Happy New Year one and all!

By | January 1, 2015

2015 has arrived!

Do you make New Year’s Resolutions? I must admit, I don’t make any ‘formal’ resolutions as I rarely even remember what they were come March!

I am going to try and look after myself a little bit more, drink a bit more water, exercise a little but no ridiculous resolutions that I know I wont keep up with.

I’m also going to try and keep up with my blog a bit more, as I have been a little Missing in Action over the Christmas break.  It has been a lovely family time but I must admit, I will be glad to take the decorations down and get a sense of normality back to the house.  How about you?

Are you ready to embrace 2015 or are you still wistful for 2014?  I guess sometimes it’s hard to move forward without looking back so here are a few of my favourite creations from the past year, thanks to Liz Bailey my surrogate downline – for the idea.  Some have appeared on my blog before and others haven’t as I only started this blog half way through the year.  Many of the products used will be retired as our new annual catalogue came out in July 2014, but the stamps could be substituted with current product.

Stampin' Up Morning Meadow with Stretch Ruffle Trim, Smoky Slate ands Strawberry Slush2-001

You can read more about the card in this post here.


Stampin' Up Happy Watercolour Flourish-001

I loved the delicate colours used in this one, in fact I was delighted with the All is Calm suite came out for Christmas this year, as it reminded me of the colours used in this card. You can read more about it here.

Stampin' Up Babywipe technique a happy hooray-001

This was a card made using the Babywipe Technique in one of my Technique classes, I was very pleased with how it turned out.  I just love the fresh bright colour combination. Read about it here.

Stampin' Up En Francais peephole-001

This is another of my favourite cards made before my blog was born. The stamps are all retired though the punches, colours and accessories are still current. I was inspired by a non-SU card I found on the internet, though do not know the original creator.

Stampin Up Ink Marbling Technique August 2014-001

I loved this one, from the colour combination to the sheer fact of getting messy making it!! It was fun and the possibilities are endless depending on the colours you use. You can read about this one here.

Stampin' Up Peppa Pig Punch Art Children's Birthday Card-001

I also loved this Punch Art card I made for my little girl’s second birthday.  This is Peppa Pig – a cartoon character very popular in our house!


Stampin' Up Kinda Eclectic Sympathy-001

Though I obviously didn’t like the circumstances surrounding the make of this card, I was pleased with how it turned out. This one didn’t feature on my blog, but uses Kinda Eclectic with Blackberry Bliss and Mossy Meadow – I also coloured in the button with the darkest Old Olive Blendabilities marker.

Stampin' Up Holiday Home Lantern-001

One of my favourite Christmas makes this year was this little lantern. I was particularly pleased with it as 3D items are not my strong point and it did take a little bit of head scratching to get the measurements to work.  It was part of a collection of items we made during my Christmas Crafternoon.  You can read more details about it and see the other projects here.

I could include a few more but don’t want the post to be too picture heavy.

While we’re looking back,  bear in mind that our Autumn Winter supplement ends on Janaury 5th so if there is anything you would like from it, don’t forget to order before then.  Our brand new Spring/Summer catalogue launches on Janaury 6th together with our fabulous Sale-a-bration promotion where every £45 purchase earns you a FREE product from our exclusive Sale-a-bration catalogue.  This is a cumulative offer, so order £90 and you can get 2 products, £135 and you can get 3 etc.  The FREE products are amazing – watch this space for some sneak peaks!!

Hope you are finding some time in the midst of all the madness to get some me-time and do something creative.

Until next time, happy crafting.


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