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!

May 5, 2016

It's Hummer Time!

Hey, there! 

How are you? I hope you are having a great first week of May and specifically a happy Cinco de Mayo and mustard! 

It's been a long boring week since I was here last, but I'm slowing starting to feel like someone is putting some gas in my tank. It's just a few dribbles right now, but oboyo, does it ever feel good to be getting back to abnormality a little bit!

It seems wrong to say I have no.mo.jo and then show you a couple of cards I made, so let's just say I have slo.mo.jo. Normally Hammy and I get an idea, decide to make a card, sit down and make it. High five, slap your mama, and move on. So it's weird to take days and days to complete that process. But, hey, at least we did! 

Our first card was sparkled by the Fusion Card Challenge. When Hammy saw the photo inspiration was of a hummingbird, he crossed his tiny arms over his tiny chest and gave me that look over the top of his reading glasses. Mind you, he doesn't really need reading glasses, but I wanted to give him something new and beciting cuz he's understandably sad and missing his little furballs. Not to mention he's a little sore. Before the adoptions, I made sure all of them, including Hammy, had hamsterectomies!

Anyway, since I often share my hummer visitors with you, how could we not play along?!
This hummer is NBUS from the "Hello Hummingbird" set by The Ton. It is a multi-layer stamp and I'll be honest wit you, I had the devil's own time trying to line up the layers. The body wasn't too bad, but this old woman couldn't line up the long skinny beak for love nor money. It's truly a beautifully designed stamp so I'll keep trying.

The morning glory stamp, which is also NBUS, is from a stamp set called Year of Flowers by Papertrey Ink, which has been around the Playhouse a very long time. I'm going to leave it out on my desk and challenge myself to use each of the lovely flowers at least once before I put it back. I used my Ziggies for this card and, of course, everything is inappropriately overwinked. The sediment is unmarked in my stash. The frame e/f is "Stately" from Craft Concepts.
Challenges
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My twofer:
I've used this hummer stamp from Inkadinkado before. It also works for the Fusion challenge, so I made this second card. I heat embossed it in black and colored it with my Ziggies. It's also thoroughly winked, so it's quite shiny IRL. The other two stamps used are sediments from two different companies. Unfortunately, the top one is unmarked in my stash, but the bottom one is from PTI's "Bigger Blooms" set. The cross-stitched e/f is from Memory Box. The plaid DSP is from my stash.

Challenges
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Furballs

Hammy wanted me to show you photos we took of his fabulous six furballs. The last two were adopted by one person, which was really sweet so they could stay together. They will be dearly missed by us and we have visitation clauses in all the adoption papers. Mwah!
New Friends Corner

Please help me welcome these new friends to the Playhouse!

Pon Malar of Chase Your Dreams. Pon is from India and she has been blogging her card art since June of last year (happy almost one-year blogaversary!). She is a physician by trade, but an artist by passion. Pon also enjoys photography, sketching, and gardening and she recently added stamp designer to her list of accomplishments!

Ria Banerjee of RB-Artfx. Ria is from India and she only just started blogging her creations this past February! She is a researcher and a teacher, who enjoys relaxing with paper crafts. Like a lot of us, Ria started her blog to play in challenges. She has such a natural talent for coloring and masking. Please welcome Ria to our supportive crafting community in Blogland!

Terri Trotter Earley of ... Just What I Do .... Terri began her blog in 2009! I don't need to tell you that there is a lot of inspiration waiting for you in a blog that's been tended to for that many years! It's wonderful to see that Terri's daughter Izzy is also very talented and shares her mom's love of card art!

Nance Salkeld of Soul Stampin'. Nance has been blogging since 2011. She is an avid challenge player and a talented member of design teams. In addition to being passionate about card art and scrapbooking, Nance loves photography, redecorating, reading, traveling, spectator sports, and writing. When you visit, allow plenty of time to enjoy yourself!

