HAPPY NEW YEAR!! I wish all of you a very Happy, Healthy and Creative 2018!! What are your resolutions for 2018? Do you still make resolutions? I stopped doing them but this year I decided to make a few and you can read about them at the end of my post!
I am so glad to start 2018 with a card for our challenge at Creative with Stamps. This month’s challenge is “Snowflake” so make anything with snowflake images on it, as long as you have stamped somewhere on your card. I made a simple card with a water coloured background and coloured chipboard snowflakes.
I used Prima Marketing Metallic accents gold and bronze colours to create the wash on the background of my card and silver to colour the chip board snow flakes. You can’t see it but the whole card sparkle and shines! I then splattered the background with white acrylic paint. I didn’t plan to use the snow flakes on my card, I actually ordered them to hang as Xmas decorations. But as I didn’t pay attention to the size when I ordered them, I landed up with 70 tiny chipboard snowflakes that didn’t work for my original idea, so they went on my cards. 🙂
I stuck the snowflakes on with double sided tape. The sentiment in French comes from a new stamp I got from Simply Graphic and it means “Happy New Year. Happiness and Prosperity”. They were stamped with Versafine ink on a die cut stitched tag using Sue Wilson rectangle stacked dies. They’re actually the only New Year wish stamps I have. I have to find more for next year, any tips on where to get them?
So my resolutions for this year is:
Be more organised in my crafting. My typical crafting time is housework, pause, craft, pause, do something else, pause, craft, pause, do something else…so I could spend 6h crafting and land up with nothing finished!! This is partly due to the fact my craft table is in the living room so I get distracted. This will soon be resolved as we move in afew days to a new house where I’ll get my own craft room! CAN’T WAIT!!!
Spend more time with my kids. Or rather, as they’re teenagers, force them to spend more time with me! 😉
Get back into sports. Since I started crafting “seriously” I’ve stopped regular sports so I intend to restart my weekly yoga and swimming sessions, but not together! LoL! Although swimming is a form of meditation when you’re doing laps for an hour… Especially as I have a waterproof ipod and I listen to music while I’m swimming.
Well, thanks for stopping by and I would love to hear what your resolutions are for 2018 in the comments. Do hop over to Creative with Stamps and leave my team mates some love for the New Year and I hope to see your wonderful creations in the link up too!
Before I go I want to leave you with my favourite New Year quote:
I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re doing something. Neil Gaiman
All My Love for 2018.
I’m sharing this over at:
Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge – Something new
Happy Little Stampers Watercolour challenge – Without the optional twist of sequins
Paru’s Cardmaking challenge – NEW
AAA Card challenge – Sparkle