Saturday, 1 January 2011

A new card from me at last!

Happy New Year Everyone - all the best for 2011!

Finally I have managed to make a card for some challenges - it seems like ages since I made a card. I don't really "do" new year celebrations so I had a lovely quiet New Year's Eve at home,  making a couple of cards and having a play with some of my new craft stuff.  I won a voucher from One Stop Card Crafts in a recent challenge and placed my order a few days ago.  The parcel of goodies arrived yesterday and it was just waht I needed to give me a bit of inspiration again!

I think that I am totally done with red and green and Christmas for quite a while now so I wanted to make something completely different.  Yellow is not really a colour I go for but I am really pleased with how this card has turned out.   I've used my favourite Tilda with Curls stamp and coloured her with pro markers.  I have used some of my new Diamond Stickles to add a bit of sparkle to the distressed edges and the border punch is from Martha Stewart.

I am going to enter this card into the following challenges:

Sweet Sketch Wednesday - I used their sketch
Just Magnolia - Anything Goes
Cutie Stampers - Lucky Charm
Incy Wincy Designs - Distressing
Cards and More - Distressed
I love pro markers - Anything goes
Passion for Pro markers - Anything goes
Crafty Emma's - Anything goes

Thanks for looking!



Fleur said...

Hi Amanda. A gorgeous card, beautiful colouring & pretty flower
Happy new year
Hugz Fleur xXx

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Amanda, what a gorgeous card. I love the image and your colouring is fab. Thanks for joining in with our Mega Christmas challenge over at PFP. Hugs, Denise x
Happy New Year!

Tine said...

Hi there Amanda. Fab Tilda image and prettily coloured. All the best for the New Year. Thanks for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers.
Tine :)

mulberry station said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Amanda. Yellow isn't one of my favorite colors you have mastered that combinations of shades and coloring for your card. It is sooo yummy! Beautiful work!! Happy New Year!
Nancy SSW-DT

MauMau88 said...

Wonderful card!

Cutie Stampers

patty said...

hello and welcome to the challenge from Cards and more.
good luck for the challenge and the new year!
hugs, patty

Kathleen said...

Hi Amanda, gorgeous card love the sunny colours, thank you for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers.

Bianca said...

What a lovely and colorfull card! Thank you for joining us at Cards und More! xx Bianca

jackiescrafts said...

Hi Amanda
Happy New Year to you wishing you Health and Peace for 2011
What a lovely card you have made I love the colours and your Tilda image

Hugs Jackie x

Claudia Rosa ~ Pretty Pressings said...

wow.. lovely card Amanda
i love your colors and the coloring

Michele Roos said...

Such a gorgeous card. Love the image you've used and the design also. Thanks for joining in with our Mega Christmas Challenge at PFP. Happy New Year Hugs Michele x

coops said...

stunning card amanda.the tilda is beautiful and i love your colours and distressed papers.
thanks for playing in our mega christmas challenge at PFP :D

xx coops xx

Linda Anderson said...

Gorgeous, absolutely gorgeous!!!!! Makes me think spring is just around the corner...HOORAY!! Love your border punch, flower and charm!! Thanks for joining us at SSW and Happy New Year.


Linda . J said...

Beautiful card Amanda love the distressing and the gorgeous design.
Thank you for joining us over at Incy Wincy.
A very Happy New Year to you.

Hugs Linda

Jackie Randolph said...

Gorgeous card Amanda!! Beautiful coloring of this sweet Maggie!
Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday!
Jackie - SSW DT

Julie said...

Gorgeous card, Amanda!! Love the spring colours with this little Tilda - just perfect!! Thanks for joining in our challenge at PFP, Juliexx

WeirdCat said...

A lovely card, lovely warm colours,thank you for joining us at I♥Promarkers,
Ruth x

My name is Wynneth said...

A really pretty card. Thanks for joining us on I ♥ Promarkers.

Julie said...

Still a fabbie card, Amanda - thanks for playing along with us at CES challenges! Juliexx

Jeannie said...

What a sweet little girl and I love the flower and the little heart charm! Just perfect! Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

Peace & Luv,

Sharon Basel said...

What a dreamy looking card Amanda. I love the vintage feel of this too. beautifully done - love all the details. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday!
All the best,

Clarissa Schupp said...

thanks for this lovely card, I like the way you colored your card, it´s amazing.
Thanks for joining us at Cards und More.

hugs Clarissa

Karen said...

Great card Amanda, love the bright colours too, thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers.
xx said...

A real beauty! I just love the softness and all your distressing! Thanks so much for playing at Sweet Sketch Wednesday!

Deanne :)

mgoll88 said...

wow, what a wonderful card.... looks very nice!

Lovely Greet
(Cutie Stampers)