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Tuesday, 1 January 2013

New Year....New Start

Morning everyone,
The sun is shining for a change and the sky is blue, so we're packing up a little picnic, and  heading off to the beach with Finn. 
First though, I wanted to share with you my very first DT card of 2013. This month, the challenge at 
 is 'Lead By Example' I thought what better way of starting off the new year than to use up some of my scraps of card and paper. I don't know about you, but I keep almost every scrap, and now I'm running out of space in my craft room.... soon I'll be buried under a mountain of pretty paper, so if I don't blog for a while, you'll know why.

 This card has used up some tiny peices of green 'double-sided' paper for the foliage.....

....... and scraps of red card for the roses.

  I have actually made 3 new year resolutions....
No. 1 .......use up what I have in my craft room before buying more (don't think I'll stick to that!)
No.2........ stop PROCRASTINATING ( I'll never stick to that!)
No.3........lose weight (might have more success with that....after we've finished all the goodies, haha)

So, onto the finished card, I know it looks a bit 'Christmassy', but I think I'll turn it into a Ruby Wedding Anniversary card, and make a little box to go with it...What do you think??
  The topper is a 'tongue in cheek' comment and I'll change it for something different later.
Don't forget to pop over to The Cupboard Trilogy and join in the challenge.....maybe you've made a similar resolution to me, haha.
Back later with another DT card.....have a good day xxx


  1. Happy New Year Barbara, and a very exciting one for you, welcoming your new grandchild into the world!
    This card is absolutely stunning Barbara xxx

  2. love the colours you have used on the card and good luck with the new years resolutions lol

    happy new year to you hope its a good one emma xx

  3. Happy New Year Barbara , gorgeous elegant card love the roses and your sentiment xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  4. Beautiful, classy, elegant - everything that I admire in your cards - it's got the lot!
    What die did you use - it's gorgeous!

  5. Happy New Year Barbara!! I love your card it is fabulous. Love those roses too. Have a wonderful day at the beach with Finn.

    Linda xxx

  6. Happy New Year Barbara what a wonderful card xx Jan

  7. Happy New Year Barbara!!
    Your card is stunning. I love the elegant design and your roses are gorgeous.
    I know what you mean about paper scraps but it is impossible to throw away such gorgeous pieces of paper isn't it!

    Hugs Sue

  8. Such a nice and elegant card Barbara.
    Best wishes for 2013 and loads of creative moments!

    greetings, Alie :-)

  9. Happy New Year and Blessing for 2013. Your card is beautiful, must get stuck in will also stop procrastinating, If I can......The weight is on the back burner for a few weeks!!!! But cannot stop myself buying goodies regardless. xxx

  10. beautiful card love the roses Tracy x

  11. Stunning card,love the layout, I have this die, so might have a try.

  12. Gorgeous card! I love the lacy die cut - that is really pretty. Happy New Year! Helen xx

  13. Beautiful and the lacy die cut is stunning. Good idea to use up the scraps instead of just adding to them like i do. Hugs Trisha x

  14. Totally beautiful, love the red/white contrast, happy new year
    Ruth x

  15. Happy New Year Barbara. Your card is stunning I love the die, must put on my wish list. Chris xx

  16. Happy New Year Barbara. This is so the way you've used the die...and the flowers..just gorgeous.

  17. Happy new Year :)4

    Loved your card, its so elegant. (the middle part is cut by a die, or am I wrong?)

    Hugs from Linda

  18. I love this card. But as for your resolutions they don't have a snowball in hells chance of succeeding hahahah xxxx

  19. This is beautiful so elegant love the die cut, the leafy foliage/roses with the pearls are stunning. Ah I really need to use some of my scraps I save everything for just in case lol but they never get used.
    Hugs Rachael :) xxx

  20. Wow another stunning card, great colors and lol to your resolutions lol xx