DeeDee's Digi-s Grown with Love

Happy Sunday afternoon. It's been a lovely sunny day in our area, and a fairly quiet weekend. Got a few house chores done yesterday while DH was off to a local carshow, where he got sunburned. I _told_ him to be sure to use sunblock...Oh well!

Today's card has been in the making for a bit; just had to sit Self down to put it together. The DeeDee's Digi set is Grown with Love and is bound to be useful for those gardeners that are on your card list. Most of the images in this set were fussy cut. I had enough to make 2 cards, and here's the one shared this afternoon. Hope you like it.


- Seed packet and flower pots dumped on the grass are from the set. Actually the seed packet looks a bit too large for the wheel barrow, but wanted the face of it to show well.

- IO Die165-H for the wheelbarrow, cut from a white snippet and colored to be cheery using Copics.

- MB flower pots from white snippet and tucked in the wheel barrow.

- MB simple hummingbird die was cut from a snippet of Dylusions sprayed paper. His bill was colored with the Staedtler fine line pens, and then used the black to free hand some feathers.

- IO Die156-H birdhouse - white snippet colored with Copics. The red heart was colored red, then added some WoS & added back in the opening. The elements are not proportional, but I like all of 'em on here anyway. I think it's a Happy card.

- Grass was done with various Copic greens, just flicking the blade strokes.

- Background was a previously done Dylusions background piece that I thought would look ok, as it had greens, blues & yellows - just like a summer day.

- Misti used to stamp the Inky Antics sentiment, from Magnificent Men. I think this might be DH's Dad's day card, if I don't manage to get another one done before the day. He really IS my hero - Most of the time anyway!

Since I do have quite a few Snippety bits on this one, and since there is a new week (177) at the Snippets Playground), I think I shall just zip over the pond to say Hello to little Parsnip. Won't you join us?

Also do yourself a favor and check out the wonderful digis that are available, both to International and USA shoppers at DeeDee's Digis. There is still time to enter the monthly challenge that ends May 31. Remember, you have until May 31 to share your own creation made with this set and link it up to the challenge post in order to receive next month's featured set for FREE.

Another one from the Rogues' Gallery! Can't you see they are having a good time?

And I'll close with a joke...hope it gives you a little smile. Come again when you can. God Bless


The Power of Believing in One's Friends


A contestant, Sally, on 'Who Wants to be a Millionaire?' had reached the  final plateau.
If she answered the next question correctly, she would win $1,000,000.
If she answered
incorrectly, she would pocket only the $25,000 milestone money.

And as she suspected it would be, the million-dollar question was no
pushover. It was,
'Which of the following species of birds does not build  its own nest but instead lays its eggs
in the nests of other birds?

Is it:

A) the condor

B) the buzzard

C) the cuckoo

D) the vulture

The woman was on the spot. She did not know the answer. She had used up her 50/50 Lifeline
and her Ask the Audience Lifeline. All that remained was  her Phone-a-Friend Lifeline. She hoped
she would not have to use it because her friend was, well, blonde. But she had no alternative.

She called her friend and gave her the question and the four choices.

The blonde responded unhesitatingly:  'That's easy. The answer is C: the cuckoo.'

The contestant had to make a decision and make it fast. She considered 
 employing a reverse strategy
and giving Meredith any answer except the one that her friend had given her. And considering her
friend was a blonde that would seem to be the logical thing to do. But her friend had responded

 with such confidence, such certitude, that the contestant could not help but be convinced.

'I need an answer,' said Meredith.

Crossing her fingers, the contestant said, 'C: The cuckoo.'

'Is that your final answer?'

'Yes, that is my final answer.'

And Meredith replied, 'That answer is.... Absolutely correct!

You are now a millionaire!'

Three days later, the contestant hosted a party for her family and friends,
 including the blonde who
had helped her win the million dollars.

'Joni, I just do not know how to thank you,' said the contestant. 'How did you happen to know the
right answer?'

'Oh, come on,' said the blonde... 'Everybody knows that cuckoos don't build nests. They live in clocks.'

Sally fainted...........................



