Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year....

It's New Years Day here in NZ ~ so a VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR to all my readers...

Stayed up to see the New Year in and woke this morning to my son cooking bacon and eggs for breakfast for the 10 of us staying in the holiday house at the moment.   After that, Mum, Dad, hubby and I headed about 30kms up the road, to Waipu to watch the Highland Games.  Waipu is was founded by Scots a very long time ago... in fact, this years games were the 143rd.  Got drenched then sumburnt before getting rained on again.  But all in all a fun day.

this was the mass pipe band.

Anyway being the first of the month, two challenges I'm involved in start their new challenges.... First up is Creative Craft Cottage which has a theme "Quote Me"  Use your favourite quote

I made two cards to share -

"Quotes" Sample for Creative Craft Cottage

I love this quote from Couture Creations.  Die cut the Spellbinders De-lite oval and stamped the quote.  Used an old Mojo Monday sketch with co-coordinating papers from a pack by Melissa Frances.  The flowers is a hand made one. 

and my second card used a quote from one of the sheets of quotes that our sponsor Imagine If provided for us to use.

I trimmed out the sentiment quote and then with some creative use of my die, cut a longer backing tag.  Used the method I've seen Jennifer McGuire and Kristina Warner use of partial cutting the die, moving it along a bit and finishing off the rest to lengthen the tag.  I used some Christmas paper for my backing paper and some roses I had in my stash.  The pink one was in a swap I got from Paula Lynne and the two white ones were Prima ones.  Cut a holly branch die

The second challenge under way on the first is Die Cut Divas.... but as it's USA based, it doesn't actually start for another 5 and a bit hours so I'll share tomorrow my time.  We have an awesome sponsor this month and a great challenge from Arlene.... look out for it.

Thanks for stopping by.  2014 is going to be an awesome year so continue to come and visit me, it makes my day.


Lin said...

What a lovely way to start the New Year, Dawn! Love your first card here especially! May 2014 be a special one for you!

Angela Palmer said...

Happy New Year. Lovely cards Dawn. I look forward to seeing more of your creations in 2014.

Maxine D said...

what a wonderful way to spend the day - I was roused by fireworks at midnight so 'sort of' saw the year in :-).
Love your cards, and from the look of the first one, we both bought the same magazine a few months back :-) I recognise the papers!

Greta said...

2 wonderful quotes & cards, Dawn--LOVE the first one! Wishing you & your family a very Happy 2014!

alexandra s.m. said...

✯ Happy new Year Dawn ✯
I've enjoyed your post very much, it's so interesting to find out about your neck of the woods!
Lovely card as well
Thank You~

Barb Ghig said...

I love how you made both quotes the star of your cards! Beautiful papers and elements, too!

How fun that you were there for such a great tradition...I have a special fondness for bagpipes :-)