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November 28, 2021

Christmas Parade ...

Hello Stamplings!

I hope those who celebrated had a marvelous and delicious Thanksgiving! You know it was a success when you feel like you never want to eat another thing for a month! It was so wonderful to see family and friends in person again! Everyone helped out and brought goodies and someone even brought along a cold.😒 A sniffly reminder that once those masks come off, the bugs get right in there! 🐛

I still need to make loads of Christmas cards, so I will be sharing more cards, less words, in case you are looking for some inspiration. Today Hammy and I have more metallic creations, primarily inspired by the silver and gold Color Hues challenge. (If you want any ingredient information, please let me know.)
Challenges:  Color Hues: Silver and Gold. Rudolph Days: AG Christmas.
 Challenges: Shopping Our Stash: Three poinsettias. SSS Wednesday: AG.
Challenges: Little Red Wagon: Cut it out. TIME OUT: DaVinci quote. Happy House: Gold and silver.

And a few more easy metallic designs:
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I will leave you today with a photo of little Miss Nellie with her Thanksgiving bow, waiting patiently for company to arrive. And keeping a keen eye on the kitchen wherefrom waft some wonderful smells!

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Enjoy your day! No, seriously, enjoy! Life is too short! Back soon with more Christmas inspiration. After a nap.

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64 comments:

oldpunca said...

I like all your gold and silver Christmas cards, Darnell. Great team work with Hammy. :-) But Nellie is the star of your post this time. Great bow she carries. It is great you are able to spend Thanksgiving with your family and friends. I'm convinced that times are going to be normal again soon.
Have a great week! Hugs, Sonja

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

What beautiful Christmas cards, Darnell - especially love the embossed silver with gold joy!! Glad you had a happy Thanksgiving and isn't Nellie the cutest?!

Carole said...

What a wonderful display os shining cards Darnell...they are all fabulous. Glad you could spend Thanksgiving with the family and guest of honour Nellie!
Hope you are well. Hugs xx

Pat said...

Fabulous, bright, shiny and joyous cards Darnell, and so glad you had a really enjoyable Thanksgiving. Nellie is sooo cute! x

Liz said...

Fabulous cards Darnell, as always. I’ve just been scrolling through your recent posts to see all your beautiful creations I’ve missed. I’m not sure where November has gone, but I always seems to be playing catch-up with my blog visiting lately.
Glad you enjoyed your Thanksgiving celebrations with your family and friends. xx

TK said...

Awesome metallics, love all the shine!
Your Thanksgiving sounds wonderful, except the sniffles! Hope you were able to stay healthy and enjoy everyone

Nancy said...

First of all, Nellie is absolutely the show stopper on this post...sorry but it is true! She is adorable in her fancy bow and you can tell she knows how cute she is! Second, this post is full of so much glitz and glimmer, I just love each card but I do particularly love how you divided the card in both gold and silver for the Color Hues challenge! I am glad you had a nice Thanksgiving and hope everyone pitched in to lend you a hand. Thanks for joining us and take care!

Cheryl W. said...

Your cards are beautiful. You can't beat some shiny silver and gold for a festive look. I, too, am WAY behind on making my holiday cards. We'll be out of town from Nov. 30-Dec. 4, so that cuts into my cardmaking time. I'm going to have to LIVE in my craft area when we get home. Your little Nellie is such a cutie. Love seeing her pics.

Robyn Oliver said...

Darnell you sure have been busy making wonderful cards..lots of shine there, as well as having TG celebrations and get together with family and friends. Nellie looks so happy and pretty with her bow, hope you find time to get your cards made, hugs Robyn

nancy littrell said...

So happy you had a wonderful Thanksgiving Day. Dolly. Denny and I spent our Thanksgiving together in the safety of our home, but enjoyed phone, email, etc visits with family and friends. TFS ALL your beautiful Christmas cards. I spent last week making duplicates..10 each of 2 of my favorite designs..Now I have my 60 cards and/or tags and working on addressing and signing cards:-) I plan to do less baking this year. Trying to down size the holidays at least this year...we will see if it works..lol! Take care and have fun creating..Love and Hugs...Nancy

Sue said...

Hi Darnell, Loving the cards.

Glad you had such a nice Thanksgiving, but a shame about the cold. Hope you are over it now.

Hope you have a good start to the week. Sue

Christine said...

Beautiful cards. Love the foiling and embossing.
Thanks for sharing.
Xxxxx

Julie B said...

Some fab glittery and shiny Christmas creations Darnell but as others have said Miss Nellie steals the show. Glad you had a good Thanksgiving even if you got an unwelcome gift of a cold! We have all been out of circulation for so long that those little bugs we would normally shake off are lingering. Keep safe. :)

Marilyn said...

Beautiful cards! Love all of the silver and gold!
Have a great day!
Marilyn ❤️

Jeanne said...

Lovely cards, Darnell. Happy to hear that you had a lovely day. Sniffles! I just told my husband last night at dinner that I think I'll mask up forever because I'd rather pass on the sniffly colds. LOL Your sweet Nellie looks adorable in her finery. Have a great start to the new week and month! Hugs.

Karen said...

