Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Festive Good Wishes and a Happy New Year

Hi and a very belated Merry Christmas and best wishes to everyone for a very happy, peaceful and prosperous new year. Sorry I haven't been around much or visited many blogs in the last couple of weeks work has kept me busy.I did though have a wonderful day off work on Christmas day spent with my husband and daughter which was great and have been busy at work since but I'm off today and thought I would catch up with friends and fellow bloggers as its been a while. I hope everyone has had a lovely time over the festivities with family and friends.We had a lovely time and I also got my husbands birthday off on the 28th which was another great day.I didn't get many opportunities in the past few months to post many of christmas or other cards so thought I would make my last post of 2013 the christmas card I made for my daughter this year; unlike most of the christmas cards I made this year which where quite simple;I kept this more traditional and cute...who could resist such a sweet snowman. I bought the stamp when I was at the NEC in November(my birthday treat);My daughter loves anything dotty hence the theme...I also bought a lot of Annmarie Designs dotty and gingham card packs and other bits an bobs when at the NEC including some lovely flowers and stems that I have yet used.This was the first time I used the card it and it is wonderful quality and range of colours is fab. The cute snowman  postage stamp is from a Papermania set.

Wishing you a very Happy Christmas 

Close up snowman 
cute snowman charm 

I used the following
6x6 square craft card 
black and white cardstock -layering and die cut trees
various papers/card - including cream dotty card- Annmarie Designs 
'Bertie' snowman stamp - Hobby Art -coloured Copics/Promarker and added WOW embossing glitter
die-cut Christmas trees
sentiment stamp - Me to You stamp set- Winter Wonderland( magazine freebie )
from stash
white satin ribbon
Craft Candi- spots added with white gel pen 
snowman charm- local bead shop

I wish everyone well and hope you have a lovely time and that 2014 brings much happiness. I'm hoping to have a bit more free time and to blog more...we will see what the new year brings! All the very best and lots of crafty hugs to everyone...thank you for taking the time to visit and I hope to come see you soon..off fora blog hop before I make dinner.
Andrea X

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  1. This is an adorable card Andrea, I love your fabulous snowman image and brilliant design.
    Thank you for all of your lovely comments and support throughout the year.
    Wishing you and your family a very Happy New year, I hope things calm down for you a bit.

  2. What an adorable snowman. Loving your layering. Thanks for sharing this with us at MIM.

    Rocio -DT

  3. Happy New Year!
    This card is simply ADORABLE!
    Thanks for joining us at Christmas card Challenges this week!
    Monica - CCC DT

  4. So sweet. Thanks for sharing with us at Christmas Card Challenge. Hope to see you again soon. Hugs x

  5. Lovely card thank you for joining us at Challenges 4 Everybody. Please take the time to join my blog for updates as they come around. Ange xxoo

  6. Gorgeous card and image Andrea. I spotted this on MIM..Loz

  7. A gorgeous card and image. Thank you for joining us at Dream Valley Challenge. Marlene DT

  8. Gorgeous card, love all the details and sparkle..thanks for joining us at That Craft Place..hugz Gayle xx

  9. Very gorgeous christmas card. I love papers and image. Thanks for playing with us at Dream Valley challenge.
    Nathalie DT

  10. Andrea, this is sooooooo super cute!!! :) :)
    Love this darling card & snowman!!
    Happy New Year!!

    :) :) I saw your card at Make It Monday!! :) :)
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  11. Wow absolutely gorgeous stunning card. Thank you for joining us at That Craft Place Challenge Blog :-) Kezzy xxx


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