Thursday, April 4, 2019

Catching Up with the Dueling Darlings!

I've three cards to share for the Dueling Darling challenges.  The first one goes all the way back to November 2018:

The theme chosen by Laura Jean ( Divas) and Darlene (Dazzlers) was National Aviation History Month.  Here is the information Laura Jean gave team Diva members...."National Aviation History Month is dedicated to exploring, recognizing and celebrating America's great contributions and achievement in the development of aviation.  Aviation history refers to the history and development of mechanical flight - from the earliest attempts in kites and gliders to powered heavier than air, supersonic and space flights." Included in the kit was a great image by Tim Holtz, stamped and already cut out.  There were several quote clips and chose to  use "Live in the Moment".  Also included were some terrific designer papers, a kraft tag, ribbon that I used on my card here:

 My brother-in-law has a great love of airplanes and I sent him this card on his birthday.  I deckle edged the base of the card to fit with the time period of the airplane and DSP.

My second card is for the February duel.  Barb (Divas) and Tracie (Dazzlers) came up with the theme "Love Your Pets".  Included in the card kit Barb sent team Divas was this cute Whipper Snapper "Triple Dog Dare" stamped image that I colored with Copic Markers.  She gave us 5 sheets of some great patterned papers.  I used the Paw Prints by Echo Park Paper - "", The Bella Blvd, "Tail Waggers" (brown bones) and the Imaginisce (tan paws) papers on my card.  My card was embellished with two different ribbons, a dog paw brad and pearl adhesive embellishments from the kit.  Here's the card:

This card was given to a dear dog loving friend on her birthday.

Heather was all alone in choosing a theme for the month of March and she went with a "Punny" theme.  Here is her humorous account of what happened: 

"Let's taco 'bout our theme this month.  You see, a unique circumstance happened.  The butter half of my delightful pear, the lovely Paola, lettuce know she had to drop out of our swap, bacon my heart and leaving me all by my lonesome.  Donut worry! Romaine calm!  The show will go on!  Kelly contacted me to indicating the Dazzlers had an angel - all I had to do is select a theme.

All by myself??? Wow.  The pressure.  Id hate to let down olive you down.

Friendship/  Canadiana?  Travel/  So many choices.  Picking just one is kinda a big dill.

I Yam Stuck.  And I Waffled." Here is my punny card:

Images:  Stew Pot Pals by Stamping' Up
Papers:  Kiss the Cook, Bo Bunny

Hope you'll check out the many lovely creations made by my paper crafting Dueling Darling friends on Splitcoast Stampers:






Laura Jean







Debby B


Terry L.

Terry S.


Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Oh my goodness, Judy - three months/three cards - and each one looks fabulous!

  2. Terrific cards, Judy - so nice to see them all and that you are up to date! Fun line up!

  3. Judy, three wonderful cards. I missed all your fun inspiration. That punny card is hilarious. So glad to see your post.

  4. Oh my goodness Judy. All three cards are awesome. You do such a great job on your cards. I'm with you. I'm catching up this month as well.

  5. Three beautiful cards!!! I so love the airplane card, love, love, love the pups, and the turnip is a hoot! Great duel cards!

  6. Great cards Judy! I especially love the one with the pups! Great coloring and layouts on all 3!

  7. Great cards!! I love the dogs and the turnip one is perfect. Reminds me of a milk crate.