Sunday, January 8, 2012

Starting early

I always end up doing Christmas and New Years cards at the last minute. Last year I was off to a good start, but unfortunately it didn't go on like this through whole year so again I was in a rush when December came. So this year I REALLY want to do my best to have a pile of Christmas and New Year cards ready in time. This was my New Year's resolution (along with "eat less chocolate"). Hopefully I can make it.

Here's my first New Year's card I made in 2012.

I used the cute Lily of the valley angel stamp and for the first time ever I did some paper piecing - I paper pieced the dress. I love the result and I really don't get it why it took me so long to try paper piecing. I'll definitely do it again! I colored the rest of the image with Promarkers, Faber Castell pencils and TH Shabby shutters distress ink. On the wreath I also used Viva decor pearl pen and on the wings I used diamond Stickles.The star paper is from Folia and the brads and snowflake confetti are from my stash. The ribbon is from Crafty Ribbons (from their Pink Kitty pack that is now for sale and you can get it for only £1). 

I'd like to enter this card to the following challenges:
Sweet stamps: Winter
Lili's little fairies: New beginnings
Crop Stop: Go for the gold
Simon says: New something (new stamp, new technique)

Well, that's it for today. I hope you had a nice weekend and I wish you a great week ahead! Hugs!


  1. Gorgeous this sweet image and such fabulous colouring too hun :o)

    have a lovely afternoon...hugs Vicky xx

  2. Wonderful card! The angel digi image looks so serene colored with your pencils. Thanks for joining CropStop's “Go For the Gold” Challenge!

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  3. Your card is beautiful lovely image :) Sandra H

  4. Awww this is so sweet. Love the layout and colour combo.
    Diane xx

  5. Lovely card and paper piecing! Thanks for joining our "Go for the Gold" Challenge.

  6. Beautiful, very pretty with the soft colors. Love how you added the pearls with your Pearl pen. Thanks for sharing with us at Sweet Stamps.

  7. Beautiful card! Thanks for entering this week's blog challenge at and Good Luck!

  8. gorgeous card cebelica.your colours and design are stunning and i love the adorable image ;D

    xx coops xx

  9. Gorgeous card! Love the image :-) I really must start my Christmas cards earlier this year too. I left it so late last year - nightmare! Hope you had a lovely Christmas. Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

  10. ooohh one of my fave image!! heavenly adorable card... great colouring, cebelica!!

  11. Hi Cebelica - just hopping by!!
    Nice to meet you.

  12. Aw, she is so sweet. Thank you for joining in the fun at

  13. Hi Cebelica you have the same resolution as me, I am determined to have enough Christmas cards to send to not only my family but my crafting friends, lol. I adore this one that image is beautiful the colours are perfect, I love it.
    Lorraine x

  14. Beautiful card, love the beautiful image, I think I need to take a leaf out of your book and start on Christmas too, not sure if I really can deal with it just yet though lol. Thanks for joining us at totally papercrafts. Joey x

  15. Can't believe how organised you are...Beautiful card and the image is adorable.....
    Mandy x

  16. what a stunning creation for our new somethings challenge on Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog this week. Really pretty details and colours. Thanks for joining us, hope to see you for our next challenge


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