Saturday, September 15, 2018

Trifecta of Summer Dueling Darling Cards!

September 15th and time for another duel with the Dueling Darling Divas and Dazzlers.  This month I'm playing catch up as I did not post my cards for the July and August duel.  My excuse is that I was traveling or about to travel. Oh, well. I hope my team thinks it's better late than never.  And speaking of teams, there are two - team Divas (my team!) and team Dazzlers.   Each month one person from each team pair up and decide on a theme for that month, create a card kit with designer papers, stamped images and multiple embellishments and send it to each member of their team.  On the 15th of the month we display our card creations on either our blogs and/or our gallery at Splitcoaststampers (SCS).  Here are my creations for July, August and September in reverse order:

Suzy (team Diva) and Debby (team Dazzler) chose the theme "Sunflowers" for September.  In my Diva kit Suzy sent this wonderful Stampendous Sunflower Ladybug stamped image!  I colored the image with Copic Markers and cut it out, mounting it on the card front with dimensionals.  I used 3 of the designer papers, the baker's twine, paper buttons embellished with the red brads in the kit.  I mounted this on panel on a turquoise cardstock panel and then on my card base.

Tami (Divas) and Terry L. (Dazzlers) chose the theme "Wine Divas" for the month of August.  In Tami's kit was this darling Art Impressions Wine Divas stamped image and sentiment.  I used the striped DSP form the kit as the background.  I stamped the image with Copic Markers and die cut it and a layering panel with Spellbinder dies; then embellished it with ribbon and pearls from the kit. The sentiment was cut to fit on the chipboard tag from the kit.

July's theme "Honeybees!" was chosen by the Terrys  - Terry S., a Diva and Terry A., a Dazzler.  The kit I received from Terry S. was chock full of great items to create cards reflecting this theme.  I really should have had this card posted in July as it was completed in time for the duel but was distracted by preparations for a month long trip.  I used a lot of the designer paper from the kit inside and out.  I die cut an oval on the front of the card to give a peak at the inside where I mounted the delightful C C Designs Heidi stamped image that I had colored with Copic Markers.  The front was embellished with bee brads, red paper flowers and a little strip of ribbon.

Inside of the card the cute little Heidi had a white paper flower in her hair.  I also use the black rhinestones from the kit and added the sentiment "Happy Bee-Day"

 I gave this card to my niece for her birthday last month.  She love it!

Please check out the card creations from my Dueling Darling friends here:






Laura Jean



Terry S.





Debby B



Terry A.

Terry L.


Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Judy! Look at this burst of card goodness! Such a pretty flash of cards, each one so unique and fabulous. I love the sunflower - so bold and fun and you used to much of the kit! And the wine, and the bee ...... so cheerful and happy.

    SO happy you are posting each of these and we will see your next amazing creation next month - your kit from me! :)


  2. Oh my goodness Judy what a wonderful fun array of cards. You did such a great job on all three. I'm so glad you are back and able to post and create. I always love checking out your cards. You are so incredibly creative and a great inspiration. Great job on all the kits.

  3. Wow Judy...way to catch up! 1. Love the Bee-day card you made with the peek-a-boo window! How adorable! 2. That Wine Diva the die cuts, and well, everything! 3. That fussy cutting on the sunflower image....great job! I love them all!!

  4. Judy--you are really caught up now. I love all three of the cards and the colors are spectacular!

  5. Oh my Judy, you really have been a busy bee, Love all three cards. That peek-a-boo bee is adorable! The coloring on your wine card is outstanding! And that sunflower just pops off your card. Ny thoughts and prayers are with you. God bless you and your family members.

  6. Judy, I loved seeing your post... it had been a while and you were missed! Lovely cards!

  7. These are all so great! You have really used up the supplies in these kits.

  8. Your cards are all so sweet! Great job on each one. Love the creative layouts and it's so great to see you here! Blessings to all of you.

  9. Your trifecta of cards are wonderful- each just beautiful! I love seeing the variety of ideas we all put together with these cards!