Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Having a Roarin' Good Time with the Dueling Darlings

It's September 15, 2020 and time to kick up our heals with the Dueling Darlings!  Our hostesses this month are Heather for team Divas (my team!) and Beth for team Dazzlers.  They choice the theme "A Roarin' Good Time" harkening back to the Roaring' 20s of the previous century.  Here is what is in the kit I  received from Heather:

Stamped images:  CC Designs "Rockabilly Gals" (there were several sentiments I did not use)

Designer Paper:  Couture Creations Le Petit Jardon by Stephanie Ryan

Embellishments:  Ribbon, glitter enamel dots, pearls, buttons, sequins

Here's my card:


I colored this cutie flapper with Copic markers, embellished her headband with glitter enamel dots and touched up her pearls with Glossy Accents.  The background DSP was embellished with ribbons and sequins.  I added a little piece of the purple confetti from last months 10 year DDD celebration. After all we are still celebrating the marvelous Dueling Darling Divas and Dazzlers.

Please check out the  creations of all the Dueling Darlings here:

Team Divas:

Kelly     http://sandcastlestamper.blogspot.com/

Barb      http://inkingintoretirement.blogspot.com/

Carol    http://lostinmycraftroom.blogspot.com/

Heather  https://landofstamping.wordpress.com/

Laura Jean http://buckygirl.blogspot.com/

Suzy     http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showgallery.php?si=SuzyS1104

Tami    http://blueinksdesign.blogspot.com/

Team Dazzlers:

Jeanette    http://creativeplay.com

Beth        https://www.sunflowers-dragonflies.ca/blog/

Debby B  http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showgallery.php?si=littledeb&x=18&y=13

Darlene    http://www.accordingtobijou.blogspot.com

Shelly      http://shellymc2.blogspot.com/

Terry L.   http://itstotallyterry.blogspot.com/

Terry S.  http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showgallery.php?cat=500&ppuser=11182 

Tracie  http://tracie-craftycreations.blogspot.com/

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, August 15, 2020

Hip Hip Hooray! 10 Years with the Dueling Darlings!

 It's August 15, 2020, the 10th anniversary of the first duel with the Dueling Darlings! The Dueling Darlings were created by our Awesome, Beautiful, Creative hosts Kelly and Jeanette.  They formed two groups: Kelly's team Divas and Jeanette's team Dazzlers.  Each person is matched up with a person on the opposite team; i.e, Kelly on team Diva is matched or partnered up with Jeanette on team Dazzlers.  Every month one pair of partners consult one another and decide a theme for their month, create a kit of paper, stamped images and embellishment and send to everyone on their team.  Everyone shares their creations on the 15th of the month on their blogs and/or their gallery at Splitcoaststampers.  

Kelly, who literally dreamed up the idea of the Dueling Darlings, today is gifting both Divas and Dazzlers with a card kit, including her dear friend and partner Jeanette. She has chosen the theme:

MIXED UP CAKE PARTY!

I have been honored to be a part of this wonderful group of women as a Diva since the beginning in 2010. But today I am a Dazzler! Yep, it's a mixed up party!!  Thank you, Kelly, for thanking us and providing so much fun along the way!!  I loved all the goodies in my kit so I created two cards. Here they are:



The design of this card is the same layout of my original "Ice Cream" card August 2010.  The edge of the pink panel was punched with the same Martha Stewart punch.  My cute bunny and cake image was colored with Copic Markers. I popped some of the sequins in the kit on the ice cream cones to give them a bit of sparkle!



The design of this card is from this week's sketch challenge at Splitcoaststampers,  SC814.  This is the first time I've created a slimline card, although mine isn't very slim!  Kelly's kit had many buttons of multiple colors and since I love rainbow colored themes I strung them together on a piece of the twin that was in the kit.  If you look closely at the left panel with the cakes you can count 10 candles in celebration of our 10th anniversary!

Everything on these cards came for the kit with the exception of the base cardstocks.

It's party time!  Let's celebrate!!!

