Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Happy New Year ! And finally... Round II Cards 48, 49 and 50 Phew!

Hope you all have a special evening tonight as we ring in the New Year. Seems 2014 flew by!

Checked my ticker goals at the top header of my blog,  and I sure failed miserably on the plan to use up 365 flowers. Well, actually I guess I did use up even more than that...cuz I gave about one third of my flower stash away to the thrift shop! Not sure that counts

Today, I am showing 3 snippets cards that I made this summer for the  aquafit instructors up at the resort. They are all volunteers and do a fabulous job, giving up their mornings to keep us fit...well...fitter anyways!

Rain or shine, they are up at the adult pool, willing to encourage us to keep up with our workouts. They drag all the weights and pool noodles out for us, as they come early to set up their music. We all try to pitch in and put everything away for them...but still, it is a lot of work,  day in and day out. I really appreciate their dedication and made up these cards for them.

We had a potluck luncheon to thank them so I made these cards for us all to sign.

Very simple cards. Just a  couple of snippets of card stock, a Memory Box Thank You and butterfly die stuck onto some prefolded VOS card sets (from my stash). The navy flourish cards are a few years old and the black and white is so old, I can't remember!

I added a generous lick of stardust stickles to highlight areas of the Thank You die, but completely covered the butterflies so they really sparkle! Added a die cut Memory Box butterfly to each envelope, just to finish them off.  This last green trimmed card was for a fellow so I left off the sparkle and tried to make the colours a touch more trim on his envelope either!

These three cards finished my goal to make an additional 50 cards using my stash,  while on a consumables spending spree. I did allow myself to buy adhesives and cardstock. Non consumables were fair game so I did have dies and stamps to choose from.

Altogether, I made 100 cards or projects while on the freeze. I felt good and was actually easy to do !

I am entering these cards in the following challenges:

1. Pixies Crafty Workshop - must use snippets.


Tracy said...

Wow, you did awesome with your card goal for this year…yah you :)
Your cards are very pretty, I am sure they were very appreciated.

Hettie said...

These are lovely Mo. Great colourways.
Happy New Year to you and Mr Mo!!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Fabulous cards - love the die cuts! Are you going to continue with the spending freeze? It does feel good to use the stash! Happy New Year!

jimlynn said...

ALL of these are fabulous! I love that beautiful sentiment die you used on here too. Wonderful, wonderful cards and great use of snippets!

Di said...

These are super Mo!! And well done on your economy drive!

Happy New Year!


Di xx

Veerle said...

Beautiful crads Maureen. Greetings, Veerle

Sandra H said...

They are gorgeous and well done x

cotnob said...

Fabulous cards Mo, such a pretty die cut thank you - I'm sure they were much appreciated by the aquafit instructors.
Wishing you a very Happy and Creative New Year.

Kathleen said...

Don't worry Mo, I have failed miserably on all my 'to use up' stuff too, awe well maybe this year?
Great cards and Happy New Year to you, and good luck with the move I go on holiday on the 23rd but hope to schedule my RD cards if you could find the time to say if there are any new rules.

Kath x

Sassy Raggedy said...

Wonderful cards for the volunteers. Hope you have a wonderful 2015. Hugs, joann

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Happy New Year!!! These are so beautiful and I am one of your new followers.

Carol said...

These are gorgeous Maureen, love that "thank you" die. Well done for using so much of your stash last year. Wishing you a very Happy New Year. Carol x

Pia S said...

These are great examples of quick and easy designs, and they look beautiful. It's amazing how different they look even though you've used the same dies...
Happy new year!

Jenny L said...

Hi Maureen,
Happy New Year to you and yours.
Love these super creations.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Gorgeous cards, Happy New Year sweetie.

Warm hugs

Carol L said...

I love the pretty and bright colors on the chalkboard backgrounds! What a lovely way to send thanks!