Berina RGA of Moxie Craftie. Berina started her blog in 2013. She is a challenge award winner and design team member. In addition to her love of card art, Berina loves jewelry making, crochet, and all things floral. You'll be inspired by the texture and dimension that she achieves with her card designs!

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97 comments:

Ruth said...

So glad you're getting back to abnormality. Adore your cards and understand about lining up layering stamps - I've just bought a mini MISTI after a lot of dithering about, so I'm hoping it helps a lot. Love your second card in particular - the style of the hummingbird is gorgeous and it's laid out beautifully. Xx

Sid said...

Lovely cards Darnell !

Valerija said...

Beautiful cards.

Jane Willis said...

Glad to see you about and crafting again. Love the hummingbirds, I am so jealous of you having them as garden birds! And the hammettes are absolutely adorable
jane

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Gorgeous post Darnell
love your work and fotos
hugs Tamara

Maxine D said...

So glad to hear that you are starting to feel a bit better Darnell - poor Hammy, no fun visits to his girl friend now, just polite ones!! ;-).
Love your cards - and your hummers are quite beautiful - love the Inkdinkadoo one in particular.
Blessings
Maxine

Sue said...

Hi Darnell, Lovely cards. I really like the second one.

Hope you continue to improve. Sue

Rahmat said...

2 beauties Darnell, always a treat to visit you. Your cards(and you humorous posts) are surely missed on blog-land, I hope you will start posting regularly ;)
I simply adore the second card here!

Redanne said...

So pleased to hear that you are feeling much better! But, poor Hammy and the little ones (great photos), this must be a tad sore, hope they all feel better soon!

Love the Hummer on the first card, it is beautifully coloured but the second one has stolen my heart, it is quite simply gorgeous, love all those swirls!

Take care and keep feeling better day by day... please! Hugs, Annie xxx

Gerrina said...

The colouring on both looks so great! Must say the first is my favo; that hummingbird looks so good! Hugs, Gerrina

Di said...

Lovely to see you posting again Darnell and what fabby cards too. I especially love the stamps you used for the second card - wonderful!

Keep on progressing ready for the big trip! :)

Hugs

Di xx

Lynn said...

Love your two beauties. The details on the stamps are absolutely gorgeous! Thanks so much for playing with us at Fusion!

Linda said...

So glad to hear you're feeling better. Gorgeous cards as always .... I love the hummingbirds.
Take things easy, look after yourself and you'll soon be back to 100%. Big hugs xx

Marilyn said...

Glad to hear you are feeling a little better!! Beautiful cards!

Kathyk said...

Good to see you (and your slowjo!) back again and with two super cards too matey

Happy Cinco de Mayo to you too

Kathyk

Jeanne said...

So good to see you out and about, Darnell. You've been missed! Beautiful cards showing off some gorgeous hummers. Sorry the one stamp was so futzy. Hopefully you can have more fun with it in the future, because it's a pretty one! Can't wait to see all the beautiful flowers in that stamp set. The petunias (right) are so pretty. Hamsterectomies! Probably a super smart move there. hee, hee! Take is easy, Ms. Darnell, although I can't wait to see what you come up with next! Hugs!

Em Louise Fairley said...

Two beautiful cards Darnell. Please take it easy.
Gentle hugs,
Em xxx

Cara said...

You can never have too much sparkle, that's my motto! Glad to hear the mojo is trundling along still pushed by a hammie. Don't over do it. Cara x

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Hi Darnell, great to read that you are feeling better and hopefully 100% soon. I always thought that "Hammie" was 'made up', I'm not sure why. As I'm reading this post the brain cells are kicking in and I realize that you actually have hamsters and then up pops photos of the adorable little fur creatures. So cute :) Your cards are beautiful, I love the hummingbird image on the bottom one. Hugs, Shirleyx

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

These are gorgeous! LOVING the hummingbirds!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Pat said...

