Saturday, February 15, 2020

DDD Feb 2020 Challenge " Let me call you Sweetheart-"

Hi all,

This month Shelly is the kit creator for the Dazzlers and I am the kit creator for the Divas.

We chose "Let Me Call you Sweetheart" as our theme. When Shelley and I talked we thought this might be fun because we could use most anything. In looking at our Angel policy I was trying to come up with a good image that would fit the theme and work with the policy. I had narrowed it down to either a baby theme or a pet theme as we all love both babies and pets. Then I came upon this inkidinkidoo image. (I thought it would work perfectly). It didn't have a name on the stamp just a number...The papers I chose came from a Glittered designer pad from My Minds Eye called Bloom and  I tried to pull matching papers in different colors from the pack. The  kits also included several ribbons from my stash. Jots sticker beads, memory makers brads in blacks and whites, Recollections flowers in black and peach/hues as well as black and shiny rhinestone sticky back beads from my stash.

When I was putting my card together I was thinking my poor team....the kit was definitely challenging on its own. The card I made is very simple, The layout is plain but I found less was more when putting it together. I chose the taupe colored glitter paper and cut the image and frame out from one of my dies from spellbinders (I don't know the name as I had taken it out of the package it came in). I used basic black for the background color and the black ribbon. I colored the image with colored pencils and added some of the fluffy feathers to the hat and umbrella along with a peach flower on the hat. Here is fhe front of my card:

For the inside of my card I took the leftover scrap from the front of the card and cut it out with a victorian looking die I had purchased. I also used one of the flowers as an accent and added some brown stickles for the center as the bead was a bit hard and I didn't want it poking through to the front of the card.  Here is my inside:

I didn't add a sentiment as I don't know who will be getting this card.

Thank you so much for stopping by, I do appreciate it. Please take a few minutes and check out the other duelers cards. I am sure you won't be disappointed. 

Until next time,

Wednesday, January 15, 2020


Hi all, Here I am  not first thing in the am as I had hoped but it is still the 15th. 😥. Our hostesses for this month were Terry Serman for the Dazzlers and LJ (Laura Jean) for the Divas (that me). I got my wonderful fun kit from LJ and I absolutely loved it. The papers and  embellishments were so bright and cute. Thank you LJ.

Kit Contents:

Image: Penguin Juggling snowballs (Elzybell Stamps)
DSP:  Doodlebug Designs (winter wonderland pad and white glitter paper).
Ribbon: Stampin up
Embellishments: Large white snowflakes (paper studio) Glitter dots and snowflakes (doodlebug designs) die cut snowflakes---cut with marvy punch.

When I received my kit I fell in love with the awesome papers. What to use would be the biggest question as I wanted to use everything. I had originally intended to make 2 cards but I have been sick since the 31st and have had no energy to create or even plan with stamps.  Anyway, I colored up 2 of the images, used one for a base and fussy cut the second image. I then cut the first image into a circle and popped up the second image over the circle image. I used some white stickles to color the snowballs and pompom on the hat. I had tried a "snowflake pen" but it really didn't give me the warm fuzzies. I layered the beautiful paper over my base and added the cut snowflakes to offset the round penguin center (which is also popped up.) On the cut snowflakes I layered the other snowflakes and centered them with the glitter dots. Here is my card:

On the inside I used plain white paper and cut out one of the cute little sayings/squares from another piece of the DSP and surrounded it with the cute snowflake dots. Here is the inside:

All in all I am pleased with how this turned out. 

Thank you for stopping by. If you get a chance please stop by the other duelers listed on my sidebar. I am sure you will love their creations and you will certainly not be disappointed.

Until next time,

Friday, November 15, 2019

DDD November 2019 Super Adorable Owls

This months challenge was sent to us by Beth leading the Dazzlers and Heather leading us the Divas They chose owls for a theme because they are super adorable. Heather sent a wonderful kit see below:

Stamps: Taylored expressions: Hoot hoot horray

Papers:  Illustrated faith "Gratitude" and one pattern from "All People All Nations:

Along with Various embellishments from Heathers stash.

I had so much fun playing with this kit. Heather had cut out some owls and the branch.  I colored up the images with colored pencils and mounted the cut out images on the original image. I also shaded in the left side of the image to indicate a tree of sorts to sort of connect to the branch, I then shadowed blue around the image to try and mimic sky. I added green sequins to the tips of the branches to mimic leaves and buttons to hold the flap in place

I used the joy fold layout and used basic black as a base.

I still have enough supplies to make another card plus, I have had a bugger of a time getting my card to upload and get it posted to my blog however, I think I finally got it. I wish I was better at technology but I'm still trying.

Here is my card:

Thank you so much for stopping by. Please stop by the other duelers blogs, I am certain you will not be disappointed with their creations.

Until next time,

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Oct 2019 DDD Fall Pumpkins

Hi All, I'm here right on the 15th mid day rather than mid evening. This month Tracie (Dazzlers) and Barb (Divas thats me)  chose fall pumpkins for our Oct theme. Barb sent me a great assortment of goodies to play with. (so fun) the list is as follows:

Image is from outlines Rubber Stamp Company--Ghost Couple

DSP : Stampin up Painted Autumn--Around the block-Color me hallowee and Creative Imaginations-Double Vision

Various Embellishments Ribbons Brads and Buttons

First of all Thank you Barb for the awesome kit. I had fun with this one and have enough stuff to make another card or two.

I used Basic Black paper for my card base and built it up with the SU double sided  paper. I loved the orange variegated with the white spots and the pumpkin paper so I had to use both on my card.

I colored up the image with copics and gel pens and then cut it out. I was just going to mount the image on the front of the card but the cute image go lost in the dsp. I went to my dies (I believe this one is a spellbinders) and cut this oval out of the black (same as the base) and mounted my image on that. I was happy with that so I added the black ribbon and black buttons to finish off the card.

Here is my card:

Thank you again Barb for the fun kit. 

Thank you for stopping by, I hope you liked my card. If you get a chance please stop by the other duelers and check out their creations, I am certain you will not be disappointed.

Until next time,


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.

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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.

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Until next time,