Tuesday, January 3, 2012

A Happy New Year to all....

I hope this year is all you want it to be and more.
Terry and I had a really relaxed Christmas and New Year....we would loved to have had Naomi, Grant and my Mum with us...but we have got used to that now. I had a lovely Christmas day in the UK when I went over which was really special and it really didn't matter that the date was not 25th December...it was just like a Christmas should be!!

The opening of the Reachout centre has kept me very busy but I have managed a little crafting in the last few days.

In total I made 4 cards for the boys in the family...all very similar, just the girls to go.I do like to get all the Birthday cards done for the family at this time of year.It's a job ticked off my list and always seems to get me back crafting again after the holiday period.

Card Supplies:
Card blank, ribbon and the plain backing papers are from my stash.
The patterned backing paper was bought on a holiday to Canada.
The light blue paper is the inside of a business envelope!
The image is ages old and is a Magnolia Edwin stamp.
I coloured the image with ProMarkers.
Martha Stewart punch.
The new items are the very versatile candi from Craftworks...first time I have used them and I love them.

I would like to add this card to the following Challenges:
Pile it on #1 - Anything Goes.
Anything Goes Challenge - Blue + 1 other colour.
Digi Doodle Shop's Best - Anything Goes.
Ribbon Carousel Challenge # 34 - Anything Goes

Cooking it Up - - Anything Goes.
I LovePromarkers - Anything Goes.
JellyparkChallenge - Old/New. (My old is the Edwin stamp and the new is the Craftworks Candi)
Cards for Men - Recycling. (business envelope)

Hope you have a wonderful week,


  1. This is agreat card and love the sparkly ribbon you have used
    x catherine

  2. Super cute card! Thanks for joining us at Jellypark Challenges! :)

  3. this is such a fun card! I love the layout you used!
    thank you for joining us at Jellypark Friends in our 'old year/new year' challenge. :)
    thank you for playing along at Pile it On, too!

  4. Really fun card! Love all the blues, so perfect for a boy! Thanks for joining us at Pile it On this week!
    Heather :)

  5. very cute card, love the colours you used, thank you for joining our challenge at Digi Doodle Shop's best challenges, hugs, martina

  6. amazing... it is hard for me to do guy cards and yours are amazing!!
    thanks for joining Pile it on this week and we hope that you will join again.

  7. darling!
    Thanks for playing at The Ribbon Carousel!

  8. This is one fab male themed card I do love the colours, papers and design and Edwin looks so happy fishing, thank you for joining us at DDSC
    Lorraine x

  9. fabulous creation! Thanks for joining us this week at Pile it on for our Anything goes challenge! Gemma :)

  10. What a great idea to get those birthday done and ready. I wish I could be as organised. I really am trying to get my stash up this year. Your card is gorgeous I love the blue corregated paper.
    Alicia xx

  11. Love your little boy's card...thanks for stopping by my blog, and please link up your cards on my Friday meme, 52 Card Pickup!

  12. You are well organised at doing the Birthday cards, lovely card, love your blog
    Heather & Bronwyn x x

  13. Lovely card. Thanks for joining us at CFM
    Tracy x

  14. a beautiful card with cute Edwin! thanks for the lovely comment you left on my blog, and wishing you and your family all the best for 2012!
    hugs, annie x

  15. What a fabulous card,lovely image and I love the papers and colours...Thanks for joining in with us at Cards for Men,hope to see you next time....
    Mandy x