Wednesday, January 4, 2017

New Year Bubbles!

Hello!  This is my first post of 2017 and it comes to you wishing you a very Happy New Year!  Now that things are "getting back to normal" after the festive period I'm hoping that I get a little more time to craft!

Looking back over 2016 I did manage 174 posts although I admit that performance tailed off in the latter months!  2016 was a busy old year. Family things and work seemed to take up all the free time.  I need to take control of my time and ensure none of it gets wasted away on tasks that have no benefit!

It's a chilly day here in Central Scotland, although considering the weather we sometimes have in January it's really not bad at all! Frosty nights and mornings and a lunch time high of 4 degrees.  Warm and cosy here in the craft room though!

I think I started last year saying I was going to use craft stash rather than buy new things.  That started off fairly well.. but didn't last! I'm not in the habit of making New Year resolutions but I will be trying (trying!) to watch the crafty spending, make good use of my time, and blog regularly (not much point of having a blog if I don't update it!)

So here is my first card of 2017 made with a Sizzix die that Santa brought me..  I paper pieced all the bubbles - it took a wee bit of time but was strangely therapeutic!

I'm going to enter this card in the following "Anything Goes" Challenges:


Jackie T said...

Hi this is stunning. Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge 36 Anything Goes sponsored by Sparkle’n’Sprinkle. Hugs Jackie DT

Sum of their Stories said...

I love your card, Santa is obviously well training in your house! Looks great with the little sequins.

Darlene said...

OMG what a fun creation! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Anything Goes with Dies’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit.

Jane said...

Happy new year and glad you have got back to crafting. This card is a lovely start, such cheerful colours and great inlaying.Thanks for joining in with our anything goes challenge over at Country View x
Jane DT

Annemi said...

This is a great card. It makes me so happy by just looking at it. Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
Annemi {My Blog}
Through The Craft Room Door

Corrie Herriman said...

What a great card ! Thank you so much for joining us over at Country View Challenges !
Corrie x

laurie said...

Such a fun design! I love the cheerful colors. Thanks for joining us at Dies R Us!

tracy brown-scott / blue daisy crafts