Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Crazy Quilt of Dueling Darling Kits

Its dueling time for the Dueling Darlings and I'm late!  In case you haven't already heard the D.D.s are a group of friends that met on Splitcoaststampers (SCS),  participated in each others card swaps, visited each others blogs and decided to take our papercrafting addiction to the next level by "dueling".  My group the Dueling Darling Divas "duel" it out with the Dueling Darling Dazzlers on the 15th of each month with each group using a different card kit with the same theme!  The purpose is to see what we come up with using this theme and the image that was picked and how the divas and dazzlers created with their respective kits.  We've been doing this now for 2 years.  Debbie, a Dazzler, came up with a unique and fun challenge this month to use the materials left over from the kits we've received over the last 8 months and create a card.  Here is my mine:

I took the challenge literally "to use something from every kit" I received. So in that spirit I used diagnonal rays of patterned paper taken from seven different card kits.  (I got the inspiration from Kristina Werner's video tutorial here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKO_Heae1ek ) Kind of creates a crazy quilt look don't you think?!!  The medallion, flower, button and twine were also taken from different kits as was the chocolate brown cardstock panel, white "dotted swiss" embossed panel and craft cardstock base.  The only thing that didn't come from one of the card kits was the adhesive to put the card together. : )

Check out the rest of my team Diva's creations here:

Kelly: http://www.sandcastlestamper.blogspot.com/
Barb:  http://inkingintoretirement.blogspot.com/
Carol: http://lostinmycraftroom.blogspot.com/
Jamie: http://butterflystamper71.blogspot.com/
LJ:      http://buckygirl.blogspot.com/
Tami:  http://blueinksdesign.blogspot.com/

Next check out the Dueling Darling Dazzlers starting with their team leader
Jeanette  http://creativeplayischeaperthantherapy.blogspot.com/
April:     http://aprilsalley.blogspot.com/
Darlene: http://accordingtobijou.blogspot.com/
Debbie:  http://theinkigloo.blogspot.com/
Melina:  http://me-craftyscrapper.blogspot.com/
Michelle: http://me-craftyscrapper.blogspot.com/
Paola:     http://paola-sama.blogspot.com/
Terry:     http://itstotallyterry.blogspot.com/

I love to hear your comments!  Thanks for stopping by!!


  1. I love it Judy! And I love that you used something from each kit!

    Great layout and I love how you used the ribbon!

    Worth the wait for sure!!

  2. Such a fun layout and idea. The sunburst is one I will have to try. I like the added element of the ribbons on yours as well. Perfect, Judy!

  3. Oh Judy... this is stunning!!! I love the starburst - I've admired them on several blogs lately - but I've never noticed one before that had ribbon/twine between each DP. That is amazing! Your creativity is exceptional! The flower and medallion type thing in the corner is perfectly lovely, too!

    I'm so glad we duel each month!

  4. Go Judy! This was a popular look this month and yours is exceptionally gorgeous! What a darling way to use up all the scraps!! Beautifully created, Jud!! Xoxo

  5. holeeemoleeeeyyy! what a wonderfullll card this is Judy! LOVE the originality of the ribbons placement and the sunburst look (thanks for the video link!)
    awesome focal point of the flower & doily like enbellishment...*amazing paper creation Judy!*♥

  6. WOW< WOW, WOW Judy...this is jaw dropping beautiful....simply amazing.. love, love, love your card and how you used your kit left overs...great job!!!!!

  7. I LOVE your ribbons and twine with your Sunburst! That is gorgeous! I love it :)

  8. So beautiful! I love this idea! And your completion is beautiful!

  9. Wower! I love how you made a ray background from the DP. The flower and doily are placed perfectly. Pretty card.

  10. This is amazing, I love the sunburst affect! That flower is gorgeous too. Really pretty way to use up the remnants from our duels! So glad that I finally get to visit everyone's creations now that my tardy submission is done!! Hugs.