Happy New Year!

Saturday, 1 January 2011
Happy New Year everyone!  I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and Santa brought you everything you wanted.  I also hope that 2011 will be a happy and healthy year for you all.

On a personal note, I aim to not let things that I have no control over get me down this year and to concentrate on all the good things that I have in my life, not the the negatives.  If it looks as if I'm starting to go down hill, you have my permission to tell me off!

As a family we had wonderful cause for celebration over the festive season when my sister got engaged to her lovely boyfriend Phil on Christmas Eve!  As we were all going to be spending New Years Eve together I obviously had to have a Congratulations card to give to the happy couple.

Apologies for the darkness of the photo, I will be so glad to have those long, sunny evenings back!  I've had this adorable Penny Black stamp since April's Ally Pally show so it was about time that it was introduced to an ink pad. I remember being very lucky to get this at half price!  It's been coloured with copics before being cut out and mounted onto Real Red CS cardstock.  The base panel was embossed with the Love Language CB folder.  Unfortunately I realised only after I'd stuck the ribbon down that it was the wrong way so the hearts are sideways!  I've had these heart ribbon sliders for so long and I only remember them when it's too late, but I was prepared this time.  The sentiment is a CWC oval.  The heart has been covered with Glossy Accents that you can just see with the shine on the top half.

I am entering this card into this months Penny Black at Allsorts challenge which is All You Need is Love
I don't want to list my personal goals that I am trying to set myself this year craft wise as I have done that in past years and have not managed to fulfill them.  However, I do know what that I are and will do what I can to achieve them.

Thank you for continuing to stop by and support me, even with the lack of response in return.  I do really appreciate each and every one of your comments.

xx :0)


  1. Hi Sarah
    Happy New Year! Love this gorgeous card, adorable image, another PB stamp I need! :D Congrats to your sister and her boyfriend!
    Wishing you all the best for 2011:)

  1. jules said...:

    What a gorgeous card!!

  1. Kellylouj said...:

    Lovely card and all the best for the new year x

  1. Cathy said...:

    SUch a cute card Sarah, and so appropriate for the celebration ... although perhaps you should have included some ice!!!!

    Happy New Year hun, and looking forward to seeing all your crafting treats in 2011.
    Cathy xx

  1. coldwaters2 said...:

    Hi Sarah, wow, I love your blog look and your card is beautiful, I so love that image which you have coloured beautifully, the heart slider and ribbon look so effective, an awesome job.
    Lorraine x

  1. debby4000 said...:

    Adorable sweet card Sarah.

  1. coops said...:

    gorgeous card sarah.i love the fab image and great colours and embossing.congratulations to your sister.
    happy new year hun :D

    xx coops xx

  1. juliejules said...:

    Lovely card Sarah and Happy NEw YEar to you. Jules x

  1. Helen said...:

    Happy New Year to you too Sarah!
    This card is gorgeous...your colouring is fabulous!
    Helen x

    PS - congrats on being picked for the Teddy Stampers DT! :0)

  1. Cazza said...:

    Hi Sarah,

    Happy New Year to you! :o)

    This is a stunning card, your colouring is perfect! What a super cute stamp too!


  1. Whisper said...:

    Gorgeous PB stamp (i should know, as i have it !!!) and great layout too, Luv Sam x

  1. Tracy said...:

    Gorgeous creation, I love your choice of image. thanks for joining Penny Black At Allsorts challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  1. Mervi said...:

    Beautiful and lovely start for the new year! Fab image♥

    Thank you for playing with us
    at Penny Black at Allsorts, blog hop at 15th January;-))m

  1. Jules said...:

    Hi Sarah

    What a beautiful card. Just perfect for your Sister and just perfect for the challenge too.

    Love your image and that beautiful heart on your ribbon.

    Congratulations to your Sister and thank you for sharing with Penny Black at Allsorts this month.

    Love Jules xx

  1. brenda said...:

    Hi Sarah

    What a beautiful caerd.

    Your colouring is wonderful, the image looks almost printed, wish I could colour like that.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Penny Black at Allsorts and good luck.

    B x

  1. louise said...:

    Ahh this is such a cute card and beautifully coloured , thanks for joining us at Penny Black at Allsorts.
    Hugs Louise xx

  1. It's a perfect card for the happy two! The ribbon slider is gorgeous.

    Thanks for sharing at Penny Black @ Allsorts! Hope you join our blog hop the 15th.


  1. Anita said...:

    Happy New Year Sarah! Your card is gorgeous. I love that PB image and you've colored it so beautifully. Realy like that bright pop of red against the white too. Congrats to your sister and her sweetie!

  1. Ellie said...:

    So so cute!! I love the embossing and all the white!
    Thank you so much for playing along at penny black at all sorts!

  1. scotspanda said...:

    gorgeous image, you've coloured it so well, fab card

    thanks for joining us at Penny Black at Allsorts. Good luck in the draw and remember to come back on the 15th for the blog hop :o)


    Amanda (GDT)xx

  1. Happy New Year Sarah and congrats to your sister and Phil! Gorgeous card, the image is so cute. Hugs, Denise x

  1. Shirley said...:

    What a neat and gorgeous card Sarah. Your image is coloured beautifully and is just perfect for our challenge theme this month at Penny Black at Allsorts.
    Thank you for joining us and good luck in the challenge.


  1. sugarstamp said...:

    hey sarah,
    what an adorable card! love the image. congrats to your sister.

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