Sunday, 1 January 2017

Happy New Year!!

Happy New Year Friends, may 2017 be your best year ever!! 

I hope you are all well and enjoying a peaceful day if you are able.

I am here to share my first 2017 DT inspiration post for 



It's time for another new release and I chose to use this little darling



I teamed her with some pretty Marianne Designs papers and kept the layout relatively simple in order to let the sweet hippo take centre stage.

2017 is going to be very exciting for us...Our eldest Son and his Girlfriend are promoting us to Grandparents in a few weeks so this card may be a very useful addition to my stock pile!!

I would like to join in at these challenges

Allsorts #396 - Something new (new image, new baby card)
Di's digi designs - Celebrations
My time to craft #337- Something New (new image, new baby card)
Polkadoodles wk #52 - Something New (new image, new baby card)
I love Promarkers #325 - Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations #265 - Anything Goes

Thank you for your visit, continued support and comments. Take Care xx

41 comments:

Chrissy said...

She is adorable Sarah and I love your card shape and the papers..congratulations on you "promotion" I'm heading for number 7 and the same excitement with each and every one..Happy New Year..

Luv CHRISSYxx

brenda said...

Wishing you and yours a Happy New Year as well Sarah and what a super card to kick off 2017, lovely shape and perfect for Allsorts this week, many thanks for joining us.

Thanks also for your friendship during 2016.

B x

brenda said...

And then I forgot to congratulate you on your forthcoming grandchild.

B x

meg said...

A sweet card love the hippo it makes a wonderful unique baby card

Lynsey said...

Hi Sarah Happy New Year! Lovely to hear your exciting news! I love your sweet card.
Hugs Lynsey x

cotnob said...

Such a pretty card Sarah, an adorable image and lovely shape.
Congratulations on your forthcoming grandchild, how exciting.
Wishing you and your family a happy and healthy New Year.
Pauline
x

tilly's crafts said...

Happy New Year! Love the card design and cute image. Congrats on the prospective new arrival!
Kim x

Lynne in NI said...

Aww I'm sure you can't wait for those 5 weeks to pass! How exciting for you! Happy New Year :)

Lucy Woods said...

Aww what a cutie!! So gorgeous!
Ooh you must be getting super excited!!
And "hippy" new year! :-P
Lucy x

aussie aNNie said...

OOOh isn't it exciting, we just had a new grand daughter and the excitement never goes away.
Love your hippo Sarah, Your creation is beautiful and thank you for entering our challenge theme of SOMETHING NEW, at Allsorts Challenges, do hope to see you again. ♥
[aNNie DT for Allsorts Challenges]

Debra K. said...

Happy New Year Sarah! Gorgeous baby card. Lovely shaped card and papers. Your colouring of the hippo is spot on. I love the ribbon and lace with it's tails and button on the tag, a wonderful way to finish it off.
Congratulations on your pending promotion, you must be so excited. Have you made the big decision of what your title will be... Nana, Grandma etc :D. Debra x

Veerle said...

Wonderful card sarah I love the shape.
Hugs Veerle x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Happy new year, an exciting year indeed. Very pretty card x

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Beautiful card . Thank you for joining us at I♥Promarkers challenge good luck Ginny DT forI ♥promarkers My Blog As I do Rodos

Laine said...

Such a lovely card and such wonderful news for you Sarah! Happy New Year wishes.
Laine
xx

Jenny L said...

Hi Sarah,
congrats on your news.
There is nothing like being a Granny for the first time.
Love your super sweet card and the wonderful design.
Happy New Year.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Jules said...

Hi Sarah

Many, many congratulations on being promoted to Grandparent status . .. how exciting.

Great card. Love the shape and the cut image

I hope you had a really lovely Christmas and wish you all the best for 2017 .. .. I can tell already that it is going to be a super happy one for you.

Love Jules xx

Annette said...

Awww, beautiful baby card Sarah, and congrats to your son and his GF. Wonderful news. xx

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Sarah and such a sweet stamp.

I hope you had a lovely Christmas and wish you a very happy, healthy and crafty 2017.
Lorraine x

MaryH said...

Congratulations on your coming Happy Event. This is a perfect card for that occasion, and it's just delightful for any other one too! The sweet Hippo image just made me smile. Then I saw the naked turtle, and it's even cuter! Also loving the card shape as well. Happy New Year to you, and from your news, obviously it's started off well! TFS & Hugs

Wendy said...

Gorgeous Sarah, so adorable! Happy New Year.
Wendy xx

Brenda said...

Happy New Year, Sarah and congratulations on your promotion! This is a darling image and your card design is so perfect for her. I love the yummy papers and fab shape too!

Natalia Smith said...

Congratulations! How exciting for you and your family! Such a sweet baby card, gorgeous design. x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Happy New Year and Congratulations on your upcoming promotion! How wonderful to have a birth in the family, I hope all goes well.
A gorgeous card, love the pink and grey colour combo here and lovely shape too.
Lorraine

*Vicki* said...

AWE!! Congrats to you and your family my friend!! Your card is absolutely as sweet as can be and so full of lots of amazing details!! Such a wonderful way to start the year!! Wishing you lots more happiness and creativity for 2017! HUGS

Larissa said...

A very sweet image with an adorable image. Thanks for joining us at the Di's digi designs challenge.

Hugs,
Larissa

Jane Savage said...

Oooh too cute! Adore this, Sarah! Happy New Year! xxx

NGCARDS said...

A fantastic creation! Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations this fortnight! xxx

Judith said...

Happy new Year Sarah - I just love this cute make - so pretty, is this a hint to the colour of your awaited new arrival - or just a guess! Cant wait for the announcement, and of course so pics!! hugs judith xx

Inkyfingers said...

Happy New Year to you and yours Sarah and I hope the new arrival brings joy to you all. This cutie card will be perfect for marking the occasion. Love the shape and soft colours!
Hugs
Carol x

Craftnut said...

Thanks for joining us at all sorts this week Tracy

Pamellia Johnson said...

Such a sweet card Sarah! Sending wishes for a belated Happy New Year!!

Julie B said...

Happy New Year Sarah, this is a really cute card and so you.
Congrats on the win at Allsorts too. :)

Scrappin Sue said...

She is so cute
Thanks for sharing at My Time To Craft x

Janice said...

An exciting year ahead then Sarah - perhaps you are already a Granny as I type! Hope you have a lovely year ahead and continue to make such lovely and inspiring crafty makes, Jx

Sue said...

Oh wow Sarah so much to look forward too..nothing quite like the feeling of being a grandparent!!!! such a sweet card and look forward to hearing the good news!!! lots of huggles Sue xxxxxxxxx

Pollard Carole said...

Wow what an exciting year congratulations to you all. Love this fab card such a pretty design and love the shape. Also spotted your new watermark gorgeous. Happy New year to you and all your family Love and hugs Carole x

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Sarah, this is gorgeous hun! Love that sweet hippybottomus (my kids name for hippos!). Gorgeous card shape (my fav' GK die shape). Love that sweet watermark too. Just popping in to start the year right by saying hi to my fav' crafty pals. Happy 2017 hun. Hugs, Wends xoxo

Bev said...

A beautiful shaped card. Wishing you the best of luck over at Polkadoodles

Carol Lutz said...

What a great shaped card. Love the hippo, very cute. Thanks for joining our Polkadoodles Crafting Challenge - Anything Goes , hugs, Carol DT

Lena's Creations said...

Congratulations Grandma! You're in for fun times :-) This card will be perfect for the little darling. Just adorable!
Hugs,
Lena