...... hope you all enjoyed the Christmas festivities? I know some of you have had illnesses of varying descriptions so I hope you are all feeling ok now :)
Our Christmas was lovely & all over too quickly as usual!! Spent far too much money but like my old Uncle used to say "theres no pockets in a shroud"!!!
I dislike the New Year hype & have given up on resolutions (because they just lead to too much guilt if you cant keep them going) so now the year is a few days old I can begin to come out of hiding & start looking forward to the Spring. I have always found January to be such a depressing month even though .... or maybe because ...... its my birthday month!! lol
I have one tradition in this month though and thats to make gift tags from the cards we recieved. My Mum started me on this when I was a little girl & using her 'pinking shears' from her sewing box I would cut out nice circles or squares from card fronts that would make tags for next years presents. Theres never been a year that I haven't done this when all the cards have been gathered together after taking down the decorations on New Years Day (fed-up of them by then lol). This year though I felt disinclined especially when my Mum admitted that she doesn't bother now as tags are so cheap to buy.
Then I found this page and I was immediately inspired to have a go!! Last night & most of today I have been making tags for next years xmas presents & they look so posh & Im so chuffed with them :))) Pictures to follow I promise ;-)
My mojos back hoorah!!!
Also ..... I returned to UKScrappers after another long absence & Im really interested in doing a challenge on there called Q52 (scroll down the home page) which has weekly questions for you to ponder on & make a mini book page or art journal entry or whatever takes your fancy!!
Such a lot to do & think about & I can't believe I've been gabbing on so long lol :)