Friday, October 14, 2011

Happy Harvest For The Dueling Darlings!

It's October 15th and time for team Divas to duel with team Dazzlers.  Our leaders this month, Tami for the Diva's and Darlene for the Dazzlers, have chosen the theme Happy Harvest.  Tami send the Diva's a great card kit including this adorable image from the "Sweet Season" Stampin' Up set and a wonderful collection of papers and embellishments.  From this collection I chose to use the Heidi Grace dual sided Floral/Green dotted paper, the TPC dual sided Fall words/plaid paper and the GSilk bronze glitter paper.  From the wide variety of embellishments Tami included I used colored rhinestones, red maple leaf brad, narrow chocolate satin ribbon, and a tiny green safety pin.  The layout is from Card Patterns Sketch 136 by Michelle Bertuzzi.  I used Martha Stewart maple leaf punches on the image panel and colored the image with Copic markers. For the base of my card I used SU "Old Olive" cardstock and added a panel of gold bazzil cardstock.  Here's my October Dueling Darling entry:
Please check out the rest of the Dueling Darling cards starting here:

Kelly * LJ * Barb * Carol  * Judy (you are here) 

 * Jamie * Joan * Tami

and to see the dueling theme from the Dazzlers, you can find them here!

In addition to creating a card with this fantastic kit the Divas and Dazzlers were challenged to include in this post a favorite autumn recipe.  I especially love having soup when the weather starts to cool and here's a favorite of mine:

Easy Vegetable Soup
1 cup brown rice
1 cup lentils
2 carrots, sliced
1 onion, chopped
2 stalks of celery, sliced
2  49 1/2 oz. cans chicken broth
1/2 tablespoon dried thyme
1/2 tablespoon dried basil
1/2 tablespoon dried oregano
2 cloves of garlic, minced
2 drops of tabasco sauce
2   14 1/2 oz. cans of pasta sauce

Put everything at once into a big soup kettle. Bring to a boil, then simmer for 1 to 1 1/2 hours. 
This smells heavenly and is a wonderful meal when accompanied with bread and a salad.  Easy!


  1. Oh, Judy! What a fantastic card!! I'm head-over-heels about how you rimmed the image with the leaves! The ribbon accented with the safety pin is great and the colors you used on the image really make it pop! The layout is super, I could go on and on. You really rocked this month!!
    We are big soup fans in our house (even Bij likes soup) and we will certainly give yours a try!
    Thanks for sharing.

  2. You rocked with the leaf border! Love how you colored up the was a fun one!

    And, your recipe sounds yum-alicious! Must pick up some lentils when I get to the store!

  3. Great card Judy! Love the layout, the way you used the different papers and the way you used the border punch!! Very fun card!!

    Your recipe sounds interesting...never heard of using pasta sauce in soup before! This one will be worth trying.....sounds good!!!

  4. love the leaves around your image! beautiful! love the veggie soup recipe! gonna have to try that :)

  5. Shut the front door! Judy, are you serious - look at the leaf border! Oh. My. Stars! Girl you are ever creative! The glitter just shines right through with the border and it's just an eye popping fabby card! Love your coloring, the slightly off center immie ..... just a beautiful presentation of this glorious Fall He has gifted to us! LOVE it!! and you! Thank you for being a darling :) x0x0

  6. wowww Judy! Loveeee loveeeee your card layout gUrl!! the immie too is done purrrfectly anf that leaf border...yeahh! I NEED lessons on HOW actualy had same exact idea as you but mine failed so I switched to s'thing else...(if only I could post it!!:/
    loveee how the glittery d/p makes the cut out leaves pop!! AWESOME card and recipe!! *tfs*

  7. Judy, Judy, Judy! You used so much of the kit. What a great job!!!

    I echo everyone else in that the leaf border is amazing. Coupled with the glitter paper - wow!

    I really like the sketch you chose. I will have to remember that one.

    Super job, thanks for sharing!

  8. Cute, cute, cute!!! I love the way you used the DP. And that leaf border is AMAZING!!! Beautiful coloring of the image and I love the way you wrapped the ribbon and finished it off with the bow and mini safety pin.

  9. Judy--what a great card! I love the leaf border and your coloring its outstanding! I really like the layout you used. Gotta love soup in the fall, so this is being added to the recipe file.

  10. Wow, wow, wow what a card Judy. I love the punched leave border...(at first I thought those were leaf brads and was wising they were in my layout and coloring...I also love how you used the little safety pin...Great job my friend...♥

  11. This is a GREAT card Judy! I love how you made the leaf border, as it goes perfectly with the image! Awesome awesome!

  12. Stunning card, Judy! What a wonderful image for this time of year... my FAVORITE time of year, BTW! Thanks so much for sharing that soup recipe. I am SO trying that today!!!

  13. Such a cute card! Love the image and layout! Thank you for the fab recipe!