Tuesday, January 15, 2013

January Duel

The 15th is here... that means it's time to DUEL!

The Dueling Darlings have been together for over two years  now; can you believe it? Every month, two of the members serve as hostesses and come up with a theme for the month's duel. Then each hostess secretly selects items for the kits and mails them to her team members. On the 15th we reveal our creations and see what  the duel is all about.

This month the hostesses are Terry (Dazzlers) and LJ (Divas). I'm a Dazzler......... and wow'ie!!! I was sure excited when I saw the theme and the fabulous kit that Terry sent!!!


Book Blitz Month!

We are celebrating with a reading-themed kit. How fun!!!

In the kit that Terry sent we found the MFT Who's That Girl "Well Read" image, Baic Grey "Study Hall" ddesigner paper, DCWV Brown fancy cardstock, Fancy Pants "Frigiid" designer paper, CTMH Baker's Twine, Dress It Up "Lon Stars" buttons, Mark Richards Nailheads Metal Stickers, and brown ribbon. There was so much stuff in there that I couldn't use it all. THANK YOU, Terry!

Here's my card:

I even did just a wee bit inside...

That was the easy part of the Duel. The difficult thing is.... Terry has asked us to share our favoirte author or our favorite book and to tell why it's our favorite. I've thought and thought and thought about this... and I don't want to offend anyone with my answer, but truthfully, my favorite book is the Bible. I read it daily. I learn from it. It guides me in my life. It is interesting, enlighteing, and enjoyable to read. I'm pretty sure that wasn't the kind of book Terry and LJ were thinking about, but it's the answer I'm giving.

Now, be sure to go to the other Dueling Darling blogs to see what they've created.... as well as what they like to read. ;)


Paola - sorry, her blog isn't cooperating right now.


Thank you, Terry, for a fabulous kit!

And Thank you to LJ and Terry for a fun Duel!!!


Darlene said...

Ha! The Bible was my first thought as well! I love your card and especially how you used the nailheads on the sofa-brilliant! The inside is finished off well, leaving loads of room to write a note. Love those star buttons too! Great job on this round, Jeanette.

marsha said...

Outstanding! The Bible is of course, the greatest book ever written - I've just ordered a chronological Bible to read for this year. Love your image, your colors and all the wonderful details!

Terry Ladwig said...

What a great card Jeanette! Love the way you used the metal dots as part of the sofa!

Your coloring is awesome, as usual and love the inside too! Great job.

I am glad you enjoyed working with the kit and I am also glad that you are a Dazzler!!

Barb said...

Jeanette--I will start this the same as what I wrote in the other Dazzlers--no wonder so many of you were so excited to make this card--I LOVE that image!

I want to curl with up in the comfy couch and pick up a book too. Love the colors you used and the stars are sweet!

:: BlueInks :: said...

The DP's in your kit were just awesome and so within theme. You used them just perfectly! I like the words vs. books and the little books on the interior.

I agree that you are reading the best book ever....and here I mentioned true crime and serial killers....oh my! LOL

Judy McMullen said...

WOW!WOW!WOW! What an amazing collection of beautifully created cards, Jeanette! Each starts with a terrifc design, moves on with perfectly coordinated papers, beautifully colored images and framed sentiments and topped off with the perfect touch of embellishments. In particular I love the metal embellishments on the couch of the perfect image to go along with the Dueling Darling theme of reading. Great job, my friend.
And friends whose hearts and minds in synchronization chose the same favorite read, the Holy Bible, delighted me!

kiwimeskreations said...

Love your card Jeanette -The brads on the ends of the arms of the couch are an inspired touch! The dp is suggestive of a library with the strips, looking like book spines on a shelf.
I would be like that a lot if I had the time - nose in a book, but like you, especially the Bible.

Melina said...

Oh! I was trying to figure out an accent to use on the couch! You did it! Those are so cute on there. I love it J :)

~Paola~ said...

awww Jeanette...first think I thought when I saw your card is :I LOVEEE the color of your couch!! AND to think of such detail w/ metal dot is absolutly priceless!
Such beautiful, crisp looking card...TXS for the inspiration my friend...and for being sooo thoughtful to add about my lil 'sick' uncooperating blog...U rock!!♥ {{{{ HUGS}}}}

Carol W said...

Oh Jeanette...I love your card both inside and out...what a great job you have done on this...and what an awesome choice of books...You have nailed this challenge for sure...great job...((hugs))

April said...

I love how you used the nail heads! They were the one thing I couldn't make fit...lol
Your coloring is superb! And I do need to take lessons on 'interior' design!

MiamiKel said...

Okay seriously the couch is probably my favorite part - how smart are you! You are super creative! This is just fun all over.

Of course, I LOVE your answer - that is a given, I think, and it was one of my first impressions to write down but thought that's not what they mean, lol! Anyway .....

Beautiful, just as you are! Big hugs and so happy to be dueling with ya!

dweatter said...

What a great card, your coloring is so pretty. And I really like the nail heads metal stickers on the arms of the sofa as well as the inside of the card.

kel Acopan said...

great job with that kit!! this duel sounds like so much fun!!!