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December 13, 2017

Did Someone Say Schparkle?

Hello, Stamplings!

I hope this finds you well! I know you are busy, busy, busy, so I won't waffle, pancake, and rabbit on.

I see there are a few Schparkle / Christmas challenges happening in Blogland right now and a few of my designs fit the bill:
If you have any questions about the products or process used in any of today's Fourfers, please let me know via the contact form on the side bar.

I'm off to have a Christmas lunch today with my old friend Verna who is still hanging in there at 93 in spite of several more bone fractures and concussions since I last mentioned her. I finally stole her roller skates the last time I went to see her! Just kidding, of course, but I did make you gasp. Sorry if you were eating and some crumbs went up your nose.

Challenges:


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72 comments:

Karen Knott said...

Fabulous cards Darnell, I especially love the snowflakes on the 1st one !
You did make me chuckle about your friend and I have visions of a dear old lady on roller skates now Lol
Enjoy your lunch :)
Hugs Kaz xx

Maxine D said...

Ohhh She's really schparkly - is there glitter in your hair to entertain Verna with after that shimmery feast of four cards! these are gorgeous Darnell. P.S. did Hammy survive the schparkle onslaught?
Blessings
Maxine

Marianne said...

Lots of schparkle indeed. You should have warned us to put on our sunglasses before reading your post lol.
I think I will start on next year's Christmas cards with lots of schparkle.
Marianne x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hullo there dear friend, loving the schparkle ...enough to make anybody smile, lovely set of fourfer!
Enjoy your lunch and every blessing of the Lord God this Christmas time too..
Thanks so much for your great share,
Shaz in Oz.x

{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Fabulous cards Darnell, I especially love the top one and the gorgeous snowflake stamp that you've used. Have a great time catching up with your friend.

Sue xx

Carole said...

Lovely sparkle Darnell, I especially like the first one with the snowflakes. Enjoy your lunch! xx

Sue said...

Hi Darnell, Fab cards. I really like the first one.

Hope you have a nice day. Sue

Julie B said...

A festive flurry of sparkly cards in deed Darnell. I was definitely walking in a winter wonderland the last few days, what with the 8 inches of snow that fell at the weekend. The temp has risen from minus 10'C to the heady heights of 3'C today, so the crisp whiteness is turning to mush! Off out to do a bit of food shopping now I can finally get the car out! Happy Holidays. :)

Ros Crawford said...

I Love your sparkly cards ... Can'yt have Christmas without a bit of sparkle right? Sending warm wishes your way

Marilyn said...

Beautiful cards!!

Lisa Elton said...

All of your lovely sparkle is a wonderful way to start my day! Enjoy lunch with Verna, 93 wow, that's fantastic!!

Pat said...

Four really beautiful sparkly cards Darnell and I love them all. x

!neke said...

They really sparkle !!!!!
Great !

ionabunny said...

Gorgeous sparkle Darnell. You missed Rubber Dance http://rubberdance.blogspot.no (glitter) and Lost Coast http://lostcoastportaltocreativity.blogspot.no/2017/12/challenge-43-christmaswinter.html (Christmas/Winter) Hugz

Brenda in IN said...

You have a winter wonderland of cards today with all this shine. I love them all and really love that second one in silver. Very unique. I don't want to find out you now have bone fractures and concussions from using Verna's roller skates. If you have to keep them put them in the closet.

Sarah said...

I love a bit of twinkle I do, and these are just the ticket!! Hope you had an enjoyable lunch xx

Sandy said...

Lovely cards Darnell. I especially like the snowflake one. You can never go wrong adding sparkle to a Christmas card, IMHO.

scrAPpamondo said...

Such fabulous classy cards! You always have fab and clever ideas! All them are very inspiring! The first one is my favorite with those little touches of delicate colors!

Carol H. said...

Beautiful cards, Darnell! Love all that sparkle and shine!

Nonni said...

