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Friday, 1 January 2010

Happy New Year and First Card of 2010

Happy New Year to everyone and I hope you had a wonderful start to the new decade, whether you were partying or spending time quietly at home. We've had the most frustrating start to the New Year, having planned to go to the racing at Cheltenham after collecting sons from various parties this morning. There were two inspections of the course, we had just about arrived when it was confirmed at 11.30am that the racing was on. The first race was run and it was clear that some trainers and jockeys were unhappy with the ground and there was a delay of nearly 3/4 of an hour while a deputation walked the course and finally agreed that racing continue. But over a third of the horses due to run were withdrawn, including most of the star horses we'd travelled to see. Whatever the decision, the racecourse staff would be unpopular, this seemed to be the worst of all worlds though... Oh well, such is life:).

Back to cardmaking, I finished this card last night, which began when I read Crafty Cardmaker's Challenge, which is called Favourites of 2009. No, I'm not listing my favourite cards, this is about new/favourite products or techniques and I've included several in my card. 2009 has been the year that I reverted to my childhood and enjoyed colouring in :). So my favourite new products have to be Copics, which I'm beginning to get to grips with. An also-ran for 2009 is Spellbinder dies; I'd just begun to use Nesties last year and they are high up on the favourite list. The technique that I've really enjoyed using is masking, following a demo I bought some Frisket mask and have really enjoyed combining images ever since, as I've done here with the two Whiff of Joy stamps.

I've used Nikki's sketch from A Spoonful of Sugar for my card, tweaking the circle into the large snowflake. The colourway is based on this week's Copic Colour Challenge, which uses YG03, BV02 and B93. I must be slipping, I only have Light Crockery Blue and had to substitute for the other two :). Lovely colourscheme though, which gave me the chance to use the spotty Fancy Pants DP which I bought and stroked but hadn't cut into. The green DP is a Magnolia paper that, again, I hadn't cut into. Small snowflakes are from a Woodware punch, large flakes a Spellbinders die, ribbon from stash.

13 comments:

  1. Gorgeous card Anne :-) I love these images and the papers and the snowflake is fab ! :-)

    Happy New Year :-)
    Luv
    Lols x x

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  2. Well, if this card is any indication of what is to come in 2010, we're sure in for a treat! This is darling!!

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  3. Found you via PTW-so glad I did!
    Your card is just lovely,
    Sarita xx

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  4. Your card is very cute! What company sells the stamp?
    HAPPY NEW YEAR! May you have a joyful and prosperous new year!

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  5. aww, Anne, this card is so pretty. The image is adorable and your coloring is great. Love your pretty papers too :)

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  6. What a great sketch and a fabulous card to go with it. Love your coloring and wonderful papers. Happy New Year

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  7. Such a wonderful card, Anee! Awesome color! Happy New Year and blessings to you and the family!

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  8. such a brill card, adore the colours thank you for joining us at crafty cardmakers xx

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  9. My oh My- you are so talented! I love your coloring- I am working on my Copic skills (which I do not have a ton of......). I will enjoy seeing your posts and seeing what you come up with next!

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  10. Awesome card:) Happy new year!
    hugs

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  11. Too dang adorable. I totally dig your style!

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  12. Great masking, well done on a lovely card

    Thankyou for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers

    Made By Mandy xxx

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