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!

March 7, 2013

MoJo In Quadruple MoTion

You can tell how much I hate packing and how much I'm going to miss my little sanctuary when I tell you that this afternoon I snuck in some time to make a card which I managed to make fit FOUR challenges!  What?!  I would wait and post it tomorrow, but time is running out over at LIM and I'm not very good at math and the card is made, so why take chances?

Here they are, in alpha order:
ABC Challenges, where the theme is "Anything Goes!"  We love those!  ABC stands for All Beautiful Cards (aw, love that, too) and the site is hosted by the talented Patty Gorka and supported by an amazing Design Team.

Hero Arts March Contest, where you have lots of options and lots of time! The details are on their site.

Less Is More (LIM), where for Week 109, the funtastic Design Team of Ms. Chrissie and Ms. Jen have presented us with a very challenging color scheme:
donut dreams
After fourteen trips to the bakery and a 14-pound increase in my weight, I finally was able to overlook the dough-doughs and concentrate on the colors!
... and ... 
Retrosketches #53, where there are coffee stains to go along with the dough-doughs on this schweet sketch by Arielle:
There is an amazing Design Team at Retrosketches, too! 

With Easter fast approaching, here's what I made:
In my head my card is covered with polka dot sprinkles!  Num-num, I hope you like it.
Oh, look!  Before you go, we have a new friend at the door!  Please help me welcome Karin of Karrootje.  Karin has a lot of talent on her site, free for the looking!  Thank you, Karin ~ we are all happy to have you join the party!
Enjoy your day! No, seriously, enjoy! LITS*!

Thank you so much for stopping by. Special thanks to you if you take the time to leave a comment or join as a follower!
*Life Is Too Short!
Paper:  All SU!
Stamp:  Hero Arts "Little Happy Easter" A2152
Ink:  SU! Pixie Pink
Dies:  Lil' Inker Stitched Mat Rectangles;
  PTI Egg and fish-tail banners


Joyce said...

This is a fun and beautiful easter card. And, you continue to crack me up. So, all is good.

Tenia Nelson said...

Very cute!!!!

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

So sweet,

Congratulations on International Women's Day

Hugs Tamara

Sue said...

Fabulous card, I love the colours and great use of the sketch.
sue xx

Aileen said...

Love all your polka dots. Phew that's a lot of challenges! x

Redanne said...

Love the way you used the sketch to make your gorgeous spotty card Darnell, it is fabulous! I am going to really miss my daily 'fix' of fun when you are away but hope all goes well with your Sisters. Take care my friend! Big Hugs, Annie xx

Sian Ridley said...

Wow, I'm impressed! I can barely make a card fit two challenges, let alone four! This card looks good enough to eat! ;)
I hope you have a wonderful trip and I look forward to you getting back into your craft room! :)

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Gorgeous card Darnell!


Patty Gorka said...

I'm so glad you played along with us this week! I love the Easter Eggs, what a cute idea and great mix of polka dot papers! You did a wonderful job with the sketch and color combo too!

Thanks for playing along over at ABC Challenges :)

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is so sweet, Darnell! Great job combining all of the challenges!

Emily Keaton said...

I can see why that donut photo had you distracted, Darnell! It has me drooling too ;-). Your card is super sweet :-) Congrats on all those challenges!

Sue said...

A fab Easter card, Darnell, love the polka dots and it's a great use of the sketch. Thank you for visiting my blog and your sweet comment. Sue x

Kristie Goulet said...

I love reading your posts, I am always smiling all the way through them. Great card! Love all the polka dots!!!

Geri said...

Wow! SPOT on dear girl! You know that I felt the same way when we went away on our holiday...I could hardly wait to get back to my craft room!

FOUR challenges, one card - that is like being able to put all your clothes into one suitcase! This card really is a perfect fit for every challenge - cute as a bug's ear, pretty as posey and yummy as candy sprinkles!

Unknown said...

Wow Dippy your mojo is definitely moving with the MoTion! Four challenges with one gorgeous pink chocolately confection. I think you're panicing about leaving your playhouse.....we're going to miss you so don't you dare be gone too long - what is Mister going to do without you???


Karendipity xxx

Chrissie said...

Polka dot sprinkles indeed... yum!
Super card Darnell!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Bobby said...

Your card is a great take on the sketch. I understand about missing your sanctuary since I've been away from mine for 2 months but what's worse is we will be missing you. Have a safe trip and good visit.

Carol L said...

Way to rock those challenges into one great card! I love those polka dot eggs! Have a great trip!!

April said...

Such a cute card. It's great that you can use it for 4 challenges. :-)

JD/ Jill said...

Pretty card! Way to go with 4 challenges! I think the most I have ever done at one time is three! You will be missed!

Vicky Hayes said...

So impressed with combining FOUR challenges Darnell and now you come to mention it, your card IS covered in sprinkles - it looks delicious! Wishing you a safe journey and best wishes with the home-staging (if you get round to the packing that is...) Vicky x

PS Thanks for letting me know about my win - so exciting!

Suzanne said...

Darnell, you just make me laugh! I love it.

Anonymous said...

Yummmm ... spinkles, and are those chocolatey chocolate eggs (just wrapped in polka dots) ... a delicious confection, Darnell!

Safe journey, happy staying ... missing you already! Anita :)

Craftychris said...

Gorgeous Easter card, I love the colours and I want a cake! xx

Mrs A. said...

I need to sit down for a bit as I have spots before my eyes!!!
Great card with lovely colours. Hugs Mrs A.

Bonnie said...

Look at you getting in all these challenges with this lovely Easter card!

Kelly Griglione said...

It's so dot-a-rific! Way to go on smashing 4 challenges together, Darnell! I think that should be a challenge somewhere. Go find 4 challenges and make a card.

Anonymous said...

Such a cutie, I love your spotted bunnies I do hope its not contagious though. Clever you to manage to combine so beautifully four challenges, way to go girl !


Rosie Gustafson said...

Very sweet card. Thank you for joining us at ABC Challenges. Please join us again next week. Xx Rosie