Monday, October 15, 2012

Dueling Darlings Challenge, Leader Appreciation!

Hello all!

It's Dueling time again. This month I'm the hostess for both the Dazzlers and the Divas! Wow! How about that? :) I decided to do something a little different for our Darlings. I knew that trying to get a kit together for each member would be a huge task, you know, getting all the same embellishments and papers and so on. Not to mention the postage. Yikes!
So, I gave each team a challenge. 
**The Divas challenge was to create a card with an animal somewhere on it and buttons.
**The Dazzlers challenge was to create a card with a tree somewhere on it and patterned paper.

Our team leaders Kelly and Jeanette...(hi girls ;)....had no idea I had another little something up my sleeve. hahahaha
You see, we love these two ladies. They keep up "in line" and are great with keeping up with schedules and deadlines. So, I wanted to make this month's challenge in honor of them as a "thank you".
Kelly loves animals and as you can see on her blog, on many of her gorgeous creations, loves buttons as an embellishment.
Jeanette is "the Forest Ranger" on SCS and loves Nature and displaying all her Christmas trees (you should see the pictures!!!) during the Holiday season and if you've seen any of the many fun creations on her blog, you know that she loves using patterned paper.

Well, I'm a Dazzler so I created with Jeanette in mind...

I used papers from the My Mind's Eye Lime Twist line.
The large flower image is from SU and the sentiment and butterfly are MFT.

Jeanette, I hope you like it! This card will be flying out to you soon girl! ;)
Thanks for all you do!

I can't wait to see what all the Darlings made in tribute to our leaders.
Their blogs can be found in my left sidebar.

Until next time...



Barb said...

Cute Card Melina--fits Jeanette as that paper is perfect!

Thanks for organizing our duel this month and I am sure our leaders will love the surprise!

April said...

Love these colors! Wonderful tribute to our great leader!

:: BlueInks :: said...

Well, look at your cute card! I like the colors and how you stamped the image. Oh, and the little upturned corners on the stripes are perfect!

Darlene said...

Scrumptious colors, and the image is so pretty! The DP is Jeanette, all-the-way, you nailed it!
Thanks for the creative thinking on this month's duel, Melina! It really gives us a chance to praise our fearless leaders!

Judy McMullen said...

Melina, your card is so beautiful and just perfect for our Jeanette! Love the paper, the image and the sentiment. Thanks for coming up with this wonderful theme to honor your dueling leaders!

MiamiKel said...

Well be still my heart - you sneaky sweet girl you!! What a surprise - wonderfully so!! I'm so blessed and shocked and just squealing with delight to see the THEME this month! How fun!!!!!

THank you for thinking of us and sharing the loving heart you have for others :)

Your card is FABBY!!! I love this paper stack! And I would have never thought to use it - so much of why I love this group, the ideas and thinking outside the box :)

Blessings to you, dear friend!

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

Oh my goodness, Melina! Yours is the first DDD blog I've checked out and you've brought me to tears (literally)! Wow! What a sweetheart you are!!! I had absolutely no idea until just now what you had up your sleeve!

Thank you so much for your kind words and for how you've blessed both Kelly and myself this way. You are such a joy!

I love your card... so pretty. Very creative to uplift the corners of those strips across the card!


Carolina Little said...

This card is so nice Melina. I love that DP and all the colour combo!!!

Terry said...

Great card Melina! Love the background paper!

Thanks also for a great challenge this month ☺

~Paola~ said...

oh myyy!hOW did I miss this post??!! :/
Melina this card is uber cuteeeeee...loveee that perfect d/p with all those gorgeous trees...soo totally perfect for our leader:o) Thank you for a wonderful challenge...and yes, looks like both gals were surprised BIG time...hurrahhh! ♥

Jackie said...

Very pretty Melina! I like the colors you used....TFS!!!

djones said...

Beautiful card. Love that tree DP and the color combo you used. Great themes for both leaders! Your challenges were great!

Heather B said...

Wow. Love that flower image and the DSP. And the turned up corners? Brilliant!!