Great collection of cards Darnell, a lot of joy and sparkle here! xxx

conil said...

My nose is crumb free, no thanks to you. Talk about amazing sparkle...good grief girl you've certainly achieved it. All so pretty and gorgeousness abounds.

Leslie Miller said...

Oooh, that's some serious schparkle! Gorgeous hanging snowflakes on your first card, all gold embossed and touched with color. Love that! 'Course I adore your Santa 'cause I love color and cute stuff, and then you've gone and given me a great idea for my Tinsel Rope die. Never would have thought to use it like that, but just goes to show -- always consider your negatives. Received your hilarious CAS card yesterday. Love it! Rich and I had a good giggle. Well, he chuckled, I giggled. Merry Christmas!

cuilliesocks said...

Oooooer, all so beautiful Darnell, your designs and shparkle are gorgeous, Kate x

Milka Gubo said...

Darnell, they are all gorgeous! Love 2nd one. Great CAS design. :) Big hugs!! xx

Mac Mable said...

Love them all...of course but the second one is CAS perfection. Hope the lunch went well with Verna? x

Verna Angerhofer said...

Well, you certainly do have some Schparkle going on there. I love all of the shimmery looking creations you made. And, enjoy your lunch with Verna too. Glad to see there are still others who have that name. LOL

Redanne said...

Well, all I can say is you sure do know how to make a sparkly entrance! Your cards are wonderful - the silver bauble one is a real stunner... I hope you and Verna had a lovely lunch together and that Verna does not suffer too many more issues! Big hugs, Annie xxx

graham Brand said...

SCHPARKLE is definitely the word! You have made some beauties today!

Donna said...

These are all absolutely stunning and like the sparkle!

Kathleen said...

A stunning set of cards, some gorgeous images and designs, but I love the first card the most.

Kath x

Fikreta said...

Wonderful cards!
Happy Holidays!

Jean said...

Gorgeous cards! Have fun at your lunch!

Liz said...

Beautiful Christmas cards, Darnell. Can't beat a bit of sparkle at Christmas!! Hope you enjoyed your lunch with Verna. xx

Carol L said...

Another nice collection of cards, but that first one with the colorful snowflakes just knocked my socks off! Beautiful!! Hope you enjoyed a nice lunch with your friend :)

Nan G said...

Very sparkly indeed! Now that my eyes can focus again, I hope you've had a lovely lunch with Verna. I have some neighbors like her...always on the go and driving no less at 94 and 93 and 88!!! They used to do happy hour at the Mexican restaurant! Puts us young'uns to shame. Received my card today. Thank you I love it! I'm trying to get my cards done...it's been a real struggle. My hands just are not cooperating, Or I should say 'hand'. I keep experimenting, just haven't found the next niche of crafting/painting that works for my situation. My apologies but your card might be late. Have a wonderful holiday, Darnell. Many hugs, Nan and wet nose kisses from the Girls. ;)

Christine Alexander said...

some wonderful Christmas sparkle going on here in blog land. Love that bauble die :)

J Henson said...

What wonderful cards, Darnell. Confession time, I've 15 done of the 30 I plan on sending. No rush, right? Thanks for the inspiration. I like sparkle too! :-)

Cheryl W. said...

Well, just show me a little glitter and I'm giddy as a goon!! Love, love, love the sparkle. You are the Queen of Christmas cards, Darnell! Thank you for your never-ending inspiration with a side of humor. Happy holidays, my friend!!!

mugdha gujarathi said...

gorgeous cards..loved all of them

Susan said...

What a great collection of sparkling gorgeousness! Love them all, but especially the second and fourth ones - pinned them!

sandie said...

Hope you had a fun lunch. Well what a delight of sparkle and joy for us all. All wonderful cards x

oldpunca said...

It is sparkling wonderful on your blog.:-)
Hugs,
Sonja

Em Louise Fairley said...

Gorgeous cards, Darnell xoxo

Sue - said...

