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

Saturday, July 15, 2017

DDD July "2017" Midsummers Night Dream

This month our hostesses were Paola for the Dazzlers and Heather for the Divas. They chose a Midsummers Night Dream as their theme for this month. Heather sent us a fun, fun, fun kit to work with. I've been bad however, as one of the challenges was to put a maple leaf on our card somewhere to celebrate Canada's 150th Birthday. So I would like to wish Canada and all of her citizens a hearty Happy Birthday.

Our bountiful kit included an image from CC Designs--Cutie Butterfily
Papers Kaiser Craft Botanica Collection Roots and Stem --Kaiser Craft Mademoiselle Colletion "Flutter" amd Jen Hadfield Simple Life "Blue Meadow" Heather also sent a wonderful collection of various embellishments and ribbons.

Right away when the kit arrived I colored up my images and started working on a card. I loved this kit and had so much fun. I had made two cards however, I will  only be posting one today.

Here is the card I made with this fun kit:

I used some glitter on my little fairy and also cut out a happy birthday with one of my dies. If you look close you will see the pretty little vellum butterfly in the faries hand.

Heather and Paola asked us to look up some of the saying coined by Shakespear and reveal the one we used most mine is
  • Wild-goose chase from (Romeo and Juliet)

There were several very familiar sayings that I use as well but I use this one quite a bit.

I hope you liked my card. Thanks so much for stopping by. Please take some time and stop by the other duelers, I am certain you will not be disappointed with all the creativity this group has..

Until next time,
Hugs,
Carol

Thursday, June 15, 2017

June DDD "Rose month"

Inside of "a Rose" card


" A Rose" image outside

Hi All, I'm here...can you believe it? It has been a crazy year so far and it seems like I can't keep up with anything, however, I'm here with 2 cards for this month. Tracie is the hosetss for the darlings and Barb is the hostess for the Divas. Barb sent us an awesome kit. I loved both the images Barb sent and decided I needed to make a card with each of the images. The images were "rose" by embossing arts and "delicate stems" by hero arts. The dsp is SU "Sweet Sorbet" along with several ribbons, and embellishments. I used a black base for one of the cards and a tip top taupe for the other. Here are my
cards...


Hero Arts Delicate Stems  
Inside of the carda




I know this layout is a bit weird but have been working with this trying to get it to do what I want it to do but it is not cooperating so will leave it alone.

Thanks so much for stopping by, I do appreciate it and if you have time, please stop by the other duelers blogs and galleries. I am sure you will not be disappointed with their creativity.

Until next time,
Hugs,
Carol

Monday, May 15, 2017

DDD April and May "May Flowers"

Here I am late again with April's challenge anyway. I am however still on time for May's challenge as we are supposed to post today,,,I had a bit of trouble with my kit. I got it early colored up my choice of images and put the kit back back on the table. Kelly had not received her kit yet so I took the kit out and took pictures of it to show her what it contained. I then went to find my kit to put it together and I couldn't find it. Holy hanna I looked all over and I had put my copics in the bag and forgot that I had. I must have moved that bag 5 times. Anyway, once I found it I put the kit together asap, got a picture and here I am. Debbie was the hostess for the dazzlers and Judy sent us our kits....and they were chock full of yummy goodies. I used most of the dsp on the card only two pieces weren't cut into. I chose the daisy bella as my image and the bundles of blooms sentiment for the inside of the card. Here is the inside of the card:


And here is the front of the card:



As a second challenge we were asked what kind of flowers we would like to receive in a May basket. My choice would be carnations and daisies. 

My April kit came from Kelly. It also was full of wonderful goodies. Here is the picture of my April card.


Both kits were delightful and very fun to work with. Thank you Judy and Kelly.

Please stop by the rest of the duelers and feast your eyes on some wonderful creations.

Thank you for stopping by.
Until next time,
Hugs,
Carol

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

March 2017 DDD--"Would you like to Ride in my beautiful balloon"

Hi all, it is already the 15th of March....wow, the time flies quickly by. This month the hostesses for our monthly DDD challenge were Darlene for the dazzlers and Laura Jean for the divas. What a fun kit LJ sent to us. This is what she included:


Images (some die-cut) & sentiments from Up Up and Away from My Favorite Things, patterned paper from Fancy Pants (Life is Beautiful Collection) SU! Calypso Coral Seam Binding Ribbon, SU! 5/8" Marina Mist Ribbon, Misc other embellishments.

 
This was a great challenge for me as I wasn't quite sure how to layout the card and really "showcase" the beautiful balloons LJ sent along. I wanted to used as much of the awesome DSP as I could as well as the embellishments. I finally came up with this card.


I used a layout with half the front of the card cut away and used the dsp to accent the basic black cardstock I used for a base. I colored the balloons and then cut out the solid balloon on the sheet. I layered the perfectly cut balloon over my hand cut balloon with mounting tape between the layers and used the pretty coral ribbon to tie on to the balloon layer.

Inside I placed one of the sentiments LJ sent along as well as laid the double smaller balloon and cloud on this layer so it would show behind the cut out front layer, as well as showcase the inside of the card when it was open. I like how it turned out.

This is an angle picture of the card showing how the front panel was cut away.

I hope you like my card. Thanks so much for stopping by. If you have a chance, stop by and visit the other duelers as well. I am sure you will not be disappointed.

Until next time,
Hugs,
Carol

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

DDD Unforgetable Feb 2017 challenge

Hi all, today is the day to post our cards for the February Challenge. For the Darlings Deb made the kit and for the Divas Suzy sent a kit. I was the recipient of Suzy's kit. I love the kit she sent. There was a image from SU and misc dsp and embellies...fun, fun, fun. I colored up my image right after opening the package and the card came together quite quickly. Needless to say it has been done for a few weeks now. I just wish my blog and computer would cooperate......ugggh.. Hard time posting once again BUT, I am posting on the date so that is a bonus.

 



Here is the front of the card. Not a great picture. The card is more vibrant in real life.

Here is the inside of the card:





I had such a good time with this kit. Thanks Suzy for supplying it.

Thanks for stopping by. Please stop by the other duelers and check out their creations. I am sure you will not be disappointed.

Until next time,
Hugs,
Carol