Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Happy New 2014

Hello and thank you for stopping by!!! First of all I want to wish all of you a wonderful and successful  Year 2014!!! I know I have neglected my blog very very much in the past year, but I can't change the past and so I will just try to be a better blogger this year. I won't promise blogging on a regular basis but I have a few cards that I made that I would love to share with you.

So here is the card I want to start my new Bloggingyear with:

The image on the card is from the new actual Launch of LOTV and is called James-Butterflies. I colored him with my Ranger Distressinks and cut him out with the Labels 2 Die from Crafts-Too and embossed him too with my Cuttlebug.

The backgroundpaper I used on the card was made by using my new Hexagon-punch from Stampin Up that I got for Christmas from my amazingly talented and generous friend Annette! I used paper from the Linen Closet stack from DCWV and punched out the hexagons. I inked the edges of all the hexagons with Vintage Photo Distress Ink to give it a more finished look. I glued them down randomly on a piece of cardstock and inked the edges with the same vintage photo Distressink from Ranger. Then I used a brown marker to draw all the sewing-lines arround the hexagons.
Cut the paper in 3 pieces and added a few nice embellishments such as metalic brads, brown ribbon  and a vintage wood-button I got from a friend once.
To finish the card I used a sentiment from the LOTV Everyday Grungy Messages set.

Please let me know what you all think! As today is National Hugging Day I send you all lots and lots of hugs :)
Have a blessed day and HAPPY CRAFTING!!!

Maria :)

I would like to enter this card into the Monthly Challenge of LOTV


Ina said...

Simply adorable Maria. Love your stamp and design. Hugs.

Anne said...

Happy New Year to you too Maria!This is very pretty, I love the patchwork background you did, I must have a go at that myself.

Thanks for joining our Anything Goes challenge - good luck!

Anne x
Lili of the Valley

Cindy :) said...

love your adorable image hun, LOTV have so many adorable images, how do you choose which one to use, LOL
I love that background paper you designed, it looks store bought rather than handmade, amazing job!! Well done, good luck in the challenge :)

Ina said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the new look on your blog M simply awesome. Hugs

The Queen (Laura) said...

The background is awesome! The bear is so adorable. I love the colors you've chosen. Fabulous job!
Lots of Hugs,

Birdie said...

Wow M! Loving both the card and the new blog look. Wonderful coloring job and excellent layout for the background.