Sunday, March 15, 2015

March 2015 DDD challenge card

Hi all, Here I am with my card for this months duel. It is still the 15th so I guess I am on time. (I'm so slow). The hostesses for this months duel were Paola for the Darlings and Kadie for the Divas. The theme for this month is "Whats your brew?" Kadie sent the most wonderful kit. It contained two images, A/I Cathy Caffeine and MFT A la mode you're my cup of tea. I colored both images the same day I got them as I couldn't decide if I liked coffee or tea better...it really depends on the day and the weather. I did chose the coffee image in the end as I do drink that more consistently. The dsp is from Prima--coffee break collection and I used the Amuse Studio (coral Twine) along with the coffee stirer and rhinestone from Simple Stories. I colored the image with copics and used SU silver glitter glue for Cathys earrings. So..... here is my card.

It is hard to see the rhinestones but they are under the cup on the stir stick and in the O in hot java.

Here is the inside of my card:

I used the extra paper from the dsp I cut for the front to create the inside of my card..

We were supposed to share what kind of tea/coffee we liked as well. I am a fan of medium brew coffee and latte's, and Chai tea.....yummm.....

Thanks for stopping by. Please stop by the other DDD team members blogs, I am sure you will not be disappointed.

Until next time,
Hugs,
Carol

Sunday, February 15, 2015

DDD February 2015 Challenge Umbrellas

This month for our friendly duel, Laura Jean was the wonderful kit creater for the Divas and Darlene was the kit creator for the Dazzlers. We got an awesome kit from LJ and this is the details LJ sent:



Our theme this month is Umbrellas! Believe it or not, National Umbrella Day is February 10th. Darlene and I thought it would be fun to think spring. since we have seen too much white stuff this winter


Here are the contents of the kit I sent:
Images: Sophie (Whipper Snapper Designes) Single Umbrella (Stamping Bella). Row of umbrellas (Stampendous)

Patterned paper: Hello Summer (Echo Park)
Accessories: 3D flower (K&Co), White "pretty ribbon" (Hobby Lobby), all other ribbon (SU!), White Bow (paper studio), Butterfly Chipboards (Heidi Swapp) Asst Buttons, Twine (MME).

Well I must say it was a fun, fun, fun kit to create with. I tried to use as much of the kit as I could. I loved the little girl and her umbrella and couldn't wait to color up the image.

Here is my kit....

i used the little flower in the corner to offset the orange circle in the upper left hand corner. I colored the image with copids and tried to use the colors that were the closest to the dsp. I used the umbrella image for the inside with the same colors....here it i:

I must apologize for the pictures. They are kind of dark as I had to take them inside with overcast skies. 

Thank you for stopping by please stop by the other ddd's blogs and see how they used their kits, I am sure you will not be disappointed...

Until next time,
Hugs,
Carol

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Art Impressions Challenge have a heart

I have had a love of AI stamps every since I was introduced to them by my friend Cheryl when she purchased some fronts and backs at a garage sale. She didn't know if they were current or not so I went to the internet and walla I discovered AI stamps. I have been picking them up every once in awhile ever since. I found the AI challenge after one of my sweet friends submitted a card and won....I am now checking the AI blog to see awesome creations and fun cards. This challenge asks that you use a heart on your creation. For my card I used the Stuck in the 80's set. I found the designer paper in my stash from a paper pack I bought quite a while ago. The brown paper is early expresso from SU and the red is Cherry Cobble also from SU. I paper pieced the outfits and used copics to color the rest of the image. So without further chatter here is my card:


And here is the inside of my card:





As you can see I used layered hearts in the corners on the front and I carried the hearts to inside of my card as well.

Thank you for stopping by, I do appreciate your taking a look..

Until next time,
Hugs,
Carol











Saturday, January 17, 2015

January 2015 Duel--BIrth of a New Year

Hi all, It looks like I am starting the new year off on a bad foot....I had my card ready and had computer troubles so am doing this on my lunch at work. This month our lovely hostsess's were Debbie from the Dazzlers and Judy from the Divas. Here is the challenge they presented to us:

Birth of a New Year!

Greetings Divas!
Welcome to a new year full of new beginnings. Debbie and I chose “Birthdays” as the theme for the first duel in 2015. I can’t remember if birthdays have ever been used as a theme before and thought it appropriate for the “Birth of a New Year”! Also I had a little self-serving motive as January is a month full of birthdays for my family and friends, as well as, my own. And I’m always looking for inspiration for creating new birthday card designs. I had a lot of fun putting this kit together and I hope you find inspiration in creating cards from all the items listed here:

Paper: My Mind’s Eye “the sweetest thing” (3 sheets); My Mind’s Eye “Nostalgia” (1 sheet); 1 sheet Crate Paper

Images: Art Impressions “Girlfriends” (image and sentiment); Stampin’ Up, “Take A Spin”; Inkadinkago “Birthday Cupcake” (image and sentiment); Sweet and Sassy “Carnation”; Stampabiilities “May Your Birthday Be Filled”

Embellishments: Ribbon: variety from Michael’s; twine by American Crafts; Buttons: clear Stampin’ Up, others unknown; Faux pearls: Stampin’ Up and unknown; Flowers: Recollections and Prima; Brads: variety from Michael’s; Spinner from Stampin’ Up; Sequins and Rhinestoneand metal elelments unknown; Birthday tags from DCWV kit.

Do you have a birthday occasion that is memorable? Is there a birthday gift you received that was a favorite? We would love to hear your story!


