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Thursday, June 14, 2012

Father's Day Duel



Hello my Darlin Peeps...it is Dueling time again!! ♥
Each month,on the 15th to be exact, we Dueling Dazzlers 'battle' with the Dueling Divas to compare ideas, learn new tecniques and creating DAZZLING cards together.

This month our darling hostesses are April (for the Dazzlers) and Jamie (for the Divas)
April sent us an awesome masculine kit from which to create a Father's Day card .
I {{{ }}} everything from the kit, especially the burlap!

With my kit, I decided to make an easel card ..I actually started making a sideways easel first, but truly preferred the more 'regular' kind and stuck with it.
Incredibly, I made my card ten days ago...way ahead of time for once...lol...
woott meee...love it when I can receive kits a bit early! ;o)
♥ < Thanks April ! > ♥



April's kit contained the following items:
 Krafty Dots by Recollections, Out of Print/Storyteller by Basic Grey and Go Fish/Mini Fish by Carolyn Holt Designs
Burlap and Pearls by Recollections
Ribbon and Bakers Twine from my stash
Clothespin from SU!
Stamps: Favorite Occasions by JustRite and Totally Tool set from SU!


As I was creating this card my mind went to all the happy times I spent with my amazing father....
my memories of him are in sharp contrast with the man he is today....unfortunatly Alzhaimer is NEVER kind to anyone afflicted by it or their families. I am mourning my father's brilliant mind...
but when I hug him and I still receive his warm hugs back (most of the times...) I thank God he is still in my life...       
***I love you Dad, for ever and always...♥ ***




Hope you like this month's contribution   to our  friendly  monthly duel... ♥                                                  I'd love it if you could leave a sign  of  your sweet visit, I so appreciate reading all comments ...               *THANK  YOU*                           BLESSINGS TO YOU ALL!!  

 

 

 


 

16 comments:

April said...

I love how you used the kit!! Perfect!

I agree that the burlap was fun to use! You certainly rocked this challenge and your easel card is a fabulous way to highlight the kit!

Marilyn said...

This is a fabulous card! Love the burlap and how you've done the strip so it stands up but the image and sentiment are perfect.

MiamiKel said...

Oh lookie lookie, what a beautiful card! I always love using the easle card and it was a brilliant choice for this one to show it all off! Superb, love the burlap most of all! x0x0

Barb said...

What a great card Paola--love the design and your colors are perfect!

jimlynn said...

Great masculine easel card! Cute image and I dearly love the way you used the burlap on here!
Lynn

Melina said...

I love how you cut the burlap! Great layout, great easel card! LOVE IT! :)

Judy McMullen said...

Wow! What a great way to use these awesome papers and embellishments on an easel card! Love the texture the burlap brings to your focal image and easel panel. Your cards are always outstanding and this one is right at the top!! Beautiful work, Paola!! Wishing you loving days with your father.

Terry said...

Ooooohhhhh.....we had vey similar thoughts for the outside of our cards! Very nicely done! Your inside is much better than mine, well, because I didn't do an inside (it's just a card front....don't tell!!).

Love it WPS!!!

Carol W said...

Holy Hanna sistah...this is a great card. I love the easel card and the color combo you used (great minds think alike...lol). I love how you did the inside with the trophy and newspaper print, the way you used the burlap is awesome too...oh shucks the whole card is amazing...great job Sweet P...love this...

Darlene said...

Paola, what a lovely, lovely card! I think the easel style is perfect and love how you've added the different elements on the base of the easel. Very nicely done! The addition of blue in your card is great, really perks things up! A fantastic card, in honor of a fantastic man!

djones said...

Fantastic card! Love the easel style you used. The bright blue is wonderful and I love how you added the burlap circle layer.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Wonderful- love the burlap- and the great image- my hubby would love this! I love the strip that holds up the card- with the burlap and brads on blue. Awesome!

:: BlueInks :: said...

I love that you were able to use so much of the kit. It looks great as an easel card.

I am sorry for the things you are going through with your dad. It is so very hard. Hugs my friend!

Margaret said...

Fabulous card. The image is just perfect for the man card. Great job on the easel and layout.

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

WOW! Your easel card is AMAZING! I love the little strip of burlap, a perfect touch... and every inch of your card is perfectly executed!

Laura said...

what an awesome masculine card. I love the uuse of burlap.Tfs