Friday, 31 December 2010

Happy New Year!!

An hour before we say good-bye to the current year here in Australia, I'd like to share a New Year's card. That, and a little reflection.

It's been my first full year with you, my dearest readers, and I hope there will be many more. It's been one of my happiest years ever. I enjoyed my time as a mother tremendously, as I was introduced to a different, deepest kind of love. One that only a mother can experience... now that we are planning on another baby, I feel like I've got so much love to share.

I'm still kinda new to Australia, and I'm learning it on a daily basis. Being challenged constantly to using foreign language & facing different customs, also missing Poland and my family, I feel that in the end this year gave me more strength to deal with the obstacles.

Also, I met more wonderful people online, that I ever had the opportunity to meet in person. Some of the online stamp buddies I got to meet in real life too, and I couldn't be more thankful for this amazing opportunity that life gave me.
I have a strong sense of belonging to this big AMAZING family of paper crafters. I'm thankful for you all so much, for how you encouraged me throughout the year, and that you chose to accompany me on this journey.
If you take a look at my posts from the same time last year, you will see how much my style and my skills evolved. I learnt a lot, and again I owe it to my dear stamping friends, whose blogs I spent reading for countless hours :)

Summing it all up, I want to thank you wholeheartedly, for shaping me as a crafter. Without you, believe me, none of what appeared on this blog would ever happen. I {heart} my stamping friends!

But! I've still got this card to show you, and it's a special one. It features a digi image that yours truly designed!
I needed to make New Year's cards for a couple of my Japanese friends, and to do this, I needed a bunny/rabbit image (2011 is the year of the rabbit in the Japanese culture, and such images prevail in their New Year's cards).
I came out with the idea of a baby boy in a bunny suit, since I always loved these, and I thought it would be also a good image for Easter. How do you like it?

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Supplies: cardstock: recycled kraft, Papertrey Ink (Rustic Cream); paper: Pink Paislee, Basic Grey; stamps: digi image by me, Papertrey Ink; ink: Versafine (Onyx Black), Papertrey Ink (Tea Dye Duo); Copic markers; grosgrain ribbon; lace trim; Nestabilities Circles; buttons; string; glitter glue: Reeves; white gel pen; chipboard: Fynmark

I used again the Card Patterns 96 sketch for my card, along with the colours of PDCC62:

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I hope you enjoyed tonight's post :)
I'm wishing you all a wonderful, happy New Year, and a fabulous day/night today!! (whether you're celebrating or not - me & hubby are going to have a leisurely, family evening with a movie :D)
{{HUGS}}
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15 comments:

  1. Szczęśliwego Nowego Roku, oby był równie dobry dla Ciebie i Twojej rodziny, jak ten miniony :)
    My w Polsce jeszcze czekamy na sylwestrową noc :)

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  2. Dear Iwona!!!

    Happy new year!!!! Thank you so much for sharing your story, I loved reading it and I am really happy that we 'met' this year! I really enjoyed seeing your cards and getting inspiration from them. This card is such a beauty and that stamp is just the best, wow, you have a lot of talents, Chupa!!!
    I hope to share a lot more creations with each other in the new year and I am wishing you a lovely family evening and an amazing new year 2011!!!

    Hugs, Wendy

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  3. A stunning card as always Iwona! I love the kraft coloured numerals, and the bunny is so sweet! Thanks for playing along with us at the play date cafe...Happy New Year!

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  4. Честита Нова Година,скъпа Ивона!!!Да бъде здрава и щастлива за твоето семейство,много творческа за теб!!!

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  5. Awww, girlie! THANK YOU! I'm so glad to have met you this year and I'd like to thank you for the fabulous opportunity you have given me to be a part of your CASE study DT - I feel truly honoured!
    Oooh and I LOVE your home-drawn digi - you're just oozing talent, girlie!
    Happy New Year!
    Hugs,
    Aimes
    x

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  6. The bunny is soooo cute! You are so talented. Congrats on your first full year! Happy 2011!

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  7. Absolutely darling!!! HAPPY NEW YEAR to you and your loved ones!!!

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  8. Gorgeous! Your image is ever so cute!! I love everything about your card too :)
    Happy New Year!
    Andrea
    x

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  9. Lovely card! Thanks for joining us at Card Patterns,
    Anthea.

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  10. Sliczna,slodziak kartka. ,Spelnienia w Nowym 2011!!!!

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  11. What a sweet card your work is amazing!!!!!
    Happy New Year!!!

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  12. this is gorgeous Missy, you are just soooooo clever, coloured brilliantly to boot!!!i am sure this year will surpass the last and this great land of ours will feel that little bit more like home! Happy new year to you and yours! mwah :)

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  13. Chupa, Happy New Year! I really enjoyed reading your post. I didn't know you were Polish! I have Polish in my heritage, Lithuanian, too. And I like that your card is very personal, using the year of the rabbit for your friends. And thanks for playing with us at The Cafe (I can't believe I get to say that now, me being on a DT and all! Wowza!)

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  14. OH MY! This is super dee duper cute! I LOVE LOVE LOVE that little guy--great use of our colors:) YOU ROCK! Happy Birthday!! Thanks so much for joining in the fun over at the Cafe and for playing along with us at PDCC:}

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