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December 12, 2015

Flakes of Snow

Hey There!

Happy weekend of card-making, shopping, and baking ~ or whatever wraps your present and makes you smile!

I have another scrollable photo parade for you of QACAS snowy creations without waffling from me. The theme today is snowflakes because mostly I wanted to play at Inkspirational Challenges because my friend Jane of Onions and Paper is the Guest Designer and the theme is "Flake."

I could have made a card about the guy who used to run the tire store in the town where I grew up. You never knew if he was going to open on time or open at all or close early or what. I heard the adult persons refer to him as a flake. Seriously, how does anyone ever learn English? Oops, that sounds suspishushly like waffling.

Let me know if you would like any details and thank you for the visit! I've still got more to make!

The first three are helping me use up my patterned paper from PTI.
Challenge: Inkspirational Challenges: Flake
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Challenge: TIME OUT Challenges: Photo Inspiration:
All those polka dots and baubles inspired me!
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Challenge: Christmas Cards All Year Round: Keep it simple.
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Challenge: Addicted to CAS: Code word: Joy.
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Challenge: CAS-ual Fridays: Snowflakes
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Challenges: Addicted to Stamps and More: Clean and simple.
Virginia's View Challenge: Glitter
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92 comments:

Craft-E-Place said...

So many cards, so much gorgeousness! Fabulous cards - i love them all!
Elaine

Suchi said...

AMAZING showcase of cards Darnell!! :)
Suchi xx

Jane Willis said...

What a lovely collection of cards. My absolute favourite, of course, is the dragonfly, but then I'm totally addicted to dragonflies. Thanks for the mention!
Jane

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Gorgeous festive new collection from your craft room
hugs Tamara

Lizzy Hill said...

No flakery here! I really don't know where to look or rest my eyes TOO MUCH INSPIRATION [as opposed to information!].....love em all. Might have to pinch the lot for next year's ideas of cards. MY favest bit [I think] is those bauble-ish circles. I think.....hang on.... LOL!!!!

Karren said...

Such a beautiful collection of cards, Darnell! I love the pops of color in the corners of the first two - they add such a modern look. Hugs Karren

Kathyk said...

Darnel, what a glorious selection you've presented us with today, loving the modern and funky feel to the first ones

Have a great weekend

Kathyk

Sue said...

Darnell, They are all lovely. I really like the snow effect on the wording on the third one.

Hope you have a lovely weekend. Sue

Julie B said...

Fab set of cards Darnell, you are on a roll gal!
If I don't get chance to pop by again have a great Christmas. :)

SARN said...

FANTASTIC cards Darnell.

I particularly love the first one in the set.

Happy Weekend.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Kim M said...

Oh wow! All your snowflake cards are gorgeous! I love your first two with the colourful circles the best. Glad to see you over at Ink too! Sorry I haven't been by lately. With the kitchen reno and Christmas coming it's been a bit crazy here. Just keeping up with DT duties has been hard. But the kitchen it looking good and should be fully functional by the end of this weekend. Yay! It won't be completely finished like the trim or backsplash but enough that it's useable again. :-). Well, gotta run. Once again, your cards are just beautiful! Hugs!

Stamps and Paper said...

Wonderful collection of Christmas cards Darnell

Anne

Damchy said...

Such a wonderful Christmas cards you've made. I love them all.

Birgit said...

A grand array of beautiful cards, Darnell! I don't know how I missed the post with all your fabulous shaker cards, but they're all beautiful as well! No real flakes here in Maine yet. Christmas just isn't the same without some white stuff. Hugs~

Viv's Visuals said...

Fab cards Darnell! No snow here although had a few hailstones... but it's not stopped raining for over a week. Gales and floods (we've escaped the floods as we're on the top of the moor) but the gales feel like the house is going to blow down! have a great weekend. x

Leslie Hanna said...

These are all gorgeous!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Too funny ... I am actually reading a book right now about the guy that runs the auto shop in town and his employee isn't reliable and they all call him a "flake"! LOL!! I loveeeeeeeee your cards!! GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Gorgeous elegant cards, each one is perfect. Have a great weekend, enjoy the season :) Hugs, Shirleyxx

*Vicki* said...

