Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Dueling Darlings Kit #5

Hi welcome from cold snowy MN...I know I probably shouldn't complain about the snow and cold since I do chose to live here but as I get older I seriously wish I could winter in a warmer place...(maybe one of these years), but since I'm still here and it's still cold, I can't think of a better thing to do than stay inside and craft...woohoo....This month Laura Jean sent us our card kits...the theme being "My Favorite Things". Laura Jean sent many wonderful things and I tried and almost accomplished using all of them...I have some Basic Grey dsp, one sentiment, a couple snowman images and one snowflake left over...(pretty good for me...lol).

This month I chose to do a tent topper card. I colored the cute little Inky Antics snowman with my copic markers, then spread crystal effects all over the little ice tube he is sliding on, I lightly sprinkled glitter over the crystal effects, I also used the crystal effects on the had brim and pom pom and sprinkled white flower soft on those. While he was off in a corner drying I cut cherry cobbler for the base of my card and pieces of DSP from the kit. I tied the white ribbon from the kit around the front of the card and attached the rhinestones...I then cut the ovals from cherry cobbler, wild wasabi and whisper white paper and layered them. I cut out my little snowman and mounted him on the ovals then on the front of the card. On the inside of the card, I used the large felt snowflake LJ sent along and punched the sentiment out with the scallop circle punch mounting it in the center of the snowflake...I like how that turned out...







LJ also sent us a cute little box from OTC. I used some of my left over dsp to cover each of the sides of the box and also the heart on the top. I took some of the ribbon from the kit and made little rosettes, centered the buttons on the rosettes and stuck one on each side of the box....what a fun little bonus project to work on...

Our special assignment this month is to share with you some of our favorite things....One on my most special "favorite things" that comes only during christmas. Growing up the oldest of 6 children left very little "quiet/alone" time. As I grew older I would sneak downstairs after everyone was asleep put Christmas music on the stereo and sit in the darkened room softly lit by the Christmas tree lights and savor the soft Christmas tree playing in the background. To this day I still enjoy the Christmas music playing and the Christmas tree lights but now I enjoy it whenever I am home...I find it so relaxing during this busy time...so much so I truly get sad when we have to take down the tree and put away the music until next year...I have many other favorite things...like my precious little granddaughter (my best friend...lol), my hubby and my girls, my awesome friend,s stamping and card making, and my very special online crafting friends whom I absolutely cherish....but I never ever tire of the Christmas lights and music...

Thank you so much for stopping by...
Please stop by and see the rest of the creations that
were created the the Dueling Darlings......



The Divas:







The Dazzlers:

I'm sure you enjoy all of the creations.....

12 comments:

BlueInks said...

Super cute card, Carol! I love the ice and how you embellished it. Your ribbon rosettes are cool too!

~Paola~ said...

ooohh maaannnn!! (a favorite expression of my new student,that I'm casing...lol) This is GLITTER-liscious g/friend! What wonderful couple creation U've done...wowww! U have been busyyy...and the results are obvious indeed!
FUN image and ohh soooo impressive d/p too! Love the finishing touch on the inside too...You sure went all the wayyyyy on this project...*BRAVA!!* :o)

April said...

Oh my - you just made me tear up - I love your story about sneaking to the tree when the house was dark!
Your projects make me smile all the way though - great job on both the card and the box....WOOT WOOT!

MiamiKel said...

Oh Carol, what a special story and a magnificent memory to have - just wondderful my friend, just as you are! Your card is fabulous! Love the bright colors and lovely snow on the ice and the box, gahhhhh! You are so talented! I wish I would have had time to play with that, too - alas, another time! Stay warm and safe in all your snow - anytime you want some warmth, head to Miami! We have room and I have java and crafts, lol! x0x0

Melina said...

love the sparkle on your image! The inside is sooooo cute! Wow! Great job. the box is adorable too :)

Barb said...

Awesome Card Carol--love the topper and your story is so darn sweet.

Terry said...

How cute Carol...love it! I love that you also showed the box she sent with her kit! Awesome job :-)

Laura Jean (LJ) said...

Oh my goodness Carol, I totally LOVE how you used the snowflake on the inside of the card with the sentiment, and the box with the ribbon-button embellishments is absolutely AMAZING....

And your Christmas traditions are wonderful, thank you for sharing some of your "favorite things" :)

XOXOXO - LJ

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

WOW! WOW! WOW!!! Your card is lovely!!! How clever to put the snowflake and sentiment inside! And I love the special card design! Your altered box is very pretty, too! Amazing job!!!

Darlene said...

Darling, darling, darling card!!!!
Great way to combine Crystal Effects with the glitter and white flower soft.
Love the use of the DP to make a little scene, and the creative way you mounted the image-as if he's sledding right thru the forest!
Way to go, Carol!
Hugs!

djones said...

Love your card. I love the tent topper layout, looks like your snowman is sliding right down the card. Great use of the glitter! Wonderful DP and colors.

Ms. Earlgrey said...

I love, your card, your card design was awesome, awesome, awesome. I love it, your work is so wonderful.

Joan