Saturday, 31 December 2011

Happy New Year

There are only a couple of hours left of 2011, so I thought I would share a few more of the christmas cards I created this year, I didn't photograph them all, in fact I didn't make as many as I wanted, alas, I promise to try harder next year.

One of my current bug bears is my messy craft area, I have stolen the back end of our lounge and have a very functional set of drawers, but as for organisation, I am hopeless.

I always start each crafting session with good intentions but the photos here show the state it usually ends up in

Even the window sills behind me and the floor end up piled high with discarded stash or half complete projects

And the weird thing is I HATE working in a mess and Neil will attest to the fact I am super tidy everywhere else ( in fact I drive everyone in the family potty by putting everything away as soon as it is finished with and I LOVE clean surfaces)

So what is it about craft spaces ? I know that I am not alone, I have shared many a messy desk story with lots of fellow crafters

Anyway, the photos above were taken yesterday afternoon, ( the awful part is, they were taken an hour after tidying began !)

I sorted ribbons yesterday before my gym session, went shopping and did the cleaning up around the rest of the house and really intended finishing it all up before bed.

No hope! I ended up being sidetracked by Johnny Depp with Amy and making banana splits and fruit smoothies for the kids ( anything really just to delay the pain of sorting out all that STUFF)

I have made a concerted effort today, Amy helped with the papers and some more ribbons, hopefully tomorrow I should have some 'afters' to share

On that note, I will bid you all goodnight and wish you all


Thankyou for your kind words and comments all through the year



  1. Happy new year to you all too!

    I spy a scrummy stencil;0).

    Love all the cards especially mine.

  2. Happy New Year to all.

    Hope the new one brings everything you could wish for and more.

    Bring it on!!!!


  3. Hi Tracey, just popping by and stopping to comment for a change. I often come to look at your wonderful creations still, but the pressure of work prevents me from staying as long as I would like to. You never cease to amaze me with your creativity and inspiring pieces.
    My very best wishes to you and your family, for a year full of love, health, peace and happiness.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

  4. Happy New Year to you & your family, Tracey.
    I hope 2012 continues to be prosperous & creative, full of health & happiness.

  5. Tracey, your creations are breathtaking as always. ♥
    Just wanted to thank you for all your kind comments in the past year, and to wish you all the best for the new year.
    I'm so happy to see that I'm not the only one beeing disorganized in the craft area. :) Although with my new craft room, I intend to keep it tidy at all times! *Yeah right! LOL*

  6. Tracey, your cards are just wonderful,love each and everyone. When I clean up my craft room I can't create as I don't want to make a mess again so stay messy girl !(like you I like everywhere else clean and tidy)

    Happy New Year

  7. Happy New Year Tracey and I hope that 2012 is filled with lots of happy times and many joys!

    Loving your christmas cards so elegant I managed a few but not been crafting much so will try harder this year! The craft space looks wonderful mine is the same always looks a right tip but I love it!! Love Chanelle xxxx

  8. Happy New Year Tracey to you and yours! As always love all your creativity. Wonderful Christmas cards - love the big red bow on Neil's. You can't beat a big red bow at Christmas. Wow! - your tidied craft space looks great but I have a theory that you can't be creative and neat at the same time. Well that's my excuse anyhow. I tidied my craft space up on New Year's Day morning - but by New Year's Day evening it was back to square one. But I'd had fun..... Much love for a happy healthy and creative New Year, hope to see you soon for a catch-up, Anne x


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