Friday, 31 December 2010


Wow it is 2011 and I wonder what this year will bring for us all.

We had a fantastic night tonight with friends, and my new year's resolutions have to be:
  1. Use up a lot more of my scraps and only buy new crafting goodies when I absolutely need them, and not because everything is so pretty, and 1/2 price. Of course this rule goes out of the window if someone else is buying the stash!

  2. Start making Christmas cards early ie. Summer, and not leave it until so late to get 80 + done.

  3. Be more confident, and take compliments better about the quality of cards I make and try and sell more of them. Need more pennies by the summer for the trip to Florida we have just booked.

  4. Enter more blog challenges with my cards, and attempt to blog at least twice a week.

I hope everyone had a good new year's eve yesterday, and I look forward to sharing my journey of this year through my blog.

Oh Wow It Is So Long Since I Last Posted

Where has the last month and a half gone. I can't believe that it is now the last day of this year.

I've been really busy over the last month that my blog has seriously been neglected. I've been busy crafting in the run up to Christmas, and now working 5 days a weeks leaves me less time to catch up on blogs, and blog my makes.

In the run up to Christmas I made 80 Christmas cards and 40 blank birthday cards to give out as gifts this year to some of my friends and family, and to go with the kitchen organisers; ES mints; magnetic fridge pegs. I have had great compliments on my 'gifts for people' so will do it all again next year, but oh it is so time consuming!

On top of the Christmas cards; presents and blank birthday cards I made, I also had about 15 birthday cards to make to give to people. I thought I had been really organised up until Christmas eve and had written and sent all my cards, wrapped all the presents; prepared all the veg for Christmas day, hoovered and cleaned the house and put all my crafting things away so we could eat on a clear dining room table.

At 3pm on Christmas eve my OH said to my boys that they had to write the Christmas cards they had bought me. Oh god I thought, I hadn't made them buy their dad any and hadn't made the boys make any either, so out came the crafty stuff, so the boys could make their own as it was too late to go to the shops. OH was not amused that I had forgotten, but I was so pleased that I am a card maker with lots of things to make up quick cards!

I'm now all 'carded out' having made over 450 various different cards this year and have lost my mojo a bit, but have today sat and made an easy 'thank you' card with the craft robo. Hopefully, I won't be mojo less for too long, as my friend who runs the playgroup wants another basket of cards to sell, and we have just booked 2 weeks in Florida in the summer, so need to make lots of money in the first half of the year.

Here is the card I've made, and would like to enter it into the following challenges:

CRAFT Challenge - Thank You
Cute Card Thursday - Thank You
Paper Take Weekly - Be Thankful
Phindy's Place - Give Thanks