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April 6, 2016

Floral and Femininine DJKASES

Hey! How's it goin', Owen?

I'm wondering if all our electronic deVices are causing the hormonal fluxations of Wilma Weather. The temperatures forecast for us today, only the 6th of April, are for over 90F and then by Friday it will be back to the 60s. Everyone across the world seems to be hot one day and cold the next. It's positively  menapausal!

In honor of that, I'm going from the vibrant to the sublemon!

When I saw the card that my friend Joyce made for the April CASE the Designer series at Happy Little Stampers, I couldn't wait to have a go:
For my card I used the amazing "Mondo Hydrangea" set from Essentials by Ellen. The sediment is from the "Fall" set by Technique Tuesday. I used my Ziggies to apply the color, but (for the most part) I first scribbled the color on an acrylic block and then applied it using a paint brush and water. 

You know there's an easy way to make this kind of card and then there's a hard way. The easy way: you stamp your image, die cut the middle bit with a rectangle die, pop it out, color it, and pop it up right back over the spot from whence it came so it lines up. The hard way: You stamp seventy-eight two separate images and then work like a dog to line them up straight. I chose the hard way because Hammy took all the furballs on the bus yesterday to go see their mama. It's an understatement to say I missed them like heck on a horse.

I was so happy when I got it finished, I winked it like there's no tomorrow!
Here is Joyce's beautiful card:
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After a break of chockies and wodka, I tried the technique again, the right way (sort of):
The colors on this one were achieved by using my TH markers directly to the stamp (Crafty Individuals) and then spritzing the stamp and applying it to mixed media paper. I had to take a photo in the shadows so the sun didn't completely wash out the subtle shadings. 

Even though this time I cut the card correctly, I still managed to have wind on the brain. When I sighted my behind I could see I need to lose some weight. Wait. What? No, I meant to say that I could see I should have placed the dies such that they didn't slice through the Pretty Poppies (MFT) sediment right at the tender part of the under belly. Sigh. 

If I put an emoterman right here for these two makes, he would be slappin' hisself upside the head! I'm paying the air fare to have those furballs fly home tomorrow. I can't wait for that bus.

Sorry, I digest. I made the above card as a DJKASE of a superb card made a month ago by my friend Elaine at Craft-E-Place. Here is her pretty card, which is artfully sedimental!
Elaine also happens to be guest designing for the current Time Out Challenge so I'm entering my card there. They are celebrating strong women this week and my card is going to my sweet friend Verna. She is 92 years old and although she has had many physical ailments (including 17 fractures of her back), she never complains and her smile and spirit are always uplifting and inspiring. Her 4'10" frame is a tower of strength, grace, and compassion.

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110 comments:

Rahmat said...

Lovely case and DJKASE Darnell, I love both versions, both are beautiful, colorful, and lovely.

Greta said...

I gasped when I saw Joyce's card & love your version, Darnell--worth the effort! Love the softness of the second card--another beauty! Thanks for your sweet comment--you always lift my spirit!

hellerlittle said...

Why have you made it so hard for you?
it looks like such a simple task .... but I'm sure I would not have been so easy. ;o)

Your flowers choice I like very much. on both cards it looks great (although the sentiment is displaced)
CU hellerlittle

Suchi said...

Two darlng CASEs Darnell! How I love those pinks!! :)
Suchi xx

Jane Willis said...

Two gorgeous cards there Darnell, I think I have that Crafty Individuals stamp in my NBUS somewhere and have never been able to think of what to do with it, so thanks for the inspiration.. .there could well be a case of a CASE of a CASE happening soon.
Lovely to see you playing along at Twofers
Jane

Kath said...

Fabulous cards - I love the beautiful colours and the great technique too.
Kath x

sandie said...

I also found this card quite tricky but did it a third way! But won't go into the details as still sat in bed and running late. Love the card for Time out, the detail is amazing and such pretty colours, thanks for joining us x

lostinpaper said...

Both your cards are so pretty Darnell, I adore the off the edge bold hydrangea!

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Gorgeous Darnell
you are so talented ladie
hugs Tamara

Stamps and Paper said...

Two gorgeous cards Darnell and such stunning colours

Anne

Linda said...

