January 1, 2012

Happy New Year and The Friday Mashup

Happy New Year.. 2012 fancy that,  2011 seemed to flash by in an instant. Today's post is for The Friday Mashup #39, I think it is perfect challenge for today.

So here is the "Mashup" Challenge :
  1. Make a project that "Sparkles".
  2. Or Make a project "Celebrating the New Year".
  3. Or "Mash it Up" and create a project "Celebrating the New Year that Sparkles" . 

New Year's celebrations are not big in our house, the new day and year will be there when we wake up :) needless to say it is rare for me to make Happy New Years cards so I did not manage to mash it up this time around.

My son's 18th birthday is only a few days away so this is the card I created. I love these sheets of glitter paper, the grain of the glitter is fine so it is easy to work with and does not grind when you cut it. I could not seem to get a great picture of the card though to show all the sparkles. I used rich cocoa brown and black glitter paper, as well as black and brown glimmer fancy floss. The bow adds flare but with the dark colours it keeps it's masculine appeal.

Supplies: Natural Ivory and brown cardstock, Designer Paper-Best Creation Inc, Denami Design-Happy Birthday, Fancy Floss-Glimmer, Recollections pearls.

Happy New Year and All the best in 2012 everyone.



  1. Hi Nina,

    Celebrating a birthday is a great way to use this challenge, and really it is the birth of a new year so you have sort of mashed it up. LOL

    Love all that sparkle you've managed to include in such a masculine card. Lovely to see you playing along with us.

    Hope 2012 brings you joy.

    Kasey ~ in Oz
    Friday Mashup DT

  2. Hi Sis,

    I guess by your post its safe to assume your son does not "subscribe" to your blog, heh?

    You have to be lying about his age though for this would make me... egad I'm ancient!

    Smashing card - course this coming from a glitter girl. You always do good guy cards.


  3. Great card! and I'm sure it is perfect for your son!
    Wow! 18 it sure has been along time....To think it will seem like a blink and i will be saying the same.
    I hope you have a fantastic and wonderful 2012.

  4. Your son and my oldest son must have birthdays close together...my son will be 18 Jan.7th :) Happy birthday to your boy!

    This is a wonderful card. I love how clean and simple it is. Simply gorgeous Nina!

    Thanks for joining us again at The Friday Mashup!

  5. Fun card...great for a young man's birthday! I'm sure your son will love it! Great seeing you at the Friday Mashup again!

  6. Very sparkly and unique birthday card! Thanks for playing with us again.

  7. I love that you did a Birthday card for the challenge and what a great way to use those glitter papers! This is perfect for a guy card! Happy Birthday to your son, January is always a fun month for a Birthday. Thanks for joining us at the Friday Mashup.

  8. No designer paper? :o) What a fun, masculine, yet sparkly card! I love it and I bet he will as well. Thanks for joining us at The Friday Mashup!