Thursday, 1 January 2015

New Year Celebrations!

Hi Everyone!! 
I'd just like to wish you all a 

Happy New Year !!

Here's hoping it's a good one!!

Have you made lots of New Year resolutions?? I'm rubbish at keeping them but after trying to tidy up my room this morning I am really beginning to think I should go on a stash diet .... I didn't really realise how many stamps I have collected this year and how many have not been used - OOPPPSS!! Along with papers I should have enough to last me for at least a year! I've also resolved to try to tidy up as I go along but I can't see that lasting as it doesn't come naturally (or even reluctantly) to me ... LOL!

I grabbed a bit of time to play this afternoon and decided to get cracking and ink up a new HM stamp I got for Christmas - no time like the present and all that.... and I thought these cuties were quite appropriate for New Year celebrations!

Apologies for the photos, my camera is refusing to see gold glitter properly .... looking forward to Spring and some decent light already!!

Here's a closer look at the little mice mounting an expedition to grab that olive! 
This stamp is quite small and quite fiddly to colour, thank heavens for fine nibs.
The streamer and the glass have some glitter pen highlights IRL!!

I'd like to enter a few challenges (some things never change) :

House Mouse and Friends - Christmas and New Year
Sketch Saturday - Sketch 341
I love promarkers - Anything goes
Simon says challenge - Anything goes
Craft- Dee Bowz- Anything goes with a handmade bow
That Craft Place - Anything goes

Thanks for visiting and for any comments!!


  1. Such a cute card! Love the touch of gold you've added too. Thanks for joining us at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.

    Snoopy :D

  2. Gorgeous and cute card..
    Thanks for sharing with us at I love promarkers challenge.x

  3. Hi Jacky - a fabulous CAS card, a great design with the gorgeous gold borders check papers. Your image is just adorable and beautifully coloured!!

    Thanks so much for joining us at both Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge and House Mouse & Friends Challenge.
    Heather xx

  4. A perfect image for a New Year Card! Thanks for joining us at Sketch Saturday!
    ;-) Alex H.

  5. Love this stamp! Makes a really cute New Years card Too. The gold glittered paper background mat makes it especially nice. Thanks for joining us for the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.


  6. Great card - so cute.
    Thanks for playing along at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
    Caryn xxx

  7. What a cute trio of mice..always into great detailed colouring fab take on the chall theme.
    Thanks for sharing with us at House Mouse & Friends Mon. chall this time.

    smiles Christine x

  8. Those House Mouse images are always so darling and your card is no exception. Thanks for joining us at the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge this month. Good luck and join us again soon. Hugs, Barbara

  9. Hi Jackie
    Happy new year
    what a sweet card ,love the cute mice and that ribbon matches beautifully
    Thanks for joining us at the CrafDee-Bowz challenge and good luck
    tracey x

  10. Cute card Chris. I'm all for a stash diet, good on you & get using those unloved stamps xx

  11. I'm sorry Jacky, honestly I do know who I am talking to lol! Brain was elsewhere as per usual xx


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