Hi there sweet peeps and a very Happy New Year :)
I hope that you all had a fab time over the holidays and also that you are managing to stay safe and warm and dry with this rotten weather we're having. It's all gone a bit Pete recently, and on both sides of the Atlantic too :(
On the plus side, we can stay indoors and get the crafty stuff out, yayyy :)
So this is my first card of the year and it's also a sneaky peek - more in a sec - and over at the Papertake Weekly challenge, we have our usual first of the month
theme and this week our option is to make something to celebrate something new.
So this is what I did -
And here's where the 'new' bit comes in for the challenge cos for the image, I used one of these .....
... from the brand new Lili of The Valley release which goes on sale on Monday 13th January at midday - so not to long to wait.
This release features that lovable trio Jack, Patch and Puss and there's also our fave bear, James.
I went for super sweet James Daisy and I coloured him with these Copics -
E29, E30, E31, E33, E35, Y99, YG0000, YG00, YG03, YG95
He is such an easy image to colour I think.
I added a few embellies which I got from The Ribbon Girl and they are -
I also added a couple of punched flowers and some leaves made using a Memory Box Lavish Branch Die.
Don't you just love these colours on a miserable damp day - they're like a burst of sunshine!!!
Now did I mention a giveaway?
Yes, I think I did and it's over at the Ribbon Girl challenge blog :)
They have some gorgeous new bronze/brass colour charms in stock and one lucky reader can win the selection shown above. And all you have to do is leave a comment and say which 5 other charms - either silver colour or bronze/brass colour that you would choose from our website to complete your prize, mention this give away on your blog and link to the store
(Ohh yes indeed I do!!)
The giveaway will close on Saturday 11th January and the winner will be picked at random - you can enter from anywhere in the world
Changing the subject did you see Dancing on Ice on Sunday?
Ooh wasn't Sylvain a grouchy beggar - mon dieu, how unprofessional!! Philip Schofield's comments went down like a lead balloon with him - it is clearly a touchy subject and presumably things were most definitely not right at home - and he looked like a rabbit caught in the headlights. That was quickly followed by a well hacked off look and it looked like he was wondering how in the hell he was going to solve a problem like Maria!!
Oh well, if you live by the sword then I guess you die by it as well.
Right I'll stop being an old gossip (oh I say, slap slap) and go and get some work done.
Keep your eyes peeled for some more LOTV DT sneak peeks this week and I'll be back here soon as soon.
Have the best day and huggiest of new year hugs to all xxx