Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Dueling Darling Divas March Card---Being a Kid at Heart

Here is my card for our Battle and we are in round #8! 

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 “Being a Kid at Heart”.  The hostess this month is Kelly, who sent us these great supplies and as usual, there were many to choose from.  The challenge this month was to find an item from childhood and incorporate in the card and Kelly sent us a puzzle piece from a Winnie the Pooh puzzle.  I knew I had the perfect sentiment to use with the puzzle piece—it is from Gina K’s set “Love you to Pieces”  This is one of her “Stamps for a Cause” stamp set created to benefit Autism. 

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

Image—Riley and Company—Bouncing Ball Riley, Gina K Designs--Love you to Pieces

Cardstock—SU Real Red, GKD White and 2 pieces of paper that Kelly sent—one red with a circle pattern and the other a red, orange, green and blue plaid.

Ink—Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories—Quikutz dies, Copics, Sizzix Hearts embossing folder, Red Ric-rac, white with red print flower, orange button, Heidi Grace faux brads and a puzzle piece donated by Winnie the Pooh

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 16, 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! :)

Barb:  You are here!

AND--now for the DUEL! Please start at Jeanette's blog,  which will bring you to the 8 dazzlers 

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



Ohhhhhhh My gosh, Barb! To see this "live and in person", I am literally getting almost teary eyed! This is just darling - such a fun image but how you've incorporated into this beauty of reds and fun ric-rac and the puzzle piece .... oh my, this is just FAB-u-LOUS! I have never inked this stamp and just knew it was *the one* for this round of dueling as we shall never lose that kid at heart! You've done me proud, Barb! Muah!

Lauren Brown

Barb, what a beautiful, fun card, I just love it!!

Ms. Earlgrey

Barb, Your card is just superb, I love the sentiment, it fits perfectly with the puzzle piece. I love it.

Your quiet demure Darling Diva.


Barb, I love the colors! You did so well. The sentiment is just perfect. I also like that the puzzle piece is the symbol for Autism Speaks.

Jeanette (Forest Ranger)

Oh, Barb... this is truly a most adorable card! Wow!!! Your sentiment IS perfect!

What a bright and cheerful card! I love the red! And that image that Kelly sent is colored to perfection. You have definitely put play into this Bring Out the Child in You duel!!!


I love the red! The layout and coloring is awesome. I love the sentiment, its perfect! Great job.


I love your Riley card. It is so bright and cheerful - just like you my friend. The puzzle piece is perfect for the the sentiment!! Great card.


What a beautiful card!! I love how you have highlighted Riley with that great frame!

So glad that we get to duel it out every month!!


I love this card. The flower with the button, the color combo, the puzzle piece and of course Rley


love the puzzle piece! great card :)

Judy McMullen

Wow! Awesome card, Barb! Your sentiment is absolutely perfect to go with that puzzle piece. And love your layout...fantastic!!!


Oh my goodness, Barb, that stamp is THE BEST!! Love that Riley. And your card is TOO CUTE! Clever idea incorporating the puzzle piece!!

Laura Jean (LJ)

Adorable card Barb! I love the layout, the coordinating sentiment (so creative) and how you used the puzzle piece! :)


Great card Barb! "Love You to Pieces".....puzzle piece.....very cool and oh so cute!! I love it!!!

Carol W

Wow, wow, wow Barb...this is awesome. I love, love,love the way you used the reds. Great layout, clever use of the puzzle piece all around striking card. It just pops off the page and commands ones attention, just beautiful. Amazing job..♥


Love the red & white color scheme, Barb! Love how the sentiment ties to the puzzle piece, so clever! Great job.

Jamie Sanchez

Hi Barb!
I love your Riley card too! I really like the colors you chose.. that bouncy ball really looks like the red they used to be. Great job!

Julia Aston

Love that ball bouncing Riley and your pretty flower!

Highland Monkey's

What a lovely card. The colours are gorgeous.


red and white...I believe it is your favorite color combo too!:o)
This card is soooo playful looking...LOVE the FUN colors of the dp and the flower you so cleverly made usung rick rack for tits stem...
really cute image to...I love Railey!
Fun FUN card!! tfs:o)