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. Note: my Privacy Policy can be found at a tab below and you can find my NBUS Challenge online. I hope you'll join in the fun there! Thanks for coming by! Have a beverage and enjoy!

April 21, 2012

The Play Date Cafe PDCC 128

It's a Sunny Saturday!  In fact, it's going to hit 92 Blazing Hot degrees here in Northern California!  Last week we had the heat on.  The utility companies love this year's impish Mother Nature!

I am once again glabberfasted by those of you who can combine challenges and make a card.  Last night I tried to combine this challenge with another challenge, but they did not want to make friends.  I had to let it go, which wasn't too hard, because I kind of like giving each card one focus.  My cards are like me, single-focused. 

The Play Date Cafe challenge is to use these popular colors:

These bright colors again transport me back to the early years of my marriage, which is a happy place to reflect back on.  I made this fun vintage stylin' card:

I want to give a shout-out to  Donna Bowman on being selected a Private Blend Designer for The Play Date Cafe!  I'm looking forward to Donna's inspirations, starting in May.  If you get a chance, click over and join in the congratulations!

When I was taking the photo of my card, I happened to notice this:

and looked up and saw this:

You can just see the strands of nesting material sticking out.  It wasn't there yesterday, so I'm going to leave it alone for a couple of days before I climb up and have a peek.  I'm actually a little leery to even look and get attached to the process.  Last year I had a nest in my hanging fern:

(It started out with the three blue eggs, then the next day, a new renter moved in!)

I was beyond excited for about four more days.  On the fifth day, I came home to find the nest on the deck and broken eggs all over the place.  One of the beloved neighborhood squirrels had, well, done what squirrels do.  I had to accept that's the way of things, but I didn't like it.  If this year's nest isn't raided, I'll let you know.

Please enjoy ~ and, as always, thank you for stopping by.   Special thanks to you if you take the time to join as a follower or leave me a comment!
Paper:  SU Tangerine Tango;
  Stampland glossy white
Stamps:  Hero Arts E2787 Evening Dress;
  All Night Media 501D01
Ink:  Marvy pad and markers
Accessories:  Melon Mambo ribbon;
  fun dimensional unknown; pop dots


Redanne said...

Love the card Darnell, gorgeous summery colours. I don't envy you that heat but it is better than cold and rain that we have in the UK. Great photo of those eggs.

Kim Heggins said...

Darnell, such a beautiful card and I just love those bright colors, so bright and festive and goes well with the heat. I too live in Northern California, the San Francisco Bay Area...We are so loving this beautiful weather and spent the day in San Francisco. So sorry to hear about your eggs and the squirrel, so sad but I guess that is nature too. Again, fabulous card as always!

Karen M said...

Your card is really pretty, these two colours look so nice together! I hope your eggs stay safe! Hugs x x

May said...

Beautiful card, love the colours... so sad about the little eggs, like you say we have to accept nature sometimes for what it is... Hugs May x x x

CraftygasheadZo said...

I love those colours! Aw that's a shame about the nest, but yes it's the way of the world sadly. Zo xx

Alicia said...

Oh my goodnes. love the card! That dress is fabulous. Thanks for sharing with us at The Play Date Cafe. :)

Bonnie said...

I remember those bright colors. Back in those days my favorite colors were bright yellow and orange! This is a very pretty dress with shoes to match. How fun!

Victoria said...

Bold and beautiful!

Stacy said...

What a fun card, thanks for hanging with us at The Play Date Cafe!

Donna B. said...

Lovely card! I really like those stamps! Sorry to hear about the fate of the nest.

Jen W. said...

I don't know what's more fun - your fabulous card or all the exciting goings-on in your garden!

Sandy said...

We had blue wrens nest in our wisteria was so lovely hearing the little babies calling out for food. Hope they hatch :)