Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Happy New Home - Crafty Cardmakers

Hello there my lovelies and welcome to my blog.  Hope your day has been great so far.

Guess what!!!!  I'm on the Design Team for Crafty Cardmakers!!!  How good is that!!!
I am stoked!!

Thank you so much Lin for adding me to the Team.  I feel so honoured to be a part of this group .. a wonderful beginning to the new year for me and I am so looking forward to working alongside all the talented Members in this group.

So, onto the first Challenge which is .. New Beginnings!
This Challenge is hosted by Jac and we want to see your creations related to New Beginnings.  This could be the arrival of a new baby, a new relationship, an engagement or a marriage.  Anything you wish to create is fine .. a card, scrap layout, mixed media piece, home decor .. as long as it meets the New Beginnings theme.

I think a wonderful new beginning is moving into a new home and, as some friends of mine are doing just that soon, I made a card for them.

Lots of paper layers and all from Maja Design.
Made the clock flairs myself using a free printable  image from the net.  Simple cut them out, layered them on a scrap piece of chipboard and covered them with Glossy Accents.

This gorgeous bloom was gifted to me from my dear friend Heather Jacob.  Layered it over a chippie piece from 2Crafty Chipboard and added some die cut leaves and a twine bow.

The window chippie is from Scrapmatts and I simply left it raw and tucked it in between the layers.

The greeting was printed from my computer.

The inside with more Maja papers and a quote printed from the net ..

So, this is my contribution to the New Beginnings Challenge
If you would like to play along the link is below.  We would love to see how you interpret this Challenge!!

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #180 New Beginnings

Just remember to read the rules and .. happy crafting!!!

Thank you so much for dropping in and taking a look.
Take care, stay safe and God Bless.


  1. Congratulations on being on the team. This card is gorgeous Margaret, love the close up photos showing all the amazing layers. Perfect chippie elements and a wonderful new beginning, moving into a new home. x

  2. Soooo fabulous that you're on the team! You're having fun with your faux flair clocks, I see:) looove the chippy window tucked in there - & that sentiment is really neat!!!! What a corker of a card to start with.... now you gotta keep up the high standard, giggles;)!!!!

  3. Well done on your new team Marg, your first card is wonderful.. love the layers and the bloom and love the window frame too.. and a new home sure is new beginnings! I hope you are having a good week.. we are heading into extremely hot days for the rest of the week.. not looking forward to that...

  4. Big congratulations to you Margaret. They are so lucky to have you on their team as a source of inspiration, wishing you all the best on this new leg of your crafty journey! Your debut card is just fantastic! I love the blue tones with the black and natural accents, such a lovely muted palette. Always so many wonderful distressed layers, perfectly arranged and full of dimension! Your big blossom is a fantastic eye grabber, and the banner sentiment is nested in here just right! You've really knocked it out of the park again my friend! hugs :)

  5. A wonderful way to begin your journey with Crafty Cardmakers. The theme is universal, so should appeal to lots of card makers. I love the colours and am a huge fan of Maja as well as your style, so this is a winner for me. Gorgeous work with the symbolism of the window too. Congratulations on your DT gig. TFS

  6. Welcome to the team Margaret and what a dazzler of a card. I am totally in love with it. Wow, it a wonderful piece of art!

  7. Wow what an amazing creation! I love all Details of your fab Card. Please visit my new challenge Blog Do-Al(l) Kreativies and show your fab card on it! I would be very glad about it!

    Kleido’s BastelStüble
    *Owner* Do-Al(l) Kreatives
    *DT* Die Sketchtanten

  8. Wow! Margaret this is stunning, I love all the layers and different embellishments, looking forward to working with you over at CCM xx

  9. A beautiful New Home card Margaret. I love all the different textures you have included in your card and the sentiment is wonderful. Welcome to the team. Sally.x.


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