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Back Into 2015

Here we all are, eight days into 2015. How was it for you? Christmas, New Year, Winter Festivities, Holidays, the whole fandango that has now flown by, only to resurface in 357 days, less shopping days which makes it about a week free of worrying about gifts, glee and gluttony.

Back to Craft


I digress, for I am a craft blogger who last posted on 5th September, last year. I have my reasons for being more offline than on, not least the fact I've been making cards for family & friends, knitting, starting my #2015YearofCrochet and generally being a human being. I am facing up to two major surgeries in a month or so's time. So forgive me, please, for my lack of  blog focus.

Anyway, without further ado, here are the cards I've made recently. I won't be writing about them except to say they mark the pinnacle of my #2014YearofStamping. I am proud of my achievements even if they are not as high end as many craft bloggers are able to produce day in, day out. I salute you, dear crafty pals!


Unless stated otherwise, I've used Little Claire Designs stamps.

Special Birthdays


I am now in my nth decade in which n = three score. It follows that I have friends with whom I share this achievement. One was a boyfriend and the other is my former husband. Yes, I still make cards for them. It's called Being Civilised.










I love this owl stamp.












My second son celebrated his birthday, way back in mid-November.












One of my husband's grandsons was eighteen on the penultimate day of the year.


main stamped image by Art Stamps










And it was Christmas


I made just five cards. I was in and out of hospital and could only challenge myself to make the cards that really, really mattered. I do not feel proud of not making one for everyone but that is how it was. Must do better in 357 days, less a period of cardmaking concentration, which makes it about two weeks Crimbo craft free weeks.





spot the difference (it's in the words)



1, 2, 3, 4 ... where is Christmas 2014 card #5? 


It is in the next post, that's where. Oh yes it is ... mm, even the pantomime season will soon be over, leaving ... and that's too much Christmas maths for one day.