Thursday, March 14, 2013

Irish blessings on St. Paddy's Day!

It's the 15th of March and in just two more days we'll be wearing green in celebration of St. Patrick's Day and that's the theme for this month's duel chosen by Dueling Darling Diva, Kadie, and Dazzler, April. If you don't know about the Dueling Darlings we're a group a card making friends who met on Splitcoaststampers and share a love of papercrafting.  Our Dueling Darling leaders Kelly for the Divas and Jeanette for the Dazzlers came up with the idea to once a month have a "duel" between these two groups.  One Diva and one Dazzler would get together and determine the theme for their month and then each would send a card kit to every one in their team with information about the kit, the theme and also an extra challenge. 

I'm a Diva and just blown away by the kit I received from Kadie!  There was so much in the kit I had a difficult time deciding what to use for my card.  Here's the result:
From Kadie's kit items I used:

Stamp: MFT ala mode "Wishing You Luck"
Paper: Recollections Portobello Road (text background), Graphic 45 Place In Time (purple check) and Stamp image which were cut apart.
Embellishments: the Green "ribbon" is a Petaloo trim, I believe, that I cut apart and used as a frame for the image panel; Kaisercraft Rhinestones
In addition to the kit I used Stampin' Up cardstock in Lucky Limeade and Elegant Eggplant.  I added Glossy Accents to the four leaf clover in the image panel and stamped the text dsp with small shamrock stamps in Lucky Limeade.  The image was colored with Copic markers and mounted on the purple check pattern with dimensionals.  I wish  my camera caught a more accurate purple tone to the dsp.  It really is more too the red tone of purple than the blue as shows in this picture.
There was so much more in the kit I was hoping I'd get some time to make another card to present today but just couldn't get my act together in time.  Maybe another day I'll post another card made from all the luscious papers and embellishments Kadie sent!  But you will probably get more of an idea if you check out all the Diva's creations on their blogs listed below.
We were asked to share a recent RAK blessing.  I love tulips and a friend came for a visit and brought me a lovely bunch of yellow and purple tulips.  What a treat! I'm looking forward to St. Paddy's day as we've been invited to a friend's for an Irish themed dinner...what else but Corned Beef and Cabbage!
Please check out the Diva's creations here:

And the Dazzlers here:
Thanks for stopping by and I would love to hear from you!


  1. Judy, what a lovely card! I love how you framed the image, it gives it such a good focus and that shamrock looks wonderful! I really like the stamp embellishments too. Great job this round!

  2. Ooh Judy, this is a fresh burst of color! I'm in absolute awe (and love!) With your shamrock! Wonderful use of the ribbon to frame the image ..delightful, my friend!!

    I'm *blessed* that you are a Dueling Darling! <3 you!!

  3. Love the crystal effects on the shamrock! And I like how you made a frame from the gorgeous trim!

  4. I love how you used the gloss on the shamrock. That is outstanding :)

  5. Judy, your card is OUTSTANDING! I love every little detail--the way you've framed the image with the trim, the use of the postage stamps and the jewels on each corner, the glossy clover and your gorgeous coloring! Thank you for bring such life to this kit! And what a sweet RAK you received! How thoughtful! You are a blessing to me, my friend!

  6. Wow Judy....great card!

    I love the frame around your image and the pop of purple! The layout is great and love the way you used the stamps on the front!

    Great job this round!

  7. Oh Judy, I love how you used this kit. I love the way you used the little stamps and the way you framed and colored your image...great idea to cover the clover with gloss as well...great job on this challenge...♥

  8. Very pretty card Judy--I love the postage stamps on the front of the card and how you added the trim around the image.

    And--I can't wait to see tulips outside my house.....

  9. How fun, thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting!

  10. Great take on the challenge! I really like how you framed the image with that great fabric ribbon. You did a great job!!!

  11. WOW! Your card is absolutely gorgeous, Judy. I love the shiny clover and the layout. WOW!!!

  12. Great card Judy. Love how you framed the image with the ribbon trim and have the one cent stamps placed on the card!