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January 22, 2020

Sunshine and Mojo!

Hello Stamplings!

I figured out where my Mojo has been ... its been hiding behind the clouds! I think I'm one of those people who gets a little down when the skies are gray day after day because when the sun comes back out, man, I'm a new woman! Is that a "thing," or is everyone like that? 

Mr. Sun was only out for the morning, but I grabbed it and as a result of my burst of engerny, I have a Threefer! And a flavor to ask you at the end, so here we go!

Onefer
I feel a little silly admitting this, but this was my first time doing a partial die cut! I've seen the technique around for ages, but in my head I always made it more complicated than it is. Silly. It's so easy!

I Washi-taped my Spellbinder heart dies and ran the card through to cut only half the hearts. Then I taped the dies back over the hearts and masked everything but the hearts. Inside the dies I sprinkled and spritzed Lindy Magicals until I was happy with it. Then I had Hammy run around in some watered down Delicata gold ink and then jump around the hearts to gild them. So pretty. And the hearts look good, too, all shimmery. 

A sheet of golden heart vellum paper and a gold embossed sediment from GKW and we're on to the next one. (Sorry about the gray tones of the photo where it should be bright white. The camera was having all kinds of exposure issues with the sun hitting the vellum.)

Challenges
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Twofer
This turned out so cool. I don't often say it, but I felt like The Bomb Dot Com with this design! 😃 My NBUS stencil is from Neat & Tangled. I'm sorry there is no name on the package. I blended broken china (I didn't use my grandmother's pieces) and some wilted violets over the stencil. 

Then I cut a PTI tag out of the center and again out of four layers of aqua card stock before replacing all the tags in the center. I added a creative twine bow by taping the two different colors of twine to the back of the stack of tags. I tied them in a knot and then brought the two ends through to the front where I tied another knot and then tied the bow. The peace sediment is from Winnie & Walter. Shazambam!

Challenges

Threefer
This OLC was also fun and easy. The MFT polar bear was stamped and clear-embossed and his scarf and stocking cap were colored with my watercolor Ziggies in cool wintry colors. The BRRRR sediment is from the same MFT set. The pine bough was stamped in green and clear-embossed. Then I masked off the bear and 2/3rds of the card front and lightly brushed on blue ink for a sky background.

The snow? Well. I wasn't sure if this would work, but you know Pixie Spray glue that you use to tack your stencils down? With my masks in place, I lightly sprayed Pixie and then I sprinkled on some Martha Stewart coarse glitter and it stuck! It is so schparkly in real life, you can't believe it! It's not perfect; a few glits trickle off when it's handled, but not so many that you're annoyed. (I'll let you know if I come back and look at this again in a week and all the snow has fallen off!)

Challenges
For your blog
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RAK

One last thing. A lot of you may have seen this story on your local news, but in case you haven't: There is a sweet gentleman who is 104 years young and a Marine Corps veteran of World War II (not many of them left) who has put out a wish to receive Valentines. You can read the story here: TIME article. If you distrust links and you'd like to help make his wish come true, here is his address information:

Operation Valentine
ATTN: Hold for Maj Bill White, USMC (Ret)
The Oaks at Inglewood
6725 Inglewood Ave.
Stockton, CA 95207

I hope a lot of you will take a few minutes to send a card, even if it's not handmade. Thank you! And thanks to Sue Lelli for bringing this to my attention!💋

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81 comments:

Babs said...

Your cards are beautiful I love your heart card it’s gorgeous, the pink and gold look so good together and what a fab technique, I havnt tried it myself but I must give it ago . How sweet for the x marine guy I hope his wish for all the valentine cards come true for him.
Babs x

Sue said...

Hi Darnell, Lovely cards.

I get SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) and use a SAD lamp to try and lift my mood on the xdreary days.

Hope you have a loverly day. Sue

Kath said...

