Good morning everyone! I hope you all enjoyed the start of 2015. As always at this time of year we start thinking about new year resolutions, our plans, hopes, dreams etc.
I have made a few plans regarding my personal life which I won't bore you with here lol, but I have also made a couple of crafting resolutions.
I decided that I really must try to leave comments at blogs more frequently. I started not too badly last year. but the pressures of work etc got on top of me by the end of 2014 and I let it slip away from me. So my aim is to try and keep it going better this year.
I also aim to plan my time a little better regarding DT work etc so that I can keep ahead of my makes rather than rushing at the last minute.
Last year I planned to finally be brave enough to colour with Distress Inks and I achieved that and am continuing to practice with them and feel that I'm really getting the hang of them now. So for 2015 my plan is to get better at pencils...whether I actually can fulfill this one will depend on time.
Lastly after reviewing my year I think I may need to re-structure. I'd like to work with some different stamp companies etc, and I have received a lot of offers in the past that I've had to turn down. Even taking up GDTs sometimes needs a serious look at the diary and a lot of planning and rearranging. This is mostly due to work, I work full time and I have around 3 - 4 hours travelling a day to get there and back. So I cram as much into my free time as possible, but I only have so much to go around. This means that if I want to try new things I often end up giving up sleep, unfortunately this doesn't help at all when coping with stressful situations, so I've decided that I need to stop doing that lol.
In effect what it means is that I may have a re-shuffle later in the year where I take on new DT roles and drop others to make way, which I hate doing cos I love all my DTs, but unfortunately without winning the lottery and giving up work (not an option without as I need to pay my bills), its the only way I can expand my horizons and grow as a crafter.
Anyway, those are my admittedly very sketchy, crafty new year's resolutions. I'd love it if you would share some of your own with me.
Now to start someone's crafty New Year off with a bang, my Butterflies and Bling Candy is due to be drawn. There were only a few of you who entered, I wasn't very active in the last couple of weeks so people may have missed it, or may not many people like these? Anyway I'll be having another Candy giveaway with some stamps, which I'll put up tomorrow, but for now I'm using Mr Random to draw my winner and he has chosen
That's you KT Fit Kity!
If you send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with your snail mail, I can get them in the post to you by next week.
Congratulations to my winner, and for those who didn't win, I will be having another giveaway tomorrow and I'm going to open that up to blog follower and my Facebook Page followers.
Hope you all enjoy your new year and thank you so much for following me! :) xx