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Sunday, November 16, 2014

Past and Present duels ...

       Hello friends in blogland,
today I am posting a card with a THANK YOU theme  as proposed for this month's duel.
Yes, I am part of  a 'dueling group' with two teams: " The Divas and The Dazzlers" ♥
Each team partners up with the opposite one, and each month the designated hostesses from each team send an individual kit to each partecipant in their groups.
This month's hostess are April , for us Dazzlers, and Kadie for the Divas.
The wonderful kit received this month was full of so many items that I have plenty left to actually make several cards -eventually- when Life decides to slow down in my neck of the

Amongst the kit there was a cute adorned circle (nestie?) which I cut up in half to add a more ornate
look around the Spellbinder shape I chose. Also the white flower and the white twine included,were colored (with Copic) in the same shade as the scroll in the sentiment...(although the lighting makes them look much more brighter in these pictures!) Both flowers and the scroll were sprinkled with Diamond glitter...too bad it doesn't show well how truly pretty sparkly it turned out in real life! :(
I gave all the layers a rough edge as well, sort of a shabby -chic look. ♥

   Thanks for this months great theme   April and Kadie!!

Dazzlers Kit Contents for November :
• Recollections and Prima flowers, misc sizes/shapes
• Favorite Findings and Basic Grey buttons
• Offray Twill ribbon (tan stitched)
• Craftsmart sheer ribbon (from Germany) – mint blue
• Kaiser mini pearls
• Recollections paper rope – white
• Recollections Fall Foliage paper doilies – beige
• DSP from SU! ~ Le Jardin (in yellow, green, beige, blues)
• Kraft cardstock, PTI
• Images: Thank you (Flourish) from Inkadinkadoo and Thank you (cursive) from Michaels $1.50 bin

*** Please note: I also have a SECOND card today...
           my very late dueling one for last October!
( I am still behind with September month....*sigh*...I will remedy that soon!)

For the month of October Terry aka my WPS (wink) and LJ were the dueling hostess
and both decided on a Halloween theme...Terry sent a kit full of great designer papers and I had a hard time I decided to go a lil plainer than usual  and, overall, I truly like 
the simple approach and how this Halloween card turned out. I will save the leftovers for another card or two-for next year.              

Dazzlers Kit Contents for October : 
*Image - Haunted Forest (Stampin' Up!)
*Papers - Boo! (Flair Designs), Jeepers Creepers (Heidi Grace Designs), Halloween Words (the Paper Studio), Sugar Rush (Heidi Grace Designs), Web
*Embellishments: Candi Dots (Craftworkcards), Ribbon (miscellaneous from Michaels), mini brads (Recollection)

 **We are supposed to mention also which was/is our favorite candy....well for me anything with dark chocolate has my vote but I fondly remember the 'wars' my son and I used to have with each other by hiding the Peanut Butter Cups around each Halloween time... I was able to only win once...clearly he had better hiding spot than me...or a better nose to find MY *grin*

Thank YOU to all of you who endured this long
I hope you enjoyed what you saw! ;)


Maxine D said...

Sweet P I do love your 'Thanks' card - the colours are gorgeous - it's a real dazzler.

Barb said...

Great cards Paola. I love the layers on the Thank you card--so pretty. I also like the layout for your Halloween card--great coloring too!!!!!!

Darlene said...

The Thank you card is soooooo pretty! Love those colors.

The Halloween card is adorable! Love the bright striped paper against the panel with the little ghosts and "Boo!" Very cute!

Hooray for being all caught up!

kadie said...

Beautiful cards!! Love that sparkly thank you card!! BIG HUGS, SWEETIE

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Sweet P, both of your cards are fantastic! You're on a roll.... a creative roll! ;)

Melina said...

too cute! I love your two cards! Great way to use the doily on the first and great coloring on the second :)

djones said...

How brilliant to cut the doiley in half! And I love all your glitter. Beautiful thank you card. And an amazing Haloween card too. I love all the blue around the image.

:: BlueInks :: said...

The pearls are placed just perfectly on the first card. They add to the sentiment so well.

The second card is so much fun and I really like the DP that you used in the background.

Great cards!