8.16.2010

*~* It's the DUELING DARLINGS Launch day! *~*


Good morning, friends! Welcome to the first round of Dueling Darlings! Many of you have seen our badges, but we are finally launching into full battle! What are the Dueling Darlings?  We are a group of friends that met on SCS, travel in each other's swaps and have taken a new twist on crafting to "duel"!

We, the Deuling Darling Divas, have one image/card kit to work with and the other half, the Dueling Darling Dazzlers, have a different image/card kit with the same theme! The object is to see what we came up with using this theme, what stamp was picked and how the divas/dazzlers created with it!

Now ... LET THE GAMES BEGIN!!!!!!


The theme this month: "I scream, you scream, we all scream for Ice Cream!" It's still summer, and one of the best summer treats is ice cream!

First up this month was ... me!  I created this card for you, but I have to explain briefly that I did a BIG BOO-BOO ... note to self, this is what NOT to do in a duel, lol!  I forgot to keep enough supplies for me and had to wing it a little with what I did have :(   I had one sheet of paper left in each square, destroyed it big time making my first card, and had to use salvage to make a whole new card - hence those big, ginormous, extra huge, really large, pretty big flowers this poor little ice cream sweetie is standing under!  But on a good note -maybe they will bring her some shade for her ice cream, hee hee!  Always a bright side!  


Now make sure to stop by to see the Divas and then your final stop will be a link to take you to see what the Dazzlers created!  We are a big group of 14, so this might take awhile ~ and this is just a friendly joust ~ no winners, certainly no losers! Just a craftin', loveable group of friends taking on a monthly joust at card making! :)


** DUEL! **

Kelly: http://sandcastlestamper.blogspot.com/ {you are here!}
Barb: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/ga...0&ppuser=16832
Laurajean: http://www.buckygirl.blogspot.com/
Judy: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/ga...&ppuser=168901
Jamie: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/ga...&ppuser=218989

and now for the DUEL! Please start here, at Jeanette's blog which will bring you to the 7 dazzlers! http://creativeplayischeaperthantherapy.blogspot.com/

Thanks for stopping by today! 
Card deets soon to follow (it's 1:40 am, lol!)


Card entered into:  http://everybody-art-challenge.blogspot.com/ (Gardens!)
Blessings!
~Kelly

29 comments:

  1. I like the flowers, it doesn't look like a boo boo at all! I agree with these hot temps, she would not want the ice cream to melt :( Great card, such a fun card and it sounds like your group is going to have great fun. I know I will as I go through all the great creations. Have a great day.

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  2. No boo boo's just cuteness!!
    That is so fun that you 2 hostesses picked the same image!!! hee hee
    I love your flower 'stems' :)

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  3. What a gorgeous card!! I need some shade...lol

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  4. Oh my goodness... Kelly, your card is so sweet, YUMMY! I love it that we chose the same image. That's too funny! (Great minds think alike!) I think your card is awesome... no boo boos there! The flowers are marvelous! The coloring incredible! The embellishments perfect! Love it!!!

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  5. Kelly...your card is so cute! Love all the flowers, your coloring is gorgeous. Love it!

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  6. Cute card girl--love the flowers--they look totally planned!!!!

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  7. Oh this is just too stinkin cute! I love what you did with the flowers and that sweet image is adorable. Great colors too!

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  8. omgoodness, what a FUN idea!! Love it! You Gals always have such cool ideas!

    AND i love this card!! It's totally fantastic how you've used ribbon for stems!! You're SO clever. I love this cutie patootie card!
    (p.s. I've totally done that before...sent off kits and not had enough left to make my card for the kit!)

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  9. Wow! I would never have believed you made this card from scraps! It's darling and such a clever use of the dp. Thanks for providing us DDDs with such a great kit. Love it!!!

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  10. Anonymous8/16/2010

    Oh my goodness girlfriend...you do work well under pressure...lol..what an awesome card. I love the detail and the ginourmous flowers they are awesome. Your cards always have such great detail...you do inspire me to reach further..AWESOME job...love how you colored your image and your layout as well....wow..

    momcgw--Carol W

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  11. Very pretty. I love how you made the flowers with the nesties, ribbon, and paper. Your coloring of the image is superb!!! This card is so DARLING!

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  12. wonderful Kelly...love all the sweet details..love the cute image...great color too...

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  13. awwwwww...this is such a darling & pretty in pink Ki~Ki~Kelly card!
    I luveeee the huge flowers done with many nesties layers an such cute d/p...totally supah ,clever idea!
    Miss Ki Ki is colored to perfection too...what a sweet,adorable card..LUV it!!:o)

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  14. Kel, I think that you card turned out great. I had to giggle, as that would be something I would do! The flowers turned out great. I like the multiple layers and the buttons. Good job!

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  15. Very pretty card.

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  16. What boo-boos? I don't see any stinkin' boo-boos! This is adorable! :)

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  17. This is really darling! What a fun challenge!!!

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  18. Really adorable Kelly! I love the big flowers!

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  19. Very cute card Kelly!! Love your background papers and your image....funny that it was the same as ours!

    This is soooooo much fun!!

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  20. Kelly this is so awesome! What an adorable idea, I do believe you've won the duel single handedly. heehee! No boo boo at all, the flowers are perfect with this image!!

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  21. Congrats Kelly!! You won my blog candy from the Back to School blog hop! Please contact me via my contact me here on my sidebar!!

    Oh and I love your card!! The flowers are adorable!!

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  22. OMG Kelly, i love your card ! All the little and big flowers, the DP, the soft colors and all the PINK ! Wonderful. I´m sure you Ladies will have fun ! Hugs to you.

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  23. This is just adorable and I LOVE the big flowers.

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  24. WOW! That IS a big group! I don't know if I can keep up, but I'll sure try to make all the rounds! Your card is adorable, Kelly, and short of supplies or not, you pulled it off brilliantly! What fun!!

    Love ya,
    Lorie

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  25. wonderful card !! I love the sweet image and the colours !!thanks for joining in our challenge.
    hugs tina46
    eac-team

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  26. Very fun and playful card!!

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  27. very pretty Kelly...love the colors...

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  28. Very sweet card, the popped up layers give it a 3 d look that's really neat.

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  29. Well what a HAPPY accident, Kelly! I think those big flowers are wonderful! They add a whimsical quality to your card that somehow goes great with summer in my mind. Such a sweet image, too, and you colored her so beautifully! A truly marvelous summer card. Hugs, Deedee

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