Friday, 1 January 2016

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!  I think we should all 'dream big'!



The background is a piece that was left over from another inky project.  The die is one I haven't used before, it's Butterfly Garden by Crafts Too.  I can't believe I have had it for ages and not used it - its so gorgeous!  The sentiment is from Hope Blooms clear set by Stamplorations, which I stamped in Versafine and embossed with white detail powder. This second card is another using a leftover piece of inky card from a previous project.  I just used a different colourway and sentiment. I am not sure who made the sentiment, sorry.  I prefer the first one but thought I would show them both.  I did the black one first before I thought of the 'Dream Big' sentiment, which would have looked better. Not to worry, I had fun making both of them!



I would like to enter the following challenges:

Pixie's Snippets Playground - The backgrounds are pieces left over from other projects and the die cuts were cut using snippets of left over card.
That's Crafty Challenge - Anything Goes

Thank you so much for visiting, its wonderful to see you!  Lets hope 2016 is awesome!
Take care. Christine xxx











20 comments:

Di said...

I love both of these Chris - and needless to say the die is fabulous!

Hugs

Di xx

chrissie said...

Both very beautiful and a lovely start to 2016 crafting

Love Chrissie xx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

These are gorgeous cards. Fabulous dies. I'm betting you'll be breaking them out often.

Redanne said...

The die is gorgeous Chris and it looks equally good in white and black. Both cards are beautiful. Happy New Year to you and yours! Hugs, Anne xx

Sandy said...

Don't croak! I like the second one the best. You made it - you posted on the first - I wanted to but .......
If you are going to dream, you might as well dream big. If you don't shoot for the stars, you might just end up on the roof next door!
Sandy xx

SARN said...

I think they're both marvellous.

I like the 'Dream Big' sentiment though . . .

Happy New Year to you.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Sue said...

Gorgeous cards Chris have a wonderful 2016! huggles Sue xx

Anita in France said...

These are both fabulous, Chris ... the first soft and pretty, the second bold and dramatic ... equally wonderful! Wishing you a 2016 blessed with all good things! Hugs, Anita :)

Mrs A. said...

They both look so totally different. Love them both. wishing you a Happy Crafty New Year. hugs Mrs A.

Liz McGuire, said...

Hiya, they are both equally as gorgeous. Just shows how different a die can be.

Liz x

alexandra s.m. said...

Oh you have done wonders with that die Christine!
Amazing how different the look!
They are both beautiful for sure ;)
xx

Marina said...

These are beautiful, and look surprising different due to the changes in colour etc.

Karen D. said...

beautiful...I love silhouettes....

Darnell J Knauss said...

And they both turned out beautifully, Chris, so I'm glad you made both of them! That (formerly) NBUS die is a awesome! Take care! Hugs, Darnell

scrappymo! said...

I had not seen this die before...don't know how I have missed it as it is gorgeous. You have made two wonderful cards.

Becca Cruger said...

What a way to use leftovers! I loved seeing the difference between the white and black silhouettes - each are striking in their own respects.

Jackie said...

They are both beautiful! I think, like you, I prefer the first, but they are both great ways to use inky leftovers from previous projects.
Thanks for popping by! Jx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Beautiful work Chris, you remind me I've a flower edge die that needs some using too. Shaz in Oz.x

Barb said...

I came to visit your via Pixie. Your cards are lovely. I really couldn't choose a favourite they are both so pretty. Barbxx

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

They are so pretty Chris, I adore the first one.

Love and hugs
Maarit