Gorgeous hummers Darnell and I love the first with the beautifully coloured and winked image and the CC embossing in that fabulous green, and then the second hummer again so prettily coloured and with that lovely cross stitch edging on the mat and pretty plaid dp. I hope your energy levels keep improving until you are back to your oh so dynamic self as we want you in tip top form in July. Take care and big hugs! x

Marcia HIll said...

Glad to hear you're slowly getting back in the swing of things Darnell, and your hummer cards are just lovely! I bet they really do sparkle IRL! I can't wait till my real ones start showing up again...SO much fun to watch!! Hang in there, and hope you're back to "normal" soon!! :0)

Mac Mable said...

Glad you are getting your mojo back slowly. Both gorgeous cards, beautifully coloured. Thanks fro the updates on the furballs x

Bobby said...

So sorry your mo is slo, Darnell, but slow and steady wins the race. And your hummer cards are winners. One realistic and one whimsical. Both beautifully colored. Of course if you've no energy or creativity to make cards, you could just regale us with your wonderful stories. We'd be happy either way. Hugs to you, my friend, and feel better sooner.

Bobby said...

Oh, and yes Ziggies are markers. ;) This is coming from a member of the ATSM design team.

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Great makes Darnell! Seeing these it's hard to believe that you had "slo mo jo", they are fab-YOU-lous! Glad to hear you are getting back to a bit of normality, and I hope you are soon 110% Love those pictures of the adoptees too! Wishing Hammy a speedy recovery from his "hamsterectomy" too! Have a lovely day! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Alanna said...

As always Darnell, your cards don't disappoint. The sweet bird on your first card is just perfect. Love it. And that image on your "twofer" card is so much fun. And I love the idea of slo mo jo. Super cute. Hugs!

jimlynn said...

Know exactly what you mean about slo-mo and no-mo.....same here!
I woke up this morning and once again had to feed the hummers - after doing it last night. I thought if I saw another one of the little beggers I'd scream - and then saw your wonderful cards! Wow! So pretty on both. Love that first one - but once again, I know what you're saying about lining up the stamps. I blame my inability to do that on bifocals (gotta blame it on something you know!). You lined it up perfect though and it's gorgeous! Love the coloring with the Zigs too.
Lynn

Lisa said...

I'm not sure if my other comment went through so I'm trying again!! If it did, just ignore this ;) Your cards are absolutely stunning, Darnell!! I love the beautiful hummingbirds!! The colors are fabulous!! The flowers, too!! I'm looking at a hummer outside my window right now :) The pic of the fur babies are so, so sweet!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Valerie Nolan said...

Hi Darnell, glad your mojo is revving up albeit slowly. Fabulous cards loving the hummingbirds and the little Hammy's are so cute!
Val x

Esther said...

Two gorgeous cards Darnell! So glad you're feeling a bit better too. I love the hummingbird images, so pretty, and your LIM card looks stunning with that gorgeous background paper. Fab!

conil said...

Sounds like regaining some strength, surely this trend will continue. Fortunately, your talent for cardmaking is still going strong. Both these hummer cards are gorgeous. I know what you mean about The Ton layering...drove me bats, but eventually it worked out OK.
Know you and Hammie miss the the hamlets...I would, too. But good that you have visiting privileges.
Be well, continue improving...we need you (selfish, I know).

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Well OK I didn't really have brain cells kicking in... Hammy and his offspring are in your dreams :) Take care of yourself and back to 100% xxx

scrAPpamondo said...

Cute little furballs, Hammy can be proud of them :D eheh
Two pretty cards, Darnell,and love very much the hummingbirds and the sparkling flowers in the first one! Your Zig has worked so well! Good luck with the challenge! :)

Jacquie Southas said...

So glad to seeing you posting, Darnell! Gorgeous card - love the hummingbird image on the second one. Happy Cinco to you, but stay away from the tequila unless you want to risk waking up wearing nothing but a sombrero ;)

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Darnelle, so pleased to hear that you are feeling better, and enough to create these two wonderful cards. The Hummingbirds are gorgeously coloured and your designs are fabulous.
What sweet little furballs, great photos, Kate x

Petra Swart said...

