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Thursday, 1 January 2009

A little bird told me....

...it's 2009!!!
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU MY BLOGGING BUDDIES !!
Thank you for your continued support... for the friendships I have shared with you and for the inspiration that I have gained in abundance from such wonderfully artistic people...
May it be a happy fun filled, healthy, prosperous New Year for you all xxx

I for one am looking forward to a year filled with all good things... my cup I hope will always be at least half full and I am thankful for all of the highs AND lows that last year brought... I believe the things that happen in our lives make us the people we are and for the most part I am happy being me... I am thankful for the fact that I have a healthy loving family, wonderful friends and all the little things that bring joy to my life... the things that money just can't buy.

oooooh turning into a slush attack now.... got me started and I better stop or I'll have you groaning...lol... sentimental fool I am :D

Okay now for my first card of the year... sorry for the pants photography... do not adjust your screen...the pics ARE blurry...lol Really need to practice my skills at the moment because a lot of my photos are ending up out of focus and I can't seem to stop it... not that I need to tell you that right :D Any tips gratefully received!!

Anyway this one is using the new Cosmo Cricket Chemistry papers and as my favourite colour is Red (you didn't know that right..lol) I am loving them, a combination of deep reds pinks, brown and a few other colours thrown in...yummy A bit unusual for me this one...
I went a bit overboard with my inking, tearing and layering on this card but I guess I just indulge in how the mood takes me at the time...

the image is a download from Pink Petticoat which is totally cute and I added some buttons ribbon and the inevitable bling (which I obviously didn't stick on too well as some fell off when I moved it to photograph it...lesson learned... be less frugal with the glue!!)

A little bit of news to share too... Clare Curd is launching her new Signature range on Feb 9th (well done Clare) and has started a new blog for news about it... I will be keeping my eyes peeled to see what fun things are in store :D

Have a great start to the New Year all and will be looking forward to popping by and seeing what you are all up to :D Well those who don't have a hangover that is...lol

hugs

Chris xx

26 comments:

Stempelchaotin said...

My dear Chris, I wish you and your family a wonderful new year 2009.

Your card is really awesome. Love them.

Kath said...

Happy New Year to you too wonderful lady and I love all your inking and ripping...and that cute birdie is one of my faves...look forward to more of your fabulous creations in 2009...wishing you health and lots of happiness
Hugs
Kath
xxxxx

June said...

Awww tis ok to turn slushy for new year hehehe :) Lovin the lil birdy !! so cute and what wonderful crafting going on here.
Well i am off to finish decorating my new journal.
HAPPY NEW YEAR CHRIS
hugs June

Julie said...

Happy New Year Chris xxxxxxxxx

sharon said...

Here Here hun.....HAPPY NEW YEAR to you also.....I have a feelin about 2009..hold onto your hat and get ready for the fast ride..whhooo hoooooo.xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

SuzyB said...

Happy New Year Chrissy, hope its a brill one for you xx

Terrie B x said...

Well what a great way to start the Year Chris..YOu can never have to much ripping and tearing I say!!!lol...I love your card....
`Best wishes to youall for a very `Happy and Healthy New Year` `enjoy`...my friend:)~X~

Dawn said...

Right back at Ya Chris!!
Gorgeous sumptious card!
Blurry photos? New Year? now where's that wine bottle gone!!!! ROFl
Looking forward to more fun,laughs and lots of fabby artwork from you in 2009!
You brighten my day!!

Dawn

Sue Nicholson said...

And the same to you Chris :-)

I do have a few friends who have the half-empty cup view of life ... they think that others have it far easier than they do . . .

WRONG

it's just that we try to view it, not always successfully, as a cup half-full. It's an illusion that works for us :-)

So . . . guess what! Friend's birthday at the weekend, said I'd try a sketch in 2009 . . . here I am :-)

Wish me luck . . . Sue

PS Pants photography? No! Super card? Yes!

PPS Facebook ??????

Louly said...

Chris that's such a gorgeous card, I love your style.
I have a tip with the photography, I use a mini tripod, set the timer on the camera to 2 seconds ,get everything how I want it and click! " 2 seconds later voila! No camera shake.
Thanks for the link to Claire's blog, I think she's ace so I'm off for a peek.
Happy new year xxx

Viola said...

Stunning artwork as always, Chris!! :o)
Happy New Year! Wishing you all the best in 2009, my dear! :o)

Emma said...

Happy new year to you and your family.
Your card is stunning...love the image and colours.
Emma x

Emma said...

Thank you so much for popping by my blog....Lol at my name Clare??!!!, Its Emma...

Thats not my name...they call me Emma (to the tune of the song...)

Have fun with your grandson.

Emma x

Sue Nicholson said...

Hi Chris :-)

Thanks so much for your encouragement :-)

I didn't use a sketch this time, instead I played with an idea to suggest walls and carpet behind the image.

I did use an image found by following your link . . . and added in credit but no link and ref to you :-( Now sorted :-)

Might be best just to face facebook head on and add me as your friend now! I won't stop mythering you until you do!

I think you'll be fascinated otherwise I wouldn't "push" and "push". Normally not so bossy ;-D

Thanks again for popping over :-)

Sue x

P.S. Ages since I printed out and coloured in, do you rec any particular card?

Pearl said...

Oooo fabulous card with the CC Chemisty ! Looks like 2009 is off to fab start for you !

I'm still mojoless even tho' I tried to address that today !

Wishing you all that you wish for yourself & then some ! lol !

Census (aka Cen aka June.S) said...

Happy New year Chris!!
I agree my cup is definately half full...mind you I think the other half has my mum in it, lol!!
Thank you for sharing your goodies and talent, plus your wonderful sense of humour.It is much appreciated!!

Nancy Maxwell James said...

Hello Chris
Happy New Year to you! May 2009 be full of blessings! I love your card - it is PRECIOUS just like YOU! :)

sesga loves 1950s said...

Happy new year to you too Hun!!
I love the card its soooooooooo tweet .
love from sesga xx

Ana Baird said...

Happy New Year Chris! That little bird is adorable! Great card!

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

Your card is wonderful Chris - here's wishing you and your family a very Happy, Healthy and Creative New Year!

Wendy -x-

Jaqi said...

All the best to you too, these cards look wonderful, well done, you have been so busy while I have been away. Jaqi x

Kristen Hermanny said...

Great way to start the New Year. A beautiful card, and a Happy attitude. Wishing a Great 2009!
Love
Kristen
xxx

Rein said...

Great card Chris!

Happy New Year!!

me said...

Fantastic work here

sharon said...

Guess what...you have your dare!!!and let me tell ya...I'm plotting the next one as we speak.xx

scrapnnMO said...

Oh Chris another very lovely card! :)