Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Dueling Darlings are Tutti Fruity Today!

Yep! It's the 15th of the month so you know it's dueling time for the Dueling Darling Divas ( my team) and the Dazzlers.  This month our hostesses, Kelly for the Divas and Jeanette for the Dazzlers, choice the theme Tutti Fruity!  Kelly sent the Divas this fabulous kit including:

  • Stamped images from The Alley Way Stamps (TAWS) set "It's  Fall About You"
  • Designer papers from DCWC "The Gilded Orchard" including a tag'
  • Cardstock from Gina K Designs and Ranger
  • Embellishments: Ribbons from Hobby Lobby, Baker's Twine, wood hearts and flowers, buttons and brads.
Kelly challenged us "to create a card/project using the basket and at least one apple to represetn the Tutti Fruity part of the challenge."
Here's my card:

My card base is vanilla cardstock from Michael's Recollection 110# cardstock cut to create a card 5"x7".  I layered a base of Stampin' Up "Chocolate Chip" cardstock on which I placed a tag "Apple of my Eye" and embellished with a wood flower, green button and wood heart strung on the bakers twine down the right side of the card. Below the tag I created striped bands with the burgundy, brown and green ribbons.  On top of the ribbons I positioned the cut out basket image that I colored with Copic Markers and adhered with dimensionals.  Tucked in the basket is an apple I cut from one of the designer papers and propped to the side of the basket is cut apple image also colored with Copic Markers.

The second part of the challenge Kelly gave us "is to post what your favorite fruit recipe is, just the name...the recipe is optional".  Considering Kelly picked apples to represent the Tutti Fruity theme I thought I would go along with this and share a link to a recipe on a cooking blog I follow for Caramel Apple Float by Lovely Little Kitchen: http://www.lovelylittlekitchen.com/caramel-apple-float/

Please check out the Tutti Fruity creations by the Divas here:
Kelly: http://sandcastlestamper.blogspot.com
Barb: http://inkingintoretirement.blogspot.com/
Carol: http://lostinmycraftroom.blogspot.com/
LJ: http://buckygirl.blogspot.com/
Tami: http://blueinksdesign.blogspot.com/

Kadie: http://mymindseyecreations.blogspot.com/
Suzi:  (See her SCS gallery here

 Dazzlers creations here:

eanette:  http://creativeplayischeaperthantherapy.blogspot.com
April:  http://aprilsallery
Darlene:  http://accordingtobijou.blogspot.com
Debbie: http://theinkigloo.blogspot.com
 Paola:  http://paola-sama.blogspot.com
Terry:  http://itstotallyterry.blogspot.com

Shelly:  http://shellymc2.blogspot.com/
Tracie:  http://tracie-craftycreations.blogspot.com/


  1. Looooove your card, Judy! It's spectacular ! You got so much of the kit on there without it looking too busy - bravo! I love your coloring! It looks so realistic, and just like a wooden basket would! (why didn't I think to color the sides grey!) Love the placement of the ribbons and four corners of brads - Fabulous!

    Hugs to you, dear DDD friend! ♥

  2. Oh Judy... This card is fabulous!!! Love the way you colored your basket and apples. Perfect!!!

  3. I love the size of this card--and all of the fun things that you included!

    Great Job this month!

  4. so glad we are dueling once again friend. I love your card...great details throughout this beautiful creation. I love the twine with the wood buttons down the side, the dsp apple in the basket and cute apple off to the side of the basket as well...everything is beautifully done Judy!!!

  5. How fun to see all of the cards using the same 'stuff'! Fun coloring on the basket and love the way you have the apples- one in one out. The DP is great and love all of the embellishments. Nice to be joining you as a Dazzler!

  6. Oh Judy... this is so pretty! Love the design you used with the little embellishments to the right. And the coloring. WOW!

    Now I have to tell you, I've never heard of a caramel apple float before, but it sure sounds yummy!

  7. I love how your apple is right in your basket. Great layout and I am also curious about that recipe. Sounds quite delicious.

  8. I think you featured the DP just perfectly! Oh my goodness on how you colored the basket!!!!

  9. Oh Judy this card is amazing! I love all the ribbons and embellishments. Those buttons on the bakers twine is so cute. Love how you cut an apple from the paper to put in the basket. Marvelous card.