Mar 15, 2015

What's Your Brew?

Here it is the 15th and that means it's the day for The Dueling Darlings!  (and I'm not even late - gasp!)

Paola and Kadie are the hostesses for this round and here's what Paola explained:
"My new partner Kadie and I got our heads together and decided it was time to put YOU through an 'arduous task' in asking what's your favorite brew of all? Are you a tea person or a coffee person? (or, are you perhaps both?)  Any particular kind of tea or coffee you prefer?  Tell us all about your brew of choice, and let's have fun dueling"
Dazzlers' Kit deets:
Stamped images - 'Coffee and Friend's  w/ sentiment (from Inkadinkado 96576 P) , 'Java Jumpers' /House Mouse (from Stampabilities),'I don't do Mornings' (from Stampabilities) , 'Chamomile Tea'  /House Mouse (from Stampabilities),
* plus a mixture of sentiments*
Ink - Images are stamped on Cougar white c/s with Memento Tuxedo Black
Designer Papers - 'Honeycomb' by Time Spring (Fancy Pants) , 'Madame Mariposa' by Butterfly Collection (Prima) ,'Summer Kincaid Ave' by Scenic Route ,'Tip me Over' by Time Spring (Fancy Pants), Coffee notes by Mead
Card Stock - 'Spice Market' by Recollection , dry embossed with 'On The Go' embossing folder (by Tim Holtz)
Accessories - Candy Floss in 4 different colors ,Grosgrain pink double sided ribbon , Grosgrain deep red from SU , paper flowers from Recollection , assorted large brads from Basic Grey , large and medium half pearls , (real) coffee beans.

Lots to work with for sure!  Here's what I ended up with:

This card took several turns in opposite directions, this is nothing like what I started out creating.

Isn't that pretty paper?  I love the image and the sentiment is finished on the inside:

The colors are a little softer on the inside than this picture portrays.

We were asked to share our favorite brew...I love me a vanilla latte, but don't indulge often.  Daily is Hazelnut for me.  But I only have 2 cups in the early morning.  After that it's herbal tea for me.  I enjoy the fruit flavored ones and have different favs during the various seasons of the year.

Thank you Sweet P for such a GREAT kit this month!

(She included a tiny packet of her espresso grind - made all the embellishments smell 
like a coffee house...oooooh it was so hard not to go get some coffee!)

Stop on by the Divas & Dazzlers for a cuppa Joe!


kadie said...

This is BEAUTIFUL, Darlene! I love the way you've used that gorgeous tea cup paper and added the elegant borders. Great layout for showcasing that immie. Beautiful card!! I love vanilla lattes too :)

Carol W said...

Oh my goodness Darlene, I love this card. It is so soft and inviting. I can only imagine the awesome aroma of your kit....yummmmmm....I love the layout you chose and the way you pulled the whole card together. Even if you had a different direction you were going,....the pull of this one is amazing. Way to go my friend....awesome job on this card kit.

kiwimeskreations said...

Beautiful card Darlene - love your colours and the way it turned out, despite the fact it had a mind of it's own as to how it was going to look!!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Yummmm. I am a tea drinker-but no Herbals..... That DP is fabulous- love this card- and the perfect sentiment too!

MiamiKel said...

This is beautiful, Darlene -- such a gorgeous paper choice and perfect from top to bottom! So creative, looks like you got a lot on your card! Just so elegant - I hope life is settling down for you and you're able to have a cup of this very tea! ♥

kel Acopan said...

so cute! i love coffee and tea quite equally... but i like my coffee strong and black, and my tea is whatever i feel like at the moment!!

lovies, =o) kel

Barb said...

Darlene--this card is so sweet--I love it! The colors are perfect and I love the die you used for the image. Great papers too!

Margaret said...

What a lovely card and a sweet idea to be having a cuppa with a friend. I'm an herbal tea person myself. My favorites - Raspberry Zinger and Pomegranate Pizazz!

Melina said...

I love the little border punch! This is so pretty! :)

Margaret said...

What a fabulous card. Cute image and lovely design and layout. I drink mostly water, but love flavored lemonades in the Summer time and sometimes some herbal tea.

Terry Ladwig said...

Great card Darlene! Love the sentiment that continues to the inside! Also really like the colors :-)