Monday, October 15, 2018

October DDD 2018 "Kindness"

This month our wonderful hostesses were Jeanette for the Dazzlers and Kelly for the Divas. They chose Kindess as their theme (Kelly's word of the year, but more than that Kindness should be all the time, every day!)Kelly sent along a wonderful kit.

The image is from Unity Stamp Co. "thank you kindly" and the sentiment is from Simon Says Stamps.
The dsp is from The paper studio
The enamel dots are from Echo Park.

There were many, many more wonderful things to play with however I have listed above the items I used on my card.

Here is the front of my card:

I used basic black as the background of my card. (I favor  black as it goes with everything, in my opinion.) I colored the image in copics and I used 3 of the dsp papers. I used a sketch challenge from pinterest and had to adjust it a smidge as my image was a little larger than the piece on the sketch I had to leave out so it would have not really shown up. otherwise the sketch is basically the same. I chose to used the enamel dots in the circles in the corner to give the card a little extra pop.

Here is the inside:

I used the parts of the circle I cut off on the front of the card to make the edging of to the side of the sentiment. 

Thank you for stopping by, please stop by the other duelers blogs and SCS galleries and check them out. I am sure you will not be disappointed. It is amazing what everyone comes up with using the same kits. 

Until next time,

Saturday, September 15, 2018

DDD Sept 2018--Sunflowers

Hi all, once again it is the 15th of the month and our duel is on. The challengers this month were the fun sister team of Debby for the Dazzlers and Suzy for the Divas. Since we are starting the fall season Debby and Suzy thought sunflowers are a beautiful start to all the fall colors to come. The kit Suzy sent us included:

Stampendous: Sunflower Ladybug image
DSP: Paper Pizazz- burlap and barnwood Paper Studio Tiny polka dot =yellow and making memories red gingham
Ribbons: brown linen, green ribbon baker's twine yellow and red. Brads red and brass--cut out cardstock buttons a swirl clip

I used each of the dsp papers on my card along with the swirl clip. I love this image and colored up two of the images Suzy sent. I decided to go with the image that I had colored the center of the sunflower a little darker. (I tried a few copic combos before I settled on this one). The ladybug on the flower center does not show up well with this choice of color however, she is there in here red and black glory. I really enjoyed making this card and had fun with the wonderful kit you sent Suzy..Thank you so much for the fun, fun challenge kit.

Here is my card:

Here is the front of my card. I took the photo outside and as you can see I have some shadowing but I think it turned out ok. Here is the inside of my card:

I is a bit windy today as well as hot and sunny so the card looks bent. It is bending with the wind but I was afraid of not getting a good picture at all so am using this one.

Thanks for stopping by. I do hope you like my card. Please take a little time to stop by the other duelers blogs and SCS sites as I am sure you will not be disappointed in the creations they came up with. Thank you again Suzy for the amazing kit.

Until next time.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

DDD August 2018 Challenge "Wine Divas"

I'm late I'm late for a very important date. Today is the day for the duel and I forgot to bring my camera to work to post at lunch time. Last night the light was so bad I waited to take my picture this morning and forgot my camera on the kitchen table....Oh my...scattered much? Our awesome hostesses for this months challenge are Terry for the dazzlers and Tami for the Divas. My kit came from Tami (who is challenging herself to use what she has). The image Tami chose was Wine Diva from Art Impressions and the dsp  was from her stash (yay Tami) for keeping to your personal challenge). The embellies were from misc vendors. Tami thank  you for the awesome kit!

I colored up my image this month with colored pencils and gamsol and used copics for the skin. I chose a sketch from Pinterest and didn't quite follow it to the t but it is pretty close.

Here is my card:

I used 4 of the designer papers. I don't know that you can see the dsp on the little circle but that is different than the rest as well. I used black stickles on the headband, red stickles on the earrings and shoes and clear stickles on the wine glass to make it look more like a glass.

Thank you for stopping by. I hope you like my card. Please stop by the other deulers I am sure you won't be disappointed as they always come through with awesome creations. 

