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!

June 4, 2021

Buzzing By ~

Hello Stamplings!

Happy June! And Emily, Hazel, Robin, and Shayna! I did that because it's easier than accepting the fact that we are in the sixth month of 2021. That's just crazy! I hope you are doing well and you are enjoying a great weekend!

Things are sunny and busy here, so I will keep this uncharacteristically short.😁 

Onefer
For this OLC (no-layer) design, I cut a homemade stencil from the NBUS "Honeycomb Curve" die by poppystamps.
The two buzzing bees sharing gossip are from Crystal Clear Impressions (out of business) and the sediment is from Paper Smooches. Hammy winked the wings. This card was uber QACAS, just like we like 'em.

Challenges
Twofer
This birthday design was cobbled together from bits a while back and never blogged. The butterfly die is from Alexandra Renke, which I swiped with my Ziggies. The background brownish schplats and dots are actually shiny gold and the sediment was die-cut from a Brusho panel. 

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56 comments:

Sue said...

Hi Darnell, Cards are great. I particularly like the butterfly one.

Hope you have a lovely weekend. Sue

Jane Willis said...

Beautiful cards Darnell!

kiwimeskreations said...

A gorgeous pair of cards floating by Darnell - or should that be buzzing and fluttering by? Love your use of the honeycomb die, and the end result is stunning - and needless to say, Hammy's contribution was crucial, so the bee's could fly... 'cos if the bees don't have glitter and schmarkle on their wings, the air would go straight through them, and they would be earth-bound!
Stay safe
Blessings
Maxine

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Two gorgeous cards Darnell and a very happy June to you too. I can't believe that we are already half way through the year. Time sure is going fast these days.

Sue xx

Marilyn said...

Both cards are so pretty, but I am loving your bee card
Have a great day!
Marilyn💖

Nan G said...

Fab cards Darnell.

Jeanne said...

Two great cards! Thanks for sharing. Short and sweet comment. ;)

Hilda Burton said...

Pretty cards today as always. Enjoy your weekend!

Brenda in IN said...

Oh "honey" this is so cute with the buzzing bees around the honeycomb. Beautiful blending on the honeycomb. Love those bright colors you used on the butterfly and all those splatters look good.

Vikki H said...

What a great sentiment for your gossipers! Such bright and fun cards to end the week and brighten my morning!

Bonnie said...

Love the "dancing" bees and the curved bee hive design, Dolly! I actually get excited to see a bee on a flower lately. We see far too few of them around here! Your multi-colored butterfly is awesome. Wouldn't it be fun to spot one like that in the garden? Hope you have a great weekend!

Lynette said...

Fabulous cards, Darnell! Love the buzzy bees and the pretty striped butterfly. Enjoy your beautiful weather!

Bunny said...

I hear myself saying ohhhhhh and awwwww. Beautiful cards. [Bunny]

HilaryJane said...

Two very cheery cards love the inking on your beehive stencil xx

nancy littrell said...

OMG...LOVE your black and yellow homemade honeycomb stenciling for your busy bees, Dolly! A really clever, creative and Stunning card, my friend. Your 2nd card's rainbow colored die cut butterfly is gorgeous too. Your splatters and watercolored die cut sentiment are wonderful too. TFS my friend. WE are staying very busy too with all our gardening, etc. WE get our booster vaccines on Thursday...can't wait. Love and Hugs...Nancy

Susan said...

Two great cards, Darnell. Especially the beautifully CAS butterfly one - such lovely colours and splatters! I agree, it's hard to believe we're in the sixth month of 2021 - not sure what happened to winter and spring.

Cat Craig said...

Such pretty eye candy today Darnell. Stay cool, and I hope you are feeling better each day. Hugs.

Daffodil Cards said...

Wonderful and beautiful creations, good to hear you are busy and enjoying the sun.
Faith x

Jane said...

Buzzworthy indeed! Fab and striking card. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards, hope to see you join in with future challenges too. Stay safe and keep crafting!

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Darnell, two gorgeous card, both beautifully designed, Kate x

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Your CAS cards are always so striking! Two fabulous creations once again and the bees one looks really amazing!!

Donna said...

Great cards Darnell! Your homemade stencil is fabulous and your colorful butterfly with the splatters is fantastic!

Bobby said...

Good to see you've been working in the playhouse, Darnell. I love the idea of making your own stencil and the colors look fab. And that butterfly? Who wouldn't love to see one like that flitting around.

conil said...

Anything winged is my jam recently so I'm absolutely gaga over both of these cards. Hope it hasn't been too hot at your house. It's over 100 up here for a week. Here's wishing that you're feeling much better.

Sue said...

Gorgeous cards Darnell I really love them both hope you are keeping safe and well hugs xxx

Darlene said...

Oh Darnell ... your bee card is AMAZING! LOVE how you colored that honeycomb ... so smart!!! Love it! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Bee-inspired’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.
Darlene
DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS
Please stop in for a visit!

Cathy said...

Your bee card is so cool Darnell! Love the striped honeycomb and those bee images are fabulous, as is the sentiment. Love the pretty rainbow butterfly too, nice shape! Thankyou for playing along at Seize the Birthday too, Cathy x

Jeanne H said...

