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Friday, 3 January 2014

A New Year Surprise

Good afternoon everyone, this is the first day I have had time to get into my craft room and am hoping to get something done, everything was put away for Christmas and it will take a day or two before everything is back out and in use, so it may only be a little bit of blogging and commenting today. 

A wonderful start to the new year for me, I opened my copy of Craft Stamper, which arrived in the post this morning, to find a Valentine card I sent in had been published in the Ready, Set, Stamp! section.  There are some fabulous cards in there, here is mine:

My card blank was made using Papermill white linen card and paper for the insert, the other textured card is Docrafts Papermania premium textured cardstock.  For the main image and sentiment I used Paper Artsy Urban Snapshots Young Love, this was stamped onto Papermill smooth card and coloured with Promarkers and the background coloured with distress ink.  The heart doily was in my craft box, a freebie I think, and the roses are from years ago when I made some wedding invitations.  

Just a reminder while I am blogging that there is still time for you to pick up a bargain over at the Papermill in the sale, the make your own calendars and artist pads are half price, pop over and check out the offers.

I am working on my calendar pages and here is my January page, I intend to have a childrens' rhyme theme through the months, "January brings the snow, it makes your face and fingers glow" - "February brings the rain, it thaws the frozen lake again" etc.  The calendar and card used are all from The Papermill of course.

I want texture on my pages so started by embossing a piece of navy card with a snowflake embossing folder, I swiped a white ink pad over the raised areas to give the contrast.  The image was stamped in black and clear heat embossed, a little colour was added to the girl and the background was coloured with distress inks.  A little white flock was added to give the snow and a few die cut snowflakes embellished with pearls.  I used this idea the year before last and thought the rhyme theme would be great to carry on through my 2014 calendar.


Cumbrianlass said...

Congratulations Sylv and your calendars are brilliant, I so love papermill direct card, well I have to really as I live in Kendal so must support home industry.
Happy New Year
Janet xxx

Pauline Butcher said...

Fabulous card Sylv, it was lovely to see it, and your name, printed in my fave magazine this morning, I actually waved, lol. The Calendar is gorgeous, and a lovely family heirloom. Hugs P xxx

Mrs O crafty blog said...

Fabulous calendar page love the theme idea, Px

Barbara said...

This is such a lovely card, Sylv, well done on getting published in CS. (Had my mag since Tues, and haven't opened it yet) Love your calendar page too....must get cracking with mine x

KarinsArtScrap said...

sweet and beautiful card and great calender Sylv.

gr karin

Laine said...

So many congratulations on your publication Sylv. Fabulous projects.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sylv, well done on getting your card published, love the image. A fabulous calender page too.

Hugs Erin x

2amscrapper said...

congrats on being published--I will look for it when I get my copy. Great calendar idea!

Linda Simpson said...

Lovely card Sylv and do love the calendar. Congratulations on being published too.

Linda xxx

ionabunny said...

Congrats on your card being published. It's a great card.

Craftyfield said...

Congratulation on you card appearing in print. It's a beautiful card, so well deserved! Love your calendar page too!

Kate M said...

Congratulations on the publication- well deserved. Love your January page - great project!!

PinkyLisasInkyCrafts said...

Your the same as me, I only managed to craft yesterday for the first time since before Christmas.
Your card is brilliant. I love the bright bold colours in both the image and the layout. Great image and love the simple embellishments.
Your calendar page is wonderful as well.

<3 & hugs
Lisa xxxx

Dawn Lancaster said...

Great work! Congratulations on being published! xxx