Sunday, 4 January 2015

First Card Of the New Year!

Afternoon blogging buddies.

First things first....HAPPY NEW YEAR!  

I do hope that you have all had a good Christmas, having visited many of you over the last couple of days, it seems you have, been trying to catch up with comments and get back to some sort of normality.

Our Christmas was, well lets say, different. Remember my grandchildren having Chicken-pox? well one of them still did, so Christmas at our house was cancelled.

Christmas Day is always just me and DH anyway, but on Boxing Day we have our son's and the grandchildren, that's when they have their gifts from us and each other.

 Unfortunately we had to cancel,  our little grandson was covered from head to toe in spots, poor little might.

 He had spots just about everywhere, he was not too bad in himself, a bit grumpy, and who can blame him, and not sleeping too well, (unfortunately for his Mum & Dad) he certainly had it worse than his sister had. 

Also my son was poorly too, some sort of virus had got him and he was really not up to Christmas festivities, they have to travel to get to us so it wasn't wise.

So, we had our 'Boxing Day' on Tuesday, a little late but still enjoyable, the children were back on form, more or less, and they loved the new toys we had got them, we had our buffet and did everything as we normally would, so not too bad really, we got there in the end.

 Last Christmas they were all full of colds but they did still manage to come on Boxing Day, so I'm hoping, and keeping everything crossed, that next Christmas... will be a bit more successful!

So onto crafting.....

As usual, challenges and card recipe below, hope you like it and thanks for dropping by.



Challenges.....

Craftycatz...Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper... Use Patterned Papers
ABC Challenge....A Is For Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore....Anything Goes
Imagination Crafts...Anything Goes
Sisters Of Craft...Anything Goes
Your Scrapbook Place...Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create...Anything Goes/Matching Envelope
Polkadoodles...Tic Tac Toe. (Sentiment, Ribbon, Polka Dots)
Crafty Calender...What's New  (ribbon)


Card Recipe....

Pre-coloured Image...By Digital
Papers...Black Cat
Card Stock, Ribbon, Brads....From Stash

53 comments:

Tracy W said...

Stunning card. Thanks for joining in with the Sisters of Craft Blog Challenge. Creative Blessings, Tracy SOC DT

chrissy xx said...

Oh My! Glad things turned out alright in the end Jacee..Such a shame that your Christmas was late.
A FABulous card..LOving your image, colours and design.
Chrissyxx
Happy New Year xx

Just Me said...

Love your card. Just gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at SBP

Andree said...

A gorgeous card. The papers and image are wonderful and make me hanker for Springtime.
Thank you for joining in with the Crafts Galore Encore January Challenge, “Anything Goes” and good luck x

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

oh WOW!! Your details, layering, inside and out gorgeous. Awesome work. Thanks so much for sharing with us at the Your Scrapbook Place Challenge blog. Cheers, Holley

Diane said...

Happy New Year Jacee !! Shame about all you christmas plans, but you got there in the end !!

Love your fresh bright birthday card !!

hugs Diane xx

Sheila H said...

I love the tea cup full of beautiful flowers. The matching envelope is so pretty, too! Thanks for playing along with our challenge at 613 Avenue Create.

Donna said...

Beautiful card Jacee, I love the cheerful colours and design and the polka dot papers are lush! So sorry to hear your family were unwell over Christmas, hope they're on the mend now! :) Donna ♥ x

Jan Ltc said...

I love this Jacee. Great layering xx Jan

Sandra H said...

Absolutely fabulous is your card!

Beth Brovold said...

Hi Jacee!!! Happy New Year to you...wishing you and yours all the best!! So glad that you finally got to celebrate with the family! Your card is like a glimpse of Spring and a breath of fresh air!!!! A gorgeous image and beautiful design...so nice to look at flowers!!!
Take care,
Beth

Carol S. said...

