Sunday, 1 January 2012


Hello everyone - I hope everyone's celebrations over the weekend went well, I'm sorry to say that I did not wait up for midnight and went to bed at a bout 10.30. Am I the only one or did anyone else think that there wasn't anything worth watching on the TV? Got woken by the fireworks though and then again at 2.30am when my daughter rolled in!!
OK so it's a New Year and what better way to celebrate than taking part in one of my favourite challenges Simply Stampin'.
They have a sketch for us to follow this week - take a look

I found this to be quite a challenging sketch (which is the whole point I guess) but after a lot of thought and deliberation this is what I came up with

My colours are from the new In Colour palette - Island Indigo and Lucky Limeade and some added Whisper White. I also used the Pennants Punch and the Boho Blossoms Punch. The stamped bird is from my Everything Eleanor set and the pennants were stamped with the Pennant Parade set. A few pearls and ribbon finished the card nicely.
Thanks for joining me today - hope to see you again soon - Jacqueline xx


  1. Pretty card with super colours. Happy new year and good luck in your new venture. Caz

  2. Fabulous colour combo Jacqueline and I think I may have to buy the pennant punch, it looks so useful!
    Happy New Year
    Val x

  3. You would never know that you had any difficulties this week, your card is beautiful, great colour combo.
    Thanks for joining us this week at Simply Stampin.
    Kelly xx

  4. Fab card Jacqueline, love the colours. By the way you weren't the only one - I was in bed by 11!!!!
    Margaret x

  5. Great card, Jacqueline. I love your colour combo. Thank you for joining us at Simply Stampin' this week. Happy new Year. A xx

  6. This is DARLING and I just love the colors--so vibrant and bold! Fabulous job!!! :) Thank you for commenting on my blog candy. :) Unfortunately, the linky button wasn't working at the time. I've fixed the issue, and if you're wanting a chance to win, would you please go and link up? I'll be choosing my winner via the link number, not the comment number, so I hope you have a chance to link up! Wishing you and yours a very wonderful 2012! :) Mynnette

  7. Oooh, very bold and dramatic colour combo, it makes for a very striking, eyecatching card! I love how the birdie is perched on the ribbon and the flowers between the bunting is a lovely touch!
    Thanks so much for joining in with us at Simply Stampin' again & have a very happy 2012! Ruth x