Sunday 1 January 2017

Happy New Year

Good morning and a very happy 2017. Hopefully we are now free of the curse of 2016 - a very good year to leave behind! Of course it's now time for a new challenge at Country View Crafts, and to ease us in nice and gently the challenge is Anything Goes. 

So a new year means it's time to start again with all the birthdays, anniversaries, and other occasions that need a card, and this year I'm going to be ready - oh yes! (well maybe) :-) I've always said that I work better under pressure lol but occasionally it would be nice to have a card ready when I need one.

This lovely Sheena set happened to fall into my basket during the recent Advent sale, ( I don't know how this happened as I was in Lanzarote at the time) so I thought it was a good time to use it. 

Sheena also has a DVD where she uses these stamps so I tried the technique with masking fluid and it does work beautifully. To colour the background I used Distress Inks.

The cat, table, and bowl have been coloured with Distress Markers

The water droplets have been made with Glossy Accents, and I've added a few sequins just because. The seam binding has also been coloured with the same inks.

So get yourself a mince pie and join in with our challenge - it has to be better than taking the decorations down and playing in the dust :-)

Have a wonderful New Year, and thanks very much for looking x


  1. The stamp set is charming and lends itself to funny scenes, a good buy! Love your card and that Distressed ink background.
    Happy New Year!

  2. Gogreous card, Have a great 2017, hugs, Valerie

  3. Love this Sue such a fun stamp hugs Debs xx

  4. What a great stamp set and what a fun card! I love your naughty cat :-) Happy New Year Sue! xx

  5. Terrific stamps with lots of fun

    Happy 2017

    Love Chrissie xx

  6. Hi Sue and what a brilliant card - love those stamps and the colours you have used

    Its great to be back in the blogging world

    A very Happy and Healthy New year to you

    xx Hilda

  7. What a brilliant set of Sheena stamps Sue. I love what you created with them. Looking forward to sharing more creativity and blogging friendship with you. Happy new year xxx

  8. Wonderful work sue. I have this stamp set uninked! Thanks for the inspiration and a happy new year. Hugs rachel x

  9. Happy New Year Sue ! This is a great card; whoever gets it will be chuffed !
    Corrie x

  10. This is great Sue. Your resolution really made me laugh....just wanted to say....STEP AWAY FROM THE CHOCOLATES!! Haha. Xx. Xx

  11. Happy new year to you, dear Sue! What a lovely card! The waterdroplets are stunning!
    xx Evelyn

  12. Love this stamp set, but it's come to life with your coloring skills.

  13. Super cute card Sue!!!
    And a happy happy happy new year again! :-) Hugs xx

  14. I love this and your creation brought a big smile to my face!
    Sandy xx


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