Please check out the  creations of all the Dueling Darlings here:


Kelly     http://sandcastlestamper.blogspot.com/

Barb      http://inkingintoretirement.blogspot.com/

Carol    http://lostinmycraftroom.blogspot.com/

Heather  https://landofstamping.wordpress.com/

Laura Jean http://buckygirl.blogspot.com/

Suzy     http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showgallery.php?si=SuzyS1104

Tami    http://blueinksdesign.blogspot.com/

Jeanette    http://creativeplay.com

Beth        https://www.sunflowers-dragonflies.ca/blog/

Debby B  http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showgallery.php?si=littledeb&x=18&y=13

Darlene    http://www.accordingtobijou.blogspot.com

Shelly      http://shellymc2.blogspot.com/

Terry L.   http://itstotallyterry.blogspot.com/

Terry S.  http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showgallery.php?cat=500&ppuser=11182 

Tracie  http://tracie-craftycreations.blogspot.com/

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, August 7, 2020

Celebrating 10 years with the Dueling Darlings!

 This month our hostesses who started created and led this group of creative crafters called the Dueling Darlings have been holding events to celebrate our 10th year anniversary.  I feel so blessed to be a part of the Dueling Darlings on team Divas.  Kelly, our super great leader sent an envelope to all the Divas and Dazzlers with 3 banners of felt and a piece of twine.  We were to create a card using the felt in a creative way.  We could only use a sentiment stamp on our card.  Kelly is giving a prize for the most creative card! Here's mine:

The theme for the first duel was "I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream For Ice Cream!"  With that in mind I use a strip of ice cream bar patterned paper on the left.  The middle and right side strips of dsp are the same pattern I used on my original DDD card. I did a little fussy cutting on the outside scalloped pattern.  I trimmed the banners and die cut a circle out of each one, replacing the cut circle in opposing colors.  I added a bow made from the twine and a die cut "celebrate" sentiment. 

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

What's Black and White and ???

Remember that old joke about what's black and white and (red/read) all over?  This fun card kit send to me by my Dueling Darling Diva teammate Barb brought back memories of that old joke.  She and her Dazzler partner Tracie chose the theme "a bit of humor" and that is something we all need right now.  Yes, it is Dueling Darling day, July 15th, and time to duel with the Divas (my team) and the Dazzlers.  Barb sent a kit full of great papers, stamped images and sentiments and lovely embellishments all in Black and White:

  • Crackerbox & Suzy Stamps-Sharing News.  Sentiments are Don't Repeat Gossip, Where to Shop and Networking.  Fun Fact - this company is based in Janesville, WI, about 40 minutes from Barb-no B&M, but a very fun website!
  • Patterned Paper - all black and white designs by Paper Studio from Hobby Lobby
  • Various Embellishments: black buttons; black bling; white pearls; rhinestones; Ribbons:  SU Black Cordelette; Black Grosgrain; White Twine, Black and White Baker's Twine and Black Twine.


I chose to stay with Barb's theme of all Black and White and added no color, nope, not even red!

Hope you'll check out the many fun creations made by my paper crafting Dueling Darling friends on Splitcoast Stampers:



Divas

Kelly     http://sandcastlestamper.blogspot.com/

Barb      http://inkingintoretirement.blogspot.com/

Carol    http://lostinmycraftroom.blogspot.com/

Heather  https://landofstamping.wordpress.com/

Laura Jean http://buckygirl.blogspot.com/

Suzy     http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showgallery.php?si=SuzyS1104

Tami    http://blueinksdesign.blogspot.com/


Dazzlers

Jeanette    http://creativeplayischeaperthantherapy.blogspot.com/

Beth        https://www.sunflowers-dragonflies.ca/blog/

Debby B  http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showgallery.php?si=littledeb&x=18&y=13

Darlene    http://www.accordingtobijou.blogspot.com

Shelly      http://shellymc2.blogspot.com/

Terry L.   http://itstotallyterry.blogspot.com/

Terry S.  http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showgallery.php?cat=500&ppuser=11182 

Tracie  http://tracie-craftycreations.blogspot.com/

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, June 15, 2020

A Heart Full of Roses For June's Dueling Darlings

It's June 15th and time for the Dueling Darlings to share there creations using the card kits created by Darlene for the Dazzlers and me for the Divas.  Darlene and I chose the theme "A Heart Full of Roses" for our June kits as roses are the flowers for June birthdays.  Here is what I included in the team Diva's kit:

Stamped Image:  retired rose stamps by Inkadinkadoo (2 stamped in Tuxedo Black Momento ink and 1 embossed with Black Detail embossing powder.)

