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.

Apron strings challenge 16 prize

What a lovely surprise when a delivery man turned up this morning with a box from the States containing my prize for challenge 16 on Apron strings - you can read about it here.

What a lovely co-ordinating selection of papers and embellishments. Thank you, Apron strings.

BF December ATCs received

Postie's been - I received my ATCs for December from the group on BF - thanks, girls, and thank you again, Ali, for hosting: