Oct 18, 2014

Dueling Darlings Catch Up Weekend! (for me)

In an incredible display of patience, my Darling friends have overlooked my absence.  Well, here it is...My Catch Up Posts!!

First up:  October 15th Duel, hosted by Terry.  Her kit had the most wonderful Halloween papers and an adorable image, great ribbons and candi dots to work with!
Here's what she said:

As Halloween approaches LJ and I decided to put together kits to celebrate the holiday! I know some of you do not celebrate Halloween, and I apologize for the theme, 
but for most of us it's a fun day to watch the kids in the neighborhood 
run house to house looking for the best candy!

In your blog post we would also like you to tell us what
your favorite candy is. If you don't have a favorite, 
let us know what you like to eat....drink....or
 if you like to be scary at this time of year!

Kit Contents:
Image -
Haunted Forest (Stampin' Up!)
Papers - Boo! (Flair Designs), Jeepers Creepers (Heidi Grace Designs), Halloween Words (the Paper Studio), Sugar Rush (Heidi Grace Designs), Web (not sure)
Embellishments: Candi Dots (Craftworkcards), Ribbon (miscellaneous from Michaels), mini brads (Recollections)
Here's my card:

I just loved the papers and wanted to feature as many as possible.

The bat, little owl, cat and pumpkin all have some sparkle from Spica glitter pens, it's very subtle.

This panel has a black gross grain ribbon tied in the center, but I couldn't get enough contrast in my photo to show it.

Here's a close up of the top where some glitter was added to the ribbon:

The inside panel shows off one more of the adorable papers:

Growing up I had a whole rotation of favorite candy, Starburst, Sweet Tarts, Tootsie Rolls, Milk Duds...the list went on and on.

Now I seem to have lost my sweet tooth.  But once or twice a year a Reese's Peanut Butter cup can taste really great!

Thanks Terry for a really fun kit.  (Did I say how much I loved the papers? LOL)  The card is going to my adult daughter, who really loves Halloween - and candy!


Barb said...

I wish I would lose my sweet tooth! Love this card--and all of the sparkle! Again, well worth the wait for such a cute card!

Kristie W. said...

Great Halloween card, Darlene! I really love the image you used.

Carol W said...

WOW Darlene, Love the dsp you used as well as the layout...you created am amazing card!!! Well done my friend...

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

What a spooky cute card. WOW! You sure incorporated a lot of DP on this and it looks fabulous!

Now if you could please tell me the secret for losing a sweet tooth, because mine is sure over-active.

MiamiKel said...

This is over the top cute, Darlene! YOu got a lot on your card and it's a stunner! Well done!

April said...

Love how you got all the DP's in this card!! What a great crafty weekend you had!

Terry Ladwig said...

What a cute card Darlene!! Love the panels of all the different papers and how you colored and die cut the image!

So glad you enjoyed working with the kit!

:: BlueInks :: said...

I like how you used the ribbon as your sentiment. Very cute card!