Friday, December 27, 2013

New Year Lovers

     OK, it's my first Friday since leaving the Delicious Doodles design team and I begged Teri to let me come back one more time as a Guest Designer so that I could do this card using her fabulous silhouette image, "Lovers."  She said "yes," and here I am!   The theme this week is "Let's Party" and I can't think of a bigger party than the one to start off the New Year every year.  I hope we'll see you playing along.

I chose sketch #173 from Sunday Sketch & Stamp.

     This image is also fantastic for a wedding, engagement, or anniversary card.  Or maybe a New Year's wedding?  Just change out the sentiment.  I printed the image, added some Stickles (Diamond) for a bit of glitz and sparkle, then double framed it with two negative die cuts, one black, one white.

     The embossed paper is a leftover from another project (you'll see it next year) and I used my brand new embossing folder from Sizzix (which actually is flowers, not snowflakes, but I thought it made great flakes, too.  :-D )  I have some wonderful new tools to use this year.

     The silver ribbon was in my stash and the background dp was made by painting a scrap piece of  paper with Royal Blue paint from Creative Inspirations and then adding snow to it with a white gel pen.  The sentiment is also an image from Delicious Doodles and is a freebie on the Facebook page over there.

Artistic Inspirations -- Anything goes
Craft-Dee Bowz -- Anything w/ handmade bow
Crafter's Cafe -- New Year
Crafting by Designs -- New
Crafty Bloggers Network -- Girly
Crazy Challenge -- New Year
Creative Inspirations Paints -- Anything goes
Cuttin' n Stampin' -- Anything goes w/ leftovers
Fan-Tastic Tuesday -- Punches & dies
Friends of Speedy TV -- Wedding or engagement
My Craft Creations -- Anything goes
One Stitch at a Time -- Anything goes
Outlawz Monday Greeting -- Tie it up (ribbon/lace)
Paper Pretties Weds. -- New Year
Pink Elephant Monday -- Anything goes
Rhedd & Rosie's -- Snow
Robyn's Fetish -- Silver or gold
Scribble n Scrap -- Anything goes
Twisted Tuesday -- New beginnings + use something new (emb folder)
Vintage Stamping/Flonz -- Cold & frosty colors
Whimsy Inspirations -- Party time

     So, one last time as a favor for me, won't you play along in the "Party Time" challenge at Delicious Doodles?  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie  


  1. Super card hun! Thank you so much for GDT-ing for us this week! MWAH!! xxx

  2. Just gorgeous and the silhouette image is very striking. A great way to start the new year.
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  3. Oh my Connie what a gorgeous silhouette! I love the gorgeous embossed background.

    Linda xxx

  4. Pretty silhouette with the stickles for shine & glamour. Thank you for entering OSAAT Ch194 Anything Goes.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  5. The silhouette is just stunning, NC. I can see why you couldn't stay away. Lovely card. Hope you had a joyful and peaceful Christmas.
    hugs, Asha - Sunny Summer Crafts

  6. Another beautiful creation Nanna Connie, your cards are always such a pleasure to view :) :) Love the Delicious Doodles image you have used and it is just perfect for bringing in 2014. Happy New Year to you too :) Good luck in our month long OSAAT 'Anything Goes' challenge. Hugs Jane OSAAT DT xxxx

  7. NanaConnie, this New Year card is stunning ..... how better could it be than to welcome in a New Year than with love and romance. Using the stick les on the silhouette is a lovely touch and I love the embossed 'snowflakes paper. A very beautiful card. Good luck in our extended challenge. Ingrid xx ( OSAAT Team )

  8. Gorgeous-ness!!! Love that silhouette image and how you used it for a Happy New Year's card. Beautiful!

  9. Gorgeous creation! Love how you used this image.

  10. A great silhouette image thankyou for joining our challenge at artistic inspirations good luck fiona dt. x

  11. Hi NanaConnie i hope your ok! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and have a happy new year! Your card is lovely! I can't wait for 2014!

    Love From Rebecca xx

  12. Thank you for entering this fab card in Rhedd and Rosie's challenge, god luck! Xx

  13. Oh I can see why you wanted to create with this NC!! I love the design too!! Beautiful job my friend! HUGS :)

  14. Beautiful New Years Eve Card Connie...I think it is fantastic. Such a lovely image. Hugz, joann

  15. Hello NanaConnie -- nice to "see" you again. Love the silhouette on this card! Thanks for joining the Craft-Dee BowZ December challenge again!

  16. What an elegant and romantic design thank for joining us over at Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge hope to see you again next week....
    Suzy B

  17. Love love your silhouette card and back to be a guest designer. I agree that it is a fabulous cut that can be used for so many different themes.

  18. Fantastic image & a great card!
    Happy New Year when the time comes!
    Dawn xx

  19. A great entry for our challenge over at Rhedd & Rosies x

  20. Lovely image used very effectively.

  21. So very elegant and great use of the elements.

    Thanks so much for joining in at FlonzCraft Vintage Stamping Challenges again.

    B x

  22. Lovely card, thank you for sharing with us at Rhedd and Rosie's, good luck Hun, Zoe DT xx

  23. Great card, such a lovely silhouette. Thanks for sharing it with us at Robyn's Fetish Challenge.
    Laurence DT

  24. Beautiful card. Love the black and white choice for color. Thanks for joining us at Twisted Tuesday Challenges.

  25. Great you think if I beg, Teri would let me do a GDT too?! lol I love Delicious Doodles!
    Thanks for joining us at Rhedd & Rosies challenge blog.
    Fiona x

  26. Many thanks for entering the Rhedd and Rosie's Challenge Happy New Year and good luck! Melissa (DT) xxxx

  27. Thank you for entering our challenge at Cuttin and Stampin. Love your card!

  28. Fabulous card and I really like that Silhouette,looks like a must have!

  29. Fabulous card, thank you for joining us for this months girly challenge.

    sylv xx
    crafty Bloggers Network DT

  30. Great idea for a couple's first new year. Thanks for sharing with us at Artistic Inspirations

  31. Very pretty! Love the image! Thanks for joining us at Twisted Tuesday!

  32. Lovely card
    Thanks for joining in at One Stitch At A Time this week
    Hugs Katie x

  33. LOL knew that you wouldn't be able to stay away!!!! Love this image and that card!

    Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Scribbles and Scrap Challenge. Hope you will join us next time DT Crafting Vicky

  34. oh I'm back with a different DT hat on to say how pretty this card is!

    Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

  35. Beautiful card; thanks for joining us at the Crazy Challenge. Regards Helen

  36. Beautiful card; thanks for joining us at the Crazy Challenge. Regards Helen

  37. Gorgeous card, NC...very elegant.

    Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck.

  38. This is so beautiful card! Thanks to joining us at The Crazy Challenge!
    Good luck!!

  39. Fabulous NanaConnie! I loved your work with Delicious Doodles, glad to see you've not gone altogether! Thanks for sharing your card this week at Crafting by Designs. Happy New Year to you! mo xxx


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