Monday, 4 January 2016

Happy New Year!

Good morning all & A Happy New Year to you!
Firstly, I must apologise for being a bad blogger over the holidays & not 
posting or commenting as much as I should have!
I've just been so tired & worn out, I needed a good rest!
I'l try to get round to your blogs soon I promise!
So, now that we're slowly getting back to normal, it's time for the first challenge of 2016 
at Eureka Stamps where the theme this time is

Here's my card

I've made a little 6"x6" twisted easel card, using the lovely sentiment 
Which was cut out with a Spellbinders oval die & matted onto 
another Spellbinders, die cut, ornate oval.
The base card is green & the paisley type paper is 
 from the My Minds Eye, Best of Paisley pad.
I distressed the paper with my serrated scissors.
The flowers are from my stash & have been there forever! 
I tend not to use flowers very often as I like to make cards which can be posted easily.
They just seemed to want to be on this card though!
The colours match better IRL.
Thanks for popping in. I hope you can play in this weeks challenge.
I'm sure you all have at least one birthday coming up soon!

I'd like to enter this card in a few little challenges:
Dragonfly Journeys - They Say It's Your Birthday
Glitter n Sparkle Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - Anything goes with Patterned Paper
Petal Lu - Anything Goes
The Sisters of Craft -Anything Goes
Creative Corner - Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks - Anything Goes
C.R.A.F.T. -Anything Goes
Sieze The Birthday Birthday + Topping: Anything Goes


  1. Morning Dawn, a beautiful card and love the papers. Happy New Year to you too.
    Linda xxx

  2. Happy New Year my crafty friend. What a beautiful card. Looking forward to seeing all your wonderful creations this year xxx

  3. Oooh, Love the paper you have used on this card... so trendy and spring like! Thanks for sharing your card in our "anything goes" challenge this week at Glitter n Sparkle - Vic,(D.T) X

  4. A fabulous card - love the twisted easel.
    Kath x

  5. I have never made an easel card, yours is quite lovely and embellished with wonderful flowers! Thank you for joining us at Seize the Birthday!

  6. This is gorgeous Dawn, lovely papers and great design.
    Wishing you a very Happy New Year, I hope it's a good one.

  7. Super neat card!! Love the unique folding. Thanks for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week. Happy New Year!

  8. Happy New Year Dawn. Hope you are feeling more rested now. I'm a big fan of twisted easel cards and just love the fabulous bright colours you have used.
    Cathy x

  9. Happy New Year Dawn Great card love the colours Hugs Sandra xx

  10. Great fold/shape love the colors, awesome job. Thank you for entering our challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks.

    Leanne DT/4CC

  11. Oh, what beautiful papers, Dawn! Love how you made the sentiment the focal point and that's a fab die cut frame.

  12. Hi Dawn this is a gorgeous twisted easel card I love the colours and the beautiful papers you have used. Hugs Jackie

  13. Happy New Year to you too Dawn, I've been mostly missing too...mad dash now to be ready for our trip to NZ at the weekend. A last minute change with the airline means we're leaving Saturday instead of Sunday...eek!

    Love your easel card, those paisley papers are gorgeous. Carol x

  14. Love your twisted easel card, great papers and sentiment.

  15. A fabulous card and design Dawn. The Paisley paper is stunning. I hope you are feeling more rested now. Happy New Year to you xx

  16. Great card Dawn! Love the colors! Thanks for joining us at Glitter N Sparkle!

  17. I am definitely going to try one of these. Love your papers and that sweet sentiment. Lovely card, Dawn. Hugz

  18. A gorgeous twisted easel card Dawn. Love the papers you have used.

  19. Great twisted easel card...Thanks for sharing it with Creative Corner Challenge!

  20. Fabulous twisted easel, your design!! Wishing you a Happy New year too!!
    Hugs Donna xx
    Kraftyscot Handmade Crafts

  21. Hi Dawn! This is a very pretty card and I'm not sure that I've seen the twisted easel before, but I love it! Thanks so much for joining my challenge this week :)

    Jeannie T.
    Dragonfly Journeys

  22. Great fold. Beautiful color combination. Thanks for sharing your talent with us at Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.
    Margaret, DT

  23. This is so fantastic - terrific design. Thanks for playing along with Seize the Birthday.

  24. Great design. Thank you for joining in with the Sisters of Craft challenge, good luck in the voting and we hope to see you again. Crafty Blessings. Tracy SOC DT x We now also have a Sisters of Craft Facebook Group where you share your makes, find inspiration and take part in mini challenges.


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Dawn xx