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Thursday, 23 December 2010

Wishing you all...

...a very Merry Christmas.

Well despite my plans to be more organised this Christmas, time ran away from me. I didn't get lots of homemade goodies done and my home does not resemble a photo shoot from one of those glossy mags.

What I did manage was to complete all the Christmas cards that I wanted to make (a bit close to the wire with the last few but they got done). I also have my own "Tim Holtz" style Christmas wreath made at one of Andy's fab workshops and the gift shopping is done. What hasn't already been delivered is sitting wrapped and waiting for me to take to their final destination.
I'm not sure if I have felt very Festive this year but I have enjoyed the crafting that I have undertaken for this holiday period. I have done a lot more stamping this year as I am soooooooooooo loving my Copic & Promarker pens...grown-up colouring in sessions are so relaxing. My Martha Stewart punches have been well used and I've had some great fun with miri card and embossing folders.

Christmas seems to have arrived with a rush...just like most of 2010.

Craftwise I have been a bit more adventurous this year - I've actually participated in 'messy' stuff (not something that I naturally feel at home with). I've played with inks, shaving foam, glitter and grunge...

I've tried to be a better blogger this year and in my blopping around cyber-space I have found some super new blogs that I now follow in addition to my long standing favourites. I have found some amazing artists out there and have been inspired by their work and ideas. I do try and leave comments when I visit folk's blogs but life does sometimes get in the way so I apologise now if I haven't been as good as I should be about this...there are just so many amazing folk out there I sometimes just get carried away trying to see as much as possible in the short time I have available. I have been blessed with some wonderful comments throughout the year and I ackowledge how encouraging this can be for any crafter - I will try harder in 2011.

Since having a blog I have "met" some wonderful folk and learnt about their lives in different parts of the world - it is so lovely to feel a part of this and look forward to this continuing in 2011. There are some crafters out there whose work I so admire and it is an amazing feeling when these folk drop by and comment on my crafting efforts - can I just say a very big thank you for all your lovely comments and encouragement throughout the year.

The next few days will probably pass in a whirl so I doubt I'll be getting any crafting done. Let me take this chance to wish each and everyone of you a wonderful Christmas and hope that 2011 brings everything that you could hope for.

Merry Christmas everyone...

Love from Toni xxx

11 comments:

Maz said...

Hoping you and yours have a wonderful Christmas and a very happy 2011

Helen said...

Have a WONDERFUL Christmas xxxx THank you for always leaving a lovely comment on my blog ... I feel so guilty for not blog hopping and commenting enough. Could you e-mail me .... I want to send you something ....via the internet

Jules said...

I hope you have a wonderful Christmas Toni, I've loved every one of your comments on my blog this year, so thank you - you're right in that it really is encouraging when other crafters appreciate your work. Here's to a very crafty 2011! :D

gwyneth said...

Happy Christmas Toni and all the best for 2011. Thank you for all your lovely comments on my blog throughout the year, it's much appreciated. Hopefully I'll get my acto together a bit more in 2011 and visit a few blogs myself :)

Lynn Stevens said...

What a wonderful and heartfelt post Toni, Sounds like 2010 has been a creative year for you and it shows in your art! Thank you for all your kind words and for visiting me. I wish you the Merriest of Chritmas's
and a New Year full of Happiness and Joy!
Hugs Lynn

Debbie said...

Merry Christmas Toni, thank you for visiting my blog also and for leaving such lovely comments! Much appreciated!

Wishing you all the best for a very crafty 2011!

Debbie x

Scrappy~Sarah said...

Happy Christmas :)

lucy&digey said...

Happy Christmas to you! You have put me to shame with your amazing creations this year - fabulous work! Digey and I appreciate all the comments you have left on our blog. Hope we can meet up again soon.

Lots of love
Lucy and Digey
XXXXXX

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family & friends!
Looking forward to your creations in 2011.

Diane said...

Hope you had a Merry Christmas Toni, and see you in the new Year for some more scrapping.... Mind you, the swimming pool room is flipping cold, probably have to do the first couple in the dinning room!

Happy New Year,
Love Diane.

ScrappyDandyDoo said...

Merry Chrimbo Toni :D
I know what you mean about the rush of Christmas - it just seems to get away from us doesn't it!!!
It sounds like you have had a fun filled year anyway :D
Julie xx