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December 4, 2012

LIM96; SCS CCC12; PIXIE'S49 ~ December Birthday

Hello Friends!
I'm back at work three days this week.  Part of the time I am being trained on new upgrades to our office computer software.  Knowing the condition of my memory, I'll just let you have a good laugh about that.  I found that the key is to nod my head whenever the teacher looks at me.  I have perfected that illusive "all-knowing" look!   Sssh.

I have one anniversary card and several birthday cards to make in December, including a card for one of my sisters, and cards for the twins who will turn eight on the 20th!  Swoosh!
Today's card is for a dear friend who loves riding her bicycle ~ miles and miles!  And she runs and she makes cards and she quilts and she's a busy wife, mom, and grandmom.  Lawsy, I had to sit back in my chair and take a breath for a minute after typing all that!
I am playing with these challenges:
 It is a colour week at Less is More where Chrissie and Jen have chosen RED and GREEN, appropopo.  Please join in ~ there is a new sponsor for you to check out, too!
My Mum's Craft Shop
 I'm linking up again over at Splitcoast Stampers in the thread for Holiday Cards for 2012, but I'm not sure my card is strictly legal.  It isn't, technically, a holiday card, but my stinking is that it would be super cute with the sediment "Happy Holidays" in place of "Happy Birthday," and the bike basket does contain masked and unmasked Christmas pointia setias, which means it's still a holiday-inspired card.  Sort of.
 And last, by not least, I think my impish snippets-using girlfriends across the pond at Pixie's Crafty Workshop will get a kick out of my polky-dotty bikey!  Before mulling over the wine, I'll make another one from another snippet and everyone can take turns going for a spin.  I think a red one this time.  And maybe one of the girls knows how to do a handstand on the handlebars, which would be a swell number for the concert for the geezers!
Have a look.  (Another cloudy day here.)
I think my friend will really like this one.


On my last post, I forgot to thank the kind ladies at The Play Date Cafe for the creamy shoutout for my ribbon card last week.  I am very appreciative of the honor!! 

Enjoy your day!   No, seriously, enjoy your day.   Next thing you know, you'll turn around and have grandkids eight years old!

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!
 An oldie but goodie from Pinterest  
Dear Santa
Paper:  PTI white; SU? green 
Stamps:  SU! "Party This Way";
  Rubber Stamp Tapestry poinsettia
Ink:  PTI new leaf; SU! real red
Die:  Memory Box, "Brand New
Twine:  doodlebug design inc.
Corner Chomper


Tracey McNeely said...

Busy busy card maker. Love your bicycle card Darnell I think your friend will like it for sure. Read through your post and then the quote at the end had me laughing!!!!! You funny lady!

Redanne said...

Loving the green polka dot bike and the poinsettia should qualify you for a holiday card........ That joke at the end is so perfect for me, Santa keeps getting it wrong for me too! Hugs, Anne x

Geri said...

Perfectly clean & simple and fun! The pointsettia is definitely a shoo-in for the Christmas category.

Love the matching baker's twine....and that green polka dot bike - Yummy!

I know the 'look'....I practise mine in the mirror nightly because I never know when I might be called upon to attend any type of learning session!

Craftychris said...

I love the card, that bike is so cute and the poinsettias look fab in the basket. The letter to Santa suits me so well and made me smile! xx

shirley-bee said...

I've never seen a polka dot bike before, but I love this one! Fab card, I'm sure your friend will love it!

Unknown said...

What a sunny, cheerful card! Your friend is certain to love it!

Bonnie said...

Love this polka dot bike and it does look very holidayish with the poinsettias in the basket!

Bonnie said...

I don't know how I forgot, (well I do, but I don't want to admit it) but congratulations on your shout out at Play Date Cafe! That card is a beauty!

Fiona said...

Fabbo card Darnell, love the clever masking of the pointsettia's. I rode 5 miles on my bike today, sadly I don't run or make quilts tho'!

Carol L said...

I completely forgot what I was going to comment about after reading the Dear Santa letter! LMAO!! You're too too funny :)

scrappymo! said...

I think green polka dots and poinsettia's are Christmas themed...but what do I know!

This is a great card. I like the whimsy of a bicycle card!

Di said...

Oh no! Just catching up on blog hopping here after a whole day stuck here printing, cutting and sticking inserts into Christmas cards - and lookee who made a bicyclce card (and also for LIM too)!! Amaaaazing and really spooky too. Yours is tons better than mine and also there's no room left on mine to sit let alone do a handstand.

Laughed at the Dear Santa letter and am now off to bed to quietly cry myself to sleep - can't believe how we both chose two wheelers :(

Hugs, Di xx

Angela said...

Just love this card! It's perfect. I have not seen this MB die and I really need this in my stash.

Jean said...

Oh this one is surely another winner ~ LOVE the die and poinsettias in the basket ~ and the entire die cut is sticking to the card ~ amazing! Congratulations on being chosen at Play Date for the cream in their coffee!

Chrissie said...

Just love that spotty bike Darnell!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"
Good luck with all that computer stuff!

Michelle said...

I absolutely love this card, Darnell! The spotty bike and the bright poinsettias are perfect.

stampwithsandy said...

Love your polka dot bikey, Darnell, and the gorgeous layered poinsettias.

Kelly Griglione said...

Darnell, I LOVE your polka-dotted bike with the poinsettias in the basket!! So perfect for December birthdays (my friend was born on the 28th and she hates having anything Christmas on her birthday, but this would be just right.) And belated congrats on your PDCC shout out last week!!!!

Anonymous said...

Fabulous dotty bicyle, so fresh and CAS, and perfect for a December birthday ... and I love the poinsettias! Congratulations on the creamy award for your luscious ribbon card! Anita :)

Hettie said...

Love that card! The colours and design are gorgeous.
Love that Letter to Santa too!

Kim S said...

It is WONDERFUL!! The poinsettias in the basket are an inspired touch!!

Jen Nelson said...

fabulous card darnell and thank you for your wonderful comments on my cards

Thanks for joining us this week

Jen xx
"Less Is More"

Sarn said...

A joyous post, as ever! Loving the bike card. xxx

Linda said...

Love this card Darnell. Clever idea putting the poinsettias in the basket. xx

Kim Heggins said...

Just too cute...what an adorable bicycle! I think if I had one that cute I might just hop on it and take a ride. I love anything with polka dots, and that basket of poinsettias, just so festive! Love the quote too, just too funny!