Saturday, 31 December 2011

New Beginnings - Sweet Stampin

Oooh - I hope everyone had a smashing time over Christmas!   We had a really wonderful few days, but I was banned from entering my craft room - bah!   LOL :D

Anyway, I managed to rustle up this card for our new challenge at Sweet Stampin this week, where our theme is 'New Beginnings'.  Now you can interpret this in lots of different ways, and the DT have come up with some really gorgeous inspiration for this too.  Our fabby sponsor this week is Angel Crafts .

Santa bought me some awesome stash this year, and though I haven't had time to play with any of it properly, I did manage to use my new Silhouette Cameo on this card to cut out the fireworks.  The cute image is Mo Manning, and I thought it was perfect for a New Year card. :)

I am entering this card in the below competitions:

Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Crafts and Me - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Happy New Year

Thanks so much for looking at my blog, and good luck to everyone entering the challenges.



Denise and Louise said...

This is just gorgeous. Lucky girl getting a Cameo - would love one of these!!
Wishing you and your family a Very Happy New Year.
Denise xx

KarinsArtScrap said...

a gorgeous card alison, great that new silhouette, great fireworks.
have a happy new year.

greetings karin

Tracey T said...

Sounds like you had a lovely Christmas - a Cameo, how fabby is that?! Love the sweet card and the choice of DP is just perfect for New Year. Have a good one! xx

Faye said...

Hiya Alison, this is a fab card. Loving the papers and gorgeous colours. Have a wonderful new year. See you in 2012. xxx

Paula (PEP) said...

I love the browns & creams & that backing paper is a beauty. Glad you had some time to play with the new toy - I'm determined to catch up with emails & comments today.
Paula (PEP)

Suzilou said...

Gorgeous card Alison and a Cameo, how cool. Wishing you a Happy New Year and seeing lots more of your beautiful creations in 2012 :) xx

Teresa said...

Hi Alison,
Ooh a Cameo! That sounds lovely! Yes, this image is so perfect for New year and I love the way you have coloured him and those fireworks look fabulous! Love the contrast with the dark and light. Happy new Year Alison! Hugs, Teresa xx

Claire said...

This is a gorgeous card hun - love it. I'll take this opportunity to wish you a Very Happy New Year. Hugs, Claire x

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card Alison, Wishing you a Very Happy and Healthy New Year.
Kevin xx

Anna said...

This is just gorgeous Alison
Wishing you and your family a Very Happy New Year, and looking forward to a new year with more of your beautiful things. :)

D K Crafts said...

Hi Alison. This is a really gorgeous card. Love the colours and image. Sounds like you had a lovely Christmas. Wishing you a happy new year and best wishes for 2012. Donna

Vicky said...

Gorgeous Alison.....and wishing you a happy new year too sweetie... :o)

big hugs Vicky xx

Vicky said...

Hi sweetie glad you had a fabulous christmas & cant wait to see your goodies on your creations.
Loving this card I'm so addicted to Mo's images I've got 3 coloured up waiting to go on cards I cant stop colouring them lol.

Wishing you a happy new year hope it brings you love, peace & lots of happiness hun.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Pink Dandelion said...

Really glad you had a fabby Christmas. Love this card especially the border. Wishing you and your family a very Happy and Crafty New Year. Debs xx

Deb said...

It is absolutely gorgeous Alison, so love that cute image!
Many thanks for joining in the last Cute Card Challenge for this year, hope to see you again in 2012!
Happy New Year, Debxx

Julie said...

Just Gorgeous! Thank you for joining us at Cute Card Thursday! Have a Happy New Year!


Annette said...

Gorgeous card Alison. I love the cream and black. I had a break from crafting over Xmas, but ready to get back into it now !!! LOL Hope you had a good New Year's Eve. Annette xx

Debbie said...

Glad you had such a lovely Christmas. Beautiful card Alison...gorgeous image and I love the colours. Happy New Year.
Debbie x

coops said...

fantastic card alison.i love your sepia colouring of the sweet image and your design is stunning :D
happy new year hun

xx coops xx

Sara said...

Fantastic card!!! Glad to hear that you had a great christmas =) I wish you a very happy new year!

Heidi said...

Gorgeous card Alison!
Beautiful design:)
Happy New Year.
Hugs, Heidi:)

Pauline said...

Fantastic card! Love that sweet image, and the fireworks are spectacular!

Wishing you a very happy new year!

Katarina A said...

Lovely card. Really nice! I'm glad you had nice holidays. I wish you inspirational 2012 :-) Katarina XXX

Sarah said...

Hi Alison, well sounds like you had some lovely goodies from Santa - a Cameo, eh! Lucky lady!!! But banning from craft rooms is not playing fair, especially as you had craft goodies in your stocking.

Hope your New Year celebrations were fun and that you have a brilliant 2012 - wanted to say that your cards are so inspirational, your colouring especially. Such a talented person you are!

Best wishes for you, and yours, for 2012.

Anonymous said...

Fabulous as always Alison!! I'm saving up for a Silhouette - will get there eventually!

Happy new year!

Donna Mosley said...

OMG! Alison, this is stunning. Love the image and sparkles. The layered border and fireworks look amazing. Have fun with your new stash hun.

Donna x

Abi said...

Gorgeous card Alison! Love the fireworks & borders, methinks you will have fun playing with the cameo! Happy New Year to you hon, I hope 2012 holds good things for you xx

Mina said...

stunning Alison, I love how you coloured this beautiful Mo's image...I hope you had a fantastic holiday season and I wish you and your loved ones good health, wealth and happiness for 2012...Happy New Year
Mina xxx

CraftyC said...

Its a beautiful card Alison and beautifully embellished. Have fun with your new toy and Happy New Year!

Shaz said...

Great card Alison. Love the image. Lucky you getting a Cameo from santa, you must a been a really good girl, lol. Happy 2012 to you and yours. xx

Lorraine said...

Fab New Year card, Alison! Love the monochrome colors, die cuts, texture & glitter! Happy New Year!

Natali said...

Gorgeous. Love your colour combination with gold glitter. And your puncher (or die?) just perfect match with image. Love it!!

Marion said...

Hi Alison.
Wow! A gorgeous card with a super colour combo. Love the die cuts and fab image.
How are you getting on with the Cameo machine.

SusanLotus said...

Your card is very beautiful! I love the colourchoice in this one.

I also want to wish you A Happy New Creative Year!

Anonymous said...

Great layout on this card, all the shapes makes such effect in the card, you rock even with two colors, I adore <3
Hugs Lilli

Mrs.B said...

Fabulous card, love the colour combo and those background papers - perfect with the image for New Year.
Avril x

Digi Darla said...

Love this card so much, pretty image and colours great job!

PS: I would be honor if you visit my challenge blog at and


Sue said...

Happy New Year Alison!!! Hope 2012 is a good one for you!
Aww I really love this. The image is gorgeous! I am going on a Mo Manning spree tomorrow!!! LOL
I love the rich brown with the gold - and all those gorgeous snowflakes and borders - and I love his sweep with the glitter - really Stunning Card!
Hope you had a good Christmas!
Big Hugs!
Sue xx

Debbie said...

Love the monotones, and I've always loved this little chiminey sweep. Great choice using your new Silhouette Cameo for the fireworks.


BTW.. Had a great time with my son in the city last night..Have a Happy New Year


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