Saturday, January 15, 2011

Dueling Darling Divas January Card-Fun and Laughter

Here is the birthday card (and the inside with the sentiment) #6 for our Battle! 

What are the Dueling Darlings?  We are a group of friends that met on SCS, travel in each other's swaps and have taken a new twist on crafting to "duel"!

We, the Dueling Darling Divas, have one image/card kit to work with and the other half, the Dueling Darling Dazzlers, have a different image/card kit with the same theme! The object is to see what we came up with using this theme, what stamp was picked and how the divas/dazzlers created with it!

The theme this month is Fun and Laughter—Forever After.  The hostess this month is Judy, who sent us these great supplies (and there were many to choose from!)  And, the twist this month is to tell of a New Year’s Resolution we’ve made, but never kept, but really wanted to.  So, my New Year’s resolution in the past has been to get healthier, but I have done OK in the food part, but not the exercise part.  That is to change this year—going to go to the gym more and keep going—I started last January and did fine for 6 week-then I fell on the ice and it set me back.  This year, I will go 3-4 times a week.

So here are the details on the fun card I created:

Image—Rubbernecker Edna-Kicking Up Heels, inside sentiment CTMH Growing Old

Cardstock—SU Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White and a sheet of the DSP that Judy sent

Ink—Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories—Nesties-Big Scalloped Rectangles, Copics, Blue Button with variegated fiber in it, Metal charm with “Wish”, on turquoise ribbon. Inside-glimmer brads, flower with rhinestone center

Now make sure to stop by to see the Divas and then your final stop will be a link to take you to see what the Dazzlers created!  We are a big group of 14, so this might take awhile ~ and this is just a friendly joust ~ no winners, certainly no losers! Just a craftin', loveable group of friends taking on a monthly joust at card making! :)

I hope you enjoy looking at our creations!  Thanks for joining us!!!!!!!

Barb:  You are Here!

AND--now for the DUEL! Please start here, at Jeanette's blog which will bring you to the 7 Dazzlers' creations.



Barb...I love the colors and layout you chose for your card! It is so bright and fun!!


Oh Barb, how fun is this! Your card definitely hit the mark on fun and laughter, great sentiment, out of this world coloring! Well done, my friend! x0x0


I love your colors! Edna is obviously having a wonderful birthday!

Laura Jean (LJ)

This is cute barb......I love the bright colors.......

Carol W

Great card the layout and the colors. I also love how you did the inside with the sentiment and flowers. Wonderful, fun card...great use of our kit...

Judy McMullen

Joan, your card is stunning! Love how you used the bright colors and those large scalloped layers just make the whole image pop!! It truly reflects the theme of Fun and Laughter!!! Love how you used the "Wish" charm...Great job!!!!

Judy McMullen

Barb, sorry for calling you Joan! I forgot where I was??? Another senior moment! LOL!


What a great, fun card!! I just love this image. And I love the bright colors. Well done!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger)

Oh, Barb... this card is awesome! I love the colors you used on your image and the cheerfulness of the card. Also love the way you put the quote inside the card. Perfect!!!

Good luck with your resolution! I need to exercise, too. I admire your determination!!!


Ohhh, this is such fun, Barb! Love the colors, the sentiment, the image, everything! Makes me laugh. So great!


Fun card! The Nestie that you chose works perfect with the image. Great job on your exercise goals!!!


wowzer! This card is BRIGHT and I LOVE IT!:o)
Especially how U added the colorful D/P behind the lrg scalloped nesties.It sure makes your wonderfully colored Edna 'pop'! Nice addition of metal sentiment in front as well as the funny one inside! Well done Barb!:o)

Jamie Sanchez

Hi Barb!

The nesties you used are absolutely awesome along with the colors! Great job.