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August 5, 2017

JUGS GD #405 "Shower"

Hi there!

I'm absolutely pickled tink to be here today as the August Guest Designer for the very fun challenge Just Us Girls! (JUGS)! I hope you will join me for the four August challenges lined up for your summertime inspiration!

The current challenge #405 is a Word Week and the word is SHOWER.
I went with rain shower and used a darling ancient critter stamp and NBUS raindrops and sediment:
I went wonky wild using my MFT and Spellbinders wonky dies. The happy little bunny splashing in the rain is from a company that is no longer in business. The sediment and raindrops are from The Stamps of Life.

Here is a closeup so you can see the glossing and winking and (maybe) his little black jeweled eyes:
...and the inside with the rest of the sweet sediment and a Petite Umbrella from Memory Box: 
Whether baby, bridal, rain, bathroom, meteor, or whatever unique way you can conjure up the word SHOWER, we'd love to see your work of art! For more inspiration, please check out the wonderful creations by the Design Team at Just Us Girls!

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69 comments:

Tanja said...

love your cards

Redanne said...

First up, congratulations on your GDT spot!

The little bunny is just adorable, I love the expression on his face - I guess he is not too happy with a wet bottom! I love the way you did the raindrops, they are so realistic. I also love the way you finished off the card inside too, so professional and so beautiful!

Hope you have a lovely weekend. Big hugs, Annie xxx

Cathy said...

Sweet cards Darnell and congrats on your DT spot! Will put my thinking cap on for this one, Cathy x

KandA said...

Congratulations on your GDT spot Darnell. Super card, love that bunny and your wonky square xx

Julie B said...

Love those water droplets, so realistic! We've had plenty of the real thing around here this summer. :)

Aquarius said...

Two fabulous shower cards - great effect with the wonky stitched lines and sweet little critter.

Stamps and Paper said...

really cute shower cards Darnell

Anne

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

What a sweet little bunny Darnell! And a cute cute card! Many many congratulations on a well deserved GD spot! Have a lovely weekend my friend! Love & Hugs. Hazel xx
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Marilyn said...

Cute card!!

Pat said...

First off congratulations on being the August GD for this lovely challenge Darnell, and what a super fun card you have come up with. I adore your cute bunny with his rather wet bottom, and the sparkly raindrops look great, also the inside is just as beautiful as the outside and the wonky dies go perfectly. I'm looking forward to seeing what you come up with for the rest of the challenges this month too. x

!neke said...

Great cards !!!
And congrats to you !

Ineke X

Sue said...

Hi Darnell, Congrats on the DT spot.

Fab card.

Hope you are having a nice weekend. Sue

Sarah said...

Well done on your guest appearance Darnell and such a super take on the theme. Love the message xx

Bunny said...

This is so cute. I love how the raindrops look. [Bunny]

Donna said...

Congrats on your GDS, your card is adorable, your raindrops are amazing. Enjoy your weekend.

jimlynn said...

Congrats on the guest designer spot! Love this cute, cute card too. We need some of those raindrops down this way.
Lynn

scrAPpamondo said...

Here it's HOT and the rain is a big dream... so your card makes me feel more fresh :D LOL Great design for your fun card, and love the sparkling! Congrats for your GD!

conil said...

...and it rained last night so this is doubly appropriate. Hope your yard got the same drink of water. Adorable the way you made those drops glisten and his eyes sparkle. Such a sweet card.

Leslie Miller said...

What a fabulous, fun combo of old and new! Your little bear is one of those stamps that's too cute to give up for sure. I adore every bit of this! Congrats on your guest spot!

Leslie Miller said...

Oops, I meant bunny. Your little bunny... sheesh, big ears, big feet -- bunny!

Macimbalo said...

So adorable!!! Love those wonky dies too! So happy you are guest designing at JUGS!!!!

Brenda said...

Awww such a darling card Auntie!!! Love the shiny sparkle if those rain drops and the sentiment can't be any better. Hugs, Brenda

Verna Angerhofer said...

All of these cards are so wonderful and perfect for the theme. I congratulate you too on the guest spot. You certainly pulled it off in great style with these fantastic card designs.

Kathleen said...

Absolutely fabulous card, love every think about it.

Kath x

Sharon Underwood said...

What an adorable card, and I love the inside! You did an outstanding job.

Carol L said...

Congrats for being a part-time JUGS girl! Hah, that sounds almost offensive doesn't it? LOL What a fun card with all of it's wonkiness and schparkliness. Very cool CAS card!

Bonnie said...

This is the kind of shower I like! Darling umbrellas and I love that wonky stitched edge! How fun that you are GD at JUGS!

Susan said...

Adorable little critter, great raindrops, and wonderful inside of card too!

Greta said...

Congrats on being the GD, Darnell! Your card is adorable & will really brighten someone's day!

Linda Harris said...

Fabulous card for your guest designing for August. Love the wonky stitched die. Just letting you know our latest grandson made his arrival on Friday, two weeks early. Linda xxx

JoAnn said...

Perfect card for the JUGS GD spot. Love your cute card and the wonky rectangles. Have a great weekend.

Judy Woodland said...

How absolutely adorable!!! I love that you have kept this design simple with just the focal image and those raindrops. Love your stitched die cuts too. So happy to have you with us this month as Guest Designer.....welcome!!!

Sharron said...

So adorable--love your sweet bunny! Those rain drops look fabulous and how creative to have a matching inside design!

Skye said...

