Tuesday, October 27, 2009


Good Morning to Everyone !! I hope all of you had a wonderful weekend.

Our challenge this week for TIOT was Metal Musingl. It could be brads, eyelets, charms or anything metal. I love to use charms so it is a great challenge for me.

Doesn't this image make you want it to snow so you can go out and play or just take your dog for a walk? The first snow is always so refreshing and glistening.

This image is from the Victoria Case "Winter Wonderland Collection" for SCACD. It is called Winter. She is so happy she makes you want to smile !! The stamps in this collection are really awesome. Check them out, they are different than just your ordinary Christmas stamps.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Forever Friends
- Christmas
PaperPlay - Favorite Embellishment
Three Clovers Designs #36 - Sketch
Daring Cardmakers - 5 Favorite Things - Charm, ribbon, flowersoft, rhinestones, punches
BasicGrey Challenge Week #6 - Color combo - Green, Red, Blue
Creative Card Crew - Snowflakes
Simon Says Challenge - All That Sparkles
Daring Cardmakers - Get Punchy - I used my new snowflake punch

I stamped and heat embossed the image and colored her with Copics. I used the Polar White Flower soft around her jacket and the ground. I added a little Doodlebug White glitter to FS before I applied it. It makes it glisten so nicely. I used an EK success snowflake punch on the background layer and put little rhinestones in the middle of each snowflake. Now, here is a cool thing. The snowflake charm was actually pewter and I painted it with Gold Shimmerz paint and applied a little stickles to it and added the rhinestone. To get the perfect bow, I used "Bow Easy" which you can get at Susana's store.

The snowflakes on the background paper is embossed and has glitter. The camera only picked up a little. Other than that, the inside is pretty simple. I stamped a few snowflakes and sponged a little and that's it.

Be sure to check out all the other DT samples. You can check them out here.

I appreciate you stopping by. Just a reminder, I will be posting blog candy on the 1st for a drawing on the 10th.


slinkycat said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Whoever receives this card will be happy! Well done :) Leanne x

Lynda said...

Wow - a beautiful card. Thanks for joining in again with DCM.

Lynda xxx

Edith said...

Gorgeous card Dianne! Love the details. Great job!

Gwen said...

Beautiful Card! Love the sparkle...


Kathy said...

Absolutely lovely! Thanks for Playing With Us this week

Beautiful Greetings said...

Dianne she is gorgeous! I love this card and the snowflake charm adds so much! Great job!

Anki said...

Wonderful and great choice of image this time *lol*

Sam said...

Gorgeous card, cute image, yep I can just feel the snow calling me. She looks so snug wrapped up in her lovely coat.
Thanks for playing along at CCC this week.
Sam x

Carolyn Bounds said...

Gorgeous!!! I love the beautiful colors and all the lovely, turquoise gems!!! What a headturner!!!


Ila said...

So Beautiful!!..the image and details are Totally Fabulous!!..Hugs, Ila

True :) said...

Jaw dropper of a card my friend! Love the way you colored the image and your use of "snow".
True :)

SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Adorable card! How darling is the coat on your image?! You did a great job with sparkly flock! And wow...the papers are awesome too!

Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!


Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is so sweet Dianne!! Love your coloring, the texure and dimension you added with the flowersoft and glitter. Gorgeous design and cute image!!

Julie M said...

Perfect card, Dianne. It does make me want to see snow (but that only happens maybe once a year here - I'll be waiting!!!).

Thanks for joining us again on PaperPlay this week.


Kathy said...

Lovely card. I like the punch you've used - I've got one of the other EK Success snowflakes and use it a lot.
Thanks for sharing with The Daring Cardmakers

Janice said...

That is a gorgeous card, thanks for joining us at Daring Card Makers.

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Absolutely stelllar card, Dianne. I saw it earlier this week on the Shout Out list but just never got over here to congratulate you! So congratulations!!! Amazing job with the Flower Soft. I still haven't mastered that! And that snowflake charm is to die for. So happy to see you playing along with the CCC this week. Hope to see you over there again next week too!

Suzanne J Dean said...

Simply divine--just lovely! Love the hanging metal charm and dimension on this--fabulous!


Tracey said...

Stunning card, love the charm & the flower soft snow :)