Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Dueling Darling's "Let Me Call You Sweetheart"

It's the 15th of the month and time for another duel between the Divas and the Dazzlers.  This month Diva Carol and Dazzler Debbie, aka Lildj, chose the theme "Let Me Call You Sweetheart" and isn't that appropriate for the month of February.  I'm part of team Divas and was awestruck with the beautiful kit I received from Carol.  Carol was afraid she didn't sent enough embellishments.  So not true!  I have enough left over after making this card to create more cards.  The only item on my card that wasn't in the kit is the base cardstock and the metallic silver die cut framing the image.  

I've been a little under the weather for over 3 weeks now.  Either dealing with a severe cold and sinus infection or having to have oral surgery last week for an infection.  I'm still in recovery mode and have to admit I'm not operating at full capacity so my card is a little late in getting posted and is rather simple in style. Without further fanfare here it is:

This darling image is from Mo Manning called "Young Love" and isn't it sweet?!  So perfect for the the theme!  It's colored with Copic markers and die cut with the Blossom Nestabilities and framed with a metallic silver die cut trimmed with pearls.  The beautiful heart embossed background paper is called Sweet Cakes from the Doodlebug's Heart to Heart collection.  I used one of the gorgeous ribbons in the kit to create a bow, attach it to a glittery silver punched heart and added one of the very pretty pink ribbon flowers in the kit.  Below the image I created a panel with the satin fuchsia ribbon placed behind the fantastic sheer heart ribbon.  I attached one of the small glittery silver punched hearts to the middle heart of the ribbon and trimmed the remaining four with the bright pink heart shaped rhinestones.  Well, that's it. What do you think?

 Please visit the rest of the Diva team here:

And also visit the Dazzlers starting with their leader Jeanette here:

Below I have several cards I managed to make with a valentine theme:

This card was made using Card Patterns Sketch 152.  We R Memory Keepers makes this bright and fun heart designed designer paper. I used one side for the background and the reverse side for the strip beneath the oval layer.  Those hearts were the inspiration to stamp hearts in similar colors around the oval which was created using oval Nestability die and mounted on another scalloped oval Nestability die cut.  I used an SU punch to create the two hearts out of another d.p. and attached buttons trimmed with twine. The candy stripped twine wrapped around the heart strip has a tag attached that was stamped from a Clear Stamp.  Corners were punched with a scalloped corner punch:

This card was delivered to my next door neighbor who is originally from the South Pacific.  I've had the pleasure of watching her perform the hula and sing with her ukulele so I thought this adorable image for The Greeting Farm was really appropriate. It was colored with Copics, cut out and mounted on the card with dimensionals  Sorry I can't remember the name of this beautiful d.p. I thought the lacy heart in the design was appropriate for the day.  It's trimmed with some beautiful prima flowers with rhinestone brads and a heart punched strip layered with green and pinky-plum satin ribbon.

Hope you all had a lovely Valentine's Day. Mine was quiet except for the big excitement of a brief snow storm here in the AZ desert.  It isn't often we get snow let alone rain here so it's a big event when it happens.
Today we're back to blue skies and sunshine and just a bit cooler than normal temps.

Wishing you a blue skies and sunshine day wherever you are! Sending you HUGS AND KISSES!!


  1. Wow! I love what you did with the kit! The shiny frame around the image is wonderful!
    love the other cards also :)

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  3. Auto correct is NOT my friend!

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    What an amazing display of Valentines! I love how you put the Dueling kit is DAZZLING!

  4. Cute card! Love how you framed it. Your coloring is awesome, and how you used the embellishments.

    Your other Valentine's cards are so cute too.

    Hope you are on the road to recovery.

  5. Judy, I hate to say it, but you need to get sick more often! What great works of art!!!!

    Your dueling card is fantastic. I so wanted to use that ribbon and could not figure a way to incorporate it. You did it perfectly.

    The Greeting Farm card is just adorable. I am sure that your neighbor loved it! Way to go!!!

  6. Oh my goodness Judy..."simple style" you way underestimated yourself there girlfriend...this card is absolutely stunning..a true creation. I love how you used the ribbons and how you cut out and colored the image. What a great card showcasing a wonderful image. I love your other valentine cards as definitely did not lose any mojo with all the horrible things going on....I do hope you are feeling better each and every day....♥

  7. Great Card Judy! I really, really like the layers behind the image and how you added the pearls to teh scallops. I really like the hearts along the bottom and the added bling.

    You sure rocked this challenge this month and I am so happy to call you my Dueling Diva Friend!

  8. Judy, you have put together a great card! I have to say I love everything about it ☺

    Great job!!

    I hope you get to feeling better and that you had a wonderful Valentine's Day!!


  9. this card is beautiful Judy, the coloring is fantastic and I love how you cropped it! Very Pretty!

  10. Wow.. you gals are really rockin' with the coloring this month!!! Looks fabulous Judy!!

  11. Oh what a sweet card. I love how you cut around the image and framed it with the metalic border and pearls. Your coloring of the image is beautiful. Love the hearts and rhinestones too!

  12. Wow Judy, these are the cards that you make after being sick for three weeks??? Sheesh, they are GOOD! Your coloring and layout on the Dueling card is so pretty and the metallic paper die cut is lovely. You really rocked this one! So glad that you are finally feeling better!

  13. Ok, it took me THREE tries to pass the word verification to post here. Tink I need some coffee, LOL!

  14. WOW! This is over the top fun-ness, Jud!! So much love and creative beauty in one place! I love how you always put your special touches on everything you make - certainly this trio is no exception!

    Love that you are a darlin!

  15. awwww Judy...what an amazingly sweet card U created with such wonderful Mo's image! wow!!
    where to start? I loveeee the subtle soft coloring used on the sweethearts, and especially love how U nestied the whole ensamble together. Your ribbon's extravaganza sure paid off stunningly showcasing your latest paper creation to its fullest! WOW!Great job my friend!!!♥ xox