Get Creative 5th January Card Challenge

Hello lovely ladies and HAPPY NEW YEAR !!!!!!!!!

I’m finally back in my crafty den after three weeks working flat-out in my shop for the Christmas holidays. I really missed you all and your crafty endeavors and hopefully I can now start to catch up .

Over at Get Creative we have our first card challenge of the new year and our lovely leader Irini is asking us to make a new years card.

I had a little problem  as  the Christmas spirit just didn’t visit me this year not even in the alcoholic form. Mr P and I are still trying to fight off a nasty flu virus which has firmly attached itself to both of us and refuses to budge !

Needless to say Christmas lunch which I cooked for 12 was left untouched by myself and as soon as it was served I retreated to my bed and then a repeat performance occurred for new year !!

As you will see my card apart from having the number 13 isn’t  a typical new years card but I wanted to demonstrate growth, colour and nature and new beginnings and it you believe that  you will believe anything !

Despite everything I really enjoyed making this card and loved the outcome which is a rare thing indeed for me, I can count on the fingers of one hand how many of my cards I really like, so here it is and hope you like it too !



The image was created using my clever Cameo and then coloured with Copic markers this is about my 5th attempt as I kept messing up the colouring.. Glossy Accents added to the red and lots of tiny seed beads on the centre of the flower and attached to a beautiful Spellbinders frame . I die cut  the numbers several times and  layered them to give depth, crackle paint and Copics of various colours added and topped of with crackle accents. The side panels are also Spellbinders am getting slightly addicted to them and although I love my Cameo you just cant beat the embossing that you can achieve with these dies.

I do hope you will find time to play along with us at Get Creative the rest of the design team have created some beautiful cards to inspire you all . We are being sponsored this month by Enjoy Scrapping who will be offering a mystery prize, we also have two guest designers this month the lovely and talented Erina, and Aliki both of whom are not only very talented but two of the nicest people you could ever wish to meet.

Right am off to work ( when will this madness stop  ! )

Wishing you all a healthy and happy new year

Take care


32 thoughts on “Get Creative 5th January Card Challenge

  1. Morning Marie – so sorry to hear that you and Mr P have been so unwell. How heroic of you to cook Christmas lunch for 12 before retreating to bed……hope they appreciated it! I adore your card – so different but amazing and I love how you’ve stacked the numbers to give such dimension. Presume you’re using your eBosser for the spellbinders??? Still waiting to hear how you’re getting on with your other new playthings…..?

    Hope you feel better soon.


    Karen x

  2. Awww poor you feeling like stink over Christmas and New Year, but welcome back to what I hope will be a healthier 2013 🙂
    I love this card the image and the vibrant colours reminds us there is spring to look forward to
    Hugs Von ♥

  3. wonderful card Marie love the colors…so sorry to hear that you were sick…i hope you feeling better now!!thanks a lot for the honor to mention me to your blog!!!!!!You know that i adore you???Your are the most funny cool and sweet girl that i know!!!!!i hope see you again soon!!!! Hugs and kisses Erina!!!

  4. Like it? It’s absolutely stunning with those wonderful colours and perfect details! I’m so sorry to hear that you and your husband haven’t been well over Christmas. I’m sure serving up meals for 12 was the last thing you’d have wanted to do but I bet you did it with a smile! I hope you’re on the mend now and that 2013 has some kindness up its sleeve. Vicky x

  5. Aw! poor you and Mr P, my DH was ill as well and has just got over it after 4 weeks of coughing, hope yours doesn’t last so long. Me? always fit (cross fingers).

    Your card is really beautiful, love the embossing and the colours, Stunning in fact. Hope 2013 is better than last year for you all.

  6. Creative take on New Year with the symbols for growth and 13 instead of 2013, striking to say the least.
    So good to have you back.
    Still take care of yourself with that awful virus you had.

