Sunday, 1 January 2017

Happy New Year

Welcome to a brand New Year guys - here's hoping 2017 is a great year for everyone!   I know not everyone likes to celebrate the new year so I have a slight different take on a New Year card today, one you could send to someone who is finding the passing of another year a little tough.

I started with all the months from Concord & 9th's fabulous All Year Long stamp set and stamped all the months ombre style using Altenew Seashore inks going from dark to light to give the feel of the months dropping down the page.   I used a scrap of white card and die cut the numbers 4 times using Stitched Numbers Dienamics from MFT and used the inks again to give an ombre finish direct to paper.  I finished with a sentiment from the same set which I think sends out a battle cry to start the new year on a panel inked to match the rest of the card.  Using ink straight to paper is a great way of keeping your project colours on theme.


  • Our new challenge launches this afternoon - so come back later to see the sketch you get to play with for a chance to win £15 this month.
  • The store will re-open tomorrow at 9am with orders starting to ship on Tuesday when the post-office reopens following the delayed bank holiday and we'll have FREE SHIPPING on all orders for 48 hours so get your orders in quick!   We have some new items in our sale section too.
  • We will have some restocks this week from MFT and Lawn Fawn (customs clearance permitting) and we hope to have some Avery Elle restocks next week too.  
  • There is a new release from MFT on the 10th and we will get our order in on Thursday (the first time we'll see it).
  • We have an order in for the new release from Neat & Tangled release which should ship this week.
  • There will be a new release from Mama Elephant on the 15th which we are ordering today (no more days off for us!)
  • Other releases will start to come in thick and fast following CHA, the big craft show that starts in the USA in a couple of days - we'll bring you news of that on here and on our Facebook page as and when we hear it so do keep in touch.


  1. Ooo some awesome new stuff coming :) Will you be getting the new neat and tangled too? X

    1. Yes, just released I'd put the wrong brand so have edited the post - Neat is already on order.

    2. Brill thanks you know I love my neat and tangled. This is why your the best!! Happy new year! Xx

  2. Happy New Year to you all and thank you for a wonderful 2016 fast and furious deliveries. Love your stock of stamps and dies xxx

  3. I like your Card very much and will also say to you and your Family : Prosit Neujahr! Happy New Year!
    can anyone tell me what this x means? i see it always and so I made it too ;-)

  4. Fab card Tara! Happy New Year - hope 2017 is the happy and successful year that you deserve. New releases... yay!

  5. Fab card, happy new year and I look forward to the new challenge starting x

  6. Loving the ombre effect of the 2017...Happy New Year x


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