Friday, July 15, 2016

Dueling Darlings-Christmas in July

It's the 15th of the month, and that means it is time for the Dueling Darlings : )  This month, Jeanette and Kelly are the hostesses, and they chose the theme, 'Christmas in July'


  I had a blast coloring this sweet image- I used Copic markers and the sketch from Try Stamping on Tuesday.  The die for the main panel is Gina Marie.

Jeanettes Kit contained:
Recollections 110# white CS
Sugar Pea- Merry Makers (Image and sentiment)
DP- Recollections= Christmas Noel Paper Pad
Rhinestones- Michael's
Recollections brads- can =you see the timy red brads on his shoe tips?
Twine- Target

 I thought I'd create another : )

 I saw this technique on Stamp TV today, and had to try it......   I used SU cardstock Real Red. I placed 1/4" Score tape every 1/2". I used Red Deco Foil. How fun. This sweet card looks better IRL, The button & Washi tape were also in the kit.

 What gets us going in the Christmas mood?  I think a couple of things- of course, the tree- once it is up and the lights go on, we turn on Christmas Music and that gets you going!  I like it when one of the kids, at least one, is home : )  And the second-  the religious dinners with motivational speakers- cause I really like to keep Christ in Christmas : )

The Dueling Darlings are a group on Splitcoaststampers. We are divided up into the Divas and the ***Dazzlers***. Each group receives a kit, and we all create with a like theme.  Then, we hop to each others blogs to see what everyone has created. The links are on my sidebar- stop on by and see how the other ladies interpreted the theme : )

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

21 comments:

MiamiKel said...

Merry Christmas, Shel!!!

What an adorable elf card you have created with this festive little guy ! Your coloring iand your shading are out of this world beautiful, as well as one fantastic card design!

So blessed to have you in the DDD!

Joanne said...

Totally adorable, I love elves!!

Barb said...

WOW--what a stunning card! I love the background and it just shimmers! Great coloring of the cute image too! What a great duel!

:: BlueInks :: said...

Well, you have been busy! Cute cards. I especially like the first one, with the picture frame you created. The treatment of the sentiment looks good.

Carol W said...

Shelly what a great card. I love the layout and the way you colored the image. I love the techinque you tried and I appreciate your sharing it. I'll have to try it. I'm glad Christmas isn't quite here but love to read how you get in the Christmas spirit. It is always good to have at least one child home....Glad we are duelers together...

Lynn McAuley said...

This little elf and his bright holiday lights is just the cutest ever!! Such fun Christmas cards, Shelly!

Maxine D said...

What a couple of cute cards with this gorgeous image Shelly - the 'foiled' one looks gorgeous
Blessings
Maxine

Stef H said...

o are these ever darling. definitely made me smile!
i need to visit splitcoast more often. always great things going on.

recovery is going well and i'm up and about as always. today i'm off to a picnic here at the community. should be fun!

have a great week.

hugs :)

Tracie said...

So cute. Love the foil background. Such an adorable image.

NanaConnie said...

Wonderful cards, Shelly! I adore that sweet, little elf. What a darling image for Christmas cards, my friend. :-D

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

WOW! You outdid yourself... 2 cards! Two amazingly creative cards!!! Very very nice!

And I loved hearing about the many things that get you in the Christ-filled Christmas spirit.

Leanne said...

Lovely cards Shelly! Love the one with foil.

MaryH said...

This is such a darling & really happy little elf image. Love the way you've used him on #1 card, but especially so, on the stripes of #2. I watched that same video, and want to try the technique with foils and ultra fine glitter. Kudos to you for checking it out so fast on this card. It really turned out splendidly! Good job! TFS & Happy wkend. Hugs

Karli said...

I love the little brad detail on his shoes! It's those little things that catch my eye *Ü* I saw that tute as well & definitely will be doing that to some Christmas card backgrounds as well. Both of your cards are wonderful!
Hugs~

~Paola~ said...

Beautiful card(s) Shelley! I particularly like
the layout of the first one, showcasing it to perfection!
Thanks for being such nice dueler!♥

Beth Norman said...

So adorable.

Crystal Komara said...

Ha! I LOVE elves and thsi one is adorable, Shelley! I love Christmas in July. Thanks for joining us at Try Stampin' on Tuesday this week! Crystal

Aimeslee W. said...

Lovely cards, Shelly. The foil technique looks awesome. xoxo

Anne Temple said...

These are both adorable. I love this little guy. He looks like he's so much fun to color.

Lori said...

Both of these cards are super cute! Love the sentiment on the first one! Thanks so much for joining us at TSOT!

*Vicki* said...

Oh wow th little elves are darling!! What a super cute design and great take on the sketch!! :) HUGS