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!

April 8, 2016

All That Pretty Colored Cardstock

Hello Everyone!

When I recently did a bit of a tidee in the Playhouse, I sorted and straightened drawer after drawer of beautiful colored cardstock in every Hugh of the rainbow. I realized what a white rut I've gotten into. I mean, I don't even reach for the cream of the cardstock any more, let alone color.

So when I saw there were challenges spotlighting the use of pretty cardstock colors, I jumped in with relish. And some onion rings.

My onefer:
As a bonus, I even used a scrap of pp, which has been lurking on my desk. Last week I decided to make a card with it rather than toss it in my BOB box. I don't know if you can see, but I found a green that is the prezact color of the birds ~ and I love the texture. I cut the circle appleture and then thought, now what?

Then I remembered I had the NBUS "Prayers" die and stamp set from Simon Says Stamp so I cut a piece of fun foam. The pp still looked a little bare inside that big appleture, so I added a birdhouse from my NBUS "Birdhouse Village" set of dies from Memory Box. Wallah!

It was like a gift when I noticed that the current Less Is More challenge is a Colour Challenge to use white space that isn't white! And my friend Liz Cavill is Guest Designing! Now LIM doesn't mean just use a colored card base, but make sure you have leave plenty of uncluttered area as "white space." My own entries might be too little white space, but I tried to think whether or not I would enter them in a LIM challenge if the card base were white, which I would. I know, it's very confusing.

I used a few of my snippets, so I'm also taking my card to show my mates over at Pixie's Snippets Playground!
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My twofer:
And then what happened was, I saw the new Muse: Christmas Visions challenge had posted and the talented MUSE Kimberly Wiener also used colored cardstock on her card! I'm WAAAAY behind on making Christmas cards and have been missing other fun Cc challenges already in the books this year, so I dropped Duke's tennis ball and got to playing with cards instead.

The card base is aqua mist from PTI. The fun stamps (separate sled and sledder) are from Purple Onion, and the sediment is from Technique Tuesday's "Jingle All The Way" set. I stamped the sweet critter and then masked him and stamped the sled, part of which I also masked. I drew the snow line and then watercolored the image using my Zig KGT paints.

I cut the image down using a Nestabilities deckled rectangle die and rimmed the edge of it with a black brush marker. I then fussy cut a mat panel. The sun was rapidly going down by the time I finished, so I ran out to take my picture, forgetting that I wanted to add stars to the sky on my card. Dagnabberschnichle! I think they are so sweet on Kimberly's card so I'm going to add them after wards.

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Here is your adorable inspiration card from Kimberly:

So just to recap: I was inspired by Kimberly's use of a colored card base, her fun critter sledding, her watercoloring, her uneven-edged mats, and her happy sediment! Another DJKASE in the bag!

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Speaking of Duke, we've been enjoying his company the last week while the heir apparent and family have been on holiday for spring break. It was lucky the furballs were scheduled to be out of town because Duke is afraid of them. Yeah, no, seriously! You would think he would play with them like little furry tennis balls, but luckily for them, not so. It's quite amusing really, when you consider what a big dog he grew into.

Midweek I thought we were going to lose Duke to a heart attack when one of the smoke alarms started going off because I'm so hot the battery was low. The poor sweet lamb ran behind my skirts (well, he would have done if this were 1816) and trembled for quite a while before I could calm him down.
How he manages to survive in his own house with two active adults and two very active and very loud boys (one of whom plays the drums!) is beyond us, but he seems impervious where they're concerned. In fact, he is the sole of calm as those boys do what they will with him, like making him wear Mr. Potato Head's cap! Oh, the indignity!
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93 comments:

Sid said...

Loving all your cards Darnell ! Super designs !

Ruth said...

Love that green - what a colour and with the blue. Spot on! Am also taking inspiration from your getting on with Christmas cards to get on with some more myself. I love the look of that sledding snowman in the inspiration card. As always thank you for sharing your crafty goodness and funny stories :) xx

Karren said...

Both these cards are fabulous! I absolutely adore the Christmas one. Your coloring is perfect! And what a cute (and apparently tolerant) dog Duke is :)

Sue said...

Hi Darnell, Loving the cards.

I love Chocolate Labs and Duke is once handsome lad.

