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Friday, 1 January 2010

Happy New Year!

Woohoo, Happy 2010 folks :)

I've started the new year off with a bang and I've made a card already....yippee.

This card fulfils the challenges as below

The base card is a metallic silver and I have cut a mat in a navy blue sparkle cardstock. The papers are from Heidi Swapp and it is the first time I have brought myself to cut into it. The birdie ribbon in the centre was cut from a flocked sheet, it feels lovely just like Fuzzy Felt when I was a kid :) The circular pram is a cardstock sticker with the addition of a birdie rub-on. This is matted onto more of the navy card and mounted on 3D foam. The sentiment are stickers from a co-ordinated sticker set.

I've gone off the boil in combining challenges for the last few months and I'm going to try and make a concerted effort to do more challenges again. I really enjoyed doing this for some months last year and I felt it gave me more focus in making cards for specific reasons. I start level 2 of my college course next week so hopefully I'll be able to fit more crafting into my schedule and be more disciplined with myself instead of vegging out in front of the TV when I'm tired.

45 comments:

Nannieflash said...

Hi Mandy, wow what a lovely image, and the border is beautiful. Well done and thank you for joining us at Cards for Men Challenge, and good luck. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Wishcraft said...

Such a lovely card (and I know exactly what you mean about cutting into certain papers!). Thanks for your lovely comments on my blog hun, a very Happy New Year to you! Oh, and thanks for joining us at Cards For Men :o) Lisa x

Davi said...

What a darling card..Love the fabulous ribbon you cut for the center!! Happy New Year!

Vee said...

Fabulous card. love the colour combo. Thanks for playing with Charisma this week. Good luck with the blog hop. Happy New year!!
xx Vee

Viv said...

Awww this is SO cute Mandy. I love the birdie ribbon! Perfect 'new' card! Thanks for playing along with us at Cards for Men, good luck!
Viv xx

Sally said...

Lovely card. Thank you for joining in our Birthday Celebration Blog Hop at Charisma Cardz. Happy New Year

Donnas Den said...

Love this card, Mandy. Thanks for joining us over at Cards for Men and good luck with the challenge.

Donna

Jennifer said...

I love that you combined 10 challenges into one card. Awesome! Thanks for playing @ the Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge.

Jennifer

The Crafty Den said...

What a cute card. The image is adorable and the paper is gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at cupcake craft challenge and don't forget our new challenge starts on 4th Jan!. Hugs, Denise x

Stampin Mindy said...

So cute! Love the papers and little chicks! Thanks for playing along at Fussy and Fancy Friday!

Pam Varnell said...

This is such an adorable baby card. Love it!! Thanks for playing along with the Little Paper Shop.

Jacki Randolph said...

Oh such a sweet card! Love the chicks! Thanks for joining us on our first challenge at Fussy & Fancy Friday Challenge.

Pam said...

Oh Mandy - what a precious card, I just love it!!! And way to go picking up some old challenges at 365 Cards :)

Allison said...

Super fab! This is some of my favorite paper!

Vanessa said...

A wonderful new beginning. Love the birdies. Thanks for joining in with the Daring Cardmakers.

Happy New Year.

Vanessa.

Ann said...

Oh just gorgeous - soooooooooo sweet. Thank you for playing along with us at The Pink Elephant and Happy New Year to you and your family.
Ann xxx

Juanita said...

Cute baby card. I bow down to you, you are the Challenge Queen for getting so many challenges in on one card :).

Fussy and Fancy Girl Juanita

Donna said...

Fantastic card Mandy and just perfect for our celebration theme! Thanks for playing along with us at Cupcake :) Donna x

pinky said...

Beautiful card, love that birdie ribbon and the lovely image. Thanks for playing at BTC&G this month.
Pinky

Juls said...

this is just gorgeous!! Love that little pram image! and the fab soft colours! Thanks for joining us at BTC&G!

PaperCrafty said...

Very sweet baby boy card!! Great job with this weeks challenge!! Thanks for joining us at TPE!!

Sheri

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

what a brilliant baby card, so lovely and original. Thanks for sharing with by the cute and girly. janex

Jules said...

Hi Mandy

What a beautiful creation.

I love all the little birds!!

Thank you for sharing with By the Cute and Girly and have a happy 2010.

Love Jules xx

Chrissie said...

This is simply yummy... and so many challenges too!
Thanks for joining us at My Time to Craft this time. Happy New Year!
Chrissie

Rainbow Lady said...

Wowee Mandy so many challenges there well done. Lovely card too, Thanks for playing and Happy New Year to you and yours Love Cynthia x

Allison said...

lovely cute card
Thanks for joining us at Charisma this week
AllisonX

Beryl said...

Super card to start the New Year. Thank you for joining us at By the Cute and Girly.
Beryl xx

Lynda said...

This is so beautiful and what lovely sweet images. Thanks for joining in with Daring Cardmakers.

Lynda xxx

{Jane} said...

Lovely

Thanks for joining us on SCSC :)

Hugs Jane x

Cathy said...

Beautiful card.
Thank you for joining in my challenge on the SCSC this week.
Cathy xx

cjsmom said...

oh what a sweet sweet card!

Daniele said...

what a great card thanks for joining us at MTTC hugs x

Krista said...

Love the row of chicks. Your card is super cute! Thanks for sharing it with us at Fussy and Fancy.

Julie M said...

Very cute card, Mandy. Love that long-legged pram!!

Thanks for joining us on PaperPlay.

Julie :o)

Card Making Nut Jo said...

Ohh very nice card!!

Digi Kitty said...

Mandy, this is absolutely adorable--I love how highlighted the image by using the circle--it really makes it pop--and I love all the shades of blue.

Purrs & Kisses,
Kristal of Digi Kitty
Digi stamps, challenges, & Fun!

Saskia said...

Lovely to see your work at Rosie-D's Challenge! Thanks for joining us!

Saskia :)

acreativeneed said...

So sweet! I love the adorable paper! Thanks for playing the Crafty Creations challenge!!
smiles,Deena

Barbara said...

Fabulous, love the papers and colours you've chosen.
Thanks for joining us at Fussy and Fancy for our first challenge - good luck.
Barbara
xx

Deirdre said...

Super card Mandy. Love the storks.... Thanks so much for joining us on Paperplay this week.

Rosie (Freycob) said...

Mandy, this is adorable!

Thanks for joining us at Rosie D's.

Hope to see you again soon.

Rosie
x

Scrappymax said...

Super new baby card. Thank you for joining us this month at BTC&G.
Max x

Ruth said...

Beautiful card,Ruth x

cindy said...

Darling Card:)

Lora said...

What a sweet card. I love the ribbon you have used.
Thanks for joining us at BTC&G this month
Lora x