Happy New Year!

Well, can you believe it?  I think this is my fourth year in blogland!  Doesn't time fly?!  I started out just wanting to keep a diary of my antics on the farm, then started this blog to keep my crafting separate as it grew and took on a life of its own, and it's become very important to me.
Now I must apologise as the first thing I'm going to do is show you a card I made for one of the residents just before Christmas, but I've seen the picture and the quality is dreadful.  I'm afraid I didn't notice when I took the picture and now of course, the card is long gone to the recipient.  Anyway, this is the card in question:

Actually, it doesn't look that bad now I've uploaded it.  I saw this on Pinterest and traced it back to Marla Reed's blog and would like to thank her for the inspiration. 
You know when you buy something new from SU! and it automatically becomes your favourite thing ever?  Well that's how I feel about these embossed butterflies at the moment.  You know when you could just sit and play with something for hours?  The butterflies cut beautifully each time and I'm fascinated by the embossing on them.  So I cut 3 butterflies from Calypso Coral cs and Pool Party and stuck them to a piece of white card that I'd already embossed.  Then I die cut 3 matching butterflies out of vellum and gently stuck them on top of the coloured ones.  The soft texture is beautiful, I'm delighted with the result.

So, any crafting new year's resolutions, then?  Here are mine, in no particular order.
1. Lots more scrapbooking and making stuff for me, like smash books etc.  I have a book where I quite often write out new worship songs I've fallen in love with, and I've been decorating the pages.  It's turning into quite a nice anthology, so I'll be adding to that this year.
2. This is the year I'm going to crack 'the masculine card.'  To be honest, there are so many awesome stamp sets in this year's SU! catalogue, there's really  no excuse.
3. I'm going to continue to make cards for the residents at work, but will hopefully be able to make one for staff members this year, too.
4. I have lots of 3D objects lined up that I want to alter.  Watch this space.
5.  If I see a card, and I like it, I am going to make it.  Simple.
6.  Having said all of the above,  I am determined to use up as much dsp as possible, before I buy any more.  I am going to think very carefully about any set of dsp I buy, as I find, at first you think you'll make 2 projects and it'll be gone, but in fact, you end up with it for a year! 
7.  I am going to increase the amount of good sentiment stamps I have, and relation stamps, as it bugs me to use a whole sheet of card in the printer just to print, 'To my grandson' at the top of it.

So I'm very enthusiastic about another year of crafting and blogging, and of course, following along with your awesomely creatively blogs, too. 
Happy New Year, everyone, and may 2013 be everything you'd like it to be, and then some!
Jane x

Comments

  1. Hi Jane..happy New Year to you...a lovely card to start the new year off with.

    Anne

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  2. Oh I love those butterflies too and so understand what you mean about admiring the embossing on them! You are making some very wise crafty resolutions, I think. I'd love to see some pictures of the worship songs book you're creating. Hope you've had a marvellous Christmas and wishing you a very happy New Year!
    (PS can't promise I won't disappear a bit in term time, but unfortunately the book marking fairy is on strike at our house! Am still hoping to craft more than I managed last term though!!)

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  3. Happy new year Jane and what excellent resolutions you're making! I love your card and agree that those butterflies are amazing. Like Victoria I'd love to see your embellished worship song pages - bet they're gorgeous. Vicky x

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  4. Hi Jane. Such a lovely card and the colours are so pretty. Good resolutions, I like the one about the sentiments - I never seem to have the right one for for the right occasion. Your worship song book sounds lovely. What a beautiful keepsake to have. Happy crafting! Michelle x

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  5. Happy new year, Jane. Love the card, there's always something special when a card has a butterfly on it

    Margaret xx

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  6. Hi Jane, Happy New Year hope the job is still going well. Love your card and the design its just gorgeous. hugs Shirleyxxx

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