Friday, 31 December 2010

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


  1. Very elegant!
    Phindys Place has a Thank You challenge running too at the moment, do please pop by and enter:)
    Happy New Year

  2. A very elegant card, Thank you for joining in with us this week at C.R.A.F.T Challenge, Happy New Year.
    Kevin xx

  3. Wow I am worn out just reading what you have been up to. Lovely card xx

  4. great card thanks for entering this week over at c.r.a.f.t challenges x

  5. Lovely card, very pretty all in white. Thanks for playing along at CRAFT challenge. Sharon x

  6. Lovely card, you have been very busy. Your card looks very professional!

  7. Lovely - that lettering is fab, love the style of the letters.

  8. What a super fun card! Your design is fantastic, I love the letters, how they really pop out at you. =)
    Thanks for joining us for the Phindy's Place Challenge this week. We hope to see you again.

  9. Stunning card :-) I love this ,, simple and so very stylish :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Papertake Weekly Challenge ( sorry I am late popping by ) wishing you a Happy New Year :-)
    Lols x x x

  10. Lovely to see your card entered here!
    Thank you for joining us and taking the Phindy’s Place Challenge, do hope you’ll join us again this Friday for our first challenge of 2011!

  11. Beautiful card!! The simplicity is absolutely stunning.

    Thank you for playing along with us at Phindy's Place and hope to see you again!! :)