Miss Nellie looks adorable all decked out for the holiday! And your beautiful cards will also be a great addition to the holiday for each recipient. Your gold and silver card is stunning. Love all the metallic glow which you photographed wonderfully. Thanks for joining us at Color Hues!

Linby said...

Scrolling down your post with oh, oh, oh and then OH! Miss Nellie - so cute.

designbydonna said...

Beautiful cards. I really like the embossed metallic. Hope you are feeling better soon. My hubbie brought home a cold from visiting our family. The granddaughter is just beginning daycare and carries everything home and passes it on. It is wonderful though to be able to be with family for these celebrations.

Mac Mable said...

Glorious shimmery cards and well done Hammy on helping out. Sorry about the 'cold'....sending hugs Darnell x. Super adorable photo of Nellie and her sweet bow x.

Kath said...

Fabulous cards Darnell.
Kath x

Jenny L said...

Hi Darnell,
Happy Rudolf Days.
oh these are so gorgeous and very luxurious looking with all that metallic designs.
Such very lovely embossing folders used and word dies used too.
The silver poinsettia is my fave.
Glad you had a great Thankgiving sorry I forgot to send you a E card this year.
It's been a bad week last week as my Grandson caught covid and I was with them on the Sunday.
He had done a test before going to work as he had a cold and it was negative and then on Monday it was posative and then my DIL got it too.
So I have been in isolation for a week luckily I haven't got it as I was sat next to him in his car while driving home as he is learning and was to have his test on the Tuesday which he had to cancel.
He is still not at all well and DIL and Grandson suffers with Asthma they had to call an Ambulance yesterday as she was running out of Asthma meds but wasn't taken in to hospital thank goodness.
Thank you for joining the Rudolf Challenge.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L. DT

Linda said...

I love all of your beautiful shimmery Christmas cards, gold and silver looks so elegant together.
Gorgeous photo of Nellie, she looks so cute dressed up with her bow.
Hope the cold doesn't hang around ....... sending big hugs xx

conil said...

All your metallic cards are so elegant and shiny. Always a good thing at Christmas time. You've been busy, haven't you. These are all gorgeous...the recipients will be so pleased. Glad you were able to gather friends and family around for the annual feast. Hope the cold goes away quickly. Nellie keeps getting prettier and prettier.

Chrissy said...

So elegant and beautiful, loving all your die cuts and your little dog is adorable, so pretty..

Thank you so much for joining in with our challenge at Little Red Wagon, hope you will play again..

Luv CHRISSYxx

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Miss Nellie is really a lady, such great look! :)
Fabulous metallic cards, love the crisp embossing and the second one is my fav!! Stunning!
Hugs

Susan said...

Lovely photo of Nellie - sure hope I get to meet her one day! Beautiful Christmas cards - the foil is so elegant and looks wonderful with the embossing folders you used.

Christine Alexander said...

wonderful selection of cards and such great inspiration :)
Nellie looks like she's ready for a wonderful thanksgiving dinner ♥

Celeste Goff said...

What gorgeous metallic, shimmery cards Darnell! I'm kind of obsessed with that Joy one you created with the snowflake!!!

Loll said...

LOVE your beautiful metallic cards Dolly! Each one is so beautiful! Nellie is precious, especially wearing her holiday bow. :) I'd love to give her a cuddle!! Love, Lolly

Carol H. said...

The shimmer and shine on your cards is beautiful! So happy to hear you were able to gather together for Thanksgiving! Thank you for sharing these gorgeous cards! Hugs!

Carol H. said...

Oh, forgot to say Baxter says “hi” to your Nellie! ❤️

Hilda Burton said...

These cards are stunning! I love all of them. Good luck with making your Christmas cards. They can be so much fun. Enjoy your day!

Nan G said...

Post Happy Thanksgiving. So glad you and family were together. Yep it’s the sniffles time of year. I avoid people as best I can for the next few months (impaired immune system here). Now about those stunning creations! Love metallic paper embossed. But that first card is my fave. And sweet Nellie waiting for treats. ;) Take care my friend. Warm hugs (bug free) from FL. Nan and the Girls

Bobby said...

Here's to Burl Ives! He sings it, I love it. Silver and gold that is. Wonderful cards, Darnell. I have that poinsettia ef and it's glorious in silver.

Gerrina said...

Wow good to see you're on a rol with making the cards! And fun that you can make many in a shorter time (perfect for those who will throw them in the paperbin after christmas) Next sunday we start (one day too early, but we don't 'do' much Sinterklaas here) with the winter/christmas decorations. So glad our daughter is here much to help with that even if she just keeps an eye on her cat :) Stay save, hugs, Gerrina

JoAnn said...

Beautiful parade of Christmas cards. Love all the gold and silver.
Glad you had a wonderful Thanksgiving but sorry you have a cold.
Hope you have a great week. ((Hugs))

Bonnie said...

Your parade is so shiny and fun, Dolly! Wonderful embossed designs and I love the glittery leaves on the first card! Your poinsettias embossed in foil are so elegant and the golden snowflake amidst the J Y is an awesome way to say Merry Christmas! Hope you cold is better, Kevin's too. XOXO

Brenda in IN said...