Fabulous cards Darnell. I also hate dull grey days, especially the grey, very wet days we've had over the last couple of weeks. This week has been frosty, cold and sunny - much, much better!
Kath x

Kathyk said...

Lovely makes from you, particularly loving the brusho's and bear!!! I'm with you about feeling more creative in the sunshine!

Happy Wednesday .... we have FOG today!

Kathyk

Tina Z. said...

Yes, I think we all love sunshine, the fog is just killing our mood. We had a total fog for two weeks in December but now it is better, cold and mostly sunny so we are going out with our kids a lot. I love your cards, especially gold hearts and the sparkling bear, wow.
Crafty hugs xx

Sandra H said...

So beautiful again are you cards Darnell so meaningful too! Regarding the sunshine Darnell you might have a touch of (SAD) Seasonal Affective Disorder can happen to us us we have a lot of fog at the moment just grab as much of that sun 🌞 when you can sending lots of love xx

Sue VanDeVusse said...

I am so glad that the sun came out and sparked your mojo to create these three awesome cards! Those hearts are stunning using the colors from our challenge and I love how you did the partial die cutting with them. The gold touches look amazing. Thanks so much for playing along with us at JUGS!

Chris said...

That burst of sunshine certainly lit up your mojo Darnell, what a fabulous trio of CAS cards, particularly loving the bear!
Wishing you bright sunny days!
xx

Stampin with Liz Design said...

These cards are gorgeous! Love the cute polar bear! Thanks for playing along with us at CAS on Friday! Crafty hugs Linda

Carol L said...

Oh my, what a great three-fer! I'm blown away by the perfect alignment of that stenciled tag in card #2! Love the hearts and chilly polar bear card and I'm sure the sparkle looks great IRL. I too fall into a slump in cloudy, dreary weather and can't seem to find any inspiration to create! As for Maj White, I sent him a valentine several days ago when I first read about his hobby of scrapbooking cards he receives! What an incredible story about one of our heroes who is 104 years young!

Em Louise Fairley said...

Gorgeous cards, as always, Darnell xoxo

Susan Joyce said...

Three gorgeous cards Darnell, love the heart card, the colours are so pretty with the gold accents. Thanks for Joining the CAS challenges this month.

Julia Dunnit said...

Major White will be getting a card from me, how marvellous he is, thank you for the address. I love the cards, the peace card is a stroke of genius missus, I had to keep going back to it! I also like the effect of the Lindy thingies on the hearts, I’ve got something similar but as they aren’t in my line of vision, I’ve forgotten to play with them, lovely reminder!

Pat said...

Three gorgeous makes Darnell. I love your partially cut hearts and the Magicals and added bits of gold make them so sparkly, then the beautiful blue and purple inked stencil looks great cut into a tag shape in the centre and tbe way you have layered it up gives great dimension, then the cute bear on the last one layer make and made so pretty and sparkly with the glitter. I definitely think the sun lifts your mood. We have had several bright days and now we are back to the grey gloom today. Even if it is cold it is much nicer to have blue sky and sun. x

Donna said...

These are all just stunning! You should enter our challenge at The House That Stamps Built.

Jane Willis said...

What gorgeous cards, that polar bear is adorable and the snow looks great, hope the experiment turns out to be a long term success.
Popping my CAS Christmas DT hat on for a minute, that tag card has WOW factor by the shedload! Is that ombré twine you used or have you secretly joined to colours together somewhere round the back of the tag? If it's ombré I *need* to know where to buy it!

Cat Craig said...

He's already on my list. Loving your threefer and so glad the sun came out for you. Fabulous cards. Love those colors in your partial die cut, the stencil card is definitely bomb dot com and I love that bear with the pine bough! Ya rocked em all for sure.

Birgit said...

I love all these cards. The hearts are so pretty and love those gold flecks. I really love that polar bear card that is so minimal but perfect especially with the. Right colours used. I have seen the vet on tv and I am so happy you placed the address here because I will send one to him

Marcia Hill said...

