Saturday, December 31, 2011

Jingle Belles week 1 and Happy New Year

The year long Christmas card challenge has started again at Jingle Belles Rock ... if you stuck with it last year - like me you will have have made 48 cards by the end of December ... 
It seems really weird that I still have cards hanging up from this Christmas and here we are thinking about next Christmas! 
And a lesson learned ... each of my cards cost around 75pence to mail ...  that's a lot of money! So this year I am hoping to keep things simple ... Well I'm hoping! 
So ... This weeks prompt is "No time like the Present ..." ... use wrapping paper on your project ...or... make a holiday card with an image of present(s) on it ... There is plenty of inspiration on the blog if you dare to join in ... 
I chose to use wrapping paper ... silver wrapping paper ... which of course is virtually impossible to photograph ... Duh! 
I made 2 cards ... one using a shape cut from my Silhouette ...


The background is black paper which I misted with Mister Huey's calico white mist ... 
This shot may be better


The second card is done the same way but I made one of those little folded trees 



The sentiments I hand wrote with a white gel pen ... I promise you they look much nicer IRL ...
I'm off to prepare for a dinner dance we are attending tonight with some friends ...
May I take this opportunity to wish all my dear blog friends a

Happy New Year

May 2012 bring you and your loved ones Peace, Happiness, Good Health and Love

Thank you for your friendship ... for all your wonderful comments which continue to inspire me and cheer me 
Keep safe

~ Ros ~


24 comments:

Jeanneke said...

Happy New Year!!

Cheers!!

x Jeanneke.

Joanna King (aka Asia K) said...

How's that for being organised! Well done for starting early, wooow, I am impressed! Lovely cards! ;)
Happy New Year, Ros! Hugs, Joanna xx

lauren bergold said...

wahey!!!!!!! i cannot believe you've got *TWO* gorgeous cards made and linked up already, but of course i could not be more thrilled that my favorite liverpudlian is "on board" for year two... worth doing a second year just to see what you will make, missus! and these gorgeous sparkly confections DO NOT disappoint in any way!!! (& YEAH reflective metallic is IMPOSSIBLE to photo perfectly... but you've done REALLY WELL here!!!) love♥LOVE♥looooooove these from the bottom of my glitter-loving heart!!!

ps: a very happy, healthy, wonderful, creative, safe, fulfilling and--to be really american for a minute--totally ♥AWESOME♥ new year to you, your ian, mikey, your lovely group of crafters, and all the "ros gang"!!!!! :) :) :) xoxoxoxo ♥lauren

Tracy said...

Classy simplicity Ros! Best wishes on your Christmas card plan for the year. :-) Have a wonderful Happy New Year!

cnelson said...

HAPPY, HAPPY NEW YEAR Ros!! Have FUN at the dance! GORGEOUS cards!

Sylvia said...

Happy New Year, Ros! May 2012 be the happiest for you. I just got news today that my Colin and Kate will have a brother or sister this year! That will make 2012 the best ever. So glad you are a blog friend, your first Christmas cards for 2012 are beautiful.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Great start with Jingle belle, I hope I can pick up my mood to craft!!!
Happy new Year once again!!!!

Ira said...

Happy New Year to you, too, dear Ros, may 2012 be filled with happiness, lots of laughter, tons of creativity and fun! And let's not forget good health, too, really hope that your foot problems will be gone soon!!
Lovely new Christmas cards, those mists are really special! Ira x

SmilynStef said...

Absolutely gorgeous (and oh-so-mailable too) ... I put all of my lumpy cards in with gifts I had to mail anyway, but I'm right there with you in keeping it flat. Love that folded holiday tree ... I need to try one of those this year ... so glad you're joining our Jingle Belles fun in 2012.

Heidi said...

Beautiful cards!
Happy New Year Ros:)
Hugs, Heidi:)

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh how gorgeous, Ros!!! Wishing you a Happy New Year--I hope it is the best ever!!! Sending (((hugs))) your way!!!
XO
Cindy

Irene said...

What a great start to Christmas 2012. Wishing you a Happy and prosperous New Year.

Cherry's Jubilee said...

thank you for the birthday wishes! I love that 3d tree! .85 cents adds up! happy new year,cherry

Linda B said...

Hi Ros. Sorry I haven't been around much... have really been busy this holiday... guess it's all these grandchildren... just love spending time with them.
Wow, do I love this white mist on your cards... a fabulous effect... love the black base... very chic look!
Hugs!

Linda R. said...

These look amazing.. I have been trying to do my cards a little more flat also.. Cause it cost less to mail!!

I do hope you had a Happy New Year my friend..

Hugs, Linda

Sasha said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR! to you, too, Ros. Your cards are beautiful, as always:)

I can't understand when I'm a follower, why your posts don't show on my Blogger Buzz. So I never know when you have uploaded a new project:)

Electra said...

Both of these cards are wonderful, but I really LOVE the tree. Your photography is pretty good, I would say!

Lisa said...

the origami tree is wonderful - such a great use of your wrapping paper! i love them both. And I know what you mean about the postage - I was gutted to realise that most of my cards would cost €1.45 to post because they were too heavy! *gulp* I did just throw some in the box with the lower postage and hoped for the holiday cheer to win through. I'm not sure if i want to change my strategy though - will have to think about that ;-)

Deb Hickman said...

What a great start, two gorgeous Christmas cards, I love the shimmery mist on the black.xxx

Barbara said...

I haven't gotten started yet but am hopeful for the upcoming weekend... your creations are fabulous. As always.

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful! Love the silhouette of the holy family.

Marie B. said...

Oooooo, la la! Very shiny, festive cards! My fav is the nativity scene! :)

Lorraine said...

Aha - two beauties. Your background came out wonderfully.

Rose said...

both are stunning!!
congrats on the GDT gig :)

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