Sunday, March 28, 2010


Happy Sunday everyone!! Hope all of you are having a wonderful weekend. We are having beautiful weather in Central Texas right now. It is supposed to be 80 today.

Our TIOT this past week was a little delayed, but what better way to start your week off than with some new ideas. Our challenge this week was to create an Easter or Spring gift. I decided to use Little Aud from the new Spring Collection by Victoria Case for SCACD.
For my card I wanted to try a side step card. The pictures are a little dark. The colors are a pretty lavender and teal. I colored Little Aud with my Copics and cut out an extra rabbit to put with the eggs. There are some new products on my card. I used the new Ultrafine Flower Soft on the bunnies tummies and in the center of the flowers. If you click on the picture you can enlarge it and see it better. On the Easter eggs I used the new Viva Decor Paper Pens to create my pearls. I used the Pink and Lilac. When you visit SCACD there is a video to show how these wonderful pens can be used. Whether you purchase one or not, the video is worth watching. Did you will notice the little shimmer on the roses and flowers, I sprayed them with the new Tsukineko psst Shimmer Spritz. This new Spritz is really really nice. You only have to spray once.

I am entering this project in the following challenges:

Corrosive Challenge - Easter
Paper Sundaes - Photo Challenge (I used the colors teal and purple)
Pile it on Challenge - Animal-Riffic (2 bunnies)
Creative Inspirations - Anything but a Card (Basket)
Incy Wincy Designs - Sewing
Everybody Art Challenge - Easter
Charisma Cardz Challenge - Spring has Sprung
Cute Card Thursday - Dimensions
Paperplay Challenge - Easter
Daring Cardmakers - How Egg-citing
Fussy and Fancy - Easter
Stampin for the Weekend - Easter

I have seen several different baskets lately on some of the blogs I visit and I thought this one where you have to weave the strips would be fun. It was actually much easier than I thought it would be. The tutorial can be found here. The ribbon was a great find in a little shop in a tourist town. The butterflies were already attached to it, with pearls and all. I used my MS punch to make the handle. The stamp is from my stash. The Pearls on the handle and the Easter Egg were made using Viva Decor Paper Pen - Pink. Then just a little Stickles was added on the egg.

This is a picture of the another side of the basket. I used my nestabilities for the flower and added a Petaloo flower in the center. The flower is sprayed with Tsukineko psst Shimmer Spritz - Sparkle.

Please visit the store blog and see the other marvelous creations by the DT. Can you believe Easter is so early this year?

Thank you for visiting my blog. I hope you enjoyed it and will come back again.



paperscissors said...

so much talent, your ink work is amazing, love the colour palette!! the rabbit peeking out from the shrubbery, the ruffled ribbon and the fluttering butterflies, i could go on but everything just comes together brilliantly!

angelique (anlou) said...

wow,, what a beautiful creations you have made, hugs angelique

Crystal said...

Dianne wow your projects are ADORABLE, love your basket and your card design...A lucky person will receive these at Easter!!! Just FABULOUS!

Chris said...

Just gorgeous!

Maria Therese said...

Wow your details are stunning Dianne! Beautiful card and basket. Wishing you a wonderful easter!

Kathy said...

Thanks for sharing with
The Daring Cardmakers this week

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Jenny said...

OMGosh!! This set is unbelieveably GORGEOUS!! I love the rich colours and the stitching. Your colouring is beautiful too. Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week!

Vee said...

What a fabulous Easter set. Thank you for joining Charisma this week.
xx Vee

Suzi said...

This is a beautiful gift set, love the design and all the little details. So glad you joined us this week at Creative Inspirations. Hugs Suzi x

Jennifer said...

This is such a sweet card! Thanks for piling it on with us. Hugs!

alicaz said...

oh wow! the card is super cute, but the basket is "to die for"! Amazing! Wow again!

Thanks for playing with Paper Sundaes!

Di said...

Beautiful card and basket love the image of the little girl!
Thanks for joining SFTW!
Hugs Di xxx

Lynda said...

Great basket and card. Thanks for joining in with Daring Cardmakers.

Lynda xxx

Audrey said...

What a beautiful set! I love evreything about it!
Thanks for joining us at Pile It On.

Cheryl said...

gorjus basket,thanks for joining us at incy this week hugs cheryl xx

Queenie said...

Wow what a great project love the Easter basket..beautiful colours!
Thank you for joining us over at Creative Inspirations and good luck.

Nikki said...

Just gorgeous

Thanks for Playing Incy Wincy this Week
Hugs Nikki and the rest of the DT

Danderella said...

Wow, this is just gorgeous! I love the ribbon the card. Thanks for playing at Paper Sundaes.

Rosanne said...

Very cute basket!Thanks for joining us at Pile It On.

JoanOttevanger said...

So beautiful love your card.Thanks for playing with us at Corrosive challenges

Heather "Hev" said...

Totally fabulous :)

Thank you for joining us at Incy Wincy Challenge this week!!

Happy Easter

Id love it if you would come and visit me at Vanilla Hevn - my blog

Shana said...

Oh my Dianne that is stunning! I love your colouring and your overall design. Thank you for joining us at Paper Sundaes - hope to see you again next week!

Tam said...

Hi Diane,
Great card. Love the detail.
Thanks for joining us at Incy Wincy Design.


Mandy said...

Gorgeous creations, so pretty.
Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations
hugs Mandy xx

Jenni said...

Fabulous work, I know our challenge is for anything but a card but I have to say how much I love the card anyway! Thanks so much for playing along at Creative Inspirations this time :)
Jenni x

Juanita said...

Your card and basket are beautiful, love all the butterflies and your coloring. Thanks for joining us at Fussy and Fancy.

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous Easter card and basket! Thank you for joining us at Fussy and Fancy Friday!