Hope you have a fab Friday. Sue

Kath said...

Two fabulous cards - the coloured card is perfect for both designs.
Kath x

Redanne said...

LOVE your colour cards Darnell, you really have matched the birds well with the background and I love the teeny birdhouse. The snow scene is adorable, he is such a cutie - I really love the wiggly border, it finishes your card beautifully.

Poor Duke, perhaps he just doesn't like noise that he is not familiar with, he does look cute in that hat! Hugs, Annie xxx

Sarah Gray said...

Great to see you over at Less Is More, Darnell and with two beauties! That green on the first card is gorgeous with the added dimension of the die cut sentiment and I love the cite image on your Christmas card too :) Have a great day x

Esther said...

Lovely cards! You choose such great colour schemes, and the images are so sweet. That little bird house die on the LIM card is adorable!

Inkyfingers said...

Great to see your coloured cards Darnell and a big reminder to me that I should do something with my mountain of coloured card leftover from scrapbooking days. I love the sentiment cut from fun foam and the sledding critter was so expertly masked that I had assumed it was an all in one stamp!
Duke looks really cute but I hope your stocking feet don't imply that he chewed your slippers.
Hugs
Carol x

Liz said...

Two super cards, Darnell. Love the addition of the little birdhouse on the first one - just perfect. The second one has such an adorable image. xx

Linda said...

Two gorgeous cards Darnell ..... I must say I don't use a lot of coloured card when it comes to card bases but seeing your fabulous creations makes me think I should start.
Thanks for playing along with the HLS challenge. Have a great weekend and give that handsome furry boy a big hug from me xx

Maxine D said...

Fabulous cards Darnell - love your wee bird house on the first card, and the expresshun on that critter's face on the second one is priceless.
Poor Duke -fancy going to Granma's and being scared half to death with the smoke detector!
Blessings
Maxine

Marianne said...

Lovely cards, Darnell, and another entertaining blog post. Thanks for giving me my daily dose of fun and laughter (or grin or chuckle or whatever). Our Bernie is scared of everything. We found him when he was only 4 weeks old (on my birthday 2+ years ago) and that's probably why he has some issues. When he starts barking in the living room, we look around us and usually see 'something' that has been displaced. Could be the paper towel that is standing on a different part of the kitchen worktop. Entering with a parcel with crafty supplies also sets him off. It's a good thing I haven't been shopping lately...
Marianne x

Di said...

Love your cards Darnell - and the snippets one is especially up my avenue! Great image and a perfect take on the inspiration card as well.

Poor Duke, he looks shaken - but maybe not stirred. Could be worse, I once looked after a neightbour's hamster while tey were on holiday and the little perisher escaped during the night - never to be seen again. We almost ripped the house apart (as in the film Mousehunt, which I can't watch without shuddering now0. But she'd totally vanished - poof, just like that from a locked house.

Great to see you in the Snippets Playground!

Hugs

Di xx

Barb said...

Your cards are lovely Darnell. I love how you've used coloured card. They look really good. I don't think to do that.

What a handsome boy Duke is. Great photos! Barbxx

Marilyn said...

Love your cards!!

Bananastamper said...

I too, have been on a bit of a white kick. It always seems a good/easy place to begin when I haven't been crafting regularly. Good for you for pulling out the colour! It turned out a lovely card. I also love your Purple Onion card - fabulous and CAS at the same time. And I myself haven't made a single Christmas card yet, I should really get visiting those Holiday challenges for inspiration!
Cheers,
Shanna :)
p.s. Love Duke's hat!!!

!neke said...

All your cards are great but your dog is the greatest !

Ineke X

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Beautiful cards, the little birdhouse is adorable and the colouring on the bottom image fantastic. Your granddog looks adorable, how wonderful you look after him while his immediate family is away. Hugs, Shirleyxx

Barbara Godden said...

Oh my goodness your muse card is fab. I'm in awe that you fussy cut that layer and did the black line. Super cute fun challenge and you nailed it.

Aileen Ryan said...

Darnell, I love both cards but have to say that one with the bear on the slay sled sorry whatever its called is so cute and you have coloured him so well and the wonderful die cutout and well everything totally wonderful. Bet the dog loves getting to relax with you both and hat on head, well go on tell the truth..... That was you doing that wasnt it"??

