Thursday, 31 December 2009

New year resolution (another one!)

I've already mentioned two craft related new year resolutions. However, this one doesn't relate to craft, but I enjoyed doing some crafting in preparation for it.

There are quite a few jobs that I've often had on a list and never seem to get round to doing - sorting out photos on the computer, memory sticks, etc, putting photos on to digital photo frames (I bought two large ones ages ago, thinking that it would give John a better chance of seeing some photos, but have never set them up). There are lots of other things like this that need doing, as well as drawers to be sorted, etc, so I've used an empty tissue box:

and am going to put lots of jobs on bits of paper and every now and then (this ought to be a regular occurrence, but I don't think I can be that good!) I'll put my hand in and take out one of the pieces of paper and get on with that job.

So I covered the box with K & Co Urban Rhapsody papers, a few blooms etc and a bit of inking and distressing:

There are quite a few challenges around atm to do with new year (what a surprise!) as well as some colour ones that are covered by this little project, so I'm linking for these:

Corrosive 44: 'new years resolutions'
Stampin' sisters in Christ 19: 'new year card or project'
Dancing in Pajamas TCP challenge: 'something new'
Paperplay 46: 'new beginnings'
Rainbow lady 84: 'new'
Daring cardmakers: 'new beginnings'
Paper cutz 22: 'new year'
One powerful hour: 'resolutions'
Created by hand: 'out with the old'
No time to stamp 120: 'new things'
The play date cafe 10: 'turquoise, brown, dusty pink'
ColourQ 13: 'melon mambo, pretty in pink, tempting turquoise, chocolate chip + white (my second entry for this)
Paperminutes 94: 'colour explosion'
365 cards day 149: 'sponging' (with chalk ink)
Little red wagon 9: flowers
Pals paper arts 23: 'anything but a card'
Allsorts 32: 'anything but a card'
My time to craft 72: 'anything goes'

I also came across the Crafting pot 'five things' challenge, asking for 'five layers' - my flowers fit this.


  1. Hazel Happy New Year to you and John.....x
    Your box of "jobs" is a fantastic idea - very motivational.

  2. Way to make those challenge happen and what a great way to alter something we use everyday...well, at least I do with my allergies! haha

    Looking forward to seeing all you have to create in 2010!

  3. Beautiful box :) And a fabulous Idea :) Hmmmm, may have to have a think for me box would be jam packed lol

  4. what a gorgeous looking box Hazel and what a fab idea.

    wishing you and John a very happy and much healthier New Year xx

  5. Hazel, what a delightful project! That's the prettiest tissue box I've ever seen and I know you'll enjoy your handiwork.

  6. What fab idea. I reckon this is something I should give a try - although I would probably not put my hand in to pick a job out!!

    Happy new Year.


  7. Brilliant idea Hazel. Put a few treats for yourself in amongst the jobs you need to do, that will make it more fun.

    Happy New Year to you and John.

  8. Wow what a beauty and a good idea to boot. Even if you don't get to any of the "Projects" it sure will look pretty on your desk or wherever.

  9. wowee what a lot of challenges you have covered here with this gorgeous creation Hazel. I love it. Wishing you and yours a very Happy New Year and thanks for your support last year. Love Cynthia x

  10. Beautiful Hazel! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon!Happy New Year!

  11. Wow Hazel is that a record for linking to the most challenges?

    Happy New Year to you both,

    Cazzy x

  12. What a neat idea, Hazel! This may be one way for me to get some things done and organized, too! The box that you prepared is beautiful! Thanks for playing @ PPA!

  13. Oh that's such a pretty box and a fab idea. I hope that you get some of those jobs sorted.

    Happy New Year to you and John, Hazel. I hope that this year is better for you both xx

  14. This is a great idea!! Thanks for playing along at the play date cafe

  15. Great idea Hazel!
    Be sure and put some nice chores in that box too, like sit down and have a cuppa or read a magazine, or you'll not want to dip your hand in too often!
    Have a great New Year

  16. Beautiful box. Good luck...hope it's empty by the end of the new year. Hugs, Gez.xx

  17. It turned out beautiful Hazel!
    Love it!
    Dee - LRW DT

  18. What a beautifully decorated tissue box! Thank you for playing along with The Play Date Cafe color challenge!

  19. Happy New Year Hazel. What a fantastic idea for getting your jobs done. Your box can't help but grab your attention.

  20. what a great project, oh so pretty, thanks for joining us at the Play Date Cafe. Sandi

  21. I love your "To Do" box - what a great project. Hope it works lol. Thanks for joining in with Daring Cardmakers.

    Lynda xxx

  22. What a great idea and it looks fab too!

  23. what a great tissue box and so appropriate at that the moment happy new year hugs x

  24. What a great idea, that is the prettiest tissue box I've ever seen. Thanks for participating in the SSCC this week, have a great new year!

  25. Such a cool idea! I love your use of flowers!

  26. Great idea, Hazel! Love the colors and papers you used! Thanks for sharing!

  27. Very clever idea Hazel. Your box is beautiful, too. Thanks for all the challenge links.


  28. What a great idea! I fear I may need more than one kleenex box - LOL! Cheers!

  29. Lovely project. Thanks for joining us at Corrosive Challenge this week.

  30. this is such a super creative fun idea.. :) love it!! thanks for playing with us at the Cafe..

    ~visit my blog for the new Freebie Digital Stamp Wed

  31. Great idea -- and executed to perfection. Good luck with your NY resolutions!

  32. What a good idea, Hazel. I so need one of those boxes!!!! I hope it works for you!

    Thanks for joining us on PaperPlay again.

    Julie :o)

  33. New queen of challenges here!! Wow! I love your idea for the box. I would love making it but I think that it may stay empty. HA!

    Thanks for playing along with us at SSCC.

  34. I love this idea Hazel and what a pretty box. But maybe you should also put some nice things to do in there like......invite a freind out for coffee, or treat yourself to a craft magazine.x

  35. what a great idea! i am going to make one of those! it looks great!

  36. Super job!! Thanks for playing along with us for TCPTUES90 - and Happy 2010 to you!

  37. Colorful project 0 so glad you played @PPA!

  38. Awesome project Hazel - you're so crafty!!!

  39. Wow what a lot of challenges!
    Many thanks for joining in our challenge at My Time to Craft this week!
    Happy New Year!

  40. What a great project! So glad you could play along with us this week at The Cafe'!


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