Good Morning Blog Friends...and although I have already sent my New Year Wishes to some of you via your blogs, this is my first chance to say a Happy New Year to all of you!
I hope you all had wonderful Christmas festivities and wish you all health, happiness and lots of crafty fun in 2013.
We had a lovely Christmas, but apart from my Sunday Stampers project for last week, my craft room has been quite a desolate place! I have a 2 week break from work and then go back to a very busy January, so I had so many craft plans for the post Christmas period...I was going to get so much done between 27th December and 6th January....what I hadn't factored in, is that this year, Tom is also off work for 2 weeks and he doesn't have any winter hobbies that can keep him occupied! So between visiting people, being visited and going for walks in Bath and various other places, clearing our box (storage) room and putting up new bookshelves, this is the only other card I have made - and this one only because it's a commission that had to be delivered today!
Before Christmas I also had one crafting disaster...my Grand Calibur is poorly! All of a sudden I heard a pop and the handle came loose - also there is something rattling around inside. It is fortunately still working and I have contacted Spellbinders who are usually very good at getting problems sorted..oh dear!
I came into my craft room New Year's Eve to make this card and sighed...oh dear, it really does need a de-clutter and tidy, I can't find anything!!!!
Sorry about the colours in this photo...darn the winter and lighting and trying to rush a photo!
This isn't my usual or favourite style of card, but it was a specific request for a panda... the card is being made for a lady who works with Tom, I have made panda cards for her before and she is also a customer, so I knew I had exhausted the panda stamps I have from my House Mouse and Friends sets!
I found this digi-stamp set at The Paper Shelter, but as it's a large card I decided to use the pre-coloured image instead of colouring myself. The flourishes and flowers are all Spellbinders dies.
One thing I have had the chance to do is use my best best best Christmas present...the Melt Pot. I am going to bore you all silly with this new toy, but it really is amazing! Look - I made these buttons! It is so easy and I can make buttons and embellishments to match my designs!
Well I said Tom also has 2 weeks off, but he did have to go into the office today..so that gives me some time to get my mojo working again, so I am now going to try and get started!
Thank you all for stopping by and leaving comments and for your friendship, encouragement and crafty tips during 2012, here's to the next stage of all our crafting journeys...happy crafting in 2013!
Hugs, Carole X