Tuesday, January 2, 2018

First card for 2018

As always my first card for the year is for my wonderful husband whose birthday is the 1st January. My card started from the charms and beads which I spied on my desk.  I received them back in October in our Craftmad swap which was a decorated matchbox filled with crafty goodies.  The charms and beads all come from Blue Edge Crafts.  So I decided to set a scene for these items.  I tore some strips of light blue paper for the sky.  Then I found this wonderful remanent of navy embossed paper which looked like waves to me.  Next I discovered this textured cream paper which was perfect for the beach and some brown handmade paper for the land the lighthouse sits on.  Attached all the beads and charms with Glossy Accents.  It looked a little bare so found these stickers in my stash which were the perfect size for my scene. 

I thought this post is as good as any to start my resolution of a weekly blog post sharing some photos that are on my phone from that week.  So this is the second (and last) pineapple for 2017 picked from the garden.  Next to a beautiful orchid I was given at Christmas.

New Years Eve we had tea with friends and then we all went and watched the 9pm show of fireworks on the Esplanade.  Spectacular.  I know its a huge amount of money but the show is so pretty and it was so wonderful to see so many happy local people in one area enjoying themselves.

This is one that my friend took….whose hobby is taking photos.

This is my photo of the same event. :-)

Wishing you all a fantastic week.


  1. What a sweet card for your dear hubby. Am sure he liked it very much. And the fire works look awesome, as does the pineapple along with the orchid.
    I am getting better for which I am very grateful.

    Happy New Year to a very kind blog friend,


  2. Happy New year Merry, lovely card and pics of the fireworks...xx

  3. You card for your husband is Fantastic Merry.. Beautiful photos of your new year fireworks..loz

  4. Your card is so cool...especially love the matching charms...perfecto!!!
    Dr Sonia

  5. This is a beautiful card and great photo to

  6. What a fab card. So lucky to be able to grow pineapples and such a pretty orchid too.

  7. Excellent card Wendy, thanks for sharing your photos, love that orchid, stunning colour


Thanks for much for visiting my little part of the world. I really appreciate the time you have taken to leave me a comment. I love hearing from you and if you are new I really like the fact I can now visit your blog too.


Related Posts with Thumbnails