Friday, June 15, 2018

DDD June theme. Everythings Coming Up Roses

 This month Shelly and I were the hostesses for the DDD group. Since the Rose is the flower for the month of June we decided on the theme everythings coming up roses. I had to purchase a new laptop so I m late in posting as I had to figure out how to use it.

Here is what I sent my teammates:

Since is traditionally a Rose month, we decided to make our theme Everything's Coming up Roses. Your kits included dsp from JoAnns American Crafts and the glitter paper not sure what the company it is. The rose images all came from a set I purchased on Wish.com and didn't have any kind of name or company name on it. I have a rose from Gina K in there as well and I wrote her name on those images. The roses are from recollections and the rest of the embellishments are from my stash. Since roses come in different colors please color your rose in your favorite rose color that you either like to receive or send. Please also, let us know what your all time favorite color of rose is. (if different from the rose color on your card). I have attached meanings of each color if you are interested....

Red I love you, passion, respect courage pale pink grace, admiration , elegance deep pink gratitude, refinement, appreciation orange fascination, passion, desire, pride coral desire, fascination peach believe me, modesty, sweetness yellow joy, happiness, caring, true friendship white innocence, purity, loyalty burgundy undying love, unconscious beauty lavender love at first sight, enchantment

Since Yellow is my favorite color of rose I tried to make the kits a neutral color so that everyone could make their cards with their favorite rose color. My vision for my card was much nicer in my head than it turned out in real life. I colored my Gina K roses with copics and used crystal effects on the jar to make it look like real glass. For the background of the image I crumpled up some plastic wrap and tapped it on a yellow ink pad and then tapped it over the image, it is subtle but I kind of like how it turned out.  Here is my card:



I'm looking forward to seeing all the rest of the cards the duelers have created. If you have time please stop by their blogs as I'm sure you won't be disappointed with their creations.

Thanks for stopping by, I do appreciate it.

Until next time,
Hugs,
Carol

Sunday, April 15, 2018

DDD April theme "April Showers"

Welcome to the April challenge . Our kits this month were made up for us by Tracie for the Dazzlers and Barb for the Divas. Barb made an awesome kit for us to play with and I did have fun. Our kit included the Whipper Snapper image Umbrella and Slicker and the friends sentiment on the inside of my card came from Whipper Snapper as well. The fun dsp came from Echo Park. Pebbles. Bazzill and Crate Paper. Also, several embellishments were included in the kit. Buttons, white tear drop pearls, sequins, raindrops and misc ribbons. Right after I got my kit I tried my hand at coloring with colored pencils but I ended up using the image I colored with copics. I used some blue glitter glue on the bottom of my card to make puddles and crystal effects and blue glitter glue to make raindrops on the umbrella. I used an unnamed die I purchased at "wish". Here is the front of my card:


I had so much fun with this kit but am having a hard time uploading my pictures. On the inside of my card I had used the saying "Friends are the umbrellas in the storms of Life", flanked by some pretty sequins. Thanks Barb for the awesome kit....

Please stop by the other Duelers and check out their creations, I am sure you will not be disappointed.

Thank you so much for stopping by, I do appreciate it.

Until next time,
Hugs,
Carol



Thursday, March 15, 2018

DDD March 2018 "Birthdays"

Hi all, it is once again time for our DDD group to deuel. Our lovely hostesses this month are Donna for the Dazzlers and Judy for the Divas. Judy sent us an awesome kit that included the following:

Designer paper: We R memory keepers "Cakes and Candles"
Stamps: Art Impressions "Wine Divas"; Stampendous "Gift Drift"
Embellishments: "Happy Birthday to You" die cut from Impress cards and Crafts; green and white ribbon and bling stickers from Recollections; present stickers from Jolee's Boutique; miscellaneous vendors for yellow ribbon, twine, sequins, brads.


Judy shared with us that he hubby is celebrating his 80th birthday this month which helped determine the theme.  I loved the kit that Judy sent. I thought the DSP was amazing and I loved the images. I loved them so much I colored up two of them and made 2 cards. I have enough of the kit to make a couple more cards much to my delight.I did try to use as much of the dsp and kit that I could. Here are my cards:

The front of my Wine Divas


and here is the inside:



Here is the front of my stampendous gift drift card:



and here is the inside using Judy's die cut.


Thank you Judy for the awesome kit. I really enjoyed playing with it and am looking forward to making a couple more cards.

Thank you for stopping by, if you have a chance go visit the other deuelers. I am certain you won't be disappointed.

Until next time,
Hugs,
Carol

Thursday, February 15, 2018

DDD February "Something to love"

Well it is once again time to get our duel on. Our lovely hostesses for this month are our founders Jeanette for the Dazzlers and Kelly for the Divas. In the Divas amazing kit Kelly showered us with great treats. The images are from MFT London Mouse, The papers are Hearts/travel paper from Hobby Lobby . Geometric paper Travel from American crafts.and several  misc embellishments--buttons, ribbons-sequins red rhinestones...lots of fun stuff.

