Dueling Darlings – 10th Anniversary

I received a little envie in my mailbox the other day. It was a virtual party game from one of the Dueling Darlings hosts, Kelly.

In celebration of 10 years of this swap group, she provided us some items that we were to make into a card. The 3 felt banners and string I received represents “a banner of celebration, bound together in crafty friendship”. Our task was to make a card using the felt pieces and twine in a creative way, and add only a sentiment stamp. Hopefully I did this correctly!

Here is my card:

Obviously I first attached the three banners using the provided twine. If we’re bound in friendship, I might as well bind those flags!

Second, I cut the ovals out of the banners. The reason I chose ovals is that it represents the letter ‘D’. The three “D’s” are the Dueling Dazzlers and Divas….I suppose I could have used a fourth “D” for Darlings, but I only had three!

I added the gems, because the ladies in this group are real gems. The ten gems represent the 10 years of the group, equally distributed among the Dazzlers and Divas to reflect the pairs we play with every month.

Finally, I made a personal choice to include this sentiment. This year has been really difficult for me. My work has taken over my craft desk, work is busy, life is busy. I feel disconnected, lost and disorganized. I know I haven’t met all my deadlines. Adulting IS hard…but this craft group helps. And so this sentiment was chosen to reflect the importance of this monthly motivation in my life.

I hope you like it.

We still have our usual duel on the 15th of this month, so you’ll see me back soon with another card.

Much love to every Dazzler and Diva and I can’t wait to see your creations.

 

7 thoughts on “Dueling Darlings – 10th Anniversary

  1. Oh Heather what an amazing card. I love the ovals cut into the banner pieces and love the 10 enamel dots for 10 years. You have put so much thought into this card and created a real beauty. This is absolutely wonderful. I hope your year gets better. It has been a really different one in all aspects. I am so glad you are part of our group. You are truly an inspiration to me.

  2. Heather, I really admire how much symbolism you put into this card! Your creative juices were really flowing! Gorgeous colors too!

  3. Heather I am amazed at your card. Pure genius to make each pennant a D. You have such a wonderful creative mind. Hang in there. We are thankful to see any creativity you submit.

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