Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Happy New Year

Happy New Year to everyone, I hope you all had a marvellous Christmas and New Year. I had a great time but can't believe I had to go back to work already! The first day back after Christmas is always difficult but actually I was so busy that it was hometime before I knew it and now I'm back home snuggling with my little doggie on the sofa and listening to the horrible wind outside that is blowing a gale.

A new year means a new challenge at Papertake Weekly and also a whole new site design at Sweet Shoppe Designs with lots of lovely new kits to choose from :)

This is my card for the anything goes with the option of a new theme (new baby, new house, new stash etc.) challenge and I used a fabulous new kit from Zoe Pearn for my New Baby card

I used:
Papers - One For The Boys digital kit from Sweet Shoppe Designs
Cardstock - Papermania
Glass glitter - 3D Jean
Lace, ricrac and pins - Ribbon Girl
Sentiment - Pink Petticoat

 This card is a didi 4 inches square and instead of making it a box I used one of these fab glassine bags to create a little packet for it to go into. I used another sentiment from Pink Pettocoat (printed onto Safmat) as well as trimming the top with pinking shears and adding a few lengths of lace a ricrac and tying up with a ribbon bow (all from Ribbon Girl). The tiny tag and sentiment stamp is from Papertrey Ink and the safety pin is an ancient Making Memories pin that I've had for years and years

All in all I was really happy with how this turned out, shame the lighting here has been so poor even through the day - very grey and gloomy

I am entering this card into:
Paper Sundaes Challenge - Out with the old, in with the new (I used old sentiment stamp and new papers)
Allsorts Challenge - New Beginnings
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations - Anything Goes


Tinkertaylor said...

Gorgeous... love the idea of the envelope.

Sharon Caudle said...

Fabulous baby card, Andrea! Love the way you pleated the paper under the star! Awesome envie too! Happy New Year to you!
hugs, Sharon

Fleur said...

This is gorgeous Andrea, the card is beautiful and the envelope is fab
Thank you so much for entering our challenge at ALLSORTS this week, good luck & hope you’ll join us again!
Hugz Fleur xXx

Brodders said...

Love it :)

brenda said...

Just lovely Andrea and the addition of such a lovely envelope makes it really special.

Thank you so much for sharing with us at Allsorts this week, good luck and wishing you a Happy New Year.

B x

Sid said...

Great stuff Andrea and a Happy New Year to you too !!

Jo Nevill said...

Happy new year ! I love your gorgeous card and what a brilliant idea to put it in one of those bags. The bag is as stunning as your card


Jo xxxx

sara said...

really sweet love the little bag thanks so much for joining us at paper sundaes this week
hugs sara x

Mandy said...

Such a gorgeous creation Andrea, I really love glassine bags, I think they are just perfect to give such special cards in. You have decorated your so beautifully.