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November 16, 2016

STAMPlorations 2016 Giving Thanks Blog Hop and Linky Party

Hi, stamplings!

Today I'm honored to be a Guest Designer for my friend Shery's 2016 Giving Thanks Hop and Linky Party. I'm sure you know the multi-talented Shery as the owner of the super STAMPlorations company. Several challenges and designers have come together to take part in a Giving Thanks Hop. 

There are prizes to be won and there is a LINKY PARTY on Shery's blog for you to join in the fun!!

Here is the card I made for this special event:
I used a Winnie & Walter die to make the outer scalloped frame and a Papertrey die for the inner scalloped frame using PP from my stash. The image is from one of Shery's new stamp set bundles called, "Many Blessings Bundle" which I heat-embossed in black and then watercolored with my Ziggies. The "Bless" (without the "ings") is also cut from PP and is from the same set:
Many Blessings Bundle

Other new bundles are being featured by my fellow Guest Designers. And LOOK, there's a sale!!

Prize Details for the HOP
  • ONE (1) winner randomly drawn from all comments left on the STAMPlorations blog and participating designers blogs will receive a $50 gift certificate.
  • THREE (3) winners randomly drawn from all comments left on the STAMPlorations blog and participating designers blogs will each receive a $20 gift certificate to the shop.
  • ONE (1) commenter randomly drawn from our Facebook page will win a $15 gift certificate for herself and a $15 gift certificate for one friend she tags in her comment.
  • ONE (1) commenter randomly drawn from our Instagram account will win her choice of Giving Thanks bundle (Be Thankful, Oh So Grateful, or Many Blessings).
  • Commenting ends on November 30 at 11:55 p.m. Pacific Time.

Prize Details for the LINKY PARTY
  • ONE (1) winner randomly drawn from all entries linked up will receive the Be Thankful bundle (stamp set with coordinating die, word die, and stencil).
  • ONE (1) winner randomly drawn from all entries linked up will receive Oh So Grateful bundle (stamp set with coordinating die, word die, and stencil).
  • ONE (1) winner randomly drawn from all entries linked up will receive Many Blessings bundle (stamp set with coordinating die, word die, and stencil).
  • [Players have until November 30 to link up their projects to the LINKY PARTY.]

Winners will be announced on December 9th
in the November Challenges and Hops winners post.
Winners have until December 20th to claim their prize.


Prize Details from ME

And, lastly, on behalf of my NBUS Challenge, a commenter on this post will be randomly selected on November 30th to win a $25.00 gift certificate from STAMPlorations! 


Hop and Play!

Please go to the next stop on the hop to be inspired and leave some comment love! I hope will get the chance to create a project for the LINKY PARTY, too. It can be anything to do with gratitude and thankfulness; it doesn't have to be a specific Thanksgiving project.

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To add your card, go to LINKY PARTY.

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91 comments:

Pia S said...

Your card feels warm and rustic. I do love the effect of the patterned papers and your card still feels very much CAS. Beautiful!

Lisa said...

This is so beautiful!! I love how you've colored the image!! The papers are fabulous!! What a gorgeous card, Darnell!! I love, love it!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Sue said...

Hi Darnell, Fab card. I love the colours.

Hope you are having a good week. Sue

Tink said...

Beautiful card!!

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Awesome card Darnell
hugs Tamara

Cat Craig said...

Fabulous fall card Darnell, congrats on being asked to participate in the hop!

Sarah said...

This is a wonderful autumnal card Darnell, love the water colouring very much xx

Marsha said...

LOVE these borders and the papers used. Thanks .

Linda said...

Gorgeous card Darnell .... I love all those beautiful designer papers. Great colouring too ..... I've just ordered me a set of Ziggies ..... can't wait for them to arrive xx

Sue LD said...

Beautiful fall card. I like your coloring and the die cut Bless.

nwilliams6 said...

Your card is fabulous! Love your coloring and framing. Well done, my sweet friend! Hugz

Linda Callahan said...

I love this sweet basket....and how smart to stretch that sentiment by cutting it! Beautiful fall card!

Redanne said...

Oh I do love your beautiful card, your colouring is superb and I love the background papers you used too! Congratulations on your guest spot too and I hope the hop goes well! Hugs, Annie xx

Linda said...

Fabulous card Darnell. Love the way you colored with the Ziggs. So lovely with those patter papers that go together so well.

Bad Kitty (Fiki) said...

very beautiful card!

Desperatehousewife Craft said...

The papers are so beautiful and I love how you coloured the basket in grey!

scrAPpamondo said...

Beautiful card Darnell, love the rustic look of the basket of apple and the background!

Trina P. said...

Beautifully watercoloured card Darnell. Love the scallop frame and the coordinating pattern paper. So happy to see you as part of the hop.

Dee Earnshaw said...

Always love your cards - this one is so beautiful:)

Pat said...

