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October 13, 2015

Fall and Winter Sparkle

Hey! How's it going?

Hammy has all the time in the world, but alas, I don't, so he kindly found a few challenges that we could quickly manage with simplicious one-layer cards. Making cards can be a practical exercise, it can satisfy our creative needs, or sometimes it can be pure therapy. And, of course, it's always extraspecially fun when there's sparkle involved!

Today's Onefer
I have had a couple of pieces of this pretty blue snowflake paper for over a decade. I purchased it at a stamping store parking lot swap meet, so I have no idea how old it actually is. I could never come up with a satisfactory way to use it over the years, but, man, oh, manski, just look at what modern-day die-cut snowflakes and a few sequints did for it!

Those silver snowflakes were cut with a NBUS "Let It Snowflakes" die from MFT. The sediment is called "Seasonal Sentiments" and it's also from MFT. And that's it. A QACAS ten-minute Christmas card! Now if I only had lots more of that paper ...

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Today's Twofer
Because my onefer OLC was so simples, I had time for another. This one took a bit longer and satisfied my curiosity about a technique I've wanted to try.

I recently started dabbling with my Ziggies and I saw where someone ~ I forget who ~ had used Ziggies to color directly to her stamp, spritz, and apply to watercolor paper. I've loved this technique for a long time using my Marvy markers, but I wanted to try it with the Ziggies. Conclusion: I think they worked fine, but if I'm honest, I'd rather save my Ziggie ink for more traditional watercoloring and use my other marker brands for the direct-to-stamp-and-spritz technique.

The sediment is from PTI's "Meadow Greens." After wards, I winked and glazed the wheatheads til they sparkled.
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I just love how challenge blogs play together so nicely some weeks! And did you like how I put the winter card in front of the autumn card just to mess with you?

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Since Hammy has been so helpful and so patient with the current situation, I gave him a special treat served up on the back of one of my large wooden background stamps!
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New Friends Corner

As always, I'm grateful to have five more new friends to introduce to you!

Sandy Mork of Snippity Do Dah. Isn't it interesting that yesterday we had Scrappity Do Da? I hope these two gals find each other through the New Friends Corner! Sandy is brand new to Blogland! She just started in May of this year to share her sensational card art and quilts. I love her cards which usually feature adorable kids (young and old) or cute critters. Her coloring with pencils is fabulous! I hope you will go and welcome Sandy to our amazing community!

Alicia O'Bryant of Golden Goddess Designs. Alicia has been blogging since 2012. She has served on design teams or as a guest designer for challenges, and she also enjoys entering challenges, where she has received well-deserved recognition. In addition to terrific card art, Alicia has wonderful scrapbook layouts to inspire you!

D.Ann C. of D.Ann's Crafting Whims. D.Ann is also a newbie among us. She started blogging this year in March. In addition to her beautifully colored and uniquely designed card art, D.Ann enjoys crocheting and knitting. Not to mention, she is an excellent photographer (especially of flowers) and a jewelry maker! Please stop in and welcome D.Ann to Blogland!

Kelly Deal of Dreaming of Vintage. Kelly has been blogging a couple three times a month since 2010. As you can tell from her blog name, Kelly loves vintage. Her works of art are vibrant and alive. Whether it's 3D projects, ATCs, canvases, tags, or cards, there is a ton of inspiration waiting for you at Kelly's blog!

Jerri Thomas of Bug 'n Me Creations. Jerri has been blogging since 2009! Talk about having experience with this fun hobby and with blogging! Jerri has served or is serving on challenge design teams and she also enjoys participating in challenges. You'll find tons of enjoyment and ideas at Jerri's blog for cards ranging from sweetly romantic to punny and funny!

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113 comments:

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Hi Darnell,
both cards are really wonderful. I like snowflakes and sparkle and blue. Perfect ! But I like also the warm Autumn colors.
Best regards, Synnöve

Sammy said...

Oh these are simply fabulous cards Darnell. I do LOVE that watercolour effect. Hammy certainly earned his treat.
Hope Mister continues to improve. x

Sue said...

The Christmas card is lovely. You can never too much sparkle on a Christmas card:)

I think the second card is perfect. I love the colours and the sentiment.

Hope you have a good day. Sue

Marianne said...

