Hi everyone! Happy New Year! Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas. It's been a while, as like many people, I've been busy leading up to and during the Christmas period.
My resolutions are:
1. To build up a stock of cards for the coming year
2. To make my Christmas cards throughout the year (saves panicking at the last minute)
3. To get into a better work routine at home
4. To get back into my yoga and meditation
5. Leave weekends and evenings for hobbies and other pastimes
6. Try to get an early night once in a while
I've got a few commissions for Crafts Beautiful in the pipeline and I've just sent one off, so that has been keeping my busy, though I love it!! Check out his month's copy (Feb issue) it's jam packed with loads of fantastic projects. If you're like me and not the most romantic person in the world, in this issue I have a fun, quirky set of Valentine cards that aren't slushy or soppy. Perfect!
I have also got back into my needlework, and I am thoroughly enjoying it (resolution #5). I've missed doing it so much. Knitting is another thing I've been partaking in over the holidays (resolution #5 - again). Simon is now the proud owner of a stripey beanie hat! Here are some pics modelled wonderfully by Spongebob. I'm going to knit him a matching pair of gloves next. The wool is Soft Tweed by Patons. It's a 50% wool mix and is really soft and cosy. You can get it in some nice manly colours too.
Here are a few pics of cards that I did for Christmas (not part of the stock - resolution #2).
Here I used Cosmo Cricket Jolly by Golly papers and embellished with two jingle bells and green ribbon. The colours are unusual, but work really well.
I made this from card scraps and mounted it onto a snowflake background, finishing off with a rub-on sentiment and a button tied with bakers twine. Ooo! and a pom-pom for the hat.
This is a stamp by Stampendous, one of my favourite images. The paper is from the Peppermint Twist collection by K and Company. I think the pink and green theme works well too.
Again, I used scraps of card to make the Santa, then stitched around the design. The alphabet is 'Vixen' by QuicKutz. The holly motif is by QuicKutz too.
Kraft card is really popular and good for men's cards. The snowman stamp is from the Basic Grey Snowman stamp set and the greeting is from the Penny Black Let it snow set.
This is simply using die cuts and paper from the Peppermint Twist collection by K and Company.
As is this one.
This again uses the Basic Grey snowman set and the paper is from the Basic Grey Jovial collection.
Hope you liked browsing through my cards and waffle. Until next time, ta ta!