This is a beautiful image and a very pretty card Darnell and I love the colours you have used. Congratulations on this Guest Designer spot too, and how great to have all these prizes on offer, so a big thank you to Shery and friends, and a huge thank you for your prize too. x

Karren said...

I love what you've done with the bundle, Darnell! And that patterned paper works beautifully! It's been fun joining in with all the talented designers on this hop.

Lisa said...

YAY, congrats on guesting Darnell!! You have created a little country work of art here. Love the layers of plaid and the pretty basket of produce. Marvelous card!!

Glennis said...

Super card Darnell, I love the scalloped frames

Verna Angerhofer said...

Congratulations on your guest spot and I must say your card you made is super gorgeous! Wonderful card design.

Birgit said...

Great looking card! What a nice linky party and your card just sets everything off wonderfully.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Love your coloring and the layered panels look awesome!

Mitzi Manthey said...

Love the background papers you chose. They set off the basket of fruit very well. And your Zig watercoloring is gorgeous. [I love those Zigs also!]

Preety said...

Wow!! such an awesome card! Those papers in the background and your design is great.
Cheers
Preety

Tanvi Shah said...

Wonderful card! Loved the layers!

Maxine D said...

What a striking card Darnell - love the bold colours and the big, bold Bless!
Blessings
Maxine

nancy littrell said...

OMG Darnell...your colorful framing really, really makes your beautifully colored with your zigs basket of fruit and Bless die cut sentiment pop! I want to take a bite out of your apples. Love your shading on your entire image. Really gorgeous my friend..ok, I will stop...I think you got it...I LOVE your card. I ordered the Thankful Bundle tonight :-)

Hugs, Nancy

Linda Harris said...

Fabulous card for this time of year and great how you adapted the cutplorations die. I belong to Sherys stamp club which is such great value and fun to receive x

Julia Dunnit said...

I love the watercolouring Darnell, you hide your talent for this art stuff behind your talent for the words!

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow! Such amazing card!!! Absolutely stunning!!!

Ros Crawford said...

Oh my I LOVE your watercolouring! Your card is beautiful!! Some gorgeous entries there too and Congrats on your GD spot!

Jeanne said...

Love this! It evokes a feeling of coziness and I can almost smell the cider. We are blessed to feel your kindness and generous spirit, Darnell. Thank you for being wonderful, glorious you!

Em Louise Fairley said...

Congratulations on the Guest Designer spot, Darnell. Gorgeous card, as always.
Hugs,
Em xxx

Heidi Stamps said...

I love the way you colored the image and the bit of plaid papers is just the perfect accent! Great card!

Craftyfield said...

Love the watercolour look! Great card.

Stamps and Paper said...

Lovely thanks giving card Darnell

Anne

Gay Peplow said...

Beautiful, full bowl of harvest goodness, what a lovely card, well done Darnell, it's a smasher, Hugs Gay xx

Gerrina said...

Your watercolouring looks fab! And such a warm feel'on this card... just perfect for the hop! Hugs, Gerrina

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Darnell,

Your card is very well done! I love the watercoloring on it.

Hugs,
Kay

Deepti Aggarwal said...

Beautiful card Darnell..Love it totally..

Joyce said...

This is beautiful. Love the sweet layer of plaid and your wonderful focal point image.

Julia Aston said...

Love the black embossing on your basket with all the wonderful fall colors in ink and paper Darnell! Julia xx

Anita in France said...

Your Zigs must be so proud, Darnell ... you've made them shine with this luscious watercolouring against the embossed black ... it's gorgeous! Lovely framing with those yummy papers ... and I love how you used the die cut sentiment (I can just hear you saying it)! LYAMYHAYAIWH! Big hugs & bisous, Anita :)

barbara macaskill said...

i love the simplicity of this stunning card. The basket and bounty are beautifully colored and I love the frames! TFS!

Carol L said...

I really like the watercolor look of this fun card, and the plaid background has the perfect matching colors too!

Tina Z. said...

wow, such an interesting card, I love your colouring.
hugs

oldpunca said...

You've created a wonderful card for this special event. I have to thank you for introducing Stamploration to me. I especially like their stencils. :-)
Hugs, Sonja

Monika Skinner said...

Love the designer papers and your colouring of the fruity basket. Fab card, Darnell! Feel free to CASE the doily/kraft idea. Have a lovely day! šŸ˜€ XXX a fellow stampling

Jennifer Earley said...

Love this card! Love the pp and the coloring!

Indy's Designs said...

Oh love the fun papers and how you used them! Always a pleasure to see your creative projects!

Greta said...

Congrats on being a GD, Darnell! Love your Thanksgiving card--need to use my Ziggies again!

Suchi said...

Your card is beautiful Darnell! Loved the coloring. The plaided background goes so well with the harvest basket! So glad you joined us at STAMPlorations hop!
Hugs xx

Shery @ STAMPlorations said...

