… 52 resolutions.

Posts tagged ‘crafts’

JAI 107 Challenge

The challenge at Just Add Ink this week is to just add Nikki Spencer. Check out her beautiful creations here.

This is what I came up with… (sorry about the lack of details… I went to the movies and have once again run out of time. Promise I’ll update and fill you all in tomorrow)

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JAI 102 challenge

I have been reading and watching the challenges at Just Add Ink for a while now but have never been brave enough to give one a go… untill now. This also means I can tick #15 for January off my list. (A reminder of my list is here.)

This week was: Just Add Kathy Tanner, one of the design team members at JAI. I went and had a look around her blog and this is what she inspired me to make.

JAI 102 entry

I drew my colours from this one and I loved her reoccurring themes of squares and ribbon flowers. I wanted my card to be postage friendly however so I went for a flat flower (SU triple treat flower stamp) but still managed to work in one of those fabulous SU antique brads. (Those that know me well will know I lusted after these brads for a very long time but have been very miserly with using them. “I’m saving them for good!”)

It also gave me a chance to play with lots of different embossing folders while using up some scraps. I will admit I am a hoarder and throw out very little when crafting. I feel pretty pleased with the result but I do need to work on the photographic skills so I can actually do these creations justice.

52 resolutions

Well I guess the time has come to share my list with the rest of the world, so here it is in no particular order:

  1. Start a blog and write 3x per week.
  2. Train for a marathon 3x per week.
  3. Join The Sew Weekly and sew weekly.
  4. Go for a bike ride with Frosty 1x per month.
    Bike riding in George Kendall Riverside Park, ...
  5. Have guests for dinner 1x per month.
  6. Write and send a RAK (random act of kindness) card to someone I know 1x per fortnight.
  7. Read 1x book from my own collection per month.
  8. Complete sewing crazy patchwork toy.
  9. Sew Errol doll.
  10. Water touch bungy jump.
  11. Walk the Tongariro crossing.
    Mt. Tongariro
  12. Visit Whangarei.
  13. Finish projects in UFO box.
  14. Frame bunny prints.
  15. Enter 1x scrapbooking or card making challenge per month.
  16. Do yoga everyday for one month.
  17. Have a girls night out once every 2 months.
  18. Have a Halloween gathering.
    Mr. Lobo
  19. Make a years worth of cards (birthday etc excluding Xmas) by March.
  20. Make my Christmas cards before December.
  21. Try new recipes 1x per month
  22. Run the round the bridges 12kms without stopping.
  23. Enter a tree in the Trees at the meteor.
  24. Watch a new (to me) movie 1x per month.
  25. Wear a dress 1x per week.
  26. Learn to crochet.
  27. Visit art galleries or museums 6x.
  28. Visit a zoo or animal park.
  29. Try ice skating.
  30. Visit somewhere new 1x per month.
  31. Be able to play everlong on the guitar.
  32. Be able to swim 4 lengths(25m pool) freestyle continuously.
  33. Not accept any new plastic bags.
  34. Climb Mt Pirongia.
  35. Try mosaicing and complete a project.
  36. Get a second set of earing holes.
  37. Get a tattoo.
  38. Get my full drivers licence.
  39. Participate in novel writing month.
  40. Get my passport.
  41. Construct the front garden.
  42. Revamp the berry garden.
  43. Renovate the bathroom.
  44. Compile a bucket list.
  45. Wash and vacuum Polly (the car) once a month.
  46. Clean out the spare room wardrobe.
  47. Take a course on something that interests me (eg learn a new skill)
  48. Make 3 wise men.
  49. Make christmas tree skirt.
  50. Read Alice in Wonderland books.
    Jessie Willcox Smith's illustration of Alice s...
  51. Do 1 new scrapbook page per month.
  52. Drink 2L of water a day.

There’s a couple of easy ones in there but there’s a few that I know are going to be really hard. The first week is zooming by already so hold on it might be a bumpy ride.