Saturday, 2 January 2010

happy new 2010

Happy NY everyone! Didya'll have a good time? We were very busy at work and there were quite a few newborns that night. Barely even got chance to wish each other happy NY, ah well!

My DH raised an interesting question - if we've had the eighties, nineties and noughties - what will this decade be called? DS2 thinks it'll be known as the tenties, LOL.

Hope you don't mind, but I've still got a couple of xmas cards to share - sorry!
I had a play with some acetate and white-Staz-On. The front of this card is acetate, and the snowflake background stamp is by Hero - LOVE this stamp. I really wanted it last year but put off buying it. But I still loved it this year so treated myself. Sometimes you just have to, dontcha? 'wink'. Like I don't treat myself all the time, hee!

And here's a few more I made, while the Staz-On was out. Oh, this is handy to know - if you make a mess of stamping on the acetate, you can clean off the Staz-on ink using alcohol hand rub, Ranger blending solution or surgical spirits.

This is the xmas card I sent to DH. I photographed it before I added a cute metal eyelet 'happy christmas' (by making memories). Love Tilda and Edwin, just so cute.
I've just been admiring this gorgeous card using the same image, here. Elaine has teamed it up with a great background - unfortunately though, it's sold out, I really hope she gets more in!

I'm not making any resolutions for the new year - well not officially, anyway. That way there's less guilt when I (inevitably) break them. But all the usual ideas are there - eat less, swear less, be more assertive, clean more - ha (that one is really a non-starter - the dining table is still covered in craft stuff as we speak...)

I'll leave you with two thoughts on resolutions for the new year. TTFN!

Aisha Elderwyn
Every new year people make resolutions to change aspects of themselves they believe are negative. A majority of people revert back to how they were before and feel like failures. This year I challenge you to a new resolution. I challenge you to just be yourself.

Sydney Smith
Resolve to make at least one person happy every day, and then in ten years you may have made three thousand, six hundred and fifty persons happy, or brightened a small town by your contribution to the fund of general enjoyment.


  1. Ooh now there's food for thought! I promise to be just a messy when crafting as I was in 2009 LOL!
    Gorgeous Christmas cards - I've still got a couple to share on my Blog ;D Well worth treating yourself to the Hero Arts stamp, it looks fab!
    Glad to see you like True Blood too - bit to risqué for the kiddies tho LOL!

  2. Oh I love your beautiful cards!
    Such wonderful designs and gorgeous colours and details!
    Wishing you a very happy new year!
    kim x

  3. Happy New Year Alison! I love the acetate cards they are gorgeous!
    Ooh and Eric! Such and improvement with the short hair, can't wait for the new series on FX next month.

  4. Happy New Year!

    These cards are lovely Alison, love the acetate and White Staz On snowflake cards and that Magnolia card is just amazing :)

    Thanks for sharing.

    Alex x


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