Designer Paper:  "Beautiful Dreamer" Imagine Collection by Graphic 45; 2 pink/green papers fromPremium Stack by DCWV; yellow rose by Maggie Holmes "Bloom" by Crate Paper;  embossed pink cardstock by Cuttlebug "Once Upon a Princess" embossing folder

Embellishments:  sequins and buttons from "Rose Garden" by Lilac Lane;  green pearls by Kaisercraft; white pearls by Studio g; pin rhinestones, paper roses, ribbons and baker's twine from my long time stash.

I had a great time making these cards:




I stamped the rose with Versamark and embossed with black detail embossing powder.  I colored the roses on each card using Twinkling H20s and a water brush and then did some fussy cutting on pink and peach colored roses. I used pink sheer ribbon on the first two cards and aqua satin ribbon on the third card that I embellished with white pearls. These cards were created for friends and a cousin who are celebrating birthdays. Let me know if you have a favorite!

Hope you'll check out the many lovely creations made by my paper crafting Dueling Darling friends on Splitcoast Stampers:



Divas

Kelly     http://sandcastlestamper.blogspot.com/

Barb      http://inkingintoretirement.blogspot.com/

Carol    http://lostinmycraftroom.blogspot.com/

Heather  https://landofstamping.wordpress.com/

Laura Jean http://buckygirl.blogspot.com/

Suzy     http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showgallery.php?si=SuzyS1104

Tami    http://blueinksdesign.blogspot.com/


Dazzlers

Jeanette    http://creativeplayischeaperthantherapy.blogspot.com/

Beth        https://www.sunflowers-dragonflies.ca/blog/

Debby B  http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showgallery.php?si=littledeb&x=18&y=13

Darlene    http://www.accordingtobijou.blogspot.com

Shelly      http://shellymc2.blogspot.com/

Terry L.   http://itstotallyterry.blogspot.com/

Terry S.  http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showgallery.php?cat=500&ppuser=11182 

Tracie  http://tracie-craftycreations.blogspot.com/

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, May 15, 2020

Bargain Hunting with the Dueling Darlings

WhoooHooo! It's the 15th of May and time to go bargain hunting...Whoops!...I mean creating with the Dueling Darlings!! Our hostesses this month are our fearless, fun, fantastic leaders Kelly (team Divas) and Jeanette (team Dazzlers) who started this wonderful crafting adventure ten years ago this coming August. Wow! 10 years certainly flys by in a flash!!! They chose the theme "Bargain Hunters" and here is what I found in my Gnome Sweet Gnome kit from Kelly:

Images: "Hey Gnome" by Pink and Main
DSP:  Gnome paper from Photo Play
Embellishments: Gnome brads and ribbon from Eyelet Outlet, die cut clouds from Lawn Fawn
variety of ribbons

All her Gnome stuff was on clearance sell and a great bargain!!  I had such fun playing with this kit I started coloring the cute Gnome's as soon as I opened the kit and ended up making 2 cards.  Here they  are:


This card I colored one of the die cut Gnome and mushroom images with my Copic Markers.  For the background I used a Stampin' Up Sizzix embossing folder for the clouds and lightly brushed a soft blue over the raised cloud design.  I die cut a circle out of green cardstock and embossed it with a Lifestyle Crafts embossing folder.  The little Gnome perched on top of the mushroom brad was cut out from one of the Gnome Paper Play papers.  Embellished the rest of the card with a diet cloud, a die cut tree and the cute ribbon that was the color inspiration for my card.


The color scheme on the second card was inspired by this pretty Photo Play paper.  I colored my Gnomies with Twinkling H20 watercolor, a coloring choice I haven't used in a long, long time!  The design for this card is based on the  Splitcoaststamper sketch SC801 here:


I sure had a good time creating these cards.  It helps to have this challenge during this pandemic and it looks like I'll be quarantining for a long, long time. So let's have fun with making cards!

