Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Dueling Darlings February Challenge: LOVE!

I'm so excited to post for the first time my Dueling Darling challenge card!  Well, it's the 15th of February and the day the Dueling Darling Divas challenge the Dueling Darling Dazzlers.  This month our hostesses Jamie for the Divas and April for the Dazzlers have chosen "Love" as their theme.  For the Divas Jamie sent us this awesome kit  which included this darling Animal Hearts image of ducks paddling through water carrying love balloons.  Also included in the kit was some gorgeous paper, beautiful heart and leaf die cuts, a silver medal heart, heart brads, 3 ribbons, and adhesive pearls.  Jamie also reminded us that February is black history month and encouraged us to be inspired by this quote from Martin Luther King Jr.: "I have decided to stick with love.  Hate is too great a burden to bear."  Awesome!!
Here is my challenge card:

I used the MOJO Monday sketch 178 as the layout for my card.  Also used SU Cherry Cobbler, Bazzill silver and G.P. white cardstock.  My image was colored with Copic markers and the accessories I used were Spellbinders Nestabilities dies, Martha Stewart punch and a corner rounder.  All the other elements were from the kit.

Check out the other Divas cards here:
Kelly: http://sandcastlestamper.blogspot.com/
Barb: http://inkingintoretirement.blogspot.com/
Jamie: http://butterflystamper71.blogspot.com/
Carol: http://lostinmycraftroom.blogspot.com/
Laura Jean: http://buckygirl.blogspot.com/
Joan:  http://msearlgrey.blogspot.com/
Guest Diva Tami:  http://blueinksdesign.blogspot.com/
Then check out the Dazzlers starting with Jeanette here: http://creativeplayischeaperthantherapy.blogspot.com/


  1. Awesome Card Judy--I love the use of the circle as a background on the card. And, I can not wait to see more of your creations on your new blog--congrats!!!!!!

  2. Judy,
    Congratulations on your first post and I love your blog page, but you did such an awesome card.
    I will become a follower.


  3. Great job Judy and congrats on your first Darling post!!

    I love how you put this togetherand used different punches! Love it!!!

  4. awwww Judyyyyyyyyyyyyyy...this card literally rocks the waves:o) It is sooo well put together with all the diff.punches and dies to give it dimension.I really like that soft colored image...the whole ensamble looks like a beautiful framed spring picture! *AWESOME*
    ...and totally PERFECT for christening your new blog first card debut!! :o)

  5. Judy,
    I so love that you have a blog and DDD got to be the first post!
    And, you rocked the kit!!!!

  6. Stars a shakin' Judy....when you do something you do it right!!! Love your new blog and LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this card. It is elegant and fun all mixed together...outstanding...great job...♥♥♥

  7. Judy, this card is awesome! I love all of the multiple layers. Great idea with the Nestability layer, I will have to use that one! The heart edge punch just finishes the card perfectly.

    P/S You have done a great job with your blog - congratulations.

  8. Judy ~ totally love this, especially that heart border........

    Your blog looks WONDERFUL by the way.....


  9. Cute Cute Cute Card, Judy!! What a great kit and fun image!

  10. Adorable card. I love the layout. Love how you used the border heart punch at the bottom of the image. What a great idea!

  11. Beautiful card Judy!!! I love it and those colors. So glad you're starting your blog, its so much fun. Hugs,

  12. Congratulations on your first lovely posting, Judy! And I'm so tickled its a DDD post - how fun and fabulous is your card and layout! Love the little heart border :) Fabulous design, gorgeous detail - so glad you are on board with us, Judster! Love ya! x0x0x

  13. Hi Judy! I will be joining next month so we'll be new together!
    Let me tell you, this is quite impressive! Love all the details, the intricate layout, the punches, everything!
    Well done and looking forward to seeing your creation next month!

    Oh, congrats on the shiny new blog! People are prompting me to get one too...

  14. Judy, your card is gorgeous! I love the colors you used and the punched border, the coloring of the cute image, the layout. Awesome!!

  15. Judy, congratulations on your new blog. your card is beautiful!
    Hugs and smiles

  16. This is so cute! great card :)