Mac Mable said...

Had fun reading your blog today. Gorgeous first card and loving the colours and the fun foam for the die cutting. Great take on the Christmas card and such a cute critter x

Pat said...

Two fabulous cards Darnell and I love the blue with the green and your cute birds and birdhouse. The snowy scene is a wonderful CASEing of Kimberley's pretty card and I love the way you have combined the two PO stamps - so cute! Lovely photos of handsome Duke too. x

Happy Dance said...

Yummy cards. That green is one of my all time favvie colors, and the way you've paired it with the blues is pretty darn fantastic. And your MCV card is adorable! Love that image; that hat is just sweet. Great watercoloring too! Another cutie patootie. Duke looks like he loves his 'grandma' and trusts her completely. You could be in his hero category, you know. I'm on day five of YKWs and this one is a killer. I wish you were here so I could hide behind your skirts too! Will chat soon...bkb

Kathyk said...

Two delightful makes Darnell and some fab pix too

Have a simply SPLENDID weekend

Kathyk

scrAPpamondo said...

Love both your cards, and they are perfect CAS. Love expecially the second one, your CASEing is a true delight with this cutie!!
Poor Duke, he has had a stressful time... and then, the indignity of Mr. Potatoe hat! :)

designbydonna said...

Lovely cards. I especially like the green with the blue. The little birdhouse just makes that card. The Christmas image is really cute.

Karen Petitt said...

Both cards are gorgeous Darnell but I especially love the second one with that super cute image, wonderful watercolouring too huni. We have that problem with our JR for some reason the fire alarm going off freaks him badly and it takes a while for him to calm down. He's used to me and my Mr and all the noise we make but fire alarms have him heading for the back of me lol! Karen xx

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Fab cards, Darnell and I am especially delighted to see you playing at the MUSE with that fun little sledding scene you created! I looks fine without the stars, but I guess you could still add them if you want to. Always love reading your blog posts! Duke looks just fine as "Mr. Potato Head" - green suits him ;)

Loll said...

Oh Dolly ... you have been having fun! :) LOVE both your cards. The texture on your green card is luscious. And such a beautiful and serene scene you've created to go along with it.

That sledding critter is ADORABLE. Great take on Kimberley's sweet card. These colours are perfect for Fusion challenge ... you might want to join in there.

Duke looks very comfortable at your house (except for the smoke alarm debacale). :) Lolly xx

wienerhoneymooners said...

OMG, you dropped the tennis ball to card make, you rock!!!!!!! it was so hot yesterday, a freak high of 80 when we are usually in the 60's....weird..I did want to get outside, but my stomach turned queezy, so I just napped until it got cooler, and I did more zig playing too...

I ADORE your skeet car, all the ELEMENTS!!! The critter sledding, YAY, LOVE Purple Onions designs! The colored cardstock, such a great grounding color too, I love the PTI colors, mine was a memory box color...I have all the memory box blues, I guess I should know the names... huh.... Oh yes! The colors are perfect for FUSION (it is my sketch/image pick over there this time..) ,Yay, !!!

Love coming to visit... My life is a little of an upheaval lately so I dont get around. but meh...Ill try to do better! Thanks for joining MUSE Christmas Visions and FUSION too, Love the Prayers stacked sentiment on your card at the top.... lovely...must be PTI again... they are so gorgeous!!!! I must be scared silly to use them, I have alot of PTI and they sit.... I grab silly critters instead....Owell. again, I will try to do better! HUGS !!!! Darnell!!!!!

You made my day by joining us!!!!

Sue - said...

Another two super cards Darnell. I love the bright green with the blue. Poor Duke! I can understand how he felt, the smoke alarm scares me to death too when it does that.

Ardyth said...

Your watercoloured image is so sweet and perfectly masked! Great to see you at MCV this week, Darnell!

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Gorgeous cards and cute dog
have a nice weekend
hugs Tamara

Lisa said...

Both of your cards are so beautiful!! I love the colors and design of the first one!! The image is so cute on the second!! Duke is so adorable!! He looks precious with Mr. Potato Head's cap on :) Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Linda said...

Great cards Darnell. They both are adorable. And poor Duke...

Ros Crawford said...

