Jun 17, 2013

Catching Up on Some Duels!

Whew, it's been a busy 8 weeks around here - and I am finally able to post my May and June cards for the Dueling Darlings.

Links to the teams (Divas and Dazzlers) are in my sidebar.  We are a group of friends who enjoy surprising each other with images and miscellaneous papers, embellishments, etc.  We all make a card with the kit and post our cards on the 15th of each month.

Due to being away to help my folks during May, and then trying to keep up with my job in June, my cards are late :(.  Thanks everyone for your prayers and understanding!

Here is my May card, kit by Jeanette:

It's an A7 size card to give me more real estate to show off the fun image and papers.  

The image and sentiment is from the set "Picture Perfect" by Art Impressions.  The picture frame is by Recollections, it's white and colored with my Spectrum Noir markers, with the bottom edge decorated with Washi tape.

Here's a closer view, showing a bit of bling on the lovely ladies! 

The inside is decorated with more of the great paper, Washi tape and camera sticker.

Little Yellow Bicycle Escape (small cameras on card front)
Hampton Art Flashback Viewfinder (large camera on inside)
Hampton Art Flashback Timeline (stripes on card front)

Part of the challenge was to post a past or current memory that means a lot to us.  Well, I was able to spend Mother's Day with my Mom in May and that was really special.  My folks live on the West Coast, and I live on the East Coast, so spending Mother's Day with her was a real treat.

Thank you Jeanette, for sending such a great kit for us to play with!  Using Washi tape was a first for me and it was pretty cool.  Now I see why everyone makes a fuss over it!

Now for June's card:

Melina sent out the challenge kit, with a theme of "Flip Flops and Sunshine".  What a great theme for the month of June!

The kit contained a strip of stamped flip flop images, and some extra flip flops stamped on single squares of card stock, by CTMH. Here's my card:

I cut out the "Fun in the Sun" stamped sentiment (also CTMH) and colored each with markers.  The yellow DP is from Recollections "All Seasons" and has been border punched with a Fiskars circle punch.

Melina also included the Sun die cut (Cricut), pale yellow blossom, twine and button.  I painted on some yellow Stickles and attached them together to make the sun.  Those adorable flip flops are by Joleen and were also a part of the kit.

Here's a view of the inside, where I used the flip flop image, her popsicle ribbon (American Crafts) and the other DP that Melina sent us.  (DCWV)

Thank you Melina, for such a fun, get-in-the-mood-for-summer card kit!!  I really had a blast creating with it and hope that you like the result!

Now, I'm off to visit the blogs of my Darling friends and see what they've been up to with the June challenge.  Take a few minutes and visit their blogs (links on the right) - you will be glad that you did!


jimlynn said...

Darlene, these are fantastic!!! BOTH OF THEM! Love the image on that first card and the way you used the paper clip. The second is so cute and summery! FUN cards!

kadie said...

Hi Darlene!
Both cards are awesome! I love the whole layout on the first one. The idea of a frame within a frame is so clever! Beautiful job and celebration of friendship!
And your second card makes me want to run for the beach! Such a great card for this month's theme! Big Hugs to you, Sweetie!

Judy McMullen said...

Hi Darlene! Terrific cards for both May and June's DD Duel! Also happy to join you is posting both duels at the same time. Your May card is delightful! Love that image...So beautifully colored and the added bling is terrific! The strip of Washi tape along the bottom of the image panel...fantastic! Beautifully decorated inside too!

Your June card is so bright and fun! Love the large die cut circle, the "sun" centered with flower, button and twine, and the flip flops. Beautifully done inside too! Definitely epitomizes summer fun!!!

Melina said...

I love how you cut out the image on your May card. That is great! Weren't the colors in that kit wonderful?!
The way you cut out the sentiment on your June card is great! I love the layout!

Laura Jean (LJ) said...

Darlene ~

can't decide which card I love more .They are both so fantastic! :)

love to you ~ LJ

Barb said...

Well Girl--all of the mojo that has been stored up sure is expressed in these two cards! WOW! I love both of them and they both put a smile on my face--just like in your May card.

Love the colors and your coloring rocks! Great layouts on both of them and the insides are wonderful too.

Been thinking of you a lot and I think we need a real conversation via the phone soon! Hugs for sure!

kiwimeskreations said...

Really good to see you Darlene - and great to see your cards - you really have done the challenges proud.

Terry Ladwig said...

OK - one card at a time ☺

May - LOVE the way you colored the ladies! Also love the layout!!

June - love the glittery sun and the border punched circle! Great ideas you have there!!!

So glad we were able to meet in the middle of all that you had going on! It is a weekend I will cherish for a long time!

Carol W said...

Holy hanna girlfriend...you sure are not lacking mojo...both cards are great. I love how you colored the cheese cake girls and how you used the glittah to accent the image...well done...

And your sunshine and flip flops...wow, great colors, awesome use of your kit and such a fun layout...way to go my friend...GREATJOB!!!

Shelly Schmidt said...

What awesome cards- love the GF's images by AI- and like that you added 'real estate' to make more room on your card- how fun is that! Love the 2nd card- how fun- the flip flops are so fun and this would be a fun one to CASE!

MiamiKel said...

Awesome cards, Darlene! Both are just brimming with beauty and so colorful, creative! What delights they both behold :) So glad things are slowing down a bit and you're blogging and crafting - you do beautiful work! x0x0

:: BlueInks :: said...

These are two fun cards!

I really like all of the photo embellies you used on the first card. Super sassy!

The second card is just a fun representation of summer. If only it will slow down enough for us to catch up! LOL

Great job on these, D.