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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

February *D*D*D* duel~~~


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 Hello Friends and Bloggers....
Yeahhh! It's THAT time of the month again! :o)
Each month, and on the 15th day to be exact, we Dueling Dazzlers 'battle' with the Dueling Divas 
to compare ideas, learn new tecniques, and creating DARLINGS' cards together .
If you're new to my blog and like to read more details about what it's all about, please check the link to the post *see below*...you won't be disappointed :o)
http://paola-sama.blogspot.com/2010/10/its-duelling-darlings-timeo.html
This month our darlin hostess is April. She provided us DAZZLERS with an awesome kit, featuring a ' LOVE ' theme ...kind of appropriate for celebrating this month, don't you think?? :o)<-------{ Look here how many fabs things there are in the kit .

I was actually quite nervous to use the metallic c/s and the
black glittery one too...I never use any of these fancy items before...but decided to face my fears of the 'unknown' and go for it! lol
Kit Deets from April:
stamped images from Close to My Heart ,d/p from ColorBook at Target - ribbons and pearls from Michael's,glitter d/p,metal d/p
I added the following:
*Card Stock: kiwii kiss,Cranberry Crisp & Pink c/s;
*Ink: cranberry Crisp ,Red Staz on,Black Staz On, SU Markers
*Accessories: 'Allegro' CB folder, Heart Nesties,Glue dots,
dimentionals, 'Merlot' micro fiber glitter,Dazzling Diamonds with a touck of  Sky  Blue glitter too.
Tecnique: sponging, layering, distressing using ink, precision cutting,

I chose to use the cherubs as the focal part on my card and applied it on top of the metallic nestied heart previously dryed embossed using 'Allegro'
CB folder that I had dabbed here and there with both red and black Staz-On ink. I do like the final result obtained....besides...music is such a big part of romance and I though this would really work out to use it on my 'dueling' Valentine card...:o)
I also cut out each ind. fuzzy white lil balls and glue dot them on the ribbons,plus added some glitter to them for some jazzy sparkles...
The most pain in the b*tt was to cut out around the many curves of such 'healthy looking' cherub...lol



Hope you like my contribution to the monthly *DDD Club*....Now go and feast your eyes
and check out what all the other Dazzlers and Divas created. Jamie was the hostess for the Divas
and 'dueled' w/ our own April .Both hostesses achieved an even,wonderful succes!
Can't wait for next month,when another wonderful
stamper friend is going to join us in our dazzling duels against the divas...
Welcome aboard DARLENE!! 



I'd love it if you could leave a sign of your visit...I sooo appreciate hearing from you and reading all of your comments...*wink & smile & thanks*
*~*♥Blessings to all of you♥*~*
                         ~*Paola*~

The DAZZLERS :
with our Jeanette at the helm here:
 http://creativeplayischeaperthantherapy.blogspot.com/2011/02/i-dueling-darlings.html
April Debbie Melina Michelle Paola Terry

The DIVAS :
Barb Carol Jamie Joan Judy Kelly LJ Tami

***This card was entered in the following challenges ::
C4C 'Hearts'  http://crazy4challenges.blogspot.com/2011/02/crazy-4-challenges-c4c74.html
One Stitch at a Time 'Bling it up'  http://onestitchatatimechallenge.blogspot.com/
PWCO 'Hearts' http://paperworksco.com/blog/?p=10566
Everybody Art '3 Papers.Ribbon' http://everybody-art-challenge.blogspot.com/
Craft your Passion 'Pink' http://www.craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.com/
Stamps R Us challenges 'Valentine/Hearts' http://www.stampsruschallenges.blogspot.com/
Lets Ink It Up 'Romance/Valentine' http://www.letsinkitup.blogspot.com/
The Pink Elephant 'Valentine' http://thepinkelephantchallenge.blogspot.co/

26 comments:

Barb said...

oh my--what a stunning card. How could you be stumped in using such fun and shiny papers--you are the queen of bling-ie cards!

Love how you used the CB folder for the heart--great idea.

