Sunday, 1 January 2012

Guest designer at By The Cute and Girly


First things first...  HAPPY NEW YEAR!!  

Can you believe we are now into 2012!  Where did 2011 go?  Maybe it's me getting older but time just seems to fly by now :-D

Anyway, my first post of the year is quite a nice one as I was asked to be a guest designer over at By The Cute and Girly, now I don't know about you but I really do like doing GDT slots, and I regularly play along with this challenge so I was delighted to have been asked :-D

The theme is

New Beginnings

So I thought I'd do a New Years card for starters

I used some of my favourite images from the last year to make a classy and elegant New Years card.  2011 was the year in which I started getting into distressing, so it seemed really appropriate, and I think my colouring has come on over the past year too :-D


I hope you have time to play along in the challenge this month :-D

Thanks to all at BTCG for asking me to GD for them, especially Lora for being so supportive :-D

Please may I enter these challenges

Come and Get It Challenge - Happy New Year
Paper Sundaes - Out With the Old, In with the New (old - script and clock stamps, lace, ribbon, image; new - harlequin and Parisian stamps, distress inks)
Pile It On - Anything Goes
Stamptacular Challenge - Photo Inspiration
The Squirrel and the Fox -  Something New (distress inks, stamps)
Hiding In My Craft Room - Freestyle
Just Some Lines - New Year
Catch the Bug - Photo Inspiration

Thanks for looking!

Sue xx


Lisa Jane said...

oh wow Sue.. this is absolutely beautiful.. love the Parisienne scene and the lilac shades
Well done on your GD with my friends over at BTC&G

A very Happy New Year to you and all your family
Lisa x

MarcyK924 said...

Beautiful card! So pretty in these colors! A wonderful New Year! Thanks for joining our challenge at Stamptacular! Hugs, Marcy

Tina said...

this is amazing...i love all the details and the colors are beautiful...thank you for sharing at Just Some Lines New Years challenge


Happy New Year

Cindy van Oorschot said...

Oh this is pretty, love the lady's dress, and you did a great job of distressing, I love the clock in the background. Thanks for playing along with us at Come and Get It. Happy New Year.

Wendy said...

Absolutely beautiful Sue...Congrats on GDT...
Happy New Year.
Wendy xx

Julie said...

Congratulations on the GDT spot Sue,this is just gorgeous, Gayle's dancers look amazing with the Eiffel Tower! Happy New Year to you and your family,Julie.x

CraftyLoops said...

Ohhhh well done on the guest designer Sue. I love this tag, its gorgeous. Those stamps you used are so lovely, I will have to get the stampendous Effiel Tower ones. Lee x

Uta said...

Your tag looks so great. I love the colours and the scene. Great work!

Hugs, Uta

Lorianna said...

This is STUNNING!!!
Love the Ribbon
Thanks so much for joining us and sharing your talent with us at PIO~~Lorianna DT

Amanda R said...

Gorgeous Sue! Love the colors you used and that embossed eiffel tower is stunning! Congrats on the guest dt position, they are lucky to have you!

Jenny said...

Thanks so much for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week. I love the scene you have created and that 'stand out' dress looks fabulous.

Jenn Borjeson said...

Congrats on your guest spot, that's always fun! Thanks for joining us at Just Some Lines! :)

Lisa M. (aka Lisabee) said...

Oh I really really love this tag! so many fabulous elements all on one small space! Perfect!

thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes and Squirrel & Fox this week with our Something New Challenges!

juelmarie said...

I'm just loving your card! Coloring is spectacular! and love the fussy cuttin'!! Great job - love this bookmarker! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations challenge

Crafty Hugs
Juelmarie DT

Melissa S. said...

What a beautiful card. All the details are great. The Eifel Tower,one of my fave memories is so perfect as a background for the two dancers. I really like the way you chose the silouette for the gentleman. Thanks so much for playing along at Pile It On this week.

Melissa S. said...

While I'm here let me say a big Thank You for shareing at Bugaboo this week. This is perfect for the inspiration photo.

Pinkllilac said...

Beautiful card love your take on the photo inspiration, it looks terrific, thank you for sharing your creation with us over at Catch the Bug.
Hugs Linda

Sammibug said...

Fabulous tag. Congrats on your guest spot at By The Cute and Girly!

Chris said...

Oooh la la. I'd like to be that woman dancing in Paris. Great work.
thanks for playing with us at Pile It On.

Tammy Miller said...

This is a great card, just adorable. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Catch the Bug!

Leslie McGhee said...

Very pretty card...oolala.Thank you for taking part in this week's Come and Get It Challenge.

Jehanne's doodles said...

Oh this is a real beauty!
Thanks for joining the Just Some Lines Saturday Challenge!

Becky G said...

Gorgeous card! Love the image and color! Thanks for joining us at Catch The Bug!