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Saturday, October 15, 2016

DDD September and October

 Well, it is that time of the month, and I missed the last 2 months.....  happy to say I found some stamping time and am able to join in on the Dueling Darlings challenge for this month, and included a card from last month as well.


 This month, our kit was from Paola, and it included some gorgeous Fall colors!  I really enjoyed putting this card together. I am going to use this for a 60th Birthday, and put, "That you made it to 60" on the inside!!!  I love the gorgeous ribbon we received and it is prettier IRL.
 I love the colors of the leaves on the ground, and am amazed on how Mother Nature works her magic with the Fall beauty!

 I made a card from the kit Tracey sent last month as well- love this kit as well!

 Tracey (and Barb) also had a fall theme w.colors and used owls as a theme, so I got to have some coloring fun. I cut out the image with a Memory Box stitched die and colored it in with Copics. The ribbon is from Paola's kit, and I flipped it over to the backside- beautiful ribbon! The leaves, brads and doily die are all recollections.

 We are to mention our favorite trick or treating event. I have many- we lived in a neighborhood with many large families.  We had one house where a local orthodontist would dress up and lay down in a coffin out on his front porch. When we went to his door, he would sit up (scare the pants off some of the kids) and give you your treat.  We always loved going there- it was scary, but fun too.

  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

18 comments:

Tracie said...

I love what you did with both cards. That owl is still one of my favorite fall stamps. Great take on the challenge.

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Shelly, both of your cards are beautiful! It is so good to see you creating/posting again!

Lisa said...

These are both so gorgeous!! I love the colors!! Beautiful cards my friend!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

MiamiKel said...

My goodness, Shell - we are both catching up, LOL! I'm glad to see both of these lovelies! A great job on the cards, with coloring and designing them and they both match - they look like twinsie Autumn cards!

You've been so busy (like me) and glad to see you are back in the saddle!

COngratulations to your family and the recent wonderful moments happening for you! ♥

Beth Norman said...

Nice Halloween story. Great cards. The love the autumn colours and you did such a nice job at it. Your colouring is well done.

Anne Temple said...

Both of these are gorgeous. Love the fall colors.

Margaret said...

Love your card. The pop of leaf color is so beautiful on the leaf behind it.

Donna said...

Shelly, this is beautiful. I love fall and your colors and design just made me smile. Have a wonderful week. Haven't had much time to create anything lately. Running to the hospital doesn't leave a lot of desk time. I retire at the end of the month so hopefully I'll get more time in November. Have a wonderful week!

Maxine D said...

Fabulous cards Shelly- I do love the fall colours you have - we do get some, but not as intense as those we see in photos from the States.
Blessings
Maxine

wannabcre8tive said...

Shelly, your cards are fabulous. I love the fall colors.

Lynn McAuley said...

Two fabulous fall designs, Shelly!! I am so anxious for the leaves to start changing colors around here!! Autumn is my favorite season!

Barb said...

Shelly--I love both of your cards! The colors are so rich in both of them. Great coloring too! I am glad you are a DDD!

Carol W said...

Shelly both your cards are wonderful. You have used the kits so well. Great job my friend......

*Vicki* said...

These are both really gorgeous creations Shelly!! :) I just love the rich and warm colors on both of them!! You've done such a beautiful job with the kit!!

P.S. I'm assuming you found the answer to the question about the twist gate fold card? Yes. It does fit inside an A2 envelope, you just may have to angle it around to make it fit right is all. :)

Katydid Cards said...

Ooh, these colors just call my name! Great cards!

~Paola~ said...

Beautiful cards Shelly,both so rich in colors!Well done 👍❤

Judy McMullen said...

Shelly, your cards are gorgeous and so beautifully representative of the fall season. Love those beautiful papers used on both cards. On the October duel card those beautifully colored leaves really enhance the papers along with that leaf brad and twine embellishments! Love how the beautifully colored owl image on the second card! Great job!!

:: BlueInks :: said...

You were busy!!!! These two cards have the greatest fall feel to them. The details are great on each one. You did a good job.