Sunday 8 January 2012

New Year Cards

Happy Sunday All

I have seen a number of blogging friends who are talking about new year resolutions and not buying any more craft materials for 6 months unless they are staple basics that are needed. Now I don't think I will be able to make that sort of resolution but there are a couple of things I would like to try and do.

1. Is make more family scrapbook pages for a couple of albums that I have got on the go, 
and need to do more to. 
These will need to be 12 x 12 and will therefore use up some of my supplies that I have got lots of!!!!

2. Is use even more of my endless boxes of supplies and make some quick cards.

So with this in mind I decided to make a start whilst I was sitting in my craft room New Years Day evening. Here are some quick(ish) cards, they have been completed over the past week when I have been able to catch a bit of time in the evenings.

 Whilst I was collecting paper pads and images together I thought that I would make 2 of the same design, that way using even more of my bits and not taking that much longer. You know with me it is always the thinking and designing time that I spend hours on.

What did I decide to make?  Happy New Year cards!! Only because I found the images in a box and they looked so appealing.

These next two are not the same design.

No stamping, just images from a pack and collage backgrounds. But I soooooo loved making them all for a change. There is ink and acrylic paint on them, buttons, gems, corners and torn paper.

Very simple designs, but I am happy with them.

Hope you like them too.

luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Challenges to have fun with.
Paper Play - Happy New Year
Papertake Weekly - 'New' theme
By the Cute and Girly - Happy New Year
Joanna Sheen - Celebrations
Truly Scrumptious - shabby pastels and paint
The Shabby Tea Room - Time Flies - something with wings



Kathyk said...

Well you're off to a fab start in 2012 already with that little batch Brenda - fab selection

Happy Sunday


Zoechaos said...

Good resolutions you'll make beautiful things for both. Sure cards have fun making more XOXO Zoe

Joan said...

Beautiful cards Brenda, I've also pledged to try and use up more of my enormous stash of papers and embellishments.I could not promise to not buy stamps,my total addiction,already bought two since New Year!


Inkypinkycraft said...

These are lovely cards, I just TTY to make some quicker cards, but with me ink is always a draw I can't resist!!hugs trace x

nnalorac said...

Beautiful selection of cards Brenda, so much to tempt us out there, find it hard to ignore lol. Thanks for playing along with us over on BTC&G.Carolxx

Terry said...

Brenda, I have a few NY resolutions and am going to make a list and hopefully stick to it! All of these cards are just stunning and certainly don't lack any lovely details in their quickness! Have a most lovely Sunday! Hugs!

Wendy said...

Beautiful selection of cards Brenda..I too must use up some of my old stash, so many paper pads and many untouched.
Wendy xx

Vicky said...

They are all so gorgeous Brenda...and I know I should use some of my stah up too!

have a lovely afternoon...hugs Vicky xx

catherine said...

Fab cards and lovely colours. I have also promised to do my scrapbooking this year and have dedicated a day in the week to concentrate on this. I hope I can keep up with my challenge
x catherine

Sue B said...

Wow these are gorgeous Brenda! I love the colour themes and beautiful vintage images - really stunning!
Hope you enjoy the rest of your Sunday!
Hope you are well !!
Big Hugs!
Sue xx

Irene said...

Like you Brenda can't promise not to buy new stash, and also want to do more scrapbooking, love the cards. Enjoy the rest of your Sunday.
Irene xx

Junibears said...

Hi dear Brenda!
I love those New Year's cards you've made. They're so pretty.
Hope you're well. Love and Hugs
June xx

Juls said...

such an amazing collection! Love the real vintage feel to your cards!! Hugs Juls

Fliss said...

These are all really beautiful Brenda. The vintage style and the images look wonderful together.
I too have quite a lot to use up as I have paper in my collection and always seem to end of making my own!
Hugs, Fliss xx

Hazel (Didos) said...

These are all super Brenda, Love the images they are great. Im the same as the others and am not getting anything new but only because im decorating the kitchen and gonna spend the pennies on stuff for it instead!!

Love Hazelxox

Melissa Bove said...

