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Sunday, 5 January 2014

"It's A New Dawn..."

Happy New Year!
Well gentle reader, here we are at the start of not only another year but a VERY special year for me. This is the year I turn 50! Even just seeing it written down gives me the heebie geebies but I am determined to face it head on and not let it overwhelm me. 2013 proved to be an exceptionally tough year for me emotionally and I am not going to let that happen twice, I want to enjoy the whole experience and face my Golden Years with a smaller tummy, a more positive outlook and a more restrained attitude to spending on crafting materials (yeah!, 'cause that's gonna happen!!).
Big news for today is my reinstatement to the Kenny K Krafty Krew as a member of their Core 4, we are the chosen GDT members who will be entering not only the regular fortnightly challenges but also those special occasions when there is a new set of Kenny K Digi Stamps to be launched. I hope you will not only check out the challenges on the Kenny K Krafty Krew site but also the sites of our Design Team and the other members of the Core 4, there are some incredibly talented, warm and friendly people waiting to make your acquaintance, just use the links on the right of this page.
The above card wasn't made for my upcoming Birthday, that would be ridiculous. Not only do I not make my own cards but the Birthday isn't until June (12th in case you wanted to send a card, or extravagant present!), no this particular card was made for my wife's Nephew who turns 50 next week. The image is called Maggie Mayhem (available for $3.50 here) and this is the first time I have coloured this particular foxy lady. The numbers are from Wendy Rhodes who made a set of letters and numbers in plastic which you then just draw around and cut out in your favourite card or paper. I got them from the NEC in Birmingham a few years ago now and have used them quite a lot but I don't think she trades any more so getting another set may be quite difficult.
The boot die is a Tattered Lace and the die behind the Birthday sentiment is from Memory Box, other than that I used a few gems from my stash and the papers are from Basic Grey. Hope you like it and that you will check out some of my very talented Team Mates.
See you again real soon,
hugs 'n stuff,
Entered Into: Color Me Creative Challenge #84 - Anything Goes!
Crafty Calendar Challenge - Let's Celebrate
Digi Designs Challenge - Time To Celebrate!
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge #10 - Anything Goes
A Creative Need Challenge #15 - Die Cuts/Punches
Card Makin' Mamas Challenge #78 - Anything Goes
Craftitude Challenge #55 - Anything Goes/Christmas Sparkle
Crafty Hands Challenge #5 - Anything Goes!
Digitally Sweet Challenges #69 - Anything Goes
Polkadoodles Challenge #1 - Anything Goes!


  1. Great card. Congratulations on being on the Kenny K Krafty Have a very happy year.

  2. Love your card Andy :) So glad to have you stay with us. You didn't link your little DT Coordinator though lol Leaving in tears lol

    Tammy x

  3. Hi Andy! I'm so glad you joined in the A Creative Need challenge with this fabulous card! Love the die cut boot and fun image. Congrats on being in the Kenny K Krew!
    Smiles, Deena

  4. Hi, Andy! Love this card! Those numbers and that boot are just fabulous! Gorgeous coloring too!

  5. Andy, I love your card. Great coloring on the image. And remember, 50 is the new 30! :) It's great to be working with you as a member of the Core 4.

  6. Beautiful design, thank you for joining us over at Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge and we hope you will join us again next week for another fab challenge, and a chance to win some super digi stamps....
    Suzy B DT

  7. Great card.
    Thanks for joining us at CMM

  8. Ooh la la! Thanks for sharing your lsuper card for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 10: anything goes - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

  9. Cheeky!! love the image and papers.

    Thanks for joining us at Craftyhands Challenge Blog.

    Moira DT.

  10. Fab card to celebrate a 50th! Thank you for joining us at Crafty Calendar for our latest challenge!
    Claire xx
    CCC DT

  11. Fabulous! Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us at Di's Design Celebrate Challenge. I want to wish you a wonderful 2014 and I hope you'll join us for our challenges throughout the year!

  12. Fabulous card - wow great image. Thanks for joining us at Polkadoodles this week.

  13. Great card, love Kenny images! Don't fret 50, I have been 50 for almost two years now and I have no problem with it hehe! Glad you joined our challenge at CMC.

  14. Great card. Very cute. Thanks for joining A Creative Need Challenge.

  15. Oh Andy this is awesome!!!! I am so loving that boot. Congrats early on the big 50. I will have to start shopping for your extravagant gift asap. Nice to be on a team with a guy for a change.


  16. Love the design with the big numbers. A lot of other cool embellishment as well. Great colour combo

    Great to be on the knew together with you
    Hugs Nick

  17. Fab card, thanks for joining us at Craftitude, good luck!
    Hugs Donna DT xx

  18. Embrace 50, Andy - in so many ways "the pressures off" once you're in your 50's, lol. Great card for the "Let's Celebrate" challenge at Di's Digi Designs
    Hope you can join us next time too, Donna ♥

  19. ooohhh sassy! great card. thanks for joining us on CraftyHands

  20. Thanks for joining is with the CraftyHands Challenge, this is really lovely.

    Well done Becka B DT member x


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