Sunday, September 15, 2019

Sept DDD "Babies"

It is once again time to get our duel on and our lovely hostesses for this month are Donna from the Dazzlers and Judy from the Divas. I am a Diva so I received an amazing kit from Judy. This month they chose Babies as the theme. My oh my did Judy send an awesome kit. It was filled with all kinds of goodies for either a boy or girl themed card. We received the image B is for baby from Hanna stamps and a ton of other fun things. DSP, Embellishments and enough of everything to make more than one card. Thank you Judy for the fun, fun, kit. This kit came just in time for me to make the card and put it to use right away. My sweet niece had an adorable baby girl recently and I am tying a little quilt for her. I am seeing her next weekend at a bridal shower for my other niece so plan on giving her the card and quilt then. So double thanks Judy. 

As you know from the previous ramblings I chose to do a baby girl card with Judy's kit. I used a base of light pink topped with a white layer. On this layer I took and cut two pieces of the adorable card stock Judy sent into 1" pieces and layered them across the front of the white panel. I colored up the clothesline image and fussy cut out the little baby clothes from the clothesline. I made my own clothesline with the pink ribbon included in the kit and stuck the cut out pieces to that. Thinking I may be done, I decided it looked way to plain so I added a punched border to the white panel and the heart rhinestones to the border...….ok a little better but.....not quite. I then took the sticker label along with the pink diaper pin and attached to the upper part of the card......hmmmmm it doesn't really show that well so I took my brown colored pencil and went around the label and then went back with an eraser to soften the line and pop the label out. I think it worked but probably not as well as a brown paper backing which would have required very fussy cutting and I'm really not great at that....

Here is my card:

Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you like the card and that my niece does too. If you have a chance, please stop by the other duelers blogs (listed on my sidebar). I am sure you will not be disappointed with their amazing creations.

Until next time,

Friday, August 16, 2019

DDD August 2019 "Humor" Bees Knees

Yikes here I am and yes I am late. I have actually been a day off all week. I wrote 8.15.19 all day long and it never dawned on me my card should be posted. Thank heavens our fearless Diva leader Kelly texted me and reminded me. Jeanette was the Dazzlers leader this month and combined these two awesome ladies are the originators of this swap. Thank you both for all the years of fun.

This has been a tough month for our leaders in the fact that a lot or research had to be done for the kits this time. Kelly researched Angel policies and ended up remaking her kit a couple times. Thankfully she shared  the results of her research with us,

Kelly's kit contained Pebbles Family Tree DSP Several  ribbons from her stash as well as buttons, prisma flowers and blue dots from Paper Studios and the image is from Newtons Nook--Winstons Honeybees. I used colored pencils to color my image. I am trying to get used to using colored pencils ever since I went to Junkie Fest and took Kathie R's coloring class.

Here is my card:

I put my card together in a bit of a hurry. I hope you like it.

I want to thank you for stopping by. Please take some time and check out the rest of the Duelers' cards.

Until next time.


Monday, July 15, 2019

JULY DDD-Christmas in July

Hi all, I'm here and it is still the 15th. I made my card but ran out of time last night as I was trying to get everything ready for work today....Anyway enough of that. This months our wonderful hostesses were Debby for the Darlings and Suzy for the Divas. Being they are sisters they got together at Christmas and went shopping for our kits scoring with sales to boot. I'm sure they had a ton of fun. The theme they chose was Christmas in July.

Suzy sent us the following in our kits:

Image: SU Christmas Lodge3

DSP: Ornamental Christmas (The Paper Studio)

Embellishments: Ribbon, snowflake sequins, snowflake die cuts and bling.

Along with the supplies to make Christmas cards Suzy and Debby asked us include a recipe that we make at Christmas time. Fun, fun, fun and I'm sure there are some yummy recipies on the blogs.

