Thursday, 2 January 2014

So special

Hello lovely people,

Happy New Year!  I was unlucky enough to have a stomach bug for the last few days of 2013 but in general it was a pretty good year.  I have lots of gorgeous new crafting goodies to play with - some from my lovely family and some that I couldn't resist getting for myself as a Christmas treat!  I hope you did too!

And now it's time for our first Crafty Little Fairies challenge of 2014 where we have the theme of...


So, we are thinking new baby, new home, new job or anything else new that you can think of!

Our fabulous sponsor this week is...

I sent this card to friends of ours who had their little girl very prematurely 3 months ago when she was finally able to go home from the Neonatal Unit just in time for Christmas :-)

This is from the recent release of gorgeous baby stamps from LOTV and I can see myself using it a lot!  I even pushed myself to do a faint blue background as I thought it might look odd without and I'm actually pretty happy with it.  It seems to have bleached out in the photo below though :-(

Card recipe;
DP: Sofiero collection - Maja Designs
Ribbon / pink thread: from stash
Dies: Precious stars - Memory Box, Timeless rectangles (used as borders) - Spellbinders
Frantage: Shabby White - Stampendous

Copic colours;
Skin: E0000/000/00/21/11
Blanket: RV0000/000/81
Basket: E40/41/42/43
Ribbon: T0/1 & R85
Background: B0000/000/0

So, make it your first New Year's resolution to pop over to Crafty Little Fairies and see what the rest of the Fairies have created and I hope they inspire you to join in with the challenge.

I hope you all have a wonderful 2014 filled with lots of crafting!

Thanks for visiting and I really appreciate any comments that you leave,

Kat xx

Challenges I am entering;
1.  Simon Says Stamp (something new)
2.  That Craft Place (anything goes)
3.  Totally Gorjuss (new)


Rebecca Bradshaw said...

Beautiful card!

Vicky said...

This is gorgeous sweetie I love these new baby stamps & love the lush colours. Sorry you were poorly for the end of the year.
However I wish you a Happy new year sweetie, wishing you all the best for the year ahead.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Sue said...

Happy New Year Kat, sorry to hear that you have been unwell, I hope you are better now.
Your card is gorgeous. Such a sweet image, I love your soft colouring and beautiful papers too.
hugs Sue xx

Lorraine said...

What an adorable card. Hope you are feeling better.
Happy New Year to you and your family
Lorraine x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Great minds think alike but our cards are totally differnet. Love the soft look and beautofully embellished. Hope you are all better now x

Wishcraft said...

Super sweet image and fab colouring too, very pretty card hun! Hope you're feeling better now... Happy New Year :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

Hi Kat... Happy New Year, I hope 2014 is a good one for you and that you are feeling better now. This is a super pretty card. I wish I could pull off subtle colours like this. Sigh xx

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry to hear you've been ill !!! This has been such a rough season for everyone!! I was also sick a ton this past month... :( :(

Hoping for a better 2014!!!
This card is sooooo beautiful & I love the LOTV image!! Sweet beyond measure !!!! :))

Wishing you nothing but the best for the upcoming year!!
:)) xo

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Christine L said...

Oooh this is a fabulous card Kat.... my favourite papers (of course)... and that gorgeous LOTV image.. your colouring is perfect on it... and the blue background is fab!

So sorry to hear that you weren't too well over the last few days of 2013... but here's to 2014 and all the things we have to look forward to!

Big hugs
Christine x

Unknown said...

What a gorgeous pretty and ever so cute card Kat! The pastel colours, the adorable little image, the added extra touches. Brilliant.
Enjoy your new goodies now that you're feeling better!
Happy New Year! xxx

Unknown said...

A truly gorgeous card Kat. Glad you are better now. Luv Mum x.

Unknown said...

A truly gorgeous card Kat. Glad you are better now. Luv Mum x.


Wow, Kat this is gorgeous hun and so beautifully coloured. It's perfect for our challenge this week. Thank you for sharing it and joining in with the fun at Totally Gorjuss this week, and good luck in the challenge. Hugs Janine xx

Teresa said...

A stunning card Kat, wish I had seen this challenge yesterday lol I could have entered my card card, never mind.
Happy New Year to you, Hugs Teresa xx

Jennifer said...

Where do I begin, Kat! Perhaps I should just say "beyond gorgeous - LOVE it!"

Sorry to hear you were not well, and hope you are completely recovered now.

Jennifer. x

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous hunny this is super cute and SOOOOOOO ADORABLE like your sentiment says hugs me xx

debby4000 said...

Oh what an adorable, gorgeous card, lovely sweet image and pretty details.

Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge.