Monday, October 15, 2012

A Dueling Darling Mystery???

It's the 15th of the month and time for another duel between the Dueling Darling Divas and the Dueling Darling Dazzlers.  Since the Divas are minus one this month, Melina, of the Dazzlers, challenged us Divas to create a card with our team leader in mind.  So for the Diva's she asked we use the theme "Animals" because our Diva leader Kelly is such an animal lover and also to include buttons on our card 'cause buttons find their way on to Kelly's cards a lot.   So here's my card:
For my "animal" I chose Riley the Moose because I know Kelly really loves Riley.  In fact, she's on the design team for Riley.  Because we did not actually recieve a kit this month, I went into my stash of card kits I've received from past card kit swaps and found this one.  It was perfect for this swap as it include the theme with the buttons.  I did add the maple leaf punched layer in Stampin' Up's Chocolate Chip cardstock, The sentiment circle from SU's Circle of Friendship (retired) and layered with the punched circles in Chocolate Chip, Old Olive cardstock.  I did a little stitching on the striped d.p. piece and layered it with the Chocolate Chip ribbon that was in the kit and attached the buttons to the ribbon.  I chose to use this Splitcoaststampers sketch SC406 and tweeked it a little bit by turning it on it's side.  Here's the link:

The big surprise is Kelly doesn't know we're doing this in her honor until today.  Kelly is one of the most loving and generous people I know.  She is a faithful servant of her Lord and is always there to lend a hand, to lift someone up whether in word or deed.  She's also one super wonderful and devoted wife and mom.  Along with her super busy schedule she takes time to make some of the most beautiful cards you'll ever see.  I'm always thrilled when I receive one of her creations.  I can't think of anyone more deserving of recognition than our sweet KELLY!  LOVE YOU GIRL!!! Be sure to check your mail box for some happy mail soon!

Be sure and check out the rest of the Divas here:

Next check out the Dueling Darling Dazzlers starting with their team leader

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


  1. Oh my goodness how cute! I love that leaf border. Great card Sweetie and a great tribute to Kelly :)

  2. Judy, your card is SUPER DUPER CUTE!! And it does make me think of Kelly! Love the colors and that fun punched edge! HUGS HUGS HUGS

  3. Such sweet words, Judy. I really like your card. Your thoughts came out perfectly in it.

  4. Wonderful card, so perfect for Kelly! Reading, Riley, buttons, captured her so well on this challenge. What a great punched leaf edging you did, it really draws your eye to Riley!
    Great job on this challenge!

  5. Too Cute--love that Riley too and the sketch you used is perfect for this card. Your coloring is great on the card and the colors seem to pop right off!

    Thanks for being a member of this wonderful group of ladies!

  6. oh wowwww Judy! this card is perrrrrrrrrrrrfect for Kells...sooo totally right up her alley...
    LOVEEE your punched leaf frame (I still cannot master HOW to use mine well! *sigh*) Awesome coloring of such fun image,and ditto to what Darlene said... you sure touched base about all elements Kelly loves...BTW the way U addes those buttons is wonderful: crossed,tied, crossed, tied...way to go Judy!! ♥

  7. Aww Judy this is an adorable card...... :) Excellent image choice and I LOVE that row of buttons at the bottom. WHile I was making my card I was reminded how low my orange button stash is....LOL. This is perfect!

  8. Love this! Perfect card for Kelly! And how great to shop your stash!

  9. Oh My Heart, Judy! Let me wipe my eyes enough to type! I am seriously just teary eyed and so touched by your words - I could not echo those same words more for you, dear friend! You are always so kind and have a beautiful word for everyone, never judgemental and always so even keeled :) I just love you, sweet lady!(and so does my daughter, lol - she still says I love Judy! And I still have her card!! The purple butterfly one on her mirror - she says it's going to college with her, lol! I hope you get to meet one day!!!!!!!!)

    Your card is SUPERBLY CUTE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What a fun image to use - with all my tooling around taking kids to school, it's definitely a good image for me! :) Thank you for your humble words and AWESOME crafting - but mostly I adore you being a diva :)

    Thank you dear friend - blessings to you!

  10. WOW, WOW, WOW nailed this one perfectly...your card is a masterpiece and so darn cute. Great job and I'm blessed to have you as a friend and teammate....You rocked this for sure...♥♥♥

  11. Oh my goodness, Judy... your card is perfect! It features so many of the things she loves - Riley, BUTTONS (lots of them), and great papers/layout/etc. You've rocked this challenge!

    Your words describing Kelly speak my heart, as well. She truly is a gem that so many of us have grown to love and appreciate! THANK YOU for honoring her!!!

    Huge hugs! I'm glad we're DDD's!!!

  12. Riley is perfect for Kelly and so are all the buttons! Love all the layers and the cute leaf border!

    Great job on a great challenge Judy!

  13. Riley, books and buttons, oh my! It's a perfect Kelly card! Love the leaves around the image and the colors you used.