Hey everyone, happy new year to you! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas, where on earth did the holidays go?
I didn’t get much crafting done (best laid plans and all that …) but I did do a few jobs that I’d been putting off and caught up with some friends which was nice. I think it’s good sometimes to just do nothing although the days seem to go even quicker when you have no purpose
Jess started her new job so she was home which was an unexpected bonus, but both her and Joe have their own agendas now and it takes a bit of getting used to not having to think about what they want to do before making plans!! It’s the first Christmas for ages that everyone has been fit and well, there’s usually some lurgy going around just in time for the festive season!
They have a smashing giveaway at the moment so do pop over there if you’d like to win these lovely brass charms. They are some of the new goodies which they are stocking, brand new for 2014!
There’s a little banner too for you to put on your own blogs;
Time for the first challenge of the New Year over at Papertake Weekly
It’s the beginning of the month so it’s Anything Goes and the optional extra theme is to ‘celebrate something new’
I’m celebrating the brand new stamps from Lili of the Valley which go on sale next Monday, everyone loves James the Bear and this one is called James – Daisy
I made a bit of a mess of the colouring to be honest, he looked ok and then I couldn’t leave well alone and decided to add some prismacolour pencils and sansodor. All the bloomin ink smudged so I used copious amounts of stickles in a very bad cover up job lol – he’s seriously sparkly!!
Here’s everything I used;
Grunge swirls (the dots around the image)
K & Co papers
German glass glitter
EK Success retro flower punch
Tim Holtz idealology brads and film strip
Doily from stash
The gorgeous butterflies came all the way from Holland with my lovely friend Gretha, they are fab!
Some of you who visit my blog regularly will remember me deliberating over wether to throw away the teensiest scrap of lace a while ago – you all said NO, don’t do it!! ...so I kept it. You can’t see very well on the picture but it’s tucked in front of the film strip behind the paper flowers!!
It’s Tuesday so I’m off to see my friend next door now for a sneaky glass of wine!
I hope you all enjoy your evening whatever you’re doing