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March 29, 2012

ColourQ #130 and Freshly Made Sketches #28

It's night time and bed time for a lot of you and almost for me.  I had a full day today so I didn't get to crafting 'til after din-din.  I was thinking in my head, "Oh well, the day is almost over, I'll just do a cross-word puzzle ... but first I'll check a couple of my favorite challenges ... ."  And then, bam, cosmos, baby!  The card sort of makes itself.  I find it interesting that cosmos means:  "the universe seen as a well-ordered whole."  And "an ornamental plant of the daisy family with single or double dahlialike flowers."  You'll understand how that popped out of my fingers when you scroll down.  But, first, the criterior:

From ColourQ we have these delicious Springy, Eastery colors:

That is the coolest basket EVER!  How delightful would it be to pull that out of the dusty box in the closet or garage every Easter and pop those bright colors in your living room?!

So good, like that, what else?  Let's see what the Freshly Made Sketches sketch is:

Another fun sketch by Lesley.  I didn't have much time, I really promised and crossed-my-heart that I would make my Easter cards, but you know what would be great for both these challenges?  This:

The flowers behind are a bit distracting, so here is a close-up:

It's so cool to me that the very edges of the flower are the color of melon mambo!  And I hope the DT at ColourQ agrees that this dahlia is the color of Daffodil Delight.  It seemed like it to me anyhoo.  I took the photo at summer's end last year.  And if I stamp "Happy Easter" on the inside, there you go!


The kidlets have spring break from first grade for a week, so the kids took them to Florida to see the sights and Henry's godparents.  They have a dog named Duke.  Not the godparents, the kids and kidlets.  Duke has a dog-sitter lady.  Dog-sitter lady flaked on the kids at the last minute, day before the vacay.  The kennels were all full because of spring break.  We are the first names on the emergency response card and while I told my son never to use the word emergency in a phone call unless it had to do with the kidlets, not the dog, I can see where they were in a bit of an emergency.  Of course we took the granddog.  He's a sweetie and no trouble, although he will knee-cap you with that tail if you don't watch it.  He joined me for a while in the playhouse while I made my card:

Please enjoy ~ and, as always, thank you for stopping by.  Special thanks to you if you took the time to join as a follower or leave me a comment! 

Paper:  SU white, melon mambo,
  certainly celery
Accessories:  Turquoise brads,
  white thread

Note: This post contains words
  made up by me; they are not typos.


Linda Callahan said...

Beautiful flower - and the buttons add a great pop of color! And the hooray for dogsitting! He looks like a sweetheart!

Kara said...

what a cute little guy!! love your card..that flower is beautiful!! thanks so much for sharing your creation with us at the ColourQ!

Jen Mitchell said...

That is a spectacular flower! And it goes beautifully with both challenges! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches and colourQ!

Vicky Hayes said...

What a great way to use your flower photo Darnell! Happy dogsitting!

Tracey McNeely said...

Stunning Darnell, love that flower photo. Gorgeous.

Sylvia said...

Beautiful card, Darnell, love the gorgeous flower! thanks for joining us again this week for the ColourQ challenge.

Bonnie said...

What a gorgeous photo of that Dahlia! It's a beauty! Have fun with Duke!

LeAnne said...

Gorgeous way to highlight your photo! Thanks for playing with the ColourQ this week!