Friday, 2 January 2009

New Year Resolutions for 2009

For those of you who have been visiting my blog for a while, you may remember that last year my New Years resolution was to make two Christmas cards a week and that would have worked out fine if I was just making cards for the kids to give their school friends as usual. However what I forgot to take into account was that, as Peej is now self employed and not the IT Director for a large company any more, we did not need to order 100s of Christmas cards and therefore do not need to get any specially printed with our signatures already in.

This was fine for Peej as he just went out and bought a couple of packs of charity cards to give out to his family and friends. I just couldn't bring myself to do that - it's like being a vegetarian and eating a meat dish because it's there and already cooked rather than go and make a meal yourself. You know you could but it goes against everything. So I still ended up with the mad rush of making loads of Christmas cards on the run up to Christmas and I did end up running out of time and so a few people didn't get cards that I would have liked to have sent cards to.
Sorry if you are one of those people.

This year I am aiming to make one Christmas card a day. This is not set in stone and I am not going to beat myself up if I miss a day or two but hopefully it will encourage me to craft every day and get a good stock of Christmas cards built up in the process.

So this is my first Christmas card of 2009 and, between me and you, it almost didn't get made. I suddenly realised at 8pm yesterday that I hadn't made one and was going to break my N.Y.R. on day one. So I quickly whipped this up.
Stamp: Penny Black
Coloured with: Twinkling H2Os
Papers: Cricut
Equipment: Cuttlebug ~ Nestibilities ~ Die cut sliders
Embellishments ~ green ribbon ~ Peel Off Stickers

This second card I made today. It's another quick one, if you don't include the time spent colouring. The gorgeous snowman stamp is one my Dad and Liz bought me for Christmas. The rectangle Nesties my Mum gave me and the Distress Inks I coloured the image with were a Christmas present from Peej. If the papers had been a Chrissy pressy too it would have been made entirely from presents - how cool is that?!Stamp: Rachelle Anne Miller
Coloured with: Distress Ink
Paper: Daisy Bucket Designs
Equipment: Cuttlebug ~ Nestibilities
Embellishments/sentiment: Free with magazine


Leanne said...

Firstly, Happy New Year!!

Love your cards, and that is a great idea to do them one a day - I think that is something that I should try to do!

Can't wait to see them all!

Leanne :o)

Hunnybunnycards said...

Hi Fiona, lovely cards and good luck, I made a similar resolution last year but somehow....... well fell by the wayside, LOL.


Dee said...

Hi Fe.... good start, I didn't make any resolutions but had promised myself that I too would make a Chrissy card a day. So far I've par made one and got two images painted and ready to go!! i suppose it is a start LOL

Do I detect the Nesties slide die that I also bought you for Xmas, on one of your cards?

Love em all by the way... and love you too. :-)

mum XXXX

Deanne said...

gorgeous chrimbo cards fe x

Deborah said...

Adorable card Fe! I think the snowmen are going to be melting soon! I personaly am so over Christmas cards! Bless your heart for buliding up your stash! How about some spring flowers? LOL! Hugs, Deb