Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Happy New Year!!!

Happy new Year to all my dear blogging friends and visitors!!!

I hope you all had an excellent evening last night whether out partying or having a cozy evening with family!

Me and my eldest daughter sat down to do some crafting last night and she set us a challenge of both creating a card each using exactly the same design sheets ( free with a magazine).

I thoroughly enjoyed myself and used something I would never normally have done if crafting on my own.

First i'll show you her sweet card (which she has decided to give to her nan)

She chose the design sheet in one of her favourite colours and added lots of pink stickle, gems and pearls. She even raided my button jar bless her.

I so love how children can put a card together without worrying about composition and colour matching etc.

I think her card is fantastic!  She took great joy in the fact that she finished well before me and then proceeded to sit watching me whilst calling me "the worlds biggest faffer" as i spent ages making mine lol.

On to my card

As you can see I did spend ages "faffing" about with loads of matting and faux stitching etc and the end result is not half as charming as Phoebe's effort.

Here's a close up of the fab Humphrey image - i love the "large" family there are so cute!

And here's a quick side ways view - sorry about the naff photo's guys, santa brought me a fancy new camera but failed to supply any decent instructions :-(

Thanks for visiting me today, I do hope you like my (and Phoebe's ) cards today.

I'll be up in a bit with my DT card for The Cupboard Trilogy so i'll see you soon.

Hugs xx Cara xx

I'm going to enter Phoebe's card into the following challenges:

Brown Sugar - Happy new year
Cards Galore - Anything Goes
Craftymess - show some sparkle/bling
Sparkles Monthly - Anything goes
Glitter and sparkle - Fave colour (phoebe's is pink)


  1. What very gorgeous card .... I love them both xxx
    Thank you for joining in The Crafty Mess Challenge

    Tina xxx

  2. Happy New Year Cara.
    How lovely for you to spend some time crafting with Phoebe.
    Both cards are gorgeous. I love the cute and cheerful image and fabulous designs.
    hugs Sue

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  4. Oh Wow! Phoebe your card is fantastic, just love all the sparkles!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Sparkles this month, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  5. both so gorgeous cara.i love the image and really fab colours and sparkle and congrats to phoebe on her fabulous design :D

    xx coops xx

  6. I love both of these cards and the effects are simply gorgeous, I think Phoebe is providing some excellent competition!
    Thank you for joining us for Cards Galore's first Challenge of 2013, "Anything Goes" , Denyse x

  7. What a fabulous card (s)......I think Phoebe is destined for a Design Team ;-) I like the image you've both used, and the layout on both cards is great.
    Barbara. Card's-Galore

  8. Well done Phoebe, what a lovely card! Hope my year old granddaughter also named Phoebe is as keen as you to make cards. Thanks for joining us at cards galore and best of luck x

  9. Phoebe has done an excellent job - this is such a lovely card!

    Gina x

  10. I love both cards! I think Phoebe has done a great job with that stickls. I think I have to make a CAS on that!

    Thanks for playing along with us at Brown Sugar.


  11. Love this little guy, Thanks for joining us at crafty mess. xxxx

  12. Wow!! what a pretty card!! Thank you so much for joining Brown Sugar, we hope you decide to play again!! Good luck!
    Alice B. Dt

  13. OOOh gorgeous cards i love them. I love these images . Phoebe's card is wonderful. Thank you for sharing it with us at glitternsparkle hugs trisha x

  14. wow two brilliant card but yes phoebe's is super ove the layout and colours thanks for joining us at glitter n sparkle and good luck emma xx

  15. Wonderful cards and just perfect for our challenge.
    Thank you for taking part in the Craftymess Sparkle / Bling challenge with us.
    Angela (Craftymess DT)

  16. What a fabulous card Phoebe, thank you so much for playing along with us at Glitter N Sparkle this month, good luck hun, you are a fabulous wee crafter xxxx

  17. Fabulous creations!

    Thank you for joining in the fun at Sparkles Monthly Challenges for our * Anything goes * challenge

    Hope you will join us again & good luck in the draw
    Hugs Shaz x