Gorgeous cards Darnell..... love that big bloom, and the colours look so pretty.
The Crafty Individuals stamp is one of my favourites and as usual it doesn't get used ..... must dig it out and give this a try xx

Sue said...

Hi Darnell, i love the finished look of these cards. Glad you pointed out the easy way of doing them:)

You take care and have a lovely day. Sue

Creative world said...

Darnell,your cards are STUNNING..and just LOVE your coloring...Hugs...ŽELJKA XX

Maxine D said...

Oh Darnell - fancy having to craft on your own - if Hammy is visiting the furball's mother, are you sure you will not get a repeat invasion of smaller furballs in a few weeks time????? ;-).
Love your cards, despite the slight 'oops' in the sentiment
Blessings
Maxine

Julie B said...

You're right about the crazy weather, so unpredictable.
Love your pretty multi flower card, so springlike and well done with the first CASE!
:)

Barb said...

Two beautiful card Darnell. I love the colours of your beautiful flowers and I love the spotlight stamping. Barbxx

Carole said...

Two stunning cards Darnell...love them...very clever technique that I have yet to try!....along with dozens of others!!! Hope Hammy doesn't miss the bus!

Kim M said...

Beautiful CASEs Darnell! Lovely floral images. :-)

Marilyn said...

Gorgeous card!!

Birgit said...

Both of your cards are fabulous, Darnell! I especially love the one with multiple layers and am so sorry that your first card was such a struggle. Thank goodness for lessons learned and beautiful outcomes. Thanks so much for joining the HLS CASE challenge.

Sandra H said...

Wow both cards are absolutely beautiful deffo spring in the air!! You got there in the end Darnell after struggling with your first card you always do such beautiful creations xx

!neke said...

Both are beautiful !!!!!
But the hydrangea is my favorite !

Ineke X

Aileen Ryan said...

Teo beautiful cards Darnell, love the hydranga (or owever its spelt:) it looks wonderful and then your second card with three layers, bloody brilliant darl. Sorry had to laugh at the shrunken sediment due to cutting layers as thats what I did with the tag my sediment went into on my card. I thought it was so well lined up but no. But no one appears to have boticed or should I say commented.
Always so enjoy coming her to visit.

scrAPpamondo said...

I think that tey are so pretty both... but the second one has a special feel.... If chockies and wodka make it more easy, I will try :D

Em Louise Fairley said...

Gorgeous cards and yep, the weather is definitely menopausal!
Hugs,
Em x

Heidi Stamps said...

Very pretty, both cards! I really love flowers and it is fun how you used so much pink and different layouts for each.
I have that crafty individuals stamp but have not had it out in a while. Thanks for the reminder of how pretty it is!

Betty Keefe said...

lovely cards Darnell - and i can identify toally with the hard way of doing that card:D

Nan G said...

More like a hunnerd n sevendees times for me to get this type of card...so I'm in awe of your two(seventy eight) ;)! Love the cards needless to say my Friend. And thanks for the smiles and chuckles this morning as I read your blog. Hope the fur balls get home safe. Hugs

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

These are gorgeous! LOVING the colors!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

WOW!! You certainly have been busy Darnell! So many fabulous creations ... just shows how much you can get done when the 'little uns'' are out from under your feet! Good job their mama wasn't visiting them otherwise we might not have got to see so many wonderful creations! That first one is a sure winner!! Have a great day! Hazel xx
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Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Great job with the CASE Cards. I have yet to make this style. This is my second look at these beauties today. I went and watched a video on this technique and came back to enjoy one more time. Real beauties, Darnell!

Leigh Penner said...

These are both gorgeous, Darnell!

Becca Cruger said...

I have never ever tried the stacked image techniques... You make it look so easy, Darnell! I'm a huge fan of that first black and white with a POP look. Given my propensity zero white space... welllll this technique has always proven particularly challenging. Perhaps I should give it a go...

OH Babs said...

Oh lovely spring flower cards. How lucky are those of us who live on the west coast and can enjoy all the flowers (and allergies). Your mistakes only help the rest of us and I hope to case Joyce's card w/o difficulties. Hope you are feeling well, and Kevin too. :) BBB

designbydonna said...

Gorgeous cards. I love the colors of the flowers. So spring like, and my part of the country really needs that.

