A New Year, a New Me

Friday, 3 January 2014
Happy New Year to everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas, received lots of wonderful gifts and most importantly, got to spend it with the people that you love.

2013 had highs as well as a number of lows for me, but I'm hoping that 2014 is going to be a year full of lots of new and exciting experiences for me.    The highlight of 2013 was welcoming the arrival of my gorgeous nephew, Joshua.  I can't believe that he's 4 and a half months old already.  I love him so much and try and see him as often as travel allows.  In those interim spells, Skype comes to the rescue.

I only made a couple of cards this Christmas, my mojo is slowly starting to return.  I would like to share one with you today.


I went with a very clean and simple card and I really like how it turned out.  I've been browsing the occasional blog to gain some inspiration.

As a lover of teddies, I had to treat myself to some of the new James the Bear stamps from LOTV when they released them last summer.  This was the only one that has been used so far.  I coloured him with Copics.

I would like to enter this into the Winter Wonderland Challenge which is Teddy Bears.

I will try to be a better blogger and crafter this year.  I'm not just a paper crafter now as I do enjoy crocheting and I've just treated myself to a sewing machine which, considering I have no idea to sew, should be interesting!

Thank you to anyone who has stopped by to read this, I really appreciate it after such a long absence.  I want to have a think about changing my blog layout to start the year afresh. If anyone can recommend how to go about this, I would be very grateful.

Sarah xx

14 comments:

  1. Doreen said...:

    This is just gorgeous,love the image.xxx

  1. Becky said...:

    I hope 2014 is a great for you.
    Your card is lovely, I love the LOTV which you have coloured so perfectly. Love the clean and simple feel to it too.
    Becky x

  1. jenny said...:

    Beautiful card Sarah, love the colouring and CAS design.
    Good luck with the sewing machine and I wish I could crochet! been trying to teach myself and it's slow going!!
    I am hoping to get blogging again too.....I think April was the last time I blogged as well x

    Jenny xx

  1. jenny said...:

    Beautiful card Sarah, love the colouring and CAS design.
    Good luck with the sewing machine and I wish I could crochet! been trying to teach myself and it's slow going!!
    I am hoping to get blogging again too.....I think April was the last time I blogged as well x

    Jenny xx

  1. Glad to see you back in the blogging world hun! This is such a gorgeous CAS card, I adore little James the bear!
    Looking forward to your creations for 2014 :)
    Kelly.x

  1. Totally Gorgeous love the image, thank you for joining us at the Winter Wonderland for our Teddy challenge
    Hugs and Happy New Year
    Kate xx

  1. Hey Sarah, GREAT to see you posting again! I have been thinking about you and wondered how you were.

    LOVE your card - I just adore the LOTV teddy bears. You have certainly not lost your colouring skills, that's for sure!

    Not sure if I can help you re changing your blog look. I do my own header with my favourite card photos in my scanner program - but the rest is just one of the standard Blogger Templates. It's nice to start again with something fresh and new so I am sure there are plenty of blog templates that you could find online for free.

    Crafty {{hugs}}
    Jocelyn x

  1. Good to see you cardmaking again and what a fab cas card. Thanks for playing at WW. I have a little candy on offer

  1. Blankina said...:

    So lovely..I have this stamp too,
    Hugs Blankina
    ( I have joined the winterwonderland challenge to with a James stamp )

  1. coops said...:

    so gorgeous sarah.stunning cas design and james is adorable :D

    xx coops xx

  1. Pop's Cards said...:

    Gorgeous creation sweetie as always hugs Pops x x x

  1. cotnob said...:

    This is a gorgeous card, fabulous CAS design and adorable image.
    Thank you for joining us at Winter Wonderland this week.
    Pauline
    x

  1. Michelle said...:

    I LOVE my card Sarah, thank you so much and your colouring is just amazing :0) I love your new blog header too, very pretty colours xx

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