Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Double Duel with the Darlings

I'm running as fast as I can trying to catch up with my Dueling Darling teammates.  Last month I was still in the Pacific Northwest and did not have the kit for September in my hands so I'm doing double dueling duty today for both September and October. 

I'll start with my September card.  The theme "Recipe Cards" for September was chosen by team Barb for the Divas (my team) and Debbie for the Dazzlers.  Love that theme!  And Barb sent team this awesome kit:
         3 images - stamped on Gina K Ivory:
                     Knife, Fork, Spoon - Stampabilities - Silverware
                     What's Cooking? - Inky Antics
                     Now You're Really Cook'n - Unknown
         Patterned Paper:
                     Jillibean Soup ---Fresh Vegetable Soup
                           Baby Carrots - Vegetables/Green Pattern
                           Chicken Base - Silverware/Yellow Pattern
                     Basic Grey ----Herbs & Honey
                            Tomato--Brown Vegetables/Brown Dots
                            Peas - Green Vegetables/Flowers
                     Spare Parts - wooden fork and spoon
                     Spare Parts - Vintage Mixer
                     Various Companies - ribbon and fibers
                     Various Companies - brads and buttons
The green and rust cardstock for the base and trim are from Stampin' Up.

This is one of my favorite soup recipes and it really is easy and so delicious.  When I saw this designer paper in the kit I just knew I had to pair it with this recipe.  It strung many of the buttons from the kit on this orange and white twine to add a fun embellishment to the card.  Hope you try the recipe and let me know what you think.

 For our October duel our LauraJean for the Divas and Terry for the Dazzlers chose the theme "Eat, Drink and Be Scary!"  How fun is that?!!  LJ, sent this terrific kit full of delightful papers, images and embellishments.

      Image:  My Favorite Things "Witch Way Candy
      Paper:  Eerie Collection by Basic Grey
      Extras: Ribbon (black, lavender, orange all HL), Orange Bling (Paper Studio),
                  Button charms (Dress It Up), Candy Corn brads (Oriental Trading Company)
                  Buttons (assorted vendors), Yellow Die Cut (Recollections) Twine (Doodlebug Designs)

 I colored this cutie MFT witch and the pumpkins with Copic markers and mounted with dimensionals.  The base of my card is Stampin' Up Elegant Eggplant cardstock and black cardstock for the scalloped panel.  All other elements are from the kit.
I used this sketch from Mojo Monday for the layout:

Please check out the rest of the Dueling Darling creations

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

Thanks for stopping by my blog!  Love to read your comments!! 



  1. Oh Judy, both are fabulous! Your recipe card is a joy and the soup sounds tasty indeed!

    What a gorgeous little witch - I love how you fussy cut her out to stand out on the card base. BOO-Tiful job!


  2. Judy--I love your post today! The recipe card is too cute--thanks for posting.
    And--I love how you use so many of the sweet embellishments in your card! Wonderful Colors too!

  3. Oh Judy! Your recipe was perfect with that paper... they were made for each other. ;) And I love the buttons on the string. Great idea!

    Your October card is fabulous, too! What great coloring and I love the sentiment at the top with the extra white.

    So glad you're back home again - and dueling!

  4. Good work playing catch-up, Judy! (I'm still working on that). Your recipe card is AWESOME! And your October witchy-poo is too cute as well. Love the layout you chose and great use of the kit! ♥

  5. Oh Judy both the recipe card and the DDD card are amazing. I love both and want to try that recipe...I love how you used your DDD kit and the layout on is amazing and really highlights all the elements of the kit... Well done my friend.

  6. Both cards are amazing. But I do love that Mojo Monday sketch! It fits the kit beautifully!

  7. I love the recipe card! Oh my too the buttons.
    The October creation is adorable! I love all the bling :)