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I'm a part-time primary school teacher, who started papercrafting 8 years ago, when I had a fancy to make my own Christmas cards. Since then, I have tried all sorts of techniques and styles - and I kind of like them all. So my work is very varied, which keeps me interested - and my crafty stash growing!! As well as cards, I love working with boxes and canvases - and I'm always seeking inspiration for new projects.

Saturday, 4 January 2014

Happy New Year - Resolutions!!

Happy New Year one and all! Hope you have had a positive start to the New Year - and that this will continue throughout! My New Year started with a 5K Park Run - in the rain! Was very wet and muddy!! 
I am not a great runner - have always pootled around Race for Life each year - it's never been a passion of mine. However, since I have lost a bit of weight, I have found running (or shuffling faster than a walking pace!) is a great way to keep the weight off. I am not very fast - but at Park Run it's the participation that counts. Check it out - there's sure to be a Park Run local to you!!

On to things crafty, I have made a few resolutions this year. 
1 - I want to try to blog at least once a week. 
2- I am going to try NOT to buy new things unless they are for a commission or a special present that I am making. 
3- And I want to boost my number of blog followers up to the 100 mark. 

The first one is just a matter of me getting on and doing it! The second - sounds great in theory (considering the amount of stash I have) - but we'll see how it goes in practice. I could fall at the first hurdle, as am going to a workshop with Hels Sheridan next Saturday and just know there will be stuff I want!! The third one is more tricky. I am going to have to put some thought into it. I just feel that things have stagnated on my blog - hopefully posting more will be a start. Any suggestions are more than welcome!!  

So, with the first of my resolutions in mind, I have been trawling through all my photos, and have come up with quite a few that I never got round to sharing last year, so am going to start with one of those today.

This one is a Thank You card. I stamped the sentiment onto plain brown card with Perfect Medium, using Do Crafts Papermania Typography THANK YOU stamp. This was then embossed with gold embossing powder. I cut the image out with a Spellbinders Romantic Rectangle Die. I matted this onto a piece of pearl gold card - rounding the corners with my XCut corner punch. I love this card! I get it from my local market - it's a very muted gold - not brassy!! 
The decorative brown circle was cut using Spellbinders Splendid Circle die, mounted onto a gold circle. More matting and layering, a piece of ribbon from my stash, and three flowers (Spellbinders Bitty Blossoms) finished it off.
So, my first post for 2014 is complete!! Hopefully the first of many!!

I would like to enter this into:
Crafty Catz - 'Thank You' challenge.

Moving Along With The Times - Thank You
Cxxx

4 comments:

  1. Love the muted gold. Your card design is fabulous. Great job. Thank you for joining us over at Crafty Catz. Hugs Nina

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  2. Love your card Nina, the roses are lovely. Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week. Claire MAWTT DT.

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  3. Your card is so beautiful! Thank you for joining us at MAWTT

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  4. great thank you card! good luck with the resolutions! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz! Kim x

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