Hope you'll check out the many lovely creations made by my paper crafting Dueling Darling friends on Splitcoast Stampers:

Divas

Kelly     http://sandcastlestamper.blogspot.com/

Barb      http://inkingintoretirement.blogspot.com/

Carol    http://lostinmycraftroom.blogspot.com/

Heather  https://landofstamping.wordpress.com/

Laura Jean http://buckygirl.blogspot.com/

Suzy     http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showgallery.php?si=SuzyS1104

Tami    http://blueinksdesign.blogspot.com/


Dazzlers

Jeanette    http://creativeplayischeaperthantherapy.blogspot.com/

Beth        https://www.sunflowers-dragonflies.ca/blog/

Debby B  http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showgallery.php?si=littledeb&x=18&y=13

Darlene    http://www.accordingtobijou.blogspot.com

Shelly      http://shellymc2.blogspot.com/

Terry L.   http://itstotallyterry.blogspot.com/

Terry S.  http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showgallery.php?cat=500&ppuser=11182 

Tracie  http://tracie-craftycreations.blogspot.com/

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Celebrating Texas Bluebonnets with the Dueling Darlings

April 15th and time for another duel with the Dueling Darling Divas and Dazzlers!  This month our hostesses are fellow Texans Suzy, team Diva, and Debby, team Dazzlers.  They chose as their theme for April's card kit "Bluebonnets".  Suzy says "We decided to share a little bit of Texas with y'all!  April is usually the magical time when the bluebonnets can be seen on the side of the highways and in the fields.  It is a beautiful sight of blue!!"  Here is what was in her kit:

All images are from Deadbeat DESIGNS (a Texas company) stamped on Recollections #110 white with Memento Rich Cocoa ink.

DSP is from Paper Studio:  Shiplap white, Tiny Polka-yellow, Burlap and Blue Gingham

Embellishments:  Baker's blue/white twine (Recollections), Ribbon Boutique yellow, White grosgrain, Corner punches from lue Rose Cottage dsp (Paper Studio); Doily (Momenta); Sequins; Gold/Blue bling (Paper Studio)

Bluebonnets are not just in Texas...We've had some spring up in our neighborhood here in the Tucson, Arizona area too!  They are so pretty!!  I loved this kit with some of my favorite color combinations - blue, yellow, white - that I made two cards:

The first card I colored the image with Copic markers, die cut it and mounted it on the doily.  I used the white grosgrain ribbon and blue/white twine on a strip of the yellow polka dot paper and added the blue bling.  Suzy says the state ice cream of Texas is Blue Bell.



On my second card I used one of the sentiments Suzy included in her kit "HAPPINESS is a field of BLUEBONNETS".  I colored washed it with some Distress Inks and highlighted the letters with a Starburst blue gelly pen.  I messed up coloring the Blue Bell ice cream carton so I didisome fussy cutting and added the bluebonnets to the top of the sentiment.  Embellishments added are the corner punchs, yellow and blue ribbon layered on the gingham strip and a scattering of the blue and gold sequins.

Well, I think I just about used everything that was included in the card kit with a few exceptions.  Hope you like my cards!


Hope you'll check out the many lovely creations made by my paper crafting Dueling Darling friends on Splitcoast Stampers:

Divas

Kelly     http://sandcastlestamper.blogspot.com/

Barb      http://inkingintoretirement.blogspot.com/

Carol    http://lostinmycraftroom.blogspot.com/

Heather  https://landofstamping.wordpress.com/

Laura Jean http://buckygirl.blogspot.com/

Suzy     http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showgallery.php?si=SuzyS1104

Tami    http://blueinksdesign.blogspot.com/


Dazzlers

Jeanette    http://creativeplayischeaperthantherapy.blogspot.com/

Beth        https://www.sunflowers-dragonflies.ca/blog/

Debby B  http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showgallery.php?si=littledeb&x=18&y=13

Darlene    http://www.accordingtobijou.blogspot.com

Shelly      http://shellymc2.blogspot.com/

Terry L.   http://itstotallyterry.blogspot.com/

Terry S.  http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showgallery.php?cat=500&ppuser=11182 

Tracie  http://tracie-craftycreations.blogspot.com/

Thanks for stopping by!