I think I need to go through my paper stash pronto, because I love how your snowflakes turned out. And you're right: with new techniques and dies, those old papers can be very useful still.
Wish I could borrow Hammy for a while. He seems to be a real helper. Three of our cats often THINK they are helpful, but their way of being helpful consists of curling up in my lap or lying flat out on my craft space or hubby's newspaper.
Marianne x

Redanne said...

Aaah, Hammy really did deserve that wonderful treat, he looks just adorable.... Both cards are stunning, I love the sparkle on the first one and the 'serenity' of the second one - I really must try that watercolour technique some time... you do it so well.

Ha, ha, I have decided against the skeleton - there is only room for one diva in this craft room and that is moi!!

Hugs, Annie xxx

Lynn said...

Look at all that sparkle and shimmer! Truly fabulous...love how you have placed every last snowflake and sequin perfectly Darnell. And your one layer beauty...wow...the rich fall colors are perfection in my book.

Maaike Uijthoven said...

great cards, love the blue with the silver, gorgeous

sandie said...

Always worth keeping onto DSP and adding the sequins and snowflakes inspired and lovely take on Michele's card. And I love this sentiment for your TO and Fusion card, such a dreamy look to this Autumn card. Great to see at TO and Fusion x

Michelle said...

Two awesome cards, Darnell! I'm glad you're still finding a little crafting time, it's good for the soul. I don't know how you keep a track of all of your friends, new and old! So many people who love you to bits! :-) I hope Kevin is recovering well. You've both been in my thoughts.

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Two very lovely CAS cards Darnell. It's great that you found a use for your lovely blue sparkle paper at last, that's why we crafters never throw anything away, lol. I love the simplicity of the second card and the beautiful Autumnal colours too. I don't know why but I find CAS designs more difficult than a fussy card but you have totally nailed this. Take care,
Lorraine

Barb said...

Hi Darnell, So much to comment on in your post today. You've made two lovely cards, and both very different. That blue card is lovely and the snowflakes are just perfect. It's turned into an absolutely gorgeous Christmas card. I love the colours of your second card. I also haven't done this technique for ages. Like the wink of Stella too.

Hammy is certainly enjoying his treat. What a little sweetie. We used to have a couple years ago and what beautiful babies they had!

I hope that your Mister is continuing to improve daily. Off to visit your new followers now. Barbxx

Lizzy Hill said...

ADORE the sparkly Chrissy card & that sentiment is perfect.....then you go and do an equally brill 2nd one...completely different but oh so loveable!!! Hope your patient is improving each post you post and each card you make:):)

Diane said...

Beautiful cards...I love how your Ziggie to stamp turned out...wowza...gorgeous!!!

Kim M said...

Both fantastic cards, Darnell! Love your sparkly snowflakes. You know, I think I have some of that snowflake paper! LOL! I'm going to have to look now. So happy to see you playing along with us over at OLCCC too! Hugs! :-)

CraftygasheadZo said...

What fabulous makes, am sure Hammy will be supervising and approving of your projects!! Take care Zo xx

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Your cards are GORGEOUS! LOVING them!! And Hammie is ADORABLE!!!!!!!!!!

Dr Sonia S V said...

Both your cards are gorgeous and I cant but marvel at the way you take time to learn about and introduce your new followers. Many a times Google friend connect refuses to tell me who my new follower is!
Cheers
Dr Sonia

Pat said...

These are both beautiful cards Darnell and I adore that blue snowflake paper with the added sparkly snowflakes, and the glossy wheat heads are so pretty and your sentiments are really great on both cards. Love the added sequins on both too. x

Susanne Vargas said...

That sparkling snowflake card is breathtakingly stunning! Oh my!
Love the watercolored look on the second card! Great idea to wink and glaze the heads!
Cut shot of Hammy! That snack was well deserved!

Doni High said...

Both cards are beautiful! Love the sparkly snowflakes on the blue one. Thanks for joining us at ATCAS.

D.Ann C said...

This a a gorgeous card, Darnell! I really want to get some zigs!!

Thanks, too, for the nice review and spending some time in my playground! : )

What a cutie that Hammie is!

Leslee said...

Ooooohhh.... Your cards turned out wonderful. It's amazing what paper, dies and ink can do!

Happy Dance said...

