Monday, 9 January 2012

boarding pass ~ pastures new

Oh my word! I can't believe I've just had two weeks off work and this is the first blog post I am writing this year. I have no idea where the time has gone, but clearly, when I am at home I don't have enough {me} time! I haven't even had time to go blog hopping, so I must rectify that asap.

My New Year's Resolution is to use up my stash and not buy anything new unless I 'need' it. I will define 'need' as the year progresses. LOL. At the moment, I define 'need' as Magnolia stamps and My Mind's Eye papers.

So, today I an joining you from Cupcake Craft Challenges where the challenge this week is: Something New. Well I have interpreted this as moving to pastures new, hence the travel theme.
Papers: Crate Paper ~ Portrait: Bouquet
Fabric frame: Little Yellow Bicycle
Boarding pass: Crate Paper sticker, cut with a Magnolia die
Lamp: Prima

Image: Magnolia ~ Tilda in a hurry. I love this image. This is me, going off on my travels, always leaving it to the last minute to pack and then just shoving it all in. Although I do insist on an iron and ironing board at the other end, I cannot bear to wear anything wrinkled. Coloured with copics and a few stickles.

Trying to use up some of my paper flowers. I have lots.

Little pull out note thingy.

As this is my first post of the New Year, I should end by saying 'Happy New Year!'. Unfortunately, I didn't see the New Year in, as I was poorly at the time and just slept through it all. Woke up at 1am with Jools Holland blaring on the box. How I slept through that, I don't know, as it was very noisy. It's a really weird feeling missing the New Year, I think it is the first time for me and it's kind of like it hasn't happened yet. 

I am entering this in at the following challenges:
Thank you for looking.



Riet said...

So wonderful card Keeley,I love the image and the colours.
So gorgeous papers and the details.

Hugs Riet.xx

Brodders said...

Oh Keeley hope you are ok now. Love what you have done with Tilda (her cheeks are fab ) . Good luck with using up your stash and dont get too tempted :)
Hope all is well and you have a great week ahead of you love Jane xt

Juls said...

this is just gorgeous!!! Love the little frame detail, and the book of notes hidden behind it! soooooo creative!! and the fabulous floral detail finishes it off perfectly! Hugs Juls

angelwhispers said...

Happy New Year and all the best for 2012 Keeley! Just loving your wonderful creation the papers are yummy and the Tilda in a hurry just perfect! Love Chanelle xxx

Faye said...

I love your backing paper! I'd be scared to use something with such a bold pattern but you've done it perfectly. Super colouring too, as always. Hope you have a great week. xxx

Louise said...

Beautiful card Keeley, your colouring is gorgeous and love all the detail.
Hugs louise xx

Liza said...

Lovely work Keeley, great interpretation of the theme.

Liza x

Amanda said...

Happy New Year to you too, hope you are feeling better now. Lovely card as always
Amanda x

Amanda said...

Happy new year to you sorry you missed it, hope your feeling better now. Lovely card as always
Amanda xx

Bianca said...

What a cute and lovely project! Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge! xx Bianca

stephanne said...

Happy New Year woohooo!!!! I hope you are feeling better by now!!! I see that you have a lovely project to post, so I am going to assume you must feel at least a teensy bit better!! I had to ring in the new year at work!! I'd never felt lamer in my life!!!

Your project is beautiful!! I agree, this Tilda might have just been fashioned after me lol!!! Gorgeous colouring and cool little pull out thingy and flowers!!! I can't wait to see what your "needs" are this year hehehe.

hugs, stephanne

Delphine said...

Fantastic, Keeley! I love how you interpreted the theme and your Tilda looks gorgeous! Great design too! Have a lovely evening! Hugs Delphine xx

debby4000 said...

Oh Keeley this is is gorgeous and love sweet Tilda.

KraftyKoolKat said...

Gorgeous sweetie. Thank you for joining us at CYDA this time and good luck.


Bettina L. said...

She is a cute one and I love your use of flowers and that colour combo. Great to keep a notebook inside. Always gonna have a use for that too. Thanks for playing at By The Cute and Girly and good luck. Hope to see you back next month for a new challenge. Bettina xx

Donna said...

Wow this is so beautiful Keeley and such fab attention to detail too! I'm loving the little notes tab and gorgeous little lantern...adorable and pretty card hun :) Donna ♥ x

Joy said...

WOW! love this, super creative and your colouring perfection... thanks for joining us at Simon Says Challenge blog

Shelly said...

Hi Keeley! Beautiful project, and I like the thinking behind your NEW theme! Sorry you were ill over New Year... just another day really though so not much missed! But then there's always time to have a party lol! Shelly x

Kruemel said...

I totally love your coloring!

Thanks for joining us at MDUC this week!
Kathrin aka Kruemel

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

This is so beautiful Keely, love the piece of fabric and the fantastic colouring, it's a very inspiring project.

Have a great weekend sweetie.


Jane said...

This is beautiful! such gorgeous colours! thanks for joining us at MDUC, hugs, Jane x

Gaynor Greaves said...

Very sweet, love this, thanks for sharing with us at CYDA challenge, hope to see you again, Gaynor DT :)