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New Year's Resolutions

I generally don't make new year's resolutions as I never keep them, but I have set myself a reading challenge like I do every year, although I failed last year's challenge terribly. I only managed to read 74 books out of 100, but I did have a LOT of reading to do for my Masters degree course which left little time for fun reading some weeks! So this year I am determined to get my 100 books in and have finished one book already (Mercy Blade by Faith Hunter if you're interested - fantastic series about a skinwalker, who works as a rogue vampire hunter)!

So anyway on to my card...This one is for Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge #27 New Year's Resolutions, 613 Avenue Create's Challenge #105 Anything Goes and for Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge #1 Anything Goes as well.


Stamps: Lil Bookworm Fairy from Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps, All Booked Up from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Calypso Coral, Soft Suede & Best Year Ever DSP all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Calypso Coral from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Calypso Coral Ribbon from Stampin' Up

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E21, E23, E25, E27, E29 (Had lots of stickiness problems with these today GRRR!)
Orange - YR0000, YR000, YR00, YR02, YR04
Yellow - YR21, YR23
Turquoise - BG13, BG15
Cat - E93, E95, E97, E99
Leaves - G85
Book Pages - W00, W1
Ground - W1, W3, W5, W7

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by! 


  1. Vanessa, I like how you colored your image, so beautiful! Hope that you can complete your 100 books before year end! :)

  2. Very nice color integration! The image is colored beautifully and is well integrated with the papers and layers. Very nicely done! Thanks for dropping this off by our house here at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana Malkah, Owner

  3. Hi Vannessa,

    Such a gorgeous card, love the image and you have coloured it so well. Love how all the colours match together too.
    Thank you for joining us in our first challenge over at Good luck with your entry.

    love & Hugs

    Jacquie j xxx

  4. Awesome work! I love her images, but I haven't tackled one yet. You've done a great job! Thanks for joining us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun! Good Luck!
    Myndi, DT

  5. Aw... Love fairies and reading! hihi. So for my a perfect choise. Thanks for playing along with the first challenge of Lil patch of Crafty friends.
    รnd wish you good luck in the draw!
    Saskia Pullen
    DT Member Li patch of Crafty friends

  6. That is an awesome resolution to have!!! Hope that you make it this time. Fabulous card. Love that image.

    Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge. Hope you will join us next time co-owner Crafting Vicky. I’m doing a giveaway

  7. Vanessa, this is gorgeous! love the image and your color palette here is just perfect- adds a magical softness to the whole image. Love it! Thank you for joining us at Lil’ Patch of Crafty Friends this Challenge and Good Luck. We sure hope you join us again.

    Amy- DT Lil’ Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge
    {Lil Cutie Creations}

  8. Great New Year's Resolution and beautiful card!!! Love your choice of colors!! Thanks for joining us at Open Minded Crafting Fun and good luck!
    Lynne, Open Minded Crafting Fun DT

  9. Gorgeous creation, and love your New Year's resolution. Thanks so much for joining us for our first challenge over at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, good luck and hope to see you for C#2
    ~ Denise ~
    Owner {Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge}
    {Denise's Patch of Creativity}

    1. Congratulations on making Top 3 for our 1st Challenge, don't forget to grab your badge for your blog well deserved.
      ~ Denise ~
      Owner {Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge}
      {Denise's Patch of Creativity}

  10. This is fantastic Vannessa! I love your colouring and the layout is just perfect! Your New Year's Resolution sounds really good - I'd love to read that much as well, but unfortunately currently the pile of books on my table is just studies... :) Thank you for joining us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenge, Good Luck! Hope to see you back again soon.

    Hanne, DT


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