DDD: The love of penguins!

Hi friends!

I love the 15th of the month because it's pay day!
it's the day we post our cards for the Dueling Darling card group!
The DDD, as it's lovingly called, has 2 teams: 
 The Divas -vs- the Dazzlers
where there are 2 hostesses (one for each team) but only one theme.
 Hence, a 'duel!'

This month, the talented Terry S and the lovely Laura Jean are the hostesses 
and they chose a super fun theme of:

Oh my heart, when I saw the card kit from LJ arrive in my mailbox,
I squealed! 
I so love Elzybells stamps ~ they are my cherished oldest stamps ♥

I loved this kit so much, I made 4 cards :)
Today, I'm sharing just one for the duel ↓

I made a peek a boo window frame 
and tucked the penguin behind this gorgeous paper.
It was hard to chose which of the papers to showcase! 

Here's a quick view of the side to show the dimension:

 You can find all the Diva and Dazzlers cards
on our group at Splitcoaststampers. 
I'm very excited that this is our 10th year as a group!

That's a lot of cards, 
a lot of themes 
and a lot of wonderful memories!

 Thanks Terry and Lj for a fun theme this month!

Big hugs, bigger blessings ♥


  1. Dear Kelly, such a cute card, and your other creations are also lovely ! Sorry I've not been on your blog for so long; my brother had a stroke and I have to care for him, and my little doggy had to be put asleep... Some sad and difficult months for me. Hugs, Enny

  2. Such a sweet image! I have not seen it before.. The papers and layout and everything goes great!

  3. My heart is melting! First there's your adorable card. Seriously, it looks like framed artwork, it's so well done! Then there's that sweet SWEET graphic on your blog post, too. (Awwwwww!) I like you a lottle, too!

  4. Wow, do I love this color combo!! How perfect for this adorable juggling penguin, Kelly!! Your card is a frosty delight!

  5. WOW--Stunning Card! I love the die you used for the frame of the image. Your colors are awesome and this card just makes me smile! Great Job and I so love this group!

  6. Wow Kelly this is gorgeous! The papers are exquisite and the frame is quite a nice touch! 10 years? Congrats on your leadership!

  7. Total cuteness! Adorable little penguin and the colors are perfectly coordinated.

  8. Great showcase of those fabulous papers and what a darling of a penguin on your fabulous card Kelly x.

  9. HEY Kelly! Are you doing the Coloring Class? I haven't seen your work there. Or maybe, I just don't realize which is yours? I can't access anyone cards for my security. UGH! But, I wanted to come over & comment on your card here. It's taken me a bit to get over here. Your card is ADORABLE!!! I LOOOVE the colors & the plaid papers you used too! POP IN & tell me when you post over on the Coloring Class & I'll come over! BIG INKY HUGS FRIEND! ;)<3

  10. How adorable nd fun is this card! I so love your DP and your coloring is so wonderful to perfectly match it! I love being part of the DDD- not for ten years, but love being part of the fun- I so look forward to the envelope each month : ) I like you a lottle too!!!

  11. Awwwww..... this is soooo cute!! Such adorable penguin and sweet papers!! Love very much the plaid colours combo!! The frame is a great choice, as well the snowflakes paper for the banner and inside! And the big glittered snowflake is a PERFECT catch eye!

  12. Love the blues and purples! Cute card...and love the layout! I can't believe it's been 10 years already!!

  13. So adorable. The pretty pastel coloured paper is a nice partner with how you coloured that cute penguin. The large snowflake is a nice touch.

  14. I am just swooning over your card Kelly ~ I absolutely love the papers you chose to use and framing that penguin was the perfect thing to do!

    Glad you enjoyed this Month's kit! LJ

  15. Great colors and papers. Such a pretty creation and I have never seen that type of peek a boo card before - so fun and interesting.

  16. Love, love, love those colours Kelly, and such a sweet card so beautifully composed

  17. Very cute card! I love the way that die subtly highlights the image and the paper!

  18. Your cards are always adorable. I love the die you used to highlight that adorable penguin.

  19. Totally adorable image! Your card is sooo cute with great papers and colors! REally fun card, Kelly. Hugz

  20. Thia card is amazing Kelly. I love the colors you chose and the layout as well. It is perfect both inside and out. Great job with the kit. I loved the kit as well. The colors-papers and embellies were amazing. Great job on the kit.

  21. So very cute these cards are! I love the colors and the die cuts you used. Very creative!

  22. Adorable!! This is so cute.