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Sunday, January 15, 2012

'Duelling' about the LITTLE THINGS....

            ♥ Hello my Darling Peeps and welcome to the first Duel of 2012!! ♥

This month  the wonderdul hostess for us Dazzlers was Melina while for the Divas miss Joan took the helm. Both hostesses decided to challenge us in a duel with  'Little Things' in mind.
Melina provided us Dazzlers with an awesomely sweet kit, as you can see in the following picture:

Well,  I don't usually feel too comfortable working with such small size images, so that fact alone challenged me even stronger to produce a decent card, and then....WHAM!! an idea popped in my mind and voila'....I acted on it using one of my Whipper Snapper's stamps as my creative  muse.....*wink*.....I think this idea worked out rather nicely....♥

Melina also wanted to know what our thoughts were once we opened our kits and discovered this month's theme. Well, for me after the first "wowww these are"  I also thought that
"good things come in little packages..." and that was it...I do think that the result turned out quite good actually....LOL....Did I tell ya how much I LOVEEEE  challenges??? ♥

Another good challenge was to use ALL the items included in the kit and, after a few hummms and ahhhhmmmssss, here how I used them on the card...can you see where I placed the three little circles ? The only thing I added on this card is the card stock (Marina Mist from SU!), Label ten nesties, the fun googley eyes for the lil crab,dimentionals, and the funny sentiment (from Bella) which I cut out with two punches and then 'balanced' it within the lil crab's claws. { A witty sentiment to be added on the card  was also a requirement from our hostess.}Check ,check...all done! :o)

                                            Here's a peek of the inside of the card too....
 (ooopsss! I just realized that I missed placing the yellow paper clip with the kit picture posted above)

Well, girls....this is it...I hope you enjoyed  browsing through...
Let me know your thoughts please...I always appreciate your feed back.
This was a FUN challenge Melina....I hope you like what I came up with...oh and by the way..
.I am  sooooooooooooooo happy that my dueling card can be posted right on time, along with all other dueling darlings's a good feeling posting all together for sure!!

                                       Tecnique used: sponging , precise cutting , pleating.

THANK YOU FOR VISITING MY FRIENDS!!!....please take time to visit all the other Duelers too and see what they've been up to!!


April said...

Wonderful creation, love! And what a great sentiment you chose!
I love your use of the nestie and how you ruffled the ribbon!!

Happy New Year!

Darlene said...

Paola, this is BRILIANT! I love the "balancing act" and how you stacked them on top of each other! In my post I tried to explain how it really is a balancing act, paying attention to the good little things & letting the rest go. Here on your card you accomplish that concept perfectly! Of course the layout and coloring and all that is wonderful too. Your cards never disappoint! Hugs!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) A•Muse Consultant #1065 said...

Oh my goodness, Paola, this is your most amazing card ever! Well, every card you make is a work of art, but I truly love this one!!! Love the way you did the ribbon. Awesome! Love the way you stacked the images! Brilliant! Love the way you used the little circles! Amazing! Love everything about your card!!!

I'm so glad you're a Dazzler and that you dazzle us all the time with your amazing creativity!

MiamiKel said...

THUD!! Get out of town! How cute is this!!!! What a brilliant idea!I would have never thought of this and am just tickled by your inspiration - cuteness!!! Love the fun bold colors - such a whimsical fun card :) Blessings!

djones said...

Wonderful!!! How clever to stack the images and a perfect sentiment too!!! Your accordian ribbon down the side is beautiful. Way to use the entire kit!!!

Judy McMullen said...

Wow! Awesome!! Spectacular!!!
You really, really rocked this duel, Sweet P! Your card is so full of creative goodness I don't know where to start. Love how you cut and placed those images and sentiment within the layered die cut...perfection!! Love the pleated ribbon and the zigzag stitched ribbon!! Love the twine with button embellishment!!! Beautiful inside too! Wonderful job!!!

Jamie Sanchez said...

OHHHHH!!! So cute Sweet P! I love love love it! Great layout!! and.. I love googlie eyes!!! :) Way to go Sweet P!

Terry said...

How awesome is that!! Your card is sooooo cute! I love how you balanced the images and the sentiment is perfect!! Great layout and use of everything in the kit! I LOVE IT!!!!

Thank you for being a dazzler and giving me so many new ideas every month!!

Barb said...

Oh My Paola---this card is just great. I love your creativity and how a Whipper Snapper helped to inspire you.

Great colors and I love the ribbon! Thanks for being a part of an awesome group of ladies!

Joan Barnes said...

I really liked the juggling act, which represent my life. Your card is so perfect, it made me smile, because its colorful, fun, and so delightful.

Carol W said...

Holy Hanna girlfriend...what a creation you came up with ...I love, love, love the balancing act and your little animals balancing on each others dog gone clever...You certainly did nail this challenge...Amazing job my sweet friend...mwahhhh...♥

:: BlueInks :: said...

Ms P, how cute is this card?! Pretty dang cute, my friend. Great job.

I love your use of the ribbon and can I say, that the inside layout is devine!

Way to go!!!

Melina said...

OH MY GOODNESS!!!! I LOOOOOOVVVVVEEEE the googly eyes you added to the crab and the way you stacked them!!!! Wow, Wow, Wow!!!! Great card!

Retro Dolly said...

This is such an adorable card with loads of inspiration. Love the whimsical stacking of the animals and the fun play of ribbon on the side. Great!