Saturday, 7 January 2017

New Year Fireworks

You know that embarrassing moment when you realise you didn't send someone a Christmas card but they sent you one, exacerbated by the fact that your husband is meeting said person today for lunch…

I thought I'd make a new year card and what a perfect opportunity to use this new Sights of Sydney die my husband picked up for me when he was in Australia last month and I found under the tree on Christmas morning.  

I die cut 2 for extra strength and triple embossed them with WOW! Midnight Dream.  The firework(s) was from the Clearly Besotted Window Dressings Stamp set, which I embossed with various glitter embossing powders.  Sorry the photo is out of focus, I was in a hurry to photograph it before my husband went off to lunch with it.

Lots of lovely challenges have started up again this week so I'll be entering it Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge where the theme this week is Start Afresh - use something brand new straight out of the packet, which this die is.  I'll also be entering it in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge where the theme is New Something - apart from the new die, there is also the new year!

I'm also entering it in the current Inkspirational Challenge which has the following photo inspiration,

CAS-ual Fridays Challenge CFC164 which has celebrations as the key word

and The Male Room Challenge #51, which has an Anything Goes theme.

Edited to include the challenge at Do-Al(l) Kreatives this month which has the theme Etwas Neues (Something New)

Edited to include the word challenge at Just Us Girls this week

Thanks for stopping by, especially if you take the time to leave some feedback.  Your comments are always a joy to receive,


  1. Great card- I recognised the bridge instantly....! This would have been the scene on New Year's Eve and you've captured it well. Love your colours and the layout.
    I'm sure the recipients were impressed!
    Happy New Year from Australia!

  2. SUPER card and what a great idea to use the Sidney Bridge to give after a visit to Australia, very thoughtful, bet he was thrilled with it. Thank you for joining us The Male Room ATG challenge. Faith DT

  3. Oh this is so festive and glittery. Love the glitter embossing everywhere. Thank you for joining us over Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

  4. Wow! I think that more than makes up for not getting a Christmas card! Stunning and sparkly! I've not seen that die and I live in Australia - I shall look out for it now!

  5. Love how sparkly and festive this is! Thank you for joining us at Inkspirational Challenges.

  6. Wow.. that's a very amazing creation! Please Show your awesome new year Card on my new challenge blog Do-Al(l) Kreatives! I would be very glad to see you there!

    Hugs and happy new year
    Kleido’s BastelStüble
    *Owner* Do-Al(l) Kreatives
    *DT* Die Sketchtanten
    *DT* The Sketchy Challenges

  7. What a fabulous die Kate - what a great find by the hubster! Perfect with the fireworks in the background. Thanks for swinging by my blog. The bookmark die was cut using my Silhouette - have you got one? More than happy to cut a few off for you and post them...just drop me a line!

  8. Wow, that is a great card, love all your sparkles
    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week.

    Jo x

  9. Wow - eine tolle Idee... die Brücke vor einem Feuerwerk, das gefällt mir ;)
    Danke, dass du deine Karte bei Do-Al(l) Kreatives zeigst. Viel Glück

    Liebe Grüße - Andrea
    Do Al(l) Creative DT
    Sketchtanten DT
    Stempelsonne DT

  10. Just one word: awesome! Love all the sparkle.

    Thanks for playing along with our Do-Al(l) Kreatives Challenge and good luck!

    Alex' kreative Seite
    *DT + Admin* Do-Al(l) Kreatives

  11. a wonderful card.
    Thanks for playing along with our Do-Al(l) Kreatives
    Hugs Anja

  12. WOW absolutely gorgeous Kate! Thanks so much for playing in our Do Al(l) Creative Challenge and Good Luck! I hope you’ll join us again for next month’s challenge.

    Do Al(l) Creative DT
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit.

  13. What a wonderful memento your hubby has brought you back from Sidney, well done. This card is awesome. I love all it's glittery goodness. I think you have "saved face" with this one.... lol!! Great take on the challenge, thanks so much for playing along with us this week over at Just Us Girls.

  14. Aussie Aussie Aussie Oi Oi Oi. What a beautiful scene you created here. The best place to be in Australia for New Year fireworks. The Sydney Harbour Bridge looks awesome here with those fireworks. What an amazing job. Love it Kate.

    1. oops I got carried away seeing the Bridge I forgot to say Thanks so much for sharing this 'Aussie' scene with us at Just Us Girls.

  15. Thank you for sharing your lovely crafting for Do-Al(l) Kreative challenge 1, Hazel, DT x

  16. Fantastic New Year's 🎉 card, Kate! I love 😘 all the glitter and that beautiful bridge die. Your husband has great taste. I saw your card as a favourite at CAS-ual Fridays and meant to stop by sooner to take a closer look, but then you dropped by my blog first. Thank you for your sweet comment. Looks like we play some of the same challenges. See you around. 😊

  17. I know that "oops" feeling well! You, however, have designed a New Year's card that is absolutely stunning; a celebration in every way! Applauding your husband's selection of a gift for you! I know he was proud to pass along this card and I'm sure the person receiving it was mighty impressed! I certainly am! So thrilled you shared this gem in the Inkspirational gallery!

  18. All that glitter, the fireworks and just the card as a whole - so gorgeous.
    Thank you for joining us at Inkspirational Challenges for our Photo Inkspiration. Hope you'll join us soon again :)
    Pia xx

  19. From one Aussie to another, Fabulous project and love the colours and whole concept of this creation. Thanks so much for sharing at our current challenge
    DT member for do-all Kreatives {aNNie}

  20. Stunning card. I love the fireworks. Thanks for joining us at Do-Al(l) Creative. Jonnece DT

  21. What a fantastic New Year's card! So bold, bright and vibrant. Great work. Sorry to be so late commenting, and thanks for playing along with our Anything Goes Challenge at The Male Room. Deborah, DT.

  22. Thank you for sharing this great New Year card with us at Do-Al(l) Kreative challenge 1. Christine DT


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