Sweet Stampin' ~ New Stash or Occasion

Happy New Year my lovely blogging buddies. I have to say, we have had some awesome New Year celebrations in our life and one that will always stay close in my heart is watching the fireworks over the snowy landscape in Sjöbo Sweden. But this New Years night, we totally rocked it! My hubby cranked up his electric guitar and played the night in with some muso pals. We danced the night away and enjoyed a truly fabulous New Year celebration with wonderful friends. A great night was had by all. What a great start to 2016!

The Sweet Stampin' girls are kicking off the New Year in style too, with our first challenge of the year which is 'New Beginnings'. I've gone a little left field with my make, but it works in my head! So I hope you'll like it. We have a Sweet Stampin' Goodie Bag up for grabs this challenge. So come join the fun.

My daughter is beginning a new journey with her archery this year, aiming to compete in her first archery tournament in April. So I made a couple of cards for her trainers to thank them for their hard work. This is my first time using two different images to create otherwise identical cards.

I've used two images from Saturated Canary, which were perfect for this occasion and kept the same style for both cards. I really wanted the images to feature and didn't want to use a lot of embellishments, so it's a very CAS design. The first image is called Freedom and the second Princess Honor. Both beautiful striking archery images. Which my daughter utterly loves! I actually used these images to embellish her school books last year too.


I used digital paper to run a border strip of arrow paper down the left side. I will have to hunt down the source, as I can't recall where the paper is from right now. I popped up the image using fun foam for a bit of depth and dimension and used my Promarkers to colour the images.

I really love the soft colouring I achieved on Princess Honor. But was really cross with myself when I realised I had left Freedom floating in mid air! I totally forgot to ground her! But otherwise, pretty happy with both cards. You can click on the images above to pop them up to a bigger size for a closer look. The sentiment was stamped with Rich Cocoa Memento Ink directly onto the base paper. The sentiment is a lovely one from Amy R Stamps for CC Designs. I thought the sentiment fit rather well in the lead up to the kids archery tournament.

So that's my post for today. I've created two cards with two gorgeous images, with 'New' digital paper I've not used before for a 'New' occasion that I've never had reason to create a card for before. So those are my 'New' things in my creation. I hope you'll come join the Sweet Stampin' crew for our first challenge of the New Year and show us some 'New' stash or create a card for a 'New Baby' or 'New Job' etc, however you interpret the challenge is up to you. Just be sure to do some 'stamping' on your creation. I hope you've seen in the New Year with the ones you love and I wish you all your heart desires in 2016. Hugs, Wends x

Challenge Entries:
ABC Challenge: Y is for 'Your' Choice
4 Crafty Chicks: #279 ~ Anything Goes
As You Like It Challenge: Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday: #406 ~ Anything Goes
Deep Ocean Challenge: #119 ~ Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations Challenge: #341 ~ Anything Goes
Allsorts Challenge: #344 ~ What's New? (New Digi Paper)
Crafty Calendar Challenge: Something 'New' (New Digi Paper)


Sounds like an awesome new year celebration. Love your cards, great images x
Oooo, you've been in Sjöbo!!! That's quite something, but it sounds like you had an amazing New Year's Eve this time too. I can tell that the snow is swirling outside my window when I'm writing this :)

The cards are simply gorgeous Wends, enjoy the weekend!

Love and hugs
Sammy said…
Oh these are absolutely stunning hun! Those images are gorgeous.
Good luck to your daughter with her new archery adventure! x
coldwaters2 said…
Happy New Year Wends I love these two beautiful CAS style cards superb colouring.
lorraine x
mixamatoasties said…
These are fab Wends!

Happy New Year to you and your family. (loved your Christmas photos too)

Susan xx
Chris said…
Happy New Year Wends, sounds as if you saw it in in style!
These cards are beautiful with such appropriate images for the occasion! Fabulous colouring and design too, and the sentiment is perfect...a great start to the new year!
Tracey T said…
Happy New Year, Wends! Love your cards: the soft colouring is beautiful and the arrow design on the paper is just perfect. Wishing you a totally brilliant 2016 xx
Tamie said…
I am loving both of the images and the CAS is rockin. It really highlights the images the way you wanted. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful creation with us at 4 Crafty Chicks Anything Goes Challenge.

Tamie DT
brenda said…
What super cards and perfect for our theme this week. Many thanks for joining us at Allsorts challenge.

B x
Kat W said…
It sounds like you had a truly awesome start to 2016 and I hope it continues the same way :-) We had a lovely Christmas and New Year but I somewhat dropped off the blogging bandwagon with all the chaos...but I'm back!
Your 2 cards are wonderful; I absolutely love these 2 images and your colouring is super :-)
The CAS design is brilliant; I love the dimension from popping up the image panel and that sentiment is so fab.

Happy New Year!

Big hugs, Kat xx
Kat W said…
Ooops, I didn't spot that you had joined in our challenge at Creative Inspirations so just had to pop back in and say thanks for playing along :-)
Big hugs, Kat xx
Wishcraft said…
They're both lovely Wends, love the images and fab CAS designs... Happy New Year hun :o) Hugs, Lisa x
Nannieflash said…
Beautiful card love the image and your card design. Thanks for joining us at ABC, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxx
Sue said…
Absolutely stunning! and thanks for joining us at Crafty Calendar huggles Sue xxx
Anonymous said…
Hello, A beautiful project!! Love all the embellishments which fit together perfectly. Thank you for joining us at The ABC Challenge We wish you good luck. Hope to see you again for our next challenge.

Jade DT
Brenda said…
Wow, wonderful CAS cards. Love that you let the beautiful images shine pretty much on their own. Thanks so much for joining us at AYLI Challenge this fortnight!
Mojca said…
Waw this looks really gorgeous. Thank you for joining us at As You Like It Challenge and ABC challenge. Hugs! Mojca

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