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Monday, 31 December 2012

Happy New Year

Here is a Happy New Year card for all my crafty and blogging friends.  The image is from Kenny K's and called "Happy Hour".  I have coloured in with my Promarkers and highlighted areas with a white gel pen and my Sakura Stardust clear pen.
The spotty backing paper I have used is from the Bearly Mine Designs Mini Dots collection.  The image has been fussy cut and placed on top of a Tim Holtz clock die-cut which has the brad set at midnight.  I have finished the card off with some faux stitching, gems, ticket sentiment and a felt flower with a brad centre.

I am entering this last card of 2012 into the following challenges:

Cute Card Thursday - Anything goes
Paper Pretties - Happy New Year inspired
Simon Says - Anything goes
Winter Wonderland - New beginnings
Lady Anne's Stamp Challenge - Must use a rubber or digi stamp
Brown Sugar - Happy New Year
Lady Anne's Challenge Sentimental Fridays - Anything goes
Totally Gorjuss - New!
The Squirrel and the Fox - Party time
Kenny K's - It's party time
Bunny Zoe's - Celebration
Paper Make-up - Anything goes
Natalie and Amy's - Your favourite things (Promarkers, dies, colouring, gems and making my own flowers)
Kaboodle Doodle - Anything goes

What have you got planned for New Year's Eve?  My hubby doesn't finish work until about 8.00pm so we hope to watch a film and see in the New Year - not that I have concentration for films.  I've got the lurgies that have been going around and hope I feel better as tomorrow lunchtime our eldest son and friend are coming for lunch and then my brother-in-law and his family are coming for tea.  

New Year's resolutions?  I normally say I will use up my stash before buying more and have been good at that.  Last year I made a resolution to always decorate the inside of a card when making the front and I must have done this for about 80% of my cards.  Maybe 2013 I might do it 100% of the time as it saves such a lot of hastle trying to match papers after the fact!!!

I am hoping that 2013 is a happier and healthier one for lots of people.  

I shall be glad to see the back of 2012.  2011 was awful with the sudden death of my mum but then I never imagined my own health problems escalating in 2012 and being off sick for so long.  Fingers crossed the impingement in my shoulder gets sorted very soon and I can get back to work very soon as I miss it so very much.  

2012 also saw our eldest son move out into his own home a few weeks before his 20th birthday.  He's settled in very well and it's just his mum not coping too well.  He cooked for us on Boxing Day for our lunch and tea and did us proud. 

I was also proud of my husband this year as he went away for 7 weeks to London and helped out with the Olympics and Paralymics.  He didn't do much driving (as he's a bus driver) but spent his time doing union duties.



Vanessa (aka V'ness, Nessa, oldschool) said...

Dear friend Kym!
I wish for u & yours the Heath wealth & happiness u deserve.
Much love

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous Kym,love the image....Wishing you all the best for the New Year.xxx

Unknown said...

What a delightful New Year's card. Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles this week!

Scrappin Sista said...

Super cute!! Thanks for playing with Brown Sugar!! Happy New Year!
Alice B. Dt

Desire Fourie said...

Kym this is beautiful and perfect to celebrate the new year with. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
{Lady Anne’s Paper Crafts DT Member}
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Laurel Beard said...

This is soooo fun!

Thanks so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge!

Ardilla said...

Beautiful card!!!
Thank you for playing with us this week at Digi Makeover.
Happy new year :)

Sharon said...

I love this card it is so pretty. Thank you for joining us for the stamp challenge at Lady Anne's.

Tina Theis of Ivory Moon Designs said...

What a great card ... I love how you have used the Tim Holtz clock ... great thinking .... I may have to borrow this idea from you lol xxx

Thank you for joining in The Crafty Mess Challenge

Tina xxx

Unknown said...

Hi Kym, we just noticed that you hadn't linked this post to Kaboodle Doodles. Could you please do this in order to qualify for a prize?

Thanks so much and Happy New Year!

downrightcrafty said...

A beautiful creation just perfect for our New Beginnings challenge at the Winter Wonderland, wishing you a Happy New Year
Hugs Kate xx

Nannieflash said...

Hi Kym, Happy New Year to you and your family, I hope that this year will bring you better health and a improvement in your shoulder. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Cumbrianlass said...

A gorgeous card, the image is super and love your choice of colours
Thanks for joining in the Kaboodle Doodles Challenge

My name is Wynneth said...

What a smashing New Years card, love that image,. Thanks for playing along with us on Cute Card Thursday this week.

lady jasmine crafts said...

What a cute card Thanks for joining us at crafty mess. xxxx

Lisa Jane said...

ooh i love her sparkly dress an that fab die
Thanks for joining us at Winter Wonderland this week
Lisa x

Tammy (LaDiva) said...

Well done Kym!! Cheers to a wonderful 2013!!!! Thanks so much for playing with us at Kenny K’s Krafty Krew *Party Time* challenge !

Tammy, KKKK DT from Créations LaDiva :) xx

Maria Therese said...

Pretty card! Thank you for joining us at Bunny Zoe's Crafts ♥

Tracey said...

A wonderful card to celebrate the New Year. So pleased you could join us at The Squirrel and The Fox and Kenny K's Krafty Krew!