Friday, January 1, 2010

A New Year means New Beginnings at By The Cute and Girly

Out with the old and in with the new!
The challenge this month at By The Cute and Girly is to create something to do with a New Beginning.
It could be a new Baby, a new job, a new Home, a new Love, a new School, anything you like!
And remember we want to see things other than cards as we have lots of prizes on offer each month! So make a scrapbook page, alter a book, arrange some flowers, bake a cake, whatever it is just take a photo and join in with the fun, you may just be the winner!

For this challenge I decided to make a couple of things.
Firstly for people moving into a New Home.
I found a wonderful little birdhouse to alter and made a matching card too!

Paper Play also had a New Beginnings theme
Stampin For The Weekend had a New Beginnings theme too
Mojo Monday had the sketch for the card
Crafty Angels wanted you to Try Something New. Well I've seen birdhouses completed, painted, papered etc but this is my 1st try at one.
The Digi Kitty had a free stamp of a bird and wanted you to use it.

I used Colorbok papes on both the birdhouse and card.
The card image is from the How Tweet Bird collection from Lily Boos and the bird on the house is freebie at The Digi Kitty
I colored both images with Copic's.
I added Prima flowers to both projects too.

Then for New Years
Simon Says Stamp had a Party theme
Everybody Art had a New Years theme
Paper Cutz also had New Years for the theme
Charisma had a Celebrations theme
Three Clovers also had a Celebrations theme
Our Creative Corner wanted to see "Food or Drink"
Stamp With Fun had a New Years theme
Sketch and Stash gave me the sketch
Hope Stamps Eternalhad some great Party Cupcakes for inspiration
Digital Ink had a New Beginnings recipe of gold or silver/gray or black and something glittery, ribbon, and incorporate some kind of distressing
Crafty Creations wanted Glitter and Bling for the New Year

For this card I used the super sweet Party Pippin which is the latest release from Wendy at Digital Delights. I colored him with Copic's and a gold Prismacolor pen.
The fabulous dp is from SEI and the gold textured cardstock from American Crafts.
The sentiment is from 7 Gypsies/
The flowers are Brides and the pearls are Queen and Co.
The border punch is Martha Stewart Deco Fan.

There are plenty of things this theme covers and I'd love to see you join in, the prizes are super!!!
Have fun and I hope you have a wonderful 2010!


Janette said...

Fab cards and love the bird house,so sweet,happy new year.x

Anonymous said...

Great cards--I love the birdhouse--wow so creative, and your color choices were so unique and pleasing.
Great job! Love it!
Thank you for taking the Digi Kitty Tweet Heart challenge & making such a beautiful project--I know it took thought and time.

Purrs & Kisses,
Kristal of Digi Kitty

Harriet said...

I love your card and it looks like the mouse had a great new year's eve..... thanks for playing along with digital Ink co.

KymKreates said...

Both of your projects are wonderful!!!! You are a true talent! Thanks for joining us at DICO this week and hope to see you again on the 25th.

stitchy said...

What beautiful cards, you do have a true talent for this craft...thank you for joining us at DICO on our last challenge of the year...good luck..
Happy New Year

Lorraine A said...

oh these are just fabulous creations ! :-) I love the cute bird house ,,, lovely ! :-)

Happy New Year :-)
thanks for joining us at the Sketch and Stash and Simon Says Party challenges :-)
Lols x x

Vee said...

Fabulous cards. Love the colour combos. Thanks for playing with Charisma this week. Good luck with the blog hop. Happy New year!!
xx Vee

Nancy said...

WOW What a fabulous project, Katie:O) Love the birdhous and lovely card. The papers and colours are beautiful, cute images. Your Pippin card is lovely too:)
Thank you for joining us at Stampin' for the Weekend, good luck!

Sally said...

Lovely cards. Thank you for joining in our Birthday Celebration Blog Hop at Charisma Cardz. Happy New Year

The Crafty Den said...

What a cute card. The image is adorable and the paper is gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at stamp with fun this week and Happy New Year! Hugs, Denise x

Judy said...

Oh my goodness, this is absolutely adorable!!! You did just an awesome job. Thank you so much for joing us at Digital-Ink Co.

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

What a cutie! I love the shiny gold bubbles too. Great job on the food and drink challenge. Thanks so much for playing along with us at the OCC during this busy time of the year. Wishing you everything wonderful in 2010!

Sam said...

Great cards and I love the birdhouse too. Thanks for joining us at Dico and all the best in all the challenges
Sam x

Tracey said...

What gorgeous creations :)

Thanks for joining SFTW's first challenge of 2010.


My Creative Time said...

That Birdhouse is beautiful! I love it!!
Thanks for joining us @ Digi Kitty!

Kristine said...

OH MY GOODNESS!! LOVE THIS KATIE!! I really love birds and I actually collect birdhouses (not stamps-the real thing) LOL. I am sooo loving this card ensemble--great job on it!

Mummylade said...

Great job with the flowers. Thank you for joining SFTW this week.

Julie M said...

Fab cards, Katie. I love the luxurious look of the second, and the colour scheme on the birdhouse ones - wow - stunning!

Thanks for joining us on PaperPlay again.

Julie :o)

Mephisto said...

Very sweet card.Great idea.
Thanks for joining in by EAC and SimonSaysChallenge this week.


Allison said...

they are all just sooo cute
Thanks for joining us at Charisma this week

Elena said...

Wonderful projects! Love the bird house! Sparkly bubles on the second card are so adorable!
Thank you for joining Cupcake Inspiration Challenge!

Elena said...

Wonderful projects! Love the bird house! Sparkly bubles on the second card are so adorable!
Thank you for joining Cupcake Inspiration Challenge!

Wendy Hall said...

Katie!! Pippin looks great, I have a post using him today!!
Fabby job girl!!

Leonie said...

Lovely card! Happy new year!

Thanks for playing along at EAC!

Leonie xx

KymKreates said...

Congrats for placing at the DICO challenge. I hope you join us again on the 25th.

Anonymous said...

Super cute card Katie, all glittered up for the New year!! Happy 2010!! Thanks for playing the Crafty Creations challenge!!

Audrey said...

what adorable cards! love that mouse

Saskia said...

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations with this lovely card!

Saskia :)

Chrissie said...

Such gorgeous cards Katie!
Sorry I'm late in commenting, thanks for joining in with Sketch & Stash.

Deirdre said...

Fab cards. Love your colouring and papers used - thanks so much for playing along with the Paperplay Challenge.

mrsk06 said...

What gorgeous creations i love the birdhouse it's a nice change to see something altered so nicley! Take care Sal xx