Tuesday, January 5, 2010

WELCOME Belle and Macy - TIOT 49

HAPPY NEW YEAR and WELCOME BACK !! I want to thank all of you for your support and inspiration this past year. I wish you a wonderful and prosperous 2010.

I absolutely love this image. It is Jami from the Hearts and Hugs Series #2 by Victoria Case for SCACD.

Our challenge for the first week of 2010 is to make a welcome card or project. Well, I am making a card to welcome the latest new members of my daughters family - Belle and Macy. They are a mixture of Shepherd and Husky and are almost 4 months old. They are so cute !!! I just visited my daughter last week in Alabama and the little furbabies slept with me every night. They are house trained and well behaved. Only problem was, like little babies, they woke up every morning around 5:00am and wanted to play. Fortunately, my daughter has dog doors and they could go outside and play.

Now to the card. The image is colored with Copics with a little Stickles added on her shirt, pants and on the puppy collar. I sponged the eggshell background cardstock with a chocolate ink to add a little depth. NOTICE the Glitter Button. Susana has these in the store. I can't believe how versatile these buttons are. This button was a light pink and I colored it with my Copic and it didn't change the glitter effect at all. The dog collar charm was pewter and I colored it with my Copic and added Stickles and a rhinestone. Even little furbabies need a little glitz.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

One Stop Craft Challenge - Use something beginning with a B - (button)
Our Creative Corner - Clean and Simple
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge - New Beginnings - (new puppies)
Stamp Something - New Somethings - (new puppies)
Creative Card Crew - Distressing (pics don't show it to well, but all the eggshell is distressed)
Papertake Weekly Challenge - New Beginnings - (new puppies)
ABC Challenge - L is for layering
Charisma Cardz - Color Combo - Pink, Brown, Cream, Coffee
Cute Card Thursday - All New (new puppies)
Paperplay Challenge - Precious Metals (Charm)
Corrosive Challenge - Use 2 of your favorite embellishments (glitter button and charm)
Belli Challenge - Use Rhinestones or Glitter (used both)
Created By Hand - Anything Goes
Fussy and Fancy Challenge - New (new puppies)

Meet Macy and Belle. Aren't they sweet? There is a little hole in the back yard and they love to lay in it.

DON"T FORGET to check out the other DT blogs. I am always amazed at the talent and inspiration they provide.

Susana has stocked some new products in the store. The new Lockhart stamps are really, really cute. Some are for Valentines which will be here before you know it.

Thank you for stopping by and viewing my card. If you have time, please let me know what you think.



Chris said...

Your card is just as sweet as the real puppies!

Jill said...

beautiful card Dianne I love the image so cute, and the embellishment is adorable thanks for joining us at PTW hugS Jill xx

Sharon said...

Fab card Dianne. That bling dog coller is such a gorgeous embellishment and I do like that sweet image. Thanks for joining us at the One Stop Craft Challenge.
Sharon xx

Helen said...

Lovely card!
Thanks for joining us at the SCSC!
Helen x

Danni said...

Fun card! So sweet and I just adore the puppies!

Suzanne J Dean said...

She's a super cutie Dianne! Love the sparkles, bright & happy colors and that lil collar charm is so fun! Wonderful job & glad to hear you are on the mend!


Crystal said...

Great card Dianne, love your stitching!!! Darling creation!

Anki said...

Cute card and those cute dogs....wow - I want one now :-) Have a wonderful week and weekend! Kramis - Anki

Renata van Miltenburg said...

Ahhh...what a cute puppies! Also like your card, nice papers and the charm is fab!

Warmest greetings,


Jennifer {jennifer-g} said...

Love it Dianne, perfect image of course and the puppies are the cutest!! Beautiful work!

Susan said...

What a sweet card! I love your coloring and the papers are beautiful. And that charm is the perfect touch! Just simply love it!

Big hugs to you,


Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Hi Dianne,

Great to hear you had such a fun Christmas with your family and fur babies - they are completely adorable and make me want to run out and buy a puppy!! So great to see you playing in both the OCC and CCC challenges this week. Your card is fabulous! That image is completely adorable and terrific coloring and that dog color is absolutely the perfect finishing touch! Wishing you all things wonderful in 2010!


Nikki said...

A really lovely card, great colours. Thanks for joining us this week at OSCC
Nikki xx

Wendy said...

Super cute card Di!!

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous card, sweet image and colours.

Kelly said...

love the dog collar charm!! great card and perfectly matches the color challenge over at Charisma Cardz this week. thanks for playing- kelly

Julie M said...

Lovely card, Dianne - and those puppies - awwwwww - I am not really a dog lover but those two just put a big soppy smile on my face!!!!

Thanks for joining us on PaperPlay this week.

Julie :o)

Yogi said...

Very nice. Thanks for playing along on Created By Hand

Gwen said...

So very cute! The image and your pups! Good luck with all of the challenges.


Holly said...

Awwwwwwwwww adorable puppies!!!!!!!! Can I take them home with me?? :-) I love your sweet card - awesome coloring! That blingy dog collar is perfect!! Thanks so much for playing in our Belli Challenge!

Christine said...

Love this sweet card gorgeous puppies..thanks for joining us at Fussy and Fancy challenge this wk.

Hugs Christine xx

Angelwood said...

Oh this is just darling! I love this image and she's beautifully colored! How adorable are your puppies - so sweet! hugs, Angela

Stampin Mindy said...

This is so cute, love that image. Thanks for joining us at Fussy and Fancy!

Juanita said...

Oh my that image is ADORABLE and you colored it beautifully.

Fussy and Fancy Girl Juanita

Aud said...

Wonderful card and beautiful dogs!♥♥♥


Allison said...

cute card and what adorable puppies
Thanks for playing along at Charisma this week

Deirdre said...

Oh wow.. super cute puppies... and amazing card. Love it.

Thanks so much for playing along with Paperplay this week.

{Jane} said...


Thanks for joining us on ABC :)

Hugs Jane x

Sally said...

Great card and stunning puppies. They are so adorable. Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz.

Fern said...

OMG that a sweet card. Love the image and you've colored it so beautifully. And Belle and Macy are just the cutest, love the photos!! Thanks for playing along with us in the Belli Challenge.. :o)

Sam said...

Great card, cute image. thanks for playing along at CCC. Sam x

Ceal said...

Adorable card! Thanks for playing in the belli challenge

jdmommy said...

What a darling card! Great coloring, and glittering! Thanks for playing in the Belli!

LilyPuss Cards said...

Lovely card..thank you for joining us at ABC..


Chrissy D said...

Ohhh Sooooo sweet. Love the added collar charm and the bling on her shirt. Such cute puppy photos! Thanks for joining us in the Belli Challenge!

Anonymous said...

I love those precious puppies--and your card is fabulous too! Thank you for joining our first challenge at Fussy and Fancy Friday!

Jenny Gropp said...

Great vibrant and fun image on your card.... BUT those puppies -- OMG.... so cute.