Wednesday, November 15, 2017

DDD November 2017 Toadily Happy

Hi All, it is once again time for the duelers to get their duel on.  Debby was the leader of the Dazzlers and Suzy was the leader for the Divas. What a fun kit she sent. Suzy sent two Penny Black images from the Toadily set and a sentiment. She sent misc designer papers and embellishments. I have to apologize as I had made my cards and had the list to start my post, by the time I got back to posting I couldn't find the list. (We lost our dog between card making and posting and I just couldn't find the details so am sorry Suzy for not listing all the wonderful things you included in the kit). It was a fun kit to work with. So much fun I actually made 2 cards. I am a huge fan of Penny Black stamps...
I do remember that Suzy had written that when she and Debby were talking about the theme they had said everyone is so busy hopping around this time of the year....and thus the theme. It definitely is a busy time of the year.

Here are my cards:






On the top card I made a little flower from the bakers twine and turquoise flat head embellishment. Suzy sent the flowers and rhinestones that I combined and put on the card to the left.


Thank you so much for stopping by. If you have time, please stop and see the rest of the duelers cards. I am certain you will not be disappointed.



Until next time,
Hugs,
                                                                          Carol

Sunday, October 15, 2017

DDD October 2017 "Halloween"

Hi All, it is once again the 15th of the month and we are once again dueling. The fearless leaders of the dueling groups are: Terry L for the dazzlers and Tami P for the divas. I am one of the divas so I received an awesome kit from Tami. The wonderful kit included an image from Red Rubber Designs "Delightfully Spooky" and two sentiments as well. The dsp was from Tami's stash as well as the embellishments (just to insert a note here: YAY Tami ..she has been on a mission to pull from her stash for quite some time and she has done an excellent job of it with our kits). There is no special extra challenge this month (good thing as I usually seem to miss that part in my creating mode. :( ).

I enjoyed playing with this kit and as usual wanted to come up with something that would use most of the dsp. I found a layout on pinterest from Operation Write Home it is the sketch challenge #83. Much to my delight it used 5 strips of paper on the front panel. Walla, 5 of the 6 dsp on the front of the card. I did change the shape of the image and moved it from the right to the left, but it still is similar to the sketch.

Here is my card:

I colored the cute little witch with my copic markers and used Tami's pretty green ribbon on top of the bottom piece of cardstock. I mounted the happy halloween saying on a scrap of the paper taken off one of the strips of dsp I used for my layout. 


On the inside I mounted the other saying on a scrap of one of the panels and I then cut the other scraps into 1x1 pieces and then in a diagonal to place little corners on the paper to finish off the inside.

I'm not much of a Halloween card sender however, I do have a friend who LOVES Halloween. I was telling her about a cute sign I had seen at Michaels and since she is a safety director she said she had to have it....I am going to send her the little sign:

                                                                                 along with my card as a little Halloween treat.

Thanks so much for stopping by, I do appreciate it. Please stop by the duelers blogs on my sidebar and see what they have created. I am sure you will not be disappointed.

Until next time,
Hugs,
Carol







Friday, September 15, 2017

DDD Sept Chocolate, Chocolate Chocolate

This month our lovely hostesses Terry A for the Dazzlers and Terry S for the Divas came up with a chocolate theme in honor of Milton Hershey's birthday  9/13. Terry S sent us a wonderful kit. So much fun to play with.

Images are : Stamping Bella Edna Loves Chocolate--Stampabilities Mousefull of Fudge and assorted fun/funny sentiments.

Paper is: recollections purple paisley--Best creations a walk in the garden collectnion spring flowers, pebbles tealightful collection--lovely lilacs, Reminiscc in the kitchen collection --chocolate and Kaisercraft glitter cs amethyst...

Included were several embellishments as well...

When I got my kit I colored up my images right away. I was having so much fun with them I decided to color one of each and make two cards. I was able to use some of each of the dsp's as well as a few of the embellies and some of the ribbon as well.

Here is my first card. I loved the glitter and had to for sure use it. This is the outside....


And here is the insde:





 My second card was made with the mouseful of fudge image. Here is the front of the card:



And here is the inside of the card.

Thank you Terry for the awesome kit. I had so much fun working with it .I hope you like my cards. If you have a chance please stop by the other duelers blogs and SCS galleries. I am sure you will not be disappointed.

Until next time,
Hugs,
Carol

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

August DDD Catch of the Day

Hi all, once again the duelers are posting their cards for this months duel. The theme is "Catch of the Day". The leader of the Dazzlers is Shelley and I was the challenger for the Divas. I did give them a challenge....(sorry) .... I picked out papers and embellies however, it wasn't until I was creating my own card I realized that my choices could have been better. I have confidence in the Divas though as they are very creative. This is what their kits included:

Your kit includes dsp from Sugar Tree Haufman Brothers collection Fishy squares and multi lake fish as well as Reminisce "tropical dreams and assorted papers from a going to the lake paper pad. The images are Ralph Fishing from Rubbernecker, Studio 112 fish FunStampers journey Big Catch and Whipper Snapper fisher man. For embellies outlet eyelet deep sea brad and fishing pole brad. I also included some bobbers I made from pearls and assorted ribbons from my stash.

I chose a card sketch that used several pieces of designer paper. I also love the whipper snapper fisherman image so I had colored that up with my copics. I was not super happy with my card however, it is growing on me. Here is my card:




I hope you have a chance to stop by the other duelers blogs and galleries. I am sure you will not be disappointed with their creativity..

Thanks for stopping by, I do appreciate it.
Until next time,
Hugs,
Carol






Saturday, July 29, 2017

Christmas in July

This month our challenge your stash challenge was issued by me. I know I have alot of Christmas stamps and embellishments but only use a very few of them come Christmas time as I make the same card to send out to everyone so I don't forget whose has gotten what. I found this little house mouse image and immediately fell in love with it a couple years ago. I really was impressed with the way the original card I saw was colored but hesitated to color up my image as I wasn't sure I could do it justice.
I finally colored my images up the end of last year and set them aside. When I issued this challenge I picked them up and made this card:



The gold paper is by K and Co "Christmas Cheer Gold Words Foil Paper" and the green is Basic Grey "Jovial Frosted Window" the little round Peace embellishment is also from K and Co. I know I purchased the paper and embellishments from Archivers so I have had it sitting around for several years as the store I purchased it in has long ago closed up.

I hope you like the card. Thank you for stopping by. I appreciate your checking my blog out.

Until next time,
Hugs,
Carol

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Mystery Image Challenge

This mystery challenge was hosted by the lovely Terry L.  A group of gals take turns hosting this group. When you are the hostess you send an image in with your return cards and that image is the new "mystery" image. No one knows what image is until they get it with your returned cards. We each make 4 cards with the same image. The hostess keeps one and each of us get three different cards back. It is fun and we get new and fun images that we most often don't have. This month Terry chose "heres the story" by My Favorite Things.

I used Umber cardstock for the base of my card and a wood pattern dsp as well as a newspaper print which I had in my stash. I also used a copper glitter tape for the background. I colored the cute image with copics. Here is my card"


I hope Terry likes the card I created with her cute image.

Thanks so much for stopping by. If you hae a chance please stop and see the other swappers cards. I'm sure you won't be disappointed 

Until next time,
Hugs,
Carol



Sunday, July 16, 2017

There are fairies in the air.

Hi all, I thought since my friends were posting fairy theme cards I would post a Mo Manning card I have made. I love her fairies and have purchase MANY MANY of her digital images. I loved this little fairy image. I hope you like it as well.



Thanks so much for stopping by and looking at my card.

Until next time.

 Hugs,
Carol