  1. What a gorgeous, springy card, Mary!! I love the pretty hummingbird!! The details are fabulous!! And ha - loved the joke!! Have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  2. Cute, cute scene you created Mary! I love the flicking of the grass and that bright red wheelbarrow (ours is a bright yellow!). Love your card and of course the joke is precious. Great photo too!

  3. Such a cute card. Being a gardener it is totally up my alley! Love all the fussy cutting and the background! My Mum and Dad along with hubby are still laughing about the cuckoo!

  4. Wow, Mary, this is gorgeous! Really caught my eye! What a great set from Deedee's - I will have to go take a look! Your joke was funny - TFS! I enjoyed the photo - I think I recognize the lovely lady in the middle but have no clue about the men.

  5. What a fun card Mary - love the lovely bright summery colours - and the joke :-)

  6. What a lovely card Mary and totally perfect for a gardener! Love the cheery colours you have chosen and reading through your list of ingredients you must have a mighty die collection!! Loved the joke, I shall try and remember it and tell the girls at work!! xx

  7. Loving the card Mary.

    Hope your hubby isn't suffering after getting sunburnt.

    The joke really made me chuckle:)

    Hope you have a good start to the week. Sue

  8. Gorgeous gardening themed card Mary-and a gorgeous trio of happy faces,(Darnell is a "handsome" woman!
    Nessa xx

  9. A wonderfully happy card Mary, love all your beautifully coloured little images. Thanks for the smile on this dull, wet, miserable Monday morning too. Carol x

  10. Great card, Mary. You really put lots of time and effort into the design. So many elements and they all came together very nicely. Loved your joke too. Have a wonderful week!

  11. I have just fallen off the chair laughing!......
    it's a really fun image and I love the way you have used will give a smile xxxxxxxx

  12. I love this card Mary coloured so prettily and all the different elements give it so much interest. The grass made with strokes of the pen works really well and how cute is that humming bird. I love the joke Mary and I know I am not at my best in the mornings but I didn't see that punch line coming at all and really made me chuckle. x

  13. Great snippets card Mary! A real reminder that Summer should be on the way - today though we have grey skies and rain in the Playground. sigh.

    Still giggling at the joke!


    Di xx

  14. What a sweet scene you have created here Mary! Your colouring is brilliant and I did love that joke you slipped in there! ;) Have a lovely week my friend! Oh, and Di did allow my snippet cards, I've edited that post to link to the Playground and given you a shout out too! Thanks for letting me know! Hazel xx

  15. Stunning card and brilliant joke Mary :)

  16. Cute card!! Love the image

  17. A very pretty creation and gorgeous colours used ..The joke is awesome, being a blonde myself it's funny...xx
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  18. Oh Mary, you made me smile with your brilliant joke and I love your card, perfect for the gardeners among us.

  19. Enjoyed your post today Mary, great photo and as for your card, well how gorgeous, must have taken you ages to put this little beauty together, love it!
    hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

  20. Love, love, love this bright card! It is a happy card! Love the joke too and our handsome guys charming Darnell!

  21. Great card with this kit, I don't think it matters how big the seed packet is, it's artists vision of how it should be. Your background is so Summery and love your grass too.

    Tickled pink with the joke LOL.

  22. Fantastic scene card design Mary, love these images and beautiful colours.
    Hugs Pam

  23. A gorgeous gardening scene. Love the design - just beautiful! xx

  24. Mary H - can you email me I have a question for you.

    Kathy D.

  25. Oh my Momma Mary, this is a gorgeous scene you have created with the digi's! I love the whole scene, the grass, the wheelbarrow, the pots, the hummer, everything!! I think hubby will love it, and I know he is a Hero to you-I know my hubby is a Hero to me too! Love, love, love the picture of Auntie Darnell and the guys-they are so cute!!! Hugs, Brenda

  26. Forgot to say, I loved the funny too!!! lol Hugs, Brenda

  27. Great gardeners card love the images -great funny too lol
    Carol x

  28. Love your fun card with the lovely spring/summer colours, Mary!!!! Such lovely combination of the different elements!!!! Thanks so much for sharing the joke - enjoyed it and had me smiling!!!!

  29. Lovely bright snippet card! Had a good chuckle at the joke too!