Friday, January 01, 2016

New Year, New challenges!!

A very good day to you on this the first day of a new month and new year.. I trust you have had a lovely Christmas and welcomed in the new year with hope and a peace in your hearts. And for anybody who chooses a new word for the year, my word has found me.. Last year my word was fear-less, to have less fear..  this year the word that has been coming by my path is PEACE.. It was on my December calendar, and it has just been coming by so clearly..  Even in these days of uncertainty we can still have peace in our hearts when we know Who holds the days in His Hands. Last year there were many days I did not have peace, I have had some personal hard times  and I often felt torn and hassled.. This year I really want to pursue peace, and when I find that tension coming, I hope to do all I can to find the place of peace usually in the quiet times with God, listening to praise music and reading His Promises, going for a walk in the country and yes even in sitting and scrapbooking in the quiet of my room.. It wont mean I have no trouble, but a heart felt peace in the midst of the storm.
  And so.. I wish for you this year..... His Peace..

 I have 2 challenges to put up for the start of the month!
I have become a new design team member for ARCHISCRAPS.  I was not looking to join any design teams at this time but when I was asked I took a look at the blog and thought ok, I will give it a go. I like to support those little blogs that put up their challenges each month. The rules are relaxed and they accept pretty much anything, cards, layouts, off the page, canvases and the criteria is a picture and another technique..

For January at ARCHISCRAPS  the picture is this..
with the challenge of using something with water, ie paint, mists or any wet medium.. like gelatoes.  And you can combine with other challenges that work with the criteria.
So I created a card as life was pretty busy last month..
I have the colors from the picture and have used watered down mist to paint my flower... easy challenge..  I hope you put this one on  your list of challenges for the month!

And the new challenge for SKETCHY BOARDS  has gone up on FACEBOOK and it is to use this board for inspiration
and this sketch for inspiration
and I have used the sketch rotated clockwise once..

some closer views.

inspired by the clocks..


 There are lovely little prizes to be won for each of these challenges too.

thanks for coming by,
 I do wish you a very Happy New Year,
thank you for any comments you leave me too!


  1. Wow, such a gorgeous lay-out and card! You have seriously outdone yourself on both of them.
    Happy new year!

  2. Beautiful layout! I love the colors and all details! The cards is also so pretty! Warm and bright colors with that large cool flower! Hugs from Ulrika!

  3. Firstly your word sounds perfect. Go you! Secondly, congrats on Archi Scraps...that should be fun. LOVE the inspiration photo...& your card is just beautiful...thirdly, ADORE your Sketchy Boards LO.....I LOVE how you've turned the sketch. It looks really great:) ENJOY the new year. 2016. It's HERE!!!

  4. Really pretty card and gorgeous layout Lizzy! Happy 2016.......Wishing you "Peace", the perfect word I think! I often find peace in my craft space.....its where I can totally relax !

  5. These are soooooooooooo gorgeous! LOVING the details you always include in your projects!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. What a pretty card and layout, Lizzy! Love those clocks. Peace is a good word to choose for everyone. I hope you find that peace as I hope I do as well. Happy New Year!

  7. Gorgeous card and LO Lizzy,why don't you pop over to Megs she has a few spots for the DT

  8. Happy New Year! First off, congratulations on the new DT! Your card is lovely- especially the pretty flower. Your layout is also fabulous!

  9. I really really love this gorgeous page!So incredibly beautiful!! T
    hanks for sharing some great challenges with us again, too! Happy New Year!! :-)

  10. What a splendid word to carry with you into 2016. PEACE. It soothes all kinds of tension when we surrender to it. Lovely card and I admire you supporting the challenge sites. As for the layout - wow - knock my socks off! Whilst I've been lolling about in front of the cricket, you've been busy creating and inspiring the rest of us. Have a wonderful year :D

  11. A blessed Happy New Year full of peace, love and health! :) Beautiful page love the mixed of textures and layers. Lovely card too!! Congrats on the new dt. All the best! ;) xx

  12. Splendid word choice! Haven't settled on mine yet but know that this year will be about re-defining myself. Love your layout sooooo much and that card is great too. Congrats on your new DT! Xxoo

  13. Hi Lizzy!! Fabulous word choice .. peace for the whole wide world would be wonderful. Congratulations on your DT spot for Archiscraps .. so well deserved!! Love the card, it is gorgeous and I also love your take on the Sketchy boards challenge!! So much detail and so beautifully put together .. you rock!! Have a wonderful 2016 Lizzy .. God Bless. xx

  14. Thrilled to be on a DT with you :) and lovely card you created. Gorgeous layout for Sketchy Boards , what a interesting challenge, hope I can find some time to join in. Love your word for 2016 , I think Peace is something we can all have more of. My word is going to be relax, as I have only just realized how tensed up I always am ( the physio pointed it out to me )
    Mary x


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