Oh wonderful cards Darnell ... I used to have so many colours of CS and now I only use white! I have to say that your son's dog has my heart though ... he's beautiful!

Cara said...

Great cards and you're so right that we fall into the white card trap all to often. Mind you I seem to be developing a kraft card addiction at the moment. Love the doggy pics, so cute. Have a great weekend, Cara x

Verna Angerhofer said...

Your card are all so gorgeous but that first one sure has caught my eye. It has the most beautiful mix of colors and I love the simplicity of it too!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I was impressed that the cats were typical cats and couldn't care less when the battery is low warning went off in our house. It is an annoying lady voice "the battery is low, the battery is low." I thought for sure Charles would freak out over a strange lady in the house, in the ceiling none the less.

I like both your not-white, white spaces cards. I am partial to the sledding critter one although I don't want to go sledding or do anything cold.

Kara Lynne said...

Loving that colored cardstock! That blue "Prayers" die cut and birdhouse are wonderful and I love the green color of your birds! Beautiful coloring on your Purple Onion cutie, he looks so happy to be sledding down your card!

Jean said...

BEautiful cards! Poor Duke! Glad he survived the smoke alarm.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Awesome cards - love the colored base I too never use color [and should for a change]. Your CASE of Kimberly's is right on!

my smoke alarm went off and my dog can not get on my lap fast enough! He shakes like crazy for about 10 minutes. That sound completely upsets his ears~

conil said...

Great minds...that's all I'm sayin'. Except (you really didn't thing I was done, did you?), I, too have been trying to deplete my considerable hoard of colored CS. Not as well, as you're doing, however. Both these cards are so sweet...think I spied a winner.
Duke, by the way, is a darling. Beautiful color...looks like a hunter, too, but apparently not of hamsters. Must be nervous because he isn't in his forever home.

oldpunca said...

You have created two very pretty cards. Great use of not white "white space". I'm far away of making christmas cards. I know it will be a great rush at the end of the year. :-)
Have a great weekend!
Hugs, Sonja

Kathleen said...

Gorgeous colourful cards.

Kath x

Tina Z. said...

oooh, great cards, so pretty ...
have a great weekend.
hugs, tina

Craftychris said...

I love both of these! Your colour match on the first one is fab! The birds look gorgeous peeping through the circle and the bird house is so darling! The second one has the cutest image and your masking was fab to combine the two images. Duke is just gorgeous! He looks so cute hiding behind you and wearing the hat! I am glad he got over the shock! xxx

Carol L said...

Congrats on using that pretty colored cardstock! I love the texture and beautiful designs! Poor Duke - is that a tear I see slipping out of his eye from the humiliation of having to wear Mr Potato Head's helmet?

Greta said...

Oh thank goodness hubby was in his chair next to me when I read this post so I could read the Duke story to him & show him the pictures! Wish I could meet Duke in person! LOVE your cards, my friend! The colored white space is perfect for both cards! The first card is stunning & oh what an adorable second card! Now get back to playing ball with Duke!

Bonnie said...

That's some pretty textured cardstock and a sweet little onion guy sledding! Have a great weekend!

Rose said...

Fabulous cards Darnell. Your critter on a sled is just too cute! Duke is such a gorgeous boy & I can relate to having an anxious dog. We have a retired racing greyhound who struggles with anything new.

Lisa said...

Beautiful use of your colored white space, this is fabulous Darnell!! And that Christmas card. Just don't get me started on how cute it is!! POOR Duke :( Our little Max was terrified of things like that.

Cheryl W. said...

Super cards today, Darnell. I especially love your sweet Christmas card. I need to get some more of those made, too. I'm also waaaay behind. Have a great weekend.

TK said...

GReat job on ALL the cards, especially since the furballs are on vacay! Hah! Well, I like them, so you did a great job. And Duke? Well, I'd have a heart attack too if alarms were going off, those things are NOT normal!

sandie said...

I don't k know what is happening with blogger, been trying to comment and it wouldn't let me...but here now! I do the same when our smoke alarm goes off, drives me crazy! I love to use coloured card stock and adore your Xmas card. Great masking and colouring. Must try to mask more myself! Thanks for joining Fusion and have a good weekend x

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Equally stunning, striking and totally cute design Darnell and I'm thrilled to see you've linked another one up at Less is More. Thanks so much. Sarah

laurie said...

