"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

Sunday, April 14, 2013

April Dueling Darlings Challenge

This month the Dueling Darlings challenge was hosted by Darlene for the Dazzlers and Tami for the Divas.  Our hostesses decided that since April is National Gardening Month their kits would have a floral theme.

And WOW!!!  Did Darlene send us a boatload of a kit.  There was so much goodness that I was able to make two cards and could have made two more.

Darlene's kit for the Dazzlers included:

Image: *SU's Sweet Seasons (2004) stamped with Tuxedo Black on Conqueror Diamond White CS
Papers: *SEI's Field Notes pack
(I am in love with the DP from this company)
Doilies from my local supermarket!
Bakers twine from Can You Digi It?
Glitter brads from SU
Dragonfly Brad from Creative Impressions
Fabric Alpha Tabs from Letter Press (did you all notice that you rec'd the letter of your first name?)
Adhesive gems from K & Company
assorted banner etc. labels from Martha Stewart
Green leaf tags: unknown
non adhesive little gemstones by Paper Studio
Mini clothespins from A Muse Studios
lacey ribbon from local sewing store (I don't have any more either, mine will have to do without)

And here are my cards:

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:: BlueInks :: said...

Look at you MIss Two Cards! I love them both!!!

The first is colored perfectly for the DP. I like how you used the two DP's together on the card.

The second is soft and pretty. I like the way that you colored her dress. Great die cut to go with.

Super job this round!

~Paola~ said...

My goodness...not one but TWO beauties!!LOve them both but my preference goes to the use of the deeper colored d/p of the first card w/ coloring to match...the second one is 'fresh' looking like
a spring day after a light sprinkle of rain :o) Impressive and beautifully done Deb!!♥

Barb said...

Debbie--what a great set of cards--two beauties! I love the colors in both of them and they sure remind me that spring and summer are coming--and I hope it gets to you in Alaska soon too! I love the layouts!

I am so glad we are both members of this wonderful group of ladies!

Melina said...

So, so pretty Debbie. I have plenty left to make another card also. I love that you made the first a Mother's Day card and I like how the edges of the doily are showing in the second. :)

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) A•Muse Consultant #1065 said...

WOW! Two beautiful cards! I'm totally impressed! Each one is just perfect!

I'm so glad we get to duel together every month!

Judy McMullen said...

Wow! And double Wow! What beautiful cards, Debbie! Love how you used the DSP on the first card and how your tilted the beautifully colored image panel. The touch of twine with the little flower in the bow is the perfect embellishment! Love the light and airy look of the second card, the gorgeous die cut panel with the soft colored panels and pearl embellishments...so pretty!

Judy McMullen said...

Whoops, I didn't realize that was the doily on the image panel of the second card! Very creative use...looks just like a die cut! Love it!!!

kadie said...

It's a twofer!! Love them! I really love that the cards are so different, but both have a softness to them that compliments the image so well. Beautiful job, Debbie! Hope your week is off to a great start, my friend! Hugs, kadie

April said...

Such an over-achiever! J/K

These are beautiful, and I have plans for a second card myself....lol

Terry said...

Wow Debbie...two cards?? Awesome!

Love the colors and layout of the top card...perfect for Mother's Day.

The second card is so different than the first but equally awesome! Great job!

So glad you are a Dazzler!

MiamiKel said...

NOt one but two cards - you are a hero! I'm in awe of both, so lovely and unique! Fabulous work my friend :)

So happy that you are BLOOMING this month with the DDD! xoxo

Carol W said...

Wow, 2 cards...you really rocked this challenge...both cards are totally different but equally impressive. Great job with the kit and challenge...way to go Lildj...♥♥♥

Darlene said...

Oh my word!!! Debbie, these are visions!! So different, yet each is so lovely! Where to even begin? The Mother's Day card is very striking, your colors and layout are wonderful. Especially love the twine and flower gem together!
The second card is so soft and fresh! Very cool how you used the doily on this one. I also love the softly colored image, her outfit especially. I love them both! So glad that you had fun with the kit!