  7. Beautiful card to start the year. Hope you are feeling better soon and that 2013 will be a good year for you all.
    Yvonne xx

  8. Write Marie you deserve a medal for entertaining so many when you were poorly! Hope you are feeling a bit better now. Your card is fabulous, like an amazing botanical print from a gorgeous book! Love your take on the New Year theme:)
    Val x

  9. Its definitely one of my favourite cards of yours as well, its beautiful, Marie. Take care of yourselves and hope you are feeling a lot better. Good to hear your business is doing so well. Happy New Year, hugs Annette x

  10. Ooh I love the colours in this and it really lifted my spirits, can’t wait for spring to come and my big sister to visit. I feel like I could reach out and touch these amazing flowers. You’ve really surpassed yourself this time and that’s saying something X
    Hope you feel better soon.

  11. Happy New Year to you too Marie, not by a long chalk was it my best Christmas either and New Years Eve was traumatic too.
    Brilliant creation, your talents are wasted, such a daring mix of colours that go so very well together.
    Kath x

  12. Hi Marie – so it was YOU who gave me that flu then! Before Christmas and during Christmas – poorly sick……and it was YOU!!!! Phew its awful isnt it and I hope that you and Mr P are feeling tip top very soon, it really knocked us for six though I must admit.
    Now your card – when I scrolled down to the picture I gasped! Oh its lovely like a Victorian botanical illustration – its beautiful. Cxxx

  13. αγαπητη Marie τι να πρωτοπω;καταρχην καλη χρονια σου ευχομαι!!!μαι χρονια με υγεια και πολλες δημιουργιες!οσο για την καρτα σου….ειναι ΑΠΑΙΧΤΗ!!

  14. Hi Marie, I haven’t visited in quite a while. I also love your beautiful card that you colored with Copics.. Wow! Two questions: aren’t you the Dolly from Greece? and Doesn’t Greece celebrate Christmas tomorrow? If so, Merry Christmas again!

  15. Marie, first of all I wish you and your family a very happy New Year, with lots and lots of happy moments, creativity… and above all health! I do hope you both recover soon, I guess the Christmas crazy working hours don’t help either!

    Your card is S-T-U-N-N-I-N-G!!! I love-love-love how you combine different elements and make such a good use of your tools. The colouring is simply amazing! Looking forward to your great creations in 2013!

  16. Happy New Year Marie!I wish you all the best!Your card is once again amazing!And I sbsolutely love that it isn’t the typical new years card!Love every detail!Hugs and kisses!

  17. Aww, Marie, I’m so sorry to hear you were both ill! Hope you’re much better now.
    What can I say about this card other than it’s STUNNING!! I love the rich colours and fabulous detail. Look forward to all your 2013 creations!

  18. Happy New Year, Marie. May 2013 be a kind and gentle year for all of us. You do inspire me dear Marie. This card is wonderful and you go to so much effort to make it perfect. Sorry I haven’t been around – I went into my G Mail account and deleted EVERYTHING – thus loosing your last email – so couldn’t find you without it. Looking forward to seeing your work this year. Thanks for dropping round to my blog. Always a pleasure to read your comments. xoDonna

  19. Your card is stunning, Marie. I’m sure I have commented on this beauty before. But it may have been via my iPad, and I have had problems commenting with this before. Anyhow, back to your card, which as I said before is stunning! Your colouring is beautiful, and I adore the image…..gorgeous!
    Sorry to hear that your Christmas was not a good one. I hope you and hubby are feeling much better now.
    We had a sad Christmas. Two days before Christmas, our son’s best friends mum committed suicide by jumping from the motorway bridge just down the road from us. She was only forty three, and her youngest, a little girl, just four years old. So tragic! xx

  20. Hi Marie, and a Happy New Year to you too. I hope by this time you (and Mr P) are starting to feel a little better? Your card is absolutely stunning, I love it, and the colours are so gorgeous.

    Take care Marie

    Maria xxxxx

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