"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

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Halloween Card Duel


The Dueling Darlings are dueling in October, making Halloween themed cards, of course!

Terry sent the Dazzlers the following fun kit.

Image: Stampin' Up! Halloween Smiles
Papers: Paper Studio - Halloween Words, pumpkins - unknown, SU Chocolate Chip & Pumpkin Pie
Enamel Dots: SU! and Paper Studio
Gemstones: Paper Studio
Ribbon: misc.

Here's my simple card:

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Friday, July 14, 2017

July Duel

Our hostesses for the July duel, Paola & Heather, came up with a great theme!  The theme this month is Midsummer Night's Dream.  One of my favorite from Shakespeare.  

Paola sent the Dazzlers a kit that included the following:

Graphic45 ( Nature Sketchbook Collection)
* Flora Fascination # 4501476
* Wildflower Bouquet # 4501478
* The Sprinkling Limited Edition Colors c/s stack
Fairy Sweet by Penny Black ( illustrated by M.Manning) 
Maple Leaf by SU 
Sentiments( sm) by Inkadinkado ( lrg) by Great Impression E655
* turquoise deco dots and turquoise candy floss by American Crafts
* grosgrain ribbon by SU
* red sheer ribbon ; turquoise jewels ; Bazzil flower blossoms - From my stash
* red and green foliage dies and fairy post die - From my dies' collection

Here is my card:

Since Both Paola and Heather hail from Canada and July 1, 2017 was Canada's 150th birthday, our challenge was to use the maple leaf that was provided in the kit somewhere on our card.  Do you see mine on the front of my card?

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Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

May Duel



I am so glad the sun is back and the grass is getting greener!

Judy and I were the hostesses for the May Duel.  And, of course, with anticipation of summer, our theme was May Flowers.

The Dazzler's kit contained...
Images & sentiments: Stampin’ Up! Bloomin’ Beautiful
DP: My Mind’s Eye-Kate & Co."Cambridge Court” Mini Flowers & Bouquet Paper 
Ribbon: Stampin’ Up! Rose Red Grosgrain & Coastal Cabana Stretch Ruffle Trim
Rhinestones & Pearls: Stampin’ Up!
Vintage Flowers adornments: Stampin’ Up!
Blue adhesive gems: Colorbok
Large Pearls: Michaels or Joann Fabrics
Here is my card:

I added Rose Red paper from Stampin' Up!  And used a technique I had not used in years, the "spotlight technique".

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Stop and smell the flowers!

Friday, April 14, 2017


It is time for the Dueling Darlings April duel.

The theme for this month's duel is...You Are My Sunshine.

Our hostesses were Jeanette and Kelly.  Jeanette sent a kit to the Dazzlers that included:

Image:  Some Odd Girl Sunny Mae (and Shine On sentiment)
Sentiments:  AMuse Sensational Day and Printworks You Add Sunshine
Ink:  Lawn Fawn Jet Black
Dies: Gina Marie Stitched Sky (Sun) and Simon Says Hello Sunshine Frame
DP:  DCWV Kidlet Paper Pad
Embellishments: Michael's Rhinestones, Prima Flowers, Robin's Nest Dew Drops and Rain Drops, SU Ribbon, brads from unknown vendors

Hope you are all enjoying some sunshine wherever you are.


Wednesday, February 15, 2017

February Duel

Welcome to the Dueling Darlings February Duel.   My card was finished on time but my post is a little late.

The kit we received included:

Paper:  Red Denim and Black and Tan Paisley by "Recollections", Cinnamon Stick and Ruby Slipper solid paper by "Bazzill"

Ink: Mementos - Tuxedo Black

Ribbon: Burlap Twine and Red Elastic by "Brother & Sister", Red flat ribbon by "Celebrate It"

Buttons:  Small polka dot and red heart by "Sew-ology", Hearts by "Dress It Up - Love Potion"

Image & Sentiment:  Stampin' UP! "Loads of Love"

My sketch is from Mojo Monday.

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Saturday, January 14, 2017

A New Year of Duels

Happy New Year!

It is a new year of duels and Tami and Terry were the hostesses this month.  The Dazzlers start January, 2017 with a great kit from Terry.

Our kit included:

Image and Sentiment: Heartily Yours - GinaK Designs
Paper: Months Stack (hearts) - DCWV, Blush Red - Core'dinations, Black - The Paper Studio
Embellishments: Red Gems, White pearls - The Paper Studio, White paper dots - Candi Dots, White Ribbon - Michaels

"As Tami said in the thread, there is no theme - we wanted you to be able to put together a card to use in the near future....so we decided on a Valentine's day image."

And here is my card:

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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

September Duel

Happy Fall!!!

The theme for this month's duel was a Fall Owl Theme.

Tracie and Barb were our hostesses.  Tracie sent the Dazzlers the following kit:

Image - "Who's There" by Two Paper Divas
Designer Paper - Color Me Autumn by Stampin Up
Embellishments are all Recollections (Brads, Doily, Leaves, Feathers, Twine)

I added some crystal effects on the moon to make is shiny.

Tracie and Barb asked us to list our favorite Halloween memory.  I think mine would be...Sam White.  Sam White was the little old man who lived on the corner and every Halloween he would have a huge box of candy, I mean like one of those medium moving sized boxes full of candy!  And he would put handfuls into your candy bucket.  We always made sure we went trick or treating to his house.

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