Saturday, 9 January 2016

Happy New Year Everyone

Hello everyone that pops in I am sorry I've not blogged for a while but life really gets in the way. I only work part time but I feel so, so tired. Sleeping isn't brilliant at the moment - thoughts, my mind racing and arthritis. You all know what it can be like. 
2016 promises to be an exciting time for me and because of this I intend to blog  but it may be slightly more random than in the past.
So, 2016 is exciting because a) we had a very unexpected raffle prize win (I still can't quite believe it)  a 7 night stay travelling Business Class to Dubai. Never travelled BC, so looking forward to that, b) it's our Ruby wedding in April, c) I will be having a milestone birthday in October and d) the most exciting (and frightening) news of all is that my daughter will become a yummy mummy in April. It will be our first grandchild too!
Today's card was made for friends of ours that got engaged over the Christmas period. I wanted to make a simple card, as like me, they're not teenagers anymore! The focal point is a smaller version of the background. I printed this off twice using Serif to have one image more faded than the other. The plan was to paper piece, the darker image on the inside of the die cut. But the image I chose to use didn't provide enough contrast. Still effective though

5x7 card blank
Serif - Butterfly Garden
Tattered Lace - Starlight Oval die
Lidll - pale blue card
Sentiment printed with a laser printer and foiled with Patsy May Foil It machine

I am so full of cold at the moment that I don't think I'll be venturing very far this week end. On that note I just want to say that my thoughts are with the recent flood victims. It has been awful for them To those unwell or in pain of all descriptions - I sincerely hope things improve for you


  1. Lovely card Karen. Great news about your win, that is a major prize, well done. Both of us being Grand parents in April, xxx

  2. Hi Karen and a happy new year to you. Just hurry up and get rid of that cold! A trip to Dubai wow that is some prize. You certainly have a lot to look forward to this year. Best wishes Jackie x

  3. Hi Karen this is a gorgeous card. Enjoy your holiday that is a fantastic prize. It is also good news about your daughter. It sounds like 2016 is going to be a very good year for you. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  4. Hi Karen
    Happy New Year to you!
    Gosh, what excitement. Its always a pleasure to turn left when you get on an aircraft so enjoy! Have only done it when travelling for work a few years ago....make the most of the airport lounges too chuck.
    There's a lot going on for you this year and all good so savour every minute.
    Fab card. The foiling looks really detailed.
    Best wishes.
    Ang x

  5. Hi Karen,

    Happy New Year to you too. Beautiful card you have made. Wow so many exciting things happening for you this year, enjoy it and savor it all.

    Love & hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  6. Hello Karen,
    Love your card, and wonderful news about the baby, your Anniversary, your Birthday - and was there anything else. Oh yes, the small thing of winning a fabulous holiday and travelling BC, well done and have a great time.
    You certainly know how to have a wonderful year!!!!
    love Maureen xxx

  7. Lovely card & lots of brilliant news. A very busy year for you, I think!!!