Wednesday 22 January 2014

Well, 2014 is well underway.....

and I guess that means that it's only about another 50 weeks to Christmas! lol.

How are we all anyway? I'm trying desperately to get back into the realms of this bloggin' malarky, but as yet, time is just running away again with hospital appointments, minor ops, moving craft rooms blah, blah, blah...

The moving of the Craft room is the biggest upheaval known to man I'm sure... I hated moving from my shed to the room I was in, never mind moving even more stash to the new room from the old one...! Talk about a headache! It is giving me chance for a good tidy up though and a sort out.. and in fact, I love my new room better than the last. It's a little bigger so alot more room to 'grow'.

As it's the New Year, it also means that we need to make our resolutions and I have already completed one. I'm working on the other - blogging more and completing the monthly challenge on the filofax page on Facebook. I think it may be easier to do it on here and print it out each week, rather than write it down.. but you never know. Watch this space.

It's also new demo time for Docrafts, and this first loop of 2014 is just beautiful!! There is a mixture of old and new, a little vintage, a little fresh and a little french. A great concoction of goodness me thinks!

Here, on this card, I've mixed a little bit of the Madame Payraud with the older Gorjuss stamps and you can see just how wonderfully they work together. Of course, with stamping, you can colour to coordinate with anything which is what I've done here.

The image was stamped in a permanent ink and coloured with watercolour pencils. I did a little stump blending with them to give it a softer look.

These butterflies are a fantastic addition to the craft room as they are preformed and shape wonderfully as you can see. They have a mixture of different colours and sizes. Perfect for any card.

The letters are new urban stamps - the red rubber cling stamps from Docrafts. And I love these. There are lower and upper case available in two different sets and the lower case fit perfectly in the small circle punch as you can see. They also fit - when punched out - onto the top of the circular foam pads. Great fit eh?!

Well.... that's all for now.. my little pinky finger is still finding it hard to type with the lack of an end! And it's quite painful too even after a few weeks of recouperation! My mouth and jaw are still hurting after the wisdom tooth got took out the other day, and my little wooflets are waiting for me to turn the light out and go to sleep.... so I will bid you goodnight, and I hope that you will check on my next post (which will be this week sometime, promise!!)

Until then, Happy Crafting!

Tuesday 14 January 2014

Happy 2014!!


My very first new Years Resolution hasn't got off to a brilliant start, but I can't do everything all at once can I?

As you may guess my resolution was to start my blogging again and at least get it more regular than I had at the end of last year. I did want to blog more and I had lots to show you all in December, but had a slight mishap with the end of my finger and a pair of scissors.... which resulted in me spending four hours in accident and emergency to try to get it to stop bleeding! It also resulted in me not being able to type as it was painful on the end of my finger!

However. This year, I just simply haven't had the time to update my blog and get going.. but I've just rejoined the 365/30 lists page on Facebook and I'm getting ready to get going.

I love blogging - have done it for years, and I find it quite therapeutic to shove on my thoughts and just have a general chat about most things. I've sort of changed how I blog over the last few years after a few ups and downs, but I'm wanting to get back to how I used to do it, enjoy it like I used to and blog more (like I used to).

I hope you come along with me on my journey of craft, chat and other things in 2014 and I promise to be back on later to upload a few projects that I've been making for my demonstrations over the past few weeks.

Until then...Happy Crafting!
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