Hiya Pookie! Love the sparkly, glittery snowflake card. Those snowflakes make my eyes happy, and that sentiment is perfect for all the shimmer. And what a perfect blue. Amazingly purty card. Your second card set my little heart aflutter! That subtle shimmer and shine on the wheat stalks is gorgeous!!! Kudos to you and Hammie for making two QAEZ gorgeous cards. Hope the Mister continues to get better and better, and that you have more and more time in the playhouse. One year. Just one more year... Missing you!!!! Bev

Carole said...

You have just endorsed the 'never throw anything away' that us crafters do! brilliant idea with the papers...but NO! don't go buy anymore...the idea is to get rid...not store..tell hammy that one! Great cards Darnell. Hope all is improving for you.

Shannon Jaramillo said...

I LOVE Hammy!! He surely did receive a meal fit for a king!! I love your design on your card! The watercolor effect is quite lovely and the sparkle on the top of the wheat heads!! Beautiful!! Thank you for playing along with the Fusion Card Challenge!

TK Watson said...

The One-fer is just gorgeous, love the sparkles! And that two-fer? Well..... being in the "land of wheat" where we have a LOT of wheat fields, it is just awesome!

maria f. said...

Well aren't you the champion of challenge combining! Way to go. I absolutely love the watercolored grain!

Sarah said...

Pleased to see that Hammy made you take some time for yourself and the results are fabulous. The wheat looks amazing and the sentiment is so very true. Love the silvery sparkle on the snowflake card xx

I Card Everyone said...

Nice to see you in the Muse gallery, Darnell - lovely addition I may add! If asked? I may LOve the wheat even more =]
=] M

Ros Crawford said...

Who doesn't like a bit of sparkle! Beautiful Christmas card and I love the colours and technique on your second card!

conil said...

Snippety or Scrappety, you Do-Da'd both of these cards up right. Wish we knew who manufactured that snowflake paper cuz it's yummy! Hammy really came through for you this time so he deserves that treat.

Nora N. said...

I am glad that you gave Hammy such a nice treat. He deserves it. LOVE the pretty snowflake card and I like that you are getting out old supplies to use. Your second card is so pretty. I think I agree with you about using other markers for that technique rather then the Zig's. Other markers are cheaper to replace!!!

Berina RGA said...

Beautiful card!! The snowflakes are very beautiful! Your second card is very beautiful. I'm also trying the same technique for some of my Christmas cards using a nameless brand markers, which I use for coloring as well. Looks good.
-Berina
Moxie Craftie

Linda said...

Beautiful job making that snowflake paper pop. Lovely cards.

Jenny L said...

Hi Darnell,
what wonderful cards, and I love the sparkle of the snowflakes on the first as I am a glitzy girl.
The 2nd one has a wonderful technique, and gorgeous colour too.
Hammy looks happy with his treat.
Love and bug hugs from my house to yours.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Deborah Frings said...

Hi Darnell - it's always a pleasure to see you join in with us. I think your snowflake card is fab. And your gorgeous wheat stalks are just so perfect for our autumn theme. Love the glaze on the wheat heads. Thanks so much for playing along with The Male Room. xxx

scrAPpamondo said...

Oh, love your last photo... How cute is Hammy??!!
Beautiful both the cards, love expecially the second one!! Just fabulous!! I have to try this wondrful technique, but I think it's possible only with aqua markers, it's right?
Have a great day!

Donna said...

What can I say, Darnell?
Two gorgeous cards. Really beautiful :)

My Paper Cat said...

Thanks for playing at Time Out, your card is simple but elegant.

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Śnieżynek brilliance. It looks simply captivating! The second card is also unique. I love her delicacy.
Regards,
BozenA

jimlynn said...

Both are beautiful! Love the sparkle on that first one and the wonderful fall colors on the second!
Also glad that the Mister is doing somewhat better now.
Lynn

Sandy said...

Both of your cards are stunning - love the use of sequins!
Sandy xx

Susan said...

My favourite colour combo of blue, white, and silver!! Love it! Perfect placement of the sequins and snowflakes!

Susan said...

My favourite colour combo of blue, white, and silver!! Love it! Perfect placement of the sequins and snowflakes!

Julia Aston said...

Two sweet designs - and you hit so many challenges with them!! Hammy looks so happy there - does he wander around your craft cottage free???!!! I bet he fit all those treats in his cheeks!!! Hope The Mister is doing ok.... Julia xx

Christi Conley said...

