I've been having a bit of a blogging break over Christmas - I was in two minds to give up and delete my blog. I'm sure you've all had times when you think 'I haven't got time for this', especially when you have other hobbies you like to spend time on. I was really questioning whether the time I usually take trying to get a decent photo of my card, uploading to blogger and then fitting in a visit to other bloggers who have been kind enough to leave a comment was really worth it. Anyway, after nearly pressing the delete button a couple of times (it's the Libran in me) I decided against it.
I really do enjoy trying to take part in various card challenges and having a lovely bunch of people dropping by regularly to leave a lovely comment so I decided I would miss it too much and here I still am.
Anyway, after all that waffle I hope you are all well and had a really smashing Christmas and you're now rearing to go with some new creations.
Talking about new - I've actually done the opposite and dug out a very old stamp for my first card for this year. The very lovely Miss Anya has been tucked away in the dark for too long so I decided to use her for my niece's birthday card.
I cased an idea of Kerry's for the background. I used a http://summertimedesigns.blogspot.com/ background paper from this free download kit and cut out the flowers and stuck them onto the base card.
Miss Anya has been coloured with Promarkers and mounted onto black card. The ribbon is from American Crafts and matches perfectly.
The sentiment is from pinkpetticoat who incidentally, have a sale on at the moment so if you've had your eye on any of Liz's products, take a trip over there to grab a bargain.
Well that's it. I hope you like my first card for 2012 and thanks for any comment you may leave - it's very much appreciated.