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Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Welcome 2014

Well here it is then, 2014 has arrived.  Hope you aren't too hung over from last night - I'm not, I toddled off to bed by 10.30.  Mind you, I did lay there reading The Killing (the book of the tv series) until nearly midnight so rather than beat the fireworks, I was still wide awake when they started.  I seem to have gotten into the habit of nocturnal reading over the holidays but it's a habit I need to break, otherwise I won't be bright eyed and bushy tailed for work in the morning!

And as well as the New Year arriving, some of those friends who are expecting babies will be producing their new arrivals soon, so I was so pleased that Toad bought me the new LOTV baby collection for Christmas.  Here is my first one:

This stamp is called Just Arrived
Painted with Distress Inks (ReInkers)
Papers are Tilly Daydream from DoCrafts
Kraft card is Papermania
LOTV sentiment and tiny tags
Memory Box Precious Heart die
A little bit of Card Candy and some Glamour Dust

I've no idea if the first one will be a boy or a girl (50/50 chance) so best I make a boy card as well!

This is my last day before returning to work and I intend it to be a relaxed and lazy one.
Hope you are enjoying yours, whatever you are up to.

Hugs to all, Squirrel xx


Doreen said...

Such a lovely image,gorgeous card.xxx

kay said...

Its adorable and happy new year to you x

Sarah said...

Happy New Year Squirrel!! What a lovely new arrival card...gorgeous papers too xx

tilly said...

a beautiful baby card to start the year lol...... Hope it's a good one for you both.
Love the new stamps

Jackie said...

I can't read in bed no matter how I try!
What a gorgeous card and the image is sooooooooooo sweet :o)
Jackie xx

Julie said...

Gorgeous Squirrel! Did Toad know he'd bought you the new baby collection 😉? He's got good taste if he did! Happy new year my blogging buddy! Hope it's a good one! Xxx

KraftyKoolKat said...

A very cute endearing card sweetie to start 2014.

Wishing you a Very Happy New Year.


McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card Squirrel, I like the sweet image and the papers,
Kevin xx

Helen said...

Awww...so cute!
I've also got into the 'nocturnal reading' habit'...but reading doen't make me sleepy, and I'm an insomniac anyway so have regularly been wide awake at 2am over the hols...I'm in big trouble when school starts again and the alarm goes off at 6am! Haha!
Happy New Year hunny! :0)
Helen x

Claire said...

Happy New Year hun - absolutely love your card - such a cutie. Hugs, Claire x

Mickymunchkin's little space said...

Hi Squirrel,
happy new year to you :)!
Lovely card again, as always :)

Sue said...

Happy New Year Squirrel.
Your card is gorgeous, adorable image coloured perfectly and I love the papers too.
Enjoy the rest of the day
hugs Sue xx

Jane said...

Don't die of shock but I actually did stay up....much to Ben & Peter's amazement!!!
Happy New Year to you and Toad
Jane xx

Oops nearly forgot - love the card - its uber cute!

Vicky said...

Oh this is sooooooooo super gorgeous sweetie, I lurve these new LOTV images.......I've never made many baby cards but now with these I just want to make loads lol.
Happy New Year hun, we didnt go out or drink either, we always just see the New Year in with the kids. We also saw it in with my eldest on Skype lol, though Megan fell asleep lol.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Awww! Such a cutie patootie stamp! I ordered myself some LOTV stamps just before the holidays but after they were closed so I'm patiently (yeah, right) waiting for them to reopen and ship them across the pond to me. I didn't get any of the baby ones but I did get some lovely ones (do they have any other kind?!).

There is a book of the TV show The Killing? I only saw one season of it but it looked very dark and intriguing. I will have to check this out as the book is usually better than the show anyway.

Happy New Year to you!

Zippy said...

Gorgeous card hun, such lovely colours and fab colouring xxx

Lorraine said...

Aww, what a sweetie - a gorgeous card Squirrel.
Happy New Year to you and your family
Lorraine x

Joey said...

SUPER DUPER CUTE!!! Love this hun.Happy new year to you, thankyou for your gorgeous card too. Joey xx

Judith said...

Happy new year Squirrel - love this cute card - gorgeous design and papers hugs Judith x

DesignerDiva said...

this is so cute Squirrel, I love that new stamp, might have to treat myself!!
Thanks for playing along at Heck Of A Challenge this month and good luck
Hugs Laurie x
PS woould you mind going back to relink now the linky is there, I don't want to risk forgetting to add you to the draw!!

Kat W said...

I hope you enjoyed your day off Squirrel - I am feeling much better and back to work today as well - hurrah (sort of!).

I am so jealous that you got the whole baby collection - I had to pick just one stamp to start with and got Balloon Basket but the one you have used was a very close second favourite. The colours on your card are sooooo pretty - love the patchwork/stitchy feel to the DP.

I have a feeling that there are going to be some absolute must haves in the next LOTV release though - the sneak peeks are soooo tempting me already - more James bear!!

Ok, I'm done waffling at you while I sit here finishing my lunch!

Happy Thursday :-)

Big hugs, Kat xx

Annette said...

Gorgeous card and I love the image. You're going to have fun with those stamps I can tell! Hope you know lots of people having bambinos!

thecraftycavalier said...

Scrumalicious gorgeous girl! Love the image and you've coloured her beautifully. Makes me want to have another baby :D The papers are perfect with this too. Oooh am soooo broody now. Hehehe. Hugs, Jayne xx

coops said...

so gorgeous squirrel.totally adorable image and your design is beautiful :D

xx coops xx

sparklingblackrose said...

This is just stunning work! Thank you for joining us at ALBC, hope youll join our new challenge too! Elaine DT -xxx-

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