Such a great creation--awesome!

April said...

Wowsers!! And you just got the kit yesterday (gotta love the postal system)!
I love how you embossed and then colored over the heart - that is just fabulous!

I <3 being a Dazzler with you!!

Terry said...

WOW WOW WOW!!! Looks like you used everything in the kit and it all looks so good!! Very clever coloring of the shiny big embossed heart!!

I love it Wingpit Sistah!!!

Carol W said...

Wowzer girlfriend...this is outstanding...love the way you made the embossed background on the heart...then your half nakey hunk is colored and glittered up so nicely...great layout, great use of your kit...love how you used the dsp in little squares behind the main image....wow.....big thumbs up on this stunner......♥♥♥

BlueInks said...

So creative with the shiny heart! I love the embossing and color. Perfect idea. Your card turned out great!

Kathy Braun and Lucky said...

This is a great card, love the image and all the sparkle. Thanks for playing along with Stamps R Us.

SuzanneK said...

Gorgeous creation. Love the embossed metal. Thanks for sharing with us at LIIU, Suzanne x

Marjo said...

Marjo said...
Such a gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT for our Big Birthday Bash and Make it Pretty challenge.

Hope you got in on my comment candy too it's here

Hugs Marjo

Posh Cat Crafts said...

Stunning card and I love that embossed metal. Thanks for joining in at Craft your passion. Good luck on the draw.
Hugs
Tamara GDT

~Jeri~ said...

Great card!! Love the embossing!

Thanks for joining us at Craft Us Crazy and hope to see you joining us again!

anusch said...

Interessant gemacht.
Vielen Dank fürs Mitmachen bei EAC.
Liebe Grüße Doreen
EAC-Team

Imke said...

Paola, this is a fabulous card and so colorful ! How are you sweetie, everything goes well ? Hugs to you !!

WencheP said...

Wonderful card, thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.

-Wenche

Miranda said...

pretty card Paola,
thanks for joining the DYSU challenge this week

higs
Miranda

Keely Yowler said...

Love your beautiful card! Thanks so much for playing with us at DYSU :)

Janna said...

Hi Paola! Thanks so much for sharing your lovely card with us at DYSU this week! Janna

Aurelia said...

Ciao Paola,
pensavo di arrivare in un blog di cucina, ed invece sono capitata in un mondo magico e coloratissimo!!
ma sono tutte ,tue creazioni?
se così fosse...sei straordinaria,e bravissima!
Appena ho cinque minuti, voglio curiosare per bene :)
Un abbraccio
Aurelia

djones said...

WOW, marvelous card Sweet P. Love how you used all the dp and embellishments. All the hearts are great, especially the metalic one...great idea!

Claire said...

Wow fab card! Thanks for joining us at LIIU and good luck
Claire xx

Darlene said...

Hi Sweet P!!
What a detailed card! I totally agree, music is a big part of my life and a big component of romance, nicely incorporated into your card! Excellent cutting and mounting of the cherub, heart, etc.
Especially like how you added the ink to the EF to get the colors on the heart. Very clever!
Can't wait to play with you Dazzlers & Divas!!

Padster said...

Fantastic - thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week
Hugs,
Deb xx

Stephanie said...

Great! Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Your Passion.

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Oh Sweet P.......... I am so slow in getting to your blog to see this post, but it was well worth the wait! THIS IS AMAZING!!! I love your card! GORGEOUS! The way you embossed the shiny paper is awesome and you put so much into a small space and did it beautifully, too!

MiamiKel said...

How on earth did I not comment here - I came by here last week! eek! Many apologies, sweet P! I must say, I saw this and my jaw DROPPED!! The glitz, the shimmer! I absolutely adore your take on this kit - yours is a showstopper! GORGEOUS is a true understatement! Muah! x0x0

ona_i_ja said...

Wow, your card is adorable!
Thanks for joining us at LIIU this month and good luck!
Hugs
Agnieszka

Melina said...

Wow! you embossed the mirrored cardstock! Great idea girl :)