Friday, July 15, 2016

A Whimsical Christmas in July with the Dueling Darlings

Oh my! It's the 15th of July and time for another duel with the Dueling Darlings.  This month team Divas' leader Kelly and team Dazzlers' leader Jeanette  chose the theme "Christmas in July".  Kelly decided to give the theme an "extra spin" by calling it "Whimsical Christmas in July".  She sent all the Dueling Darling Divas this darling kit with the cutest image of Snoopy.  Here's what is in the kit: 
Image:  Stampendous "Snoopy's Doghouse, Alley Way Stamps sentiments "Jolly Holiday"
DSP:  Crate Paper "Snow Days"
Embellishments:  Sequin ribbon by Jay's Ribbon Company; loose sequins from HSN; teardrop gems from Recollections, Bling from Kaiser; buttons from Prima and Basic Grey; miscellaneous ribbons from Offray, Stampin' Up and Hobby Lobby.

Here's my card:

I used some SU cardstock for the base of the card and the circle layer for the die cut image.  The image was colored with Copic markers and the colored lights were highlighted with  Glossy Accents by Ranger.  All other items were from the kit.

 I used this week's sketch from  MOJO Monday:

Here's the inside of the card:

Kelly posed an extra challenge for us:  "What is the first thing you do each year to get in the Christmas spirit?"  For me planning my annual Christmas card to send to family and friends gets me in the Christmas spirit as well as putting up Christmas decorations right after Thanksgiving!

Hope you like my card and it gives you a little Christmas spirit!

Check out the Dueling Darling cards here:

My Diva teammates here:


And the Dazzlers here:

Terry A.:
Terry L.:

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. I really like the image in the circle die cut. The banner/ribbon looks really cute - will have to remember that one! Great job this round, Judy!

  2. Judy, this card is just darling! I just love snoopy, your coloring is awesome- and the touch of gloss on the lights is so perfect! Love the cute sketch too! Merry Christmas in July : )

  3. Great card Judy I love the layout and the papers you chose to use on the card. I love how you used the kit. Great job my friend....

  4. What a great card. Your lights just shine. Great image.

  5. Judy, your card is adorable! You chose a great sketch to use... and colored the image so well, too... loving how the lights shine.

    I also loved hearing how you begin with planning your Christmas cards to get into the Christmas spirit.

  6. Sweet card Judy--I love the sketch you picked for this card!

  7. OH Judy, this is magical and whimsical! I love your coloring of Snoopy's doghouse! And the sketch/your card are spot on!

    Loved hearing your holiday memories - so many of us get that tree up, cards going and it's just ON!

    Love ya, girlie!