Friday, October 15, 2010

My Treasured Friends

It's October 15... do you know what that means?

It means it's time for the Dueling Darlings to post this month's creations!

For those of you who may not know who/what Dueling Darlings are... we are 14 online friends who challenge each other's creativeness. Each month - on the 15th - the Dueling Darling Divas and the Dueling Darling Dazzlers create cards using identical products sent to them by the hostesses. While both hostesses have the same theme, the products are a suprise. For me personally, one of the most exciting aspects of the duel is seeing what images/etc the other team is using.

This month's duel is hosted by Debbie and Carol

Theme: Treasured Friend

Debbie sent all of the Dazzlers (of which I am one) the most incredible kit. I immediately fell in love with the image - an adorable nesting doll set from Stampin' UP! called My Matryoshka. Having traveled to the country of Kazakhstan twice, I actually have several Matryoska dolls in my home. They hold a special place in my heart.

The designer paper Debbie included - Kaiser Craft Mumma Bushka, Misha and Mumma Bushka, and Inka continue the delightful theme of Debbie's kit.

Here is my creation:

Debbie sent the Dazzlers everything you see on my card except the cardstock and one special item.

Each Dueling Darling was asked to include a "treasure" f some sort on her card. The "treasure" stipulation was that it could not be brand new. It had to be some type of recylced item.

My treasure is an oversized blue poptop tab

Here's a closeup of the image so you can see how adorable it really is:

Now, let's take a look at what the other Dueling Darlings created...

Dueling Darling Dazzlers
Dueling Darling Diva

Image: Stampin' UP!My Matryoshka
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Copic markers
Cardstock: Stampin' UP! Night of Navy, Real Red, and Summer Sun
Designer Paper: Kaiser Craft Mumma Buska, Misha and Mumma Bushka, and Ika
Treasure: a blue poptop tab
Embellishments: Stampin' UP! red and navy grosgrain ribbon, Stampin' UP! navy button, Creative Impressions red heart brads, and Prima Marketing flower


April said...

Very, very cute!!
I love your 'treasured' item! How darn creative!

MiamiKel said...

Goodness gracious this card sent out has just taken my breath away! Each card just makes me yearn for one, too - lol - what an amazing kit from Lil Dj and how you created with it is equally amazing! Super adorable treasure :)

Melina said...

This is super cute! I love the pop tab! :)

Barb said...

My oh my Jeanette--what a sweet card. I love the layour and the colors are incredible. I love your treasure--it is so cute on the card. Awesome Job!

Jamie Sanchez said...

Great job Jeanette! Love the pop top tab.. I am always amazed at the way crafters use those things... lol

dweatter said...

Wonderful card my friend. Love how you used the scalloped oval behind the image. Way to go on using every (I think) embellishment from the kit!!!! I love the poptop tab...didn't know you could still find ones that look like's a perfect treasure.

Judy McMullen said...

Jeanette, this is so beautiful! Love the darling image and how it represents a special time in your life...That is so amazing! Gorgeous colors and such a clever recycled treasure!!

Terry Ladwig said...

Great minds do think alike Jeanette! Brad through button through flower :-) Very nice card!!

~Paola~ said...

awww Jeanette,this is such a lovely,beautiful and very cheerful card! LUV the yellow nestied b/g U used behind the images and how the button/flower/brad combo makes it all pop!!
Wonderful job my friend!!! *tfs*
Ohh and Terry...that makes three of us w/same flower/button/brad combo...yeahh us!!!lol

Laura Jean (LJ) said...

What a bright pretty card The image is very pretty! And I love the use of your treasure........I never think to save those.....

Carol W said...

I LOVE your card Jeanette...what a great layout. It is so bright and cheery and are forever coming up with brilliant ideas and cards and I am in awe....WAY TO GO my friend....great job!!

Lorie said...

Another dazzling creation, and I love your treasure element! That's so beyond brilliant! Very well done!!

:: BlueInks :: said...

Your card turned out just great!