Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Goodbye 2013

Well I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas full of joy and fun and spending time with those you love! I was totally spoilt on the day being invited to spend Christmas with a good friend and her family and of course we spent much of the time talking about cards and stamps and new catalogues  - as you do!!
And here we are, its New Year's Eve already!! Doesn't time fly!! Time to look back briefly over the year that was and look forward to a new year of opportunities. (Including the new Occasions Catalogue!!)
In the meantime, here is a card made with current ( but NOT new!) items while we wait for the fun and fireworks to begin :-)
I was looking for a feminine and teenage-ish feel for this card and did CASE a card by Chrisine Gaydos and you can see her work here. I kept the basic layout and the use of both Six Sided Sampler and the Beautiful Wings Dies but I did change quite a bit too - added layers, bling, the colour scheme and changed the greeting and added the banner and how the butterfly die was used …

The card base is Whisper White and the Raspberry Ripple card layer is embossed with the Hexagons EF. The silver Glimmer card stock banner is added on top of a Doilly and the Hexagons are stamped with images from the Six Sided Sampler stamp set in both Raspberry Ripple and Coastal Cabana.

The greeting is also from this set and the stamp actually says "hello sweet friend" so I used a Post it Note over the bottom of the stamp to cover the two unwanted words and then cut these out with the Bitty Banner Framelits. The coastal cabana "Holey" Hexagon is easy to make - first punch a 3/4" circle then centre the hole in the Hexagon punch and Voila :-). Dimensionals help it to stand out too and allow the banner to be slipped through the punched hole.
The butterflies are all cut using the Beautiful Butterflies Die in Silver Glimmer and Raspberry Ripple card and blinged up with some Basic Rhinestones. 

Card Stock: Whisper White, Raspberry Ripple, Coastal Cabana
Specialty: Silver Glimmer and Doilly's
Ink: Raspberry Ripple, Coastal Cabana
Stamps: Six Sided Sampler
Accessories: Big Shot, Hexagon EF, Beautiful Wings Embosslits, Bitty Banner Framelits, 3/4' Circle Punch, Hexagon Punch, Basic Rhinestones, White Bakers Twine

Of course the year wouldn't be complete without the dogs having a last day's play so we popped in to see Monty at his house today and they had a little play and cuddle together.
(for those wondering, they do  stay "G" rated - if Monty tries anything more he is on the ground by his ears in about 3-5 seconds! ) 

Happy stamping until next year!



  1. Wonderful card! Love the design and glitter. Good way to start the new year.

    1. Thank you Kitty. Happy New Year to you too