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Friday, 2 January 2015

New Year Crafting Resolutions and Candy Winner

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

Number 8!

That's you KT Fit Kity!

If you send me an email at 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


  1. Big Congrats to Kitty! Enjoy your prize!
    Happy New Year Linda!

  2. Congratulations to the winner!!

  3. Congratulations to Kitty and hope you had a wonderful Christmas Linda and wishing you and your family a Happy New Year
    Hugs Dianne xx :)

  4. Congrats to the winner and thanks for the chance to win. I posted my crafting resolutions a couple of days ago on my blog, hope we xan stick to them. Happy new year x

  5. I wish you all the best Linda in 2015 and hopefully all your plans will be fulfilled. How can they not to? You are so 'aim-directed'!!


  6. OMGoodness, OMGoodness, I am so excited to be your winner!!!!! Thank you very much! I love your butterflies and bling! So happy - thank you! I will email you right away! I really like your crafty resolutions for 2015. With your work and travel time, you do an amazing job to do what you do! It`s good to set some goals for the year and I know you`ll achieve them!

  7. oh I need to organise more too happy new year

  8. Congratulations to Kitty and thanks for another chance to win some beautiful goodies.
    I am going to try, like you, to stay ahead of the game when it comes to my DT commitments and try to use up a lot of my accumulated stash rather than purchasing more - that's the plan anyway :)

  9. happy new year to you too! I understand completely about the time management - although I love my DT work, I'm now just on one at the moment, as I also need to make card orders for people, alongside other cards we need - not to mention crochet orders which take time! And there's only so many hours in a day when you work and have family! And yes, a lottery win would be nice lol!
    Kim x

  10. Happy New year to you! I can relate on re-structuring your ideas and goals, I had the same thing in mind for this year. To try new things, really challenge myself so I can grow as a Crafter. I enjoyed reading your Crafty Resolutions.
    Deborah xxx

  11. Congrats KT Kitty xx hugs
    Happy New Year and my resolution is to use up stash! lol
    Sandie x

  12. Congrats to my Dear Friend Kitty!
    Wishing You A Very Happy, Healthy, Creative & Prosperous New Year filled with joy and the goal you set for this year! I know you will achieve them!

  13. Congratulations to the lucky winner of your gorgeous candy! That's a great set of resolutions, good luck with them :) My main resolution is to try all the projects and techniques that I always say I'll try but never do!


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