Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Happy New Year's Eve!

Today in Melbourne has been a beautiful warm but not too hot day - perfect really for the end of the year! The day started with some early morning baking - ok after a quick trip to the supermarket when we realised we were out of brown sugar!! And then we had a lovely morning tea/ lunch with some good friends while our dogs enjoyed a social time as well. Dear Sally is still not allowed to play with her best friend Monty as she is still recovering from surgery a month ago to remove a tumour from a leg but she is otherwise well and happy and she spent the morning teasing him and tempting him to start some vigorous play as I think she knows it's not on and brings them both immediate attention from respective "parents"…just like human kids :-) And as is was also Monty's teenage "brother's"  birthday today it was the perfect inspiration behind this week's card for The Paper Craft Crew :-)

A great sketch this week especially for a teenager! The Team have created some great and varied cards for the sketch so I hope you have a moment to check them out. Here is the sketch:

And here is the Teen boy card :-)

Ok so the flower probably isn't so appropriate here but it IS red :-)

But I am pleased to say the Birthday boy did like his card and was quite keen to see how it all was put together too - an engineer at heart possibly :-)

Card stock: Real Red, Whisper White, Basic Black, Gold Foil
Inks: Real Red, Encore Gold, Momento Tuxedo Black, Versamark
Stamps: Really Good Greetings, Amazing Birthday, # Hello, Gorgeous Grunge
Accessories: Big Shot, on Film Framelits, Square Framelits, White EP, 11/4 Circle Punch,

Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you have a moment to check out all the great cards this week by the Team at The Paper Craft Crew. And I wish you all a wonderful start to the New Year and may 2015 be a special year for you and all your families!

Happy stamping until next time,



  1. Hi Jan! I love your card! It's so fun, fresh and funky in a very good way. Excellent color choices. I also really love the card below this blog post for another Paper Craft Crew Challenge. I have Christmas

    1. Thank you so much Cindy :-) Happy New Year!! I'm not sure what you were going to say before about Christmas ..? But I love Christmas - and then when I put the Christmas stamps away it feels like I am on holiday - revisiting ones it feels like I haven't played with in ages - and of course some a few new ones like in the post below :-)

  2. Louise (ON, Canada)2 January 2015 at 08:57

    Happy New Year to you Jan and Sally. 14 hours behind you we finally were in 2015! Very quiet day today - have not even put on make-up.... yet! Lazy day catching up on phone calls to family and nothing much else. Have a wonderful 2015.

    1. Happy New Year to you to Louise and all your family! Today we walked early and soaked the garden as much as possible as it was a hot 39 degrees Celsius - and a hot night tonight - it's 9pm and still 35!! The native pigeon who has been sitting on her nest despite the snake risk, had her first chick hatch today hopefully they will make it through tomorrow as due to be 41 at least before the cool change comes another quick walk tomorr b4 hibernating in Aircon again :-)

  3. Great teenager card! Even for a girl, its a fun colourful card so will always be received with delight. -Katerina

    1. Thank you so much Katerina :-) yes could easily be for a teenage girl too :-)