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Sunday, 1 January 2012

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to one and all!  I'm hoping that 2012 brings an economic up-turn, vastly improved lives for those living under oppressive regimes and a lessening of the amount of civil unrest in the world.   When I watch the news these days, it is so often sad and bewildering.  Why do we humans do such terrible things to each other?   I think everyone should take up card crafting.  It's such a passive calming hobby.  It produces pretty things that give the maker a sense of satisfaction and (hopefully) the recipient a sense of  feeling loved or appreciated.  I'm sure that if more people made cards and got involved in our friendly on-line crafting community, there would be more beauty and less violence in this world of ours!
I'm starting this year with a foursome of "anything goes" challenges for Crafts and Me, Simon Says, Creative Inspirations and Charisma Cardz.
I have used one of the beautiful Crafts and Me girlies, coloured in Copics on a background of Prima Pixie Glen DP with some DCWV texted paper, two MS butterfly punches and three tiny buttons.  My girlie has soft pink lips which I glazed and my camera flash has taken away the colour in the photo.
I really enjoyed making this card which has been stamped with one of my very first sentiment stamps reading"you're so special".  Unfortunately, I don't know the make.

Hugs, Lesley


Pauline said...

This is stunning Lesley! A gorgeous card, such a lovely image. Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week!

Cat's sCrap said...

Hi Lesly,

Happy New Year 2012! Health! Prosperity! Creativity!

Beautiful card. I like your graphic effect. Good work ! Bravo !

Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week.

Hugs from France.

Jules said...

Hi Lesley

What a fabulous creation.

Gorgeous colours and great image that you have coloured so perfectly.

I love your hopes for 2012. The world certainly needs to change "big time"!!

Thank you for all your support and friendship during 2011.

Love and best wishes for the new year

Jules xx

Céline said...

Happy new year to you and ours Lesley!
fab card

Shell said...

Beautiful card, thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations this week.
Shell xx

Annie said...

a beautiful card in soft soothing shades. Happy New Year!
hugs, annie x

Vee said...

A beautiful card. Thanks for playing with Charisma and I hope you have Happy New Year.
xx Vee

Faye said...

Happy New Year my Lovely Friend! :) I am LOVING this card, what a fabby colourway. xxx

An Occasional Genius said...

A Happy New Year to you Lesley, wouldn't it be lovely if the world could be a better place....

Love the card, beautifully coloured xx

Mandy said...

Beautiful card Lesley, so very pretty and the image and colours are gorgeous.
I totally agree with you Lesley, if only!
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp for our anything goes challenge.
Happy New Year
hugs Mandy xx

Cathy said...

Leslie, this is gorgeous. Hope you are well and that you are ready for a New Year.

Vicky said...

Hi sweetie sorry I'm so late visiting your blog shug.
Love this card & gosh I sooooooo love the image & the paper just goes perfectly it really is soooooooo pretty hun.

Happy new year shug hope its a fabulous one for you & bring you all you wish for & more.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

CraftyC said...

Beautiful card Lesley. The colours on this are gorgeous!

Julie said...

Hiya matey - finally having a catch up!! Happy New Year to you and Tom!! This is a beauty - gorgeous colour combo and beautiful papers - am I right in thinking this may be gracing my mantlepiece this week!! She'll love it!! Juliexx

dolcreations said...

Wow...Lesley....this card is amazing! The soft browns and soft blues are soooo pretty together. Beautifully done! Love the butterflies and the image.

Dawn B. said...

Lesley, Happy New Year. I like your write up. I agree we all need to have a lightened heart. Your card is beautiful. She is such a pretty image.

Turtle In The Sand said...

Beautifully colored. Something this calm and serene could not be colored by anyone with angered or hatred. I sincerely hope your wishes come true. I often wonder why people don't just abide by the simple 10 Commandments. Life would be so simple. Hugs

Janiel/ janny said...

Hello Lesley my little PQ!!!
Beautiful card! Love the blues and browns with your image and details!!!

I emailed you but not sure it got thru..... :o( I received a beauty with goodies from you dear. THANK YOU!!!!!!!! I will treasure it forever!! BEAUTIFUL and so well done as always!!! YOU MADE MY DAY!!! THANK YOU!

Julie said...

A rather belated happy new year to you Lesley, your card is really beautiful.