Thursday 11 January 2024

Celebrating 2024


I'm here with a reminder card for Challenge #254 at Time Out - where for another week we challenge you to be 


Hopefully you'll find some time over the next few days to play along with our NEW challenge at Time Out.  We are being generously sponsored by Gina K Designs and they are offering our top pick - as chosen by the design team - a $25.00 store credit.   

Our Top Pick will also be invited to join us as a guest in a future challenge!  And speaking of guests, we are joined this challenge by Cynthia Olheiser of Stampin' in Alaska who has created the cutest Conga line I've ever seen - you really should pop over and see it and while you're there, don't forget to tell her how much you love it! 

 You can interpret "NEW" anyway you like, You might like to use some new goodies or perhaps a new technique or make something for a new home, new job or new baby!  I have chosen to celebrate a New Year - 2024!  I don't want to tempt fate, but I have a good feeling about this one!

I bought this Fireworks die set (Globeland) on Amazon in early December.  It's so kind of Amazon to suggest things I might be interested in purchasing!  Normally I ignore such suggestions but I had been wanting a fireworks die set for a while now and with the New Year approaching I popped this into my basket and checked out before I could change my mind!   And of course, there was that one more card needed after Christmas and so I pulled it out for a play!  

I had some fun blending inks (Chipped Sapphire, Spun Sugar and Squeezed Lemonade) and spattering with water (ok my spattering still needs practice ... lots of practice)!

Then I created a skyline using the die set pictured below!  You may recognise it as I was having a giveaway after Christmas and this was one of the prizes.  This set is meant to create a 3D aperture scene and I wanted a single row of buildings (and that fab ferris wheel) along the base of my card so a little surgery was required - I just snipped the buildings apart and then added them to the base of the card so that they were in a straight line and then trimmed off the excess.  

I cut the fireworks from snippets of holographic card!  Here's a closeup of the fireworks!  Each of the coloured holographic card stocks has a different holographic pattern so they all create different patterns when they catch the light!

I used a couple of new sets here - the Fireworks, the 3D city skyline set and the frame (Pinkfresh Diagonal Stitched Rectangles) so I'd like to enter NBUS Challenge #NBUS Challenge #58!

I'd also like to enter Snippets Challenge #471 where the theme is CELEBRATION!  It's 12 years since Di took over the Snippets Challenge so celebrations are in full swing in the Treehouse!  Here are some of my snippets

I was also inspired by this pic from Inspiration Station Prompt #57 - the silhouette along the base and the different colour "layers"!

I'd also like to enter Make My Monday Challenge #216 which has a theme of New Year!

And the Incy Wincy Challenge for January - Lets's Celebrate January 2024!

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you go away a little inspired!  Your visits and comments are always a joy and always appreciated!  And if you leave a comment, I’ll know you were here and how to find you!



  1. I love this wonderful celebratory creation the colours and design are fantastic
    lorraine x

  2. Fabulous celebration card for the New Year Kate. Thanks for sharing a picture of your snippets!

    Thanks for entering a piece of homework to the Snippets Playground. See you up in the treehouse later. xxx

  3. Love this - that cityscape is fabulous, and what awesome fireworks! Such a great design! Thanks so much for playing at Make My Monday!

  4. This is such a wonderfully festive card, Kate. Your blended sky and holographic fireworks are fantastic. Your cityscape against the yellow blending is perfect, and the spatters look like the smoke that always accompanies lots of colorful explosions in the sky when fireworks go off! A splendid New Year's creation!

  5. Very creative card, Kate--love this!

  6. Wonderful NY card Kate - I LOVE the sky! Beautifully designed and executed.

    Di xx

  7. Very pretty scene and celebration of the new year.. Thanks for sharing over at Make my Monday

  8. What a great fun card to celebrate the new year Kate. I love the bright fireworks busting into the night sky! These dies are a great find! xx

  9. Fabulous scene for the New Year and a wonderful interpretation of the photo this month. Thanks for sharing with us at The Inspiration Station Challenge. We're always inspired by everyone's creativity!
    Donna xx
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