Wow!! So many stunning creations here!! I just love your stamped backgrounds with the pretty colors! :) Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Addicted to Stamps & More! Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*-DT member

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

You are really cranking them out - 6 wonderful Christmas cards! I love the first two with those happy dots! and the last one with that stunning, glittery dragonfly! You are also making good use of your embossing folders -I think I'll go right now into my craft room and turn the crank on my Big Shot....

Pat said...

What a lot of wonderful cards Darnell and the snowflakes spots and stars and then dots and different greetings and finally that pretty sparkly dragonfly, just great designs! x

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Darnell, what wonderful cards, I love the ones with the large spots especially, but all are brilliant, Kate x

Maura R said...

Wow, what a bevy of beautiful cards, Darnell! (How's that for alliteration?) My favorite? The "peace" card, towards the end of your lovely line-up!

scrAPpamondo said...

All your cards are gorgous, and I love expecially the first and second one, so fresh and joyful!

Linda said...

You are on a roll. Love all of these CAS cards. Simply beautiful.

jimlynn said...

Wonderful parade of cards! All are so pretty Darnell.
Hey, I've known a lot of 'flakes' in my life - and may even be one myself! Yikes!
Lynn

JoAnn said...

Beautiful cards Darnell. Love the design of each one. Have a great weekend.

Sarah said...

A veritable snowstorm of gorgeousness Darnell!! xx

frommycraftroom said...

A great collection of "flakey" cards. Wonderful.

Geri said...

A festive display of clean and simple beauties! Just shows to go ya that less is more! I doing it again and picking a fav (I know you won't be surprised which one I chose)...it's the STUNNING gold snowflake with the golden sentiment! Bee-u-ti-full!

Kathleen said...

Well you have spoiled us here, some fabulous cards with fabulous dies and fabulous colours and layouts.
Got it yet? I love them!

Kath x

Rose said...

Wow! How do you keep rolling out so many gorgeous cards all the time?! So hard to pick a favourite as they are all so pretty.

Ruth said...

Had to laugh at your story - you do some wonderful introductions! I adore that patterned paper by PTI it goes so well with those blue and pinks chosen for the first two cards. You're rocking getting these cards out! I need to get a wiggle on! Xx

Verna Angerhofer said...

I love all that gorgeousness you displayed on your blog post. What wonderful Christmas card creations.

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Darnell
What a wonderful festive fest! They are all marvellous and would grace any Christmas mantle beautifully.
Best wishes.
Ang x

OH Babs said...

My goodness you have been one busy lady. Of course they are all lovely but I think the butterfly card is my fav. :)

Bobby said...

That ol' hamster wheel is just a turning, Darnell. You crank out cards faster than a duck on a June bug. And not only fast, but beautiful, too.

Kim Heggins said...

You are on a roll my dear friend...what a wonderful collection of holiday cards, love them all.

Carole said...

Oh Darnell.....have you opened a shop?.....you are like a machine turning out all these fabulous cards. They are all my favourites!!

Craftychris said...

Ooh such wonderful cards! You are making so many and they are all so cool, you are an inspiration my friend! xxx

Jeanne H said...

I love every one of your cards, Darnell! Honestly, how do you do it? I've about 10 more to make plus a couple of birthday cards from December birthdays in my family! Sigh. But joy and hugs to you!

Carol said...

Another wonderful set of cards Darnell. Carol x

TK said...

Oh my gorgeous! I am stunned that one could make so many gorgeous things all at once! I am terribly jealous, and maybe a tad inspired :o)

Sharron said...

Oh goodness--look at all your gorgeous cards! You are so productive and every card is a beauty!

Jean said...

BEautiful cards!

Dana & Glen said...

Gorgeous! Love all the dots and flakes :)

Cat Craig said...

Gorgeous! I especially like the first that swooshy flake!

Anet van Zyl said...

