Sunday, 2 January 2011

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to you all and I hope it is a really good year filled with love, laughter, health and happiness. We started the year at my in-laws with lots of laughter, fun and love, but sadly not health as so many of us had flue/colds etc. Despite that we had a lovely belated Christmas complete with a yummy meal
Crackers and the traditional Christmas crowns, as well as party poppers to festoon the Christmas star on the ceiling.
Big cheesy grins from Alex, who was especially delighted with the marbles from his cracker
Silly games (Uncle Ben with Alex and his cousin Tom)
and Christmas presents (we even had various attempts at a family photo with hillarious results that Tim doesn't want me to post here - this was the best we got with the presents!). It was a lovely way to start the New Year and I hope everyone recovers from their various illnesses soon (I can't wait to get rid of my sinus infection!).
Today was a much more gentle day and I managed to catch up with some crafting.  This first card is a clean and simple New Baby card made for a friend who gave birth to a little girl on 21st December. This is my DT card for Quirky Crafts 'New things' challenge which starts tonight for two weeks. I am also entering it into the Lots to do 'New beginnings' challenge.
This next card is another one for the Quirky Crafts challenge...this time I used my new Christmas stash (Crafty Individual stamps) and so I am entering this card for the 'new things' challenge from Sew Many Cards and My Time to Craft.
This card was made for a man's birthday card and so is being entered into the Crazy4Challenges 'celebrate something' challenge.  I am not too sure about the colour of the trees on the bottom of the card, but I guess you have to experiment to find out what works!
Finally I made another thank you card, this time following Unscripted Sketches #13 and using another Crafty Individuals stamp coloured in using my promarkers.  I am really pleased with the effect of this card and am entering it for the All sorts and CCT 'thank you' challenges as well.  That is all from me for now. Have a very Happy New Year Everyone.


crafty creations said...

Hi Caro and a Very Happy and Healthy New Year to you all - seems like you had a good time despite the illnesses - love your cards

Thanks for sharing with the Lotstodo Challenge x Hilda

Anne said...

What a gorgeous bunch of cards, love them all!
Phindys Place has a Thank You challenge running too at the moment, do please pop by and enter:)
Happy New Year

Fleur said...

What gorgeous card, I love them
Thanks for joining my challenge at ALLSORTS this week, Good Luck
Happy new year
Hugz Fleur xXx

Debs said...

Fabulous cards - especially love the birds one.
Thanks for playing along with us at Allsorts this week.
Good luck
Debs xx

Lesley said...

Lovely cards! Thanks for taking part in the MTTC challenge xx

Glitter Monkey said...

WOW what a lot of lovely cards!! Thank you for joining in with Cute Card Thursday. Lol Lynn ♥