Fun post to read,as usual! You do have a way with words....and cards! Love them! The green is fun for less is more, that sounds like an interesting challenge. I'll have to check it out! Have a great day!

PS...Tell Duke he looks great in his hat!

Kim Heggins said...

Love Duke in that sweet little hat, I have one just like that in my classroom. Happy to hear that he is ok. Your cards are so sweet...love your wonderful style.

OH Babs said...

Neat cards and use of color and dies. I especially like the deckled rectangle dies, great look. Poor Major, my Ginger dislikes the vacuum cleaner and hides in her crate. Hope you are feeling better. :) BBB

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

It is easy to fall into the white rut, for sure. The first card took you right out of that! The second is a sweet holiday card. Hope you don't scare your furry visitor again... he may squeal.

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Great take on Kimberly's card Darnell, it's such a darling image. I like the first card too with the lovely aperture and fun foam cut outs. Poor Duke!

Love and hugs
Maarit

Olga Fink said...

Two gorgeous cards!
xoxo Olga

Helen F. said...

Two very sweet cards, Darnell! Love how you left so much 'white space' on the first one ... I seem to have great difficulty achieving this :(
Your Christmas card is darling, I thought it was one image, cool masking.

Marybeth said...

Love the birdhouse card and beautiful color! The sled card is adorable and colored perfectly, Darnell! Poor guy , we had the smoke alarm go off when DH was out of town of course it had to go off at 3am., my dog (Major) and I both almost had a heart attack .
Nice thick head of hair my friend, I couldn’t help but notice that :)

Cathy said...

Great series of cards Darnell, I do love the green one, such a gorgeous colour and the fun foam diecut looks fantastic. Duke looks even more adorable with his Mr Potato Head hat! Cathy x

Brenda said...

What a pretty card and in a color combo I just love Auntie! Your little birds are so cute and the birdhouse was the perfect tough to finish off your CAS card. Love the prayers cut out in the foam too. I need to get me some. Love your sweet little Christmas card too! How cute is that little puppy sledding?! I love how you have watercolored him too. Great use of your colored cardstock Auntie! Awww, poor Duke! Must have been that high pitched sound that hurt his ears. Boys I guess aren't high pitched. lol Just loud. Don't ask me how I know. Hugs, Brenda

Sue said...

Hi Darnell - firstly Duke is gorgeous - what a lovely natured boy. ( I have two four legged hoomans, both gals - mad as hatters so they fit in perfectly here )!

Your cards are beautiful - I am a boring so and so with card colour but you have inspired me to try something different.

have a great Sunday

love from
Sue...xxx

Brenda in IN said...

Poor Duke. First you stopped playing with him to make cards and he was probably stunned at your priority. Then he is completely traumatized by the smoke alarm. He may be thinking gram's house is not the place to hang out now when he used to enjoy it so much! Your cards are great. I love how you added that cute birdhouse. You have inspired me to use my colored cardstock. I used it for Easter but never reach for it unless I'm making layers. I love that green.

SARN said...

Both cards look great Darnell, but the cute sled one is just too cute not to be my fave. Looking forward to the trumpets! Xxx

SARN said...

Both cards look great Darnell, but the cute sled one is just too cute not to be my fave. Looking forward to the trumpets! Xxx

Patti said...

Poor Duke!! you sure have a blast in your neck of the woods with your "wildlife" wink and beautiful mounds of paper!! Sweet sweet cards! - amazing coloring on your little sledding critter!!

Patti

Geri said...

Wow - good for you! A very, very successful step away from white! I'm in the same rut...but I have been inspired!

I love the texture on the birdhouse card! Gorgeous inked syy and sweet little house and birdies! Great photo - the shadow really captures the popped up sentiment.

Sweet, sweet little bear card too! Awesome coloring - love how you have him 'going downhill'...nice movement and NICE blue base!

Sweet pic of Duke! I bet he LOVES having sleepovers at your house! Can't blame the poor fella for freakin' out with the smoke detector...scares the crap out of me too when the darn thing goes off whenever the toaster is used!

Chrissie said...