Hi Brenda! Sorry I haven't been around in a while! Crazy with the holidays!! Hope yours was great!!

All of your cards are simply gorgeous! Love the vintage feel they have! Beautiful!!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at The Shabby Tea Room!


Margreet said...

Good resolutions Brenda...and your cards are perhaps quickies, but they are really beautiful...great matches with card supplies and vintage images!
xxx Margreet

Gina said...

Already failed on the not buying front....3 times since christmas Lol
But I could also do with some scrapbooking for family :D
Fabulous collection of cards Brenda, love the vintage look :D XXX

Deirdre said...

Wow Brenda - an amazing selection of new year cards. Love the vintage look to them - thanks so much for joining us on Paperplay this week.

cheryl said...

oh brenda these are brilliant cards just love them both hun hugs cherylxxx

Céline said...

fab cards, so vintage i love all them!
thanks for playing with us at by the cute and girly this month
céline dt member

Ren-Yi said...

Very lovely victorian feel. The images really look like they know how to party. Thanks for playing along with Paperplay.

Lisa Jane said...

oh wow these are fabulous .. gorgeous papers and images ... and good luck with the resolutions lol.. i haven't made any this year as i always break them after a few weeks lol.. no will power!
Lisa x

Jill said...

wow beautiful cards Brenda thanks for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx

Berry said...

Fab work Brenda what a super array with some fabby stash! Hugs Rebekah xx

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous selection of cards. I promised myself to use more of the papers I have stashed away, its not working so far.
Yvonne x

Yvonne Garner said...

I love your New Year's cards! Thanks for sharing of yourself. Have a great week! Best, Yvonne

debby4000 said...

Love your gorgeous cards Brenda good luck with the resolutions.

NGCARDS said...

Great cards hun! Thanks for playing along at PTW & Joanna Sheen! xxx

Beth said...

Wow all such a mazing cards! Thanks for joining in with the Truly Scrumptious Challenge!

Love Beth xx

Netty said...

Gorgeous selection of cards Brenda, x

Unknown said...

Hi Brenda, gorgeous selection of cards - love the vintage feel to them.

No point trying to make resolutions that you know you can't / don't want to keep - only makes you feel fed-up when you break them. Been there, done that! But I have to stop buying, it's getting out of hand, so I'm determined that I won't break this resolution.

Yours sound more reasonable than mine!


Dolly Daydreams said...

Hi Brenda, I always find I spend more time on the think process than I do on the making itself and I find using DP somewhat therapeutic . It makes a nice change and there are some incredible designs out there. Love these creations, each one is very distinctive and has you own personal style stamped onto each and every one.


Silvia(Barnie) said...

Brenda, you've created wonderful New Years cards.

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

These are all such beautiful cards, love the vintage style
Lindsay xx

Shirl said...

All beautiful Brenda how itchy were your fingers getting to do a bit of stamping. The designing time is always so time consuming but very rewarding when the card is completed.

Hugs Shirley x x

Unknown said...

Hi Brenda
These are fabulous chum, what a great way to use up all your scrap paper and images love the vintage look to/
I also need to go back to a scrapbook I started longggggg!!! time ago lol.. they do take a while don't they.
Me too Brenda I take a long time with the paper's design and colours before I make my cards, but wee get there in the end and have lots of fun along the way lol...
Lots Hugs
Sarah xx

Anonymous said...

Thanx for sharing this beautiful collection of the new year wishes cards.It look really gorgeous.


Aideen said...

Great cards Brenda-loving the images :) and good resolutions too! Thanks for joining in with bythecuteandgirly this month X

trisha too said...

Wonderful, Brenda, all of them!


Unknown said...

You talent is amazing Brenda, even your quick & easy cards are just As always, lovely work x

Fleur said...

Awesome cards, fantastic vintage look
Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Truly Scrumptious this fortnight, good luck & hope you’ll join us again!
Hugz Fleur xXx


Oooooh Brenda, love these vintage images and all the extra details you've added - what a fabulous collection of cards.

Good luck with your New Year resolutions!
Hugs, Sylvia xx