Oh my goodness - that frosty winter card actually (almost) gave me goosebumps! I love the color combination of blue, white & silver - it says chilly to me! And your watercolor card is gorgeous as well! Both cards are works of art in their own right. Hammy is adorable - I got my first one for my 10th birthday, and being the way I am, I chose the one that was all beat up, named it Happy (for my birthday). Well, the reason the other hamsters were beating up on Happy was because she was pregnant - oh joy! Took me a while to get rid of all the babies and it din't help that the babies were having babies LOL. Ahhh well, thanks for the trip down memory lane ~ Hugs! Christi
Art without Anxiety {My Personal Blog}

Geri said...

Back from a lovely relaxing holiday....and wish we had another week of good old R & R. Sneaking in some commenting at work so will keep this short!

Three stunners pal! The sparkly DP is incredible - I can see why you saved it! Sure do love what you did with it! Gorgeous water coloring too. The wheat (or could be oats) is the perfect image for this technique!

...but sweet Hammie. snarfing down some fresh garden produce, stole the show today!

Kathleen said...

Two fabulous cards, great snowflake paper and snowflakes and gorgeous colours on the second card, I think Hammy certainly deserved his treat.

Kath x

Birgit said...

I love the light blue sparkly paper-I have had that one plus white and a pale lavender plus a pink. Your card is a perfect blend of sparkle and more sparkle-love the snowflakes-gives a Christmas wonder to me. The 2nd card is just great because i always have a hard time doing something simple. I always want to add more. This is just perfect! Love the way you did the wheat-I don't have anything that goes right on the stamps in markers (I have my tombows). I love the saying also and i have to get the wink of stella

Viv said...

Lovely sparkly snowflakes on the first card Dee and beautiful Autumn colours and water colouring on the second. Aww hammy looks so cute, give him a little stroke from me ☺ hugs Vee xx

Ardyth said...

Love how your card sparkles - very festive and fun! So glad you joined us at Muse, MCV and OLS!

Ruth said...

Gorgeous! Absolutely gorgeous card. The blue paper and those snowflakes. I just feel all wintry and Christmassy :) xx

Craft-E-Place said...

Two fabulous cards. I lov the water colour stamping on the Autumn card - simply beautiful!
Elaine

JoAnn said...

Beautiful cards. I love the blue snowflake card.

Jean said...

I love your two fabulous cards today Darnell. The sparkly blue snowflake card is very festive looking, and the autumn colours in the second card are beautiful and so is the lovely sentiment stamp.
Jean x

rachel said...

Two awesome cards Darnell - absolutely beautiful xx

oldpunca said...

What a wonderful journey from winter to summer on your cards, dear Darnell! Your sparkling holiday card is just great. I like the sentiment. For the second one you have used a wonderful technique. Love the colours. :-)
hugs, Sonja

Verna Angerhofer said...

Beautiful cards. Love the winter one and the autumn one as well. Great designs.

Lyndal said...

FABulous waterycolours Darnell! LOVE your sparkles too! So glad you joined in the fun @ FUSION!

Donna said...

These are both stunning Darnell, and I always like seeing a picture of Hammy!

Lisa said...

Both of your cards are gorgeous!! I love the snowflakes on the first and the pretty sentiment on the second!! They are both fabulous!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

dottielottie said...

Hi Darnell, your sparkly snowflakes card with THE most perfect sentiment is just lovely. However I LOVE your Ziggies water coloured card. Love the colours, love the stamp, love the sentiment, love the technique. A beautiful, arty, clean and simple OLC. Love it (did I already say that) lol. Hope the Mister is responding to your ministrations or should that be remonstrations. Hugs Lottie x

Kara Lynne said...

Great way to embellish an older paper! Now you've got me thinking, I know I have some decade-old snowflake paper. Maybe it's time to get it out! Your water colored wheat looks beautiful. Thanks for your thoughts on which markers you liked for the technique. Hammy! So adorable!!

Bonnie said...

That is some perfect paper for the die cut snowflakes! And I love your colored wheat! I'm with you on the Zigs. I'm going to save mine for coloring and use the other markers for coloring the stamps. But you got better results than I did when I tried it.

Pollard Carole said...

Wonderful snowflake card the design is gorgeous and your twofer is fab especially love the sentiment a fab post love and hugs Carole x

Alanna said...

This is so gorgeous Darnell. I love the classic feel to it.