First let me tell you...When I started working with the amazing kit Judy sent I thought maybe it was my birthday it was sooooooo full of goodies. When deciding what to use I looked at all the immies and chose the carnations as I am a big fan of carnations. I used 4 of the 5 sheets of dsp (a part of each), and a few of the embellies. What fun I had. Here is the front of my card.



And here is the inside of my card.

 

It took me forever to figure out how to upload the pictures. New programs always confuse me. Anyway enough chatter about that. Our second challenge was to tell about a birthday that sticks out in our mind or a favorite gift. When we were little my dad would take me and my sister and brothers fishing after supper. We would do the dishes in a hurry just to be able to go. Since my birthday is in June and we were able to go out and play and throw a line in when my dad would take us. Well around the time I was 8 or so my mom and dad gave me a fishing pole for my birthday I was over the moon excited to be able to go out and use my new fishing pole.......WELL my dear brother gave me the chicken pox for my birthday as well. I broke out before I could take that awesome pole out and try it out. Much to my dismay...my brother did the honors for me. (Actually I was furious when I found out he had gone fishing with dad and pirated my pole to use). Even though he got to use the pole first I loved that fishing pole and made good use of it.

Thank you for stopping by and checking out my blog. Now that I'm getting the hang of how to upload I will try and get better on posting....Please stop by all of the DDD blogs and see what they have created from these fun kits. I am sure you will not be disappointed.

Until next time,
Hugs,
Carol

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Calendar Girls November 2014

I'm here, I'm here....I tell you, I need to get more computer savvy. I've been having a hard time downloading my pictures so I took my camera with me and am using another computer...sheesh. (It should be easy). ....anyway, Our hostess this month is the talented Barb and here is what she said:

This month we are going to do a color challenge. Since this card will be posted a few days before Halloween, I challenge you to make a card using just two colors--Black and One Other Color. I also challenge you to try to not use white or ivory as a base for your image. If you do, it does not need to count as your second color--or it can...... Your card does not need to be a Halloween card--it can be for any occasion. Get your thinking caps on and limit your colors to just two!

A bit of clarification............. I had a question already about the limit of two colors. Does that mean just the image, or does it include card base, paper, embellishments, etc.?

Yes--it means everything on your card can only be one of two colors--Black and something else. Your image can be stamped or printed on white or ivory if you want and that base does not count as one of the two colors--unless you wanted to go Black and White only. So all of your cardstock and any designer paper and any/all embellishments need to be one of the two colors you choose. Yes, this is thinking out of the box and I am guessing our markers will not be used this month! That is why it is called a "Challenge"!

Now you all know why she clarified the black and white scheme...right??? lol. Well you got it. That is exactly what my two colors are. I also used black and white glitter paper  which again, I am sure you are not surprised at....lol  Here is my card:

 

I also used white glitter netting along with a little white gem to make little ornaments on the shoes. I used the same netting along the bottom of the card to make the scalloped cut out stand out a bit more (a bit hard to see but it is there). I will insert the Cinderella sentiment about the right pair of shoes and will probably pass it on to one of my daughters (which like me, the love shoes and glitter as well).

Thanks for stopping by, please stop by and check out the rest of the calendar girls blogs. I am sure you will not be disappointed...

Until next time,
Hugs,
Carol

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

DDD October 2014 "Eat Drink and Be Scary"

Can you believe it I'm here and on time. So here we go Terry and LJ were our hostesses for this round and what a cute kit the Divas got....(at least I think so). Terry was the hostess for the Darlings and Laura Jean sent kits to the Divas. The theme....eat drink and be scary works perfect for this month. The image LJ send was the witch in the MFT set witch way candy. I love her she is so cute. The dsp is the Eerie collection from Basic grey and many other cute embellies, ribbon etc.


This is my card. I used 3 of the designer papers on the front and inside as well. I also loved the spider doily LJ sent along. I colored the cute little witch and then colored the pumpkins and cut them out and mounted them on the front. Now comes the hic-cup in this whole process. I took pictures of the inside and have managed to get a picture of the front and inside of the card but I'm having trouble finding the inside picture on my new lap top . One of these days I'll get it all figured out. Computers can't live without them and I can't seem to figure them out....

As an extra challenge Terry and LJ asked us to share our favorite treats when we trick or treated as kids. Well I remember hoping we would get popcorn balls somewhere along the line when we were out trick or treating . We always had tons of fun no matter what our bags held.

Thanks for stopping by, please stop by the other DDD sites and check out their creations. I am sure you will not be disappointed.

Until next time,

Hugs,
Carol

Monday, August 18, 2014

DDD August 2014 Friends are the family we chose for ourselves

First off I must apologize once again. I am sooooooo late and here it was Melina and my turn to host the challenge. We chose "Friends are the family we chose for ourselves" and I had fun creating the kits. I pulled from my stash for this challenge....thus the purple theme. It is out of my comfort zone for a color combo but what the hey....we all have to try something new once in awhile.

I love the Art Impression stamps and sayings so I chose an image from the Girlfriend line. I also had a few sentiments but for my card chose to keep it blank until I found out who I planned on sending my card to.

This is the front of my card. Not a very good picture but......(hopefully one of these days I'll learn how to take better pictures).



I used stripes of the card stock mounted on elegant eggplant SU card stock and the little pearl embellies. Of course no card is complete without at least a touch of glitter so thus the glitter on the head band and glitter pen on the lips.

Here is the inside of my card:

Again not a great pic... :(....

I am so glad my duelers are my friend family. These gals are wonderful and I love them all.. They are also good sports as well since I'm pretty sure for at least a couple of us this card was really a challenge if only for the color combo...lol..

Please stop by the rest of the duelers and check out their creations. I am sure you will not be disappointed.

Until next time,
Hugs,
Carol