Congratulations on being GD at JUGS. So very cute. Love the continued sentiment.

cm said...

Wildly applauding your GD appearance at JUGS and crushing over your sweet shower card! The bunny...that umbrella...those raindrops...LOVE! We 'finally' had some rain here but didn't amount to much, aside from giving my yard o'weeds more incentive to grow even more quickly! We have landscaping lined up; just waiting for a date. Excited...I'll be glad to have grass, boulders, gravel, trees and even a little garden space! Off to see mom/mark exams this week; then high-tailing it back home with my brother, SIL and the two darlings hot on my heels, coming to spend a week with us. Soooo excited! Maybe a call when things settle down..pretty please?
hugs~c

Berina RGA said...

Beautiful cards Darnell!! Love those drops of water!

OH Babs said...

Congrats GD and good job for your first post. That is a cute critter and you did a super job on the inside.

Cheryl W. said...

Love your interpretation of the "shower" theme. Congrats on your GD spot. I bet they're "pickled tink" to have you aboard for this challenge. Have a great week!

Chrissie said...

Many congrats on your much deserved Guest spot Darnell, these cards are simply stunning ... as ever!
Love the shine on those drops!
Chrissie ❤️

Anita in France said...

So sweetly detailed and adorable, Darnell ... this little guy is such a cutie ... and I love how he has another brolly inside for that indoor sparkly shower! Congratulations on a totally deserved GD spot with JUGs, my friend! LYAMYLMAWYASSSS! Big hugs & bisous, Anita :)

Ros Crawford said...

What super cards Darnell! Those wonky dies are really cool! Love the sweet guy with the umbrella too. Hope you enjoy your day and you are feeling well!

Cara said...

Congratulations on your GDT spot, very well deserved. Love your card with the adorable bunny and your fabulous colouring of those rain drops x

Gerrina said...

It was fun and a good surprise to see your card at JUG! Congrats for that! The card is sweet and so fitting, but stil I love that 2nd card more; perfect CAS and I love the blue! Hope you have a good weekend!

Linda said...

Congratulations on your GD spot, and what a fabulous take on the challenge. I love the little critter he's so cute, and those raindrops look real .... great job! xx

Jean said...

Congrats! Super cute card!

Bożena Adamusińska said...

But beautiful card. I love the sweet hedgehog and I admire your rain drops. They look really amazing. WOW !!
Hugs,
BożenA

Mac Mable said...

Congratulations on guesting x Such a cute and adorable card and love that stamp x

Sandra H said...

Many congratulations Darnell and well deserved too! l'm loving your card love the rain drops and the image too!x

sandie said...

Congrats on the GD month! And such adorable cards, love wonky dies and all the gloss of the first card. Hope you had a fun weekend and next week is full of joy xx

Cat Craig said...

congrats on the GD...this one has me stumped I have to say. Great card and loved seeing the inside too.

MRS DUCK said...

Yikes Darnell
When I read you were appearing in "JUGS" I did wonder if you'd had some dodgy photos taken lol!
Your wabbit is sooo cute and you always use some wonderful sentiments.
Hope you're doing well.
Ang x

Vicki Dutcher said...

So glad you are Guesting with us this month! I just love the drops on your fun card.

Lisa Elton said...

Yay, congrats on guesting Darnell, I'm so happy for you!! Your debut card is just as cute as cute can be!!

Ina G said...

Cute and simply adorable card Darnell. Welcome to JUGS. So glad to have you as our Guest for August. I also love wonky!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Very cute, Darnell..... this could have gone a whole different way, like the shower scene from ummmmm..... Psycho! LOL. Love this, plus you can never go wrong with blue and sparkle!

Birgit said...

Congrats on being guest designer. They couldn't have picked a sweeter person to join their team this month! Your card is so darling!!

Em Louise Fairley said...

Congrats on the GDT spot. The card is a cutie.
Hugs,
Em xoxox

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Beautiful card inside and out :) Congratulations on accepting the GDT spot, they are lucky you said yes :) Have a great day, Hugs, Shirleyxx

Viv said...

Hi Dee, loving your sweet bunny and the realistic looking raindrops too, so clever.Enjoy your week ;) hugs Vee xx

frommycraftroom said...

Awesome card. Congrats on your GDT place :)

Loll said...

Sweet!! Love your adorable shower card, Dolly!! Congrats on being Guest Designer at Just Us Girls! Lolly xx

Sheila H said...

Love these sweet cards! The raindrops are great.

Bobby said...

I'm so happy to have you as our guest designer this month, Darnell. I want to reach out and touch those raindrops they look so real.

Maxine D said...

A great card Darnell - I am sure Hammy must have enjoyed all the raindrops as you created them, as they didn't make him wet!
Congrats on the GDT invite - a well deserved recognition of your wonderful work
Blessings
Maxine

JD/ Jill said...

Congratulations on your guest Design Team spot. Great job with your "shower" cards!

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Welcome Darnell! I am thrilled to have you joining us this month as our Guest Designer at JUGS! Your card is adorable with that cute little bunny holding the umbrella. Love those raindrops with the added sparkle and on the umbrella, too!

artful-notions said...

Can't believe you're not designing for every challenge out there! This is the sweetest card. Loving the glistening drops, and that sweet bunny! Hugs!!!

Lisa Kind said...

This is so adorable Darnell! We are so happy to have you join us this month! Can't wait to see the rest of your guest designs this month!

Christine Alexander said...

what a little cutie