Kelly had die cut several of the images and I had so much fun coloring them. I was a bit challenged with these images as they were so darn cute and I had hoped I could pull together a really cute card using them but I don't feel like I accomplished what I had set out to do. I loved the geometric papers (actually all of the papers). Usually I try to use as many of the papers as I can however, I used two of the dsp. When I looked at the big square geometric dsp I decided to cut the squares apart and use them individually rather than all together on one sheet. I arranged them on black suede paper (which I really liked the looks of). I used the little mice soldiers and arranged them on the individual squares. I then thought the card needed more so I cute little circles out of another piece of dsp (which I also used on the inside). I also added rhinestones and sequins to the tops of the circles. Anyway, here is the front of my card....



and here is the inside






Thanks so much for stopping by and checking out my card. Please take a bit of time and check out all the other duelers. I am sure you will not be disappointed.

Until next time....
Hugs,
Carol






Monday, January 15, 2018

DDD January 2018 the theme "Happy New Year"

We start of the New Year is the fresh start of the DDD challenges for 2018. Darlene provided the challenge kit for the Dazzler's and LJ for the Diva's. LJ sent a wonderfully fun kit and between the two of them they provided a real challenge to go along with the kits. See below what LJ sent:

Your kit will involve a little bit of creativity on your part and is a bit different than anything we have done before. Your kit will contain an image of a January 2018 calendar. Now I know ya'all are thinking huh?? that's it?  Well Darlene and LJ asked us to incorporate our own image to make a New Years card. It didn't have to be New Years we could chose anything, baby, new marriage, most anything new. 

The DSP is a paper pack named Mint to be Fab Foil paper pack from Hobby Lobby. LJ sent along rhinestones (which I used as snow flakes) as well as sequins, misc ribbons and several buttons. 


I used an image from Mo Manning to add to the cute paper and embellishments LJ sent along. I chose a card sketch from pinterest that I loosely followed. I used basic black for the base and accents for the dsp on the card. I also used stickles to accent the fur on this little cuties hat and copics to color her. I mounted the little cutie with 3M mounting tape to finish off the layers. Here is the front of my card:




And here is the inside of my card. I used left over dsp from the front of my card to do the inside.



 I really had to think about this challenge before getting started on my card. Once I got the dsp I wanted to use and the layout down, it went smoothly.

Thank you for stopping by and please stop by the other Duelers blogs I am sure you will not be disappointed with their creativity.....

Until next time.
Hugs,
Carol






Wednesday, November 15, 2017

DDD November 2017 Toadily Happy

Hi All, it is once again time for the duelers to get their duel on.  Debby was the leader of the Dazzlers and Suzy was the leader for the Divas. What a fun kit she sent. Suzy sent two Penny Black images from the Toadily set and a sentiment. She sent misc designer papers and embellishments. I have to apologize as I had made my cards and had the list to start my post, by the time I got back to posting I couldn't find the list. (We lost our dog between card making and posting and I just couldn't find the details so am sorry Suzy for not listing all the wonderful things you included in the kit). It was a fun kit to work with. So much fun I actually made 2 cards. I am a huge fan of Penny Black stamps...
I do remember that Suzy had written that when she and Debby were talking about the theme they had said everyone is so busy hopping around this time of the year....and thus the theme. It definitely is a busy time of the year.

Here are my cards:






On the top card I made a little flower from the bakers twine and turquoise flat head embellishment. Suzy sent the flowers and rhinestones that I combined and put on the card to the left.


Thank you so much for stopping by. If you have time, please stop and see the rest of the duelers cards. I am certain you will not be disappointed.



Until next time,
Hugs,
                                                                          Carol

Sunday, October 15, 2017

DDD October 2017 "Halloween"

Hi All, it is once again the 15th of the month and we are once again dueling. The fearless leaders of the dueling groups are: Terry L for the dazzlers and Tami P for the divas. I am one of the divas so I received an awesome kit from Tami. The wonderful kit included an image from Red Rubber Designs "Delightfully Spooky" and two sentiments as well. The dsp was from Tami's stash as well as the embellishments (just to insert a note here: YAY Tami ..she has been on a mission to pull from her stash for quite some time and she has done an excellent job of it with our kits). There is no special extra challenge this month (good thing as I usually seem to miss that part in my creating mode. :( ).

I enjoyed playing with this kit and as usual wanted to come up with something that would use most of the dsp. I found a layout on pinterest from Operation Write Home it is the sketch challenge #83. Much to my delight it used 5 strips of paper on the front panel. Walla, 5 of the 6 dsp on the front of the card. I did change the shape of the image and moved it from the right to the left, but it still is similar to the sketch.

Here is my card:

I colored the cute little witch with my copic markers and used Tami's pretty green ribbon on top of the bottom piece of cardstock. I mounted the happy halloween saying on a scrap of the paper taken off one of the strips of dsp I used for my layout. 


On the inside I mounted the other saying on a scrap of one of the panels and I then cut the other scraps into 1x1 pieces and then in a diagonal to place little corners on the paper to finish off the inside.

I'm not much of a Halloween card sender however, I do have a friend who LOVES Halloween. I was telling her about a cute sign I had seen at Michaels and since she is a safety director she said she had to have it....I am going to send her the little sign:

                                                                                 along with my card as a little Halloween treat.

Thanks so much for stopping by, I do appreciate it. Please stop by the duelers blogs on my sidebar and see what they have created. I am sure you will not be disappointed.

Until next time,
Hugs,
Carol