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Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Happy New Year

Good morning everyone, sorry I haven't been around for a while but life has been a little hectic!!  The kitchen is finished almost, just the kickboards to adjust as the floor isn't straight lol!! but everything else is working great!... Tried to upload some photos from my phone but I will have to get Debs or Candice to help me, my computer doesn't want to upload them, apparently I don't have a driver....should have taken them with my camera really, but it's too late now!  My lovely family came over from Germany so I had a full house for Christmas week, had my Mum, Debs and Candice too.. it was great.  New Year was quiet as Steven and Family went home, and Debs had worked Christmas and New Year so she needed a bit of a break, so David and I had an early night!!

My card for today is very simple, I don't know whether it would be classed as CAS, but I really enjoyed doing it.  I have three birthdays next week so this is the first card... I have used a LOTV Pre-coloured image, from there art pad collection and this is Set 19 Cute Cottage Garden. I bought it as a Christmas pressy for myself lol!! There are some lovely images in this set, my second card is also going to be from this set as I still don't have any time to sit and colour at the moment. (I haven't finished it yet so will put it on later in the week)...

The lovely papers are Raspberry Road Designs 'Beach Bliss'.. also from LOTV.. and the sentiment is 'To Fit Scroll'.  My little cupcake I stamped and paper pieced it to match, a few rhinestones to give it some sparkle, also stickled the main image, distressed and inked the edges of the paper and card and added some faux stitching.  Doing simple is hard as I kept wanting to add other things lol!!!

Challenges Entered

LOTV Monthly Challenge - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes (Something New - Art Pad)
Simply Create Too - Anything Goes

Well guys here's wishing you a GREAT 'New Year'.. may it be full of laughter, Love and most important 'Healthy' ...
Big hugs,
Marjorie xx                            


  1. Such a fun birthday card it


  2. Hi Marjorie,
    Happy New Year to you and your family.
    So glad your kitchen is nearly all done. It's the one part of the house that is very awkward when it's being renovated.
    Love you card and the paper used on this fab creation.
    Great inside too.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  3. Happy New year to you and your family Marjorie.
    A gorgeous card to start 2014 with.
    Lorraine x

  4. What a gorgeous card and such a delish looking cupcake!

  5. Hi, Marjorie: Love your card. Thanks for entering our Challenge #52 - "Anything Goes"

    Simply Create Too Design Team Member

  6. Happy New Year Marjorie...gorgeous card, that image is adorable.
    Wendy xx

  7. This is just gorgeous....fab image and

  8. Happy New Year, Marjorie. Gorgeous card, love your colour choice. Just beautiful! xx

  9. Such a fun birthday card Marjorie with your stitching and adorable little birds.

    Hugs Diane

  10. Gorgeous card Marjorie, sounds like the perfect Christmas with the family hun. :o)

    Donna x

  11. Darling little birdies and such springy colors. I like how you've mounted and "stitched" the image. Thanks for joining the fun at Simply Create Too!

  12. Such a delightful Birthday card. Love the piercing around the edges.
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  13. Glad you had a lovely Christmas with lots of family to share it with. Wishing you a very Happy New Year.
    Gorgeous card, love the vibrant colours of the image and lovely backing papers to comlipment it.
    Hugs, Janine xx

  14. Gorgeous Birthday card, Love the image & great glad to hear you had a fabulous Christmas with your family....Happy New Year...Hugs May x x x

  15. What a gorgeous card Marjorie, I love those beautiful papers and the image is so cute.
    Glad you are at the end of all that hard work, now you can enjoy the fruits of your labour :o))
    Hope you have a Wonderful year full of Blessings.
    Huge Hugs Mau xx

  16. Thank you Marjorie for your best wishes. I haven't been around for a while but decided today to go through my followers and wish them all the best for the year ahead. I started at the end of the alphabet so you beat me to it! I hope the year ahead is good to you. Hazel x

  17. Beautiful card Marjorie...I love the sweet image and the colours of the little birds..fabulous papers and love your card design.Wishing you too,a very Happy New Year 2014..hope it is a good one..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  18. Such a beautiful card, Marjorie. Great use of the Art Pad and I love the little cupcake inside too!

    Thanks for joining our Lili of the Valley 'Anything Goes' challenge!

    Good Luck!


    Erica x