Monday, 2 January 2012

1st one for 2012

Happy New Year!
Here's my first DT card of the year :)
We kick off 2012 with a challenge at Stamps R Us, which is sponsored by The Stamping Boutique. who happen to have a New Year Sale on right now, there's 35% off all digis :)
Our challenge has an anything goes theme, but if possible, we want you to 'Show Us What You Got' if you received fabby new craft stash for christmas.

The SRU DT were each given an image to use on our cards, I chose 'Tulips' (thank you TSB), well actually I think the image chose me, I was spoilt for choice looking through the fabby digis, and I changed my mind several times, but then Tulips kept drawing my eye towards it, so I guessed we were destined to be together.

and here is a close up of the tulips, which I 3D'd for more dimension.
I'm sorry about the poor photo quality, the weather was really dull when I took them.

I started by printing off the image 4 times and coloured them with my promarkers, one of the colours is new, hubby bought me some just before christmas, so technically they were an early crimbo pressie. As were the pearls used either side of the sentiment.
I very carefully cut out the flowers so that I could layer them.
The patterned paper is by Echo Park (little girl)
The sentiment is from a stamp set given to me for christmas from the lovely Maya. Thanks again Maya xx

I hope you will join us for this first challenge of the year, my fellow teamies have made some awesome cards to share with you, please visit the challenge blog or their individual blogs to see for yourself.

I'm entering this card into the challenges at...
Secret Crafter - anything goes
Top Tip Tuesday - anything goes
Charisma Cardz - anything goes
card crafter's circle - anything goes

Thanks for stopping by today xx


  1. Gorgeous and then to cut it out and pop it up on that pretty paper, amazing.

  2. You've done an amazing job with this image! I love the dimension you achieved by popping up those flowers! It's so pretty!

  3. Beautiful card and a lovely husband buying you early pressi's! Thanks for coming to join us at Top Tip Tuesday this time, I hope you can come play again soon, hugs Samantha :0)
    Happy New Year!!

  4. Just gorgeous!!! LOVE how you popped this up - makes it look so real. Beautiful coloring too. Stunning card.

  5. Hi Jo,

    Happy New Year 2012! Health! Prosperity! Creativity!

    Simple and clean card as I like. 3D very sucessful. Very good work ! Congratulations !

    Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week.

    Hugs from France.

  6. Super Card !!
    thanks for joining us at Charisma this time hope to see you next time too

  7. Hello Lovely. Happy New Year! This is such a you card. If it was in a line up of fabness, I'd know it was yours. :) xxx

  8. Gorgeous card Jo, love all the layering! Happy New Year to you hon xx

  9. WOW this is GORGEOUS Jo!! I love how you've layered that beautiful image!
    Tammy :)

  10. Tje coloring on your card is fabulous and I love, love the dimension you created! Happy New Year!

  11. Wowzers Jo! this is just Gorgeous! I Love all the layers and dimension! Just Fabulous! 8-)

    Happy 2012!


  12. Absolutely gorgeous card Jo! You chose a really beautiful image and the layering looks really beautiful! I'm itching to use my new Christmas stash too...the boys got me some new Penny Black stamps, yay!! :D

    xx Tracey xx

  13. Great card, love the layered look and the fresh colours. Thanks so much for joining in with the challenge at Charisma this week.
    Jenni x

  14. This is a lovely card! Thanks for playing at Charisma Cardz! xxx

  15. Gorgeous creation.... I love that image.... and ooh... you've made it in with a minute to spare! Thanks for sharing at Card Crafter's Circle!

  16. Gorgeous card - love the dimension on those tulips!
    Thanks for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge!
    Helen x