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August 28, 2012

CR84FN61 ~ Color; Mojo Monday 256 ~ Sketch; Pixie's Crafty Snippets Challenge 35

Greetings Earthlings!

May we start today with a moment of silence to honor Neil Armstrong, 1930-2012.

I made a wee card today for the following delicious challenges, which I hope you will get a chance to play in, if you haven't already:

The CR84FN61 challenge this week is a color challenge of aqua, tan, and cream:

Photos courtesy of Embracelifephoto.com
And the Mojo Monday challenge this week is round or square.  The wonderful sketch is designed by the awesome Julee Tilman.

Shockingly, I climbed out of my box and made my shape OVAL!  (Is that even legal?)  It is a note card, but it still maintains the integrity of the sketch.

I made the background paper strips using a stamp I received in a grab bag with other stamps several years ago at a store swap meet.  It's a Celtic knot and it had its first inking!  It just perfectly fit the paper strips.  Which reminds me, snippets were harmed in the making of this card, so I can also go to the snippet playground and give my card to teacher Di!  If you use snippets, come and join us at the Pixie's Crafty Workshop!
I almost had a cat apostrophe with this card.  I was walking across the grass over to the glider to take my pictures where the sun was shining.  I dropped my card.  Face down.  In the grass wet with dew.  Phew! 

Seems like there was something else I was going to say, but I've got a list of chores that need doing that is stubbornly sitting right behind my eyeballs so, at this moment, I can't see anything else.  I hate it when that happens.  I might as well go get 'em done.
Enjoy your day!  (BTW, sister Diana made it safely to Orlando yesterday. That's a bigger "Phew!")  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:  PTI vintage cream, aqua mist,
  and fine linen
Stamps:  Celtic knot, unmarked; "With
  Love" 1994 Annette Allen Watkins,
Ink:  PTI aqua mist; SU crumb cake
  Sakura pens
Brads: unknown
Nesties scallop oval die


Redanne said...

Oh I love this Darnell, simple, classy, gorgeous colours and shape - I think it is legal, personally, hope they do too.

Very sad, he was an amazing man, not many will get the chance to do what he did in his lifetime...

Crafty hugs, Anne x

Bonnie said...

These colors are really pretty together. Wish I had time to play with them1 I love your scalloped ovals and those brads are just the ticket to finish it with pizzazz! Glad your sister has arrived safely.

Jessi Fogan said...

oval?! Totally illegal. Well, in 11 states, anyhow.
Love the pattern on the flags - really intricate! And YIKES on the dewy cat apostrophe. That was close!

Tracey McNeely said...

Excellent card Darnell, love those brads and the ovals? Awesome.

scrappymo! said...

Very pretty card! Love aqua and cream...so soft and relaxing looking.

Kim Heggins said...

Just so pretty, very sweet and feminine...and I don't think ovals are illegal if you use them in the month of August, you are safe by a few days. Great news on your sister too.

Kara Lynne said...

I gasped when I saw that shape, shocking! You better watch out for the shape police. I love the pattern that the Celtic knot design gives, it looks art deco.

Aileen said...

Very pretty. Love the soft colours and the oval shape. x

Craftychris said...

I was sad to hear about Neil Armstrong - what a life he had!

Your card is fabulous - I love the shape and the colours. xx

Craftychris said...

I forgot to say that I am so glad your Sister is safe! xx

Mrs A. said...

Good to climb outta the box once in a while evenif it is to see if its raining or not! Yep it is! Cats and dogs so staying put inside today. The weeds can wait.
Gotta stitch some cosies for all the eggs we are gonna have in the playground chicken coup. Hugs Mrs A.

Pauline said...

Love the sketch you used Darnell, fab textures and I love the shine on the sentiment.
Thanks for joining us at CR84FN this week!

Victoria said...

Get you, stepping out the box... I mean, oval....
Fab take on the sketch.

Mona Pendleton said...

What a sweet card! Love the little flower brad embellishments! Thanks for joining along with CR84FN :)

Di said...

Lovely card Darnell - really soft and gentle. I did laugh here - when I first read your post, I wondered how dropping the card on your cat could be a problem - mind racing ahead as usual! Di xx

Carol said...

Ooh what gorgeous snippets you have Darnell, love your little note card. Carol x

Sally H said...

two stunning snippet cards, Darnell. Love that colour combo

Sarn said...

LOVE your card. xxx