Three wonderful cards Darnell! Your heart card is so pretty and YAY for trying the partial die cutting! I think we're our own worst enemies when it comes to trying something new that we "think" will be hard! Your stenciled card is so cool too...LOVE how you die cut the center and replaced it with a few more for dimension! And of course your COOL water colored card is my favorite, because, well, I just LOVE that MFT bear! (It's that kinda blank expression on his face that just cracks me up!!) And I love your idea of using the Pixie Spray to hold on your glitter...I'll be anxious to hear if it's all still sticking next week! I have copied down the address and will be happy to send out a Valentine card to Maj. Bill White...it will make my SIL who was a Marine happy that I have done this too! And as far as sunshine goes, the weatherman last night said here in our area of West Michigan we have only seen 2 1/2 hours total of sunshine in the last 21 days...so if you've got any extra, PLEASE send it our way as I could definitely use some! Always makes me feel energized too! :0)

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Wow! Such cool cards!! All three are really beautiful and creative! Love especially the sweetest: the first and the last ones :D but I'm also so impressed by the optical look of the middle one, it's stunning and just PERFECT!!
Hugs

Brenda in IN said...

I'm not sure I can do the partial die cutting but maybe today I could try it. Yours came out great and Hammy sure jazzed it up. I'm glad to hear grandma's china is still intact, that is something you want to save for sure. Using ink instead made a lovely card and the stencil is awesome. I know how the bear feels as it is still a bit cold here but he should be warm with his gorgeous scarf and hat. I will be happy to send Bill a Valentine, especially since my Bill was a Marine too.

Daffodil Cards said...

Well! for someone with mojo lacking you have produced a set of cards that are just outstanding (not in the field). Love every single one.
I'll send a card, and I am thinking of my Uncle who was a POW on the Burma Railway, while sending it.
Faith x

Julia Aston said...

Wonderful cards and techniques here sis! I have only done partial die cutting once and I too feel like it would be too hard to figure out again! I'll have to give it a go - love that stencil you used and the glittery snow falling on the polar bear! thanks for sharing with us at CAS Stencil and CAS watercolour! I'm also putting a card in the mail to Major Bill today! thanks for sharing that information about him! xx

Jane said...

Yes I'm with you and feel brighter and sparkier when the sun shines. Must have been one of those sunny but chilly days on your bear card, the snow is definitely sparkling! Thanks for playing at AAA Cards, hope to see you join in with future challenges too.

Carol H. said...

Love all of your cards! And look at you--two Christmas cards already! LOL! What a great idea to use the Pixie Spray for the glitter. I hope it stays on for you! :) I had seen the article about the veteran--thank you for the reminder! Hugs!

Greta said...

Wow--your mojo came back with a vengeance, Darnell! Just love your cards! Great design for the partial diecutting--beautiful card! Love the fun stencil card & the wonderfully CAS design for the bear card! Hoping the snow is still there! Thanks so much for the address--will make a special Valentine for our veteran now that I know about it. Sending hugs, Greta

Verna Angerhofer said...

Wow! I think the sun really did the trick as you really got a lot accomplished in that short space of time. I love all the cards and especially like that last one with the sparkly snow. It looks so gorgeous. Cute bear too!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Forgot to say I will make a card for the hero too.

conil said...

So diverse and so pretty...all of you cards look amazing. That partial diecut stunner is fabulous. And the stenciled "peace" card is not only beautiful but soothing to the eye. Your sweet polar bear looks as though he's going to enjoy those sparkly snowflakes. Good to know pixie spray is good for more than one thing. Major White's Valentine is on it's way.

OH Babs said...

Hooray for the sun - it did you well. The cards are all charming but I really like the Valentine - so tired of Christmas.
Gray skies are a downer and that is one reason why I moved from Oregon to sunny southern California. To this day I detest rain which is cold and damp and gloomy. Having said that I have worn sweatshirts this winter along with some heavy jackets. Later gator. B

HilaryJane said...

