Wednesday 2 January 2019

Happy New Year!

Good morning, first of all I'd like to wish everyone a very happy and healthy 2019...let's hope the coming year will be a good one! 
It seems like ages since I've posted anything on my blog...came down with what I thought was a nasty cold during the run up to Christmas ended up with full blown 'flu...aches and pains, dizziness, the lot! Of course my husband caught it too, he spent most of Christmas in bed. 
It wasn't all bad though, we did see all of our lovely family, they braved the coughs and sneezes :)) to be with us.
and I had the most exciting surprise...I'm going to be a grandmother again in July!!!!
I am over the moon! card today is for our new challenge at Fab'n'Funky   the challenge theme this week is to recycle a Christmas card. I think it's a great idea, so many cards are much too beautiful to throw away so why not reuse them?
I combined these two lovely cards to make mine:-

Apologies for photos...daylight is not good at the moment!

I made a shaped card blank and covered it with the background paper from the deer card (the deer and trees were popped up in front, difficult to photograph) then I  used a circle die to cut the main image from the top card, which I adhered to the centre. I used one of the trees with deer and rabbit,  popped it up on foam dots to the left of the circle. I added the die cut snowflakes and a stamped sentiment to finish. It was easy ...and quick. A card for Christmas 2019 already!
Thank you for stopping by today, hope you're tempted to play along with this fun challenge...for more inspiration from my lovely teamies please hop over and check out the Challenge Blog.
Have a great day


Tracey T said...

Happy New Year, Chris and Congratulations! So sorry to hear that you've been so poorly - wishing you all the very best for 2019, may it bring you lots of love, good health and happiness.

Love the recycled card by the way! xx

meg said...

Happy New Year, hope you have fully recovered from the flu, brilliant make 2 beautiful cards into one

Lisa said...

Happy New Year, Chris!! I hope 2019 is a fabulous one for you!! Huge congrats on your exciting news!! I hope you and your hubby are both feeling much better now. Your card is gorgeous!! I love how you've combined the two to make one stunning card!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

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Pat K said...

Happy New Year Chris. Wishing you all the best for 2019. Sorry to hear you had that awful bug during the holidays. Your card is absolutely gorgeous. Great shape and a wonderful winter scene...I love it. Pat K xx

Janette said...

Beautiful Chris, so pretty...
Sorry you've been ill all christmas lets hope you pick up soon, anyway lets hope you have a very happy new year...xx

Liz said...

What a shame you were ill over the festive season, Chris, hope you're fully recovered now. Congratulations on your exciting news.
Lovely cards and great recycling - a great start on your cards for Christmas 2019. xx

Chrissy said...

Happy New Year Chris and congratulations on your happy your recycled card, absolutely gorgeous..hope all your bugs and illness has moved on...take care.


Judith said...

Wow I don't know where to start with you Chris!! - happy new year, hope your feeling better, big congratulations on being a granny again and fabulous card!! These two cards were far too good to go to waste and your resulting recycle was better than both originals xxx

Kathleen said...

Congratulations on your great news, jealous, no, well yes.
A really super card Chris, you have combined the image and dies perfectly, what a great idea.
Sorry you and you Hubby were not very well over the Holiday period with any luck you have got it over with now.

Kath x

aussie aNNie said...

Happy New Year and sending lots of health and happiness your way.xx

Lisa Lynn said...

Chris, this is stunning! Love how you recycled the card. Congrats on being a Grandma!!!! How exciting for you and your family - best wishes to all involved for a healthy and safe journey. I also think July birthdays are wonderful, lol. Also, so sorry that you haven't been feeling well and hope that 2019 will bring a better year.

Rachel Webber said...

Oh Wow! Such a beautiful card, you would never know it has had a previous life! Hope you're now on the mend. Rach x

NickScrapShack said...

Happy New Year to you too! What a wonderful Christmas present! I understand that you must be over the moon... I hope you feel better soon. I heard that this years flu has been a very nasty one.
Your card looks awesome.

Michelle said...

Happy new year Chris :) Oh no, sorry to hear you were ill over Christmas - I was last year but got lucky this year. CONGRATULATIONS on becoming a nanna again. Your card is truly beautiful - Michelle x

Mia said...

Happy New Year, Chris, and congratulations on becoming a grandmother again.
And I am glad you are healthy now.
As for your card, it is AWESOME!!!!!!!!! Hugs, my friend.

Aunty Sue said...

great card and hope your feeling much better there was a lot of this nasty bug going round. looks like July will be busy as Tilly has a Great Grandchild due too congrats to the family

Pyzzlot said...

I loved how your card turned out! And thanks for a great challenge!