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!

December 24, 2012

Wishing You Merry Christmas Happy Holly-Days! CFC #83 ~ We're Dashing Through The Holidays w/ 10-Minute Craft Dash #9

That's a Lotta Title!
And here, made especially for you, my online friend, is your Christmas card from me:

Just this once, I've put my card first, in case you only have a second . . .
It's made from really beautiful glossy card stock.  It looks quite like a decorated cake in real life and it's hard not to eat it with a spoon.
It took me eight minutes to make it, but only because I'm a little slow.  So I'm entering a challenge that is new to me, that I heard about through a challenge that's a favorite of mine.
That makes it a two-for-one challenge and you can't beat that when your rushing around doing ... oh, I can't fool you and pretend I'm rushing around.  The truth is I'm doing absolutely nothing but crafting in my Playhouse.  Soon we will leave to spend Christmas Eve eating and drinking and engaging in joviality at Mister's sister's and then the whole thing will be repeated on Christmas Day at the House of Twins.
So I have it made!  I'm the most blessed gurl in the wurld!
Here are the links for the challenge details:
CAS-ual Fridays (CFC83) ~ Dashing Thru The Holidays
10 Minute Craft Dash #9 ~ Holiday Theme
So, listen, both of these challenges are running extra trains so you have days and days left to play along.  I know you can find a spare ten minutes to join the fun!  Unless you are away at Aunt Edmar's and Uncle Flip's where you're having a different, but nevertheless, fun kind of fun!
Enjoy your holly-day!   No, seriously, enjoy your holly-day!!
As always, special thanks to all of you who have joined my little party as followers or subscribers and who consistently come by the Playhouse to visit and leave me love and support.  I appreciate you so much!
Mwah!  Merry Kissmas!!

Paper:  unknown glossy and
  handmade textured green
Stamp:  Cas-ual Friday Stamps,
  "Merry Kiss-Mas"
Ink:  SU! Real Red
Ribbon:  SU! Real Red
Die:   Christmas Holly
Jingle bells:  Darice, Inc.
Aileen's glue and pop dots


stampwithsandy said...

Happy Holly Days, Darnell! Thanks for the beautiful 8 minute card!

Mynn xx said...

Hello, dear friend! What a fabulous card!!! LOVE the use of the embellishments to create such a fabulous "gift card". ;) Merry Christmas to you and yours and a happy New Year! :)

Mrs A. said...

Eight minutes!!!! Takes me that to just take the lid off the stash box. lol . Have a super Chritmas and see you back in the playground in the New year. Hugs Mrs A.

Emily Keaton said...

Darnell, this is the perfect 10-minute (I mean 8-minute) creation! It looks just like a pretty Christmas package all ready to be opened. I hope you are enjoying your Holly-day. Merry Christmas!

Anonymous said...

I LOVE this card. It's a perfect CAS card. Hope you had a wonderful holiday with your family, Darnell

Carol L said...

Thank you for the lovely card gift! Tis beautiful! I hope you're enjoying a splendid Christmas celebration!

Jeanne H said...

What a great card!
Merry, Merry Christmas to you. I really appreciate your blog and your funny statements! Hugs,

Carol Cel said...

What a great card!!! So cute - I can taste the peppermint from here!
Hope you had a great holiday.

Carole said...

Oh so sweet and tasty. You sure are a blessed gurl. May the blessings continue.

Geri said...

Thank you so much for the beautiful card! I have snuck away from the company just to pass on a hello and to say that I hope you are happily creating new Christmas memories with your family and friends. We sure are here - love it (although it is -42C with the wind chill - brrrrr)

Paulina said...

This card is so sweet. I love that striped ribbon and those little tiny bells- that was an adorable touch!

Thank you for joining in the 10 Minute Craft Dash. I hope you'll be able to join in my challenge again next year!

~ Ali Robertson ~ said...

This is stunning! Love everything about this creation

Ali x

Angie Tieman said...

What an awesome and creative card!! I love how it looks like a package! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

Karen B. said...

This card does look like one could eat it, it is absolute perfection! Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!

Kelly Griglione said...

Yipeee!! So excited to see your mention at CAS-ual Fridays, Darnell, congrats!! Love your twill and bells on this fab card!

Meghan said...

So perfectly clean and simple. Love the red and white theme! Congrats on making "contender" status for this card. So worthy!

donna mikasa said...

Congrats on your shout out at CASual Fridays! Your card is adorable!

Mynn xx said...


Kim Heggins said...

Darnell, congratulations on your shout out from CAS-ual Fridays! So exciting....

Harriet Skelly said...

Darnell congrats on the Cas-ual Friday shout out!! That is so cool!

Lyndal said...

HUGE Congrats on your Shout Out Darnell!
Hope you and your family had a FAB Christmas & the Happiest of New Years!