Sunday, 1 January 2023

The New Year is Here ....


Good Sunday Morning Ladies, 

Welcome to 2023, here we are at the start of aother year of Crafting & Creating together!  

Do any of you have plans to start anything new this year? New hobbies or crafts? 

I think I will stop StampinUp this year, I adore their products and love how everything coordinates but it's too much to keep meeting the minimum spend amount every quarter, especially when there are other things that I enjoy using too.  Other than that I would like to do more Journaling and experiment more with Mixed Media.  But mostly more of the same card making that we all enjoy. 

Is there anything new you would like to see featured?   I am as always open to new suggestions,  challenge ideas etc, this is 'Our Blog ' after all. 

The final day of 2022 was very wet and wild here, we didn't do anything exciting,  Lucy attempted to go in to work but her Boss told her that she looked terrible and should be home in bed, which is exactly right, this Virus that she has kindly shared with me is awful, its the exact symptoms of Covid, she has the cough a lot worse than I do, my symptoms are a horrendously sore throat and body aches, coughing and the chills/sweats!  I have seen a lot of posts about this Virus on line, so please stay safe Ladies.   We ended 2022 with a Takeaway and a jigsaw puzzle, it has become a tradition!  

I hope you all have a fantastic first day of 2023 !!!

My love and hugs to all of you,

Sandra                                                                                  xxxxxx 


  1. Happy New Year everyone 😊
    Well ladies, fingers crossed I’m seeing in 2023 with the last of covid. My test revealed a very faint line this morning, so here’s hoping! Sadly I didn’t wait up to see the new year in last night as I was nodding off on the sofa! I heard the fireworks going off around us at midnight, and heard a few ‘pings’ on my phone, so that was my exciting New Year’s Eve πŸ˜‚ I hope you all had a lovely time, however you were celebrating. Karen, I imagined you all dancing the night away πŸ’ƒπŸ•ΊπŸ»
    I haven’t really thought about doing any new hobbies, but like you would like to do more mixed media and journaling if time allows. I’ve decided I’m also going to get the hot foiling machine, so I’m looking forward to adding that to my craft stash and creating more cards 😊
    I hope you and Lucy start to feel better soon. I’m glad Lucy’s boss didn’t expect her to work. Plenty of rest and keeping hydrated is the best thing xx
    Have a lovely day everyone whatever you’re doing
    Sending hugs to you all xxx

  2. Happy New Year my friends !
    I want to wish you all a healthier new year and speedy recovery to anyone who is not feeling too good right now.πŸ™
    Jigsaw puzzles seem to be a hobby you enjoy but boy I'm not sure I could make yours Lilian, I might start licking the board πŸ˜‚ sorry but not easy when Christmas has been a very good excuse to lose the plot at eating the right things. That just went out the window .
    Home alone today so I will do the best of it by clearing up my craft table so I'm ready for what to come 😁 or maybe not but I will do my best.πŸ˜‰
    Have a good day everyone and many hugs to you all xx

  3. Happy New Year everyone
    The dancing was great and even though we were at a venue that isn’t local to us it was amazing to see so many “friends” I gave up at 2am but OH danced until about 6am! I want to do more mixed media type pieces and I definitely want to use my sewing machine more
    I hope you and Lucy are well and truly on the mend
    Take care everyone xx

  4. Hi Sandra and all looking in today.
    Wishing you all a very Happy New Year and hoping that it is a healthy/ier one for everyone.
    I’m thinking of you and Lucy my lovely. Glad that her boss sent her home. I hope you both feel much better very soon xx
    Gem and I spent the evening/midnight playing Monopoly. I won so hope that is a good sign πŸ˜†Chris wasn’t feeling so bright so just dozed on the sofa. I was thinking of you Karen enjoying dancing the night away xx
    I really want to try scrapping and mixed media, and to get my sewing machine out more. Maybe we will finally do that this year my lovely xx
    Sending love and hugs. Take care xx