My Family & Other Animals

Monday, 31 December 2012

"No More Champagne, The Fireworks Are Through..."

"Here We Are, Me and You
Feeling Lost And Feeling Blue
It's The End Of The Party
And The Morning Seems So Grey
So Unlike Yesterday
Now's The Time For Us To Say...
HAPPY NEW YEAR etc, etc..."
So for the final challenge of 2012/first challenge of 2013 (you decide!) over at the Kenny K Krafty Krew blog the theme is "It's Party Time". Obviously I have decided to go with a Happy New Year themed card (hence the charming ABBA lyrics) but you can of course come up with whatever you think is the most fitting way of depicting this subtle topic. I have used some beautiful brand new stripey Kraft cardstock for my background and gone with the a very zesty pink and chocolate theme. My images are Fourth of July and Frankie Knuckles and I have used Memory Box, Spellbinders and Marianne Dies, flowers are from WOC and the numbers are cut from a sizzix die, cut out four times each and layered up to give them a bit of depth and make them look a little more substantial.
There are some big changes coming over at the Krafty blog as from next week, each team will be losing members with some exciting new talent taking their places but I will give you their details next Sunday.
As for this week, I do have a bit of exciting news. For the first time ever I will be giving away some candy.
The Candy will run from 8 a.m. today (30th Dec 2012) to midnight on the 13th January. The winner (who will be chosen fairly and at random) will receive THREE Kenny K digi's of their choice. I have tried to get one of those Mr. Linky things on my blog today and after three hours of trying I gave up and have come up with a fairly simple method of chosing who can enter. You must add yourself as a Follower of this blog and then just send me your name and email adress to, I will add you to this post and when the time comes I will get someone to chose a number for me. Seems about the easiest way I can do it but I am sure anyone who has ever done this before will be able to come up with a much simpler method!!
So Good Luck, why not have a look at Kenny's latest additions "Heartbreakers", I'm sure you ladies will love them.
I would like to take this opportunity to welcome my two new followers, so nice to have you along for the ride - hope you enjoy this as much as I enjoy doing it.
Until next time, take care,
Hugs 'n Stuff
Entered Into: ATC's & Cards With Attitude Challenge #30 - Anything Goes/Celebrations
Crafty Catz Challenge #164 - Anything Goes
Inspire Me Friday's Challenge #90 - Anything Goes
QKR Stampede Challenge #20 - Anything Goes
Sparkle and Glitter The Rick St Dennis Challege #7 - New Beginnings
Stampin' For The Weekend Challenge - Happy New Year & Anything Goes!!!!
Stamping With The Dragon Challenge - Anything Goes
Sweet 'n Sassy Digital Challenge #86 - Something New
Totally Papercrafts Challenge #148 - Something New
Wags 'n Whiskers Chalenge #94 - Spmething New
Craft Us Crazy Challenge #34 - Something New or Inspiration Photo
Crafty Ribbons Challenge #36 - New Beginnings
Cute Card Thursday Challenge #250 - Something New!
Little Miss Muffett Challenge #51 - Anything Goes!
Milk Coffee Challenge - New Beginnings
My Heart Pieces Digital Stamp Challenge - Gettin' Girly
Paper Play Challenges 2013 #1 - Celebration
Pixie Dust Studio Challenge - It's All New To Me


  1. Fab card, Andy! Love the design and the images you used! Fantastic details! Thanks for the chane to win your KK candy! Off to e-mail you!

  2. ABBA for Happy New Year =) Great! Love your card and wish you a Happy New Year as well! Thanks as well for the chance to win! I will e-mail you in a few minutes!

  3. e-mail came back with a permanent error...????

  4. Your Fourth of July and Frankie Knuckles look fabulous on this fun New Year card. Please count me in for the chance to win New Year Candy from Kenny K! Lovin' the fabulous creations using these fun images! Hugz, ~ Rose

  5. What an awesome card! I love how you combined these images, they work so well together! Fabulous creation!

  6. Andy, what a fun card you have made. Thanks for the chance of winning some candy and all the very best for 2013. Kym xxx

  7. Happy New Year! Great card and wonderful chance for yummy candy.



  8. Fabulous card.
    Happy New Year, I'll be bavk to see some more of Your great works!

  9. Looks like they are having a lot of fun! Fabulous coloring! Happy New Year and thanks for a chance to win! Hugs, Robin

  10. This is just awesome! Love your card.

  11. This is gorgeous Andy.

    Thanks for the chance of winning the Candy. Happy New Year. Off to email you.


  12. Wow!Your cards are so amazing

  13. georgeus candy :) i like it

  14. I love those dies in the corners of your card - I'm picking they might be Memory Box ones by the intricacy of them? Enjoyed feeding your fish while visiting too! Off to e-mail you now.

  15. Well starting off with your blog; it's cool and I love the little fish. But the card is great - I specially like the flowers in the corners and the flower cluster and the colours of the girls... Thanks for participating in Crafty Ribbons first challenge this year and please come back!

    La Vikinga / Charlotta

  16. Great card andy. Thanks for sharing with crafty ribbons and good luck
    Hugs Kelly

  17. Gorgeous card love the colors used. Thanks for sharing at Sparkle and Glitter

    Monique dt

  18. Love the pink and chocolate theme and your coloring is delicious as well! Thanks for joining us at Sparkle and Glitter for the New Beginnings challenge.

  19. So gorgeous card. I love yours stamps. Thanks for playing with us at Little Miss Muffet challenge.

  20. I love the bright colours with the neutral background. Fantastic card, thanks for sharing.

  21. Andy, I love the colors you've used on this card!
    Thanks for joining us in Rick's Sparkle and Glitter Challenge.

  22. ooh wonderful creation, thanks for playing along with us at CRAFTY CATZ and TPC x carol

  23. I enjoyed your creation and my trip to your blog, you totally had me LOLing the family thought I had lost it;)
    Thanks for playing with us this week at QKR Stampede.

  24. Hello
    Wow, this is such a great card. Love the layout and the colors are stunning.
    Thanks for joining us at SFTW.

  25. Wow! Fantastic card! I love the colours and images you've used :) Thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz x

  26. Awesome card!!! Very pretty card! Thanks for participating in the QKR STAMPEDE Challenge blog! Hope to see you again!!

  27. This is darling! So glad you linked up at Craft Us Crazy!

  28. Love the images and wonderful colouring, gorgeous corner dies too.
    Thanks for joining in with us at ATC’S and cards with Attitude..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  29. Happy New year andy....beautiful card as always...I absolutely love the colours and again as always your colouring is stunning. Have checked out the new images on the Kenny K site and oooooh hurry pay day I must have those new hunky ones!!!
    And thank you for the opportunity to win some candy on your blog xxx

  30. oh this is just gorgeous, I love it
    Hugs Kate xx

  31. Great New Year card, such fabulous colours. Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Crafty Ribbons this time.
    Dawn xx

  32. Fabulous card, love the images and fab design. Thanks for joining us this challenge at Milk Coffee xx


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