Saturday, 1 January 2011

Happy New Year !!

May I wish you a very Happy New Year for 2011?   I hope it brings you all you want.

I had a very quiet Christmas but it was nice to see the children and grandchildren.   After all Christmas really is for children.  I was able to watch lots of programmes I had wanted to see and listened to lots of plays whilst making some cards.  It was blissful.

Here are some of the cards I made this week

I got inspiration for this card from the Christmas card Anita (Inky Blossoms) gave me.  I've used those little stamps from Craft xtensions in different colours and the dandelion mice are 'make a wish' stamps from Penny Black which I coloured in with water colour pencils.  Bit of glitter and card candy and we're done!!

This is also using the Penny Black 'make a wish' stamps.  Again I coloured them in using water colour pencils and the Martha Stewart lace punch.  I 'doodled' around the picture using dots and dashes.  I silver embossed the Victoria's Secret 'Happy Birthday' stamp which I bought in Australia.


These two pictures are not very good.  I took them at night and the light makes them look very 'brown'!  Both of these cards use The Jayne Netley Mayhew Collection CD.  The top one I printed off two toppers, matted them and added the greetings and a little orange flower which I sprayed using Crafters Companion Spray and Sparkle and added a little gem.  Simples !!

The rabbit printed off as a black and cream sketch.  I water coloured some of the flowers and grasses, added a bit of glitter on the grass heads and then just matted and layered it, using the same greetings stamp.

I'm pleased with this one - I bought this Giordano Christmas Lambs stamp in Joanna Sheen's sale - £2.75!!!   For the first time I also coloured it in using some of my Pro Markers!  Still a bit scary but I'm pleased with the result and shall carry on practising.  I used two sheets of Basic Grey Wassail papers to matt and layer, using deckle edged scissors, some card candy and cream organza ribbon.  Although it is called Christmas Lambs, I reckon this stamp could be used for birthdays or even, which I'm going to do, as a New Year card.

Well that's it for the moment - going to sort out my roast chicken - it smells beautiful!! 

Bye xx


KraftyKaren said...

Happy New Year Liz!!!

Fab cards - I especially like the top one and has reminded me that I have a pack of See D morsels that I haven't used since a little play with them when they were gifted to me. I will have to experiment and use your card and the one that Anita did for you as inspiration.

Karen x

liz said...

Thank you Karen. I'd had these See D's for a couple of years and had totally forgotten about them. I'm pleased with it. x

Lynn said...

Happy New Year Liz and what a lot of super cards.

liz said...

Thanks Lynn. xx

Linda said...

Happy New Year Liz, you started the year with some beautiful cards too!

liz said...

Thank you Linda. x