Friday, 31 December 2010

The very last Christmas card for 2010 and an announcement

Good morning, peeps! Well, it's New Year's Eve and tomorrow we'll all be starting a brand New Year, which is an exciting thought - I wonder what it will hold for us all? One thing I know that it holds for me is the opportunity to work with the fantastic DT over at the Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge Blog so how good is that? I've been so excited about it and have been bursting to tell you all for ages! We've got some really great challenges coming up over the next few months so I do hope you'll join us. The first project you'll see from me as a member of the DT will be on Friday 14 January but I have a project on my desk at the moment that I shall enter in the challenge starting today, which is to make a celebration card and a 3D item to go with it so I'd best get busy and get it finished! Before I go, I thought I'd show you this card that I made for my wonderful hubby for Christmas - the picture looks a bit blurry so I'm sorry for that: It's the Christmas Hottie image from the wonderful Kenny K. I know her hair is longer but don't you think she looks just like me (not!)? Anyway, I don't think he's been taking much notice of the card because he went down with 'flu' on Christmas Eve - not just man 'flu' but the real aching, burning proper 'flu'! What good timing is that and my wonderful hubby turned into a bear with a sore head! As you can guess, it's been a very quiet Christmas but, thankfully, he's better now and I can stick my head out of my craft room without getting it bitten off! Here's the inside of the card: The wonderful sentiment on the front of the card is from the talented Lynne at Sentiments 4 You and it was a freebie so, thanks Lynne, it was perfect for this card. The grey DP is from Papermania and the red is an anonymous sheet from my stash. The rest of the ingredients are fairly standard and came from my stash and the colouring was done with Copics. All in all, a really simple card to make. This post seems to have become much longer than I intended so thank you for staying with me this far and a wonderfully happy and fulfilling New Year to all of you and to those you love and I'll see you next year!


  1. A gorgeous card Diane!! I want to wish you a happy newyear!!
    Hugs Kristel

  2. Hope that beautiful card will perk your husband into recovery. Make sure it's in his line of vision!!!.
    BTW... of course it looks like you... you'll just have to grow your hair!
    Jo x
    Happy 2011

  3. No wonder he took poorly with you parading around in that stuff!!! lol. Glad he's on the mend for your sake. Congrats on the latest DT, and Happy New Year, x

  4. Hi Diane, I want to thank you so much for leaving such lovely comments on my blog, I thought it was time I came to visit yours in return, and Im so glad I did you are a very talented lady, your cards are quite stunning.
    I want to wish you a very Happy New Year and I will definitely be back again soon. With love and hugs Shirleyxxx

  5. Congratulations on the latest DT - you so deserve it as your work is fabulously fantastically gorgeous. (Can you tell I am a fan?)

    Had to smile at CB's comment as to why your DH got a cold - love his card - absolutely just the ticket.

    Happy New Year - may it be filled with happiness and love.

  6. Just a little comment to let you know there is something for you on my blog, x

  7. whoooohoooo Diane,
    iam so happy for you and also excited.
    i can see why they picked you
    your latest card is a dream

  8. hige massive congratulations Diane...I love this image shes a real beauty helped along with your colouring and what a blurry pic between friends lol
    Mina xxx

  9. Oh how fantastic!
    I am so happy and excited for your Diane!
    Your card is absolutely stunning!
    kim x


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