So happy to hear that you are feeling somewhat better, Darnell - hope that you will be back to your wonderful self very soon!!! And what great hummer cards you've got here - both those birds are so beautiful and you have done a great job with the colouring!!! Such a lovely morning glory and the green frame lets everything just come alive!!!! The plaid paper and the cross-stitching on the second card are beautiful!!! Looking at these two cards, one would not say that you are feeling a bit mojo-less!!!!
Hamsterectomies for all of them - how could you, Darnell!!!! LOL!!! - I'm sure Hammy would have loved to be a grand-hamparent one day - too late, now I suppose!!!! I love that computer boffin, Hubert!!!!
Have a great day!!!
Hugz

Carol said...

Pleased to hear things are on the up Darnell and hope it continues. love your cards, especially the twofer. Carol x

Bonnie said...

What beautiful hummers, Darnell! You have captured the colors perfectly! And I do love that Stately EF and wish they would sell it in the US. I'm so glad you're beginning to feel better. Hopefully now that the feel better process has begun it will accelerate and you will be back to your normal abnormal self soon. xoxo

Jenny L said...

Hi Darnell,
2 wonderful and super designed cards.
Love the both of them, and those fab stamps.
You say your Mojo is on slow, but you have done such a very super work of those.

So glad you are on the mend, and feeling much better.
Love and biggest hugs from my house to yours.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Craftychris said...

I am soooo glad you are starting to feel better! I am loving your two gorgeous hummer cards! Love the layering stamp on the first, fab colours too! And I love the fab embossing folder! The second is one of my favourite stamps ever! I still have the card you sent me on show in my craft room, with this image on. Love your card today with it, the paper brings out the colours beautifully! Take care! xxx

Janis said...

Beautiful cards, Darnell! So glad you are slowly feeling better. Keep crafting....it's good for what ails you!!

My hummers have been casting impatient looks at me through my craft room window trying to figure out what's taking me so long to get the feeders out. (I have the nectar made, but still have to find the feeders from last summer!!!)

In between rainy stretches, they hover around curiously peering at bright pink tissue I have in a box near the window and also at my pink valentine box, containing supplies for that one last Valentine idea I want to make before putting it away!! Ha.

Have a lovely day!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com
HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

Shell said...

Hi Darnell :) Your cards are fabulous... I especially love the first one... gorgeous colours! Poor Hammy... aren't the babies gorgeous! Harvey looks like a cheeky one doesn't he! Also, thanks for the links in your new friends corner... more deliciousness to visit in blogland. Shell xx

Patti said...

So great!! to see you back again!!

I love both your cards but I have to admit the second one made me swoon!! Two delightful cards!!

Keep hanging in there friend!!

BIG (((Hugs)))
Patti

Susan said...

Two beautiful hummingbird cards - especially the second one with that gorgeous swirly hummingbird.

So glad you and Hammy have visitation rights for the wee ones. If you like real-life canine furballs, drop over to my blog posts and see the litter of puppies, one of which will be coming home with me in June:

http://cardmakersgarret.blogspot.ca/2016/04/puppies-and-petunias.html

http://cardmakersgarret.blogspot.ca/2016/05/puppy-photos-and-doggy-card.html

oldpunca said...

Dear Darnell, you made my day perfect with your adoption story. I have to smile during reading your post. <3
The two cards with those amazing birds are beautiful. Each with his own story. It seems there are no limits for you. :-))
Hugs,
Sonja

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Pleased to hear that you are feeling better Darnell. It's a pain when Mojo goes away on his holiday. Both cards are fabulous and the Hummingbirds are beautifully coloured. STUNNING WORK!
Have a happy weekend - Sylvia x

Megan said...

I totally thought of you and your visitor when I saw this set from the Ton! Home the hummers find their way back to your garden wonderland this year!

