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!

June 9, 2012

CFC56~Sweet Spot; Clean & Simple 194~Sketch; Pixie's Crafty Workshop 24~Snippets! I Say! Three?!

I hope you are all having a glorious Saturday!

I can hardly type if I look over at my card sitting next to me on my desk.  I'm not even going to try and amuse you with a story today because I cannot, this time, outdo how much my card, alone, amuses me and, I hope, you. 

It also, as you can imagine, greatly amuses me that I have somehow managed to make it fit THREE challenges!  I may have done this once before, or I may have only dreamt about it.  Perhaps I got concussed yesterday, in a good way!! 

So without further adieu, here are the three challenges:


CFC56: Create a Clean And Simple project using polka dots.  Linkie

CFC stands for CAS-ual Fridays.  This week's inspiration parade was filled with designs using stamps provided by this amazing sponsor!


Clean & Simple #194 Sketch.  Linkie

This is my first time playing with Clean & Simple!


And last, but not least, is Pixie's Crafty Snippets Workshop challenge 24.  This is also my first time on the "playground" with Di and her friends.  I found her through Victoria, who is a loyal friend and follower.  If I understand it correctly, it's a challenge to use up those mountainous bits and pieces of paper.  If I'm wrong, someone please correct me and I will leave the playground immediately.  (It won't be the first time!)

Okay, so here is my card using the sketch and polka dots and snippets:

If there is a paper piecing challenge out there somewhere, I could enter in it as well!  I'd have to take to my bed if I managed FOUR challenges! 

But, seriously, did you not laugh out loud at this measley baby?!  I love it to pieces!  (A pun, too?!)  I say "it" because I can't decide if it's a boy or a girl baby. 

The hair looks so fine and feathery because hahaha I had a feather in my drawer to use Someday on a card and I just snipped off the finest feathers for the baby's hair. 

I'm framing this for my desk as an instant pick-me-up.  I should mass-produce it for all my friends.  Oh, my!

I have two new followers to introduce to you this morning.  Please welcome Ivanka of Ivanka's Card Studio and the aforementioned Diana of Pixie's Crafty Workshop.  It's an honor to have you ladies!

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

Paper: SU whisper white; all others DCVW
  polka dot papers and pieces
Stamps:  Mo Manning, "Spit Happens"; sentiment
  from PTI "Glory Be"
Ink:  PTI black
Hair from found feather


Redanne said...

I was not sure what to expect ad the beginning of your post but yes, I did laugh out loud, it is sooo funny. I remember those days only too well though..........A x

Allisa said...

LOL, love your card.......really love that hair!

Mrs A. said...

Goodness me a super card. Still laughing!. Wlcome to the playground. We can swap beads if you like. Hugs mrs a.

Ardyth said...

You'll have to pick me up off the ground - the spots, the hair, the eyes! I'm killing myself laughing. And yet there is an occasion where this card would be completely appropriate and that's what just gets me!

Unknown said...

Hi Darnell,
Well honesty time here - I found it a bit creepy lol.

Darnell said...

It's okay, Elaine! I think the close-up on the computer looks a bit creepy, too. But in real life, it's as cute as a button, and so goofy, it's hysterically funny! At least to me!

Victoria said...

Even the bunny rabbit has measles too! Oh dear! Absolutely love the feathers as tufts of hair!!

Mary Jo said...

This is so darned funny and cute! We may be showing our age as kids nowadays don't have a clue about getting measles. lol Since you mentioned it, there is a paper piecing challenge over at DYSU that you could enter this in. Come on over and play!

Sarn said...

Great use of paper piecing to use up your snippets.

Nice to see you in the Snippet Playground, there's lots to have a go on. Come and join me on the roundabout!

Sarn xx

Bonnie said...

Fantastic and fun, Darnell! I especially love the feathery hair!

Kara Lynne said...

Could not stop laughing!!! That is a winner in my book, oh so clever!

Andria said...

SPOTACULAR - absolutely fabulous card, love it, very funny :).

Jenny said...

Well this is a hilarious take on the challenge, I can see why it amuses you!! He definitely needs the doctor :0)
Thanks for joining in the fun at CASual Fridays this week :0)
Jenny x

Lynn said...

Oh dear, that really is a bad attack of spots, lol. So cute though. Lynn x

Di said...

Hi Darnell and welcome to the snippets playground. I'm back home and finally commenting - I did grin when I saw this super card! Really clever paper piecing - do we send over some calamine lotion? :)

Di xx

Virginia L. said...

You card totally makes me smile, Darnell! I can see it hanging in my hubby's medical office's waiting room! Totally cute! So glad that you join the fun with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Virginia L. said...

I think it will be perfect to say underneath the card: "Have you got your Measles shots?"

Anonymous said...

Hehe, so clever! That measly baby is adorable! Thanks for playing this week at CAS-ual Friday! P.S...if you don't mind be asking, what are the dimensions of your crafting playhouse?

Suzanne said...

Darnell, each and every week you've totally wowed me with out of the box thinking that makes me smile. You're so clever! I love this! Thank you for playing along at CAS-uals Fridays this week!! Have a great weekend! Suzanne

Amanda said...

This certainly made me smile, love the hair too looks kinda wild and fluffy lol. Hugs, Amanda x

MaryH said...

Oh so cute! I had to smile when I saw this little spotted dude. Clever use of paper piecing, and love the hair! Well done!!!

Hettie said...

Brilliant card there. Very funny and love the hair!
Welcome to the Playground. I am over on the roundabout if you want to join me! Look for the one with chicken wellies!!