April 16, 2012

Dueling Darlings - April

Hello Everyone! 

The Diva's and Dazzler's are here for our monthly Duel for the Dueling Darlings on SCS.   Our hostess this month for the Diva's was LJ.  

LJ, sent us a kit themed for a masculine card.   I heard a few virtual gasps out there.   Why is it that we view masculine cards as such a challenge?!  The recipients are probably our least critical!  Example, DH looks at a card created with a Magnolia image.   Instead of the overall card comment, he asks why she has no mouth.   I have no answer....so what do ya think of the card?

Our kit was chalk full of goodies.  The image is from A*Muse, Hey Man.  If you want to check out the A*Muse cuteness, stop by and see my friend Jeanette, she is a consultant for them.  The DP is from Little Yellow Bicycle Paradise Collection.  Fun!  So cute that I had to make two of this card. 

The non card portion of the challenge this month was to give a shout out to a guy in our life.  I will have to go with my Dad.   He is the best!!!  My goodness my brother and I put him through some stuff!  He was a great provider for our family.  Looking back now, he always had a dance for me to stand on his feet when he came home from work dog tired, let me take his 'restaurant' order and I would come back with some random thing from the kitchen and he would act like it was grand and eat it, would take me fishing for the day and I could eat anything I wanted and has always made me laugh.  Like I said, he is the best!

Here is my card for this month's challenge.   I hope Daddy O likes it!  Be sure and check out all the Dueling Darlings creations.   Their blog links are on the right side bar.


Card entered in the following challenge(s):  Make it Monday, Simon Says Stamp & Show

17 comments:

Stamping Shanni said...

How gorgeous is this card? It's fantastic and all the more adorable because it is a masculine card too. Love the layout and the textured embossing with the tartin. Thanks for sharing and inspiring on MIM.
Stamping Shanni

Vickie Kertz said...

This is just so cute. I love plays on words. I saw it on Make it Monday.

Melina said...

So cute! I love what you did with the ribbon and how you cut your image :)

Barb said...

Great Card Tami--I love the technique you used for the ribbon--Perfect!

I think the layout of your card is cute too!

Michelle said...

Very cute! I love your layout, and how you did the ribbon. Great touch with the embossing folder! Love it!

Terry said...

awww Tami, I love your card, and I'm sure your dad will too!

My DH is the same with Magnolia...the no mouth thing actually bugs me too. makes it hard for me to use the images.

Your layout is awesome and I love how you put it all together!!

Great job ☺

~Paola~ said...

this is absolutly a GORGEOUS card Tami...from your layering, the embossing,the way U displyed the ribbons and hardware and of course the perfectly colored immie complete w/'grass'...
This is a very beautiful masculione card and your Dad will love it and cherish it for sure ♥

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) A•Muse Consultant #1065 said...

Tami, I love your card mower and mower! And wow! The stories about your dad made me teary-eyed. How sweet!

I'm so glad we duel together every month!

Dan said...

Great card, I'm sure your dad will love it! :) The Design Team are really pleased that you joined us for the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge this week - Thank you!

Patty Gorka said...

Oh, this is adorable! Love that sentiment with the lawn mower image, too cute!

Patty Gorka said...

Oh, this is adorable! Love that sentiment with the lawn mower image, too cute!

Carol W said...

Oh Tami, I love your tribute to your dad as well as your amazing card. I love reading your blog posts and I gotta say this card is hands down a BIG WINNER in my book. So clean and crisp and so well laid out. I love the little ribbon plaid bows anchored with brads...wonderful job my friend...

Michelle said...

What a fabulous masculine card! The combination of the sentiment and the mower is perfect!! Great layout too.

Thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

Michelle :o)

Shirley-anne said...

Fab frame for image , great play on words for sentiment love the paper panel .Easier to say loved the lot ! Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday .

Debra Miller said...

The sentiment is so fun - love it! Great card for any guy. Saw it on MIM!

djones said...

Great card. Like the way you used the oval dies for the image. Great layout and love wat you did with the ribbon.

MiamiKel said...

Okay, I am Kelly McLoserpants as I was not going to visit until my card kit was done but I couldnt stay away ;) this is stunning. Love the embossed background!! Gorgeous work!! Xoxo