Leslie Miller said...

Oooh, love the vibrant pink hydrangea against the crisp white! And all that shimmer! Beautiful garden on your second card. It's so pretty I didn't even notice the sentiment was cut off.

maria f. said...

Whoa Nellie - those are some gorgeous blooms! Love that mondo job-o. And I did cringe when I saw the way you mistreated your innocent little sentiment on card #2 ;) Happy Spring Cali girl!

Julia Aston said...

Two lovely overlaid designs Darnell - beautiful stamps and colors used! Your commentary was really top notch today - the absence of the hammys must have heightened your hilarity level??!!! Julia xx

Redanne said...

Hard way or easy way, you still did a brilliant job Darnell! The Hydrangea one is completely stunning, I really do love that technique and need to use it more often! Thank you for inspiring me! I am sure Verna will adore her card.

Hope Hammy and the little ones had a good time! Hugs, Annie xxx

Lisa said...

Both of your cards are absolutely stunning, Darnell!! And perfect cases of the originals!! I love the designs and the techniques you used!! They are gorgeous!! Your friend Verna will adore her card!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
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JD/ Jill said...

ALL Beautiful cards! Both of your cards and the cards you cased! So very nicely done!

Tracey McNeely said...

Well these are both gorgeous cards, I love how you coloured your hydrangea (even if you did it the hard way) turned out so beautiful. Your CASE card I think is sliced and diced just fine and bet it looks fabulous IRL! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Inspired By All the Little Things this week!

Virginia Lu said...

Love how you were inspired, Darnell! Thanks for sharing all your hard work...each one of them is pecial! I hate to be an enabler ( it seems that I am one! LOL). Not sure if you have a MISTI because it sure will make all the stamping easy (the right way or not). So glad that you join the fun over Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Happy Birthday” Challenge!

Linda said...

Beautiful Darnell. I specially like the second one.

Pat said...

I love that spotlight stamping using that fantastic Hydrangea Darnell and I love all the winking you have given it and it is a great CASEing of Joyce's pretty card. Then the second pyramid card with that fabulous TH stamp with the marker straight to the stamp technique which has worked beautifully and you can still read the sentiment so no worries. I'm sure Elaine will adore your CASEing of her lovely card too. x

Patti said...

GORGEOUS! I saw this challenge too and think Joyce's card is stunning! I wonder if three is still time.... I may have to see if I can still join. Your flowers are so refreshing as we are having the cold part of the up and down! brrrr can't wait for those warm days to get back here again I was getting used to it!1

Have a great day and keep those beautiful cards a comin'

Patti

Sharon Underwood said...

Beautiful cards! I love the flowers and the pretty colors you chose. (I love everything with flowers, btw!) I'll be recovering from surgery this Friday, so don't know when I'll get back here. Be patient, please!

Lesley said...

Well I think you did a superb job with this technique! As always your post made me giggle! Hugs!

Mac Mable said...

Such a vibrant and eye catching first card. Yes I would have done it the hard way too...Fabulous colours and great colouring. What a delicate and pretty second card. Love how you've done the layering and the stamping. Because the second line of the sentiment is loose and looks like hand writing I think it looks ok perching itself at the bottom x Thank you so much for stopping by my blog, very much appreciated x

cuilliesocks said...

Beautiful cards Darnell, I always love floral cards and I do love these with the soft pretty colours. Fabulous design created with the stamps, Kate x

Jean said...

Lovely pretty flowery cards today Darnel. A great technique however you achieve it.
Jean x

Anita in France said...

Two beauties, Darnell ... even without Hammy and the Hamettes! Hats off to you for all that matchy matchy on the gorgeous shimmery hydrangea ... so worth the effort! That field of dimensional wild flowers is just dreamy ... I can feel the spring breeze wafting gently through them from here! So delighted to have you playing along with us at Time Out, mon amie! Miss you heaps! Hugs & bisous, Anita :)

Rema said...

Darnell your cards are absolutely stunning! Awesome job on casing Joyce's card...

conil said...

