Monday, 31 December 2012

The ending of another year!

Good morning all and hope that you've now recovered a little from the excesses of Christmas and are ready to face the excesses of New Year!  We haven't got a big new year party planned for tonight, but as it's also my birthday we're all joining up with some friends at the local pub for an hour or so then heading home for meal from our nearby (and excellent!) Chinese take-away! Not very glamorous I know! But for me that is a lovely way to spend my birthday and a New Year's Eve - having a laugh with good friends and family (and no cooking lol!).

So I just thought I'd share a quick card with you for the close of 2012 - and I hope that 2013 is a fantastic one for everyone. As I mentioned in a post at Christmas, I've had great fun with my blog and on Design Teams since starting in March this year. It's made me try new crafting things, I've enjoyed browsing around some of the truly inspirational crafting that you all produce - and probably spent a good deal more than I should have done on crafting goodies! But I'm looking forward to carrying on with it all in 2013 and hopefully improving my crafting as I go!

This card was made using one of my favourite digi stamps from MoManning - 'Tom & Tilly'. Aren't they just the sweetest pair?  I've coloured them with my faithful promarkers and pencils - although I think I need to practice my grey hair technique and curly hair technique a bit more! 

The backing paper is from First Edition 'Birdsong', with a Marianne die cut swirl and Tonic punched flowers. The sentiment is from Whimsy stamps, with the Whimsy ticket die, and a little sheer ribbon from Joanna Sheen.  I do hope you like it! 
So have a great New Year - whatever you have planned!  And wishing you all health and happiness in 2013! 
Take care,
Back soon
Kim x 

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:-
Eclectic Ellapu - anything goes
OneStitchAt A Time - use a digi
Challenges4Everybody - anything goes


  1. Happy Birthday Kim. Have a great day. All the best for the New Year. Hugs Nina
    PS. Great card too. Love that image

  2. Happy Birthday...All the best for the New

  3. Happy birthday Kim. Have a great day with friend and enjoy your Chinese. That my idea of great night too. We not ones for party's or big celebrations either,. Wishing you all the best for 2013
    Hugs Kelly

  4. A lovely card with super image. Thanks very much for joining us at OSAAT. Happy birthday and all the best for the new year ahead. Hazel x

  5. Hi Kim Happy Birthday and wishing you and your family all the best for 2013. Caroline xxx

  6. Kim this is a precious image and I love the soft colouring you did on it. Wishing you a wonderful happy, healthy and crafty 2013.
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  7. Such a beautiful card Kim. I really love that image and your colouring is fabulous.
    Wishing you a Happy New Year

  8. Morning Kim your plans sound just the best and loving the card and it is one of my faves too. Have a wonderful day because it is your day, hugs sue xx

  9. Gorgeous card Kim. I love the image and fab colouring. The little pink flowers look really pretty too.
    Wishing you all the best for 2013 and a very Happy Birthday!
    Lorraine x

  10. Hi Kim, You have been a delight to follow through this year. I love how you craft and have enjoyed sharing your journey.
    Sending Happy Birthday Greetings to you and All the Very Best for 2013.
    Hugs from
    PS Fabulous card.

  11. Beautiful card Kim, and happy birthday to you! Enjoy your day and evening - sounds like a lot of fun :)

    Happy new year, and best wishes to you and your family for 2013 :)

    Tags xx

  12. Happy Birthday Kim..
    FABulous card. LOve this image.. LOve your colours too.
    Have a lovely day..

  13. Oh Tilly this card is just adorable. I love that image its so sweet and really hope that I end up like that with a loved one. Youve coloured it in just beautifully! I hope you have a fabulous night if your celebrating and a great New Year! All the best. Hugs xxx

  14. wow such a pretty card kim my fav colours too and the sweet image is adorable hugs sassy....**HAPPY NEW YEAR***

  15. Happy Birthday Kim and all the best for 2013.
    Gorgeous card, that image is fabulous.
    Hugs Wendy xx

  16. This is gorgeous sweetie. I don't think you need to improve on any of your techniques all of your cards are lovely.

    Happy Birthday sweetie, enjoy your drink and meal tonight.

    Happy New Year sweetie.

    P.S. Don't know if you have been over to the TPC DT blog today?

  17. Wishing you a very Happy Birthday Kim...hope you have a lovely day...and what a fabulous image on your card, I just love it..
    Wishing you a very Happy & Healthy New Year…2013

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  18. I love this sweet Mo image. Beautifully designed card Kim. :-) Wishing you all the best for a fabulous New Year!

  19. This is fabulous! Thanks for sharing at One Stitch at a Time and good luck with the Hop, I hope your Christmas is going well. Judy x DT

  20. Belated happy birthday Kim. Fabulous card to end the year with. Love this image and so beautifully coloured.
    Wishing you and your's health, wealth and happiness in 2013 and luck in all your endeavours
    Eileen x
    and thanks for the lovely comments you always leave for me

  21. Happy New Year Kim. Love this card, that's such a sweet image!

  22. What a sweet card! Thanks for entering the Eclectic Ellapu challenge

  23. Awww Happy Belated Birthday Kim. You know what, that sounds like a perfect evening to me too!!!!. Do hope that you got thoroughly spoilt. Absolutely adore your card. The image brought a tear to my eye. It is so beautiful isn't it. Made me think of my Mum and Dad together. Again I have serious craft envy with your colouring!!!. Hugs Clare xxxx


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Kim x