Thursday 2 January 2014

Happy New Year!

Mah Lord!  Another month has flown by.  I was busy knitting sox for a Christmas present so didn't get much time for the usual paper crafting.  Life seems to be getting busier, not quieter.  I've finally managed a couple of days off and got stuck in today.  I feel much better for having had a fix :)

I've just acquired some Heartfelt Creations dies which I fell in love with along with the matching paper pack. Here's the first card I made with them.  I was fascinated by the Sweet Juliet die The flower "petals" can be brought into the middle of the flower and fastened with a brad to create a 3d shape.

The next two cards were inspired by Hels Sheridan and have been sitting on my craft table for ages.  I tell you what - cat food boxes do make great backgrounds for mixed media work.

I have used a mixture of Fresco Paints, stencils, Treasure Gold, Tim Holtz and Heartfelt Creations dies.

The filigree flower above is also brushed with Treasure Gold (White Fire I think).  My local Dunelm is selling filigree flowers at an absolute knock down bargain price at the moment so if you have one nearby and like them, definitely worth a visit.  If you want to see the detail, as usual just click on the picture.

I was really surprised to discover today that I've had my blog since 2007.  I thought it was more like 3 or 4 years not nearly 7!!!

Happy New Year!  Hope it's a very happy and creative one x


Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Gorgeous cards, love the flowers and the texture and dimension on each. Lovely designs. Happy New Year. Tracy x

Karin said...

Time sure flies quickly whilst you're having fun Carol ;-)

Wow I love your first card with that amazing die! I love the flowers that you've created with it.
And the two cards that were Hels inspired are fab too.
Keep on going looks like you're on a roll.
Happy New Year to you too.

Alison said...

These are simply gorgeous Carol!
I've been blogging just over 5 & a half years now, best thing I ever did, it led to world-wide blog friendships.
Wishing you a happy & creative new year!
Alison xxx

Netty said...

Loving all your beautiful cards Carol and love the way the petals have been folded over on the top one. Happy New Year, hugs Annette x

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year Carol!!!! And your cards look gorgeous.

Heather said...

Great cards Carol and I love the 3D flowers you created.

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful projects! SO glad you got some crafty time! I would have like to have seen the sox you knitted. :) Happy creative 2014 to you!

sam21ski said...

Blimey, hello stranger!!

Happy New Year to you too xxx

Lovely makes and yay for cat boxes

Sam xx

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year, I hope you have a wonderful 2014. They are gorgeous cards, especially the second & third ones.

Sarah Anderson said...

You made me wonder how long I'd had my blog! 2009 so not quite as long as you have. Isn't it nice getting new craft stuff, I've got stencils on the way :) Love these pieces, especially your cat box ones!! And that new die makes great flowers :)
Happy New Year!!

Paula Whittaker said...

fab cards Carol - hope you and yours have a wonderfully happy, healthy and peaceful 2014 xxx

massofhair said...

Three beautiful cards & congrats on having your Blog 7 years, 'tempus fugit' as the saying goes.

Happy New Year Carol, hope it brings you what you need & want:-) xxx

Jacqui Chimes said...

Beautiful projects

Paula J Atkinson said...

Gorgeous cards, Carol. Love the blue!!
I was shocked that I started my blog in 2006 but it is neglected a lot!