Darnell, you card is simply down home country to me! Love the background papers and your watercoloring of the harvest basket is way too cool! Thank you a million times for your support of small companies like STAMPlorations. I am forever grateful to you :o)

Cheryl W. said...

Pretty card! I love the setting in which you've photographed it, too. It all looks beautifully rustic and autumnal.

Chrissie said...

You rocked the colouring on this one Darnell and what a fab idea to use part of the sentiment die-cut... inspired!
But then, I never expect anything less than genius from you!
Chrissie xx

Birgit said...

What a pretty card this is Darnell! I love the colors in the plaid papers you've used and that apple barrel image is so sweet. Super festive!!

Jerrie said...

I love all the fall colors you have used. The pumpkin in the apple basket adds so much color and fun!

D.Ann C said...

I really like the double plaid backgrounds and using one for your sentiment on this lovely card!

Geri said...

Sorry I missed playing along! Fabulous card...love the plaid background and LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your ziggy coloring! You've totally channeled your inner Shirley on this beauty!

Amy A said...

This card is ADORABLE Darnell! Love the warm and rustic feel of this card! Thank you for your visit to my blog and kind words. I'm now a new follower and can't wait to see what you have in store for us next. xx

*Vicki* said...

What a beautiful Fall design here Darnell!! I love those mix of papers you've used with this image and your coloring is stunning!! Thanks for sharing!! :)

Ann said...

Cute card, fun DP you used.

Jane said...

Wonderful paper choices for the double mats. Love their warm glowing contrast to the cooler grey shades of the barrel.

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Very pretty card. Love the pretty papers you used and the artsy water coloring.

Denise Bryant said...

Love the way you watercolored the harvest basket! Beautiful card! Pretty layering too!

Liz said...

Beautiful card, Darnell. I love how you've used the patterned paper to frame the lovely image. xx

Craftychris said...

Your card is absolutely delightful! Love the paper that ties in so nicely with the image and changing the sentiment to 'bless' is inspired! xxxxxxxxx

Linda Rubarski said...

Great card love your use of patterned paper.

Bobby said...

Loving your choice of PPs, Darnell, and how well they tie in with your Ziggie colored image.

Susanne Vargas said...

I am blown away by how beautifully you watercolored that image! And the PP frame it so nicely!
Hope you are enjoying your weekend!

Cheryl Robertson said...

Great fall card! Love the design šŸ’•

Karenladd said...

What a cozy and rustic card, with the double frames and warm autumn colors. Love that you used just part of the sentiment to fit your design!

SHartl said...

Thanks for sharing your cute card with the basket of apples and pumpkins! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, in whatever way you spend it!

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

This is one yummy apple basket! Love that scalloped PP frame - make it look extra special! Enjoy your Thanksgiving and all the best to you and your Mister!

Mary Holshouser said...

Love the layers.
the shading is great.
thanks for sharing.

Nancy Carroll said...

Awesome layers and contrast...TFS.

Monika Reeck said...

Your coloring the apples and the pumpkin sooo adorable Darnell yaay
love the shading and color choice you paint like a real artist
love this much and the scallop and the BLESS with DP is extra special love them all
thanks for your visit always happy to get your visit miss Lady
hugs
Monika

Jen W. said...

I love the patterned papers you used here, Darnell, and your Zig coloring is fantastic!! Gorgeous!

TracyM #6773 said...

BEAUTIFUL card!!!
LOVE the colours and colouring of your harvest basket, LOVE your pretty layers too!!!
THANK YOU for sharing :)

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Fancy a Die and stamp set with such a lovely theme on blessings, for truly we are so very blessed of God where we live.
Great card too Darnell, love the CAS creation!!
Thanks for sharing,
Shaz in Oz.x

{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

Helen Gullett said...

Darnell, your card is GORGEOUS!

Melissa L. said...

Hi, Darnell! Great card with lots of lovely layers. I really like the patterned papers you combined and the 2 die from W&W and PTI work great together. Thanks for visiting my blog. Your comment was as fun and encouraging as ever. BTW I made the bunch of cards for a private challenge with 4 friends, so I was combining 2 commitments. :) I'm late in sending them now, though.....looking forward to being on the other side of the pond. Getting stuff in the mail will be much easier.

Karthikha said...

Lovely card! The patterned paper is so pretty and adds great effect to the card!!

Donna said...

Beautiful card, Darnell.
Hope you've been enjoying the blog hop . X

Gail said...

Very unique and creative TFS

JD/ Jill said...

Congratulations on being a guest designer! This card is so perfect for Thanksgiving and it looks so perfect on my dining room shelf. Thank you so much! (Can't wait to show it off to my stamping friends!)

cm said...

WOW! You've created a work of art with your Zigs. Love the basket filled with pumpkins and apples...which have now sparked a craving for pumpkin and apple spice muffins...
Hugs~c