My card is relatively simple but when I saw the great papers Suzy sent along I just had to go with the card I made. The paper I chose had Christmas trees on it and the lodge seemed to fit right between two of the trees. To me is was perfect. I didn't want to use the whole tree dsp as the full back ground so I paired it with the polka doted paper using the green ribbon to separate the two papers. I fuzzy cut the lodge and mounted it so it would pop up. I also cut out the Christmas sentiment and mounted it on the Cherry Cobbler SU paper and then mounted this with mounting tape. It all came together pretty quickly. Here is my card:

I'm so bummed. I had a good picture I had taken in good lighting and I thought it had been saved to my blog but alas it wasn't. I wasn't very happy when I found that out so had to take another one and honestly it doesn't look good. Maybe when I get to work I'll try and swap it out.  ( I changed out the picture this is the better one.) On to the second challenge......

When my girls were little and they went to daycard we got a newletter home and it had this recipe in it. I thought I'd try it and it has become a family favorite at christmas (only at Christmas though so it is a treat). My father in law put that rule into effect right after tasting them. LOL. My neighbor like
them so well I would make them for him and then some for his wife and wrap his up with Christmas paper and give it to him at Christmas. One Christmas i put the peanut clusters in a shirt box and wrapped tissue paper around the treats so he immediately thought it was a shirt, He was so bumbed when he opened the package until he pulled the tissue paper away. He was grinning from ear to ear when he discovered I hadn't forgotten how much he loved the peanut clusters. He promptly jumped up and ran into the other room and hid them. He would only share them with a certain few people and only one a piece.(That was when I started giving his wife a package as well.)

Peanut Clusters
2 pounds white candy
coating, coarsely chopped
1 package (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
1 package (11-1/2 ounces) milk chocolate chips
5 cups salted dry roasted peanuts

In a heavy saucepan over low heat, cook and stir candy coating and chips until melted and smooth. Cool for 10 minutes; stir in peanuts.

Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto waxed paper-lined baking sheets. Refrigerate until firm, about 45 minutes.

Thank you so much for stopping by. Please take some time and visit the other Deulers I am sure you won't be disappointed.

Until next time,

Sunday, June 16, 2019

June DDD 2019

Hi all, I'm late to the June duel but I 'm finally here. The June competiton is Halloween in June. Our hostesses this month were Terry for the dazzlers and Tami for the Divas.

Our kit from Tami included: image Delighfully Spooky from Red Rubber Designs Dsp and embellishments from various vendors from Tami's stash.

I colored our little guy with colored pencils and gamsol. I've been using this method lately to see if I can get better at it. His slacks look a little funky in the picture and not sure why but they are all black. Two of the DSP had two sides and I was tempted to use the same paper and hoard the others but I didn't.. I used the hat washi tape Tami included on the inside of the card but didn't get a picture of the inside. I think this challenge was a fun one and something really different for this time of year. Thank you Tami and Terry.

Here is my card:

I apologize for the quality of the picture. I thought I had enough light but apparently I didn't .

Thank you Tami for the fun kit and thank you for stopping by. Please take a look at the other Duelers cards. I am sure you will not be disappointed. 

Until next time.


Wednesday, May 15, 2019

DDD May 2019 Motorcycle/Masculine

Hi All,
Welcome once again the the DDD challenge. This month Shelly was the hostess for the Dazzlers and I was for the Divas. Shelly and I started talking about the duel a couple months ago. Our last go round I picked the theme so I thought it only fair Shelly picked this time. We threw out several ideas and Shelly came up with motorcycles. (Great idea Shelly). See the kit details below.

The image is from the hot red classic collection from bombshell stamps. 

The DSP papers all come from Hobby Lobby with the exception of the lighter colored map which is from JoAnns .

All the embellishments came from HL with the exception of the little motorcycles. They came from a button collection from JoAnns. I cut off the little knob on the back.

The ribbon is from my collection and the suede is from a roll of suede rope I got from HL

When I think of motorcycles I usually associate them with the Freedom Riders or a patriotic theme. I also think of leather, chrome and travel. So in sending this kit I put in some suede rope, a handmade american flag I made from ribbon and most of the dsp was either leather looking or travel of some type.

