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October 5, 2020

A Midas Touch

Hello Stamplings!

I hope this finds you well! I am stopping in real quick because my caboose is about out of gas and I don't want to wait until tomorrow. Because you know what they say about waiting until tomorrow and hot irons and all that!

Today is all about GOLD! 🜚
I blended galaxy gold Brilliance ink with a makeup brush in an ombre fashion through a circle stencil for the background and then over that, I blended Delicata gold ink through a Sunflower stencil from Magenta. The friend sediment die was a gift from my friend Lottie, so I don't know who makes it.

It's a pretty card, but it looks a bit flat considering it's a gold card. That is, until you turn it toward the light ~ give it a turn, Hammy ~ and then, "Whoa, hold on. Let me grab my shades!" It is, indeed, brilliant and delicata!
Challenges

Another Month Bites the Dust!

Happy October 6th!!!! Since October 1st, I have missed:
  • World Card Making Day, 
  • World Animal Day, 
  • International Day of Older Persons, 
  • International Coffee Day, 
  • World Smile Day, 
  • World Farm Animals Day, and 
  • Virus Appreciation Day! Wait. What? Yup! 
Never fear, I didn't miss them all! Sunday, October 4th was Wodka Day! I took a rare sip (cough) to celebrate it! Care to join me?
And, finally, I love the mail and appreciate all they do to get our cards, letters, and packages delivered, but just like the other day when I shared the "do not bend" envelope, I just had to share this with you because it's so ridiculous! 
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Enjoy your day! No, seriously, enjoy! Today is Noodle Day, so please use your noodle and wear your mask to keep safe, in spite of what others do or how weary you are. Life has been made shorter for a horrific number of people because of Covid and I don't want you to be one of them. Mwah!

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60 comments:

Hannelie said...

This is beautiful Darnell ! Love the shine , love the dots and love the sentiment... so I guess that means I love it all !
Thanks for playing with us at the Color Hues Challenge ♥

Kath said...

A fabulous gold card Darnell, I love the shine of the flower.
Kath x

oldpunca said...

Perfect card. I like the shine. You've used wonderful motif of sunflowers. And they need to be gold.
I have missed all this days too. But I have invented new one: Sonja's annually cleaning week. :-)
Wodka is killing viruses. :-)
Stay safe!
Hugs, Sonja

Julie B said...

Love the gold flower on the dotty background Darnell, perfect for our new challenge at Color Hues too. I agree that all that sparkle makes it a b to photograph. Mind you taking any photograph recently has been tricky as the weather here has been awful, continuous rain on Saturday and prolonged showers yesterday! At least it was dry for the munchkins on Sunday. The GKs came with parents for a socially distanced visit before we are banned again. A lovely walk in the fields and a trip to the top pond to feed the baby fish!
Keep safe and sane and TFS! :)

Carole Pollard said...

Stunning cards and what great colours they look wonderful Loved reading all the days celebrations I missed as well I hope that you are keeping well it’s been a long year for us all but we will win and get back to our normal life Sorry I’ve not been around recently just home stuff got in the way Love and hugs Carole x

kiwimeskreations said...

Oh what a gorgeous card Darnell - you and Hammy have been very busy - did you have to wear your dark glasses while making this with all the schparkle and glittery gold??
Oh dear, that parcel was a bit wonky, and I do love your virus potato - glad to hear you sipped the wodka to celebrate which ever day it was you shellebbbratedddd.
Stay safe - from viruses and wodka
Blessings
Maxine

Sandra H said...

Oh wow Darnell this is an absolutely stunning card fabulous Autumn colour used along with the sparkle love the sunflowers stay safe enjoy your day x

Marianne said...

The gold looks amazing when tilted into the light, Darnell. Seems like I'm not doing so bad celebrating the days of October: I've been making cards for WCMD, with 3 cats and 1 dog it's impossible to miss World Animal Day, I try to celebrate the older person in my household on a daily basis LOL and I'm hoping the snowman on my latest card will put a smile on my visitor's faces.
Do stay safe!
Hugs, Marianne x

Unknown said...

Such a gorgeous card!

Some fun days there!

Marilyn said...

Gorgeous card! Love the gold!
Have a great day!
Marilyn❤️

Cris G. said...

Gorgeous shimmer for a wonderful card, Darnell!
Also love your "atomic potato" for Wodka Day 😄. At least you managed to celebrate one day!
As for the last photo, I guess someone was unsatisfied with the "do not bend" envelope. "I can do better than that", he thought... so this happened! I know it's not funny!
Keep save and healthy.