You definitely have got your mojo back. these are 3 stunning cards. It is amazing what a bit of sunshine can do xx

Sarah said...

Yep, I feel gloomy when it's gloomy so I get where you are coming from Darnell!! These really are lovely cards. The partial cut hearts look fabulous ( I have never tried this either!!). the blending on the stencil is spot on and the colours are gorgeous. I have that bear in my NBUS mountain...must get him out, your fabby card has inspired me and the sparkle looks amazing!! Hope you have lots of sunny days xx

Zw@@n said...

Beautiful cards, Darnell. I love #3, it's so cute. Thank you for joining us at CAS on Friday. Luv, Wilma

Susan said...

You're not the only one who goes into a slump when the days are grey. I do too. Love your partial die cut hearts card - beautiful with the gold heart vellum! Gorgeous shades of blue in the second card. And an adorable shivery bear in the third card! Now I just have to give myself a kick in the backside and try to get creative!

Loll said...

Wow!! You've been very busy Dolly! I LOVE your partially die-cut magical hearts --- gorgeous paired with the gold vellum hearts. Your stenciled cool colours graphic design is awesome! And your bear is adorable. Great sentiment, and great tip about the Pixie spray and glitter. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up, CAS Watercolour, CAS Christmas, and CAS Stencil!! And thank you for sending on the article about Maj. White. He is really amazing. Love, Lolly

Trina P. said...

You are not alone... SAD is a thing and it can be tough. We have a bit if sunshine this morning and it made such a difference in energy. Your threefers are wonderful. Cool hidden die cut tag on the second... love that technique. Here’s wishing your mojo sticks around... your posts are always so fun and inspiring. Thank you for joining us at CAS Christmas.

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Darnell, fabulous cards,and terrific designs. Your first and last cards are wonderful, and your second card is very cleverly created. All brilliantly coloured, Kate x x

Kathleen said...

Oh wow love you first creation you certainly have recovered extremely well for this beauty.

A very different card for the second one, great colours but my eyes can't quite focus properly on the great design.

Brilliant CAS card, lovely image and super duper CAS.

What a great guy, really hope that he achieves his wish.

Kath x

Jeanne H said...

Your Peace card is just wonderful! Love everything about it. A winner for sure. Hugs to you!!

Lisa Babitz said...

Your snowy bear scene is adorable, and I love how you packed it all in on only 1/3 of the card. Love your partially cut hearts with all that bright color and shine and your cool stenciled design as well!

I'm still struggling to get my mojo going. For me, once things settle down after the holidays, my brain "settles down" as well. Unfortunately, I have quite a few birthday cards to make for January and February, and of course, there's Valentine's Day. I will definitely add one more of those to my list now! Thanks for sharing that story; I hadn't seen it.

Brenda said...

Sunshine makes all the difference on how once feels. It revitalizes us. I can't live without sunshine, but we have had very little sun at some periods. Last year was one of those periods, but this season, I would say it is about half and half. I need more sun though. So, no you aren't alone. Another thing that helps is having more daylight. 6 pm in the winter feels like 9 pm, but 9 pm in the summer feels like 6 pm. Funny how things like that can effect us. I always feel more productive in the summer vs the winter. I'm no good in the winter. Hope the sun comes back to stay soon Auntie! Wow, what a great trio of cards! I have never did any partial die cutting either that I can remember, but sure am loving your and Hammy's beautiful heart card! I love all those beautiful colors in the heart and love the vellum you used too. A very elegant card. I have to agree with you in that your 2nd card is very cool! I love that stencil and love the colors you chose. Your tag is so pretty and is all but hidden in this design. Very cool indeed! But this third card is calling to me. I think it is so cute and cleverly done! I love how you kept it so CAS, so clever because I love how you only used a tiny bit of the card base on the left hand side and oh so cute because of the polar bear. Then I wondered how you got that sparkle-thought it was holographic paper or something, but didn't really look like it. Then I read and thought dang that is clever! I love the sparkle I can see so I can imagine how amazing it is in real life! Well done Auntie! Hugs, Brenda

Bonnie said...

