Feb 14, 2016

Being a Kid at Heart

February 15th, so it's time to get our Duel on.  The Dueling Darlings on Splitcoast are a group of card makers, divided into two teams: The Divas and the Dazzlers.  Each month one hostess from each team sends her team mates a kit and we make a card, posting it on our blogs by the 15th.

Paola "Sama" on Splitcoast, is the Dazzlers' Hostess this month.  She and Kadie "Kmensley" the hostess for the Divas, came up with "Being a Kid at Heart" as the theme for this round.  Paola sent us 2 different images, a girl flying a kite & a boy chasing a frog.  Here's what I ended up creating:
This is Kite Fiona by Fun and Whimsical Rubber Stamps.  Paola also included several different stamped hearts and we were to use one on the card.  This heart is an oldie but goodie from Stampin' Up, which is colored with Spectrum Noir marker, then outlined with Wink of Stella clear.  Fiona is also colored with SN markers and has a little sparkle on her shoes, scarf, flowers and kite from Wink of Stella clear pen.

The Pink & Green ribbon is by Dashes, Dots and Checks and the Green and Blue sheer ribbon Paola bought at Costco.

Here's the inside of my card, using some more of the pretty papers Paola sent, plus one more heart:






Designer Papers sent included:
"Playful" by Martha Stewart

"Jersey Shore" by Stampin Up
"Thought of Spring/Hello Sunshine" by Doodlebug Design.












We were asked to share what was our favorite game when we were a child.  I really liked card games.  When really young I played War with my grandfather, and he also taught me several different types of Solitaire.  There were many years where I played Gin Rummy with a neighbor.  My dad and uncle also taught me to play Blackjack when I was about 6!  Gave me a leg up in addition I guess.


Thanks Paola for such a great kit to work with!  And thanks to Kadie and you for picking such a fun theme.  It's good to be young at heart.

12 comments:

MiamiKel said...

Darlene, I love your card from top to bottom, front to back! This is absolutely a delight - that heart balloon! Swoon! Your coloring is fantastic and this is such a cheerful and happy card, I just smiled HUGE :) It's so wonderful to see your cards and how therapeutic this craft journey can really be - blessings to you, my friend! DDD Hugs!

Barb said...

Darlene--I think your card is so cute. I love the image you picked and the layout of all of the items is perfect!

I too love Gin Rummy--game on next time you visit!

kadie said...

I "heart" this card, Darlene! So sweet and very fitting for the theme. And I loved hearing about your fond card game memories with the important men in your life. BIG HUGS!!

~Paola~ said...

wow Darlene.....what an adorable card you created for this month's duel!
LOVEEEEE how creatively you used the heart and the fact you colored it too!!!
It really stands out as well as your adorably sweet cut out immie...
Thank you for your wonderful partecipation my friend! ♥

Maxine D said...

What a beautiful card Darlene - love the colours and the WoS is perfect - love that stuff!
Blessings
Maxine

kel Acopan said...

so cute and fun!!!! love it!!

lovies, =o) kel

Shelly Schmidt said...

So sweet- loving all of the colors you put together and the shimmer you added too. I just love seeing all of the fun ways everyone used their kit this month and how we all used the same image! Your added heart is spot on as well. We also spent hours playing cards as kids- Rummy, War, you name it!

djones said...

So cute. I live how you cut out the image and popped her up. I tried to do it and could not make it work. Nicely done. Love the ribbon bow accent.

Carol W said...

What an adorable card you have created from the inside right out to the outside. Great coloring and use of this kit....just wonderful my friend....

Kristie W. said...

This is such a sweet card, Darlene. Love the lil girl image and her sparkly kite. So good to see you creating and posting!

jimlynn said...

Darlene, this is super fun and cute, cute, CUTE! Love that little girl and she's colored just wonderful! The big heart and bow add that little extra touch to make it so special!
Lynn

:: BlueInks :: said...

The DP and the ribbons you chose are just perfect for the card! Glad to see you creating a little something. xoxo