DDD: You are my sunshine!

Hello my little rays of sunshine!
I have missed you and blogging/visiting this week ....
I have been enjoying the week long holiday break from schools
and taking some time to tackle things without the school drop offs/pick up interuptions :)

Today's card is the first of the new round of the Dueling Darlings Duel ♥
The DDD (Dueling Darling Divas/Dazzlers) is near and dear to my heart
and truly bring sunshine to my life!
I could never have imagined that a simple thought I had
 while laying in bed in the middle of the night - literally!  I jumped up and jotted it down in a notebook so I would not forget it! - would lead to the group
growing in friendships and creations.
And here we are - 7, maybe 8 years later, going strong!
It makes this 'mama' proud! :)
 This month, Jeanette and I are the hostesses 
and our theme is super bright:  You are my sunshine!
I sent team Divas their card kits and included a sweet image
from CC Designs ~ Sunshine little pixie
and a cheerful selection of papers, ribbons and shiny gems.
I'm naturally drawn to really pretty, vivid and bright colors
so the Divas definitely had to squint this month making their cards,
but it just beamed sunshine to me with the color palette and pretty stamp :)

And here is the inside of my card:

You can see what the other Divas created with this same card kit
by peeking on their blogs, listed over on my blog bar to the right →
And to see what the Dazzlers made with the kit Jeanette mailed out,
you can find them there, too!

I wish you a bright, sunshine kind of day!

Big hugs, bigger blessings ♥

DoubleD Challenge - Neon brights!


  1. This is so adorable, Kelly!
    xxx Margreet

  2. Oh my goodness, Kelly... your image... I love it!!! (I might need to do some shopping.) And your card - it's just way too darling for words. The bright colors scream Kelly and the fantastic coloring does, too.

    I'm glad you woke up in the middle of the night - and had the presence of mind to jot down a note to remind yourself later. ;) Thanks for letting me be part of this venture from the very beginning!

    You are my sunshine, dear friend!

  3. o she is so sweet Kelly beautiful card
    Fijne paasdagen / Happy Easter
    Gr Karin

  4. Amazing bright, cute and colourful card, really it bring a ray of sunshine!!
    Happy Easter!!

  5. How adorable is this? Awwww,love how colorful and bright
    your lovely immie and card is....definetly a 'Kelly card'...
    Cheerfulness is part of your DNA ;)
    Luv, luv, luv the DDD 'duelling' swap...sooo much fun!!
    7-8 yrs, already?? Wow...So glad you started such a
    great, fun swap!!Take a bow! ;)

  6. Love how you highlighted her freckles! And used another image inside...super cute!

  7. Such a beautiful and cute card Kelly, I love the bright bold sunshine colours you've used too.

    Sue xx

  8. Awww...what a sweet card. I love all the bright colors and how you used the black and white image on the inside!

  9. Oh!! This is delightful Kelly!! xx

  10. So sweet!! That image is adorable!! I love the colors and the papers!! I hope you and your family have a very happy Easter!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  11. She's adorable and love the smiley sun. A sweet card. Have a lovely Easter. Hugs, Carol S.xx

  12. You work the bright colors better than anyone I know! The kit was very "Kelly" and a lot of fun to work with. Thank you!!! This card is adorable.

  13. Super adorable! Such great coloring and the complimentary papers are so cute too! Love it inside and out!

  14. Really cute card. Love the image and the bright sunshiny colors. Hugs, Maggie

  15. Perfect card for the area in which you live, and I love all the bright happy colors. Well done on the design, the image and all the fantastic shapes, stripes in the rainbow colors. TFS & Happy Easter.

  16. Sweet card, FUN and bright colors. I totally like the inside too.


  17. You have totally captured this Challenge at Double D! That image is adorable and your design is perfect! LOVE your bright colors inside and out! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Double D Challenge Blog, Donna, DT Member.

  18. Oh Kelly, I had no idea the f=group was going on 8 yrs! I just love being part of the DD- Thank You! I absolutely love this sweet image, and the sunshine balloon- and theme! When my kids were little, we used to sing this song every night to them!!! It holds a special place in my heart. Beautiful card- and theme. Thanks so much!!!

  19. Kelly--thanks so much for sending us this sweet image and all of the fun things to play with. You made such a cute card--love the bling you added. Great coloring too! 8 Years Strong!

  20. Such cuteness deserves the best sunshine balloon ever!! How adorable this card is, Kelly!!

  21. Love the brightness! Such a sunny card.

  22. Oooh, this has the perfect brightness I always associate with you. Lovely lines and color.

  23. OMG this what an awesome card. I love, love love it Kelly. The colors are so vibrant and I love the little black and white image inside the the card....Just AWESOME!!!