Gorgeous card Jacee. Shame about Christmas. There was a lot of illnesses around this Christmas. We were going to friends for Christmas day but 2 were un well so we had the day on our own but made up for it on Boxing day. We had a lovely family day and the grandchildren loved their presents. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Gram's Treasures said...

Beautiful card, Jacee. So glad everyone is on the mend!
Joyce xx

KT Fit Kitty said...

Gorgeous card! Love the image! Glad you had your family holiday get-together after all! Happy New Year!

Juls said...

Beautiful, love the bright colours :-) xx

jimlynn said...

You always know just the right patterned paper to mix with each other. A stunning card!
Glad you finally got to celebrate Christmas with the family even if it was a little late. Hope you have a wonderful 2015!
Lynn

Elizabeth Hart said...

Your first card of the year is awesome = awesome colors and layout!!

Chana said...

Beautifully composed card! The colors are vibrant and visually stimulating. Very well conceive and executed! Thanks for slipping this under our door here at 613 Avenue Create!
Hugz,
Chana Malkah, Owner

Jackie said...

What a gorgeous card. Lots of peeps have been ill over the Christmas period, good to hear your family is much better now :o)
Jackie xx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Happy New Year Jacee, so pleased you managed to get your celebrations in with your grandchildren eventually! Fabulous card love the image and papers! Susan x

Shirley said...

Gorgeous card Jacee and all the best to you for 2015.

brenda said...

Oh dear Jacee, not the Christmas as planned, so sorry.

But you have bounced back with a gorgeous creation, full of summertime.

B x

Pop's Cards said...

Good morning sweetie, this is simply stunning, I love the colours too, hugs Pops x

meg said...

Beautiful card Jacee, it's great to see the lovely bright summery colours. Hope the grandchildren are better now and that you managed to have a good day with them in the end.

Veerle said...

Very beautiful Jacee.
Gr Veerle

Pamellia Johnson said...

I am loving the bright cheery colours here Jacee, it's such a refreshing switch from the bleak weather up here in Canada! Gorgeous flower image! hugs :)

Irene said...

Hello jacee

I'm just loving the bright colours
and stunning image. Hope all the grandchildren are improved.

luv
irene
xxxx

coldwaters2 said...

Happy New Year Jacee, I am glad that your family finally got to have a Christmas with you albeit a tad late. Jacee your card is so beautiful the image is full of so much delight the papers are so vibrant and fresh a truly wonderful creation to start the New Off with.
hugs
lorraine x

Stamps and Paper said...

Stunning card Jacee ..hope your grandchildren are feeling better

Anne

Christine L said...

Your floral card is fabulous Jacee... lovely colours and a gorgeous image!

I'm glad you managed to have a 'late Christmas' - I'm sure you enjoyed it just as much!

Hugs
Christine x

Pia S said...

Sorry to hear about your Christmas not going according to plan, but it sounds like the postponed version was a success anyway,,,
It's a lovely birthday card you've made, the colors make me think of, and long for, spring.
Question - do you make your own envelopes? Do you decorate blank ones? Or do you use some sort of kits? I love how you made both the front, inside and envelope match...

Chrissy said...

Beautiful bright sunny colours Jacee..the flowers are gorgeous.Fabulous papers and design too.Glad you finally had your Christmas together..hope everyone is feeling better by now.
Happy New Year 2015..

luv CHRISSYxx

Sue B said...

Happy New Year Jacee!! Aww so many people have been poorly over Christmas… what a shame your family were so unwell. I'm glad you managed to have a nice day on Tuesday though :-) I really hope next Christmas is much better for you all !!
I love your card… the image and papers are SO pretty! fab layout too!
I can't seem to get back into my normal routine… hopefully as the week goes on I will !! ;-)
Hope you have a good week!
Big hugs, Sue B xx

Patty Sue 2 said...

It is no fun when sickness occurs this time of year. My goodness you have had your share. Your bright cheery card certainly brightened my day. Love it! Thank you for joining us at ABC CHALLENGE! Good luck and please join us again for our next challenge!