Hugs,
Cris

Viv said...

Dolly!!! Wodka!!! And me being here and you being there - not good. I shall raise a glass (or 3) to celebrate a late Wodka day.

Loving the card - and happy that you came along to CAS Mix Up! xx

Daffodil Cards said...

I thought your card beautiful then you turned it and WOW! an even more beautiful card. Your delivery people can't read it seems? I hope nothing was damaged? Love your wodka too, must try it like that!
Keep safe
Faith x

Jeanne said...

Gloriously gold card there my friend! Love it! And your wodka? I'll have to pass, but it sure looks...interesting. Hee hee. And that box. Oh my goodness! That is unreal. Wow. Stay safe and healthy my friend! Not too much of that sauce though, mkay?? LOL :)

Em Louise Fairley said...

Gorgeous card, Darnell! Hopefully, that fragile package wasn't too fragile. Sigh! xoxo

Diane said...

Beautiful card, the gold is so elegant and downright gorgeous!! I love how popular stencils are now, I think I need more. On another note, I see you have been hit by the 'demon' commenter, they got me in the last few days too...ugh!!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Just love the gold stenciling on the cream card, Darnell - such gorgeous shimmer! Somehow sipping out of a potato doesn't entice as much as a crisp vodka 7. And your fragile package looks similar to one we received at work years ago - sad isn't it? But more importantly, hope your contents came out ok!!

designbydonna said...

Love all that sparkly gold. You need to put a warning on the envelope to wear sunglasses when opening! Glad you are well. Is the smoke dissipating in your area?

Nancy said...

Your card is lovely and is a ray of sparkle and shine for sure! Love the dots in the background and how they are visible throughout the flowers as well. I am always delighted to see you playing along with us at Color Hues. Stay safe and despite our governor saying masks aren't required or should I say enforced... I will continue to mask up! Hugs!

JD/ Jill said...

Your gold card is just lovely!

Ridiculous Is right!
Hopefully, everything on the inside of the box was okay!

Hilda Burton said...

Love, love, love your card. I fell in love with Delicata Gold a couple of years ago and there's nothing to replace it. I'd be happy to wear my shades just to see this beauty up close and personal. It is gorgeous. Enjoy your day!

Sue said...

Hi Darnell, What stunning cards. I really love the look of them.

I wonder if anything was 'not' broken in that parcel.

Hope you have a lovely day. Sue

Brenda in IN said...

Wish you had warned me, my eyes are smarting from the glare. It is a stunning card. I missed WCMD and all the others. Didn't even have wodka even though I have some here. Maybe I can round up some noodles today so I don't miss all these great holidays going on in October. Mail carriers should be taught to read before they are hired.

cuilliesocks said...

What an elegant and stylish card Darnell, beautiful floral image and gorgeous background and colours.
Boy that's some parcel!!
Keep safe, Kate x

Verna Angerhofer said...

I love your elegant gold card. It is beautiful.

Cat Craig said...

I too missed WCD...and it was a totally wasted day filled with ridiculous nonsense.

Lovely card, Darnell. The shimmers of the delicate gold are lovely on that cream base.

Bonnie said...

I hope that package wasn't delivered to you! Some people don't seem to read the signs! Your brilliant sunflower lights the way, my friend! Gorgeous!

Sarah said...

That's a right bobby dazzler Darnell!! The inky sunflower over the dotty paper looks fabulous. Hope you are keeping well xx

Pat said...

Beautiful tone on tone using the circle stencil and love the ombre effect and the bright and shiny gold through the pretty sunflower stencil over the top Darnell, I had to go get my sunglasses for fear of damaging my eyes..lol, and the patterned sentiment is just perfect to finish it..a gorgeous card, and whatever is inside that parcel will no longer be in one piece I fear! x

Redanne said...

Wow, I am so impressed - I never manage to make anything for even one challenge and you manage to incorporate three! Way to go! I love the dots in the background and the gold really does sparkle in the light, it is so beautiful!

That damaged parcel is just too, too much, unbelievable!!! Keep safe and well my friend. Hugs, Annie xxx

conil said...

That card shimmers like the sun...WOWZERS! Love layered stencils and this is right up there with my faves. Despite missing so much at the first of month, you didn't miss the most important day (poor potato). What the hell happened to that package...ridiculous seems like such a mild word for it.

Kathleen said...

A really stunning card Darnell and love the use of the yellow/gold.

Kath x

Jeanne H said...

WOW what a beautiful card Darnell. Stunning...running out of adjectives; just wonderful. :)

Lindsey said...

