Friday, 2 January 2015

Happy New Year! Let's start with a challenge....

Hello again and a Happy New Year to you all xxx

Wow, Christmas went fast!  Just love seeing the kids so happy and the family all together and as you can imagine with 8 children its a fun time indeed in the Gough household lol

I won't bore you all with pics from our family Christmas, instead I am going to share my make for the brand new Challenge starting today over at Crafting Muskateers Challenge Blog.  The theme for January's challenge is Valentine or Hats!  so lots of room for interpretation there xx

Here's my make:

I have to say this one gave me a little smile when I'd finished rather than my normal 'are you sure its all-right' face I usually pull at my family lol

Here's what I used to make it:
Image: Rory and Mickey Flowers For You by Lacy Sunshine
Colour and backing: coloured with my Graph'it markers (no colours sorry, holiday chaos and I lost the post it lol), coloured on 300gsm super smooth card from That Craft Place (its excellent with copic's too)
Backing papers: Craftwork Cards, Postcards from Paris from That Craft Place
Sentiment: also Craftwork cards but its from my stash...I have a pack of die cut sentiments I picked up from the NEC show ages ago
Embellies: Heart doily, burlap, bling ribbon, flowers and pearls all from my stash that I re-stock from That Craft Place
Crafty Expressions edging die (cut twice and off set for the top)
Cosmic shimmer embossing powder in silver and mint is around the image with a few blobs of cosmic shimmer pink pva (also from That Craft Place, are you sensing its a fav one stop shop of mine lol)

Here's how:
I've used a 5x5 inch card base (I know!  smaller than my usual lol) and cut the base paper to fit exactly.  The I cut a heart doily in half laying it on either side.  I always use cosmic shimmer acrylic glue for paper, its my new go to stock item and is totally awesome.  I hot glued the burlap and bling ribbon (that is actually on a reel and about 4 inches wide! but its so easy to cut down to make it thinner and perfect over burlap for a mix of textures).
Then I die cut the flourish edge twice so I could off set it to get a shadow effect at the top of the card...see I'm still going bigger than the base card lol.  And then I added a little twine bow and some flowers and a little bling.
The sentiment says 'Hey You', rather than anything mushy because that's more me!  One of our little jokes with my OH is that on all of our cards for Birthdays or Valentines we just use Him and my Valentines to my OH will read To Him, From Her!  So Hey You fitted :D

Here's the close ups:

And there it is :D  Thank you so much for popping by and I really hope you had a fabulous holiday period and wish you all a super splendid New Year xxx

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Happy Crafting :D

Sandie xxx

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  1. gorgeous card, the image and embellishing is stunning. Hugs Tina x

  2. Love the fab image,this is

  3. Gorgeous images and love the beautiful papers and embellishments.
    Linda xxx

  4. Fabulous coloring! Love Rory's satiney clothes!

  5. This is amazing. I adore the image. Fabulous card x

  6. A fabulous card Sandie. I love the die-cut across the top and all your 'That Craft Place' embellishments. Happy New Year to you x

  7. Love it, image so cute, love all the finishing touches, thanks for sharing at Glitter n Sparkle Chris DT x

  8. Oww fantastic card love the dimension xx

  9. Love this gorgeous card xx Jan

  10. very lovely card. I like all the details.
    Thanks for playing along in the 613 Avenue Create Challenge.

  11. Gorgeous and beautiful card Sandie thank you for joining us at Inspiration Destination on this week's challenge
    Dianne x DT

  12. Thank you for taking part in our JIC challenge, your card is so delightful and delicate,
    and is a joy to look at .. good luck hugs tracy

  13. what a beautiful card and it must have been a fab Christmas with your family....thank you for entering our challenge at Crafty Catz and hope to see you again

  14. Sandie this is a wonderful creation with great attention to detail. It is perfect for our 22nd ‘ANYTHING GOES’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    {Art by Miran Showcase DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  15. beautiful card.
    thanks for joining us at creative fingers challenge.

  16. Beautiful job. Thanks for joining in at Art By Mi Ran's Challenges.


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