Monday, 2 January 2012


This is my first card for quite a few days. I have my DT cards prepared a few weeks in advance so I've had a relatively quiet holiday period. Today was going to be my first full day of rest so I decided to play. It took me a while to get back into the swing of things but I'm so glad I got a card finished. Maybe I'll be able to continue in the same vein for the foreseeable future.

I used a Craft UK 8x8 card blank. The tan card is from Papermill and the backing paper is from a First Edition paper pad called Hideaway. I coloured the Joanna Sheen HM image with Promarkers and used Distress Ink in Frayed Burlap on the edges. I used my Martha Stuart deep edge double arch punch around the page for the mat. The organza ribbon and diamante buckles are both from Joanna Sheen. The sentiment was on a freebie sheet I got in a magazine this week. I distressed the edge with Frayed Burlap and backed it with the tan card.

I'm entering this card in to the following challenges:
Joanna Sheen Challenge - Celebrations
House of Gilli - Anything Goes
Kaboodle Doodles - Let's Celebrate
Pollycraft Monday - Punch It

Victorine Stamps - Punch Challenge
Crafters Companion - Love is in the Air


  1. Beautiful Hazel, the house mouse images are just sooo gorgeous. Thank you for joining us on the Joanna Sheen Challenge, good luck. Jane (DT) x

  2. oh what a cute little image and i just love the punched borders
    Lisa x

  3. Stunning Hazel love that die and the House Mouse images are all ace

    Happy New Year xx

  4. Lovely card Hazel! Love that die and the House Mouse image! Judy x

  5. I love the image Hazel - super cute! Beautiful card - good luck in the challenges. Hugs, Jayne x

  6. Love your 8x8 Congratulatory card! It's great that you got all your DT card done. I was able to do the same for the last qtr of 2011, thus, December was craft free for me. But I have to catch up for 2012. Oh dear i think i'm swamped for 2012 1st qtr with me just doing the projects only now. huhuhu.

    Anyway, Happy New Year! You started your year right working in advance. =)

    Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles’ 100th Challenge: Celebrate!

    Blog: Creo by Lady Katutz at

  7. Gorgeous card Hazel, adorable image and love the frame you have made.
    Wendy xx

  8. This is an adorable card and I just love those house mouse. i have become your newest follower. happy new year

  9. Ahhhhhh.. That is such a cute card.. I love that image.. Thanks so much for playing along with us at CCCB!

  10. Beautiful card Hazel. Especially love the punched frame.

  11. Great card Hazel. Your punched border looks stunning.
    Happy New Year!!
    Sandra x

  12. Fabulous card Hazel love the House Mouse images xx

  13. Beautiful card Hazel, the image is so cute. Carol x

  14. Hi Hazel

    What a lovely card that MS punch is gorgeous and I love the added bling too!

    Thanks so much for sharing it with us over at Kaboodle Doodles and good luck.


  15. Visiting from VO Stamps Victorine Originals #24 Punch Ch. Especially like the MS edge punch for framing. Have a nice day.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  16. Fabby card, so cute!

    Thanks for joining in the Crafter's Companion Challenge this month.

    Happy New Year

    Ali x

  17. Lovely card Hazel. Thank you for sharing in the Pollycraft challenge.