Thursday 1 January 2015


Hello there! How are we all feeling! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and brilliant celebration to see the New Year in.

And guess what, because it's the first day of the month, as well as the year, there's a new challenge up at the Mixed Media Card Challenge. 

I am actually in Scotland at the moment  having a double celebration for my Mother in Laws' 80th 
Birthday and Hogmanay (I wrote this post in advance)! I'll let you know more about my trip later.

Anyway the theme of the challenge is *NEW* with the option to use *tissue* on your project. I haven't managed to include the tissue, although a tissue was used in the making of this card!

As you can see by the inspiration photo, I have gone with a very literal translation this month!
I could have used masking fluid, but I'm nearly out, so I used a emboss it pen and clear embossed, before sponging my card with distress inks. I then stencilled the cityscape, sponged some more and then spritzed with water. When it was dry, I used an iron to take the embossing off the card. The chipboard numbers are from American Craft and have been coloured black with a Faber Castell Big Brush marker and the sentiment is from Altenew.

Don't forget to pop over to the Mixed Media Card Challenge to see what the rest of the design team have created.


  1. WOW! Amazing card! The fireworks look so real!!!

  2. gorgeous card!!! happy new year!!!!

  3. Totally amazing Jenny!! LOVE the bright and bold colours of your fireworks in the sky. Great techniques!! Happy New Year and hope you are having a wonderful vacation! Loll xx

  4. Gorgeous! Love the incredible bright and bold sky :)

  5. Fabulous card!!! Happy New Year!!!

  6. How wonderful that you are in Scotland! I'm sure you are having a super time! What great techniques you used on your card - so bright and colorful!

  7. Your card is so fun, colorful and great!

  8. Stunning card, love it, Happy New Year sweetie.

    Warm hugs

  9. Fabulously fun card, Jenny. Hope your 2014/2015 will be an unforgettable time. All the best for the new year.