Letting you know I came by...aaaaand that whether to hard or easy way you definitely know how to put together a card, absent furballs or not. Impressed with how you do this...never quite comes off for me. Love the look, though. First time I saw and tried it, the waste bin was overflowing. But you, apparently, have it down Pat...or Shirley, Agnes and whoever else you want to invite. Anxious to see those Easter pics. Enjoy the yoyo weather! Bye.

Jerrie said...

Darnell, this is so cool how you colored your first card and left some black and white. What a stunning card! Your birthday card is simply fantastic!

Kathleen said...

A tad late in commenting, your fault, I thought the first card was really lovely but then, after reading your words and the challenges, I scrolled down and then sat for ages, mouth open, in total awe at your second creation, I would not be able to achieve this in a month of Sunday's, totally and utterly stunning, fabulous image and wonderful colours.

Kath x

Donna said...

These are all so stunning Darnell!

artful-notions said...

All beauties, Darnell, and chuckling at your dialogue.

oldpunca said...

OMG dear Darnell! Your cards are simply beautiful. Two pieces of art. Thank you for the advice to make it on simply way. I have already thinking about, how to stamp so exactly. :-)
Enjoy the day of early summer. :-)
Hugs,
Sonja

Hettie said...

Bootiful Darnell. Just Bootiful. Love them all.
Now about this new chikkin....are you going to send me some over or do I have to find some here? I will put your name in the hat for the waffle of names!!! I will pick the cheekiest of the new ones for you!!
Hugs
xx

Brenda said...

Well Auntie, I would have been scratching my head trying to figure out how to do this card! I don't have a Hammy and family I'm sad to say. I do love how it turned out though. And look at all that sparkle, oh my that does look gorgeous! I also love your second card. I thought the sentiment was supposed to be that way. I've seen it done that way, where part the sentiment was on the panel below and the other half on the top panel. I love it myself and love those beautiful "wildflowers" you used on your card. So gorgeous! I'm glad you are paying for the furballs to fly home, the bus is such a slow way to travel. You are so right about the weather. All winter long we have 30 degree temp changes. Hot, well nice, one day and then next it is freezing cold. Dec. we were in the 70's a lot then we got cold, March same thing. Just last Friday we were 81 degrees, this week-brrrrrrr, baby it is cold and windy! I think menopause sums up the weather perfectly. Kinda like me, comforter on, comforter off, comforter on, comforter off.......Oh sorry, TMI?!!! Hugs, Brenda

Ruth said...

Wow! Wow! And Wow again! These are all gorgeous. It's amazing what a little bit of spotlight stamping and colouring will do. And I love that Mondo Hydrangea stamp, I see it everywhere but I am on a ban now for a while after my post Easter splurge. Happy Birthday to your 92 year young friend. Sounds like a stalwart.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Yea for the hard way! If there wasn't a hard way I wouldn't do most things. Both your cards came out quite lovely. Okay, so you sliced and diced a greeting a bit, the important part is there-HB! I just might have to try this style of card. For giggles and grins I might even try it the easy way.

Shelly said...

BEAUTIFUL cards, Darnell!!
Yeah, I think the weather has lost it's mind! lol Normally, my family and I are already in the water by now but this year the water temp is still too cold! However, if you're not from here I suppose it's warm to some?!...Just not us locals. lol ;) Hopefully, the weather straightens up for all of us and we can enjoy the sunshine and the sweet smells of flowers! :)
Hugs

Jean said...

Love these cards! I need to try this!

TK said...

Your cards are wonderful, just so sorry you had to take the bumpy roads to get there! I thought that was exclusively my M.O.! Anyway, you did great, and Verna, in all her "bigness" will love the card!

Megan said...

Ha! You'd never know you did it the hard way - you lined it up perfectly. What medium did you use to color the Hydrangea? Love the bold color!

Joyce said...

Oh, Darnell--I love coming by because you always make me smile and laugh, both. Your cards, both of them, are so very lovely. I adore your CASE of my card, and think it is simply stunning. Haha about the hard way. Don't we all tend to make things more complicated than necessary. Thanks so much for playing along at HLS CASE the Designer and also Time Out. Love the multi layered beauty you created for the TO challenge.

Nancy said...