I have to admit, I think the card looks great even before you turn it towards the light. But when the light does hit all that gold... wow! A beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Color Hues!

Lisa Elton said...

Definitely 24 karat Darnell, what a beauty! Now about that package... unbelievable!

Bunny said...

You forgot Cinnamon Bun day.

I love your gold card. You and Hammy did an excellent job. [Bunny]

Cheryl W. said...

Wow! I think you better store your card at Fort Knox until you're ready to send it. It's definitely worth an entire gold ingot! That poor mishandled box of goodies just cracked me up--handle with care, indeed!

Susan said...

Love all that gold shimmer! Great job of layering the two stencils.

nancy littrell said...

Our pkgs look like that sometimes too...actually more and more often it seems..lol!!!

Love your beautiful stenciled ombre background for your gorgeous glowing Gold Sunflowers. Thanks for sharing the angled closeup..Wow! So pleased you joined us at CAS Mix Stencil Tone on Tone Challenge. Love and Hugs..Nancy

Barb Ghig said...

Virus Appreciation Day? Now I've heard everything!!!

This is such a beautiful card, Darnell! I love all the shimmer from the Delicata Gold and how those fabulous polka dots pop on your background...great job with your layered stencils!

Thanks so much for making me smile, my friend! It's always fun to visit your blog!

Linda said...

WOW!! Just look at all that shine ...... so pretty xx

Donna said...

Your card is just stunning Darnell, love the shine and your stenciling!

Karen said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Darnell! The shine is spectacular. Thanks for joining us at Color Hues!

HilaryJane said...

What wonderful shine. I love the way the spots show through the petals, it adds that little bit of something to the design xx

Loll said...

Beautiful shimmer and shine from your gold stenciling, Dolly! The sunflowers are gorgeous in gold! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up! Love, Lolly

Leslie Miller said...

I thought your card was beautiful even before I saw the shine, but the shine is truly spectacular! I hope that badly abused package isn't yours! I missed World Card Making Day and all the other ones, even Wodka day! Where have I been?

TK said...

What a wonderful card, I love all that gold and glitz!

Viv said...

Such a glorious card here Dee! I just adore it esp. all that fabulous shine too and the circles of course. Thanks for sharing with us over at 'The Flower Challenge' again ;) hugs Vee (DT) xx

Carol L said...

What a beautiful and brilliant cheerful card! I love all the glorious gold and we can ALL use a little extra brilliance in this day and age! I missed all the same days you missed - the first I've ever missed WCMD! Just shameful, eh? The package is hilarious, but pathetic at the same time. If that's handling with care, I'd hate to see what a fragile sticker would represent! I swear sometimes they see those handle with care stickers and use the package for a football! LOL

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

WOW!!! Gorgeous!! Amazing cards, love all that shining gold!

Lynette said...

Your card is beautiful, Darnell!! Oh my gosh - I can't believe your package arrived like that!! Were the contents actually all right?

frommycraftroom said...

Awesome card. So good to see when Hammy gave it a turn.

Anita in France said...

Away from the light, your lovely stencilling is all soft and buttery, Darnell ... and when Hammy turned it ... wow, what a gorgeous glow ... a stunner! Missing things ... yep, me too, I can so relate! Hope whatever was in that package came out in one piece (or at least in the right number of pieces it should have done)! LYAMYEDMA ... WYHTFACNW? Big hugs and bisous, Anita :)

Fikreta said...

these cards are so nice!

Mac Mable said...

What a shimmery and stunner of a card Darnell x. Great tone on tone and absolutely beautiful x.

Cindy Beach said...

Hi Darnell,
Just a quick pop in to take a better look at your gorgeous gold and cream card! Love the shimmer and glitter and varied shades of gold ink! Beautifully done! As for the package..... scratching my head.

Greta said...

You said that perfectly about wearing masks, my friend! Can you please plaster it all over Facebook or wherever all these people get the WRONG info?! How do all these deaths seem normal to people?! Sorry for the venting--on to this spectacular card! I love gold, but probably would never think to combine those 2 inks!

BożenA said...

Unusual card, I love golden shine. The combination of two templates is an amazing idea, and thanks to the fact that you used the same golden ink in both cases, it created such a stunning final effect
xx

Bobby said...

I guess I should bust out my Delicata gold ink. I never really liked it until I just saw it on your card, Darnell. The impact, the shine, the gloriousness.

My Paper Epiphany said...

Wow that shine is amazing! This is a magnificent card!!! Thanks for sharing at CAS Mix Up:)