Ooh, I love this bear with his beautiful multi-colored scarf! The snowy, schparkly background! Your tag card is amazing! Beautiful colors! And oh, my, those hearts are gorgeous! Love the vellum with the gold hearts already done for you! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up, CAS Watercolour and CAS Christmas!

Nan G said...

Fab cards Darnell! Love those hearts. I’ve never succeeded in doing a partial die cut. You did great! Hope you washed Hammy’s feet after his hopping around technique. 😂 Have a wonderful weekend. Hoping for sunshine for you and over here. Hugs

Lisa Elton said...

A threefer, what a treat for us. Sunshine does have a wonderful affect on us doesn't it! Good for you to give the partial die cutting a try and you've done it so well. Your second card is mesmerizing and that bear, Oh he just gets me every time!

Maria said...

Oh, wow!! Gorgeous cards, Darnell!! Your mojo came back in a flash! I’ve been wanting to try the partial die cutting. Thank you for the inspiration! No sun? Ah, here in NW Ohio it happens quite often. The one thing that is difficult for me is the cold damp weather...right to the ole joints for me. I can’t seem to convince hubby to move to a warmer climate yet, lol! Anyways, thank you for the info for the sweet vet, too! I’m happy to send a Valentine card! It’s great to support veterans! I’m happy to say my hubby is one! Take care, hugs!

Megan J said...

Hi Darnell, a superb set of cars, love the effort of the half diecut hearts and all the taping off you did to make the hearts so colourful and sparkly. I actually enjoy the cooler weather, I am melting here today, it is expected to reach 38C, the fires have cooled off with the rain we had, now we have a dust storm blowing through... Have a wonderful week... Megan

Christine Alexander said...

Wow Dolly the sun really shone today. so many amazing cards. Your hearts are to die for and that hidden die cit is amazing. thanks for joining us at CAS Christmas :)

Cheryl W. said...

I'd say your Mojo was working overtime! You really went to town on cardmaking, especially when you consider how unique each card is--each with its own design and images. They all look fabulous. I don't think I could even pick a favorite.

nancy littrell said...

Three beautiful cards from your burst of energy, Dolly. TFS your 2nd beauty with us at CAS Stencil using your new stunning Stencil. Loving all your cards and the story of the sweet 104 year old young Veteran. Love and Hugs..Nancy

TK said...

Wowzer, three beauties! Love all three, and totally in love with your stencil AND pixie spray "test"! Let us know, cuz we all wanna know if it's good to go long term!

kiwimeskreations said...

Oh didn't Hammy make a wonderful job with the golden glitz ink!! - what a talented wee fellow! :)
Loving your cards Darnell - especially the tag/stenciled one - that is stunning. I would love to see all the schparlke and shine on all these wee masterpieces IRL
Blessings
Maxine

oldpunca said...

I'm happy your Mojo is back! You've done a fantastic Threefer. My eyes are still turning around because of admiring "twofer" with amazing stenciled background. Polar bear has super warm scarf. :-) Nice motif and perfect CAS. About your "onefer" I'm pretty sure, that this technique to hard is for me to try. :-)
I'm sure that Operation Valentine will be a great success!
Have a great day!
Hugs, Sonja

Bunny said...

My girlfriends got S.A.D. when she moved out of the state of Florida. She actually moved back because of it. I can tell you that the past few days have been cold and gloomy looking here. We're ready for it to snap out of this and bring on the sunshine.

Yes, I did see the article about the retired veteran who said he wanted Valentine's cards. I think he'll get swamped with them and love every minute of them. What a smile it will bring to his face. I'll be sending mine off to him soon. [Bunny]

KandA said...

