Thursday, 31 December 2015

Thank you and Goodbye 2015...Here's to a crafty 2016!

I can't quite believe this is my last post of 2015. Where has the time gone, and more to the point, how did I manage to keep card making AND blogging for nearly a year??

I've been thinking about what an amazing year it has been and just how much I have managed to do and learn along the way. When I first went into the new Hobbycraft shop that had opened in the retail park at the edge of town (it is walkable!) in October 2014, I had no idea that 18 months later I would be well and truly addicted to card making, have a growing craft stash and have made a lot of lovely crafty friends.

I wanted to take a few minutes to say thanks for all of your support. I wouldn't have kept going without it. All of your wonderful comments and your blogs and videos (those of you who have them!), inspire me to try new things and carry on crafting. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. You make it all worthwhile!

Now, the reason I have no card to share is because earlier on in the week my craft desk disappeared.

Until Tuesday, my craft space looked like this:


Yes, those are all the cards I've received this year. How amazing and nice are you all??

And on Tuesday my craft desk disappeared..... OK, it went over to my sister's new place as it was actually a kitchen table and she is in need of furniture. So, as of Hogmanay, my craft space looks like this:


I have another desk which I will replace it with, and I hope to be up and running with a newly organised craft space early in the new year. I promise to have a card to share!

Until then, have a very very Happy Hogmanay (New Year's Eve) and a wonderful New Year's Day! Here is to a very crafty 2016!


LaurieC said...

Oh, Ruth!! I am so happy to have met you on Instagram!! You are such an amazing supporter to so many!! I wish you only the best in 2016 and look forward to many more posts here and on IG. I'm so excited to see your new craft desk!! And may I add, totally jealous you live within walking distance of a craft store!!!! Happy New Year!!! Hugs!

Karen Mead said...

Happy New Year Ruth and I wish you great things for 2016! I can't wait to see more of your lovely cards - hugs xx

Unknown said...

Happy new year Ruth! I am so glad that we have crossed paths, you seem like such a lovely lady and I always look forward to reading your posts and comments! I'm looking forward to chatting and getting to know you more in 2016! :) keep up the good work :) x

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Poor you, with no craft desk, but what a wonderful sister you are to actually give it up and put her needs first! I thank you for your friendship throughout the past year and look forward to it continuing to grow throughout this new year too! Thank you for the inspiration during 2015 and I can't wait to see what you come up with this year! Have a great 2016! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Stephanie said...

I'm sure your former desk is happy in its new home. I look forward to seeing your new craft space and all the cards you will create in the new year. Love your blog, it rocks!

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Oh, that is a sad looking craft space now :( - you gotta get yourself some table, girl! Great, to display all the cards on the wall!
As for your question on the honeycomb balloon - just treat yourself to some honeycomb paper - Michaels sells it and watch on youtube in which direction to cut the paper. Glue it near the center fold of your card and that's it. Sooo easy.
Happy New Year to you Ruth!

Missy Pink said...

Aw that's a shame about the table missing, hope the replacement table is sorted for you. Loved seeing your crafty space and it's so organised!! You have the same IKEA lamp as me, I adore that lamp. Keep up your great work!!
Missy Pink x

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