Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Dueling Darlings February 2012

Well here we are again...dueling our...♥'s out. This month Debbie (aka Lildj) and I were the hostesses for our groups. I have to tell you I am one lucky girl having a partner like Lildj...she comes up with the best ideas and it is so much fun working with her...this month we put our heads together and chose "Let me call you sweetheart" as our theme. With Valentines the day before our posts it seemed appropriate. I can't wait to see what everyone has created...

For the Diva's I chose the Mo Manning image "Young Love". Since I really love her images and Mo's policy says  "My works are intended for your personal use and you are not permitted to redistribute (including copying, lending, duplicating, sharing, reselling or putting online -- except for as elements in a digital scrapbook or as demonstration photos of your finished projects) any of my illustrations, unless you receive permission." I emailed Mo to see if she would give me permission to use this image for our group.....Bless her heart she promptly emailed me back and gave me permission. I am extremely grateful and I do think my fellow Diva's are as well...Thank you Mo...♥

 

 For my card I used a black base and used three of the DSP papers that I had in the kit. The white background is Best Creation Inc. basic glitter, the Pink is Sweet cakes by Doodlebug-heart to heart and Red is Sweet Cakes by Doodlebug dotted daisies..As you might have noticed all three papers are accented with glitter. My image was colored with copics and the sentiment was computer generated. I used pink and red heart embellishments with a small pearl in between. I also accented the birds wings, the buttons on the shirts and the ribbon with a little extra glitter...giggle, giggle, I firmly believe a little glitter makes the card...




On the inside I used the bazzill basic dots white paper for the background and the same three dsp papers from the front to tie the card together. I also used some fun heart ribbon, as well as some pink ribbon with a golden thread through the middle that I picked up at JoAnn fabrics to wrap around the dsp and accented once again with red hearts and a pearl..I had fun with this challenge..

As an extra we are to share our special valentines if we choose. My special Valentine is my "Little Miss", my special granddaughter. She is 6 and is my best friend. We love to craft together, read together, cook/bake together and just plain hang out..she truly is my bright spot in my life...I am so blessed to have her, my family and my awesome friends...(you are all my special valentines).


I hope you liked my card and I hope you have time to stop by the other Diva's blogs and see what they have created...I am sure you will not be disappointed...


A special thanks to Mo Manning for letting me share my image with my friends and also, for all she shares with us..


Thanks for stopping by....
Until next time...


Hugs,
Carol

15 comments:

MiamiKel said...

Carol! This kit t his month was truly prepared with love ~ so deligthful in every way! I loved every tiny piece of this kit and think I used just about everything in it! But your card! STUNNING coloring - so rich and lifelike! What a great design to showcase everything in your card, too! Thank you for sending one SWEET kit filled with so much LOVE!

*Blessings!* x0x0

Janet said...

Your card is SO neat!! I really like how you have colored & laid out the front of your card, but the inside of the card is decorated so well!! WOW!

Melina said...

Such a sweet card! I love the oval and the back panels. Great job :)
HUGS to Little Miss

April said...

You are quite the hostess! I love the kit you put together....all of the creations are "lovely"!
I love your Mo story and I hope she takes a peek at what all of the Diva team created!

Barb said...

Carol---First, I just love the kit and the image as I posted on my blog today.

I love the colors you used for the image--sweet! I also really love the design and the papers you chose for your card.

I really love the cute story about little miss and I am sure she will love looking at all of the creations.

Thanks for being a great Diva Friend!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) A•Muse Consultant #1065 said...

Oh, Carol! I love the kit you sent to your Divas... wow! I've seen some amazing cards!!! I am so glad that Mo gave you permission to use this darling image! And your coloring of it......... oh my goodness! You are amazing!

I love the layout - those hearts and pearls are placed perfectly!

Your best friend is truly a joy - even to those of us who get to read about her!

Michelle said...

Oh my...so cute. Absolutely love this image. Your kit that you prepared looks absolutely wonderful. You and Deb = Great kits!
Love all you did to your card, the layout, the pearls, and the glitter. :-)

:: BlueInks :: said...

Carol, you were a fab hostess, thank you!

I so love your card. The black just sets the image off, great idea.

Your glitter accents are just perfect. Mr Young Love's belt is reminiscent of Elvis!

Great, great, great job!

Judy McMullen said...

Wow! Carol, you've created an awesome card from a truly awesome kit! Everything is so beautiful. Love this Mo Manning image. It's so sweet and you've colored it so beautifully. Gorgeous papers! And you've really showed them off in your design both inside and out! Fantastic embellishments! Love the glitter and the sparkle! Thanks so much for such a fantastic kit!!!

Terry said...

Wow Carol...looks like you sent one heck of a kit! I love what I have seen so far...everyone did an awesome job!

I love your layout and everything about this card!

Great job...as usual!!

I hope you had a wonderful Valentine's day!!!

♥♥♥

Laura Jean (LJ) said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE......

The inside especially!

Thank you for sending such a great kit this month to work with :)

Jamie Sanchez said...

Carol,
I just loved your kit!! I'm so glad that Mo Manning allowed us to use her image... it was perfect for February! Thank you for everything you included in the kit.
Now, for your card... just lovely! Beautiful coloring!!!

djones said...

Oh your card is great. I love all three of the papers! And you picked a wonderful image. I am so glad that Mo let you share it with the Divas. Those small hearts and pearls are just the perfect embellishments. Wonderful card. Glad you are my partner. Enjoy your time with lil miss.

Darlene said...

Carol, this card is so sweet, so special, just like you! Love all the glittery touches too. The papers really make this sing and your coloring totally rocks! What a wonderful kit and image you put together this month! Please thank Mo for us, (and maybe I'll just have to go get me some, tee hee!)
Love & hugs!

~Paola~ said...

oh my..where to start???
this seems to be my signature line everytime I stop on your blog ,my dear friend, to check out the latest esquisit card exibit...
and, as always, I find a special treat every single time!♥
First of all U had me at 'MO'...*wink* :o)
This particular image is sooo absolutly perfect for this month DDD's theme!(must admit that when I first saw this awesome couple I wanted to make another card w/the Diva's kit too!lol (that's how much I love MM and it IS all YOUR
fault for sure for introducing me to this beautiful line of stamps♥)
Your card is soooooooo soothing...the coloring is PERFECTLY -spot on- and the layout with all the fabby dry embossing,the luscious d/p and all the fabby embellies put this delightful,sweetheart of a card way way over the top!♥
I absolutly love IT and love YOU!!♥
xoxox