Wednesday, 3 July 2019


Special Event

                         Please join us in celebrating Darnell's Birthday!!

One more part to this special event.
The team has made special cards for Darnell's birthday,
along with our Guest Designer Leslie,
and several Featured Designers (friends from the retreat).

During our retreat, Darnell (Dolly to us) was up early one morning
and decided she wanted some frozen blueberries.
Some how she spilled almost the whole, Costco-sized bag of
blueberries all over the floor.

Bonnie snapped these pictures.
See the swipe of blueberries on the right photo??  We couldn't find a broom so we grabbed
a large piece of card stock to pick up the berries.  As they thawed, the blueberry juice
"smooshed" on the cardstock in a lovely design that looked perfect for card making.

Well, without Dolly knowing, we kept that piece of blueberry smoosh and cut it up.
Each Designer has used one piece in making Dolly's birthday cards. :)

I wasn't at this retreat myself, but I'm so thrilled to be taking part in this fun event and to share a piece of Darnell's 'abstract art' as the background in my card:)

The bouquet stamp is designed by the incredibly talented Danielle Donaldson for Stamping Bella.
I coloured with Zig Markers and Daniel Smith Watercolours.

I enjoyed this so much, I decided to try to recreate Danell's art myself and made a Twofer!

We have some fabulous Guest Designers joining us to celebrate Darnell's birthday, so I hope you'll pop over to the  CAS Watercolour Challenge Blog to get some inspiration and see what the others have done with Darnell's 'art'. Looking forward to seeing your bouquet of flowers in our gallery:)


  1. Two lovely birthday cards Jenny! Your bouquets look pretty in both yellow and blue and what fun smooshed backgrounds! xx

  2. These are both really pretty

  3. Both cards are so pretty and what a fun backstory x

  4. These are both lovely cards.

  5. How super cool that you made me a Twofer of beautiful bouquets, Jenny! Thank you and thank you for helping to make my 70th birthday one I will never forget! I love how awesome your yellow bouquet looks with my blueberry bumble and I love how you creatively made your own interpretation of a blueberry bumble for the background on your gorgeous second bouquet using such a pretty blueberry color! Hugs, Darnell

  6. Jenny these are two wonderful cards. Great idea to do a twofer and recreate the blueberry spill. Such a fun thing to do for Darnell's birthday :)

  7. I love your pretty bouquet of yellow flowers with your abstract blueberry background created by Dolly:-) What a great idea, Jenny to create your own faux blueberry background for your 2nd card with a pretty bouquet of blue flowers:-) We do have fun creating, don't we! Hugs...

  8. LOVE your beautiful Twofer cards Jenny!! I especially love the first one with the soft yellow and dark blue combination ... gorgeous! It's amazing to see the cards made with the blueberry smoosh ... they are all so fantastic! xx

  9. Lovely cards!
    Love how you have used the blueberry bumble cs! very creative ladies indeed (and no wasting :) )

  10. Two awesome cards, Jenny! Love your bouquets! Both of them. Yellow and blue are one of my favorite color combinations and you've captured that time two! Your "blueberry" splatters worked perfectly!

  11. Terrific twofers, Jenny. Beautifully watercoloured. Great use of the blueberry background... the bouquet stands out against it.

  12. Gorgeous bouquet with the banner sentiment and, oh, my gosh, your own background on the twofer is so lovely! I keep thinking today's cards may start a blueberry smooshing trend. Watch out blueberries!

  13. Magnificent cards Jenny - and I love your use of the blue berry background(s)

  14. two beautifully done how you used the blueberry bkg.
    x Karen