Until next time,

Monday, July 16, 2018

July 2018 "bees"

Well here I am late...I'm so sorry. I lost track of time and totally didn't realize it was the 15th of the month. I loved the theme this month, Terry A was the leader of the dazzlers and Terry S was the leader of the divas. Terry S sent us the cutest kit. The image I used was hop it, Bumble from Stampabilites/House Mouse. Terry sent us dsp from the paper studio Cheveron, tiny polka dots MME lost and found two, Graphic 5 Harmonious Honeybees, Ell & Viv Honey Bee #1 and recollections Honeycomb. Embellishments are black gems from EK Success, Eyelet outlet Bee Brads, enamel dots and assorted flowers and ribbons.

For my card I chose to use a basic black for the main base and layer it with the Honeybee paper. I used black as a background for the chevron dsp and I took the yellow polka dot ribbon and made a border down the chevron layer. I colored the hop it bumble image with copics and put black glitter glue  on the bee's black bodies and antennas I also used the clear glitter on the wings of the bees. I used black and yellow enamel dots to highlight the corners of the image and on the end of the antennas. I topped the flower with a red and white flower from the kit and the little bee brad is taking a sniff.  Here is the front of my card:

On the inside of my card I used leftovers of the honey comb dsp and the black card stock along with the black enamel brads. Terry had sent along sentiments from MFT and I chose Happy Bee Day for the inside.  Here is the inside of the card:

I hope you like my card. Thanks so much for stopping by. Please take a peek at the other duelers cards. I am certain you will not be disappointed.

Thanks again for checking out my blog.
Until next time,


I have entered this card in the HMFCMC #270 hot summer days  HERE. If you get a chance to pop over and see the wonderful creations that would be awesome!

Friday, June 15, 2018

DDD June theme. Everythings Coming Up Roses

 This month Shelly and I were the hostesses for the DDD group. Since the Rose is the flower for the month of June we decided on the theme everythings coming up roses. I had to purchase a new laptop so I m late in posting as I had to figure out how to use it.

Here is what I sent my teammates:

Since is traditionally a Rose month, we decided to make our theme Everything's Coming up Roses. Your kits included dsp from JoAnns American Crafts and the glitter paper not sure what the company it is. The rose images all came from a set I purchased on and didn't have any kind of name or company name on it. I have a rose from Gina K in there as well and I wrote her name on those images. The roses are from recollections and the rest of the embellishments are from my stash. Since roses come in different colors please color your rose in your favorite rose color that you either like to receive or send. Please also, let us know what your all time favorite color of rose is. (if different from the rose color on your card). I have attached meanings of each color if you are interested....

Red I love you, passion, respect courage pale pink grace, admiration , elegance deep pink gratitude, refinement, appreciation orange fascination, passion, desire, pride coral desire, fascination peach believe me, modesty, sweetness yellow joy, happiness, caring, true friendship white innocence, purity, loyalty burgundy undying love, unconscious beauty lavender love at first sight, enchantment

Since Yellow is my favorite color of rose I tried to make the kits a neutral color so that everyone could make their cards with their favorite rose color. My vision for my card was much nicer in my head than it turned out in real life. I colored my Gina K roses with copics and used crystal effects on the jar to make it look like real glass. For the background of the image I crumpled up some plastic wrap and tapped it on a yellow ink pad and then tapped it over the image, it is subtle but I kind of like how it turned out.  Here is my card:

I'm looking forward to seeing all the rest of the cards the duelers have created. If you have time please stop by their blogs as I'm sure you won't be disappointed with their creations.

Thanks for stopping by, I do appreciate it.

Until next time,

Sunday, April 15, 2018

DDD April theme "April Showers"

Welcome to the April challenge . Our kits this month were made up for us by Tracie for the Dazzlers and Barb for the Divas. Barb made an awesome kit for us to play with and I did have fun. Our kit included the Whipper Snapper image Umbrella and Slicker and the friends sentiment on the inside of my card came from Whipper Snapper as well. The fun dsp came from Echo Park. Pebbles. Bazzill and Crate Paper. Also, several embellishments were included in the kit. Buttons, white tear drop pearls, sequins, raindrops and misc ribbons. Right after I got my kit I tried my hand at coloring with colored pencils but I ended up using the image I colored with copics. I used some blue glitter glue on the bottom of my card to make puddles and crystal effects and blue glitter glue to make raindrops on the umbrella. I used an unnamed die I purchased at "wish". Here is the front of my card:

I had so much fun with this kit but am having a hard time uploading my pictures. On the inside of my card I had used the saying "Friends are the umbrellas in the storms of Life", flanked by some pretty sequins. Thanks Barb for the awesome kit....

