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Saturday, 31 December 2016

New Year Wishes (by Judith)

Hello everyone, as we say goodbye to 2016, and head into 2017, it is a good time to look back over the past twelve months and reflect on the events that have unfolded in our lives. Will you be glad to see the back of the past year, or have you had an amazing time? Like me, you may have had a mixture of both, but a new year always offers new possibilities and opportunities.

Here at Chocoloate Baroque, things have not always run smoothly throughout the year, but we are looking forward to a bright start in 2017; the new TV shows with Hochanda are airing on 4th January at 11.00 a.m. and 5.00 p.m., so do be sure to try and watch those. The Design Team girls have been busy creating some beautiful samples, and Lesley will no doubt weave her creative magic on the shows themselves.

We are looking forward to bringing you lots of new stamps and continuing on with some of our favourite features too; our Fifteen Minute Blog posts are proving to be very helpful we know, when you are looking for inspiration for a quick card to make. Our Challenge Blog is another source of invaluable inspiration, as there is a host of Design Team artwork offered on the blog each month, all revolving around colour-based swatches. We hope that you will continue to keep coming back to see us on the blogs, as we love to share our ideas with you all.

I have made a simple card to share with you for today's post, using some of my favourite bits and pieces. I stamped a flower image from the Floral Notes stamp set onto some pretty paper, using brown ink and clear embossing powder. I cut the flowers out, and edged them with a tiny bit of Distress Ink.

I created a Brusho background on a piece of smooth watercolour paper, using lemon, violet, rose red, white and sea green. Once the background was completely dry, I stamped a swirl from the Nature Swirls stamp set twice onto the background. I stuck the flowers to the background, added a sentiment, and then edged the background with some Distress Ink. I added a layer of pink card to mat the background, before adhering to a card blank.

I would just like to wish you all a very Happy New Year, and may you have health, happiness and lots of creativity in the year ahead.


  1. That is gorgeous, the flowers look 3D and seem to leap from the card. Beautiful! xx

  2. Absolutely stunning card Judith, the colours are wonderful. Kate x

  3. This is a beautiful card Judith, I love the Brusho background and the flowers and swirls go so prettily. I am so excited that you are making the move to Hochanda as this will give you a much wider audience to showcase your wonderful stamps. In my humble opinion this is where you should have been from the beginning, and what a fabulous start to 2017! Wishing the best year ever for you all. x

  4. Wow!!! This is amazing! Love very much the brushos background with the touch of distress!! And the roses look fabulous!! Great work!
    I wish you a fabulous 2017!

  5. Beautiful Brusho background and love how you stamped the swirls and added flowers to make one image
    Carol x

  6. Gorgeous card. I need to go make a birthday card and you've given the push I needed with this, thanks.

  7. All those jummy colours in the background look so great with these flowers!


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