Saturday, January 5, 2013

Celebrating Something New

I'm baaaack - have you missed me :)  It certainly was great having a break from blogging but the holidays were very busy indeed.  I did have a lovely time though and got to visit with family and dear friends.  Now we have lots of snow and cold temperatures so it is time to hunker down and craft, blog, work and sew.

The challenges are starting back up today at Sugar Creek Hollow and for this first one of the New Year we want you to make a vintage or shabby chic card or other paper-crafted project to Celebrate Something New.  Your creation could celebrate the New Year itself or a new job, house, relationship, baby or anything else that is new.

I have created a card to celebrate the new home that a friend just moved into.  I sure hope she doesn't see this because I haven't received her new address yet so I haven't been able to mail it.

For this card I decided to CASE a lovely card by my friend Sue Carrington at Stamping Sue Style but I already had the image and had it printed to use for this card.  I made my flower from Buckram, which is a really stiff interfacing fabric and my Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die.  The butterfly is a Martha Stewart punch and the flourish is a Spellbinders die.  I used lots of Distress Ink for this project so now have a pair of latex gloves in my craft room.

I am going to enter this card in the following challenges:

Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Divas by Design - Anything Goes
Flutterby Wednesdays - In With The New (must have a butterfly or fairy)
For Fun Challenges  - Something New
Fresh Brewed Designs - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamps - New Something
Crafty Sentiments - New
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Pixie Dust Studio - It's All New To Me
Shelly's Images - Anything Goes

Image:  The Graphics Fairy
Sentiment:  Computer Generated
Card Stock:  Staples
Paper:  Lily Bee Design
Tools & Embellishments:  Button (My Stash), Wild Honey, Scattered Straw & Rusty Himge Distress Ink (Ranger), Venetian Motifs Shapeabilities (Spellbinders), Black Gems (Michaels)


  1. I love your stamped image!! The flower and butterfly are beautiful too!! Hugs!!

  2. Gorgeous card Cec ! Your flower is stunning and I love the colour you've used. Glad you had a lovely Christmas break,it is nice to take a break from blog world but it's also good to get going again ! Sue C x

  3. This is an eye-catching card! Love the vibrant yellows!! Thank you for playing along with my Flutter By Wednesday Challenge!

  4. Beautiful New Home card, love the image and that gorgeous flower trim.
    Happy New Year.
    Yvonne xx

  5. Such a beautiful card and Happy New year Cec

  6. Gorgeous, really love that flower.. thanks for joining us at Simon Says Challenge blog

  7. This creation is just fabulous Cec! LOVE that flower ... WOW! Beautifully crafted! Thanks so much for joining our "Anything Goes" challenge at Shelly's Images! Please come back and join us again real soon!!
    Shelly's Images DT
    P.S. I have blog candy on my blog if you’re interested!

  8. Lovely :)Thanks for joining us this week at PTW and good luck - Jane x

  9. Cec, this is stunning! Love the contrast of the black and white image with the pretty bright yellow ink and accents. Your friend will love it.

    Great to "see" you again! I miss crafting with the Phindy's team. Hope you have a happy and healthy New Year!


  10. I like this- reminds me spring will come again! Thanks for sharing such a nice card with us at For Fun!

  11. Thanks a tonne for playing with us at Divas by design this wk! hugs Rebekah xx

  12. Wow! This is gorgeous! Love the colors! And the flowers too! :) Thank you for joining us at For Fun Challenges!

  13. This is really beautiful! I love the warm yellow and orange tones! Feels so homey! Thanks so much for playing along with us over on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

  14. A fabulous card, love the bright yellow. Makes me longing for spring.

  15. Cec, a beautiful the image but your flower just takes the prize!! Stunning.


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