Let's get straight on with our Guest Designer for this fortnight:
And I also held the 'real' Hammy in my hand when he came to the UK for a visit last year! He's sweet, very soft but also alert at the same time - Darnell in a nut shell (and I mean it about the nut!) And this is the link to Darnell's post. And here's the happy lady herself:
This is what Darnell wrote - which is a quick summary of her blog:
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. Feel free to join in, use the acronym, and use up your NBUS, too! Thanks for coming by! Have a beverage and enjoy!
Do hop over to one of the funniest blogs going as well find out more about the cute snippets card of course!
Huge thanks to my lovely friend Darnell for being our ever-popular and well-loved GD this fortnight and also for being such a loyal Playmate over a good few years now.
Who knew that when we picked up on one another's blogs there would be such a friendship formed - I will never forget the fabby few days in Southampton on the first leg of your UK journey with you and so many other utterly wonderful ladies (what a magical day when we all congregated!) who are too many to name lest I miss one out.
Drum roll now - it's time for the fortnightly picks and, as always, so difficult to choose:
First of all, we have another Gold Star winner! This exploding box is absolutely stunning:
For my three picks I settled on a bit of a theme when I looked through which entries I'd listed as possible picks - I chose shaped cards:
It was quite interesting, I had to run Mr Random a few times as the first three names out of the hat were just playing for fun! But, I do think it worked out beautifully in the end.
Keep those snippets entries coming girls, you still have a week left to play HERE for weeks 303/304 remember! The prize is Avery Elle's 'Ribbit Ribbit' stamp set and MFT's 'Rectangle Peek-a-Boo Window' die. I will split the prize if you only want to play for part of it.
Love from the little white peril Parsnip. He came with me to the supermarket this week (riding high in the shopping trolley kiddie seat, so embarrassing - and he also insisted on the harness being buckled up to comply with UK H & S requirements needless to say). His aim was to choose choklits and such for Halloween. I shuddered at the chocolate 'eyeballs' that he wants to thrust into little kiddies unsuspecting hands when they come Trick or Treating. He's a bit of a naughty tinker really - but we still bought them, ha, ha!
Thank you for the privilege of being one of your Guest Designers, Di! It's always such fun reading your spotlight posts and, goodness, you have picked some marvelous makes! I'm all thumbs with shaped cards so these impress me no end!! Great cards from our newbies, too! I hope your weather settles a bit so you can have your day out. Lots of hugs, Darnell (P: great selection for the treats for Halloween!!)ReplyDelete
A big Yay! for having Darnell around for a bit and a big Yay! for the gold star winner and top picks. Lovely. [Bunny]ReplyDelete
Lovely to see Darnell here So.. she's so funny and very talented. Yes what an odd week of weather..did you have the glowing sky too? Super picks..so many lovely snippets used. Parsnip is so thoughtful isn't he 🤣ReplyDelete
Have a great week ahead. Hugs xxx
Great to see Darnell in the GD spot this week - her blog never fails to raise a smile and lots of lovely card ideas too. Nice for Parsnip to meet up with Hammy even if it is only in blogland.ReplyDelete
Lovely to see Darnell as guest this fortnight, and thanks for a reminder of that super day when we all met up - even if Sue and I thought we were going to be stuck in traffic all day and never get there! Thanks for including me among the lovely picksReplyDelete
I did here that someone had been trying to pay for their sweeties using old one pound coins. Never a dull moment round here. Hugs Mrs A.ReplyDelete
Congratulations to Heather! It's lovely to see Darnell as Guest Designer and love her cute Hammie card. Great picks as always and welcome to the new playmates. BarbxxReplyDelete
It is always wonderful to see Darnell, she bring such happiness to everything she does. Your picks this week are really unique and show such great creativitity.ReplyDelete
Congratulations to the lucky winners and to the lovely Darnell on the GDTM slotReplyDelete
wow! loved all the creations :) such a visual treat !ReplyDelete
Wonderful to have Darnell as your GD this time Di as she always injects such fun into her cards, and congratulations to the showcased designs all such clever use of those snippets and especially the gold star make by Donna. Finally congratulations to Heather for winning that great prize. xReplyDelete
Beautiful picks and lovely to see Darnell in the guest spot. Congrats to Heather on her win.ReplyDelete
Have a good week.
Hugs, Sarn xxx
How nice to see Darnell as your guest designer and her card is so adorable l just love Hammy ....great picks Di and many congratulations to Heather take care sending lots of love xReplyDelete
Some gorgeous picks this week, congratulations to all and super to see Darnell in the GDT.ReplyDelete
Oh my!!! That card with Hammy is just too much fun and cool!! Well done Darnell! :D And congrats for your GD!ReplyDelete
Amazing pics and big congrats to the winners!
those are so nice!ReplyDelete
cngrats to winner!
Great to have Darnell as your GD this week with her super card. She sure managed to meet up with a lot of bloggers on her UK travels. If you're reading this Darnell, I'll never be able to look a whitebait in the eye again after your visit. 😉ReplyDelete
Great picks again, Di. I love how you choose a theme for your picks. xx
Great card from Darnell, as always and stunning picks.ReplyDelete
Absolutely thrilled to see my card in your picks. Thank you.ReplyDelete
Congratulations to other picks, gold star and to the winner.
Yay! Darnell as guest designer, so cool and a fab hammy card too! Lots of lovely memories from Southampton! One of my favourite days ever! Some true friends made! Fabulous gold star winner and top picks - I am in awe of them all! Gorgeous cards from the newbies too! Congratulations to Heather and Its good to hear Parsnip is being a little pickle as always! xxxReplyDelete
Awwww, Darnell! Hugs!ReplyDelete
Amazing picks and an amazing guest designer xReplyDelete
How great to see Darnell as guest designer and the sentiment on her card couldn't be a more perfect description of her. Super picks again, congrats to Heather and a big hi to the new playmates xxReplyDelete
Fantastic picks this week and so lovely to see Darnell as GD this week!ReplyDelete
Lovely to see Darnell as GD and a fab sentiment on her card. Extra clever picks this week - I think I need to up my game!ReplyDelete
Ooh... just saw I got a Gold Star :-)) (Actually the lovely Mrs A gave me a heads up, ta muchly Mrs A!ReplyDelete
Anyway thanks so much for the pick, it rally gave me a lift, Donna xx