Monday, October 15, 2012

Whoo's In the Tree?

Today is the 15th, so it's time for the Dueling Darlings to show their stuff. If you aren't familiar with the Dueling Darlings, we are a group of online friends who have fun creating cards, using kits provided by a hostess each month. The Dueling Darlings is two teams - the Divas and the Dazzlers. I am a Dazzler.

This month we're doing something a bit different than our normal thing, though. Since we now have an uneven number of Darlings, Melina was the lone hostess... so instead of sending kits, she's issued each group a challenge. As a Dazzler, my challenge is to create a card with the theme of trees and to include patterened paper somewherre on the card.

I thought and I thought... and at first was going to use my Stampin' UP! Lovely as a Tree stamp set. Then I decided to make my own tree. Tee Hee!!!

Here's my card:

I took a piece of brown card stock and ran it through my Cuttlebug with the Cuttlebug Distressed Stripes embossing folder to create the "bark" to make up the tree on my card. It was such fun!

Here's the inside of my card:

I added a piece of the "bark" inside, too, but later thought maybe I shouldn't have done that. Oh well, the glue was permanent. LOL!

Now, who wants to see what the other Dueling Darlings created? I know I do.



Image & Sentiment on Front: Pink Cat Studio Stitched Owls
Sentiment on Inside: Endless Creations Owl Always Love You
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa and Copic Markers
Cardstock: Paper Company Chocolate and Stampin' UP! Handsome Hunter
Designer Paper: cloud 9 Designs Meadow Collection and scraps from my scrap file
Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug Distressed Stripes
Embellishments: Brads (vendor unknown)


Terry Ladwig said...

Cute card Jeanette! Love the tree you constructed ☺ The bark on the inside looks great!

Thank you for "owl"ways being there for us! We really appreciate you!

Great take on the challenge!

April said...

I love your tree ~ distressed bark and everything! And that owl is too adorable!

As always, your interior is perfect!

Marilyn said...

Cute, cute, cute! I like the clever little tree... that's quite brilliant.

Barb said...

Jeanette--I think this card is one of your most creative yet! I love the bark on the tree and the inside of the card is wonderful, as usual.

Thanks so much for being a great leader of our group and an inspirtaion for all of us!

Unknown said...

what a cutie this is loving that cute image superb card hugs sassyxxxxxx

Melina said...

Surprise, Surprise Jeanette!
This Duel's for you Sweetie! Thank you for being such a great leader of the Dazzlers. We love you and Kelly so much for keeping us Darlings "in line".

Your card is adorable! I love the owl and your handmade tree. It's fabulous :)

jimlynn said...

Jeanette, this is adorable! Love those colors and cute, cute image!

kadie said...

LOVE!! That embossing is a perfect pairing with Mr. Owl! Another FAB card, my friend!

:: BlueInks :: said...

Great fussy cute owl! I really like the colors and papers you used. It makes the image stand out.

Darlene said...

Hi there!
I love the way that you created the tree trunk!! It looks just great & your owl is TDF. Pretty blues and other colors in your layout too. Thanks for all that you do keeping us rowdy Darlings in line LOL!

Judy McMullen said...

Wonderful card, Jeanette, and so you and so you with the embossed "tree", beautiful papers and the terrific sentiments both inside and out! And "owl" always love you too, dear friend!

~Paola~ said...

this is definetly a beautiful trademark card Jeanette...a tree, a branch ,an owl and sweet sentiments to boot too...and of course your inside is just as professionally finished as always...This is a super-duper paper creation my friend..*love it..but love YOU the most!!!* ♥

MiamiKel said...

HOOT!! This is so *you!* I tell you, I have to smile HUGE every time I see something owl related - towels in the bed and bath section, stuffed animals in the toys :) This is exactly what I would have created but we werent' in the surprise! LOL!

HOW FUN this was - celebrating you and me - I'm blessed to be dueling with you after all these years :)

Cute card - bark and all! :)

Carol W said...

Oh my goodness Jeanette...what a cute card and how clever to make your own tree...and owl in the I love the inside of your card as well...once again...a true work of art...I am so happy we are friends...♥ ya...

Lela said...

Your tree turned out perfectly, what a cute idea! I like the owl too

dweatter said...

Cute card Forest. Love the way you created your own tree! Very clever. Wonderful colors and layout.