Thursday, 2 January 2014

Happy New Year! 2014!

Hello Friends!! I hope this newly hatched year brings you great things for the entire year ahead!

I can hardly believe it is two-thousand and FOURTEEN! I'm sure I am not alone when I say that when I was young we figured by the 2000+ years that we would have hover cars and jet packs and teleportation! haha! Maybe by the year 3000!

I want to Thank You all for your support and friendship throughout the years, to friends old and new! I really appreciate it. I've found myself in a funk lately where I cannot be inspired, and any attempts to work in my art journal turn into messy, yucky disasters! So I'm not sure when I will be able to share some artwork or creations. The old Mojo needs rekindling.

But in the meantime, I thought I would share the amazing Christmas cards I received off my amazingly talented blog friends, who handmade their cards!  So you can check out their amazing work!

The first card I received for the season, was from the lovely Lorraine in England. 
You can find her blog at Coldwaters2:
 I love the embossing and white on white! And great decoupaged snowy image! 

We don't get snow where I am in Oz, and definitely not at Christmas! So I always love the magical snowy Christmas images. 

Which brings me to my second card. From Shirley-Anne of South Australia.
Her blog is at: Stamping For Joy:
A great easel card with the cutest cartoon character penguin and polar bear I ever did see!  

From Dawn L in the USA at Dawns Craft Place:
A gorgeous Tilda card, I do so love these Magnolia images!

 From the Brilliant Brenda in England at Floral Fantasies:
A masked, brayered and stamped masterpiece of ink! 

From Jules in England at Always with a Heart:
A penny black Hedgie Card! Great traditional colours

From Wendy in Queensland at MerryMade:
Loving the Kraft cardstock and red, lovely reindeer. 

From Mags in England at Madcap Manor:
Beautiful diecuts!! 

 Lastly, from Sandy in South Australia at Sandy's Creations:
A beautiful Victorian vintage image, which I just love! 

So they are all the cards I received from people with blogs, who handmade their cards.
Thanks so much for all the time and effort put into to making and sending these great cards, I appreciate them so much!

Christmas is over for another year, and I noticed that hot cross buns are already in the supermarkets, and many craft blogs are advertising Valentines Day cards and items. So it already feels like 2014 is going way too fast! hehehe

But I hope it's a great one for you all!

Thanks for stopping by.


Merry said...

Fantastic post Annmaree...what beautiful cards you received. I have hear that there are Easter items for sale I haven;t ventured to the shops yet. Scary.

michelle hodges said...

I love your new picture on the blog!!
Love all the cards you received how special you are to receive so many!!
I finally updated my blog about our Christmas and how things are going.
Happy New year-2014 sweet friend!!

brenda said...

Lovely post Annmaree and what a wonderful global friendship network you have, just goes to show how we all love you.

Wishing you and your family a Happy and Healthy 2014.

B x

May said...

Wonderful post Annmaree, Gorgeous cards from your dear friends far & wide....simply Beautiful...wishing you & your family a blessed 2014... Hugs May x x x

Jules said...

Hi Annmaree

Happy 2014.

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and wish you and your family all the best for the new year!

You received lots of lovely cards.

Love your happy new year picture. That bird made me smile.

Love Jules XX

Tracy said...

Beautiful post Annmaree and YES I thought we would be in hover cars too hahaha...looking forward to seeing what you create this year!!
Keep smiling
Big hugs