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

I am so glad you discovered your old blue paper because it made a beautiful card! I love sparkly snowflakes!
And your autumn card is pretty too!

Maxine D said...

Two utterly gorgeous cards Darnell - and so totally different - love them both!! So glad Hammy had a treat :-) ...I hope the nurse also gave Mr an equally healthy treat ;-)
Blessings
Maxine

OH Babs said...

Great cards Miss Darnell. I love the fall card and that is a good technique to use again. Until then..... B

Sharron said...

Fabulous cards, Darnell! Love all the sparkly snow and your watercolored wheat is awesome! Love the gorgeous fall colors and the wonderful sentiment! Looks like Hammy might be getting a bit spoiled!!

Loll said...

Two beautiful cards Dolly! Love the sparkle from your snowflakes. Thanks for playing along at ATCAS.

Great job with the watercolour spritz and your zig markers. I have done this ... and they do work great. I hadn't thought about saving the zigs for more traditional watercolouring. You are right, even though they do a great job with this technique, the markers also work well for this. The only difference is the bright and vibrant zig colours ... I've never seen wheat look more beautiful! :) Lolly xx

DIANA L. said...

both your cards are fabulous!!
Love the non traditional Christmas colors
. Have a blessed day
DIANA L.

DL.ART DESIGN TEAM MEMBER
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Linda said...

Two beautiful cards ..... I love the sparkle of the first one, and the colours on the Autumn one are just gorgeous. Hammy looks like he's enjoying his well deserved treat. Have a lovely day my friend xx

Jenny Colacicco said...

I really like the technique with the water spritz and the zigs - the colors work really well for the challenge too.

Em Louise Fairley said...

I love blue and I love watercolor, so you've got me with both of these. I love them! Continued prayers for the Mister's recovery.
Hugs,
Em

Cat Craig said...

So loving both of these cards Darnell, the sparkle...well what girl doesn't like sparkle? And I really was interested in seeing what inking you used on your fall card because the colors are so vibrant. Fabulous!

Eliz S said...

Great sparkle!

Anita in France said...

Oh my shimmery snowflake, that's one gorgeous QACAS card, Darnell ... all dressed up in it's party glimmeriness! LOVE the autumn coloured, sparkly shiny wheatsheaves ... absolutment magnifique, mon amie! An untried technique added to my ever growing list of things to play at ... p'raps one day I'll get a Darnell demonstration! So happy to have you playing along with us at Time Out with this beauty! Hugs & bisous, bisous, Anita :)

Jeanne J said...

I think Hammy is eating better than me Darnell.. that little plate of bites looks yummy.. oh and healthy too! LOL! I'm in love with the wheat card - Its absolutely gorgeous!!

shirley-bee said...

Gorgeous sparkly snowflake card, Darnell, but my heart is won over by your Ziggy-watercoloured wheat ears! And it's so nice of you to feed Hammy :)

wienerhoneymooners said...

WOW Darnell. You have blown me away today with all of your lovely challenge link ups. The snowflakes are divine and the blues so captivating. The varying colors of the wheat emit movement, so lovely. The sentiment is amazing too. LOVE your choices. Thanks for joining us at my fave challenges ...FUSION, The Challenge, and the close to my heart MUSE Christmas VIsions.

Joyce said...

Hey there. Your cards are wonderful. I especially love the second card. What a great idea to use the Ziggie directly on the stamp. It has a beautiful effect.

cards said...

ooh I love the ziggie effect, Darnell, looks handpainted.

Skye said...

Two beautiful cards. I particularly like you Autumn card. Lovey clean design and such pretty colours.

Cheryl W. said...

LOVE both these cards! You found the perfect use for your snowflake paper. That holiday card is stunning, and I love the simplicity of its design. Looks like Hammy enjoyed his special treat. Now who wouldn't when it's served on a stamp!!

Cheryl W. said...

LOVE both these cards! You found the perfect use for your snowflake paper. That holiday card is stunning, and I love the simplicity of its design. Looks like Hammy enjoyed his special treat. Now who wouldn't when it's served on a stamp!!

Marlena M. said...

Your lil' sidekick is adorable Darnell!!! Lovely creations~fantastic that you could use that paper. ;)

Helen F. said...

Two awesome cards, Darnell! Love the sparkly snowflakes (well, who doesn't ;-) and the Wheat water-colored with Ziggies is simply a beautiful effect!