Nothing like ending my day with coming by your blog for smiles and inspiration! Thanks for the sweet shout out at the bottom of your post too! That was so kind of you Darnell! Your cards are just fabulous! The first one despite doing it the hard way came out perfectly and was so worth all your efforts! Love the wink of stella too! Your second card is gorgeous too! I think you are much to hard on yourself! Thanks for joining us over at Inspired by All the Little Things too! HUGS!

Colleen said...

Darnell..all your cards are just stunning, WOW you really outdid us all with this layering! these are amazing! I had fun and want to do more too! I love that big hydrangea from Ellen Essentials!

Rose said...

Absolutely beautiful cards Darnell! Love the colouring on your hydrangeas & I'm sure they are even more stunning IRL with the magical WOS on the them. Love the softness of your second card but still so pretty.

Lisa said...

Your CASE of Joyce's card is magnificent Darnell!! Oh my goodness, do I ever love it! Your second card is lovely too, so delicate

Jan Clothier said...

I'm loving your floral forays! Beautiful cards, as beautiful as the ones you cased.

nancy littrell said...

All your cards are so beautiful and inspiring my friend! Don't buy those plane tickets quite yet! TFS my friend.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

hi Darnell wodnerful work here today on your bloggy post and also the chuckleworthy banter along with it :D some gorgeous cards all around including originals and CASES, by DJK of course..
Oh, and blushworhty comments are well deserved ... you spread lurve over the interweb :D
Thanks so much for the inspiration.
Shaz in Oz.x

{Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}

frommycraftroom said...

Such beautiful cards - both the hard way and the easier(?) way!
Go Verna she sounds like a deserving "strong woman".

Cara said...

Aha, so it's not just me that does stuff the idiot, sorry hard way! Fabulous cards that you created, gorgeous. Cara x

Geri said...

You made my morning the BEST it could possible be! Your post made me giggle out loud again (good thing my supervisor is out right now!).

Gorgeous cards! Sooooooooo happy to know that I'm not the only one that has taken the long way 'round to the end result! I did perzactly what you did the first time I tried this technique too. Let's say that 'great minds think alike'.

Beautiful water coloring! Love Stella's magical fairy dust effect on the first card!

Two AH-MAZING cards again pal! Gotta say it again.....loved your post!

Hope Hammie and the wee ones had a great trip!

Sandy Trefger said...

Love all your beautiful cards! The one linked for our card challenge is gorgeous! Love the design with the colored and uncolored flowers! Thanks for sharing with us at Cards in Envy.

Marybeth said...

All your cards are beautiful on this post! I loved Joyce’s card too and you nailed all of them. Love the shimmer on the birthday card! Wow on all the pretty stamping on the multi layered card...... loving that one! I’ve done the hard way before too! I was happy that Joyce reminded us the easy way. Hope you have a great weekend and that we get to enjoy some rain.

Zoe Sanderson said...

Hello I don't think I've ever visited before, what a treat to meet you. you have done wonderful things with this technique the pretty pastel colours enhance the lovely flower stamps. Thank you for coming along and joining us at Twofers. Hope we will see you again. XOXO

Pia S said...

Easy way, hard way, both look amazing!
I sometimes try a new technique, complicating it and get a 'duh' moment when learning from a tutorial. Many things aren't that hard to do, but our cards look more complicated than they are. Fascinating isn't it.

Craftychris said...

Both these are so gorgeous! The colours you have used are beautiful! It was worth all the hard work to achieve them! Your post had me laughing too! Thank you my friend! Take care! xxx

April Story said...

Gorgeous! :-) Nuff said.
April

Kara Lynne said...

Gorgeous cards, Darnell! Those hydrangeas are perfect for that CASE of Joyce's card, and colored and Winked up beautifully for the occasion! Your Marker colored stamping is so pretty on your second card, and it's a great technique!

Kathy S said...

Wow - you have been very busy - thanks so much for the beautiful entry for florals or fantasy challenge at Cards In Envy. Really enjoyed the stamping and how it is part of both the background and the foreground.

Karen Petitt said...

Both of these CASES are stunning Darnell! Absolutely gorgeous. Funnily enough that stamp from Eileen is high on my wish list and I love how you've used it here. I also love the Crafty Individuals stamp and it works beautifully too. Have a lovely weekend Karen xx

Gerrina said...

