Friday, January 15, 2016

January DDD--Soup Get Well

Well here we are....starting out 2016 with a new challenge for the Dueling Darlings. This month our wonderful hostesses' are Tracie for the Dazzlers and Barb for the Divas. The kit I got from Barb was awesome. Full of all kinds of goodies. The image is a Whipper Snapper design--Chicken Soup--- Stampin up DSP Comfort Cafe---and buttons, brads, ribbons and small pearls. Lots of fun things to play with. I loved the colors of the dsp. I tried to match the colors on my image with the dsp. I found a sketch in my pile of sketch challenges I have printed out and went to work. I used white linen paper as the base of my card and built from there. I felt that the card would be a bit too busy looking on the front with the dsp if there was too many embellishments. I chose a taupe button and threaded a piece of ribbon through the button holes. Over all I think  keeping the embellishments on the simple side accented the wonderful image Barb chose.

On the inside of the card I used left over dsp and cut the paper into 1"pieces and arranged them into a diamond shape on the inside. I then put the little taupe pearls on the sides of the middle square. They were too cute not to include on the card. I managed to get some extra tape runner on the inside of the card once it was finished. I got the tape off but not without a smudge to prove I messed up. I took a left over piece of the dsp and placed it ''over the smudge to complete the card.

As an extra request we were asked to share our favorite soup recipe. I have a few favorite recipes but one of my favorites is Chicken Corn Chowder. I ran across the recipe in a weight watchers magazine and it has turned out to be a favorite in our family.

Cheddar Corn Chowder

Cooking spray ½ cups all purpose flour
1 lb bite sized pieces chicken 2 cups reduced fat milk
1 cup chopped onion 1 can whole kernel corn drained
1 cup diced red pepper 3 oz shredded cheddar cheese
1 tblsp minced garlic ½ tsp salt
4½cups chicken broth ¼ tsp pepper
1 ¾cups peeled & diced potato

Coat dutch oven with cooking spray. Add bacon & cook until
crisp. Add chicken, onion, bell pepper & garlic to bacon fat in pan
& saute’ 5 minutes. Add broth & potato. Bring to a boil. Cover, reduce
reduce heat & simmer 20 minutes or until potato is tender. Add corn
stir well.

Place flour in a medium bowl. Gradually add milk, stirring with a whisk
until blended. Add milk mixture to soup& cook over medium heat 15
minutes or until thick, stirring frequently. Remove from heat, stir in Cheese and bacon bits and enjoy!!

I want to thank you for stopping by. Please visit the other duelers. I am sure you won't be disappointed. 
Until next time,


Barb said...

Outstanding Card. I love the layers of DSP and the inside squares are too cute! Thanks so much for being a part of the DDD--and for being on my team!

kadie said...

Yay! It's great to be back in the swing of things and visiting your blog, my Dear Friend! Fantastic layout and use of those patterned papers! Gorgeous card. Big hugs to you!

:: BlueInks :: said...

The pairing of the DP's is just perfect. I really like how they turned out one the front of the card. Super cute!!!

Judy McMullen said...

Carol, you card is fantastic! Love your layout and how you used the dsp on the front and those super diamond pattern squares on the inside! Love how you threaded the ribbon through the button for a perfect embellishment. Wonderful card, my friend!!

Laura Jean (LJ) said...

Such a pretty card Carol - I love all the DSP layers - and the coloring is amazing!

djones said...

What a great layout and your coloring is beautiful. Love that perfectly tied bow.

Terry said...

Great card as always Carol! I love how you used your DP panels and your coloring is perfect :-)

~Paola~ said...

Triple WOWWWWW my friend! This is a FABULOUS the chosen d/p,
the layering, the awesome coloring...EVERYTHING is just perfect!!! Kudos!! xox

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Carol, your card is GORGEOUS! Love the coloring... and that DP is placed perfectly to show off the cute image.

Your soup is a great one! YUM!!!

MiamiKel said...

Oh Carol, your card is flawless!! I love the design most of all, but paired with your paper choice, coloring and that gorgeous ribbon detail, this just has all the wow factor! Such a cheery card, perfect for a get well pick me up! I love your recipe - potato and cheese are a good combo to any dish, but soup - yummy!
Love your card, my friend! ♥ Hugs!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Wonderful card- this layout is fabulous! Your DP layering is just awesome. Love the Dueling- so fun to see the cards all done up in different ways!

Darlene said...

Awww, so pretty! Love the flower on the spoon, and the layout is great, it shows off the beautiful papers. Gorgeous brown ribbon adds a nice touch. Love it all.