Sunday, May 15, 2016

Dueling Darlings and Flowers!

It is the 15th of the month and that means we get to show off a new Dueling Darlings challenge. For the May Challenge, Tami and Terry are the Darlings who decided on the theme.  Terry is a Darling and Tami is a Diva, my team!

The theme or challenge they picked is "May Flowers".  I love the image Tami sent-is soooooooooo darn cute!  She also sent along some great patterned paper and two already embossed flowery backgrounds.  There was also a huge assortment of embellishments for us to chose from!

Here is the inside of my card--I used the sweet die cut that Suzy sent:

Tami also asked us to share what flower we plant yearly.  The one I love is petunias as I have probably 15 hanging baskets and pots on our deck that have petunias.  We have started these from seeds the past few years since we built a greenhouse attached to a new garage.  It is fun to see them start to bloom--and that will be happening soon.  Then, after Memorial Day weekend, they are moved outside.

I hope Tami and the other Darlings enjoy my card.

Image/Sentiment: Red Rubber Designs-Oh No She Didn't

Cardstock/Patterned Paper:  White; Stampin' Up So Saffron, Soft Sky, Old Olive; Cosmo Cricket Patterned Paper

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories:  Copic Markers; Old Olive Grosgrain Ribbon; White Mini Brads; Olive Button with Green Baker's Twine; Green Flowers with Rhinestones in center;

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. Be sure to check them out as there are new members listed!  At this time, Suzy, who is a Diva, and Terry A, who is a Dazzler, do not have a blog.  You will be able to check our their creations in their SCS gallery, if you click on the link for their name.   I am sure you will enjoy all of the wonderful creations this month!


Jeanette (Forest Ranger)

Barb, your card is sooooo cute. I love how you colored the sweet image... and the papers used seem to really make the card. It's a beauty inside and out!

WOW! That's a lot of hanging baskets of petunias. You are a fantastic gardener!


Oh Barb, we colored our little girl the same way! GMTA! She is a super cutie on this stunning card - I love how you used the embossed panel and showcased it's beauty, too! Fabulous inside as well as out - such a cheerful card ♥

You are a wonderful gardener and I hope one day to see your greenhouse and all the wonderful seedlings that will bloom into beauty ♥

Your post just BLOSSOMS with wonder!


Barb, your card is fabulous. I love all the layers. The colors coordinate so well and the embossed background pops. Sweet image too and you colored it perfectly.


P.S. My dad was a petunia guy. Flowers everywhere and tomatoes and cucumbers in the greenhouse.

Carol W

Love your card Barb, the green embossed paper the the coordinating dp along with the fabulous layout really pop your image. Great coloring and use of the embellies and kit. I love both the outside and inside of your glad we are duelers together. I know you are a great gardner and your yard is beautiful. I think you could make anything grow beautifully. You definately have wonderful petunias...Great job on all...card and gardens....

Judy McMullen

Barb, your card is fantastic! Great design with all those layers showcasing the fab papers and that adorable image you colored perfectly! You always do such a terrific job with using embellishments on your cards and love how you used brads, ribbons, buttons, twine, diecut flowers and bling both inside and out! I would dearly love to see your garden! Show some pic when it's in full bloom!!

Laura Jean (LJ)

This card is so cute! I love the patterned paper you chose and the layout is just perfect


Such a cute image and I love the papers and design for your card.

Maxine D

Oh Barb, what a gorgeous card - love how you have colored the gorgeous image, and how you have used the background papers.


Beautiful card, Barb! You always do such a great job with panels and texture. I can always come to you for layout inspiration! Petunias are so happy and I bet yours make your place extra cheerful!

:: BlueInks ::

Oh, doesn't she look cute in yellow?! I love the layout on your card. I like that you used the larger DP print. Super cute!!!! I really do not know what a petunia looks like, but I am sure that yours are pretty! ;)

Terry Andress

I love your card Barb! Everything coordinates so well! The olive colors look so bright like the fresh greens of springtime!