Monday, 28 December 2009

New Year Resolutions

At last, back into my craft room :). It's been fun having visitors but it's also nice to be just the four of us. Today is my free day, the last visitor left yesterday, tomorrow I have to go back to work. I'm hoping to get a few cards done, we'll see how the day goes... Here's a bright, cheery card that's based round a New Year's Resolutions Challenge, which takes in a few other challenges at the same time.

Corrosive Challenges is asking for a creation that has a connection with New Year's Resolutions. My only formal resolution will be to continue with last year's resolution, which is to pick up a piece of rubbish from the street each day and put it in the bin. It does make a difference, please think about doing this :). But that doesn't make a very pretty card, so I came up with this: 1.Being thankful for what I have, 2.Flowers because I want to get the garden really looking good this year; the hard landscaping is mostly done but I need to weed and to plant; 3.Enjoying and using the vast amount of crafting stash that I have.

Papertake Weekly's Challenge is a great one for this time of year - Thank You cards.

I've used the sketch from Sketch & Stash, for which I need to tell you what new, never used or neglected stash I've used. The stamp is a lovely new one I got for Christmas (Hero Arts), the MS punch is also new Christmas stash. The papers are old stash and the Big Shot die used to make the flowers is neglected stash. The picot lace is very old stash from my sewing days...

I added the lace in, just the right shade for the card, which means the card is eligible for the Quixotic Challenge, to use lace.

Dutch Dare's Challenge is to "make it happen" - using home made embellishments. I've made the flowers for my card with a die and a small punch.

Hero Arts stamp was stamped in Kaleidoscope blue inks onto glossy card. Sentiment is Elusive Images. Papers are K&K.


  1. Beautiful card! Love the colors and the white flowers really pop against your background!! TFS!

  2. bright and happy for a cold winter's day... I hope you win all the things you enter!! Love the flower stamp.

  3. What a fun sketch! Beautiful colors!

  4. Fantastic thank you card and such a stunning combination of colours, the flower image is beautiful! Thank you for joining us at PTW this week :) Donna x

  5. Delightful cheery card- and I love your resolution- making the world a better place-every little thing counts!!!

  6. Very pretty card, so bright and happy!

  7. Very pretty so bright and cheery.

  8. Oh I just LOVE this Anne :-) The image is gorgeous and the papers and colours you used are just fab ! Stunning card ! :-)

    Thanks for joining the PTW and Sketch and Stash Challenges :-)
    Lols x x

  9. (From another Glitterbee.....bzzz!)

    I love your card. The colors are bright and cheery. Your New Year's Resolution confirms my belief that there are still great people in this world!

  10. Beautiful card and what a fun sketch. Thanks for joining us on Corrosive Challenge this week.

  11. Stunnning card Anne, and such gorgeous colours.
    Thank you for joining in the Sketch and Stash this time.
    Cathy xx

  12. OMG! This card is stunning!
    Wonder how you did that flower image.
    Great thanks for joining us at DDCC.
    Hope to see you back with tomorrows new challenge.
    xx Monica

  13. What a gorgeous, vibrant card and perfect for cheering us up at this gloomy time of year.
    Thanks for joining in with Sketch & Stash.

  14. Beautiful card! Thanks for playing along at Corrosive Challenge this week.

  15. Beautiful, Anne!

    Thank you for joining in with us at Quixotic Challenges!

  16. you are amazing. pick up bits of rubbish on your craft floor and fuse them on cardstock with embossing powder. it can also include fibers, buttons whatever is on the floor. I think you would be pleased with the results and it's fun to see what happens. I love Rubber Romance myself. I have many stamps. Just not enough time in the day to play with all the stamps. ARGH! So I haven't talked about this card yet. Jaw dropping gorgeous. Bright and pretty. I love it!


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