Monday, 18 January 2016

New Beginnings

Good Afternoon

My Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors.


Hope everything is going well for you all and that you are
coping with the sudden drop in our temperature. Boy is it
cold !! 

Welcome back for another challenge over at

 Dream Valley 

The challenge runs every fortnight , posted every other Monday.

The theme for this fortnight's challenge is 

   New Beginnings

    and we are sponsored this fortnight by

Pink Gem Designs

For my card I have used the pre-coloured image
Snail House.  You can also get it as a dig
ready for you to coloured. You can get it
and many more by just clicking on the link HERE.


1. Using an 8 x 8 white card I embossed it using a 
flower embossing folder.  I then used distress
 inks to colour and shade.

   2.Next I took paper from my stash and matted along 
      the bottom half of the card.  A spotty ribbon was 
       then adhered to conceal the join and finished with
 a bow and shimmer gold dome  sticker

 3, The image was then die cut and again using 
          the  same inks as the background, I went over 
        the image background  as I felt the white was
     a little harsh and I wanted to blend it into the

To complete I added the sentiment and a shimmer
 gold dome sticker at each corner.

So there you have it, my take on New Beginning relates
to a New Home.  If you need some inspiration, then 
please pop on over to the challenge blog and
 take a look at the gorgeous designs my
 team buddies have done.

Looking forward to seeing what you come up with.

Until Next Time
As Always
Take Care and Happy Crafting
Jennifer xx

I would like to enter this into the following challenges
2 Creative Chicks  Anything Goes
Crafts and Me  Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper  A/Goes with Patterned Paper
Paper Creator's Crafts # 43 Anything Goes


  1. Love your new home card Jennifer. Sweet card.
    Hugs, Veerle x

  2. Aw that snail is super cute Hugs Sandra xx

  3. I love your New Home card Jen. It's brilliant and unusual.
    Love as aslways Mary xxx.

  4. Oh I think he is gorgeous Jennifer. Fabulous card x

  5. Great new home card, love the cute snail.

    Sylv xx

  6. Cute little snail, I love the brown polka dot shell. super sweet. Cheers, Holley

  7. Beautiful card Jennifer and the snail is just so cute.
    Linda xxx

  8. Hi Jennifer this is a fantastic new home card. The snail is super cute with his home on his back. Hugs Jackie

  9. Such a cute image and detail Jenninfer.

  10. Hi Jen what a gorgeous card I love the topper you have used. and the colours and design or wonderful.
    it's so nice to be back commenting on your lovely cards.

    Hugs Debs xxx

  11. What a cute card Jennifer. The house paper is just perfect for the adorable image. I hope you manage to stay warm in this weather xxx

  12. Fantastic New Home, card, Jennifer, I forgot I had that image...thank you for your good wishes on my blog, my friend, I really appreciate and hugs xxx

  13. Love your cute snail card! X

  14. Sweet! Thanks for joining us at 2 Creative Chicks.
    Janis, DT Member
    Pause Dream Enjoy
    PDE Linky Party , Owner & DT Member

  15. A super card Jennifer, such a sweet image and great design.

  16. Wonderful paper to go with the image, cute card. Thanks for joining us at CHNS patterned Paper Challenge this month.


Thank you for your comments, I do appreciate you taking the time to visit my blog. Jennifer xxx

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