Sunday, January 4, 2015

A New Year brings "NEW BEGINNINGS" for week one of Anything But a Card Challenges No. 43

Good Morning Everyone and Happy New Year! It's a brand new month and time for a brand new ABAC Challenge to excite your creative muse. We hope you had a wonderful holiday season and are ready to ring in the new year with some fabulous new inspiration and challenges. 

Now we get down to business... it's time for a new challenge today here at Anything But a Card Challenges... let's get ready to play and have some fun! Thanks to all who joined us in our "CELESTIAL" Challenge #42. If you missed out on seeing the amazing creations... please CLICK HERE to view week One, CLICK HERE for week 2, and CLICK HERE for week 3.

The new Challenge... to go along with the new year... "NEW BEGINNINGS". For Anything But a Card Challenges No. 43 use the prompt "New Beginnings" to inspire your muse. There are so many definitions of this prompt... we encourage you and your muse to create with your vision of this timeless theme.

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Please share any current project you have created and JUST REMEMBER... create anything EXCEPT a card for this challenge. To be eligible for TOP 3 selection -- Please do us the favor to mention and LINK BACK to this challenge using this permalink provided so that your readers may find us and play along { }. ALSO - Please new projects only {no-backlinking}. :)

**A REMINDER** This Challenge will go through midnight January 25th giving you 3 weeks to play along and ENJOY the creative process! We will share more of our Design Team's creations each Sunday to keep you inspired.

Let's see what part of our DT has created!!

Please click on the designers' name to visit their blog. We hope you’ll take a minute to go see their work up close... and as long as you’re there – please leave them a little love!

I used a new stamp, with a new moon, for my new beginnings, to create a little hanging ornament. I decided that as the new year marks a new beginning the words, by Eleanor Roosevelt, were something to keep in mind throughout the year, particularly when things are not going to plan! Please visit my BLOG for more details.

Just moved to a new state, and a new city in a new house. So its defiantly new beginnings for me. Please visit my BLOG for more details!

My Tag Calendar was designed to pile on the positives and to uplift the spirit every time the date is checked. The best changes I believe are those that come from within us. Listening carefully to my heart and instincts is my 2015 plan! You can find more details on my BLOG.  

Old is New or a New beginning, back a week ago I used one word to sum up the last year, or old year if you like it, and I found that I still need to continue with that same word in the new year as well. So old year out and new year in, word stays and it is: dare. This time I created a small box with inspirational words in it in case I need some push. I used some completely new things in my art and of course also old and reliable techniques. For details please visit my BLOG.

New Beginnings for Old Cookie Tins...

I have been saving several cookie tins knowing that some day I would use them for some thing. This past Christmas was that some day and using them as gift card/treat holders was the some thing :) Visit my BLOG to see the other "repurposed" items I used on these cuties as well as instructions to make them.

This year I'm starting a brand new art journal. I took some time to decorate the cover. I get weekly prompts from the documented life and documented faith projects. Both are inspirational, and push me to try new things! Please visit my BLOG for more details.


We hope our designers have you INSPIRED to take some time to be creative!! We can't wait to see your creations and we hope that you will join in and share them with us! Stop back next Sunday to see more of our Design Team creations!


  1. Team mates what eclectic and inspirational art you have created for our first challenges this year. Wonderful art!

  2. Wishing the entire team a vary creative and colorful 2015. Loved the different interpretations to the challenge...lovely creations ladies. Hugs.

  3. Wonderful take on the theme by all of you.Happy new year and hope all your dreams come true this year.

  4. Hi Team! Great Job to all of you! Let's have a very creative and adventurous new year... It feels so good to share with friends. Love to all. xo

  5. Thanks for the adorable inspirations! :)

  6. It's ages since I've been able to play along - lovely to be back. And looking forward to hopping round to see all that inspiration in close-up - fab projects all round.
    Alison x