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Tuesday, 10 January 2017

New beginnings.....Crafting with a purpose - who's with me?

Good morning all

Well I think the New Year has finally sunk in!
I've clung on to it being a holiday as long as I can but I can finally announce

2017 is here (he he)

We've had a busy time over the holidays - lots of people to stay and I even had to give my craft room over to being a bedroom again for a little while, but everyone's gone, the decorations are back in their boxes in the loft and I'm ready to face the year.  

I'm not one to make huge sweeping resolutions but I've given my crafting some thought and have decided to make 2017 the year of crafting with a purpose.  I have boxes of cards that never get sent and really it's much less fun when you don't really have a destination for what you're making 

  • there's going to be  more mixed media - I have a brand new book to fill for a start
  • journaling is the way forward.....
  • I'm going to use and decorate my lovely new craft planner!
  • more mini albums - I have a couple to finish and a couple to start!
  • Scrapbooking  (have you see the great new monthly scrap - 12 months of Crafting with Jen Fisher over at Crafter's Companion? - that's on my list too!!(here's a link if you want to sign up
  • Pictures and picure frames
  • Altered art - a pile of 'stuff' needs to be looked at plaques bought in sales, some jars and boxes...
  • construction
  • and of course lots of cards - but more with something or someone in mind - so much better for the mojo!! - I'm going to use up those ribbons, buttons, papers and charms!!
  • lots of colouring - practice makes perfect.......
It's good to challenge yourself - more motivating
and if it doesn't work out it's only paper and  card and pens and paint
move on and learn from the mistakes you made

I spend far to much time trying to put something wrong right
- I've learned it's so much quicker and easier to start again.....

Crafting with a purpose - maybe we could even start a group....!!

So in honour of new beginnings here are some DT cards for Crafter's Companion-  I made
last year but didn't share them all on my blog
no colouring this time - just dies - but I so enjoyed making these
who doesn't need (or love) a baby card!

All using the Dies and papers from the Little Angel range from Sara's signature collection at 
Crafter's Companion - available HERE

Challenges I'm entering with this card

Crafty Purple Frog - New beginnings
Dream valley challenges - something new 22//1
The ribbon girl - must use ribbon/must be a card
a gem of a challenge - something new
My Time to Craft - something new

I hope I've inspired you into a new crafty year - lets make 2017 a purposeful one!

Judith x


sandra carey said...

Wow Judith these are stunning hun looking or ward to see what you do next hugs S xx

sandra carey said...

Wow Judith these are stunning hun looking or ward to see what you do next hugs S xx

Natalia Smith said...

Gorgeous selection of cards Judith, so adorable and beautiful designs x

Hazel (Didos) said...

Ah they are all super, I adore the little round ones, so sweet. Love the new years creative plans, looking forward to seeing your makes, Love Hazelxx

Amy Crafty Purple Frog said...

Oh my gosh Judith these are an amazing selection of cards! I LOVE them :D
Thank you so much for entering our Crafty Purple Frog challenge and for going in for the DT call. I hadn't realised the link up automatically put the DT bit on the challenge link again but I am glad it did now :D

Huge hugs

Amy x

Pat said...

Beautiful cards Judith, really lovely baby cards, hope you get through your list this year.

Pat xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

I am with you. I sell my cards so always need to make lots. I really want to do more scrapbooking this year though. Gorgeous cards, love the giraffe and ellie x

Donna Mosley said...

These are all so adorable Judith, love them all.

cotnob said...

Adorable cards Judith, I love this collection.
It sounds like you've set yourself quite a challenge - I know what you mean about making things with a purpose, I often end up throwing cards in the bin! Good luck with your list.

Fiki said...

beautiful cards!
hugs, Ŧĭƙĭ

The Scrapbook Lady UK said...

Great cards! Thankyou for thr shout out! Hope lots of people follow the link and sign up for the 12 months of scrapbooking! Jx

Carol S. said...

Love all the images and love the end result. I make my cards to supply a charity care home with them, for the residents to buy. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Chris said...

Your baby cards are fabulous Judith, a lovely selection of beautifully designed and crafted cards that are certain to come in useful! I can totally see where you're coming from with the 'crafting for a purpose' aim ! I,too am planning to get back to scrap booking this year, I've so many wonderful photos and memories that I need to record!

Julieanne..aka pinkjools said...

Gorgeous baby card the cute round ones....Happy new year 2017 to you too.....Joolsx

KraftyKoolKat said...

Four really gorgeous creations Judith.

Pat said...

Hi Judith, It's me back again to thank you for sharing your beautiful array of cards with us at MTTC.

Pat xx

Kat W said...

Wow, what a gorgeous set of new baby cards...I do think it's a lovely occasion to make cards for and you've got loads of cute details on your designs :-)
I very much agree with your suggestion of 'crafting with a purpose' for 2017 and perhaps I should make my own list of things I would like to try in 2017...and then make time to do them! I am excited to see all the lovely things you will be making from your list :-D
Big hugs, Kat xx

Ciska said...

What a good idea Judith! You're right, it's more fun if there is a reason to do it. I'm especially looking forward to your scrapbooking endeavours, as that is what I also did to make my crafty time more meaningful. Good luck :)

Gina said...

WOW! You sure are getting organised...I thought I was the only one with a box full of unused cards lol. Fabulous new collection. Thank you for sharing with us at Dream Valley Challenge :D XXX

Alexander Kretschmann said...

What a lovely Baby Card. I like to invite you to our new challange blog - Do-Al(l) Kreatives.

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