Tracey McNeely said...

Well no signs of no.mo.jo here Darnell. Fabulous hummingbird cards. Pretty papers and fabulous images. I have been suffering from no.mo.jo for quite some time now. There are days I take all day to make one card and then I am not happy with it. The offspring photos are so cute!

pam said...

Glad to here you are feeling better Darnell, two gorgeous cards to say your mojo is on slow, beautiful colouring and designs.
Pam x

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Dear Darnell,
when I saw your card I was speechless with the impression! I've never seen a hummingbird with my own eyes, but I imagine this beautiful bird. I do not know how you did it, but your picture shimmers green and gold and hummingbird looks like it was moving. This is an extraordinary impression !!
hugs,
BozenA

Jean said...

Slo mo jo is better than no mo jo! Pretty cards!

Carol L said...

It's good to see you back in the saddle again and crafting! Where on earth did you learn to perform hamsterectomies? Woman, you're a queen of all trades I swear! LOL Great hummer cards, both of them, and I hope you continue to improve until you feel like your ole self again! (hugs)

Brenda said...

I'm right there with you on the low or no MOJO stuff Auntie. I don't have any moJo for anything Or would that be no gumption, because I dont have that either. Of course it doesnt help.having dreary rainy days for 10 days now. Your hummer cards are beautiful!! I think you did a great job lining up the first hummer! And you did such a fabulous job coloring with your Zigs. Hugs, Brenda

Brenda said...

I'm right there with you on the low or no MOJO stuff Auntie. I don't have any moJo for anything Or would that be no gumption, because I dont have that either. Of course it doesnt help.having dreary rainy days for 10 days now. Your hummer cards are beautiful!! I think you did a great job lining up the first hummer! And you did such a fabulous job coloring with your Zigs. Hugs, Brenda

Verna Angerhofer said...

Such gorgeous cards. And, the hummingbirds are beautiful as well. Nice to have you back again!

Lisa said...

PRETTY PRETTY cards Darnell! The first is vibrant and so realistic. I like the fancy swirls and flourishes in the images on the second. Sweet little family photos, Hammy should be a proud papa!

OH Babs said...

No mojo or slow mojo the cards are cheerful and delightful. Hope your zip is quick. :) B

Birgit said...

I'm glad you are feeling a bit better and that Hammy was there to snuggle with you. I love your cards. The first card is so brilliant in the colours...really pretty and wondering what you used?? I also love the 2nd card and that hummingbird is so artistic..beautiful cards and really missing to get into my cards..hopefully this weekend.

Kim Heggins said...

Saw the title of your post and would have bet money you bought a new hummer (you know those big cars)! So funny how our brains work when we see words. Love both of your sweet cards and I pray you are feeling better sooner than later!

Mimi said...

D: sorry about your slo-jo... glad to hear it's picking up. You always get me with your h-bird pix and cards :) Thanks for the hammy pix... Love 'em!

Greta said...

So glad to hear you're starting to get some energy, Darnell! At least you're moving in the right direction! Of course you had to play in a challenge with a hummer in the inspiration! Beautiful use of your Zigs--both cards are lovely!

sandie said...

Pleased to here you are feeling a touch better. I do really love that second Hummingbird stamp-do you have the link for this? And wow to your colouring here.I bet IRL with the shimmer it looks amazing. I love my Uniko Hummingbird stamp so could do with another one. Thanks for joining us twice at Fusion and I am so pleased the photo inspired you x

Janelle said...

The twofer is my fave this time. I'm sorry to read that you've not been well, Darnell. Kisses and big hugs for a quick return to your former splendour. AML, Janelle Mwah!

Lisa Tilson said...

So pleased to hear you are feeling a little bit better. I think both of your cards are beautiful. Stamp layering can be tricky - I am suffering a little bit too with ageing eyes, and can find them a bit of a devil sometimes! Beautiful layouts on both of them. Love the piccies of the hammies too. Keep well

Cheryl W. said...

