Thursday, January 1, 2015


Happy New Year everyone!!

I hope 2015 is good to all and brings you nothing but blessings, goodness and happiness!!

I had a HUGE post intended for today,
but as usual it didn't

So I decided to take a break from DT work and choose a challenge or two
to finish this week with!!

 A "new to me" challenge was brought to my attention called
"Cardabilities" using the sketch shown below!

How fun to be able to join in this week.
I also love the challenges at"The  Kraft Journal" and decided to use the
"cardabilities" sketch with "The Kraft Journal" challenge of
"Happy New Year".
The two worked together for me!!

I used "kraft" card stock for the base of my card,
then, I stamped a bit of ink splatters on my designer paper,
then using a few dies I went from there.
The little flowers you see, I hand rolled, they are teeny tiny, picky little things!!

I will be back tomorrow with another "chosen" challenge.
Speaking of challenges, there is a wonderful one going on over at 
why not check it out and join in!!


Darlene said...

Fabulous! Love the 'wooden' background and the paper piercing is perfect! Great job on the 'spritz' too ... I got a little carried away on mine! LOL!
You are so good with those little flowers ... Uugh ... definitely NOT my strong suit! Well done my friend!

Lynn said...

I love Cardabilities sketches and what you have done with this one. Perfect take on the sketch! Lots of nice textures going on. Happy New Year!

Ekaterina Antipova said...

Nice card! Thanks for playing along with us Cardabilities

Leslie Miller said...

Cardabilities always has pretty sketches and samples. Now that you've discovered them I bet you'll be using more of them. They're perfect for all those pretty die cuts you use. Love the paper on this, and the ink splatters look like they belong there. Very nice, Diane! A happy new year to you, as well!

Ros Crawford said...

Happy New Year!!! I hope you have a very happy one ... Brilliant card to start the year with ... Love those colours and design ... Sending big hugs!

Unknown said...

So Beautiful Card! Thanks for sharing with us Cardabilities :D

somethingcraftybydottie said...

Happy New Year to you and yours. I hope all your dreams come true, and thank you for both of your lovely heartfelt comments. I am now a follower of yours now too.
God Bless

Lisa said...

This is so gorgeous, Diane!! I love the wood background and the ink spatters!! The little flowers are so sweet!! Absolutely fabulous New Year's card my friend!! Gosh, how could it be 2015 already?? If this year goes by as fast as last year, I will be saying I can't believe it's 2016 already before I know it!! I hope you had a wonderful New Year's celebration!! May 2015 be an amazing one for you! Big hugs :)

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Graciellie Design said...

Beautiful card, great use of the sketch! Happy new year to you and yours Diane! Also wish you can continue to inspire us through your lovely blog. Hugs.

Mrs Frizz said...

Pleased to have you on board - fabulous interpretation of the sketch. Thank you for playing along with us at Cardabilities.

Look forward to seeing your creativity regularly.

~Tammy~ said...

Such a fun and unique New Year's card! Thank you for sharing it with us at The Kraft Journal! Happy New Year! May you be blessed in 2015!

Nowe Love Papierowe said...

Nice card!
Thanks for joining in at Cardabilities