Saturday, June 15, 2013

Dueling Darling Times Two

It's the 15th of the month and time for another duel between the Dueling Darling Divas (my team) and the Dazzlers.  I was a very naughty girl last month and didn't get my May challenge card uploaded and posted here on my blog so I'm doing dual (heehee) duel duty today! So first up is my card for May here:
For May our hostesses Kelly, for the Divas, and Jeanette, for the Dazzlers, chose the theme to celebrate special moments.  Here is what they had to say: Since May is traditionally the month of celebrating Mother's Day, many anniversaries, upcoming June weddings, Holy Communions and Confirmations, graduations and so much more, we thought we'd take this time to celebrate the moments that mean so much! Our theme this month is: Making Memories, Celebrating Moments!

Kelly provided us with the terrific kit that included this darling Kraftin' Kimmie stamp called Tessa Tassel.  The kit included these fantastic papers from Carta Bella plus gorgeous embellishments from ribbons, a little mortar board had, heart clip, buttons, glitter clothes pin, brads, pearl adhesives and a heart clip. I colored my Tessa Tassel with Copic Markers in colors to coordinate with the papers.

We were also asked to share a past memory or current moment that means much to us.  One of the highlights of May 2013 was attending my BFF's church on Mother's Day to witness the baptism of her three newest grandchildren: twins Jason and Natalie and their cousin Liam.  Couldn't think of a better way to celebrate Mother's Day!
For the month of June our hostesses Carol, for the Divas, and Melina, for the Dazzlers, came up with the theme "Flip Flops and Sunshine"!  Here's my card:
Carol send the Divas this wonderful kit so full of gorgeous designer papers that I had a hard time deciding which papers to use.  In her words here is what was in the kit:

"DSP:  Pebbles - "Let freedom ring" (red & white) American Craft - "heat wave" SU orange and white polka dots - Carta Bella- "Cool Summer ice creamborder", Paradise Beach "flip flps", Jillibean "parsnip" Down by the Shore "Sunshine" and one by Imaginice that didn't have a name.

Embellies: K& Co borders...flip flops and sun glasses from Jolies Boutique, Me and My Big Ideas and Imaginice -- die cut yellow suns, misc. ribbon, ribbon paper clips (she made from misc. ribbon) red rhinestones and SU brads...

Images:  (Young)----The Greeting Farm Miss Anya and  (Old) - Rubbernecker Ethel in a swimsuit."

I chose to use Ethel, the old one, just because I can relate. ; )   It's June and here in the AZ desert the temps are sizzling so I chose to go with the sun  themed paper and orange, yellow and white striped paper because they so appropriately mirror are weather here.  I colored Ethel in coordinating colors with my Copic markers.

Hope you like my contributions and please visit the rest of the Diva's here:

And the Dazzlers here:



  1. Oh my I love the mix of papers on the first and the sun and that darling image on the second! Great cards Ms. Judy :)

  2. Both cards are great! Great layouts and wonderful colors on each. Love the "older" image.

  3. I really like your May card how you used he papers and colored up the image...great job with this challenge...

    I also love, your Ethel sun card. So cute...great coloring layout and use of the kit.I especially love the sunbeam shaped panel on the front...perfect for this challenge...Way to go Judy!!!!

  4. I love both of your cards!

    The May card is so pretty and I really like the colors.

    I think the June card is a hoot! Great colors and a perfect layout!

  5. Judy, both cards are super!!

    Kimmie is adorable and I love that layout.

    Ethel is super fun! What a great card, full of cheer-be sure to send that to someone, they will LOVE it!

  6. Hi Judy! oooooh, Tessa Tassel was totally worth the wait! Beautiful card! And your Ethel card is so fun too! Great job using the flip flops and sunglasses. Such a bright and sunshiney card!

  7. these are amazing Judy! So happy you found some crafty time amongst all the busy-ness in your life. ;) I really love the odd-shaped panel on the second card. very unique and different.


  8. Two very delightful cards to behold, Miss Judy! Each one is so darling in it's own way - from the softness to the Tess and the brights of the Ethel - wonderful work! Blessings to you on the start of summer 2013! x0x0

  9. Wow Judy......these cards are great!!

    May's card - love the way you used the papers and all of the layers!

    June's card - Love the way you fussy cut Ethel! Looks like she is having fun in the sun with her sunglasses and flip flops too!!

  10. Judy... wow! I love both of your cards! You have such a creative and fun style. No two cards alike!

  11. Oh fun! I love the colors and how you chose to use so many of the papers and embellies. They are placed just perfectly. Great card, Judy!