Beautiful hummingbirds! I always love seeing the ones that fly and the ones on paper that fly in our imaginations. The hamster pics were also very sweet. Thanks so much for sharing.

Cris G said...

Hello Darnell!

So good to know that you are stronger and with a ...mo.jo. Judging by these two beautiful cards, I would risk saying that it is fully back! Love the stamp on your second card, is truly unique.
When I saw the inspiration photo at Fusion, of course you came to my mind immediately.
Please give a tight hug to Hammy, the furballs are the cutest thing.

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Another funny post to get me giggling Darnell and such beautiful cards too. Can't tell your mojo is on a go-slow but I'll take your word for it and hope it speeds up soon. Love the plaid background design paper you've used on the second one which works brilliantly for ATCAS and equally for Less is More. Thanks so much for playing along at both. Sarah x

Chrissie said...

I love that plaid paper as a backdrop to your hummer Darnell, super colour for him too!
Fun post as ever... hope the mojo is up to full strength soon... looks as tho' it's doing pretty well at the mo though!!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Aileen Ryan said...

Two beautiful hummer cards, looking wonderful to me. Maybe the mojo is low cause you adopted the fur balls out and you are suffering from empty nest(hammy home) syndrome. Looking at your cards it wont be long before your knocking them out of the ball park again on a daily basis.

Sybrina K said...

Darnell, Not bad for someone with slo-mo-jo... not bad, at all! Glad to hear you're feeling somewhat better. Hang in there. :)

Neets B said...

Lovely to have you back, I sooo love your posts...and these beautiful hummer cards. Zigs certainly are markers, I used them on my DT card so fits perfectly at ATSM, thanks for joining us. And the paper border looks wonderful surrounding the swirly image, love the cross stitchy detail on that one too. Thanks for linking up at Less is More xx

Anita in France said...

Great to hear you've got a bit more get up and go, Darnell ... hoping the recovery has continued apace and that each day is better and better! You and Hammy have done a stunner of a job on these hummers ... they're both so shimmeringly spectacular! Thinking of you and sending fortifying prayers, mon amie ... big hugs & bisous, Anita :)

Susan said...

I would say your mojo is back! Beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing at Less is More!

MaryH said...

Just saw your link over at Petra's, so was able to hop like a bunny and get over to see how you & Hammy were doing. Glad to read you are on the road to feeling better, even if it is a slow process. You know the tortoise and hare story, yes? Slow & easy does the truck (em...trick!). These 2 beauties just sing to my heart. (well, you'd know that, with the birds and all!) Beautiful images, gorgeous coloring. Tell Hammy "good job". Glad his littles found a good home. You take care, and do what feels comfy to you just now. Let your batteries recharge! Big hugs & prayers from our house. Happy Mom's Day also. TFS

Cat Craig said...

Glad to see you are coming round to a better place. Your hummers are darling and perfect cards as we head into summer.

TK said...

Two beautiful hummer cards, Darnell! Also thanks to letting us see you little Hammies...

artful-notions said...

Hi Darnell! I used the Ton Hummingbird too, and also had a heck of a time. Finally put it into the misti, which helped, but not thrilled with the results yet. Love your beauties here, and both are stunning with the gorgeous colors! Scoping out that frame on the first one. Oh the trouble I get into visiting you! PS, love the hammie photos!!!

Monika Reeck said...

oh woooww two adorable Hummer bird card
Love the second one with that colors and the first one you joined us with ATSM is wooowww it really looks like a real one adorable Birthday sentiment too
many thanks for joining us at ATSM this week.
Hugs
Monika (DT Member)

JD/ Jill said...

Lovely cards! Still makes me wish our "hummers" would come bacK! Oh well, maybe someday, in the meantime...I will enjoy yours.
Glad you are feeling better. My meds have have been helping me a bit. I'm thankful for that.
Take Care,
and I hope you have a very special Mother's day!

Donna said...