Sorry for my late visit this week, but time just ran away from me!
These are fab Darnell! I will be dog sitting for our heir apparent next week and the week after... Minnie will probably wear me out!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Cat Craig said...

Love these cards Darnell. Color is always so eye catching. Poor Duke.

Monika Reeck said...

yayy your card is adorable Darnell
always cath my eyes and love your idea
the one for ATSM is so so cuuutee
I adore the image is it a bear sooo cuuutee
I will be so glad if you send that to me as bday card hehe
I was 43 yesterday Darnell dear...
wish you healthy and long live sweet lady

Thanks for joining us at ATSM this time :)
hugs
Monika (DT Member)

Petra Swart said...

Have to be off to fetch the boys from school, but before I'm off I just wanted to say I love both these cards, Darnell, but the cute twofer is my fave - such a cute little guy!!! And I love the sweet little Duke!!!
Have to run!!! I'm off!!!

Cris G said...

I just saw your card at Fusion Challenge, really beautiful and cute with that sweet image.
Duke is a cool dog, I already like him a lot :).

Lilian YF said...

Lovely cards! That bear is so cute! Great coloring, too!
Thank you for joining us at ATSM!
Lilian
The Leaf Studio

Anita in France said...

Those sweet birds and their cosy little house are delicious in their yummy colour palette, Darnell ... scrumptious texture too in that gorgeous green cardstock and touchable die cut fun foam! Delightful little sledding critter ... he's so happy in his watercoloured ensemble ... what a cutie pie! Miss you muchly, mon amie! Hugs & bisous, Anita :)

Sharon said...

As always your cards are so inspirational Darnell. I love these ones.
Sorry I am tardy coming to see you. Thanks for joining us at Less is More.
Sharon xx

Marilyn said...

Fun cat on the sled card, Darnell. Love your take on Kimberly's MCV card.

Karenladd said...

Oh, I have GOT to try die cutting with fun foam now. That Prayers sentiment looks so dimensional, and is that bird house also cut from foam? I have quite a lot of the stuff, in all colors, so there's no excuse not to give it a try.

MaryH said...

I like Duke's hat, and now I have on my HLS Christmas hat, to come over & enjoy another post with you today. Saw your cutie snowfella on the Christmas Challenge, and just had to tell you how much I like it. Love the blue with Mr. Snowguy- is this a pup or a teddy? whatever, he's awful cute in his sweet winter garb, and easy to see he's having loads of icy fun. Great work, and I like relish with my onion rings too! TFS playing in the April HLS Christmas Challenge, Hugs too.

MaryH said...

Oops - forgot to mention the very artistic Zig KGT coloring too! You're a pro awready with this stuff! :-)

Andrea said...

great cards darnell .I havent even given christmas cards a thought but youve inspired me to get a move on as fr using couloured cards i might even give that a go ..mmm...no white ! big hugs andrea x

Eliz Stewart said...

Darnell... Your snowman is too precious!

Asha said...

What lovely projects, Darnell! I'm partial to labs too. My Charlie is yellow fella. :) Thanks for joining us at ATSM.
x Asha

Gerrina said...

What a great colour green with the birds! So good you are using the things you already have...would be a good idea to do that more here aswell :) Love the pure look you gave your card! Hugs, Gerrina

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Darnell
Terrific cards and I'm thrilled to see someone else using funky foam to add dimension. Its great stuff!
Poor Duke. Maybe its the pitch of the alarm that distressed him, bless.
Best wishes.
Ang x

cm said...

Your non-white space, white space cards are stellar! The highlight is your sweet sledding critter; impressive (and has me wondering how you managed to line up the images, via masking, when these are rubber stamps. I don't 'get' rubber stamps very well...except as separate entities. Where is that emoticon you mentioned in your previous post. Needed! *Head slap...*). Duke...such fun being the center of attention at Grandma and Grandpa's house! Smoke alarm terror: happens to me, too! Mr. Potato Head cap...haahahahahahha! He's a gem!
hugs~c

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Your card is so sweet. I love the small luge, which is so nicely painted watercolor. That makes this card amazed me, even if there are no stars :-) The remaining cards are also wonderful.
Thank you for sharing with HLS CC.
hugs,
BozenA

Carol said...

Two fun cards Darnell. Thanks for joining us at HLS Christmas challenge this month Carol DT x