Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Dueling Darlings Serene Spring

It is the 15th of the month and that means another Dueling Darlings challenge.  Our hostess this month for the Divas is Judy and she sent us a wonderful kit.  The theme that Paola, the hostess for the Dazzlers and Judy came up with is “Spring is in the Air”.   May is the month when the earth bursts forth with new growth new flowers and new bird songs

The image Judy sent us is from the Stampin’ Up set Serene Spring.  I do have that set, but sadly I am not sure it has ever seen ink.  Now, with the inspiration of all of the wonderful cards I am going to see created, I am sure I will take it off of the shelf soon!

Judy also asked us to tell what we love about May.  I love all of the flowers that are popping up in the gardens--lupines, columbines, lily of the valley and we have some irises blooming too.  I also love to get the vegie garden planted and this year, all of the plants will be from the seeds we have started in our new greenhouse--too fun!

Image/Sentiment—Stampin’ Up Serene Spring

Ink—Memento Tuxedo Black

Paper—Gina K White, SU Pool Party Daffodil Delight and Peach Parfait; Recollections Teal Butterflies patterned paper

Accessories—Orange Bakers Twine over Aqua Satin Ribbon; Rhinestone Flourish; Copics; Nesties Oval Large Scallops; Orange Flower; Orange Glitter Butterfly.  Inside—Butterfly Satin Ribbon, Amuse Tag Die  

Please be sure to stop in to see what all of the Divas as well the Dazzlers have created this month.  All of the blogs are on the left sidebar of my blog.  I am sure you will enjoy all of the Sweetheart Creations! 

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



Wow, Barb, I love the shapes behind your image! Great colors...this image was just darling the hostesses sent this month :)

Judy McMullen

Wow! Your card is glorius, Barb! Love that you used the butterfly d.p. (Me too!)and so beautifully layered with this bright and spring like solid colored cardstock. Speaking of layers, love, love, love all the die cut layers framing the die cut image...outstanding!!! Wonderful use of embellishments both on the outside and inside of the card. FANTASTIC!!! Think I may need to CASE this card.

:: BlueInks ::

Oh! I thought for sure I would use this DP on my card. I envisioned it when I looked at the kit.....then went a whole different way! LOL

I really like the Spring into Summer feel of your card. You were able to use so many embellies from the kit, great job!

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Barb!!!! , this is so charming! i love how bright and bold your card is like a bright burst of sunshine! your coloring is perfect and the nestie shape around is wonderful!! your card just screams happy!! so glad to have you as a special part of the Darlings!! :) xoxo

Carol W

Ohlala...what a card...I love the brightness and the use of the kit. Your coloring is wonderful and I love that you used the bling and the flower as accents...of course I do have to tell you I love the inside of the card as well and how you used the awesome butterfly ribbon as well...great job Barb...your card is awesome...


The colors on this one really call out to me!! I just love how bright and deep the yellow and oranges are! Very warm feeling! And the colors you used on the image are perfectly offset by the CS. This one is a real winner in my book. (Love that Nestie combo you used too)

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) A•Muse Consultant #1065

Barb, your card is a masterpiece, inside and out. I love the rich colors and all the fun elements - that swirl of rhinestones is such a nice touch, for instance.

I knew you'd say flowers is one of your favorite things about May. I would love to come see all your gorgeous plants.


Loving your choice of background c/s! What a lovely card!

Laura Jean (LJ)

Wow what a bright cheery card! I really love the bright colors Barb!

You have such a lovely garden (as I have seen). Hope it's blooming all spring and summer long!

Hugs ~ LJ

Carolina Little

Beautiful card Barb!!!. I love how you coloured it and the image is adorable!!!


Love all the layers and the bling!

Great card Barb!


Very pretty. Beautiful coloring. Like the way you framed the image. Great DP, definitely a spring card.