Thursday 29 December 2011

Happy New Year!

Our challenge this week on Cute Card Thursday is to create a New Year project. I left it until the last minute to create my DT card, and then couldn't decide on a cute stamp to go with my one and only New Year text stamp, it's from a Serendipity Cling set I've had for years but rarely use. I wanted to heat emboss the text but my powders are still up in the loft .. .. .. so I had to make do with stamping in brown Momento ink instead. The colours aren't quite right as I had to take the picture last night on the kitchen worktop with the flash - the leaves are cut from a textured cream cardstock and the flower from a textured caramel coloured card so both are darker in real life.

My card base is a C6 thick kraft and I've inked the edges with a brown chalk ink to tie it in to the stamping. The embellishment is cut from Marianne dies then layered up with a piece of wide striped ribbon, an antique metal flower and a big pearl - simples!

I used Marianne Creatables dies LR0122 (poinsettia leaves) and LR0128 (flower).

Do stop by the CCT blog and take a look at the rest of the team's fabulous creations, and read about our sponsor and prize for this week.

The For Fun challenge is for something new so I'll enter my card with them too.


  1. ooh i love this and sometimes its nice to have a change from stamping the flower is gorgeous and i love the colours
    A Happy and Healthy New year to you all
    Lisa x

  2. Fabulous card loving the gorgeous flower.

    Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

  3. Wow this one is simply stunning card, Great job! Thanks that you shared sometimes visit my challenge blog at or get some digi's at Thanks!


  4. love the simplicity of the card, very elegant
    hugs and best wishes for the New Year

  5. Love this card. It looks realy simple but in the meantime very chique. Hugs, Ankie

  6. Fabulous creation Annie, Happy new year and all the best for 2012.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  7. Beautiful and so elegant! Happy New Year!!

  8. A lovely card Annie, a gorgeous flower and I love the font of the stamp too!

  9. I love the effect of this Annie - the clean crisp lines of the white leaves with the kraft & brown is just outstanding - but maybe it's my love of brown that has something to do with it??! Anyhow I love your layering with that ribbon.
    Paula (PEP)

  10. Hi Annie,
    A fabulous card. This is so elegant.
    Hope you had a fab Christmas.
    Happy New Year to you and the family.

  11. Lovin your recent meeces! And this card is oh so classy. Hugs, Lesley

  12. clean and simple and stunning! great card! love the happy new year stamp!


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