Pollard Carole said...

An absolutely stunning card I love the gorgeous flowers and beautiful vibrant colours so pretty. so glad you got your family Christmas eventually and they have all recovered. Best wishes to you and your family for 2015 Love and hugs Carole x

aussie aNNie said...

Fabulous card, lovely added goodies and design. I'm glad things turned out well in the end,....xxx{The Journey is the Start – my personal blog}


Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

So gorgeous...as always! You never let me down on putting a smile on my face and beauty in my eyes.

Rainey's Craft Room said...

I'm a little late catching up with everyone, been a bit poorly myself. Sorry to hear that Christmas had to be delayed and that your family were ill, someone always seems to get something for Christmas Day.
A great card here, love the colours and your cards are always so beautifully finished off.
Lorraine

Heather said...

Hi Jacee, I hope the New Year is more successful than your Christmas. Mine could have been better with a broken arm for the last 4 weeks (2 more to go!!)
Your card is gorgeous, a beautiful design with fabulous colours and papers.......your image is beautiful!!

hugs
Heather xx

Rebecca Bradshaw said...

Happy New Year Jacee! I'm so sorry to hear about your family being ill over Christmas, that's such a shame.
Your card is so beautiful and bright - it's definitely getting me in the mood for Spring! Such lovely papers.
Rebecca.
x

Anna Jasiolek said...

What a sunny and elegant card for our first challenge this year! Love it! Thank you for joining our 'anything goes' challenge at Crafty Catz and please come back on Friday to find out who is the winner. Good luck!
Hugs,
Anna xxx

Christine's Craftyart Blog said...

A fabulous colourful card. x

Anita Byrne said...

Stunning creation thanks for joining the fun over at Polkadoodles and good luck.
Anita (DT)

Pat K said...

Happy New Year Jacee. I look forward to more of your beautiful creations. This card is stunning..love the yellows with this gorgeous bouquet. hugs, Pat K x

Chana said...

Great project, Jacee!

I stopped by to let you know that you have been selected as our FB Designer of The Day for January 10, 2015. Pease stop by our page www.facebook.com/avenue613 to say hello and to grab your Designer of The Day badge.
Your project will be posted at 10:00AM EST.

Congratulations and Welcome to The Front Porch Gang

Hugz,
Chana Malkah Harris, Owner
613 Avenue Create Challenge Blog

JD/ Jill said...

Your card is so beautiful...bright and cheery!
Sorry to hear that your family was sick over Christmas.

Our Christmas wasn't quite what we planned either. Christmas is usually just hubby and myself...but we usually go to visit our daughter the day before to celebrate Christmas...We're getting ready to leave to go to her house, and hubby hears water running in the basement...a leaky pipe on Christmas eve! He wanted to cancer our visit...I said no way! smile. So he shut off the water and we went to her house...(poor hubby had to deal with it on Christmas eve after we got home...Glad I married a plumber's son...or we would have been without water for days over the holidays.

Louise said...

Gorgeous card! So pretty and cheery for dull January days! x

Pat said...

This is really pretty Jacee and a lovely bright way to start the new cardmaking year. x

Melanie Joyce said...

A simply beautiful card, gorgeous colours! Thanks for joining in with our Tic Tac Toe challenge on the Polka Doodles blog http://polkadoodle.blogspot.co.uk/2015/01/week-1-tic-tac-toe-polkadoodles.html x

Hazel said...

Beautiful card. Thank you so much for sharing your delightful crafting for my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge for January - hope to see you again soon. x

caroline said...

beautiful card, so pretty, thanks for joining us at soc, good luck
caroline dt

rachel said...

A lovely card and so very colourful. Thanks for joining us at Imagination Crafts this month. Hugs rachel x

Beverley said...

Gorgeous card. I love the colours. Thanks for joining in our 'What's New" challenge at Crafty Calendar this month.
Hugs
Bev x

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