Thursday, 1 January 2015

New Year, New Challenge...

Happy New Year everyone, wherever you are in the world!! 

If you are reading this at 8am UK time, well done, you clearly had an early me!! For the rest of you "stop outs" I hope you had a really good night!! 

Anyway as the title says New Year, New Challenge and that is what I am here to share today, my first DT piece for 2015

and it's all about your favourite shape or card fold and don't forget to tell us WHY? 

My favourite alternative card shape is the stepper card and although I usually make my own I came across a larger ready made one in my stash that suited the scene I had in my head using our sponsor's image. I coloured her with Promarkers and stuck her on a SB die cut mat. I used a cloud embossing folder smeared with a tumbled glass ink pad before running through the GC and was mighty chuffed with the result, I'll be doing that again!! Fence by Marianne dies and the tags (which I didn't mean to cover up!!) from LOTV. 

Some challenges to join in

Divas by Design - Anything Goes
I love Promarkers #250 - Anything Goes

While I am here I would like to wish you all a healthy and happy 2015.


Sammy said...

Happy new year Sarah! Yup, I'm always in bed early, and sober for that matter... However, I don't expect to see hubby for a good chunk of the day, and when he surfaces, I don't expect him to be of much use either, lol.
LOVE your card, and the embossing is perfect! Not tried that technique yet, but definitely will! x

Patricia said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR to you and yours Sarah,
Hope 2015 brings you everything you wish for
Love your sweet card, great image and design
Have a great day

Patricia x

Hazel said...

Happy New Year Sarah. Oh yes I was in my bed early, I leave all that late night stuff to the young ones. A lovely cute sweet card from you, good luck in your challenge. Hazel x

Julie B said...

Happy New Year to you Sarah.
Like you we had a normal evening but I was awoken by the golf club fireworks at midnight!
I too love stepper cards, they seem to frighten people, not sure why.
You've created a fab little scene with this one, so cute. :)

Unknown said...

Fab love the gorgeous scene! Stunning bow and lovely fence! Perfect back drop :-)
Happy new year!
Lucy x

Veerle said...

This card is really cute Sarah. I like the lovely cute clouds in the background. Hugs, Veerle xxx

Laine said...

Such a cutie Sarah. Hope your New Year went well.

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous fab image, All the best for the New

Michelle said...

Such a gorgeous and clever card Sarah. Love the fence you have added on this. I had an early night too as full of cold :( Happy New Year to you - Michelle x

Janice said...

Happy New Year Sarah, and what a lovely card to open with. A beautifully coloured image and a great card shape. Love the sky, it's worked so well, Jx

Sue Nicholson said...

Happy New Year, happy crafting in 2015 x

Sue said...

Wishing you a Happy New Year Sarah.
Your card is gorgeous, I love the sweet image and beautiful design.
Sue xx

KraftyKoolKat said...

Very pretty and a great little scene. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Divas by Design.
Cathy DT Member

Julieanne..aka pinkjools said...

Gorgeous card Sarah.....A very Happy New Year to you too...and thank you for all your kind comments on my blog over the past year....Joolsx

Chrissy said...

Fabulous card the little clouds and the fences and the little girl with her ladybugs is so cute..Wishing you a very Happy New Year 2015..


Annette said...

Lovely stepper card Sarah, sorry to hear you didn't adhere to your new year's resolution, but it sounds like you had fun breaching it!

Rebecca Bradshaw said...

Such a beautiful card to start the new year with! I love your stepper design and gorgeous cloud background.

Lisbeths kort og scrap said...

Lovely card.Thanks for joining the Anything Goes Challenge at I Love ProMarkers. Hope to see you back for new challenges. Good luck, hugs from Lisbeth.
-oh, and Happy New Year to you too :)

Sam K said...

Gorgeous card and what scrummy little clouds xx

Peanut said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE your bg treatment. So lovely ... want to be there in the meadows too!
hugs, Asha