Your Christmas card is beautiful Darnell. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Christmas Cards All Year Round. We would love to see you again … Anet DTx

Cheryl W. said...

Fabulous cards, Darnell. So how many Christmas cards have you made, for goodness sakes? Are these part of the 100+ or in addition to that lot? I am SO impressed. I felt pressured making only a measly 85!

Susanne Vargas said...

What a fabulous collection of "flaky" cards"!

baileyrosy.com said...

Beautifulness abounds with this array of gorgeousnessssssss. Love them all Darnell but most of all Your CAS-ual Fridays card its simply glorious.

Marie

Karen B said...

Oh gosh Dippy, you're on a roll with all this wonderiferous array of cards. They are all gorgeous.

Hugs

Karendipity xxx

Ros Crawford said...

Your cards are stunning ... Love them!!

Bonnie said...

Wonderful "flaky" cards! Love that sparkly dragonfly especially! What a great idea!

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Wow, Darnell, you've been busy and have made use of the designer paper, the cards are gorgeous. Enjoy rest of the weekend.

Love and hugs
Maarit

cm said...

an array of gorgeous cards, Darnell, filled with wonderful flakes and even a sparkly dragonfly! Boundless creativity you have, my friend, boundless! I'm getting closer to finishing my cards and then those babies are heading out to find new homes! Advent Countdown nearly done, too. Thank you so much for sharing the incredibly pretty blue snowflake with us in the Ink gallery!
Hugs~c

Pia S said...

Love them all, but most of all I love your brilliant use of the dragonfly, never seen one on a Christmas card before. I'm in a phase of loving using non Christmas images and dies for Christmas projects, so this one really caught my attention.

conil said...

I have been suitably impressed by your recent output of stunning work. What an amazing array of gorgeousness. I'm especially gob smacked by that dragon fly. Talk about a magical card...WOWZERS! Have to say I'm really envious of the way you can get so much done. Makes me feel like a snail.
Incidentally...the tire guy clearly had other things on his mind besides tires.

Carole said...

a lovely parade of fantastic creations.Well done you! Hugs C

Redanne said...

Looking through your gorgeous makes was like watching a beauty pageant - all beautiful and hard to choose a winner! Beautiful work, as always! Hugs, Annie xxx

Sazzle Dazzle said...

A bevvy of absolute beauty Darnell - I think I've finished my Xmas cards for this year but this collection makes me want to dash off and make more! Great to see you've played along at ATCAS and love the complete CAS take with the subtle snowflakes and striking 'JOY'. Great work and thanks so much.
Sarah (ATCAS)

oldpunca said...

Adorable snowflakes on your cards, dear Darnell. I like them all. :-)
Have a nice week, Sonja

Sue - said...

Hi Darnell - what can I say - another fabulous collection of cards! Think I've only got one more to make then that's it for this year!

Donna said...

Wow Darnell, what a stunning collection of cards!

Greta said...

I love snowflakes & snowmen & haven't made one of those cards in ages, but you've inspired me with these beauties, Darnell! Love every one!

Laurie Unger said...

You have been busy! Awesome cards, lady!

Lisa said...

SHAZAM you are on a crafty roll Darnell!! These are all amazing, love those big embossed snowflakes!!

Janice said...

What a fabulous selection of cards, you have been so busy! I just love snowflakes too!
Janice x

Monika Reeck said...

woow wooww and wooow
they are all adorable Darnell
lovely Pattern paper you have
and great card for ATSM
love that glittery on your card
super shiny and I love it
So glad you decided to join us at ATSM this week
big hugs,
Monika (DT member)

Elizabeth S. said...

Wow!These are so fabulous and adorable and can see you have been busy. Love them all.

Gerrina said...

Great to get treatet with so many cards!
Love the first two; good to see what a difference one element can make!
Great that I don't need the inspiration anymore...they are all in the mail! Jippie! So now I can relax a bit and enjoy making other cards untill autumn next year...
Hugs, Gerrina

Jerrie said...

