Friday 3 December 2021

Ready for a new year

Hello, crafting friends!
Do you remember a few weeks ago when I posted this card as guest designer for the Uniko Challenge? Well, I'm back again with a reminder that there's still plenty of time to join in and give yourself the chance to win some fabulous crafty goodies from Uniko!

The challenge is Celebrate with an optional twist of Reds and Greens. Instead of reds and greens, this time I'm going with a silver and gold colour palette and a celebration of a new year just round the corner!

This is the simplest card and perfect for multiples if you decide to cheer everyone up in the new year with messages of optimism :) I stamped the Floral Vines image directly onto a thick card base, then turned it upside down and stamped it again, making sure I left enough room for my numbers. The images were coloured with metallic pencils in silver and gold, with touches of black.

I could have stamped the numbers from Uniko's Alphabet Outlined but I don't yet have that set. Instead I die cut some numbers from some gold foil and glued them in place. I finished the card with a silver sequin and a couple of clear gems.

So, now it's over to you! Uniko owner Beverley and her team of talented Brand Ambassadors have some wonderful inspiration for you so do hop over to the Uniko Studio blog to check it out, as well as more info about the prize. You'll find the Linky Tool at the bottom of the post too so that you can link up your own creation. Good luck!

I'm linking this card up with Addicted to Stamps and More where there's an Any Occasion challenge; and also Watercooler Wednesday, where Heidi is hosting the All About Occasions there :)

I had a surprise visit from my youngest son the other day - always a delight! He was full of plans for the festive period and encouraged me to go on a quest for a Christmas tree. Although I felt it was a bit early, I seized the opportunity to have a strong young man heft a large tree into the car! On the way home, it started to snow and just because he's at university now doesn't mean he can't become infected with the spirit of Christmas... 

He decided to delay his journey back so that he could help me get the tree up and decorated :) There was festive music, singing, Christmas jumpers and mulled wine and everything! Have we peaked too soon?!

Sending hugs,


  1. Spectacular New Year card in glorious gold.

    What a happy post this is. So nice to enjoy a wonderful surprise and get all festive with your youngest.

    I just bet he crackered a few jokes too!!!!

    Hygge x

  2. Beautiful design and colours,a fabulous New Year's card

  3. Fabulous card Vicky and a great way to use the floral vines stamp set. Thanks for being Guest Designer at Uniko. X

  4. Hi Vicky I absolutely love this beautiful CAS style card those colours you have used are gorgeous this is one very classy creation superb work
    lorraine x

  5. A fabulous those bold gold numbers andso nice that your son was able to join in the festive prep with you.

  6. It's never too soon when you can share the festivities with the ones you love and we need to seize every opportunity to share these special times with our kids who grow way too fast! Now you can sit back and enjoy the holidays with wonderful memories of decorating together! Oh, and you've found a very festive way to usher in the New Year!

  7. I love this clever NEw Year card Vicky! What a wonderful surprise and a special photo of your son. Precious memories enjoying time spent together decorating the tree!! I loved reading your story. It brought back good memories for me too!! Enjoy your Christmas x


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