Tuesday, July 15, 2014

July DDD challenge

Hi all....Yay, I made it and on the day.... a little late but on the 15th for sure...Our duel this month was hosted by our fearless leaders Kelly and Jeanette, can you believe we've been dueling for 4 years now? My how the time has flown and friendships have grown. This is the challenge Kelly handed out to the Divas....

Hi Divas!

Happy *July 2014* card kit!

This month, our challenge is EXTRA special because in early August, the Dueling Darlings will have been together for 4 YEARS!! I know, right?! It’s amazing! And the biggest blessing is that most of us are all original members with very little changes along the way. Because we’ve been a group for this amazingly wonderful amount of time, Jeanette and I thought it would be a little special to celebrate those 4 years! So in your kits, I’ve included for you 4 of a few things (more on that in a sec!) What we’d like for you to do is include somewhere on your card 4 things that must be the same! Not one ribbon, one button, one flower, one brad = 4. But 4 of the SAME THING  4 dew drops. 4 brads. Etc! We should be able to look at your card and know what the 4 elements representing our 4 years together are. So with that in mind, your challenge this month is:

Birds of a Feather, Flock Together!

I’ve also chosen to use an image that I’ve had for over 4 years as well for a little twist. It’s unusual, but you are talented girls, I know you can make it work! You have to build your image! I’ve included stamped images of the entire stamp set so you can pick and choose so you can pick and chose what you like but please use 1 tree image (there is a trunk, and two different tree tops) and 1 image from the sentiment/images page. And because if you’ve seen my blog posts lately, I’m having a slight love affair with burlap and it seemed fitting to this tree/bird theme. I hope you like the” Country Chic” kit I’ve made for you!

Kit Includes:
• Taylored Expressions “Branching Out” stamped image, stamped on GP, Tuxedo Momento Black: {This set was a special release w/ partial profits for the Eden Projects. The Eden’s Project’s Slogan is Plant Trees - Save Lives. They fight against deforestation and their organization recreates healthy forest systems not only through replanting/seeding but they also restore hope, alleviate suffering, empower communities and build local economies in impoverished areas}.
• DCWV Burlap
• Cosmo Cricket DSP
• Bakers Twine: Buttercup
• Prima and Jillybean flowers, leaves
• Recollections white sewn fabric ribbon
• Recollections paper flowers & stacked paper flowers/butterflies
• Kaiser pearls
• Dew drops and misc buttons
• Lawn Fawn wooden arrow
• Sunflower hemp cord & brown twine: Really Reasonable Ribbon

Blessings and happy crafting and thank you for not just being part of my life, but this amazing group! Happy 4 year Anniversary, Dueling Darlings!!

 I must say this was a challenge unlike any other... I pondered it for quite some time and played and pondered and finally came up with this card....

Well build I did... I used the image and made clouds and grass from the dsp Kelly sent along...can you see my 4 same items? (A hint...they are hiding in the grass). What fun this was. I used the birds, bird house, nest and eggs along with a sentiment from the sentiment page..(I got a little carried away).

Here is the inside of my card:
I used dsp to frame the sentiment. Sending a big thank you to all my wonderful dueling friends for four wonderful years of dueling, bonding and being friends....You are all a very special part of my life (even when life hands me lemons and I don't get to chat, visit and post much...you are never far from my thoughts). Love ya all...

Thanks for stopping by. Please stop and see the creations the other duelers created...I am sure you will not be disappointed...

Until next time,


Barb said...

Awesome Card Carol. I love all of the elements that you used and the tree looks great! Your card has so many sweet details!

I too love that you are a part of this wonderful group!

Judy McMullen said...

Hi Carol! What a stunning, creative card!! Love the gorgeous scene you created with that beautifully colored vibrant green tree, blue birds and eggs and red birdhouse as the focal point. The addition of the clouds and grass die cut from the designer paper, the burlap "ground" and those four flowers really made the scene extra special. Outstanding card!!!

Carol, I feel so blessed to have this friendship with you here on SCS and especially grateful that I get to be a Dueling Darling with you!

:: BlueInks :: said...

You did such a great job of using all of the kit components! I love how you thought to use the larger leaves. Great job, Glittah Sistah!

kadie said...

You are never far from my thoughts either, Sweet Friend!! What a fun card and great use of all the goodies in this kit! LOVE YOU!!

MiamiKel said...

OH my sweet friend, this is so sweet! You used so much of the kit and did a splendid job at that! I love the bright vibrant colors - you have a great style with cards!

Blessings to you, my wonderful DDD friend! x0

djones said...

Fantastic card! I love how you cut out pieces and built your card. Wonderful!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Oh Carol... your "pondering" sure paid off because this card is nothing short of AMAZING!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Holy guacamole! Gorgeous card- love the design- the dimension on the birds is great and loving the texture with the burlap!

Bree said...

You can see all kinds of crafts at my blooming blog, http://introducing-inspiration.blogspot.com/ It also includes baking and blogger tips. A bit of everything for the creative soul. :)

Melina said...

Very cute! I love the abstract design! :)