"I long to accomplish a great and noble task,
but it is my chief duty to accomplish small
tasks as if they were great and noble."
Helen Keller

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Round 3 - Dueling Darlings







Well it's that time. Time for another duel...a duel between the Dueling Divas and the Dueling Dazzlers. A group of friends who create cards every month with kits they are sent. It is all just good, clean fun.

This month's theme was Treasured Friend. The Divas were sent a kit from their hostess, Carol and the Dazzlers were sent a kit by ME!! The guidelines of the duel are to create a card with some or all of the kit you receive. The twist on this month's theme was that each participant would add a treasure of their choosing to their card. The catch...it could not be anything bought brand new. It had to be something already at home like a recycled item or something that they had picked up at a second-hand store or garage/yard sale.

There are three pictures of my card. I made a swing-flip card. (Tutorial at stampingschool.com. A fantastic site I might add!!!) First, is the outside of the card, then a picture of how the card opens and lastly the sentiment on the inside. And, the sentiment on the inside is my "treasure." I was looking around for something at home to recycle and couldn't come up with anything. Then yesterday, a friend of mine gave me a gift. It was a necklace and inside the box was this sentiment. How perfect!!!! Girlfriends are definitely treasured gifts. All the Dueling Darlings are a treasure to me, as well as my friend who gave me the necklace.

The image is from SU called, My Matryoshka. The designer paper is from Kaiser Craft. I used my Build-a-Brad set from SU to make the brad in the center of the flower. I cut the sentiment off of the plastic necklace holder and mounted it on cardstock for the inside of the card.

Thanks for looking!!! Have a great weekend!!!

14 comments:

~Paola~ said...

wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwww Debbie..this is a fantastic card U created!
Airy and beautiful...love how all the (bushkas?) are displaying same colors!....I didn't think of doing that... *drats!*
Awesome fold U used too!
I will def. have to check that site U mentioned...thanks for the tip!! *hugZ*

April said...

Love your card!! That is a perfect treasure you have included!!

MiamiKel said...

Oh, I'm officially envious of this card kit, lol! WOW! So bright and wonderful - perfect sentiment and treasured gift :) I love everything about it!

Michelle said...

Love your card, love the fold/layout! The poem is perfect.

Melina said...

I absolutely love the fold of this card! Love the little doll face brad too!!!! Wow! Great kit lil dj...thanks so much :)

Momcgw said...

Woohoo!!! Great card. Love the inside saying, that is a treasure indeed...I love the card layout/fold..the little doll face in the flower, the bright colors...AWESOME...you did a wonderful job!!!

Barb said...

Great Job DJ! Love the swing card and the treasure is fantastic. You did a great job with this kits--I have loved every one of them! AWESOME!!!

Jamie Sanchez said...

Hey lil dj!
I LOVE this card! I am gonna have to give it a try.. thanks for the link. Have a great day.

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Oh my goodness... Debbie, your card is gorgeous! I love the swing card! It is a perfect style for cards with such beautiful Designer Papers. That way we don't have to hide the DP behind the image.

I love the bright colors - your kit is awesome!!! And your treasure is perfect!!!

Love it!!!!!!!!

Judy McMullen said...

Debbie, fantastic card! I love this fold and the way you've used your gorgeous paper and beautifully colored doll images really makes it a stand-out!! Your "treasure" sentiment is perfect!! Great card kit!!!

Terry said...

Love the sentiment, and boy is it true!! Thanks for a great kit this month...and I actually used everything in it!! Love your card :-)

Laura Jean (LJ) said...

So love the card kit you created this month Debbie, and you do tri-fold cards soooooooo well!

Lorie said...

What a great card, DJ! I love the image and your colors, and that was a great use of the build a brad. Fantastic!! I've never done a tri-fold, but LJ is right! You sure do them well!!!

BlueInks said...

Okay, a couple of things! First, the images remind me of those stackable weeble wobble things from when you were a kid. Second, cannot believe you found DP to match. Third, you made that little face into a brad. So very cute and crafty you are!