Thursday, 11 January 2018

My first post for 2018

Hello everyone and welcome!  
Sorry I haven't been here for a little while but I took a bit of a break over the holidays just to recharge the batteries, so to speak.  So, as this is my first post for 2018, I would like to wish you all a very Happy New Year and hope this year turns out to be your best one ever!!

It's taken me a while to get back into feeling creative again.  This card I am about to show you took ages to complete but, once I got a taste of crafting again, it just took off like a rocket and now I've got six of them waiting for a blog post!  LOL!!  It really was nice to get back into my craft room.
The papers used on this card are from a 6.5" x 6.5" paper pad by Kaisercraft  called Rose Avenue. A really pretty collection with pale blues and pinks  with a bit of green thrown in as well.

A few bits of pretty lace for interest and texture and I cut the top layer of paper with a Tim Holtz MM die.
I very rarely use such large flowers on my cards but I really love this one.  It's made by Little Birdie and I really love the almost grungy look of it.  A great contrast, I feel, to the delicate papers behind it.
There is a bit of gauze tucked in underneath the cluster and, of course, I had to add some prills and micro beads.

I do love those pretty papers and I also love the bottom layer peeking through the die cut.  Adds such a lot of interest I feel.

Before I go I would like to thank all of you for all the encouragement and support you gave me in 2017.  For all of the visits, and for all of the lovely comments I received, I thank you from the bottom of my heart.  I really do appreciate it all.  Thank You.

And, thank you also for your visit today.  I love that you came by to take a peek.
Take care and God Bless.



  1. Happy New Year Marg!!! and wow. love the new blog header too and design... and you have started the year with this wonderful card, love the chunky flower on the soft feminine papers and love the gauze and chicken wire die as well.. I hope your year has started off well... My year is going great, just very hot and dry here, hoping we are on the list for rain very soon... I hope 2018 is a great year for us all!! xxx

  2. Absolutely gorgeous Margaret! I love how you have used the Tim Holtz die. I own that one and I never use it, shame on me! Beautiful papers, love those florals. Your flower is beautiful and I just love that trail of Prills over the cheesecloth. What a stunning creation!

    I was just getting used to having a Canadian winter this year when suddenly our temperatures have shot up through the roof. The snow is almost gone! Time to put away the fur lined boots and pull out the galoshes! HAHA!! Hope you are having a great week my friend. sending hugs and wishes :)

  3. Happy New Year!! Your card is absolutely stunning!! What a fabulous way to kick off 2018!! The layers and papers are gorgeous!! I love all of the amazing details you added!! It's so beautiful!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  4. Really, really gorgeous!! Fabulous layers and I love those soft colours! Wonderful use of that TH Mixed Media die too! Very clever!!

  5. Well it was certainly worth the wait, your card is stunning, I love the layers, the mixed media die layer is beautiful and your large flower is gorgeous!! Happy New Year Margaret! Hugs, Anne xx

  6. Beautiful neutral color palette. I am loving that honeycomb die in the corner. Lovely card!

  7. Hi Margaret, lovely card. Happy New Year xXx

  8. Your card is gorgeous Margaret. Glad you have the crafting feel back because your cards are real pieces of art. Hugs Veerle x

  9. Wishing you a Happy New Year! Stunning card, embellished perfectly. x

  10. Just love this, probably my new favourite of yours, stunning colour combo too xx


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