Aug 31, 2013

August Duel (Overdue!)

I lost my crafting brain this month...not sure where it went, but I'm working on getting it back.

My patient friends, the Dueling Darlings have a monthly challenge, due on the 15th.  Well I decided my funk had gone on too long and I needed to get back in gear!

Terry was the hostess for this month's round with the Dazzlers & she sent us an adorable House Mouse image to work with, and loaded her kit with great papers, ribbon and fun candi dots.  Here's what I came up with:

Terry's generous kit included this adorable apple paper.  I cut one out and put it on the tag, which was made with some other paper she sent.  Remember penmanship paper?  Yep!  That's what she sent!  Too clever.

Here's a look at the inside:

A strip of her school bus paper and more of the fun penmanship paper on the inside.  I've left it blank for a personal message for a friend.

Here's the back panel.  Just couldn't resist adding another school bus, they're so cute!
Thank you Terry for sending the perfect kit to inspire me to break out of my slump!  Now that I finally have my card posted I can go find more inspiration on the blogs of the Darlings.  Links are in my sidebar-go and check them out!


Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Darlene, your timing is perfect - because school is just now starting in lots of places!

And your card - too cute! Love that bright yellow! And the image makes me smile again - love how you colored it!

Awesome card!

Judy McMullen said...

Hi Darlene! What a delightful card! That cute house mouse image is colored perfectly picking up all the bright, rich colors of those super fun papers. Love how you cut the apple from the dsp and used it to highlight the sentiment panel. Really terrific cutting of the bus paper to create that panel on the inside of the card. Great job!! And don't feel bad about being late 'cause I'm going to be even later!!

Gael said...

School did not start until the 28th (in Bow, NH, anyway), so you are not all that late ;)

Very cute! I like your addition of the yellow to the color scheme and that spotted ribbon

jimlynn said...

Inside and out......ADORABLE!!! Cute image and papers and love the entire card.
Glad to see you posting again too!

kiwimeskreations said...

Love it Darlene - a really bright and cheerful card all over :-)

Barb said...

Darlene--what a great card. I love how you colored your image and that tag is too cute.

You did rock the challenge this month--great job lady!

~Paola~ said...

awww, this card is soooo adorable Darlene ♥//Love the added tag and hey...great mind think both cut out the apple :o)Love your awesome coloring on the cute mouse too...♥

:: BlueInks :: said...

From the primary colors to the cute layout, this card is fun! I especially love the ruled paper on the smart...head of the class for you!!!

Terry Ladwig said...

I can't believe I missed this card! And I was the hostess too!! Please forgive me.

Your card is awesome! I love how the image is colored and how you used so many of the papers I sent in the kit! I also love the cut out school bus on the back!