Please stop by the other Duelers and check out their creations, I am sure you will not be disappointed.

Thank you so much for stopping by, I do appreciate it.

Until next time,

Thursday, March 15, 2018

DDD March 2018 "Birthdays"

Hi all, it is once again time for our DDD group to deuel. Our lovely hostesses this month are Donna for the Dazzlers and Judy for the Divas. Judy sent us an awesome kit that included the following:

Designer paper: We R memory keepers "Cakes and Candles"
Stamps: Art Impressions "Wine Divas"; Stampendous "Gift Drift"
Embellishments: "Happy Birthday to You" die cut from Impress cards and Crafts; green and white ribbon and bling stickers from Recollections; present stickers from Jolee's Boutique; miscellaneous vendors for yellow ribbon, twine, sequins, brads.

Judy shared with us that he hubby is celebrating his 80th birthday this month which helped determine the theme.  I loved the kit that Judy sent. I thought the DSP was amazing and I loved the images. I loved them so much I colored up two of them and made 2 cards. I have enough of the kit to make a couple more cards much to my delight.I did try to use as much of the dsp and kit that I could. Here are my cards:

The front of my Wine Divas

and here is the inside:

Here is the front of my stampendous gift drift card:

and here is the inside using Judy's die cut.

Thank you Judy for the awesome kit. I really enjoyed playing with it and am looking forward to making a couple more cards.

Thank you for stopping by, if you have a chance go visit the other deuelers. I am certain you won't be disappointed.

Until next time,

Thursday, February 15, 2018

DDD February "Something to love"

Well it is once again time to get our duel on. Our lovely hostesses for this month are our founders Jeanette for the Dazzlers and Kelly for the Divas. In the Divas amazing kit Kelly showered us with great treats. The images are from MFT London Mouse, The papers are Hearts/travel paper from Hobby Lobby . Geometric paper Travel from American crafts.and several  misc embellishments--buttons, ribbons-sequins red rhinestones...lots of fun stuff.

Kelly had die cut several of the images and I had so much fun coloring them. I was a bit challenged with these images as they were so darn cute and I had hoped I could pull together a really cute card using them but I don't feel like I accomplished what I had set out to do. I loved the geometric papers (actually all of the papers). Usually I try to use as many of the papers as I can however, I used two of the dsp. When I looked at the big square geometric dsp I decided to cut the squares apart and use them individually rather than all together on one sheet. I arranged them on black suede paper (which I really liked the looks of). I used the little mice soldiers and arranged them on the individual squares. I then thought the card needed more so I cute little circles out of another piece of dsp (which I also used on the inside). I also added rhinestones and sequins to the tops of the circles. Anyway, here is the front of my card....

and here is the inside

Thanks so much for stopping by and checking out my card. Please take a bit of time and check out all the other duelers. I am sure you will not be disappointed.

Until next time....

Monday, January 15, 2018

DDD January 2018 the theme "Happy New Year"

We start of the New Year is the fresh start of the DDD challenges for 2018. Darlene provided the challenge kit for the Dazzler's and LJ for the Diva's. LJ sent a wonderfully fun kit and between the two of them they provided a real challenge to go along with the kits. See below what LJ sent:

Your kit will involve a little bit of creativity on your part and is a bit different than anything we have done before. Your kit will contain an image of a January 2018 calendar. Now I know ya'all are thinking huh?? that's it?  Well Darlene and LJ asked us to incorporate our own image to make a New Years card. It didn't have to be New Years we could chose anything, baby, new marriage, most anything new. 

The DSP is a paper pack named Mint to be Fab Foil paper pack from Hobby Lobby. LJ sent along rhinestones (which I used as snow flakes) as well as sequins, misc ribbons and several buttons. 

I used an image from Mo Manning to add to the cute paper and embellishments LJ sent along. I chose a card sketch from pinterest that I loosely followed. I used basic black for the base and accents for the dsp on the card. I also used stickles to accent the fur on this little cuties hat and copics to color her. I mounted the little cutie with 3M mounting tape to finish off the layers. Here is the front of my card:

And here is the inside of my card. I used left over dsp from the front of my card to do the inside.

 I really had to think about this challenge before getting started on my card. Once I got the dsp I wanted to use and the layout down, it went smoothly.

Thank you for stopping by and please stop by the other Duelers blogs I am sure you will not be disappointed with their creativity.....

Until next time.