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Sunday, 2 January 2011

First Card Made in 2011

Well, I hope you all had a Happy New Year and I wish all my blogging friends all the very best for 2011.  I have now made by first card for 2011.

This thank you card has been made with a birthday present I got last year of a Hot off the Press book with male cards to make.  As per usual I can't stick to following instructions so I have just used the papers as backing papers for an image that I watercoloured.  I used one of my favourite stamps from Elusive Stamps of this gorgeous lighthouse scene.  I have used my Lyra Watercolours, highlighted areas with some glitter to replicate the shine on the water and then distressed the edges.  I have die-cut and stamped a Thank You sentiment, added tags from the Hot of the Press book, pricked some holes in some vellum, then used a metallic pen for faux stitching and then used some new ribbon that is blue/green that I got from Ribbon Oasis recently.  The card is finished off with an insert from Joanna Sheen's Thomas Kincade CD.

This card fits the following challenges:

Incy Wincy - Distressing
Papertake Weekly - Be thankful
My Time to Craft - Brand spanking new - new ribbon, card and vellum I got for Christmas
City Crafter - Stamp it out
Top Tip Tuesday - Get embellishing
CRAFT - Thank you
Creative Inspirations - Something new - new ribbon, card and vellum I got for Christmas
Crafty Emma - Anything goes
Stamp n Doodle - New - new ribbon, card and vellum I got for Christmas
Stamp Something - Lots of glitter - I've used glitter on the sea, boats and on both tags
Drunken Stampers - Something new on card -  new ribbon, card and vellum I got for Christmas
Allsorts - Thank you
Quirky Crafts - New beginnings - new ribbon, card and vellum I got for Christmas
Lots to do - New beginnings - new ribbon, card and vellum I got for Christmas
Our Creative Corner - Thank you and blue and cream, vellum and metal (metallic pens have been used for the faux stitching - hope that's OK)
Sparkles Forum - New things - new ribbon, card and vellum I got for Christmas
Craft Your Days Away - Punch it out


Anonymous said...

Wow!! Kym, your card is just gorgeous!! Wonderful coloring and image! HUGS

* Shaz * said...

Great card Kym Happy New Year to you x

McCrafty's Cards said...

What a great card, I like the image and the layout. Thank you for joining in with us this week at C.R.A.F.T Challenge.
Kevin xx

Nikbee said...

Wonderful card. Thank you for joining us at Incy Wincy.

Nikki F x

Claire said...

Gorgeous card Kym, I love the stamp and you've coloured it beautifully
Claire xx
PS I've left you a little something on my blog

Debbie said...

Gorgeous card Kym - Now I wonder who that present was from :)

Doreen said...

A great card Kym.Thanks for sharing with us at Sparkles.xxx

sharon said...

Great card Kym. Thanks for playing along at CRAFT challenge this week. Sharon x

Cor* said...

Gorgeous Kym. Both are just lovely. Thanks for showing us your NEW stuffs at Creative Inspirations this time round. Happy Crafting!
Wishing you the best in 2011.

Jacque said...

Kym, what a beautiful card!!! lovely soft colors are so beautiful!!! Thanks for your visit to my blog and for displaying my SWEET STUFF...Have a great New Year...Hugs..Jacque

Spyder said...

Fabulous card Kym thank you for joining Quirky Crafts New Beginnings challenge this time, hope you have a very Happy New Year!(Lyn))

Ros said...

Happy New Year ... fabulous "male" card and beautifully coloured ... thanks for playing along at CCCB

Anonymous said...

Fantastic card..

Thanks for joining us at SFC, good luck.

Huggies Angel

Anne said...

One of my favourite EI stamps and what clever embellies you found for it! Another great card.
Thank you for taking the Top Tip Tuesday Challenge and Happy New Year!

Fleur said...

A gorgeous card, the scene is very inviting
Thanks for joining my challenge at ALLSORTS this week, Good Luck
Happy new year
Hugz Fleur xXx

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Super image and so beautifully colored - love the sparkle on the water - it really adds dimension. Great job on including all the requirements for the OCC Thank You challenge. We're very pleased that you could join in the fun with us this week at Our Creative Corner. Hope to see lots more of you in 2011.

Cheryl Nelson said...

so lovely! Thank you for playing along at CCCB!

Chrissie said...

What a super card!
Thanks so much for joining in with our challenge at MTTC and Happy New Year!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Wonderful stamped image, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

Mummylade said...

wow, that scene is just amazing, and such classy inside of the card. Thank you so much for entering the Allsorts challenge with this project and good luck!

Terry said...

Wonderful first card of 2011! I love the beautiful seascape that you created. Have a wonderful New Year!

Diane Gilbert said...

Beautiful card, Love all the details, great layout! Thanks for playing along with us at 'Our Creative Corner' this week.

Debs said...

Lovely card, just perfect for a guy. I have a soft spot for lighthouses and you've done a fabulous job on this one, thanks so much for sharing with us at Creative Inspirations this challenge, happy 2011

CuddlyBunny said...

Wonderful Kym! Any male I know would be so impressed ... and all of the females, too!

Thanks for dropping into the Drunken Stampers Craft Pub!

Wendy J. said...

Kym, this is a wonderful card! I think it's great that you're creative enough that you don't need to follow the "instructions"! We appreciate you playing along with our thank you recipe challenge at Our Creative Corner. Hope you'll come back soon!

Carrie said...

Oh this is just lovely hun.. Thanks for playing at CES xx

Lesley said...

Great card! Thanks for taking part in the MTTC and CYDA challenges xx

Spyder said...

It's time to vote for your favourite card and get all your blogging buddies to vote for you!! So hop over to Quirky Craft's! and vote!!