Gorgeous cards and coloring Darnell!

Lyndal said...

Two fabulous hummers Darnell! Glad we can help you get your slo.mo.jo back ;) So glad you joined in the fun @ FUSION!

Susanne Vargas said...

Of course, you had to play in a challenge that featured a hummingbird! Your cards are gorgeous! Doesn't matter how long it took you to create them, the main thing is that your mojo is starting to come back! Hope you will soon feel like your abnormal self!

Brenda in IN said...

The hummingbird card is a perfect one for you to make. It is lovely and your coloring is great. I love the morning glories too. We had them growing up in blue and I still love them. Please give Hammy an extra hug. It's so hard for him right now but he will feel better. I'm glad you have him to cheer you up and I'm so very happy you are getting better. Keep up that good feeling my friend.

Ros Crawford said...

I've a lot of catching up to do but it's always a pleasure to pop in here ... Gorgeous cards Darnell and I'm so glad that you shared the photos of the fur babies ... Glad they all got good homes ... Have a beautiful week!

Marybeth said...

I'm glad your feeling better! I hope your Mother's Day was nice. Both humming birds cards are beautiful! We still have many HB in the yard but not any in the low potted tree by the pool for the last year ,I sure miss the front row seat to watching the nest at eye level. Hugs to you and hope you are full speed ahead soon. ( never really used that expression before :) )

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Wonderful work Darnell, I have to admit that I am so bad at multi-layer stamp as well!

Karenladd said...

Wow Darnell, I can't believe how completely different your two hummingbird cards are in style...but how they both perfectly capture the magic and energy of a hummingbird in flight. Can't believe I've never seen that image by Inkadinkado because I LOVE it! A simple design with lots of punch and impact.

Argh, you would have to tug at my heartstrings with the photos of Hammy's little furballs, wouldn't you...sniff sniff. I would have adopted one or two myself if it weren't for my dog, Toby, expressing himself in no uncertain terms. Only one adorable furball allowed at a time in this household! Hope you are feeling more like yourself, or at least like someone who resembles you!

Michelle said...

I love the inappropriate overwinking, Darnell! Gorgeous cards! :-)

Julia Aston said...

The hummingbird and blooms are beautiful on both cards Darnell - thanks for joining us in the Fusion Challenge!! Julia xx

Anja Curvers said...

Wow gorgeous cards as Always. Love the plaid border. Thanks for joining us at ATCAS.

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Wonderful hummingbird cards, but what's even better is those little hamster pics! So adorable! Good to hear they found good homes! Glad you at least had slo-jo, rather than no-jo. Would have been a pity if those cards would not have been made...

Ceal said...

Beautiful cards, glad to see your mojo return, thanks for joining our plaid challenge at ATCAS!

Karen Petitt said...

The hummers from The Ton are on my wish list Missy D as I discovered that stamp set yesterday. You might have had issues lining her up but it doesn't look like it here - both cards are beautiful and gorgeous. Take good care of you sweetie Karen x

Helen F. said...

Both of your hummingbird cards are stunning with their beautiful colors, Darnell! AND, great photos of the six furballs. :-)

Shona Chambers said...

Trying to do a bit of a catch up Darnell, sorry I haven't visited very much of late. But have been seeing all your posts and gorgeous cards! So excited that its Hummingbird time and so glad you got your mitt's on those stamps. I'm sure you will get the hang of lining it up, I noticed nothing out of place and its gorgeously coloured. And all those furballs, I didn't know you had more than one 'Hammy'. He must miss all his little friends, so glad you have visiting rights!!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I'm still busy snort-laughing over the "cinco de mayo and mustard" and the "slap yo mama and it's done" statements. There were cards too? REally? Oh yeah, hummer time. Very fabulous hummers with bright vivid colors. Love that really flourishy one.

The photo of Hammy's relatives made me miss Charlotte, my golden hamster. She got an owie on a foot and had to have it amputated. That didn't slow her down one bit.