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!

Feb 15, 2015

Happy Umbrella Day to the Dueling Darlings!

Laura Jean and I are the February Hostesses for the Dueling Darlings and LJ - being the smart cookie that she is - did some research and found out that there is an Umbrella Day in February!!

I chose the "April Showers" stamp set by Penny Black.  Not only is it perfect for the theme, but I bought it while out visiting several Darlings: Barb, Jeanette, Terry, Laura Jean and Carol!!  Woo hoo!!

Here's the card that was made under the careful watch of Bijou:

The little bird up there is my attempt at coloring her to match my Lou.

Here is the inside:

Aren't those boots just too cute?!

Coloring is done with Spectrum Noir markers, CS is older SU colors, and the flowers are from Paper Studios "Spare Parts" collection.

I think that I need to go back and add some sparkle to my card...Don't you think?

Be sure to head on over to the Divas & the Dazzlers and admire their handiwork.  You'll be glad that you did!

C'mon Spring!  We have enough snow already.