Friday, 1 January 2021

Happy New Year!

Hello & Happy 2021!

I hope you all had fun welcoming in the New Year, although it may have been different from other years. 

For us it was a (fairly) quiet one. Hubby & I were done at 10:30 and could have easily gone to bed - haha! BUT, I promised The Beans they could stay up late and they set the time at midnight to see in the New Year.  

They were more awake than we were at midnight, but although I was ready for them AND me to go to bed shortly after the light show / fireworks on the TV from London, it felt special to welcome the New Year in as a family.

We managed a lay in till 9am, which wasn't too bad and we had a lovely slow and relaxed day. Mainly because everyone is tired! 

I am not setting New Years resolutions, I didn't last year. I do however set goals and although the events of 2020 through some of last years to the wind, one that I made last year was to use brighter colours in my creations and here are my colours of the year seen below. I think brighter colours are a little more prominent than last year. I think there is still room for improvement!

Again, I am setting myself personal and business goals. One of my goals is to make time for all the things I enjoy and love doing. And as you have probably guessed, it is to make time to enjoy making cards, stamping, playing with colour and all things paper crafts! 

Today I did just that, I spent time making two New Year cards. One I am sharing HERE on the website blog and this one here...

I was packing up some orders yesterday morning and one of the sets was Background Builders Arts Decoratifs. I loved designing this set, yet I have hardly inked it up since February 2020 :( So inking one of the stamp from the set was my first inspiration. The sentiment is a mix of Happy Succulents and Simply Said II.

Secondly I was inspired by Pantone's colours of 2021, yellow and grey. So I used these as my colour combo. The layout is similar to THIS New Year card from 2018!

The remainder of the afternoon was spent making cupcakes with The Beans. They have been requesting to make Goomba and Caterpillar cupcakes for the past few days and with a lot of the treats eaten, it was a good time to make some more!

It's an early night for everyone tonight. Be sure to hop on over to the website blog HERE to see the other New Year card I made. 

AND in case you missed it yesterday...

Wishing you all a wonderful, happy, healthy and creative 2021.

Crafty Hugs Bev x


  1. Happy New Year! Beautiful job with the Pantone colors!!!

  2. Both cards in the new pantone colours look fabulous.
    Happy New year to you xxx

  3. Happy New Year to us all.... hoping for a better 2021!
    Great colors and design on your pretty card!


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