Fabulous schparkly cards Darnell especially the snowflake one! Predictive text did not like “schparkly” and wanted to make it scholarly😀

Melissa L. said...

These a super, Darnell! Thanks so much for the beautiful Christmas card. Besides some white lights, it is the only thing on my Christmas tree right now! Hope you had a great lunch with Verna. You crack me up! Thankfully, I was not eating anything. :)

Claire said...

Oooh oodles of yummy sparkliness, these are wonderful. All of them so different and each with a special charm of their own. Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a peaceful New Year, all the best xx

Bobby said...

A little sparkle makes me smile. A LOT of sparkle, like on your fabulous cards, makes me giddy. Great job on all of them, Darnell.

Cara said...

A sparkling set of cards, it wouldn't be Christmas without a bit of bling x

Julia Aston said...

A beautiful set of cards Sis! Love the told embossed snowflakes with the pretty spot coloring, that retro silver ornament, the fun Santa image with all his sparkle and the celestial peace card - you've been busy! Julia xx

Jane said...

Now that’s a sparkly card! Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

Papercraft Boutique said...

Sparkle all over, and perfect for this season, Darnell! I especially love the first two: The soft coloring of the snowflakes here and there is the right amount of colors on the left panel, and the silver ornament die-cut on the sparkling card base is so striking. CAS perfection! Hideko

Bunny said...

Beautifmous. Your cards..........not the crackers. Snort! Heck, I don't think I'd venture on skates anymore and I'm a yougun compared to her. [Bunny]

Sybrina K said...

Schparkle, indeed! Love these fun cards, and that silver ornament is gorgeous!

Lisa Tilson said...

Another four lovely cards Darnell - and the more schparkle the merrier in my opinion. And not just at Christmas. I have been known to throw it around all year round. I almost wet myself at the roller skates comment - too too funny. You have such a way with words, always something to smile about and admire in your posts. Lisa xx

Kara Lynne said...

Talk about sparkle!! The way you photographed, I can even SEE the sparkle! Four wonderful cards, Darnell! I hope you had fun with your friend, Verna. I don't know if life would be the same without my roller skates!

frommycraftroom said...

Such beautiful sparkly cards.
Bet your lunch date was a blast - no roller skating this time!

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous cards Darnell :-) all of them are fabulous! I love all of the glitter and sparkle :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge
Luv
Lols x x x

Nora N. said...

Oh I LOVE all these shiny cards!! They are fabulous!!! I think my favorite is the first with your emphasis on some of the snowflakes with color FABULOUS!

Anita in France said...

There's some splendid, serious sparkling going on here, Darnell ... such wonderful prettiness in all four! Hope you had a lovely time with Verna ... you take care on those roller skates! LYAMYMAHAHS! Big hugs & bisous, Anita :)

Bonnie said...

Not just schparkle but shimmer and shine too! Love Santa!

Bobby said...

Thanks for sharing your schparkling card with us at Addicted to CAS.

Karenladd said...

Loving all the sparkly goodness but yikes, that silver ornament design is AMAZING!! I love it's shiny simplicity!

Cat Craig said...

Wonderful array of cards Darnell, sparklie and festive each one.

Loll said...

Beautiful, sparkly cards Dolly!! xx

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Lynette said...

I love all your sparkle, Darnell! Love your words about Verna, too. They made me chuckle, which is always good.

Helen F. said...

Beautiful Christmas cards...lovin all that sparkle jazz :-)

Sheila H said...

Cool cards!

Greta said...

How wonderful you can see your 93 yr old friend. Missing my dad who was 93 when he died 8 yrs ago Christmas night. Loving all the sparkly cards, Darnell. That first one is my favorite--so elegant & love the little bit of color!

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LucieGCards said...

Beautiful sparkly card! Thanks for playing along with us at AAA Cards!

Ceal said...

wow you have been busy, beautiful cards. Thanks for joining both ATCAS and AAA Cards!