Tuesday, 1 January 2019

Happy New Year

Good morning, happy Tuesday, and Happy New Year! I hope that you've all had a fabulous Christmas and New Years Eve and that your heads aren't hurting toooo much this morning. I've had a lovely time except for a cold that turned up on Christmas Eve, and that's enjoyed itself so much that it doesn't want to leave! 
It's time for a new challenge over at Country View Crafts and we've gone right in with a real challenge this time (for me at least) it's Landscape/Cityscape.

I love landscape cards, but only those that other people have made lol. I started by making a background with a Clarity stencil and some Distress Inks. 

Then I added another stencil and some more inks on the hills and to make some lights in the trees.

And finally another stencil and some Cosmic Shimmer Texture Paste to make the fireworks.

 I thought that these Hobby Art hare stamps would fit in nicely with the background - I really like the way you can have them facing each other.
And to finish I die cut some numbers. So there we are, Happy 2019!
Thank you so much to everyone who joined in with our challenges last year, and I hope you'll do the same this year.
Have a very happy day, and thanks for looking x


  1. I bet you hadn't used those tree stencils in a while... an upside to being challenged! The fireworks shimmering colours is a great idea. Can't wait to see what you did with the second scene...
    Happy New Year!

  2. I love your scene, Sue, with the hares who are celebrating the New Year's Eve!!! Happy New Year!!! xx

  3. Wonderful card, love how you combined the stencils for the background. Happy New Year to you and yours, and get rid of that cold quickly! Hugs, Valerie

  4. A wonderful card to celebrate the new year hope it’s a good one for you Sue
    Amanda x

  5. I love your card Sue, such a lovely scene, fab use of the stencil. I'm afraid that there are so many colds going around, get well soon. Happy new year! xxx

  6. I think you did a brilliant job creating the landscape on this beautiful card Sue! Happy New Year to you! Hugs, Anne xx

  7. Absolutely stunning! You've excelled yourself here, lol. I love it.

    Happy New year to you!

    Cath x

  8. Happy New Year. Great card Sue - I love this.

  9. I love your card, Sue! Beautiful scene, especially the hares.
    Happy New Year! Big hugs Evelyn

  10. Lovely card, Sue!!!!!!
    HAPPY NEW YEAR, my friend!!!!!!!!!

  11. Gorgeous. Love those hare stamps. Happy New Year. Hugz

  12. Such exquisite card, Sue - like you, I love landscapes but only those handmade lol - I also love these hare Art stamps, they are great!! A very lovely and interesting stamps set! You continue to inspire me highly, whatever the style, and also make me smile. :) Thank you my dear friend!!! All good wishes for you for a wonderful, happy, fun, creative and inspired 2019 - happy New Year!!! Big hugs, Coco

  13. I think it is fabulous ! Happy new year !
    Corrie x

  14. Happy New Year Sue, I had to come looking for you as there was nothing much going on over Christmas and then BOOM.. The Blog reading list was chocker! Not seen those Hobby Art Stamps before, great to have both lefty & righty. Fab background, loving the overlay. I think that may have been the first Clarity Stencil I ever purchased.
    Love the sound of the challenge, may have to pop on over and take a closer look.
    Wishing you all the best for 2019, may it be a Happy & Healthy one for you and the family.
    Big HUgs Tracey xx

  15. This is so gorgeous Sue, love the background wood, and your fireworks are amazing , no wonder the sweet hares are watching :-)
    Hugs and Happy New Year Sue xoxo

  16. Love this sue - brilliant design and it works wo well with those hares! Hugs and a Happy New year! Rachel x

  17. Oh Sue, I love your card.
    There seems to have been quite a few coughs and colds going around - hope yours will be gone soon!
    My good wishes for 2019.

    All the best Jan

  18. And a happy new year to you too! I love the delicate blending in between the trees, and then that firework explosion celebrating 2019. A fabulous card to ring in the new year.
    Alison x


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