Tuesday, 1 January 2013

21st Birthday

Happy New Year everybody!!

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and New Year and enjoyed the break. I am looking forward to seeing lots  more inspiration from everybody!

I had intended to do no crafting over the holiday but then realised that my niece would be celebrating her 21st birthday on January 6th. Since I was going up to the north east to spend a few days with my family I  decided it made sense to make her card so that I could leave it, together with her gift, with her parents.  Probably a safer option than trusting jewellery in the post!


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I used a Kanban topper and sentiment label and lined the card both inside and out with contrasting Kanban card stock. I made the front a short fall so the the inside was partially visible. I computer generated the sentiment and die cut it using Spellbinders Resplendent Rectangles . I really love these dies! I then just added a few teal coloured pearls from my stash. The lighting is not good I'm afraid because the card stock is a beautiful rich teal and that doesn't come over at all.

Well, that's it for today. here's hoping I can get back into the discipline of crafting again. I've been having a wonderful time off, but to be honest I will actually be glad to get back to normality again - or what passes for normality in the Harrop household!!

Looking forward to seeing all your wonderful creatons in 2013!

With love from Christine xx


  1. Christine A Happy New Year to you and John. You have stsrted 2013 with a beautiful card your niece will love it. Look forward to seeing all your lovely makes through out the year. Hazel

  2. Fabulous card ^_^
    Beautiful image and lovely color dear Christine^_^
    Happy new year^_^
    Big hug,

  3. Happy New Year Chistine!

    Your card is gorgeous. I love the image and beautiful papers

    I hope you have a good day


  4. Georgeous card, I am sure she will love it. My niece also has a birthday on the 6th. Have a wonderful year and enjoyable crafting. xx Flora

  5. HAPPY NEW YEAR Christine.
    Beautiful card love the image.

    What Is Normal.............??
    Have a Great Day

    Patricia xx

  6. Hi Christine,
    Happy New Year. Wonderful card I bet your niece will be soooooo
    pleased with it.
    I too like the rectangle die, me thinks I must add that to the long list of must haves. lol.
    Have a wonderful crafty New Years Day.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  7. Happy New Year Christine and what a lovely card to start the New year off with..


  8. Happy New Year Christine, bet your niece will love it. I am in the process of sorting out dies and card to start my crafting new year. I have made a New Year Resolution to gather everthing I need to make a card before I begin as I tend to spend a lot of time looking for what i need. See long that lasts. X x x

  9. Happy New Year Christine! Fab card, your niece will love it... Carole Z xx

  10. Awww she will love this Christine its lovely happy new year hun xxxx

  11. Happy New Year to you and John! I love your card Christine, those blues are so beautiful. I am sure she will adore this one. Hope you are enjoying yourselves.

    Hugs to you and thanks for all your great comments over the past months.

    Sue Pxxx

  12. Beeldschone kaart Christine, en prachtige kleuren. beeldschoon. Ik wil jouw ook het allerbeste wensen voor 2013.
    Lieve groetjes janie

  13. Prachtige kaart Christine.
    Ik wens jou ook een gelukkig, gezond en creatief 2013.

    Groetjes Karla

  14. Happy New Year Christine x x x Your card is Fabulous I love that image & design... Hugs May x x

  15. Such a great design and love the image :) Happy 2013!

  16. What a beautiful card ,Happy new Year .Melanie

  17. Hi dearest friend
    This is beautiful and I love the colour scheme. I have never used Kanban diecuts but must admit they look stunning and produce quality products.
    Big hugs Linda xx


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