Thursday, 2 January 2014

Happy New Year - 2014!

Happy New Year!
I hope that 2014 brings all that you wish for!

I was thinking of New Year celebrations when I made the above card -
 the lovely corner flourish die reminds me of fireworks.
 Last night we enjoyed the fireworks lighting up the sky in Melbourne, Australia!
A very pleasant evening with friends!

But what I want to blog is 'Something New' - this is the January Challenge for 

Because both my oldest son and my husband and I have recently moved house,
 I thought 'New Home' was appropriate!

But then I had two digis I wanted to use - one from Polkadoodles, one from Lavinia Stamps.
I couldn't choose - so I made two cards - hope they will inspire you!

Both my cards are tri-folds...this first one I made for my son,
 as the image reminds me of him when young!

 I used an Amy Tangerine 'Yes Please' paper to cover the card base, with a little textured paper from my scraps to add a 'road'.
The image and the words 'happy new home' (printed from my computer)
 were matted on grey card.
I coloured the image - Polkadoodles 'Moving Home' - with Promarkers.

I am also submitting this to Polkadoodles Challenge Happy New Year - Anything Goes

For my second card I scored and folded a different tri-fold.

The outer triangles fold in to the middle.

I wanted to use Lavinia Stamps 'Zen Houses' - an image comprising 3 houses.
 I thought this lent itself to an tri-fold with the image split into 3. I coloured the image with cyan and cerise Promarkers, then cut around each house and matted them onto blue card.

As embellishment I added some Bobunny ribbon - in strips and bows. And for a bit of glitter, gems and fine glitter dust on the tiny circles (not very visible on these photos I'm afraid!)...
I am also submitting this to Lavinia stamps Challenge - add a bit of glitter

I hope you like my cards and will enter the challenge over at Just For Fun
- new home, new baby, new year...anything new!

Happy Crafting!


  1. I love the fold of this card and the great images and detailing on all the surface areas. The images are cute and fun.

    <3 & hugs
    Lisa xxxx

  2. Super cards... happy and bright. Just what we need in a dull January.
    Thanks for entering our Challenge Susan and good luck.
    Eileen xxx

  3. Fab card Susan, thank you for sharing with us at Lavinia Stamps, good luck and a happy new year, hugs, Zoe xxx

  4. Great cards! I especially love what you've done with the Lavinia Zen houses stamps. x

  5. Lovely card! Many thanks for entering the Lavinia Stamps Challenge and good luck! Melissa (DT) xxxx

  6. Such a different Lavinia card, I love the clean lines of it. Thank you for joining us in the Challenge, good luck. Hugs Pauline DT xxxx

  7. Nice idea for a trifold card, just love the Zen house.


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