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.

     Challenges:
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  

40 comments:

Teri said...

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

Desire Fourie said...

Just gorgeous and the silhouette image is very striking. A great way to start the new year.
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Linda Simpson said...

Oh my Connie what a gorgeous silhouette! I love the gorgeous embossed background.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

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

Asha said...

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

Mimi said...

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

Ingrid Mason said...

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 )

jimlynn said...

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

Julia said...

Gorgeous creation! Love how you used this image.
Hugs,
Julia

fiona walker said...

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

Rebecca said...

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

Wendy McCarthy said...

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

*Vicki* said...

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

Sassy Raggedy said...

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

Donna Maligno said...

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

Teresa Arsenault said...

Elegant image and beautiful design.

Sue Bridesmith said...

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

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

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.

Dawn Lancaster said...

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

Sandie said...

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

Janine said...

Lovely image used very effectively.

brenda said...

So very elegant and great use of the elements.

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

B x

Zoe said...

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

Laurence said...

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

Tracie said...

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

flossbite said...

Great card...do 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.
Hugs
Fiona x

Melissa Latchem said...

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

Teresa said...

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

Glenda Atkins said...

Fabulous card and I really like that Silhouette,looks like a must have!
hugs
Glenda

Sylv said...

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

sylv xx
crafty Bloggers Network DT

Kitt said...

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

Hillary Harris said...

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

Katie Stringer said...

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

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

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

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

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

Helen said...

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

Helen said...

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

Lexie said...

Gorgeous card, NC...very elegant.

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

zara petkova said...

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

maureenjscott said...

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