Nov 16, 2014

Dueling Darlings Give Thanks!

Here it is...1 day late, but my November Duel Card is here!  It was actually done yesterday, but my hands needed to rest and typing was out of the question.

April and Kadie are our hostesses this round and they (very appropriately) selected Thank You - sentiment only - as our theme.  I was so happy to see this theme, because I always need thank you cards.
April's kit contained:
* Recollections and Prima flowers, misc sizes/shapes
* Favorite Findings and Basic Grey buttons
* Offray Twill ribbon (tan stitched)
* Craftsmart sheer ribbon (from Germany) - mint blue
* Kaiser mini pearls
* Recollections paper rope - white
* Recollections Fall Foliage paper doilies - beige
* DSP from SU! ~ Le Jardin (in yellow, green, beige, blues)
* Kraft cardstock, PTI
* Images:  Thank you (Flourish) from Inkadinkadoo and Thank you (cursive) from Michaels $1.50 bin

Here's my card:

Don't look too closely, my coloring is poor.  I seem to have some tremors in my hands.  I think it's from too much yard work and other household things.

Anyway, I adore SU's Chocolate Chip since it's my favorite color, and pairs so nicely with their blue Le Jardin DP.

That's a Fiskars punch used to inset the panel onto the front of the card stock.  The three flowers and button are from the kit.

Here's the inside panel using Chocolate Chip and two strips of the light yellow DP from the Le Jardin collection:
There is so much in my life that I am thankful for.  April & Kadie, THANK YOU! for selecting a great theme for this duel!!  You both make my world a better place with your friendship.


jimlynn said...

I think everything is just wonderful on this card! Love the way you did the corners and that flower is so pretty.
Hope your hands start feeling better soon.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Very pretty card- the flower is such a fun accent to the beautiful sentiment- loving the flourishes.

kel Acopan said...

beautiful colors in this card. hope you get some rest and your hands can relax too!

lovies, =o) kel

kiwimeskreations said...

What a lovely card Darlene - the colours are fabulous together.

~Paola~ said...

So nice to see you posting again my friend ♥ This is such a lovely card Darlene,I especially like how you encased the main panel with the sentiment, inside the white surrounding one...*beautiful*

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Barb said...

Darlene--I think this card is stunning! I love the image and the die is just perfect! AND--I love the corner punch too. Your coloring looks great and I hope that your hands get better soon!

kadie said...

Gorgeous card, Darlene! You are the sweetest!! BIG HUGS

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Darlene, this is so pretty! I love the lacy corners and the way you colored the thank you! Very nice!!!

Diane said...

Lovely colors and design Darlene, hope your nerves in your hands improve really soon.

Hugs Diane

NancyK said...

So many pretty things on this card! love all the swirls and flourishes and the flowers are perfect.

Melina said...

very cute! those corners are so pretty! :)

dweatter said...

Such a nice card. Love how you framed the sentiment and layered the flowers.

MiamiKel said...

Gorgeous! Love the card, Darlene - bijoutiful as always! You've done a great job pairing the colors and elements! I hope you are able to rest up and take care of YOU! ♥

April said...

I love how you used the kit...sorry I missed commenting before now.

:: BlueInks :: said...

The layered flower looks so good with the pretty button in the middle. Great job!

Margaret said...

Wonderful card Darlene. Hope you are all over the tremors and doing well.