Thursday, 31 December 2009

A Time for Celebration!

Well here we are, almost at the end of 2009 already ... where on earth has the year gone to??

In anticipation of the New Year's party I'm hoping to get to on (weather permitting!) I have made a New Year celebration card for the hostess.

I followed the excellent sketch at this week's Create4Fun Challenge #52, which I rotated 90 degrees to the left. I tried for once to be a bit imaginative and get a bit of artistic licence going (!?!). It's the first time I have cut out a figure and placed her over a background shape .... I know people do this a lot with Tildas but I don't have any of those .. thought I'd try it with Annie, and I'm pretty pleased with the result :-) I also went in for a bit of criss-crossing with some cord ... hope this is close enough to the original sketch!

This card was also made with quite a few other challenges in mind:

Cupcake #71 - A Time for Celebration

Everybody-Art-Challenge #71,
Stamp with Fun #39,
Stamp with Stampavie #75,
Lili of the Valley #43
all have the theme this week of
Happy New Year

Simon Says Stamp - Party!
(well, it's for a New Year Party, and I have to say Annie looks like she's started already lol!!)

Daring Cardmakers - New Beginnings
Our Creative Corner - Celebrate Food or Drink
One Stop Craft Challenge #60 - recycled
(my silver star holographic card is recycled from an Asda tissue box!!)

My Time to Craft #72 - Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew #41 - Anything Goes (3rd entry!)

Blimey! I've just counted up and that's 12 ... just about my best effort yet lol!! I actually also made this for 2 more challenges but alas due to poor lighting conditions today for taking phots plus going out for the day .. I've missed them - never mind!!

I love easel cards but am finding them very difficult to photograph (and the miserable daylight conditions don't help lol) ... so here are a couple more closeup shots - first of the "front" of the card ....

... and also the "base" part of the easel.

Main image: Sugar Nellie "Fizz", coloured with watercolour pencils;
Papers: free with issue 10 of Creative Cardmaking magazine;
Supplies: silver gems and stars, silver cord all by Papermania; silver/white ribbon from my stash; recycled silver holographic card from Asda tissue box!;
Tools: large classic circles and large classic scalloped circles nestabilities; numbers cut using Cuttlebug "Hippie Chick" alphabet dies.

I'd just love to wish everyone who visits my blog, end everyone who I visit a

Happy New Year!

Take care, have fun, and here's to more fab blogging and crafting in 2010 ! :-)


debby4000 said...

Oh this is fabulous, wonderful details.

mckinkle said...

What a stunning card Pauline! I am totally in love with easel cards (yes, I agree, I should get out more!!) The soft pretty blues and the cute image really set this card off. Love it!

Hope you enjoy a very happy 2010!

Keryn x

Donna said...

Fantastic easel card Pauline and just perfect for our celebration theme, the DP are beautiful and the image is beautifully coloured! Thanks for playing along with us at Cupcake :) Donna x

Uma said...

brilliant, I like the gems for the champagne bubbles

Helen said...

Gorgeous card Pauline! Love the papers you've used...perfect for the party theme...and the sparkly bubbles coming out of Annie's bottle look great!
Enjoy your party...and a Happy New Year to you too! :0)
Helen x

SueH said...

I think you’ve done a great job with your Easel card Pauline, it looks fab.

Thanks for joining us at the DCM’s and a Happy New Year!


Anonymous said...

A fantastic new year card. :)

Vanessa. Happy New Year!

Pat said...

Beautiful card Pauline, love all the blues. Thanks for joining in the Challenge at MTTC this week. Happy New Year.

Pat xx

Lesley said...

Fab card! Thanks for taking part in the MTTC challenge xx

Lynda said...

Oh Wow this is just brilliant. Love it! Thanks for joining in with Daring Cardmakers.

Lynda xxx

Timcso said...

Beautiful card! I love the details!

Thanks for joining the Simon Says Challenge!:)

Hugs, Tímea

Anne-Marije said...

Hi Pauline,
What a very nice card. Thanks for joining us at the Create4fun challenge.
I wish you a good 2010.
xxx Anne-Marije

Daniele said...

what a great new year card and happy new year from MTTC hugs x

Daniele said...

what a great new year card and happy new year from MTTC hugs x

The Crafty Den said...

What a cute easel style card. The image is adorable and the paper is gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at cupcake craft challenge and don't forget our new challenge starts on 4th Jan!. Hugs, Denise x

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

What a darling card! So very cute and those bubbles are the greatest! So happy you could play along with the OCC during this busy time of the year! Wishing you everything wonderful in 2010.

Valérie Goldenschue said...

your card is beautiful

Thanks for joining us at Stampavie and more

Audrey said...

what a super cute card! i love the colors and the image is adorable!

Sharon Traynor Designs said...

A fantastic card Pauline! The subtle colours are gorgeous and I think the image looks fab cut out like that. What a brilliant bit of recycling you've done there!
Here's wishing you and yours a very Happy New Year.
Thank you so much for joining the One Stop Craft Challenge.
Sharon xx

Mephisto said...

Hi, this is a really stunning creation.
Very sweet card.
Thanks for joining in by EAC, LotV and SimonSaysStamp this week.


Chrissie said...

What a fabby card!
Many thanks for joining in our challenge at My Time to Craft this week!
Happy New Year!