One thing that's making me happy at the moment is that the days are getting longer but I wish we had more sunshine. As for your cards they have definitely put a smile on my face..... three beauties. Your partial die cutting on the first worked brilliantly and I love all the schparkle. Gorgeous colours on the second and that is a fabulous stencil. And your threefer is just so adorable with the one third design and the little polar bear freezing in the sparkling snow. What a wonderful story about the lovely old gent xx

Jean said...

So pretty! I am happy because we are spending time with the grandkids this winter. Not getting much else done - --- but that is ok!

Mac Mable said...

Your RAK article at the end of your post is so heartwarming Darnell x.
Yes January can be a depressing month with short hours of daylight here in Scotland and cold and miserable weather, so I know exactly what you mean x.
What a stunning first card. The partial die cutting looks fabulous and a super Wow to the stunning hearts and the magicals x.
Such a mesmerizing second card...I love the colour combination and the stencil is so eye catching x.
Super adorable one layer card and the bear is so cute and great snow with the pixie spray x.

Redanne said...

Welcome to my world my friend, cold and foggy here, which may explain my lack of mojo at the moment, but wow, you certainly got your mojo back and the cards you made are quite simply gorgeous. I love the second one, the design is beautiful and so clever. The bear is just adorable and the sparkle is just a perfect addition.

I really do hope that the lovely veteran gets dozens of valentine cards! Hugs, Annie xxx

Leslie Miller said...

First of all, I'll definitely be sending a Valentine. I do have some appropriate ones already made, but I may make some more. Then set it aside all addressed and ready to go. I'll read the story, too. I have not heard about this, but my heart is already touched. Now... you've shown us 3 amazing cards today! There's something to love about each of them. Being a critter lover, I'm completely smitten by your polar bear card. The snow shows up like beautiful sparkles. I've read about watering down Aleene's Tacky glue just enough to splatter it, and then sprinkling on some glitter. Always mean to try that, but it goes in and out of my head. Glad you had some sunshine!

Bobby said...

Your Mojo was in overdrive, Darnell. Yes there is a sun deprivation syndrome and it's a good thing I don't have it since sunny days are rare in MI this time of year. That polar bear is so cool, pun intended, and the tag cut from the beautifully stenciled back is brilliant. Who knew that dancing hamster feet could make such a wonderful gold accent to those fabulous magicals. Thanks for sharing that valentine with us at Just Us Girls. And speaking of valentines, I will be sure to send one to Major Bill.

Papercraft Boutique said...

Wow, what a lovely partial die-cut heart card, Darnell! I can't believe this is your first try. The colors and the shimmer of the hearts are so pretty! And the gold tiny heat vellum piece and the gold heat-embossed sentiment bring out the gold ink Hammy mixed in the hearts.
The combination of the stencil pattern and the layered tag of the second card is so interesting! Unique and great design.
Love the adorable bear and the "schparkly" glitter snow of the third card.
Thank you so much for sharing all these wonderful cards at our CAS challenges!
Hideko xx
p.s. I truly appreciate the gorgeous sunny weather in CA. :-)

frommycraftroom said...

WOW! I love the bear. Hope the snow is still sticking.

Glad your MOJO has returned. Mine is peeking around hoping to be a little creative over the coming weekend.

Thanks for sharing the story. I bet he received tonnes of cards this Valentines :)

Colleen said...

Wowie, so glad the sun came out and gave you the burst to make all those fabulous cards! All are amazing and thank you for playing with us at CAS Christmas!! Have a fab weekend friend.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Threefer's are amazing! I so adore all of them, but that bear is so super cute! Getting set up on a new computer. Hope to be back in the swing soon.

sandie said...

Well you found your mojo with the sun! Love the sparkle on the first card, the geometric look on the second and wow to the snow on card 3. Hope all is well with you hon and sending hugs x

Jo said...

