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September 15, 2012

CFC70 ~ A Zebra Bag

Good Morning!

The challenge this week at CASual Fridays is to use black and white and one color of our choice.

The generous sponsor is the fun Neat and Tangled Stamps.


It sounded like a fab handbag card was in order, so I made this:

Sadly, the photo doesn't do justice to the brightness and sparkle of the cord and the gem.  It's a classic little card I return to often because it's fun to make, it makes me happy to look at it, and it's fun to give away.
Everything makes me a little bit happy right now because I'm still having my mussels relaxed by artificial means.  Today I'm going to take half the doseage and see how I do.  Luckily for me and my crafting addiction, the most comfortable position is in a chair, at least for bits of time.  I know it is best if I move around now and then and when I do that, I do it with Ginger Lee. 
I have renewed empathy for my friends with chronic pain from backs or fronts, arthritis, or children.  Sorry.  It's the drugs.  Let's pretend we were playing that game where you pick what item does not belong in a sentence.  Of course, children is the answer.  Of course.
Enjoy making today a delightful day!   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:  Bazzill; PTI; DCWV
Stamp:  SU, unknown set
Ink:  PTI black
Black brads, unknown;
Fuschia brad: My Mind's Eye
Mizuhiki Cords


Di said...

Oh Darnell, I love this, handbags are my weakness given that sadly I can't wear all the pretty shoes I'd love to any longer! And your post made me sort of smile - it's such a horrid pain, bit like someone's got a red hot poker prodding at intervals. Ha though, 'eef you 'ave ze good pills make ze most of zem and try ze limbo dancing'. :)

'And perleese send ze leftover pills to zis following address'.........

Home again, home again - cloppity clop - sleeping in own bed tonight and already been playing in craft room. The worst bit of all was saying goodbye to Kay in NM - I whimpered all the way back to our hotel :(

Hugs, Di xx

Tracey McNeely said...

Your purse is awesome! I would love a purse just like that, but a bit bigger. ;)

Carol L said...

Now this is a cute little handbag with those animal stripes and bright red gemstone closing! NJ on the challenge!

Jenny said...

Well in Zebra skin this bag is a chic little number!! The perfect pop of pink too :0)
Thanks for getting crafty with us at CASual Fridays :0)
Jenny x

Sue from Oregon said...

Oh such a coincidence...went to a concert tonight and the lady in front of me and she had on a zebra print shirt...she would have loved a Zebra purse too. Get well soon !

Karen M said...

That handbag is so adorable - I love it! Fab card darnell:) Hugs x x

The-crafty-corner said...

I love this fun little card ! Ive been MIA from Blogland for a little while-sorry to read about your poor back-isn't back pain just pants ?-you just can't escape it can you ?,i hope it starts to ease very soon for you(keep tsking the meds-whatever hits the spot will do!)sending you hugs :) x

Redanne said...

Hi Darnell, sorry to be so late.. love the little handbag, so cute but perfect. Hope your back is easing a bit now, pain is so wearing...... Crafty hugs, Anne x

Vicky Hayes said...

I would send big hugs but I know that you'd just beat me off crying 'Ouch! Ouch!'. Seriously, hope that horrible pain fades very soon. Love that sassy handbag! Vicky x

Carole said...

Gosh I love reading your posts and the people that comment do too!
So cute and funky.
I made loads of purse cards too!
Purses are perfect for samples/scraps of exquisite paper, posted on my blog in July 15th- pretty purses and playing with scraps, if you care to have a peek. I was over visiting your past... blog posts. I was amazed at how long you've been blogging and the beautiful albums that you've made. Just because I'm relatively new to blogging and card making I think that's true for everyone. Nice past;)

Sally H said...

Poor you, Darnell. I know this Ginger Lee you speak of. He popped round here when I had my injections for Rwanda. Your Zebra print handbag is a stunner. I will bring you back a real zebra to match, and you can have the first ride in the playground. Maybe a jacuzzi in the playground would be a nice idea? those hot bubbles might help your back. Gentle hugs, Sally x

Christina said...

This is so adorable, Darnell! I love the pink gem and cord and zebra print. I'm so sorry about your back problems and hope the pain starts to ease soon!
Thanks for joining us again at CAS-ual Fridays!

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Hi Darnell, sorry to hear that you are in pain. Not fun. Love your purse card, great idea ! Take good care, Shirleyx

Jean said...

FUN, FUN, FUN ~ Absolutely perfect card for this challenge ~ love the strap and the bright gem!

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Darnell,

Glad the meds are working! I'm all too familiar with chronic pain so I totally understand.

Your card is GREAT! Very simple and elegant. I just love it. (And say, I have an outdoor table with that same pattern.)

Good luck with the challenge.


Bonnie said...

What a fun bag! Every gal ought to have one! Hope you're feeling better soon. I took muscle relaxers a couple of times. The first time they didn't do a bit of good. The second time I think I zoned out for a week. I remember taking them, but nothing else! I find that making cards and visiting cardmakers is great therapy!

Brandi said...

This would be a fun handbag to have! Cute card. Hope you get to feeling better soon.

Kim Heggins said...

Darnell, I am so sorry you are still having back problems...no fun at all. Your card is just adorable and I love the touch of the bling too. I have a thing for nice handbags, Kate Spade being my favorite and this would be one I would like to have too, just so stylish. Feel better soon!

Suze Bain said...

Hi Darnell, hope your achey breaky back is easing up a bit now. What a cute litle handbag and if you zoom in you can see the sparkle much better. Take care. xx

Karolyn at Paper Therapy said...

Oh my goodness - how fun would it be to own a zebra bag just like this in real life?! Darling! Hope you're feeling better! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays! We're so glad you did!

Anonymous said...

How cute and super trendy is that zebra little bag? I hope your muscles feel better soon!
Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays this week :)

Lisa A. said...

What a sweet card, Darnell!! LOVE your little handbag!! Sadly, I am not your typical woman...I have one purse and am happy to keep it forever, or until it falls apart:)!! Until you have experienced pain, you NEVER REALLY KNOW how it feels...hope you are feeling much better realllllly soon:)!! hugs!! Always wonderful having your cards in the gallery:)!!