Saturday, 5 January 2013

Happy New Year!!

Firstly I want to wish everyone a very Happy New Year!

One of my New years resolutions is to post on my blog more often!! - I know what you are thinking this will be an impossibility!! well I am going to try!!

I have set myself a few challenges this year:

1. Is to keep up to date with my monthly challenge with Mum - we did 2 A4 scrap pages a month - I did finish last years (only just before the end of last year!) and I will post the pictures to show what we did, and will be sharing what we do this year.  It is still going to be A4 size, one page will be a digital page (we both use Craft Artist 2 which we are still learning and don't know how to use to its full potential but we both love it!  it is so quick and easy to use!) and the other will be a normal paper scrap page - we are using our existing stash as we both have so much (well I have to much!) and hope that we will push ourselves to learn new techniques or use papers we wouldn't normally use.

2. I am going to do a 12x12 page every month to create 2013 in a year album

3. I am going to try and craft more often - last year my husband got fed up of me taking more and more of the dining room (which is also linked to my living room) it was always messy so let me take the space of his old shed - I had a fantastic new craft room built (I will do a blog post on this with pictures at some point BUT PLEASE DON'T GET JEALOUS!!!!) Anyway I didn't do as much crafting as I would have liked so I now have full internet access, my own telly with dvd player, a portable doorbell and a walkie talkie to keep in touch with the family when I am down the garden so I don't have any excuse as to why I should not craft!! (my family may not see me but hey I'll be happy! LOL)

4. I am going to do the scrap365 blogspot monthly Sketch challenge as an 8x8  - I have decided that I will be doing this on craft artist 2 as this can be done in the house and they don't tend to take to long to do 

Anyway I have typed so much and you are probably getting bored with me now so here is my first picture of the new year - it is the January sketch for scrap365 blog ( )

My youngest was 7 yesterday (well it is now the early hours of Sunday morning) and he had his first ever birthday party (I know we are bad parents - but loads of screaming kids in your house making a mess just put us right off!!) 

Anyway we decided to have a bowling party - they do everything and we just turn up and don't have any mess to clear up afterwards!! so used some of the pics for this! 

Anyway I hope you like it! I think I have written a long essay today but PROMISE they won't all be this long and will be many more to come this year!!!

Have a crafty time whatever your up to this week!!


  1. Happy New Year to you and your family Rachel. I was getting worried; you'd been gone so long I thought they'd locked you up down at the bottom of the garden! Glad you finished the layouts with your mom last year and I look forward to seeing more this year too. Looks like you had a good time bowling too.

  2. Thanks Neil - Happy New Year to you and yours! - I think they have thought about locking me in several times!! fortunately they have let me back in the house!!

  3. Thank you for taking part, what a fabulous LO:)

  4. Great page - love the way you interpreted the sketch. TFS