November 15, 2013

Dueling Darlings - November

Hello and welcome to the November duel of the Dueling Darlings from SCS!  We have a talented group of ladies that create awesome projects.  Their blog links can be found on the right sidebar.

Darlene and I were fortunate enough to host the Dazzlers and the Divas this month.   We decided to have the groups create a masculine card.  You know the ones that some of us struggle to make, but always need.

I wanted the Diva's to get really creative this month.   I provided them with a stamped tag.  I stamped the tag in four different colors, to hopefully accommodate their final creations.   I asked each to add a masculine stamp of their own to the tag, that is an image - no words.  I cannot wait to see what they have come up with!

I chose to use the tag image in Memento Pear Tart ink.  I added some images from the Stampin' UP! Fishin' stamp set.  Oh, that set doesn't look familiar to you...LOL...that's because it is older than dirt!

The sentiment is from a Stampin' UP! word set.  I had an expired Bath and Body Works coupon that was similar to a chipboard banner, so I worked it over and it is what the sentiment is mounted upon.  To give the tag and the sentiment some thickness, I mounted them on some cardboard from a chip box.  Yes, I rummaged through the recycling bin!  I punched out the stamped tag hole and used it on the sentiment with a brad.  I replaced the hole on the tag with a corduroy button that our cat tried to steal...twice! 

We also asked the girls to share a funny holiday story from someone masculine in their life.  I will choose my grandpa.  Our family always gathered at our grandparent's house for Thanksgiving.  My brother, cousins and I would get to play all day long.  As well as eat candy and drink soda pop.  We ran around that house like banshees.  How they put up with us, I don't know!   Every time we would round the corner running Grandpa would lift his leg and you would have to jump and he would laugh.  Don't forget.....because he never did!   ;)  I am not sure which was more fun playing with the cousins or Grandpa.  Um, I do have a scar on my left eye from running in their house though.

I am so glad to be a part of the Dueling Darlings.  I appreciate the friendship, creativity and challenge they provide to me.  Thanks, girls!

Card entered in the following challenge(s):  Make it Monday, Twisted Tuesday Challenges


kadie said...

omgoodness, this is so cool, Tami! Thanks for a great challenge this month and helping me think outside the box! Have a great weekend!

Terry Ladwig said...

That really is an awesome card Tami!

I love that stamp set...or what I see of it!

Great colors, and great layout! It's a perfect masculine card!!

Barb said...

Outstanding Card Tami--your really rocked the challenge. You card is awesome--love the layers and the image on the tag!

Thanks for sending us a great kit to use!

Darlene said...

NICE!!!!!!! Wowzer, this is soooo pretty! Ummmm, if I remember that SU set, just HOW old does that make me? LOL
Lovely colors and J will love that you recycled items for your card!

(so, is kitty still stealing the button now that it's on the card?)

Thanks for being my partner in crime this round. Hugs!

Melina said...

This card is gorgeous! I love the way you distressed the pieces! I also love your Holiday story. That is so sweet......the memories of your Grandfather....not the facial scar! LOL :)

Vickie Y said...

Gorgeous card; love the image you used. Thank you for playing along with us at Twisted Tuesday Challenges.

Jamie M. said...

Great colors and distressing. Thanks for playing along with Twisted Tuesday! Looking forward to seeing your creations at our next challenge. ♥ Jamie at CraftyGirl21

Carol W said...

Oh Tami, what a great card, story and kit. WOWZERS, you really did a great job on your card. I love that you were rummaging around the recycle to get just the right material for your tag... insert giggle here. I also, love your story with fun that must have been (minus the You and Darlene came up with an awesome challenge...loved the kit. I'm so glad we are duelers together.

Unknown said...

So pretty! Love your colors and Image! Thanks for joining us at Twisted Tuesday!

MiamiKel said...

Wow card used the whole kit, I think! Super fabulous, design and story:)

Thanks for the awesome kit this month!!

marsha said...

Love all the layers, the plaid and your layout. Great color combo too!

dweatter said...

The gorgeous, rich colors are magnificent. Love the many different layers and perfect image for a masculine card. The whole card is just put together perfectly.

Shelly Schmidt said...

So pretty! Your colors are so beautifully blended and a perfect Masculine card! I am a new follower and a new Crafter of Faith- looking forward to getting to know you better!

Judy McMullen said...

Hi Tami!
I'm finally getting around to all the DDD's blogs...Better late than never...I hope!

LOVE the kit you sent us Divas and the theme you and Darlene chose! I'm always looking for inspiration for masculine cards as I have so many men in my family. And I LOVE your card! Wow! What a terrific image and coloring on the tag. Terrific effect using ribbon both vertically and horizontally. So many interesting elements on your card with those banners, circle, and buttons...Awesome!!!
Thanks for sharing that sweet memory of times with your grandpa, brothers and cousins! Reminds me of times in my youth spent with family.

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Tami, what a striking card! I love it!

I also loved hearing the story of your grandpa!

Lynne said...

Gorgeous card!! Thanks for joining us at Twisted Tuesday!!

Sharon Madson said...

I am impressed with how you reworked and recycled on this card. Marvelous layers here. Thank you for sharing!
And I do see you added me to your sidebar! Yea! Happy Thanksgiving!