Wednesday, 31 December 2008

Another New Year approaching.....

Where does the time go it seems like yesterday I was walking around with my Eighties perm and listening to Wham on my record player!!! Those were the days when I could daydream about romancing with George Michael and not know he would probably rather romance my husband...
Christmas was a relaxed and rather quiet affair in our house this year, just the four of us and ooodles of fattening choccies and biscuits. My pressies were all lovely and I did find a Scorpal and some lovely stamps in my stocking as well as lots of fab non- crafty gifts as well.

To be honest I haven't done much crafting over the holidays, but I made a few quick cards to keep in my cardbox for January, and I have some DT projects I am working on at the moment, so you will have to pop back some other time to see those.

Sorry the photos are dark but it seems to be night time almost 24 hours a day at the moment - not good for taking photos! These are a few of the quick cards I made using BG Urban Prairie 6x6 papers. This is my favourite BG range at the moment - lovely bright colours - I have even used yellow (I hardly ever use the colour yellow), and I have used up lots of ribbon scraps and some old blooms as well.
January is the time of the year when I have to be strict and put myself on a stash ban - this year it will last at least 2 and maybe even 3 months as I am surrounded by a huge mountain of stuff which is going to waste in my craft room. Also I am going to continue with my mission to use up my scraps of card and paper, I have found the threading water punch very useful for this as I can make thin strips of paper look a bit more appealing on a card.
Well I have to go get ready for a party - well it is New Years Eve ;o)
Sarah x


Dawn said...

Hi Sarah
Love the wonderful cards so fresh and colourful - great to see after all the Xmas stuff!
EEeeh! I know what you mean about stash - I don't think I will EVER be able to use all of mine!
I keep seeing more things I like!!
Anyway have a great party and happy NY!!


Hazel said...

Lovely colours, Sarah. Happy New Year. x

Dawny P said...

Have a fabulous new year Sarah. Lots of love and peace and good wishes xxxxx

Kath said...

fabby cards and Happy New Year..wishing you health and happiness in 2009 and good luck with the stash ban.

Terrie B x said...

`Gorgeous` cards wishes for a `Happy and Healthy New Year` sweet:)~X~

Terrie B x said...

I forgot to say:`Thanks` for your sweet comments Sarah...Your a gem:)
Hope you had a fabulous night my `friend`~X~

Paula said...

Happy New Year Sarah - what a lovely set of bright and cheerful cards to start the new year off with.

CraftyCarol said...

Fabulous cards Sarah the colours are lovely and bright. Happy new year x

Bex said...

Happy New Year Sarah xx
Fab cards - I too love the Urban Prairie papers - so colourful.

Have a great 2009
Love Bex xx