Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Happy New Year and the first WOYWW for 2013

Well, here it is....
Nothing too exciting here.  And yes, it is a Christmas card laying on my desk....I always make a card between Christmas and New Year's Day.  This way when people ask, "Have you started making Christmas Cards?"  I can proudly announce...."Oh yes I have."  I now have only 79 more to make.....

My goal (note goal not resolution) is to join Julia every week.....lets see how long that lasts.  If you've never joined in....give it a go, and don't worry if there is a little or a big mess.  We look at that as creativity in can see Julia's blog page here .

I guess I should give you a close up look of my first card and then also tell you my desk has looked the same for about a week....somehow I managed to catch a bit of a tummy bug and my craft room has been quietly waiting for my return. 
I'm also going to post this card on Di's blog page.  Pixie's Crafty Workshop.  It's definitely a card made from snippets which are left over from Christmas.  My little mice are something I colored when Brenda came to play.  The music notes are a Christmas gift Memory Box die.  Check out Pixie's Craft Workshop here.

Update:  Sue was so kind to comment on my blog. She told me about a challenge this month at Creative Craft World.  This month it's anything, I think I will grab my little house mice and scamper over and join into the challenge.  Check out Sue's blog here.

A BIG thank you to Butler's Abroad for the heads up on this challenge.  Check out this link for more fantastic creations using our little House Mouse friends.  House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge. 

My goodness....Crafty Hazel Nut's Christmas Challenge has a challenge that this card will work quite well, Santa is not allowed....well, I don't see Santa anywhere, I think he must be enjoying a long winter's nap...Check out all the creative folk playing along.  

Off I go, I've got a birthday card to make today and I guess I should think about putting away Christmas decorations, though I just heard on the TV that most people leave their decorations up until the 6th of January.  Maybe I'll just be fashionable this year!

Happy New Year and I look forward to many hours of looking into the blogs of all my cyber buddies. 

Mary AKA:  Glitter Grammy


  1. Happy New Year!! I love house mouse Mary this card is so cute hugss hun xxx

  2. Happy New Year to you. I hope you are now fully recovered from your tummy bug. Such a sweet Christmas card.

  3. Yay! Well done on starting your Christmas cards. LOL Yiur card is gorgeous. Hope you'll join us on my blog on Jan 25th when we are astrating a Christmas card monthly linky? Happy Wednesday and Happy New Year, too. :o)
    Sue x (MiniOwner@68)

  4. Oh yes, tradition says twelfth night to take down the decorations, so you relax! Hope you're fully recovered..the great thing about having a room to craft is that it does just sit quietly and the lack of pressure! It
    L be fun to have you on board WOYWW whenever you can, but as a gal who is pretty much against resolutions, I'm with you when you say you'll aim to be here..but hey. If you're not, it'll be fine!

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  6. You have made a razzle-dazzle die-infused adorable snippets card, Mary! I love your trick about making a Christmas card between Christmas and New Year's!

    Hope you are feeling all better soon and that you have a healthy and happy new year! I'll be back to WOYWW next week. Darnell

  7. A beautiful card, I love the adorable image and splash of red.

  8. I like your creative desk and love your BEAUTIFUL li'l House Mouse card.

    Happy New Year my friend.

    Sarn xxx

  9. I'm one who keeps the tradition of the twelve days of our tree comes down after Jan 6th Epiphany.
    I have always felt the lead up to Christmas is so rushed and busy. There never seems to be enough time to get everything done...The 12 days of Christmas are more relaxed for us. DH was always off for the last several years and we would always have a wee party on New Years Eve.
    Your card is gorgeous. The MB dies all in gold just set off this image and make the card so special!

  10. Wonderful card Mary, those MB die cuts are a perfect foil (pun intended) to the sweet little HM image! Hugs, Di xx

  11. Sorry to hear about the tummy bug Mary, hope you're on the mend now. Beautiful card, love all the gold die cuts, you can also enter this at House Mouse and Friends Monday challenge too. Loved you snow picture and the cute, cute, cute little reindeer!!!

    Have a wonderful 2013,
    Brenda 73

    1. Thank you Brenda for pointing me in the House Mouse direction. I took your advice.

  12. Very cute card. Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Craft World.

  13. gorgeous card, super image choice and love the die cuts, looks great, thanks for joining us at the House Mouse and Friends Challenge
    Hoping you had a great Xmas and wishing you a fabulous New Year
    Kate xx

  14. Aww it's so cute Mary, I love the mice. Well done you in making a start on this year's cards already :) Thank you for joining in our challenge at Creative Craft World. Sarah M. x

  15. Such a fabulous card, a fabulous design and details. Your image is adorable and beautifully coloured!!

    Heather xx
    Thanks for joining us with House Mouse and Friends challenge.

  16. Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining House Mouse & Friends Monday challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Mousey hugs
    Tracy x

  17. Hi Mary, lovely post, I enjoyed reading it. I love your snippets card - the mouse image is adorable :) I like to leave the decorations up until the 6th January, the twelfth day of Christmas, but the EM would happily take them down on boxing day - you can just imagine the conversations in our house - this year we compromised, he took them down on Thursday! Hope you keep to your goal and I'll see you on WOYWW on Wednesday :) Elizabeth x #54

  18. Mary, your coloring of this beautiful image is awesome. Sorry to hear that you caught a bug, it's going around here too. Thanks for sharing this wonderful card with us and joining the challenge at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.


  19. Gorgeous card Mary :-)the image is just sooo cute and well done on making a start on next years too ! :-)

    Hope you're feeling better now xx

    thanks for joining us on the House Mouse and Friends Challenge :-)
    Lols x x x

  20. Your lovely card definitely fits the 'no Santa' challenge for my CHNC 106 - you could also link this for my new CHNC challenge extra for January - I'd love to see it there too - hope to see you again soon. x

  21. Thanks for linking for my CHNC challenge extra for January too x

  22. Wonderful image you have used for your beautiful card, pretty dies you have used.
    Thanks so much for playing along with us at HMFMC. Good Luck and please come and join us again for our new challenge tomorrow.
    hugs Dorte

  23. Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at CHNC. Hugs Fiona x


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