Friday, 1 January 2010

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!


Hi Blogger's,

Just popped in to wish you all a Very Happy New Year!!!
Hope 2010 is good to you and that you enjoy good health and much happiness.
Walshie and I saw the New Year in at home, watching the amazing Sydney fireworks on TV. My back was not really up to standing around the City for hours this year..... but next year I hope we get there, I missed the atmosphere! We could hear the loud bangs though.... and to be honest if we'd walked up to the top of the drive into the bush we would have seen them in the distance.

So for the first card this year........
I thought I'd share a card I made for a friend who celebrated her Birthday just after Christmas.


The Holly branch from GKD Holiday Cheer was stamped onto some cream on cream fabric that had been backed with a layer of fine batting. VersaFine vintage sepia ink was used to stamp and then using embroidery thread in shades of red, green and gold and a small back stitch the design was stitched.

Black card from GKD was cut to size to make a 5" card and using a Spellbinders die a circle was cut from the centre. The embroidered piece was centred and attached to the back of the black card with double sided tape, then using more double sided tape the front of the card was sealed to the back to enclose the embroidery. The gold scalloped frame was added with the corner details also cut from gold card. The sentiment Birthday Wishes from Nina's Elegant Post for GKD was stamped in gold embossing powder onto a scrap of red card and cut with an oval die. Three cherry red sprinkles were added to the remaining corner to finish.

The completed black centre was then centred to the background card which was cut to 5.5 " from American Crafts - Rouge. I also decorated the inside of this card as you can see here.

Thanks for taking the time to pop in on the 1st day of the new year - hope you're not suffering from last night's celebrations!!! I'm off for a walk with the boss!
Till next time........

9 comments:

craftieodamae said...

this is gorgeous, sorry your back isn't better yet.........Happy New year my friend!

Patti said...

This is gorgeous Sue! I love the embroidery! So pretty!I hope your back gets better! I'm still in 2009 5hrs! Happy New Year!

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

Happy New Year Sue!!!! Like you we stayed home and watched the fireworks on TV! :)

Your friend will love this card!!!! I love the dramatic red/black colours highlighted with gold!!!

Betty Benton said...

ah, embroidery -- what a gorgeous card! And the inside of the card is just as beautiful. Larry saw some of the Sydney fireworks on tv and as he told me about it I thought of you and Kez! Sorry you didn't feel up to the personal viewing this year but it will be something to look forward to for next year!

jo-in-oz said...

Happy New year Sue. The fireworks were awesome weren't they. I said to my husband that one year I want to be there to see them 'live', I bet the atmosphere is wonderful. A beautiful card too. Love Jo x

Kerrie said...

Pretty card, love the idea of embroidery.... the fireworks were awesome, I watched them on TV too....

Jose said...

Gorgeous card Sue, we enjoyed watching your fireworks on our television they were magnificent, thought about you at that time, do hope your back continues to improve.
Jose xx

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

WOW! this is beautiful! and what a lovely inside layout. Happy New Year's to you sue. I'm so glad we have come to be friends. :)

Nina said...

oh wow sue this is so lovely, I first thought you had stitched the image! just wonderful!!