Here is the front of my card:

My card is rather simple but I didn't want too much on it. The cycle is colored with colored pencils and then I have put wink of Stella over the whole thing. It is shiny in real life but not too shiny. 
I used the nail tip embellies along with a red star button to accent the corner. I also raised the motorcycle up with mounting tape and the flag as well.

Here is the inside:

I used some scraps from the front and mounted at an angle to complete the inside of the card. 
Something different for me.

I want to thank you for stopping by and be sure to stop at all the rest of the duelers blogs and see their creations. I am sure you will not be disappointed.

Until next time,

Monday, April 15, 2019

DDD March and April 2019

I'm late to the party however, I'm still on the 15th. I have 2 cards to post as my kit took the long way from Canada to the USA in March  and I've had a little struggle with my April card. I'll start with March...Heather was our Canadian hostess for the divas in March. The Dazzlers had a guest hostess. Heather sent a great kit and I enjoyed playing with it. Somehow I don't have the exact details of the kit but I do have my card. I felt so bad for Heather as she has sent our kits from the post office and they put the incorrect postage (or Correct) either way they returned the kits to Heather making them AOL. She then resent them. Here is my card:

And here is the inside of the card. 

And here is the inside of my card.

The April hostesses were Terry S for the Dazzlers and Laura Jean for the Divas. I have to say this was a cute, cute kit that LJ sent us. Here are the details:

Theme: Out of this World

Stamps: Rocket Age (October Afternoon) - this is one of my favorite collections of all time.

Paper: Doodlebug Designs (all)

Other: Ribbon - Red (Denami Designs), Blue (Offray) Red (Offray). gemstones (Michaels), buttons (Stampin Up). & silver stars (Tim Holtz)

I had so much fun with this. The problem I had was that my dog loved it too. I put it down and he took it. I got it away from him and put it higher.....apparently not high enough..I'm still scratching my head on how he got it.  It became a game to him but I finally got my card made and am able to post it now I just need to take a class in taking pictures...ugghhh. 
Here is my card front:

I loved the paper and the images are so darn cute. I had a fun layout picked out however I had to go to plan B.

Here is the inside of my card:

It is rather plain but I kind of like it that way. Thanks so much Laura Jean for the awesome kit. I'm thinking I'll make it a birthday card for one of my grandsons.

A big thanks go out to Heather for her wonderful kit as well. I do apologize for being so tardy in posting. I enjoyed playing with your kit as well

Thank you for stopping by. I do appreciate it. Please stop by the other duelers and check out their awesome creations. I can't wait to go check them out myself.

Until next time,

Friday, February 15, 2019

February 2019 DDD ---Love your Pet

Hi All,
It is once again time for our duel. Leading the Challenge for the Dazzler's is Terry and leading the Diva's is Barb. Terry and Barb chose love your pets for the theme this month being Feb 20th is love your pet day.  Being a Diva I got an awesome kit from Barb. Thank you Barb....I loved the kit.  It included.

Whipper Snapper: Triple Dog Dare Image and sentiments from Seaside Stampin Ink Dogs/Agreeable and My sentiments with no name on the stamp. 

DSP from different companies I used Photo Play paper go fetch and Bella Blvd Tail Wagers

Barb also included a variety of ribbons and other embellies.

Barb send out kits early and I have to say I  couldn't wait to color the image. I love the W/S image and colored up two of them right away. I used colored pencils to color both images and had fun. I then fussy cut my image out to create my card. I did struggle a bit coming up with a layout as I usually try and use as much of the dsp I can when making my card. I just didn't really find a layout that I liked that wouldn't seem to busy and take away from the cute image.

Here is what I chose for the front of my card:

And here is the inside:

I must apologize for the crummy pictures. It was dark outside and had to take the pictures when I got home from work. The color is much better in real life. 

Thanks so much for stopping by, I do appreciate it. Please take a few minutes and stop by the other duelers and check out their creations. I am certain you will not be disappointed. They are some awesome and crafty ladies.

Until next time,