Chrissie said...

Great cards Darnell, I love those grass images and the colours you have chosen are simply lovely!
Super placement too!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Carol said...

Two wonderful cards Darnell, love ot when you can give a modern twist to something old! Carol x

Chriss Blagrave said...

Oh, that snowflake card is one dazzler, indeed! You used the perfect paper! The wheat card is just gorgeous! Truly dressed to the height of perfection!

Bobby said...

I'm so far behind in commenting but when I saw your HM at Fusion I had to come and check out your wheat field. Not only did I see it in all it's fabulousness, I got to see a beautiful snowy card. I'm glad you're getting a few minutes now and then to let your creativity shine.

Gerrina said...

Fun photo of a happy Hammy! And thank you for taking the TIME OUT and join us with your super autumn card! I too like that way of stamping; quick and beautiful results... Hugs, Gerrina

Neets B said...

Two gorgeous cards, Darnell. I really must reach for some patterned paper from time to time, it really can look so effective. And I love your sparkly, glossy wheat images, such lovely colours and a gorgeous CAS creation. And Hammie, LOVE!
Thanks so much for sharing at Muse and Less is More xx

suzARTe said...

Such beautiful cards.

Geri said...

CONGRATS on the MUSE Top 5. A well deserved shout-out with this beauty!

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Simply gorgeous cards as ever Darnell. Your fun, crisp and sparkly Christmas card works perfectly at ATCAS and the autumnal beauty is just oozing charm and brilliant autumn tones. Great to see little hammy in the limelight here too. thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
Sarah xx
Less is More

Marilyn said...

Love your use of DP for the Muse challenge. Always good to hear updates on your Mister and Hammy, too.

Ksenija Rizova said...

Darnell, both cards are fabulous! Your sparkling snowflake card is so festive and wintery. Love it! Thank you very much for sharing with us at ATCAS. - Ksenija, ATCAS DT P.S. I appreciate your wonderful comment to my Halloween card today ;)

Claire said...

What a great way to use that old paper Darnell! I think I have an entire forest of old dp sat in my stash...makes me feel guilty just looking at it. You're right - the modern snowflakes have made it new again Love the watercolour technique you did with the markers too...so pretty and soft!

Cris G said...

I really don't know how things were before die cutting, but I can see that there were some gorgeous papers back in those days too. BTW, the sparkle is just beautiful and so are your new NBUS goodies. The colors in your second card look very intense and gorgeous. I was never lucky with my Distress and Tombow markers when coloring stamps, so I had high hopes for the Zig... still, you did a great job coloring :).
Sending healing thoughts to Mister.
P.S. - Hammy is the cutest thing!

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I love the watercolor feel of the autumn card. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Blessings!

ionabunny said...

The sparkle is nice but I love that autumn one layer watercolour masterpiece. Hugz

Lesley said...

Gorgeous cards, Darnell and I love the watercolour "spritz" technique you used on your card for our challenge! SO fresh and pretty! Hugs!

Greta said...

This must have been a therapy session for you as these 2 cards are both just fabulous & would you believe I have all the stamps & dies you used?! How funny is that?! I saw you received a well-deserved HM at Fusion--congrats!

Tracey McNeely said...

Two BEAUTIFUL cards that make me smile!

Taunya Butler said...

Love your cards and still sending Hugs your way!!

Greta said...

Hurray!! Big congrats on your well-deserved win at The Challenge, Darnell!

Rocky said...

It's a pleasure to come over and thank you for joining us at The Male Room with your lovely colouful card, see you again soon I hope.

Petra Swart said...

Love all the sparkle on your beautiful snowflake card and the lovely autumn colours on the twofer!!!!
Hammy is really having a feast there, hey!!!!

Joanne James said...

Yippee - congrats on your win over at The Challenge Darnell - that one layer spritzed watercolouring is gorgeous!

Jasleen said...

Two absolutely gorgeous one-layered cards. Totally simplicious, as you call it ;)

cm said...

If you were here, looking outside, you would see your card images happening in real life! The snowflakes are falling and with the glow from the streetlamps outside my window, they're shimmering most beautifully. I'm not ready for snow, but the scene - outside and on your card - is gorgeous! Your second card touches my heart: reminds me of spending time on my grandparents' farm and the gold fields of wheat at harvest...
Hugs`c