It's the Dueling Darlings ~ *Tutti Fruity* Style!

Hello friends!

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" -

Tutti Fruity!

        Since Autumn is now upon us, the Divas are going apple picking! 
Maybe 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:
Lemon Bars!

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!


  1. Oh Kelly......... your card is GORGEOUS!!! Love the depth with all of those apples... stunning inside and out.

    And just so you know, I think you were right the first time, Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte probably IS your favorite fruit recipe. ;)

  2. Kelly--I love your card. The layers of apples and the look of the basket full of them is so darn cute. I love all of the elements of the kit that you sent to us.

    I also love lemon bars--just need to find one now with zero carbs!

  3. FUN papers and a cute, cute card! Loving those wonderful apples too Kelly.

  4. How fun and Fruity and Tutti is this card! Love the apple image and all of your layers of DP- and all of the layers. I can see you with a SB Pumpkin Latte coffee too : ) Thanks so much for inviting me to join in this group- I am having a blast!!!

  5. This is so fabulous, Kelly!! What a perfect fall card!! I love the apples and the basket!! The details are fabulous!! I've never tried a Pumpkin Spice Latte from Starbucks (I don't do coffee) but every year I say I'm going to try one...maybe this will be the year!! I love pumpkin anything!! Have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  6. I just came from Shelly's blog and I'm looooving the bright yummy juicy frutti tutti theme!! Love your bright apples, and your card layout design as always!

  7. What a delish card full of apple goodness. Kels, love how you incorporated so many of the gorgeous designer papers in the design of this card. Hmm, Starbucks used to have one of my fave drinks...I think it was a caramel apple spice hot drink...YUM! Oh, I do love Lemon Bars too!! Thanks for the terrific kit you sent the DD Divas!!

  8. Absolutely love it! Great papers and of course, the apples look delicious!

  9. oh Kelly, what a lucious kit you sent...I absolutely LOVED it... you did an awesome job with your card as well,,..loved the layout of your card and it is beautiful both inside and out...I too love lemon bars and pumpkin spice latte's.I;m so glad you formed this awesome group and asked me to join....mwahhhh...

  10. What a fun card Kelly - Now you made me hungry for good ole apple pie.

  11. What a sweetie Kelly - those apples look so yummy.

  12. Hi Kelly this is one gorgeous, colourful, tasty, delicious looking card I love it.
    lorraine x

  13. What a gorgeous, bright, fun card. Love all the dimension you created with your basket of apples. They look good enough to eat!

  14. I love the dimension in your bushel of apples. Such a fun card!

  15. I love the dimension in your bushel of apples. Such a fun card!

  16. There's nothing better than a fresh picked apple at this time!! :) It reminds me of our family at the local apple orchid and I can't wait to go this weekend!! Thanks for sharing this adorable Fun FALL filled design! :) HUGS

  17. I love these sweet, crisp autumn apples, Kelly! What a fabulous card!

  18. So pretty - love the apple & basket...this says Fall to me! Also liked the huge fishtail banner in the background with the tails peeking out from the basket. Pretty combination of shapes, colors and paper patterns. It's a great way to start the autumn. TFS & Hugs

  19. From my sweet friend Poala :)

    Kelly : your card is incredible, as usual...The way you showcased the gorgeous
    designer papers
    and the cute fussy cut images is totally A' La Kelly! Love how
    you propped up cut out images against
    a circled polka dotted background... Your
    cards are always a work of art ♥

  20. Fabulous card and great design. Patiently waiting for Fall to get here, but it's not any time soon. Hugs, Maggie

  21. Great layout! I like the round DP layer behind the images. Looks good! Thanks, for all that you do for the Divas.

  22. I love apples! Your card makes me want to grab one right now. Like the cheery, vivid, colors! Very nicely done!

  23. This is so pretty Kelly! I love how you stuck an apple in the basket :) Great minds think alike! Thank you for such a beautiful kit this month!

  24. Sounds like a fun challenge! You did a great job on this. Going to go eat an apple now.

  25. Great card. I love the different papers and the circle layers behind the image. And those apples look good enough to eat! Great kit you sent this month.

  26. How cute is this?! Love your basket full of apples! Just adorable.