Tuesday, January 12, 2010


Good Morning! Sorry , I haven't posted much lately. I have had the flu and cannot seem to get over it.

I wanted to use this image before Christmas, but never found the time. It is "LATTE" from the Elisabeth Bell Sampler Edition #2 for SCACD. Doesn't she look like she is really enjoying herself?

The challenge this week for TIOT is to use Aqua, Coral (peach tones) and cream or white. This DP is one of my favorites. It is CTMH. Latte is colored with Copics with some Shimmerz on her blouse for accent. To add a little more dimension, I glossed the coffee cup and saucer. The roses are accented with Smooch Spritz - Vanilla Shimmer. This is my first time to use this product - I love it. It really gives a nice shimmer. The picture doesn't do it justice, but if you click on the pic it will enlarge and maybe you can see it better. To finish off the card, I used a half flatback pearl for the purse and added some ribbon and bow.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Sketch Saturday
Cupcake Craft Challenge - Going Girly
ABC Challenge - L (layering) - definitely lots of layers
Cute Card Thursday - Something new (new stamp)
Practical Scrappers - Glitter/Bling (shimmerz, smooch sprintz)
Belli Challenge - Sparkles (Pearl, shimmerz, smooch spritz)
Creative Inspirations - Wed. - New Year, New Product (new stamp)
Just Us Girls #15 - Technique/Stitching
Hand Full of Stamps #11 - Say it With Flowers

The inside is pretty simple. I used my MS punches for the front and inside of the card. Yes, that really is a Starbucks gift card.

Thank you for stopping by and viewing my card. If you have time, please leave me a comment. I really enjoy reading what you think.

Be sure and check out the other DT samples here. They are super fabulous.

Also, there is a special surprise later this week. Susana is going to have a new stamp release - -"Aurora" collectionby Victoria Case. These stamps are happy and fun !! The release will be on the 15th, but there is going to be super yummy blog candy starting on the 12th here. Don't forget !!! The winner will be announced on the 14th.

You can win:
* A signed and colored art piece by Victoria Case featuring a new stamp image
* A Set of the New "Aurora" Stamps
* A Ranger Heat It Embossing Gun


Chris said...

Wonderful card, I love the roses!

Crystal said...

WOW WOW WOW I LOVE these colors your card is AWESOME!!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!

Shelly said...

What a fabulous card! I just love the image you've chosen and the colours look super! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake!
Hugs Shelly ;)

{Jane} said...


thanks for joining us on ABC :)

Hugs Jane x

Gwen said...

This is gorgeous! I love the retro looking stamp. Glad to hear you are feeling better.


The Crafty Den said...

What a gorgeous card. Such a pretty image and the papers are definitely girly! Thanks for joining us at cupcake craft challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

Danni said...

Gorgeous card, Dianne! Love all the extra details--like her purse, way cute!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

I am so sorry you have been feeling under the weather. Feel better soon! Love your card!! The image is colored beautifully and I just love all the details and that fab dp!! Gorgeous design!!

Anki said...

Supercute! Kramis Anki

Jamie Lane said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at PS!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Simple by NO means Dianne! This card is spectacular! Love all the detail right down to the pearl accent on the purse! Every single stitch looks amazing! Thank you so very much for playing along with Just Us Girls technique/stitching challenge. Hope to see you this coming Saturday for a fun color challenge!

Kim said...

LOVE IT! This image is so very incredible and your coloring is fab. Love how you worked the CTMH papers. YUM! Thanks for joining us at Practical Scrappers! I hope to see more, weekly...love your style! :)
Kim xXx

Barb said...

Dianne, I love this card, inside and out! The image is adorable and colored beautifully!


Susan said...

What a gorgeous project! I adore your coloring and this layout is fabulous! I love the inside! Ok, so I'm going to case it!

Big hugs to you,


Stampin' Pam said...

yummy yummy - love the color combo - the stitching - the details and the inside too! GREAT project. Thanks so much for playing along with Just Us Girls - it's great to have you with us as we kick off the new year. Hope you enjoyed this week’s stitching challenge and will come back for more on Saturday :-)

Chrissy D said...

What a LOVELY card! I just love this image and that paper...(I have some and need to use it!) Thanks so much for joining us in the Belli Challenge!

Carolyn Bounds said...

STUNNING!!! You always know how to choose the perfect everything!!! I really need to take some sewing lessons from you...heading to NC anytime soon? Another fabulous creation, Dianne!!! A total jaw dropper!!!


Sherri said...

Wow...that's terrific. Love the colors....love the background with the punched border...and great image!!

Michele said...

Gorgeous card. love the papers you've used and the details also. Hugs Michele x

angiejean said...

Lovely! Glad to see it on Practical Scrappers!

Ruby said...

Very pretty card! I love the colours and the inside of the card looks great too! :o)

stephanne said...

Owww, this is beautiful, from the new stamp to the wonderful papers and punches!!! Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations!!

Trish Hughes said...

OMG, what a beautiful card!!! Thanks so much for playing along with HFOS.