The shine is awesome and I love all the designs. Miss Nellie looks so pretty in her bow! What a shame someone brought a cold along with food. Germs are everywhere and it seems to be getting worse.

Em Louise Fairley said...

They are all gorgeous xoxo

I Card Everyone said...

Merry mailing days, Darnell! I love all of your silver and gold embellished cards! Especially loving the embossed designs - I popped that Poinsettia in my own Christmas stocking this week!
Hope those cold bugs didn't catch up with you!
=]

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Sounds like a wonderful day for your all.
I LOVE your metallic cards Darnell, beautiful techniques and results.
Faith x

Jeanne H said...

Such lovely cards, Darnell. Love them all so many thanks for sharing them and inspiring me. Love seeing Nellie too; what a little doll. Love and hugs.

HilaryJane said...

Wow, what a great collection of cards. They are all stunning but the metallic ones are particularly impressive xx

Lindsey said...

What a beautiful collection of cards! You really show off how versatile silver and gold can be when used together. Of course, I do love the silver and red one, too. :) Thanks for joining us at Color Hues!

Redanne said...

Truly gorgeous cards Darnell, I really love the gold and silver card - who would have thought they would look so beautiful together!

Miss Nellie is such a darling in her beautiful bow! Belated Thanksgiving wishes to you and yours. Hugs, Annie xxx

Marianne said...

Such a wonderful array of delicious metallics, Darnell. Happy to hear you were able to celebrate Thanksgiving with loved ones.
And miss Nellie is looking so pretty with her festive bow.
Marianne x

linda said...

oooh, a lovely variety of lush metallic holiday cards, Darnell! each one is a wowser! thank you so much for playing along with the Rudolph Days Challenge and for the kind words about my DT cards.Miss Nellie looks adorable dressed inner holiday bow!
Linda, DT

Donna said...

Amazing shimmery collection of cards Darnell, and Nellie is as adorable as ever!

mamapez5 said...

How strange. I have just seen someone's card and mentioned that I woud never have thought to mix gold and silver like she had, and then I came to you to find the same thing, though I see you were responding to a challenge. I really like the cards you have made, especially the 'Joy' one. Sorry I am so late visiting. Life etc... Kate x

Ros Crawford said...

I am LOVING those cards Darnell... The metallic look suits you! Glad you had a good Thanksgiving and that little girl of yours is so gorgeous!

Trina P. said...

Your cards are so shiny and beautiful.
Nellie is adorable looking all festive! Sounds like a fabulous Thanksgiving minus the cold.
Have a great day! 💙

Sandra H said...

Ooh Miss Nellie is so adorable l love her bow l would be sitting patiently if l could smells from your kitchen too lol fabulous as always are your cards Darnell xx

Leslie Miller said...

I love a parade and this one was a delight all the way through! All that metallic shine and texture -- gorgeous! Nellie looks adorable and I'm sure she enjoyed Thanksgiving as much as the rest of you. I ate WAY too much over a period of two days (until the pies were gone), but it was great! Happy holidays!

Quillish said...

Your posts are such a joy to read and I really looked closely at the cards, to get them recorded in my head, next time I need to use metallic. You have made them 'shine' in all of them! I hope mine will shine, half as much :D Thank you for taking time out to share your JOY, hugs ~ Ishani

Chris Dring said...

Wow! What a wonderful assortment of shiny, metallic cards! So festive! Thanks so much for joining the fun at Shopping Our Stash!

Bonnie Lynn said...

Finally getting a chance to post. All of your Christmas cards are gorgeous and Miss Nellie looks so pretty with her bow.

Di said...

Fabulous cards - and such a perfect picture of Miss Nellie awaiting some nibbles. She is so very pretty - Dudley would adore her as he likes the slightly (ahem) older ladies. Hence, he totally is attached to me .............. always! So pleased you had a good Thanksgiving and I'm still in awe of the Miss Nellie photo - divine! Use it for next year's Christmas card!

Hugs

Di xx

frommycraftroom said...

Such fabulous shiny cards!

Karenladd said...

Those metallic cards are gorgeous, and I especially like the silver ones! As for Miss Nellie with her beautiful Thanksgiving bow, oh my goodness! She looks like she should be on a magazine cover with her perfect pose and exquisitely groomed self.

Valerija said...

Wonderful cards Darnell. Love them all.
Thank you for joining our challenge at Vesela hiška.
Valerija DT

Greta said...

Doing a little catch up on blog reading & came upon this post with such gorgeous metallic card ideas--thank you, Darnell! Oh my goodness--what an adorable picture of Nellie!

FinArt said...

All your creations are stunning. Verry festive. Thank you for visiting us at Vesela hiška. Janja DT

Majda said...

What beautiful Christmas cards, love all the shine! So festive!
And miss Nellie looks just adorable.

Thank you for joining our challenge at Vesela hiška.
Hugs, Majda

VEANA R. said...

Darnell, what an amazing Cristmas cards set! Just love it ! Thanks for articipate in our Challenge at Vesela hiška. Wishing you a happy New Year and a lot of creative crafting. Hugs, Veana R.DT