Hope you all had a good Christmas and now looking forward to the year ahead. I don't usually make any New Year resolutions as I rarely keep them. But this year I have made a few. There are the usual like lose some weight and get fitter. But I also want to challenge myself creatively. It's easy to get stuck in a rut and keep on producing projects that are very similar. There is so much inspiration out there that I tend to be a bit overwhelmed by it all. It's easy to stay in your comfort zone but to grow creatively you need to step out and try new things. I think my main problem is fear of failure. So that's my resolution.... to try things I haven,t tried before. And if the results are awful, no one will see them except me but hopefully I have learnt something along the way.
I noticed on a few blogs that fellow crafter have a review of their favourite projects of the year. In fact that's exactly what we are doing at The Stamp Man Challenge blog at the moment. I am going post my favourite projects as a reminder to myself. And I hope that this time next year I will have improved or at least found my true style.
My review starts in April 2011 when I started my blog.
|Stampers Anonymous Elephants - birthday card for my nephew|
|Crafty Individuals Ikea Mirror|
|Butterflies and Dragonflies - entry for a Stamp Man Challenge|
|Birthday Card for my friend Lin|
|Flying Geese Canvas - in memory of my Mum|
|My favourite Christmas design this year.|
|Night Sky - my project for The Stamp Man DT - love this stamp!!|
|Traditional Christmas - project for Woodware DT|
|The only one of Tim's Tags this year that I attempted.|
That reminds me - another goal for this year is to try all of Tim's Christmas tags - that in itself will be a great learning experience.
Thanks to all of you who have visited my blog last year and left comments. It is awesome to be small part in such a huge virtual crafting world. I look forward in continuing to blog and visit as many other blogs as I can in the coming year. I have found so many of you to be so generous in sharing your work and knowledge - I find inspiration every day.