I too love your bee card with the stenciling and blending. Good job!! Hope you are doing well now. A cyber hug to you.

Cheryl W. said...

Bright and beautiful cards. Love the rainbow butterfly with "schplats" and the busy bees building their honeycomb. Both these cards just make me smile. Hope you are having a fabulous month no matter how quickly it's flying by.

Stamps and Paper said...

Two great cards Darnell I particularly love your Bee design..hope you are well

Anne

Barbara said...

Hello Darnell. I love everything about this fantastic card from the cute piece to the honeycomb that sneaks up the side. Thanks for sharing it with us at Double D challenge.

Mac Mable said...

Fabulous blending of your busy bee card and loved how the bees where gossiping together x. Such a vibrant and pretty birthday card and loving those splats x.

Ros Crawford said...

Hello! Glad to see you are creating and hoping this indicates that you are feeling better? Fabulous cards... I adore the bee card, the honeycomb is so striking!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Both cards are so well designed and lovely!

TK said...

Your honeycomb and bee card will cause quite the buzz! Love the boldness of the yellow and black honeycomb design.
And congrats on using up some "bits" as I know that's not always easy -- it's much easier to make them ;0)
Summer is standing at the door and knocking -- enjoy it, even though moments seem to be fleeting

JoAnn said...

Your bee card is so cute. Love the cute bees. Your colorful butterfly is so pretty and I love the splatters. Two great cards. Thanks for sharing with us at Seize the Birthday.

Sarah said...

These are fabulous Darnell, the bees are particularly apt at the moment, we have had two swarms in the village over the last week!! Gorgeous colours on the butterfly card too xx

Carol L said...

I just love the varied colors of the honeycomb and those 2 gigantic bees are cute on paper LOL the butterfly looks so pretty too with the spatters and bright summery colors! Fun cards! I hope you are well and the ole back is healing properly. I can't believe how quickly this year is whizzing by!! Take care, stay cool Huggers!

Joan said...

A beautiful butterfly card

Thanks for joining in at TIOT challenge

Joan

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Two great cards, Darnell - especially love the stenciled honeycomb!! Just a fun card!! The colorful butterfly with the splatters looks amazing too!!

Billie A said...

Cute card. Love the images and sentiment. So glad you shared over at Alphabet challenge.

sandie said...

super one layer-I have an idea in mind for this challenge but not made it to paper yet! Loving how the hive curves. And wow to the vibrant colours of the second card-sending hugs xx

Loll said...

Hi Dolly. LOVE that honeycomb! Great colours and those bees are adorable. PERFECT sentiment!! Gorgeous, colourful butterfly. You are on a roll, my friend! Love, Lolly

Em Louise Fairley said...

They are both so pretty xoxo

Di said...

Wowser, those card are fabulous! Love them both the same. Sounds to me like your back isn't ready for a run around the block just yet. I could stand to one side, in a folding chair, and cheer you on if that helps, sigh.

Hugs

Di xx

Redanne said...

Your Buzzy Bee card is stunning, I love how the stencilling looks, it really gives your card dimension (or the appearance of!). The AR butterfly on your second card is so pretty in those beautiful cards.

It is amazing to think we are in June already, this year is going even quicker than last year and that was fast enough. Take care my friend. Love and hugs, Annie xxx

Linda said...

Two gorgeous cards Darnell. Love the honeycomb ..... fab colours and those buzzy bees are so cute. Such a pretty butterfly design too xx

Debbie Mageed said...

Darnell, your cards are both amazing! I really love the honeycomb - so creative and beautifully done! Thank you for playing with us at the Alphabet Challenge and hope you can join us again soon.
Debbie
www.secretstamper.com
Join my Creative Creases Challenge for fun folds!

Pat said...

Such a sweet card with the pretty bees and the honeycomb stencil made from a die which sweeps down the card beautifully and love the colours Darnell, and then the super butterfly and shiny gold splatted background and a wonderful die cut sentiment cut from a Brushoed piece..perfect! x

Leslie Miller said...

Two fabulous cards, 6 fun challenges! I love how each of them came together. The bees with your homemade honeycomb are especially appealing to me. I'm surprised that I have so few bee things of any substance. I agree these first 6 months have gone by like crazy.

Diane said...

Both cards are beautifully created, isn't if great how we can use our die cuts for stenciling? Fabulous BEE card of our challenge at Double D, thank you for joining us!
Diane DD DT {Nellies Nest}

frommycraftroom said...

Those bees are awesome!

Greta said...

Really love these cards, Darnell! The first one is fabulous & inspiring!

Deborah Wheeler said...

What a great card with your pair of bumble bees - just right for our 'E is for easy' Alphabet challenge. Thanks for joining us! Deborah x

Joy Dsouza said...

Fabulous card. Thank you for joining the AAA Cards Challenge.
- Joy Dsouza

Quillish said...

Such beautiful cards, Darnell! Great way to stretch the NBUS die for the honey comb! Also a great layout and placement of the gossiping bees :) Thank you for joining us at AAA Cards. Hugs ~ Ishani