Sunday, 8 January 2012

Happy New Year

I've been having a bit of a blogging break over Christmas - I was in two minds to give up and delete my blog. I'm sure you've all had times when you think 'I haven't got time for this', especially when you have other hobbies you like to spend time on.  I was really questioning whether the time I usually take trying to get a decent photo of my card, uploading to blogger and then fitting in a visit to other bloggers who have been kind enough to leave a comment was really worth it.  Anyway, after nearly pressing the delete button a couple of times (it's the Libran in me) I decided against it.  

I really do enjoy trying to take part in various card challenges and having a lovely bunch of people dropping by regularly to leave a lovely comment so I decided I would miss it too much and here I still am.

Anyway, after all that waffle I hope you are all well and had a really smashing Christmas and you're now rearing to go with some new creations.

Talking about new - I've actually done the opposite and dug out a very old stamp for my first card for this year.  The very lovely Miss Anya has been tucked away in the dark for too long so I decided to use her for my niece's birthday card.  

I cased an idea of Kerry's for the background.  I used a background paper from this free download kit and cut out the flowers and stuck them onto the base card.

Miss Anya has been coloured with Promarkers and mounted onto black card.  The ribbon is from American Crafts and matches perfectly.

The sentiment is from pinkpetticoat who incidentally, have a sale on at the moment so if you've had your eye on any of Liz's products, take a trip over there to grab a bargain.

Well that's it. I hope you like my first card for 2012 and thanks for any comment you may leave - it's very much appreciated.



Julie said...

Happy New Year Sue, your card is lovely and I for one am very glad you didn't delete your blog. I don't have much to show these days but I still love visiting everyone else.

Elaine Stark said...

Happy New Year. I'm so glad you didn't press the delete button, I would miss my visits. I often don't have a lot of time either, but it is lovely to visit others when I can. Your card is lovely, it's nice to dig out old stamps. Elaine

Eskimo Frosting said...

Stunning card. i am sure your niece will love it.

I am so glad that you didnt delete your blog.


Linny said...

Please dont go, I would so miss your beautiful creations. hugs Linda x

Kathleen said...

Happy New Year Sue, nice to see you back and with such a sweet card, everything gells so well and it is a super card for your welcome return.
I take and leave it at times there is life besides blogging but I feel sure that I would never delete it.

Kath x

Suze Bain said...

Hi Sue, I did very little blogging or crafting over the festive season and I have to say it was nice to have a break - it could quite easily take over your life if you let it! Lovely card - super colouring. xx

debby4000 said...

Love your gorgeous cute card Sue. So glad you didn't delete your blog.

Jackie said...

Great minds think alike! I was the same after recovering from a nasty cough and cold over Christmas and the New year. Did I want to start up again? In the end I decided I would miss you all too much.
Gorgeous card, reminds me that Spring really is just around the corner :o)
Jackie xx

Aileen said...

Hi Sue, I'm a Libran too and frequently argue myself round in circles! Glad you decided to give the delete button a miss.

Love the fresh look to your card, a breath of fresh air after the festive and such a sweet image.

Happy New Year to you and yours. x

Paper Pixie Handmade Cards said...

Happy New Year Sue, so glad you didnt press delete but I know what you mean, I often wonder if I dont visit people enough but I suppose we can only fit in what we can, love your card too k x

Katina said...

Hi Sue, I'm so glad you didn't delete your blog as I would miss you! I have nearly done it myself several times but, like you, decided I'd miss it if I did.

Your card is beautiful - just like everything else you make!

Sonia said...

Sue love your cards, always visit your blog but don't always leave a comment. I know what you mean about deleting your blog, i having been feeling the same must be a Libran thing lol as i to am a libran.
Glad you decided to say.
Hugs Sonia xx