02 January 2011


My first photograph for the New Year:

Not bad when you consider I didn't have a tripod with me.  The 'people shots' didn't turn out so well though, so I'm not sure what I'll do with thoses ones.

This is a little tag that I made for our New Year champagne bottle:

What I did:
I made my own template - it was just a rectangular offcut of cardstock, folded in half, with a circle cut in the middle of one half. I don't have a circle punch so I just traced around a bottle lid and cut it out with scissors. I rounded the corners using scissors, and inked the edges (Colorbox fluid chalk). I stamped the flourish image (Fancy Pants), then added some Kindy Glitz to make it shimmer (in hindsight, not a good idea, because the humidity made it all runny). I added rhinestones (Kaisercraft), alphabet stickers (AdornIt) and an oversized butterfly (which made the smudged Kindy Glitz less noticeable, LOL!)

The top reads, "Should auld acquaintance be forgot..."

Challenge entries:
# By the Cute and Girly ~ January ~ Bling it on
# Simon Says ~ Time to party
# City Crafter ~ Week 37 ~ Stamp it out
# Frosted Designs ~ Fabulous Friday ~ Quotes
# Stamp Something ~ Something with glitter


  1. Love the fireworks shot and the tag for the bottle is an awesome gift idea!!!

  2. Love your fireworks shot Karen! & that is such a great idea when giving wine as a pressie! Makes it so special! And yours is so lovely!
    Happy New Year to you too.

  3. Such a cute idea! Thanks so much for sharing it! And for playing along at Frosted Designs this week! :)

  4. Great gift idea!! I love the sparkle you added to the stamp.. darn that humidity! lol!! Thanks for taking on our quote challenge at Frosted designs this week!
    Barb :)

  5. Great shot of the fireworks and that tag is so lovely ... what a nice idea ... thanks so much for playing along at CCCB

  6. what a beautiful tag.. Thanks so much for playing along with us at CCCB!

  7. Beautiful and sweet, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

  8. gorgeous photo and project! Thank you for playing along at CCCB!

  9. Beautiful bottle tag! thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp, hugs, Jane x

  10. Wow, that was pretty cute! I'd love to have one to out new year's champagne bottle, that would surely be absolutely beautiful!

    New Year is here so let me express my happy new year greetings to you and to everyone!
    Anne Walker xoxox @


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