Friday, December 30, 2011


As 2011 comes to an end, I'll remember the fun journey I've been thru blogland. Making new friends who share the same passion, being so inspired by other amazing bloggers while blog hopping, and reading sweet comments from all of you who visit my blog just made my year a fun-filled and fabulous one. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Here's a card for all of you with wishes for a bright, safe, healthy, and very prosperous New Year. The "firecracker" image is by Sister Stamps. Cute yah?

Other supplies: Branch die by Sizzix, flowers by Gakken which I bought in Japan, Copics, DP by DCWV, Distress Ink, Spellbinder dies, and "go" yen (a nickel) from Japan.

Well, I better hit the sack now. Need to wake up early to cook, cook, cook.



eva said...

cute card! love the tree and the firecrackers hanging from it. happy new year to you too!

Mimi said...

Adorable card Karen!! These sister stamps are so darn cute! Love how you hanged the firecrakers off the tree branch! Have a wonderful New Year! ;D

Jenny said...

Love it! Happy New Year!

Colleen said...

I am glad that we became friends through blogland. It's neat and so much fun having friends that have the same passion that we do. :) What an adorable New Year's card. I espeically love how you colored their hair using your Copics. It looks so realistic! Have an awesome 2012 Karen!

coops said...

gorgeous card karen.the image is so sweet abnd i love your colours ;D
wishing you a very happy and healthy new year ;D

xx coops xx

Leanne said...

I love the cute card you made, so perfect for the festivities.
Happy New Year!!

Cyndi said...

Love your card! happy new year!

eunice said...

Happy New Year, Karen! Love your New Year's card! Sister Stamps New Years collection is just so darned CUTE, yeah? And I really love when you add sewing stitches to your creations...that should be a New Years resolution for me to try that this year!
Thank you for being such a special blogging pal, by always leaving such kind and encouraging comments. And your work has been an inspiration for me..I always enjoy coming here to see what your creative genius has come up with!
Best wishes to you & your family for a wonderful New Year in 2012!

Joy said...

Cute card! Love allthe detils, especially the "go". I always keep those when I go to Japan. I give them to people and I even wore it on a chain for good luck!

Happy New Year, too!

Handmade Cuties said...

Hello! Thank you for sharing this cute card and all your wonderful crafty creations. Happy New Year :)

Sue said...

such a lovely card and super sweet it

Happy new year


Dora said...

Hello Karen, Happy New Year to you. .. and what a lovely card, it is so sweet, love it. Thank you also for your lovely comment just now. Yes it is good to have freebies in magazines but I'm not sure they are freebies at all as the magazines are so expensive and I hardly have time to look at them! The leaves are from a Marianne Creatables die, and they come with a flower die too. Will send you some die cuts from that if you like. Let me know xxx