Friday, 6 January 2012

Thank You

Well here we are in 2012 I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas and peaceful New Year. I managed to get north to Scotland this year after being thwarted by the snowy weather the previous two and had an enjoyable stay with Jenni and the rest of the family. The journey back was a trifle hairy driving through gale force winds and horizontal rain but it was worth it, I'm not sure how many more Christmases I will have with my mum who asked me for the first time what my name is but who was very pleased to see me none the less.
Anyway on to our new challenge at Cardmadfairy. I trust everyone had some wonderful gifts to be thankful for, so what better way to start the year than by saying Thank You. I had lots of new crafting supplies and also some gift vouchers for my local craft shop so I am looking forward to testing them all out and having a spend when I need something new! I wanted to keep my card fairly clean and simple for a change so I used the sheet of dotty blooms which you can find here and I printed them out onto patterned paper. I used some pigment powder from Blonde Moments to give them a bit of sparkle and added white Sakura pen over the black dots to highlight them. The flourish was part of my Christmas present from Jenni and the papers were free with a magazine which I can't find at the mo so I can't give credit but it was a great freebie and included some lovely stamps which I can't wait to try out! I used the cut out flowers from the Martha Stewart border punch to finish off my flowers and I printed the sentiment from the computer.

Entering the following challenges:
http://anythingchallenge.blogspot.com/  The Colour Blue + 1 other colour
http://ladybugscraftsinkchallengeblog.blogspot.com/ Anything Goes Using Your New Stash
http://tuesdaythrowdown.blogspot.com/Shiny New Year (Use something Shiny on Your Creation)
http://digistamps4joy.blogspot.com/  something old(button), something new(papers and stamp )
http://fabnfunkychallenges.blogspot.com/  something new (papers and stamp )
http://flutterbywednesdays.blogspot.com/ open
http://www.ibrakeforchallenges.blogspot.com/clean and simple
http://sassystudiodesigns.blogspot.com/ Use Something New
http://sarahhurleychallenges.blogspot.com/ Giving Thanks/ Thank You
http://www.trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com// Thank You
http://cinspirations.blogspot.com/ With Thanks

25 comments:

  1. Hey Gillian - this card is wonderful! I love the flowers, the colors, the butterflies... WOW! Thanks for joining us at the CRAFT Challenge this week.

    Hugs, Elisa (GDT January)

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  2. Hi Gillian, this card is so simple and beautiful. I love the blues against the white. Thanks for joining us at CRAFt challenge this week. Good luck, hope to see you again, hugs Sheryl xx

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  3. Very pretty! Thank you for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

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  4. Love the layout on this, it looks fab and such a great idea...

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  5. Great project, thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week and good luck! Don't forget to check back with us again on Thursday for our new challenge and to check if you have won or made our Top3. Happy New Year!

    Jo and Tigerlover.

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  6. A very elegent card gillian, I like the colours.
    Kevin xx

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  7. So pretty Gillian...those papers are so lovely and great flowers.

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  8. Great card! Those flowers are so pretty! Thank you for joining us at Flutter By Wed.

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  9. Thank you for joining us at C.R.A.F.T.Challenges this week with your very pretty card, i just love the subtle colours

    Sylvia x

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  10. Very pretty - thanks for joining us at Sassy Studio! :)

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  11. Thanks for joining us at LCI Gillian....

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  12. Your flowers are beautiful! Thanks for playing along with Tuesday Throwdown.

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  13. A lovely pretty card, I especially like your flowers. I'm sure anyone would be delighted to receive this Thank You card. Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky Challenges.

    Rachel x

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  14. A wonderful card hun! Thanks for joining in with our challenge of 'With Thanks' over at Creative Inspirations! xxx

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  15. What a pretty card, I love those gorgeous swirls and flowers! Thanks for joining us at Anything Goes this week, hope to see you again soon! x

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  16. Just Gorgeous, I love the image and layout, thanks for joining us at Anything goes, hope to see you again, Gaynor DT :)

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  17. What a gorgeous card...really lovely.
    Good luck and thank you for joining us over at Sarah Hurley Challenge Blog...
    Emma x

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  18. Lovely card Gillian I like the way you have built up the flowers and the butterfly paper is so pretty too.

    Your canvas's are fabulous!

    Carol Ann xx

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  19. Just gorjuss hun, thanks for joining us at Creative inspirations this week.
    Shell xx

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  20. Beautiful card you've made! =)
    Thanks for joining us at Digistamps4joy!
    Hugs, Elenor DT

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  21. Absolutely stunning!!! Thank you for playing along with Digistamps 4 Joy's Something Old/Something New challenge! I hope you join us again for our current challenge.

    xx Star

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  22. Gorgeous. Love the color scheme, the pretty blooms and the open layout. Thanks for joining us at Sassy Studio Designs this week.

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  23. Stunning! Thank you for sharing on Sassy Studio Designs!
    Hugs,
    Karen C (Sassy DT)

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  24. Lovely card! It stands out wherever you uploaded it... beautiful!

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  25. What an absolutely beautiful card. I love the layered flowers. Thanks for joining the challenge with Sarah Hurley.

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