Thursday, August 21, 2014

The Dueling Darlings: "Friends are the family we choose for ourselves!"

It's August and I'm a little late for the duel on the 15th.  We are a group of card making friends who once a month create cards from a kit supplied by a member of one of our two teams, the Divas (my team) and the Dazzlers.  This month our team leaders are Carol for the Divas and Melina for the Dazzlers.  They chose the theme "friends are the family we choose fro ourselves" in keeping with the Dueling Darlings celebrating our anniversary.  Carol sent us a delightful kit full of delicious designer papers, embellishments and the most delightful images celebrating friendship.  I was late putting my hands on this wonderful kit due to the traveling my hubby and I have been doing this summer so today I finally was able to create this card:

 I just love this cute image and from Art Impressions, the girlfriend series "laughing"and the sentiment is also from Art Impressions.  The image was colored with Copic Markers.  The card base is Stampin' Up, Elegant Eggplant and the yellow-green background paper was embossed with embossing folder from Lifestyle Crafts, "Celebrate".

On the inside of the card I added another sentiment included in the kit.  This one is from Clear Stamps.

Please check out the rest of the Dueling Darling's creations starting here:

 Diva's creations here:
And the Dazzlers creations here:


Thanks for stopping by!


  1. What a great card Judy--love the layout and that you fussy cut the image!

  2. Oh Judy, I love how you used your kit. I love the colors you chose, the layout, and I love how you did the inside of the card. Everything about this is fabulous. Well done my friend. I am so glad we are duelers together....♥♥♥

  3. My goodness... this card is perfect! Love the way you cut out the image and your design is fantastic!

  4. MIss Judy! Your card is AMAZING!! I knew it would be, you have a great style and card making skillz! :) I'm sorry to stop in so late, I just finished my card and didn't want to peek before doing so but now that I see yours, SQUEEE!

    Take care of you, in your travels, and praying for your dh and ds!

    Love you!

  5. Your card turned out great! The dry embossing looks so good on the layout. A totally fun card.

  6. What a fun picture!
    Thanks so much for your comment:o)
    Greetings Sabine

  7. Love this fun card Judy - perfect fussy-cutting and a great layout. The sentiment is so true - ooh - that reminds me, I am meeting up with my BF tomorrow for lunch and some retail therapy!
    So pleased you have joined my Followers - many thanks!
    Sylvia x