Friday, January 2, 2015

Back to Posting!

     Hope everyone had a fantastic holiday.  Life was a little up and down, with coughs colds, and trying extra hard to not spread germs.  I was fine but my DD who arrived day after Christmas, and my DH who was on vacation, both had the crud!  Actually, he still does.  Oh well, there is no planning for this!  Let just say Happy New Year, and move forward!

 
     I found some time to play, finally, and just had to ink up a couple stamps from my December, Unity KOM.  It has the greatest stamps, but there was just no time, with holiday chores.  I will try to make better use of them this month.  For now, here is my Friends with Flair entry.

     I made use of the reverse side of some Bazzill, purple Houndstooth paper.  I have a very hard time finding good papers with purple.  I also found some snowflake paper dollies on clearance, and these amazing snowflake stickers from Craft n Craftin'.  I added sequins to the centers for some dimension.  This lovely lady and my sentiment were both popped up with mounting foam, after being fussy cut.  Coloring was done with Copic markers.

    I would also like to enter this card at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, where it is Anything Goes


     Look out Darnell, I am also going to enter my card in you're 3rd NBUS challenge.  My Unity Kit stamps have not seen ink, due to holiday turmoil, so NBUS it is!

29 comments:

Carol L said...

Hey early bird! I love this card with the purple colors! Awesome sentiment too, but those snowflake doilies are fantastic! Love the sparkle! Here's wishing you and yours better health in the coming new year!

Theresa said...

Lovely card, Mary Anne! Wishing you a healthy and happy New Year. I hope to be visiting more in 2015.

Colleen said...

Mary Anne,
Beautiful coloring, I really like your girl and those snowflake doilies are a great find. Hope your hubby is feeling a bit better.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Happy New Year Mary Anne! Glad you are over being sick [so not fun] -- Looking forward to your creations in 2015~

Ruby said...

Very pretty card. Happy New year Mary Anne. Looking forward to seeing your work in 2015

Crystal said...

Pretty card and colors! Hope the germs are all gone and you have a happy new years!

Gaylynn said...

Lovely sentiment for this gal. Beautiful card Mary Anne.

Doreen said...

Love what you have done here.Mary Anne,Wishing you all the best for the New Year.xxx

Barbara Thompson said...

Just love this and that houndstooth DP!

jimlynn said...

Happy New Year!!! You've started off the new year with a bang! This is fabulous and so pretty. Love that houndstooth on here too.
Sorry to hear everyone has the crud - but guess it's just one of those things going around now. Hope you don't catch it for sure.
Lynn

UTs Hobby Time said...

Gorgeous card. The sentiment is perfect for girls.

Beth F. said...

Very pretty card!

ionabunny said...

Happy New Year. Very pretty. Great image and background. Hugz

Janis said...

Yes, I know how dealing with that crud is! Flu is going around here and my hubby and son are sick. Ugh. But we are women, so we carry on!!! :)

Love your card. That sentiment is wonderful and your coloring is terrific. Everything looks great on the houndstooth pattern! Love the sparkles you added!!!
<3 J

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Caroline D. said...

gorgeous winter card!

Lagene said...

Lovely coloring & love the houndstooth background,,,great coat material~!

Life of a Caffeinated Mom said...

Happy New Year. Your coloring is so pretty. Nice work.

Dawn Fields said...

Beautiful card! Love the houndstooth! Happy New Year!

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

That's lovely Mary Anne!

SmilynStef said...

Great quote ... true therapy indeed.

Lyn said...

Oh this is a beautiful card I am so tempted to join the Unity club love their stamps

jennifer mitten said...

What a gorgeous card and perfect for winter..

Darnell J Knauss said...

Well, first of all, LOVE that sediment! I had a t-shirt that said that about talking to your sister! So true, either way! Your card is so warm and cozy, Mary Anne! That houndstooth background is SO the right choice with your toasty lady. And, OMG, I agree with you about those snowflakes stickers=awesome!! Lots to love about this one!

Thank you so much for playing in my NBUS Challenge #3!! I hope you come back two more times and mostly, I wish you all the best in the new year with no more turmoil and crud bugs!! Enjoy your day!! Hugs, Darnell

Sue D said...

Very pretty coloring and I like those snowflake doilies.

Laura Turcotte said...

ok--loving that stamp, and that card turned out awesome!

Sue said...

Love the stamp and the sentiment! Papers are excellent background for it too.
Seems everyone has had a cough that just won't go away. Here's hoping you stay well.

Hugs
Sue

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Beautiful card! Love that image and sentiment! Wonderful coloring!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

hugs...
Melissa

Donna Hanley said...

This card is lovely. The doily is beautiful as is your sentiment (and oh so true). So sorry to hear of the sicknesses in your family and I'm hoping they are getting better and also hope you don't get it. I'll keep my fingers crossed for your health. Enjoy the evening. VERY cold her and getting worse by the morning. Suppose to be -0- tomorrow morning with a wind chill of -25 to -25. Brrr. I'm not moving from this house. LOL HOpefully I'll get to do some crafting.

JD/ Jill said...

Very pretty card...