Tuesday, November 15, 2011

What Not To Wear at the Dueling Darling's Holiday Party

It's November 15th and time for another Dueling Darlings' challenge.  This month our esteemed hostess's and group leaders, Kelly for the Divas and Jeanette for the Dazzlers, have chosen the wackiest theme of What Not To Wear to this year's holiday party.  The tv show of this same name is the inspiration for the challenge.  In the words of our host: "Stacy and Clinton find unsuspecting women (craziest, wildest, most bizarre, worst-dressed) and give them lifel-chanign fashion makeovers and fasion advice, HOT OR COLD or no matter whjat the season or are you live in (another hint!).  So in this kit of "craziest, wildest, most bizaree kits - full of papers and embellishments that at first glance look atrocious" we are to create a card using the darling In Style stamp, Lilah and put her in the party.  Now Kelly added an extra challenge for the Divas.  She included two of her favorite holiday items - gigerbread men and candy cane twine from the twinery.  She requested we use these items and one of each of the designer papers from MME, CI and DCWV she included in the kit. Whew!
When I first viewed this kit and read the instructions my mind was in a whirl.  What am I going to do?   Well, in the spirit of the show I felt it was only appropriate to give lovely Lilah a makeover, so you're going to see my card in several views, one with Lilah before her makeover and one after her makeover and one that show the "suspension" card:
Here's Lilah in her "atrocious" outfit, top and skirt paper pieced from DCWVpapers, yellow ribbon bow, orange boots.  The tree is decorated with many items from the kit including the candy cane twine and the gingerbread man.  How do you like that red and white stripe ribbon at the top of the frame?  Here's Lilah after her makeover:

Our Lilah is now ready to be the star of the holiday party.  She's been "made over" with new hair color  and a sparkly silver dress with matching boots made from the wonderful glitter d.p. and her yellow ribbon has been replaced with this sparkly gem head dress and giving her sparkly aqua eyes.   WhooHoo! Let's party!!!

I was hoping to show a picture of the suspension element of the card with a peak at the interior. That was the only way I was going to get papers from the 3 different groups on the card.  But I'm having problems today uploading pix so you're not going to see one of ME wearing something crazy, wierd, or atrocious! That was the other challenge.  Sorry!
Let's go check out what the other Diva's have done with this challenge starting with Kelly 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!


  1. Judy, you did a great job!

    Gosh, was I supposed to do a before and after? If so, missed that one! Glad that you didn't though.

    I love how you paper pieced her outfit - you know the great minds thing! Her glitter dress and boots look way fab.

    Oh yeah and you tied the red and white bow just perfect!

  2. zooooooey mama you used the tree cutout!!!! oh judy these two cards scream holiday party with all the details and little touches!! i think that sweet tree needs a card all of it's own! way to work this fun challenge and make your blog burst with happiness!! xxoo

  3. This is fantabulous!!
    I love how you not only dressed Lilah, but the tree too!!

    A bit lucky that you aren't able to upload a pix of you....lol

  4. Ho ho ho!!! Loving this stylish chick!! You really rocked this month's kit, Judy. Too cute for words. The tree is fantastic!

  5. WOW--love the card Judy. A suspension card is perfect for this duel and you rocked the challenge!

  6. love how you decorated the tree! too cute! :)

  7. Oh my goodness, Judy, this suspension card is the most amazing idea for a makeover. Love it! You are so creative!!!!

    The Christmas tree is a great way to use those unique and challenging embellishments that Kelly sent, too.

    Fabulous job!!!

    Thank you for participating in this month's fashionable Duel!

  8. What a fun card Judy!! Love the 2 holiday looks for Lilah....naughty and nice ☺

    Love the suspension card layout...I have not tried it yet, but plan to in the near future!!

    Great job Judy....LOVE it!!

  9. Oh my Judy, I love your card...my first impulse was this kind of a layout...I am so glad you did it as it is awesome...I love both your Lilah's before and after..great coloring and wonderful use of your kit...the whole card is da bomb...well done...great job.

  10. wowwzerrrrrrrrr!! let me pick up my jaw from the floor! U sure masterized this challenge! Love how U did the before and after,just like Carol,great minds U both!! Lilah is sooo adorable in her piecing outfit but ohh so totally sexy and va va va vooom in her evening glittery attire.The decorated tree is a wonderful touch too! *tfs* :o)

  11. Wonderful makeover my friend!! Love your cards. Those red and white stripped ribbon bow are beautiful and what a terrific ideas to decorate the tree...just perfect!

  12. Hi! I saw your comment on my blog but didn't have an email address. Hopefully you'll get this. :) You asked about anniversary greetings. I didn't add it to the Special Occasion tags because I made the sentiments interchangeable with the All Occasion Tags set. There is a Happy Anniversary stamp in that set so I was trying not to have duplicates. You can use the sentiments for either set in all of the tags. Hope that made sense :) I'll keep the sentiment in mind for future sets as well. Thanks!!!