Friday, November 15, 2013

November Dueling Darlings Theme: "Masculine...Yep, the manly man!"

It's November 15th and time for another duel with the Dueling Darling Divas and Dazzlers! This month Tami from team Diva (my team!) and Darlene from team Dazzlers chose the theme "Masculine" and sent each of their team members a kit with images, paper and embellishments to create a card around this theme.  Here is mine:

In the kit Tami sent us were the following items:
Image: Stampendous Small Tag M265 (stamped in four different colors)
Paper: Pinkpaislee - Old School School Days, Hocus Pocus Good Fortune, Old School Curriculum, Hometown Summer Sunnyside Lane, Fascinating. We R Memory Keepers - Autumn Splendor
Many embellishments including 4 different ribbons, eyelets, brads, black circle die cut, brown square scallop die cuts, flower die cuts, buttons, clip, star and flag chipboard pieces, and adhesive rhinestones.

I chose to use the Pinkpaislee Old School Curriculum burgundy diagonal plaid and the Fascinating green strip designer papers along with Stampin' Up Bashful Blue cardstock and black cardstock.  I used the yellow-green eyelets on three corners of the striped panel. On the Potter's Clay tag panel I stamped an image from my a.muse studio "swingin' day" set and also the sentiment from this set was stamped on the circle panel. I punched a hole on the tag, slipped the green sheer ribbon through and topped the hole off with a brad from my collection.  I used the black die cut from the kit as the base for my circle panel.  And I use this sketch for Splitcoaststampers for my layout:

The theme and kit Tami chose for this month was perfect for me.  My brother-in-law's birthday is today and the card was mailed to him!

Tami also asked us to share a funny holiday story involving someone masculine in our life.  Although I have a lot a men in my family; husband, 2 sons, 7 uncles, 17 male cousins, 4 brothers-in-law, 7 nephews, I was having a difficult time remembering a funny holiday story.  Then one came to mind from many years ago.  My mother was one of nine siblings and all the men in her family were very involved in many sports. For many years my aunts, uncles and cousins would gather at our home on Christmas eve.  On one occasion my 2 year cousin Dave who had just received a ball for Christmas came in took one look at our Christmas tree and decided it looked like a basketball hoop and , yes! he shot that ball right to the top of the tree! It swayed dangerously but did not fall and no ornaments were lost!

Please check out the rest of team Diva starting here:


  1. First.....great sketch you used!

    Second....great card! Love the little golfer and the perfect sentiment you used too! The colors in the papers are nice for a masculine card!

    I don't know what I would have done if a basketball was thrown at my tree! Glad there was no damage ☺

  2. Great card, Judy! Love how used used the kit and met the masculine challenge. You know I love that Amuse stamp too!!

    Wow, what a story and family memory!

  3. Judy--this is a great card. I love the sketch you used and it really showcases the wonderful paper we received.

    Funny story too!

  4. That is a great image to put on the tag Tami sent in the kit! Great card. I love your story too. Sounds like something my son would do LOL :)

  5. Look at your cool tag! I really like how you layered the tag. The golfer is the perfect image to go with the papers you chose. You really hit this one out of the park...or should I say greens?! ;)

  6. wow, wow, wow Judy, I love the layout of your card and the way you used the kit. GREAT JOB....It is a perfect masculine card. This is amazing...well done. I am so glad we are duelers together!!

  7. What a great sketch to use! Your card is really attractive with those colors and the layout. That golfer is a great image for the tag, and how great is it that you turned it into a birthday card?!

    I gasped when reading your story about using the Christmas tree as a basket ball hoop! Oh my word! Good thing it stayed upright!

  8. Judy, this is absolutely amazing!! I love your card design! Way to rock this challenge! Your golfing cart is sure to "score!" :)

    Cousin Dave sounds like he was the life of the party! Glad your tree was safe!

    Blessings, dear DDD sistah! <3

  9. Great sketch layout. I love all the layers and this tag idea is so cool. Perfect image for the tag. Very wonderful guy card.

  10. Judy, this card is gorgeous! I love how you placed the DP! And what a funny story! (Glad to hear the tree/decorations survived the game of basketball!)