Woohoo! The long awaited return of the DDD card kit group is here!
We've been on a summer hiatus but are thrilled to be back "dueling" for the Fall!
For my new blog readers, you might be wondering what the DDD is!
The Dueling Darling (Divas or Dazzlers) is a group near and dear to my heart ~
one I dreamed up over 4 years ago ♥
Most of us are and we are still going strong,
almost all of us are original members.
And this month there is EXTRA excitement -
we have 3 new friends joining us!
We are welcoming Shelly, Tracie and Suzy,
dear friends of ours from many of the threads on Splitcoaststampers!
Each month, two opposing teams have a hostess that pairs up and choses a theme, one hostess for Team Diva and one for Team Dazzlers!
Each hostess sends out identical card kits to the other members
and we create a card based on the contents of the kit we receive,
then post on the 15th to see what each of us made with that theme.
This month, Jeanette and I are the hostesses!
We have a fun theme that hasn't been done before in the years we've "dueled" -
Since Autumn is now upon us, the
Divas are going apple picking!
you, too, have those fond memories of heading to the apple orchards to bring
home bushels of fresh apples picked from the trees, filling up baskets! Maybe you loved drinking fresh apple juice
& cider or the crunch of the apple
as you took that first bite – Yum!
I stamped out a basket & apples from T.A.W.S. called Fall About You
and added it to the card base of DCWV paper called The Gilded Orchard,
filled with apples and apple blossoms. This paper is lucious!
Very few embellishments adorn today's card because it just got too busy.
The inside of my card smudged a tiny bit but indeed at this time of year,
there is much to be thankful for ♥
I popped up the bushel of apples with 3D foam and stacked them ~
this side view shows a bit of the dimension.
For the extra in our challenge, we asked the girls to share what their
favorite fruit recipe is.
Mine is Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte!
Hahahahaha! Just keeding :)
My very favorite fruit is always the citrus-y flavors
like limes, lemons, oranges and my very FAVORITE dessert with fruit:
Thanks for stopping by today!
To see what the rest of the team has created with this kit,
or the Team Dazzler fruit kit,
please see the entire list of friends in my sidebar off the right!
I'll enter my card as card #2 in the NBUS challenge #5
Big hugs, Bigger Blessings!