Category Archives: Card Kits

Dueling Darlings – April 2018

It’s the 15th again…okay, yesterday. But, I’m close!

It’s time for my Dueling Darlings post and Team Diva was sent by Barb this month. The chosen theme she and her partner in craft came up with is April Showers (love!!) and she sent a Whipper Snapper Design, Umbrella and Slicker for us to play with.

Here’s my card:

This is a 5×7 card. Bigger than I usually make, but I need to send some photos to someone and wanted a larger card!

Thanks for a great kit, Barb! I’ll see you next month.


Dueling Darlings – March 2018

It’s the 15th again, and as an added bonus this month, I’m on time for the Dueling Darlings post!

Team Diva’s kit was sent this month by Judy. The theme was Birthdays. Judy sent some ADORABLE images and die cuts….so cute that I had to make three cards with this months kit!

Here are my creations:

Such colorful papers! This card uses the sketch over at CAS(E) this Sketch (#262).

And this one was the Viva la Verve sketch for March 2018.

So much fun!! Thanks for the great kit, Judy.

Card Kits – #7

As promised, I am back today with Lynne’s kit from my 2017 Card Shower swap.

I received two Christmas kits, one from Lynne and one from Barb, and decided to do a quick image swap to mix things up a bit. So, this first card uses all the materials from Lynne’s provided kit, but the image was from Barb’s kit (I really wanted to color him up in blue!).

The other image in Lynne’s kit was this adorable House Mouse. I happen to know Lynne’s a fan of the House Mouse line, so it gave me a smile when I saw the image.

Both of these cards were created with a sketch challenge, but for the life of me, I can’t recall which one…so, if you recognize it, thank you for the inspiration!

And, thank you Lynne for the beautiful kit!

2017 Card Kits – #6

I have one card kit to post today and another to post tomorrow. Today’s cards come from Barb’s kit. She sent me a lovely traditional red and green Christmas kit, with an image from Stampin Up “Be of Good Cheer”.

This first card was created with the Viva la Verve February sketch. I flipped the card on it’s side for this one.

Now, I love this traditional Santa image. he’s great! But, I also received a Christmas themed kit from Lynne and she provided blue themed papers and a couple image varieties. One of the images I wanted to use with more traditional colors, so I did a little swappy swap with this kit, and here’s what I have:

This sketch was also a challenge entry, this time to the Tuesday Throwdown.

Thank you, Barb, for a great kit. I really loved these papers and the embellishments!

Tomorrow, Lynne’s kit!



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!