Love your snowflake goodness. Better on paper than on the ground! The first card with the snowflake and circles rock! Your red card is so festive. I love your other snowflake card and the dragonfly card is fab! Happy holidays!

Julia Aston said...

what a lovely shower of cards Darnell - love ALL of your beautiful designs! Julia xx

Marlena M. said...

Happy Goodness all around...from the top of your post to the bottom of your toesies.;) That swooshy snowflake is amazing~

Joyce said...

Wow, Darnell. You have been busy creating such a wonderful collection of cards. Thanks so much for joining us over at Time Out.

Maxine D said...

These are wonderful cards Darnell - Hammy must have been very busy helping you crank out all these die cuts!
Blessings
Maxine

Barb Ghig said...

Well now, you've been a busy girl! A beautiful showcase of Christmas cards, Darnell! As always, your CAS designs are so eye catching and I love how you played with your PTI papers today! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Addicted to CAS, and ATSM! We LOVE seeing your lovely cards in the galleries :)

Loll said...

Beautiful grouping of snowflake cards Dolly!! You've been QCAS'ing like crazy! :) Great job! Lolly xx

Jeanne said...

The cards are full of flakes of the very best kind, Darnell! Beautiful, each and every one! :)

Chriss Blagrave said...

Love them all, Darnell! The PTI circles paper is gorgeous with your flakes and flare and the Joy and Peace cards are fabulous! Love the dry embossing that you gave to that elegant flake card :)

Mrs A. said...

Gosh these are super duper but do have to go with the last one as being my favourite of all.
Now I need to have a quiet word with you about Hammy. It was absolutely brilliant of you to fly Hammy and The Hammettes over for the Nativity rehearsal but I do questshun the words that they were singing to the Carols that I sent you a list over for them to learn.
Poor Mary nearly gave birth there and then and Joseph had to cover up her blushes with his tea towel. Corse the ducks thought it was hilarious and followed up with their own vershun and then the hens decided to add another verse. I had complaints from the neighbours bout the noise decibles being emitted. I also have my spiccsions that it was one of the Hammettes (they all look the same so can't point the finger ) that switched the choklit fondu machine to full speed ahead( right left and centre). Good job Miss is laid up and Parsnip was out for the count having got sozzled on rum soaked raisins and selpt if off in the crib through the whole shenanigans.
Just hope we get it right on the night as tickets are now sold out and going for astronomical prices second and third hand. I did hear a rumour that Fergus (Hetties furry friend) had set up a printing press behind the potting shed!! As for that Elf............. Hugs Mrs A.

Diane said...

Happy holidays Darnell, lovely collection of holiday designs.

Hugs Diane

Nonni said...

Amaxing array of X was cards... All so inventive and pretty! Great job! Thanks for taking TIME OUT and joining our challenge!

Olga Fink said...

Wow Darnell all your cards are fantastic! as I always tell you your work is so inspiring!

Sharon Underwood said...

I love all these special cards! Great job embossing.

JD/ Jill said...

These are all lovely, but I definitely have a favorite! The dragonfly! So elegant!

Maike von maikreations said...

Dear Darnell, those are fabulous creations! I have seen your "Joy" card over at Addicted to CAS and just had to come by to take a look at your awesome work! Have a very merry christmas! Happy crafting, Maike

Pia Larsen said...

Lucky you! Having help using up your design paper....I wish I had that too, LOL.
Thank you for playing with us at Inkspirational Challenges. Hope you will join us again :)
Pia xx

Greta said...

Congrats on the Top 3 at ATC--Merry Christmas!

Jill Vickers said...

Congrats on being in the top 3 at ATCAS!!!!! Your card is beautiful and definitely worthy of the honour - I am a sucker for white-on-white and your card does it perfectly! Happy holidays to you too :) Jill

Helen F. said...

Another Congrats in order, Darnell!
LOVE all of your beautiful and inspiring cards.
PS: you have convinced me I should start my Christmas cards in October next year ;-)

ionabunny said...

Wow, you are Pro Lific. Love all these. Hugz