Good evening Friends!
I hope you all had a super Christmas and New Year...looking around your blogs it seems you did! I'm not making any apologies for not posting since Christmas Eve...I love Christmas, all the preparation, the decorations and opening the door on Christmas Day to welcome family.
We had a lovely Christmas and as we are both on holiday from work until next week, we have caught up with family and friends, been for long walks(as the weather has been pretty good) and generally had a lovely time. When we are on holiday I make a point of ignoring the craft room as much as possible and to be honest after all the pre-Christmas crafting, I've felt like a break.
I have started the new blog year on a very good note as I have a new follower! Some of you are already familiar with Bibiana and if not, I urge you to visit http://stampingwithbibiana.blogspot.co.uk
Bibiana's blog posts are so beautiful and inspirational and I want to say thank you Bibiana, for deciding to follow me.
Did any of you make any resolutions?? I didn't make any 'resolutions' as such, but I am going to try and keep my craft room more organised (it really had been getting me down!) and to relax a bit more, get less stressed. I can but try!
How about crafty presents? I was very lucky and had a gorgeous selection, including my main present which was a new blue Grand Calibur. I also had Tim Holz's Compendium of Curiosities Vol 3, and the Annie Sloan work book for my chalk paint projects...I had some lovely stamps and the Ranger spinner for my ink blending tools.
I want to share a few photos with you...all the hand-made cards we receive are always given pride of place on the mantelpiece and here is this Christmas' selection of gorgeous creations...some of you will recognise your cards there and I want to thank you so much for them Jackie, Claire, Patti, Amy,Anne, Sam, Maureen and Jan! The large one on the clock was made by one of the ladies from craft class (Maureen). The photos are Holiday cards from some of my cousins in California and friends in Boston.
In my Christmas Eve post I mentioned that Tom makes his card to me:he's so busy at work lately that I make him a little 'kit' and he takes it from there, so I gave him a card blank, some snowflake acetate, some sentiments and a sheet of Tilda toppers for him to choose from....he did the rest, including the die cutting and I think he did a fabulous job, don't you?
Finally I thought I would show you a couple of frosty photos I took a few mornings ago..it's so pretty when you see it up close!
Tom and I have been making something for the craft room today- should be finished tomorrow, can't wait to share it!
That's all for now, it's good to be back! Thank you for stopping by and here's to a happy crafting in 2015!
Love and Hugs,