Sunday, January 1, 2017

Hugs and Kisses

Today is the first challenge for 2017
for Dies R Us.
Things had a little change there,
now all the designers will be creating 2 cards per month
verses the one card which we normally did.
I LOVE that, it gives me opportunity to use all my dies..lol!

To start the year off the challenge is
'Anything Goes'
as long as you use a die .
Can't get any simpler then that!


I had so many ideas in mind
but I guess I was in the 'stitching' mood
as that was the creative thought of my card!

I started with a SU crumb cake card base.
(sorry this particular one is out of stock)
from another SU paper (not sure of the color as it came in an in-color pack).

Next came the Neat & Tangled Hoop.
What fun this die is and I LOVE the size
I cut the hoop itself from a piece of packaging from Prima.
The little silver piece at the top was cut from a silver metallic.
The inside piece from ivory card stock.


and on top that I stamped from SU Hoop La La a tiny cross stitched heart
(told you there was a lot of stitching..lol)

I added one of the newly released word dies from
then made a flower from

Lots of fun dies here!!
So pop on over and see all the wonderful creations from the ENTIRE
Design Team, and join in with us for your chance to win
a gift certificate to the store!

Entering the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday .... ATG
Cupcake Inspirations 

15 comments:

bumblebee creations said...

This is lovely, Diane! I hope you have a wonderful year in 2017!

Ros Crawford said...

That's so pretty Diane! What an unusual lattice BG ... so lovely! Happy New Year!

Darlene said...

Love that background panel Diane ... what fun that they all have stitching. Wonderful creation!

Sherri said...

I adore this card! lOVE that background die and have added it to my wishlist! Fantastic design on this card !

Donna Phelan said...

What an awesome and unique Valentine's card, I LOVE IT!!! Great colors, super design and fabulous dies! Happy New Year!

Maria said...

Beautiful card with homespun feel...so pretty!! Happy New Year!!!

Kathy Krug said...

What a great card Diane. Love the XO on the heart and the blue heart on the poinsettia is awesome.

Lisa said...

This is so gorgeous!! I love the background die you used!! The design is fabulous!! Beautiful card my friend!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Leslie Miller said...

Wow, Diane! This reaches the top of the charts among all my favorite cards of yours! So cute with all the stitched dies and the stamped stitching in the heart. Dang, I'm starting to feel more and more like playing in my room after an extended dormant period. Maybe I just needed to catch up on blogs and get some inspiration. It helps!

Teresa Kline said...

hello diane! sweet card, the design is so cute...luv the darlin flower with the heart center! I am so glad you played along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

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laurie said...

The stitching is so cute! Love the yellow and red...the bit of blue just pops!

CupcakeInspirations said...

Oh I love this! The cross stitching makes me want to pull out my supplies and join in the fun! So glad you shared with us at Cupcake Inspirations. Hope you will join us again this Sunday for our first 2017 challenge!
Debbie, DT Sweetie

Jo - Jo's Scrap Shack said...

Diane this is just lovely!!! I love that background!!!
Hugs,
J0-DT Sis

Migdalia said...

I love the pretty color palette and fun dies used!!Beautiful!
Have a wonderful day,
Migdalia
Crafting with Creative M

Sara Barker said...

How fun is this! I love all the "stitching" and the simple yet effective design! I wanted to thank you for your kind words on my blog on my snowflake glisten cards! I appreciate the heads up about Sparkle and Sprinkle, but I had already met the limit for entries allowed with those I linked up to. I will try to get together something to link up to that challenge! Love my embossing powders! Hugs!