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Boz Towers, Essex, United Kingdom
I'm a Red Hat Society member with a love of crafting of all sorts. A very proud mum to four fabulous children and Nan to six gorgeous grandchildren. I started work as a milliner and now have an abiding love of scrapbooking and card making.

The lovely people that drop by ~ thank you.

Sunday 12 January 2014

Happy New Year and a 'New' Challenge at OSAAT

Happy New Year to you all and it's time for a brand 'New' Challenge over at the OSAAT Challenge. Our theme this first challenge of the year is 'Some thing New'. It could be a new job, a new home, a new baby or just celebrating some thing new. Our sponsor this week is our very own Stitchy Bear Digi Outlet and the prize is $9 to spend in the store, there are twenty designers in our store and there is sure to be something that tickles your creative spirit.  Our rules are very simple:-

1. You may enter as many times as you like when using a Stitchy Bear digi stamp. But, if you choose to enter without using one of the images from the store then you will be entered into a separate draw for $3 to spend in the store.

2. You must link back to our blog.

3. No backlinking, this must be a new creation blogged after our challenge goes live.

I created my card this week for a particular couple. My next door neighbours of 13 years have moved to Ireland and are hoping to open a B&B over there. Good Luck, Sue and Terry.

I chose a design by Reece's Scrap Pieces called 'Going Up' it reminded me very much how their former home had been decorated in the past.  Included in the images was a pre-coloured one that I have used. There are quite a few pre-coloured images in the store and these make for a very quick card, there's always time later to colour the image in your own colours. I've kept it simple with some lovely spotty paper and a Memory Box die cut. A self generated sentiment punched out with a couple of Stampin' Up punches.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

A Gem of a Challenge #104 - Something New

A Creative Romance - Something New


Hazel said...

Lovely colours on this one, Jennie, I bet your friends loved it. All the best for the year ahead. Hazel x

dragonllew said...

Great card love that die cut
Jenny x

Mimi said...

Just love the way this card turned out Jennie, vibrant and certainly celebrates the exciting time of moving home.

Mimi said...

And now to finish my comment saying as it decided to go into preview mode then would not let me type anything else :):) Was going to add that I just love the die you have used, think I am going to have to add that to my wish list :) Hugs Jane xx

Ingrid Mason said...

Oh Jennie, what a very pretty New Home card for your friends ......and how lovely that there's a likeness to the decor of the home you knew your friends living in. I'm sure that they will feel very loved and appreciated when they pick up on your inspiration. What a very beautiful die, so delicate and sweet ...perfect for your sentiment. Love Ingrid xxx ♥

Love crafts forever said...

Beautiful card Jannie. Lovely die cut on the side.
Happy New Year!!!!
Hugs Nataliya

Lynn (aka Lynnpenguin) said...

What a lovely card Jennie. The image is just great and the bright colours you used really make it pop. Very nice indeed.

Lynn, OSAAT DT Sister

Highland Handmade said...

Fab card, good luck to your neighbours!! Nice to see you back crafting xx

Lisa Winnard - TheCraftarageStudio said...

Lovely Jennie, love the deco colours you've used.
Lisa OSAAT Teamie xxx

verybellemakes said...

Hope your neighbours liked the card!! Lovely flourish detail.

Victoria (OSAAT teamie)

Unknown said...

Jennie, thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving such a great comment. I love to color so the animal digi was right up my alley! Your creations are beautiful as well. Have a great day. Also thanks for the opp. to win your candy!

Margaret said...

What a fabulous card. I love scene cards. I hope someday you'll be able to visit your friends in Ireland and enjoy their B&B. Maggie OSAAT Teamie

Josephine said...

I loved this when I saw it on the challenge blog - it's so vibrant! Your additions are perfect because they complement the image without overpowering it,