Tuesday, February 23, 2010


This little sweet girl "Winter Susan" from the new Elisabeth Bell Sampler Edition #3 for SCACD.

This card turned out much better than what I thought it was going to. Our challenge this week was Topsy Turvy - use a stamp for a different occasion than what it was intended. The layout is the sketch from Friday Sketchers Challenge this week. The image is colored with Copics and the gift and patch on her pants are enhanced with Spica pens. Now to the good part. I have never used Magic Mesh before - it is good stuff. It has been around for awhile, but now it comes in different textures. I used it as a background, punched it out on blue cardstock for my flowers, and stamped and embossed the sentiment on it. How cool is that? The DP is from Nana's Kitchen pack and the cardstock is CTMH. I tore the blue cardstock and then inked the edges a little. Finished it off with Robin's Nest dew drops and a button.

I found a few challenges to enter:

Saturday Spotlight - Do the Mess Around
Crafty Creations - Stitching
Paper Sundaes - Distress - tear paper
Friday Sketchers
Incy Wincy Designs - Touchy Feely - add texture
Practical Scrappers - Stamps
Stamp with Fun - Stitch
Fussy and Fancy - Dazzle Us
One Stitch at a Time - Stitching
Cute Daisy May - Flowers
SophistiCats - Embossing
A Spoonful of Sugar - Distress Ink (used around the torn edges of cs)
Creative Inspirations - Thank You Card

I followed the same scheme and texture on the inside. The Magic Mesh comes in alot of colors even Pink.

Now, go check out the other DT samples here and let them know what you think. They have some really really fabulous and creative projects.

Susana has gotten in some really COOL stuff in the store. Don't miss out on any of the latest and newest items. There is the new Magic Mesh and BEAUTIFUL Robin's Nest flat back diamonds and mini drops. No Wait on the Spellbinders 2010 - they are now in stock.

Thank you for taking the time to stop by and visit my blog. I appreciate it!




Crystal said...

Dianne this is sooooo wonderful I LOVE those colors and this image is darling!!! What a fabulous easel!!!!

Chris said...

Great use of magic mesh on a great card!

Avril Ann said...

Dianne this is an utterly gorgeous Image, I love your colours and embellishments, thank you so much for joining us at CDM and Sophisticats this week. Hugs Avril xxx

Crafteezee said...

Dianne, I am loving your card and your idea of cutting out the mesh is fab. Thanks for joining us at Sophisticats and hope to see you next week. Hugs Tracy x

stitchy said...

Dianne, what an absolutely adorable card, thank you so much for sharing it with us at our first challenge at OSAAT...your coloring is simply gorgeous..love that mesh too..good luck !!!
stitchy xx

Saskia said...

So beautiful and elegant! Thanks for taking part at Crafty Creations Challenge!

Saskia :)

Beautiful Greetings said...

This is just adorable! I love these images and I am dazzled by your coloring. I just love how you used the mesh on the flowers. What a great idea!

Helen Dooley said...

what a cool card. thanks so much for sharing with us at OSAAT, hope you come again.

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous easel card!! Love the stitching, thanks for playing the Crafty Creations challenge!

HazelQ said...

Lovely card Dianne, this image is adorable :) Nice colouring!

Katie said...

Gorgeous card! Love the color scheme.
Thanks for playing at CDM!

Tanya Rudd said...

She is simply adorable Dianne! I really love how you colored her in, and added a touch of sparkle. Thank you for stamping with Practical Scrappers this week.

alicaz said...

great card - the image is super cute, your coloring perfect and I love the distressing you did!
Thanks for playing with us at Paper Sundaes!

Anonymous said...

Oh wow!! This is just GORGEOUS!! Love both the inside and outside details of this!! ;) Fabulous coloring!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Saturday Spotlight!! We sure enjoy having your creations entered!! HUGS

Cheryl Walker said...

Beautiful card hun!!!! I love all the details and how you did the inside as well!!!

