Sunday, 1 January 2023

Gladys wants to party

Happy New Year everyone!!! I hope 2023 will be your best year! 

It's not just the first day of a new year but a new month, so we started a new challenge over at the Country View Challenges. The theme is Time and my lovely teamie, Evelyn will be your hostess.

For this challenge I created a card that can be used for any celebration, new year, birthday, whatever. I chose Gladys as the main character because she seems a real party animal for me. She looks so cheerful. 

I cut out a square panel and painted blue - I'm sorry, I have no idea which paint I chose from DecoArt. Then I stamped the text (Reflections) here and there with Vintage Photo Archival ink. I toned back the blue paint and the text with white paint. I also spattered the background with white paint. When it was dry, I added diluted Pumice Stone here and there too. The edge was inked with Hickory Smoke Archival ink first, then I added a little Grounded Espresso. 

Gladys was coloured with the following colours: Abandoned Coral, Saltwater Taffy, Kitsch Flamingo, Black Soot, Pumice Stone.

The clock was coloured gold with Schmincke Rich Gold paint. For the snowflakes and the gold underlayer panel, I used Metallic Kraft paper. 

What I used:

Sizzix Bigz die, Weathered Clock (657190)

Sizzix Thinlits die, Gladys Colorize (665851)

Sizzix Thinlits die, Cozy Winter (665574)

Sizzix Thinlits die, Alphanumeric Label (664177)

Stampers Anonymous, Reflections (CMS111)

Idea-Ology, Metallic Droplets (TH94289)

Idea-Ology, Metallic Kraft-Stock (TH93586)

Nuvo, Light Gold, Pure Sheen Sequins

Ranger Distress Archival inks (Vintage Photo, Ground Espresso, Hickory Smoke)

Ranger Distress paints (Abandoned Coral, Kitsch Flamingo, Saltwater Taffy, Pumice Stone, Black Soot, Picket Fence)


So if you have a project with Time, please don't hesitate to join our January challenge where a randomly selected winner can have a £20 voucher in the Country View Craft Shop.

With my card, I would like to join the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Party Time!


  1. Great to see you using the weathered clock die too Monika, it's one of my all time Bigz faves. Such a fun card! Happy new year xx

  2. This is fabulous Monika, such fun! Take care and have a very happy 2023, Sue xx

  3. I agree, Gladys looks like a party animal! She has attitude and seem great fun to be with...
    Happy New Year Monika! xx

  4. Gorgeous ! Love Gladys and a party ! lol. Have a happy 2023 Monika ! xx

  5. Such a beautiful card! Loving all the elements, especially Gladys - she is such fun 😊. Wishing you a very Happy New Year! Hugs Jo x

  6. Great party card, Monika! I really like Gladys, she´s so fun!
    Have a very happy new year!
    Evelyn xxx


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