Category Archives: Card Kits

New Year Crafting!

Ahhhh! It feels good to be at my craft desk once again.

I’m hard at work on my New Year’s resolutions. I’ve got my list of favorite challenges ready to go and I’m working on getting inspired. Not only that, but one of the challenges I completed tonight used one of those dreaded card kits accumulating in my craft room. Yay me!

The first challenge I decided to do was the SplitCoast Stampers Featured Stamper challenge. I love this one and I do not play enough! SCS picks a member each week and you are basically challenged to be inspired by the creations in their gallery, changing at least two things about their project.

I found this project in the gallery and loved the sunny colors, as well as that flower peeking above the ribbon. Now, florals aren’t always my thing, so I couldn’t find a satisfactory stamp that I liked. Rain related stamps ARE my thing, so when I came across my Prickley Pear Umbrella set, I KNEW it was what I wanted to create with. And, here’s the final product:

You can see I kept the same color combination, though changing the layer orders a bit. I also added a small, light pop of color with the blue. I had fully intended to do the ribbon centered, as in the sample, but as I was putting it together I realized that I wanted it slight off centre instead.

The next challenge I did was the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (#245). I love this challenge! But, another one that I don’t get around to nearly as often as I’d like. I chose to use a card kit for this one, using images I had colored at my retreat back in September and then never assembled. I was trying to figure out something different to do with the centre squares. What do you think?

Thanks so much for visiting today! I’ll be back soon.


Dueling Darlings – November

I am once again, late for my Dueling Darlings challenge. This time I only partially have the mail system to blame – my card kit got here exactly on the day I was supposed to post. I suppose I could have busted my butt to get a creation going, but…it just didn’t happen.

Our host this month was Debby and Terry. They chose a Frog themed kit, with images from Penny Black.

This was the first card that I created. Please excuse the shadow. I have been having SO much trouble with my camera. However, I received a new camera for Christmas and I am crossing my fingers that it helps to improve the images.

This sketch is from the Incy Wincy Designs sketch challenge (which probably closed before Christmas). Thanks for the insipration!

And here is the second card I created. This card was inspired from the CAS(E) this Sketch challenge (#252).

Thanks for swinging by and I’ll see you next month for the newest DDD kit!

Dueling Darlings – October

Gosh, oh gosh! My October DDD card is woefully late! But, catch up I must. I adore this creative group and can hardly wait until the next months’ kit shows up!

The kit for this month was chosen by Tami and it was a wonderfully colorful Halloween theme! What fun!

Isn’t this image adorable? It’s called Delightfully Spooky from Red Rubber Designs.

Thanks for swinging by and I’ll see you next month for the newest DDD kit!

Dueling Darlings – September

Hello, welcome to another Dueling Darlings post. This month’s kit was sent by Terry S. and the theme she and Terry A. selected was in honour of Milton Hershey’s birthday on September 13th. Chocolate!!

I had two images to work with and chose Stampabilities “Mouseful of Fudge”. I loved the purple papers in this kit and tried to get as many as I could into this card!

I can’t wait to see what October brings! See you a month from now.

Dueling Darlings – August

Time for another DDD challenge! My card is a few days late this month. Mail sometimes doesn’t work it’s way to me quite as speedy as we hope and I didn’t receive my kit in time. Then, there was this whole thing called vacation that left me, somehow, with even less time to craft than when I was working! But, much, MUCH more family fun time!!

Anyway, Carol sent this kit. She and her partner in crime came up with the theme of “Catch of the Day”.

My card uses the Whipper Snapper image “Fisherman”. Carol made these adorable bobber embellishments that I HAD to use!!

This sketch is from the August 15, 2017 Feeling Sketchy challenge (#175).

Thanks for swinging by and I’ll see you next month for the newest DDD kit!

Dueling Darlings – July

It’s the 15th again!! Time for another DDD challenge.

This month is extra, extra special because the kit this month came from Paola and…..ME!! Yes, we were the hosts this month and so we got our brilliant Canadian minds together and came up with a mouthful for these teams to create with.

Our theme is Midsummer’s Night Dream, inspired by the Shakespeare play. I haven’t seen Paola’s kit selections, but I selected this Cutie Butterfly (eh, fairy) image from CC Designs and added it to some nature themed papers.

Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to find some “night” papers, so we’ll just pretend that Shakespeare had a small typo and meant to make it a Midsummer’s Day Dream.

One additional item that Paola and I included was a request to include a maple leaf somewhere, in honor of the Canadian hosts and Canada’s 150th year of confederation on July 1st.

My card was created using the Stamps & Fun challenge (SFC305).

Thanks for swinging by and I’ll see you next month for the newest DDD kit!

Dueling Darlings – June

It’s the 15th again!! Time for another DDD challenge.

This month my kit came from Barb and the theme of this months’ kit was Roses. There were two image choices in my kit and I chose this one, which is Delicate Rose Stems by Hero Arts.

I debated adding a sentiment and then decided to leave it just the way it was, ready to suit any number of occasions!

Now, I’m off to visit my friends cards. See you in July when I get to see what everyone did with my kit and the theme Paola and I created. Exciting!