Hope you have a nice week!

Jessie said...

I LOVE the fun colours and layout! Fab card :)

Tina46 Kreativblog said...

wonderful card !!!thanks for joining in our challenge.
hugs tina46

Liz's creative corner said...

This is fabulous love the image, layout and magic mesh flowers, great colouring to, thanks for joining us at OSAAT, hope to see you next time to, hugs Liz xx

Sarah said...

This is a beautiful card image and layout are fabulous. thanks for joining us over at OSAAT
Sarah x

Jane, at Thepaperaffair said...

Dianne, Thank you for stopping in to 'see me', it was nice to hear from you again. I see you have not lost your touch, your cards are STILL fabulous, I hope all is well. Hugs, Jane

gina g said...

Oh this is gorgeous i love the sweet image and fab colours. Thanks for joining the Sophisti-cats Challenge this week. luv gina xx

Susan's crafty chaos said...

Fab card! Thanks so much for joing in with our first challenge over at OSAAT, and good luck! :D

Hope Jacare said...

Thanks for playing along in our stitching challenge at Crafty Creations. Great Project! Cheers Claire x

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Beautiful card inside and out Dianne! Love that sweet image too, beautiful coloring. :)

Liz said...

Beautiful work lovely project thanks for joining OSAAT Dont forget to check winners and next challenge on Sunday Hope you join the fun again

Liz x

Moshie said...

Precious!!!! I love how you made this card!!! Love the colors and all the different textures and everything! Just beautiful! Thank you for joining us at Sophisti-cat this week! Hugs, Diana

sam said...

Great card hun and I love those papers, great image too. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT for our first challenge. Please pop back on Sunday to check out our new challenge and see if you won.
Sam x

Cheryl said...

this is just stunning love the image great colours too thanks for joining us at incy this week hugs cheryl xxxxx and also OSAAT xxxxx

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is beautiful Dianne!! What a stunning design!! Love the image, your coloring and the papers you used!! Gorgeous take on the SAt. Spotlight Challenge.

Krista said...

Amazing card! Love all the details. Thanks for sharing your wonderful creation with us at Fussy and Fancy.

Carolyn said...

This is so pretty! I love that magic mesh stuff. I have never seen that before. A very creative card. Always a delight to see your work. Have to sign up for your blog candy. Stay in touch.


Crystal said...

What a great card, I love the decorated inside as well! Thanks for playing along with us at Paper Sundaes :)

Aud said...

Fabulous card, Dianne! Wonderful inside and out!
Love that image and all your great embellies!♥

Thanks for joining us at Friday Sketchers this week!


Marcea said...

Such a gorgeous card inside and out - wonderfulkly sweet image coloured beautifully - love the sparkle

Carolyn Bounds said...

This card is absolutely STUNNING!!! I love every exquisite detail!!!


Tam said...

Awesome card. Love the detail and the work that went into it.
Thanks for joining us at Incy Wincy Designs.

Pam and Presley said...

Very cute card. You are very talented. Thank you for sharing I am so glad I found your site.

God Bless
Pam barker

Softpencil said...

Sooo beautiful card! I love every detail you used! ;)

Spyder said...

A really cute card, lovely detail. Thank you for joining OSAAT's First Challenge! Hope to see you Sunday for the next challenge too!

Lena Katrine said...

Great card! Beautiful colours and cool papers! A sweet and lovely coloured image too :)
Thanks for visiting my blog and becomng a follower :)
Have a great day! Hugs, Lena :)

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow this is so fabulous!
I love your beautifully coloured image and your design and detail are gorgeous!
kim x

Lil Sis said...

Thanks for joining us at CDM with such a fabulous card - hope to see you next week

Beccy x

cats whiskers said...

I just love this card so cute and fantastic colours and image dear, I have so missed visiting you glad to be back
Hugs Jacqui x

Caterina said...

Congratulations your cards are very nice and coloured! thank you for the inspiratios!