Monday, October 15, 2012

October DDD Challenge

This month our hostess for both teams was Melina...as she is solo, this month she issued 2 challenges one for the Dazzlers and one for the Divas....here is the Diva Challenge.

For the Divas team:

Your challenge is to make a card with the theme of Animals and include a button somewhere on your creation. Since Kelly is such an animal lover and buttons find their way on to her cards a lot . I will be sending out a PM to all of you including Kelly with this theme challenge idea. But, Kelly will not know about the "leader in mind" bit.
The extra thing I ask of you for October is that you all mail your cards to Kelly. PLEASE DON'T MAIL THEM BEFORE THE 15TH OF OCTOBER. I don't want her finding out what's going on before she sees the blog posts!
That being said, in your blog posts for October 15th, please mention something about your DDD leader and how this is a big 'ole surprise for her and how she is going to be getting happy mail. That is the reveal of the secret......the day you post your DDD card.
Now, feel free to include any goodies you would like to send Kelly inside your card like ribbon or buttons, etc. But you don't have to include anything else but your card. This is just an appreciation kind of thing.
I will be asking the Dazzlers to do the same thing for Jeanette with a different theme in mind.
Thanks so much to all of you for sticking with the DDD crew! I love being a part of this group!!!

Now first off I just wanna say....WOOHOO Kelly and Jeanette...two wonderful, kind, understanding and amazing friends and crafters. I am blessed that they asked me to join this swap way back in the beginning and I have to say...(I'm sure glad I got a blog so I could participate). It has been one of the best choices I have made in my life.

Our leader Kelly, is so busy, yet she always makes time to stop by our blogs and leave love, she makes sure we always have the information we need and is always there for us no matter how busy she is. I ♥ Kelly...and am blessed to call her my friend...

So here is my card:

As everyone knows I LOVE Mo Manning images and this little girl LOVES her pup (as much as our Kelly loves hers)....I had to of course add some of my signature glittah and did so with the silver button and the ruffle on this little glass skirt is decorated with blue glitter to make sure everyone knew it was a ruffle.


Here is the inside of my card...I had hoped to make this old dsp look like a quilt that the dog was laying on....but as you can tell I went a different direction totally....sigh...

Anyway, Kelly and Jeanette I thank you from the bottom of my heart for starting this wonderful group and keeping it together...this is my happy spot....:)..(Kelly some happy mail will be winging your way soon!)

Thanks for stopping by, please stop by the other Divas and Dazzlers and see what they have created. I am sure you won't be disappointed..

Until next time.

Hugs,
Carol

15 comments:

~Paola~ said...

awww.....you definetly chose a wonderfulllll doggie/girl immie to color (and why I am NOT surprised it is a MM image?? ♥)Loveee the layout and the 'old' rug feel to your dp...it really does work well with this card Carol!...U actually gittered the button?? ehehhe...I am sooooo smiling at this moment...*muawh* Love the corner hearts buttons too...*splendid card my dear friend...just like theperson who created it...Kelly is gonna love it!!♥

Laura Jean (LJ) said...

Beautiful coloring carol.....And I so echo the sentiments about Jeanette and Kelly.......Such sweetness in our lives should not go unnoticed.

Very unique buttons as well, perfect for the card :)

Love you ~ LJ

Melina said...

this is so sweet! I love your animal image. thanks for making this "challenging" Duel a success :)

April said...

Aaawwwww...loving this image. You made a great card for our Kelly! I just know she'd love to crash with a great doggie like that!

And, I totally get why you would think of a quilt with that dp!

MiamiKel said...

Oh my, just when I didn't think I could get teary eyed again - here I go! You are such a dear!! This is a joy to behold and just PERFECT - your coloring, your choice of immie, I could pick this out as yours from 1,000!! I just love you girly! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for being such a special treasured friend - a true rare gift and I'm so blessed you are a Diva AND a dear friend!! Muah!!

Blessings!!
x0x0

:: BlueInks :: said...

Such a sweet image, Carol. You chose the perfect one! I love how you colored it and I think that the quilt DP looks great.

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

Oh Carol, your card is so pretty! Love that you ALWAYS find a way to use glitter. You are amazing! And that Mo image is just too darling!!!

What a sweet way to honor/celebrate Kelly! THANK YOU! She is so deserving! And thank you for your kind words about me, too!

Melina really started something here... all the DDD's have said such kind things.

I am so glad you started a blog way back when so you could be a DDD!

Judy McMullen said...

Carol, your card is just precious! Am I surprised to see a Mo Manning image on your card? Duh! It is darling and so very appropriate for our dear Kelly. Love the layout and, of course, the green d.p....another perfect element for our green loving Kelly. The silver button the glittery ruffle...beautiful!!!

kadie said...

Your card is so so SWEET, Carol!! Of course, you did Mo's immie proud once again! Love this card! HUGS HUGS HUGS

Barb said...

Carol--Your card is stunning. The colors are perfect, I love the paper and the layout, as well as the added glitter!

You also used such kind and wonderful words to describe Kelly to a tee!

Darlene said...

What an enchanting card!! I just love that image and your coloring is so perfect! That green DP really does look like a quilt. I love those buttons and your signature glitter! Kelly is very special and you have made a very special card in her honor. xoxo

Terry said...

The image is so dang cute! Love the way it's colored and love how you put the whole card together! Great job Carol....so glad to be part of this group with you!

Jackie said...

Very nice & great layout! Your coloring is great too...TFS!!!

Liz Williams said...

I love Mo Manning too. This is an adorable image and your coloring is awesome.

djones said...

Sooo perfect! That image screams Kelly lovin on her dog. Your coloring of the image is fab and the heart buttons perfect!