So late commonting...this week just flew with the hard wind that was here untill yesterday... Must have to do something with my sister being over from spain 'till sunday; had to do a lot of catching up on work and study...
So glad to see you back at TIME OUT and with a beautiful card! BTW they are both beautiful! )Can't wait to see more flowers let there colors bloom here; will have to wait a week or two I think:) Enjoy the weekend!

kiwi.koncepts said...

Love your cards! Thanks for playing with us at Inspired by All the Little Things :)!

Maura R said...

Love both cards and all your stories, Darnell! My fave; the mondo hydrangea- such a glorious blossom!!

Susanne Vargas said...

Gorgeous CASE of Joyce's card! Super that you tried both the hard and the easy way of this technique! They both came out great!
Have a great weekend! I am enjoying some time with my niece who is here for a visit!

Olga Fink said...

very beautiful cards!
xoxo Olga

Helen F. said...

Oh these two beauties have my crafty fingers itching to give this a try. Love both ways to achieve this technique, Darnell (I'm sure I will opt for the harder way, cause that's just how I roll ;-p

Cathy said...

You've mastered this technique Darnell, both cards look fabulous, I love how you've coloured the 1st one, beautiful colours. I'm still chuckling at the world's weather being menapausal, it strikes a chord lol!Cathy x

Mimi said...

Lovely!!!

stampwithsandy said...

Your floral creations are so lovely, Darnell! I love them both!

Bożena Adamusińska said...

I love your card to the challenges HLS The CAS Designer. That's what you did, it is very beautiful. I love the layout and how to add color.
hugs,
BozenA

Cat Craig said...

Fabulous cards Darnell.

Petra Swart said...

Oh, you've done a great job with the painting of the lovely hydrangeas, Darnell ...and the WoS just makes it even more stunning!!! And the second card is so beautiful with all the sweet spring flowers!!! ... a pity about the sentiment cut in half, but still a lovely card and for sure your friend loved it!!! So pretty!!!
Hugz

Robyn Oliver said...

Oh my goodness Darnell, I simply love ALL the cards on this post - they're so pretty, hugs Robyn

Zelda C said...

Lovely cards and I'm impressed you did them the 'hard way'! Thank you for your lovely comments yesterday. I think it's your followers who should be thanking you - you're a tonic! (to be taken at least once a day ;)

Marcia HIll said...

Your card is just lovely Darnell! I had to laugh at the "hard" way you did this card, and also thank you for the directions on the easy way to do this technique, as I would probably done the hard way if not for reading your blog first...thank you dear friend!! But aside from all the laughing, your card really did turn out just beautiful and your coloring is fabulous! Well done Darnell!! :0)

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Darnell
Well, we've all had our Hamsters on Holiday moments (sometimes I lose count of these moments) but what stunning cards you have created........joyful and marvellous!
Best wishes.
Ang x

Sybrina K said...

Darnell, These are stunning! Great design and wonderful coloring. And, I'm so glad I'm not the only one who chooses the more difficult road. LOL

Thanks so much for joining us at Cards in Envy. :)

Cindy C. said...

Both so beautifully done!!!

cm said...

How fortunate that this classroom is empty of students right now (pathetic actually...) because I'm laughing myself silly over your post! Your cards truly are awesome, even though one was made the hard way (done that, too!) and the other has a slice (which I didn't notice!) in the 'tender' parts! The image of your emoticon...bwahahahahahhaha! I need one of those (and it will be used repeatedly!)
Hugs~c

Monika Reeck said...

I was at twofers challenge and look at your card as one of top picks...wanna say congrats Darnell..
You always made beautiful and unique cards...luv always your card sweet friend...see you around..hugs
Monika

Maike von maikreations said...

Love both your cards, Darnell! Such a great layout and stunning colouring! I especially like the one that you have "winked as if there was no tomorrow" ;o) That made me smile and I was stunned how well you got the shine captured on camera! Happy crafting, Maike ;o)

Cornelie said...

Hi Darnell, thank you for visiting our lift challenge blog, and your comment. How silly of me! I never have seen the name Joyce! I will change it right away! You have made some great cards too. Thank you for the tip! Kind regards Cornelie

Misty Elam said...

Gorgeous!! I want to try this someday.