Sunday 6 January 2013

OSAAT #145 - 'New'

Happy New Year to you all.

The first challenge of the New Year over at One Stitch at a Time challenge blog and the theme is New. That means it can be new year, new baby, new craft items used, anything along the lines of 'new', good luck.

I chose the image of Catlady by Pookie over at Sitchybear Digital Stamps and decided to use her for a new year card. She would be welcomed at any new year party when she's wearing such a beautiful dress - I'm not so sure whether the big cat would be welcome though!!

I used a large scalloped card blank by Craft UK from Joanna Sheen. The embossed panel is white paper embossed using a Crafter's Companion Embossalicious folder and then matted on to purple Mirri card. Both panels had their corners rounded with a Carl corner punch. The image was coloured with my Promarkers and cut with a Spellbinders grand oval nestie and matted on to the scalloepd nestie.Her necklace was enhanced with some purple Stickles to add some glitz for that party! I used a Marianne die for the scroll and a Spellbinders die for the beautiful shape in the top right corner, it's from the Ironwork Motifs set. I generated the Happy New Year on the computer, rounded the corners, matted on to purple Mirri card as a small plaque and added three purple pearls from Wild Orchid Crafts.

All details of the prizes can be found on the OSAAT challenge blog, please come and join us.

I'm entering this card in to the following challenges:
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Embossing
Divas by Design - Anything Goes
Freshly Brewed - Anything Goes
Little Red Wagon - New Year
Simon Says Stamp - New Something
ABC Challenge - Embossing
Digi Galore - Something New
Crafty Sentiments - New
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes


  1. Fantastic card Hazel and love the image. Happy new year to you and hoping time is getting a little easier for you. Hope you had your family around for christmas and my thoughts were with you
    x catherine

  2. This is sooo beautiful. I really love the wonderful coloring and the embossed background!

  3. Love this digi stamp Hazel! Fabulous card - I love the purple accents. Wishing you a Happy New Year and hope that your family have a better year. Much love, Jayne xx

  4. Gorgeous, Hazel. I love the clean design - it's dramatic with the black and white!

  5. A very happy new year to you too Hazel! This is a fabulous card! I love the sophisticated image and perfect colour scheme.

  6. Ooh-la-la, how elegant she is! Thanks for sharing your card with us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge, Hazel!

  7. A very elegant card, lovely, thank you for joining us at the Creative Moments Challenge Blog this fortnight
    Ruth x

  8. Thanks a tonne for playing with us at Divas by design this wk! hugs Rebekah xx

  9. Gorgeous card! I especially love the embossing! Thanks for playing along at Little Red Wagon :)
    Joanne xo

  10. This is a beaut! Thanks for joining in the fun at ABC,

    Liz x

  11. Hello Hazel, it's been a while since I last visited, I hope you got through the holiday season ok, it must have been very difficult for you, its always a hard time when you have lost someone - I lost my Dad between Christmas and New year, it was a few years ago now so it does get easier.
    YOur card is beautiful, very elegant and stylish - just lioke you I'm sure! Take care
    Hugs Laurie xx