9 January 2011

New Beginings

Happy New Year to you all ... how are you doing? did you have a nice Christmas and New Year? I was working but it wasn't too bad! This is the first card I have made this year and it is for my friend who had recently found out she is pregnant. I have used the very cute CC Designs 'Oh Baby!' set and coloured the woman in with Copics, cut out and added to a Nestabilities oval with 3d foam pads. A white card blank has been layered with MME Quite Contrary papers - So Cute and Play {my favourites of last year I think!} and then wrapped with Light Pink ribbon and Sew Easy floss; tied in a bow with a Doodlebug button. The Elzybells greeting as been stamped and cut with a QuicKutz Cookie Cutter die. Pearls added to finish. Sorry for the very dark photo, I tried to 'lighten' it in PSP and it looked awful! I have entered the card into the Simon Says Stamp New Beginnings challenge.

STAMPS: CC Designs, Elzybells Art Stamps. INK: Memento Tuxedo Black. CS: Anita's, Craftwork Cards, My Minds Eye. ACCESSORIES: Nestabilities Dies, Dies to Die for ribbon, We R Memory Keepers Sew Easy Floss, Doodlebug button, QuicKutz Cookie Cutter die, The Hobby House pearsl. COPICS - skin: E0000, E000, E00, R20; hair: Y23, YR21, E31; top and hairband: R81, R83, R85; jeans: B91, B93, B95, B97; slippers: E31, E34, E35, E37.

Now, I usually make New Years Resolutions in some form or another but I am not one to kick myself if I don't achieve them. I was thankful to have some great things happen last year - I passed my driving test, my brother and sister-in-law gave me a beautiful nephew, I had the courage to cut my hair short which I now love!, I took my mentorship course and passed with an 'A' and I met a wonderful man :0)

So this year I plan to ... get down to the weight I was at the beginning of 2010, to undertake my dissertation and pass my degree and to spend more time with my lovely man!! From a crafty point of view I plan on using more of my 'old' stuff up and try to use everything in my craft room at least once! I hope 2011 is a great one for all my readers.

7 comments:

  1. This is totally gorgeous. And sounds like you have a good plan for 2011!

    Liz x

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  2. This is beautiful Michelle, love the soft colours and fabulous layout
    love tasha xx

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  3. Happy New Year to you Hun! Lovely card, very cute!
    Congratulations on passing your mentorship with flying colours. That's some great resolutions you have made. Craft-wise, I have similar ones but I won't be kicking myself if I don't achieve them!
    Sarah xx :0)

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  4. Hi Michelle,

    Its great to be back, checking out your beautiful creations. This MME paper was my fave from last year too... totally delish!

    Lots of love,
    Stacey
    ~x~

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  5. Aww, what a sweet image and you've colored her beautifully.
    Jo xx

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  6. Cute card Michelle, I'm sure your friend will love it. Gorgeous papers too, I must have missed them as they are totally my kind of design! xx

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  7. Gorgeous, adorable cute card.
    luv
    Debby

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