Tuesday, 3 January 2012

What's Your Resolution?

Happy New Year!  Wow 2012!!!

Did you make any New Year Resolutions?  I did make a couple .. and they are
- to let go (from past hangups, clutter, bad friendships and bad habits)
- to exercise and eat well (we already eat quite healthy food but I have let myself down on the exercise front.  I want to teach good habits to my 2.5 year old daughter so leading by example it must be)

I know these are fairly common resolutions but they really are so important and I'm at the point that I finally realise that.  So no more excuses!  Hmmmmmm maybe I need some helpful reminders ....... like .......

I have used this gorgeous image from Bugaboo Stamps called Critter Balloons - Elephant.  I coloured it in copic markers and then on the balloon I used glossy accents to give it some shine.  I stuck it down on my backing card using double sided foam tape.  

The Die I used for the base is a rectangular die from Marianne Desgins.  I used some light blue copic on it to make the 'sky' and then layed a blue piece of card on the back to show through the holes.

Finally I stuck an old magnet onto the back ... ta daaaaaa a fridge magnet.  This is getting stuck on my fridge on New Years Day .... it will be there every day looking at me.  To me it says "if you want to be lighter than an elephant then do something about it".  he he he.

Over at Creative Craft Challenges we are having a What's Your Resolution? theme so be sure to check out the gorgeous projects from the design team.  We were sponsored by .. yep you guessed it .. Bugaboo, Love To Stamp and Crafty Ribbons.

Enter your own project and you could win 1 little darling stamp of your choice from Love To Stamp.

Have fun, good luck and all the best for the new year.

xoxoxox Carly


  1. hi hunni

    your card is brill hun and i agree on your first resolutions and they are kinda mine too, hugs sandra xxx

  2. Gorgeous card Carly I like the image and the edging, Happy New Year.
    Kevin xx

  3. Happy New Year to you Carly!

    This little magnet is adorable! Love the way you did the balloon with the glossy accents. I have a magnet on my fridge too of the cutest pig in pajamas weighing himself on a scale. :0)
    Take care and can't wait to see your next creation!

    Hugs from the USA,

  4. This is a gorgeous fridge magnet and a great idea, let's hope it helps you keep your resolution.
    My resolutions are very similar to yours with the additin of use my stash before buying loads of new crafting goodies (can't see that one lasting very long).
    Happy New Year.

  5. Fabulous idea - love the image. I have made similar resolutions, definitely to lose weight and exercise more! Hugs, Claire x

  6. Great image & a super card. Love your colouring & the great border on your card. Jx


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