job bringing the classics back to life. :) How fun that you could meet your bloggie buddy in real life. I've been able to do that a time or two and it's such fun. In fact, one of your new friends that you highlighted, Stampmonkey is one whom I've met. She is a real sweetheart! Thanks so much for sharing all that you share, Darnell. YOU are a for reals treasure. :)

Jean said...

Such fun!

La Papera Gialla said...

Thanks for joining us at Christmas Cards Challenges this week!
Monica - CCC DT

Cat Craig said...

Darnell, that Ghost card is INSPIRED what a fabulously original take on the sketch. So glad the die cuts worked out for you. I love that card polka dots make me happy and the holly in the cut out is a wonderful highlight.

Anita in France said...

Both you and Hammy have amazing creative brains, Darnell ... personally I think he's learning so much as he spends more and more time with you ... one day he may even have his own blog! So, ghost ... now you've explained it, yes, absolutely a ghost ... yours is brilliant, shining out against all that texture-y orange! Gorgeous, glittery, strokable polka dots ... so lovely with those shiny, shimmery holly leaves and berries! What a special few hours you and the lovely Barb must have had ... how fantastic for you both to have the chance to meet up IRL! Hugs to you, mon amie ... bisous, bisous, Anita :)

Pia S said...

Can't but love your take on the lim sketch, Darnell! Such a rich vibrant background and fun ghost.

Meihsia Liu said...

Love your beautiful holiday creation! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

Geri said...

How nice that you got to meet yet another bloggie pal! I'm thinking that you two were meant to meet when you factor in everything that you have in common!

Two gorgeous cards! The ghost card is AWESOME! You knocked this sketch clean out of the ball ark. To say that the mulberry background is amazing would be an understatement...but gonna say it anyway...amazing background!

2nd card - what can I say....It's got polka dots...sparkly polkie dots....ADORE the simple design!

Carol said...

Fabulous twofer Darnell....I think you nailed that sketch with your little ghost! Lovely photo too, sounds like a lovely couple of hours. Carol x

Lorraine said...

I think you picked the perfect background paper. Your ghosts look quite at home. Both cards are stunning. Wonderfully done.

Nora N. said...

I am LOVING the little ghost. Your interpretation of that sketch is oh so fun!! I LOVE the shiny elements on the second card. Really, really beautiful design. So cool that you got to meet another bloggy friend.

Stamping With Bibiana said...

very nice"
"- what is the ghost's favorite fruit?
- the BOO-berries :)
Happy Halloween!!!"
hugs
Bibiana

Ros Crawford said...

Happy November! Two lovely cards!! And how lovely you got to meet another blog buddy! Love the photo...you are very photogenic!

Ros Crawford said...

Ooops I forgot to say ... Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!

Carole said...

Two really great cards and a fun a quirky story.Thanks for the welcome back...it was a very frustrating time for me. Now I'll get busy with Christmas cards. Be well Carole

Kim S said...

I can definitely take lessons from you for thinking outside of the box. I do not have the creative brainpower to see a ghost in that sketch - but now that you pointed it out - it IS there and it's just right!

Neets B said...

I LOVE your ghost, what a fabulous interpretation of our sketch. And your polka dot holly card is fantastic, such a shame you missed the deadline at Muse.
Thanks so much for sharing at Less is More and ATSM, Anita xx

Karenladd said...

Haha! That ghost is so cute and I love that you went really old school on it by not using stamps or dies, or any of that fancy stuff! Good for you too, pulling out that mulberry paper for just the right amount of texture. Your Christmas card is soooooooooooo lovely and I epecially like the polka dotted paper and that gorgeous holly leaf die cut. Shiny and bright and oh so merry!

Gerrina said...

A perfect way to use the LIM-sketch! Love all that orange... And your X-mascard just twinkles enough to keep beeing attractive to it! Way behind on commenting due to the fallholidays here... Such great fun to meet IRL with blogging friends! Hope you had a fun weekend! Hugs, Gerrina

Angela said...

Hi, Darnell, Your Halloween ghost card is really cute! I also wanted to Thank you for checking on me. I thought I'd be back to blogging by now too, but it didn't work out that way. Setbacks have delayed everything and removed my mojo! Hopefully I can get back soon.

Gayatri said...

Hi Darnell, Both your cards are gorgeous. I love the texture on the background of the BOO card and the metal leaves on the Christmas card. Thanks for playing along Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes Challenge :)
Gayatri xx

Jaydee said...

Darnell, that tall, skinny ghost is fabulous and I love the background, too. So glad you joined us ATCAS this week
Jaydee

Chrissie said...

My trip to Disneyland Paris with my grandchildren last week put me all behind with my commenting, I'm sorry this is so late!
This is a fab pair of cards Darnell, love your little ghost... Boo!
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Jill Vickers said...

Sorry to be so late stopping by Darnell - Halloween already feels like a lifetime ago but I hope you're still enjoying the candy :) I love how you used the mulberry paper - absolutely perfect backdrop for the ghost! Thanks for playing along at AAA Cards! Jill

Bożena Adamusińska said...

These are two more beautiful card. Orange background first card is unusual. Such heterogeneous, very interesting. Spirit does not dreadful, very friendly :-)
hugs,
BozenA

cm said...

First, I have to compose myself before I compose this note; I read Jane's comment and my outside squealing voice may burst forth! Hahahahahhahaha! Anyway, yes I see 'ghost' (amongst other things...Jane's fault!) and your take on the sketch is marvelous! The background paper: perfect! The shimmer holly, sparkly berries and shimmery polka-dots...so pretty. You and Barb: gorgeous duo! Wearing my green with envy sweater that you two had opportunity to meet! I am sooooo going to find some bike races for my husband that takes us your direction!
Hugs~c