Wow love the sparkle and shine on the heart card. Beautiful touch of gold in the brushos, as the recall of your vellum hearts.
The second is mesmerizing and that bow is so innovative. Impressive.
That Brrrrrry Bear is a cutie, I do love this design and the colours are so nice and bright. Fabulous TRIO dear Darnell.
Thanks for joining us at CAS Mix Up! xx

Celeste Goff said...

What absolutely gorgeous cards Darnell! I especially love that polar bear card...so sweet!

Fikreta said...

these are so very beautiful cards!

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Craftychris said...

All of these three cards are gorgeous! I especially adore the middle one, the inking looks awesome my friend! I am lucky, I don't mind when its dull and rainy outside - it makes me feel cozy. I never have minded the winter weather. In fact, I prefer it to summer! Yes, I know I am weird but that is just me! Ha ha! Hugs xxxxxxxx

Joy Dsouza said...

Your card is fabulous! I love the sparkly snow in the background. Thank you for joining the AAA Cards Challenge.
- Joy

Cathy said...

Awesome threefer Darnell! I love the polar bear and his snowy panel, so cute. The geometric stencilling is stunning too! Gorgeous blues. Thankyou for playing along at CAS Stencil, Cathy x

My Paper Epiphany said...

Fabulous trio! Did you enjoy the partial die-cutting technique? I'm a bit challenged, but just had to buy a new Big Shot, so I'm going to try it again1 I love all 3 of your cards ♥️

Ros Crawford said...

Terrific cards Darnell! Love the partial die cut hearts and I was so happy to see you in the CAS Mix Up gallery, fabulous stencil and you know I love those colours - Then you have that cool guy with a sparkly sky... I love it! It's so striking having just one side of the card clear, must remember that. Have a fabulous day!

Sue - said...

Three fabulous cards Darnell- love the polar bear! Thanks for joining us at Perfectly Cas.

Anita in France said...

Isn't it lovely what a little sunshine can do, Darnell! A gorgeous trio ... those sprinkled partially cut hearts are just delicious ... I'm imagining Hammy tap dancing the gold onto them ... he's such a talent! Amazing, cool, stylish and graphic Christmas card ... fabulous colour combo ... love how you tied the two colour twine! Genius idea for the Pixie Spray and chunky glitter to schparkle up that sweet, wrapped-up-cosy little bear ... what a brilliant effect! Off to read about Major White ... p'raps a card from France would be fun for him! LYAMYLALMA! Big hugs and bisous, Anita :)

Glittered Paws said...

Not a twofer but a threefer. And save the best for last - love love the bear card - love the layout and how you just used the left side of the card. I just just see Hammy running around in the heart. He did a great job.

Nonni said...

The sun made you very productive, three such unique cards and so different from one another! I LOVE the snow you created for your card for us -I don't own that Pixie glue yet but I hope to buy it soon and will give this a try. The colors you chose are fab too, so bright and happy looking! Thank you for joining us at Less Is More!

Teresa said...

Thanks so much for joining the challenge at Country View Challenges. Good luck and hope to see you again, Teresa DT xx

Brenda said...

Missed this about veteran Bill White when I commented on this card. I think I commented on this card anyway, maybe I didn't! But anyway, I will get a card off to him!!! Hugs, Brenda

Quillish said...

Before I comment, on the post, I think you need not be told that you are indeed the most loved crafter on the blog land! I scrolled and scrolled and I was still not at the comment form! All your card designs are amazing and the threefer with that cutie and the gliitery snow falling on him is just so awwwdorable (I have get my hands on that pixie spray). Love the CAS design. Thank you Darlene,for joining us at AAA Cards, with your one layer wonder, hugs ~ Ishani

Robin Francini said...


OH, I am green with envy over your playhouse!! As for your cards, they are Perfectly Cas and you have genius ideas! Thank You for joining us at Perfectly Cas Challenge blog. Robin