Friday, January 15, 2016

Dueling Again in 2016

We've had a friendly duel going on for quite some time now... and it is continuing this year. The Dueling Darlings were hosted this month by Barb for the Divas and Tracie for the Dazzlers. Their theme is quite unique - and oh-so-fun, too!


Barb and Tracie chose this theme because (in Tracie's words) "the cold seems to bring colds and flu so we thought this would be the perfect theme for this challenge."

Tracie's "Dazzler" Kit included CC Designs a "Chick N Soup" image, Bo Bunny Juliet designer paper, and an assortment of embellishments. THANK YOU, Tracie! The only thing of my own that I used to make my card was some cardstock (Recollections Black and Stampin' UP! Not Quite Navy).

Here's my card:

As an extra challenge, Barb and Tracie want  us to post a favorite soup recipe. I love Love LOVE to make soup! One of my friends gave me a recipe for Italian Vegetable Soup. I've made it a few times. It's very good.


Place in big pan and cook until tender:

Chopped Celery
Chopped Onion (green or regular)
Slice Raw Mushrooms
3 Cans of Diced Italian Tomatoes
1 Jar/Can Spaghetti Sauce
Garlic Seasoning of Choice (powder, raw, or minced)
4 Cans of Italian Green Beans (regular ones would work)
Sliced Zucchini
Rotisserie Chicken (skin removed, de-boned)
Enough Water for Desired Consistency


Let's head on over to the other Darling blogs to see their cards now. You can find the links in my left sidebar.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!



  1. Jeanette - What a great job with the challenge. I love what you did with this sad looking chicken. Thanks for sharing your soup recipe. Can't wait to try it.

  2. Jeanette--your card is way cute. I sure love that image and the layout of both the outside and inside of your card is wonderful! Thanks so much for being a part of the DDD!

  3. Okay, your card is cute, but that interior rocks! Great job!!!!

  4. Yum! Thanks for the recipe! I love your card, Jeanette! Great use of this kit and I always love your eye for layouts. I'm for sure going to case the way you did the sentiment :) Big hugs and Happy New Year!

  5. What a fun card Jeanette - love that front image, and the bling is perfect!!!
    Your soup sounds lovely!

  6. Love your layout and how you placed the gems, looks like bubble coming up. I love how you placed the sentiment on the inside! So creative!

  7. Oh gosh...this is adorable! You have a real talent for putting patterns together! And you are a master at decorating the insides of card...something of which I am so fond! And I LOVE that you added a soup recipe...I got a smile out of that in addition to a good recipe!

    Kim CCMC

  8. This is so cute Jeanette. I love how detailed the inside of your card is, and as usual your coloring is amazing!

  9. I love your card Jeanette! Love how the gemstones look like they continue from the bubbles of the soup! Also love the colors you chose for the cardstock!

  10. Oh my Jeanette your card is amazing. I love the front, the coloring....awesome, the layout awesome...the jewels da bomb...and inside...Oh my goodness...amazing. What a wonderful job you have done on this card. Definately a two thumbs up...I'm so glad we are dueling once again....The soup sounds yummy....really looking forward to trying it....

  11. Fantabulous card Jeanette, as always!As I said many times ONE could ever 'beat' ya in a layering contest!Loveee how easy it seems...I wish I could layer up as easily as you do! Also..the inside of your card is absolutly PERFECT too!KUdos!!! ♥

  12. What a funny chicken - probably wishing everyone was a vegetarian like me - Ha! Lovely coloring, perfect use of the papers (I'm digging the polka dot one as a great match to your blog!) :) The soup does sound yummy, one my kids would certainly love! Absolutely giddy to be blogging again and the DDD back in action!

  13. I love this great image- such a fun one! Love your sketch and really like what you did with the sentiment! Your inside of the card looks so professional : ) Love the soup recipe too- have never made this, but have eaten it at Olive Garden!