- Use up my accumulated stash. I have way too much stash and yes I have given lots away, to the Guides/Brownies/Rainbows, other children's groups & to friends children. I still have way too much.
- Only buy essential items without which I couldn't otherwise craft. My plan is to only buy sticky stuff, blank cards/envelopes & colouring card when I need them. Truly there is no need for anything else.
- Learn to make one layer cards. With so many people worrying about postage costs for dimensional cards, being able to make pretty one layer cards will be a big plus for me. I will be inspired in this quest by Susan from Simplicity. I've been a long term stalker of Susan's blog, her cards blow me away!
- Comment more on the blogs/posts that inspire me. Difficult because life gets in the way but I know how much comments mean to me & I like to feel I'm sending a little bit of happy someone else's way.
Friday, 9 January 2015
2015 Crafty Resolutions
I've already started work on #3. I made the following card for the One-Layer Simplicity Challenge of opposites. For me it was a very tough one to start the year with. I struggled thinking of my own but loved the colour combo Ardyth used. It made me smile. So I too used the opposite colours of blue & orange along with big & small text.
That's all the opposites I could muster up. I am usually quite a harsh critic of my own work and can see a couple of things I wish I'd done differently. Lighter masking for one. However being realistic, for a first one layer card, it's not bad. Hopefully I can learn & improve over the coming year so please do give any feedback or constructive criticism.
I plan to write a monthly update post on what I've managed to use up & any purchases. I know there will be one or two of you keeping an eye on me!