Saturday, 3 January 2009

Happy 2009!

It's been such a long time since I blogged. The last few weeks before Christmas really took me by surprise - it seemed to come from nowhere, completely took over my life, then was gone in a flash!!! It all kind of went belly-up when I got a phone call from my son's school informing me that he'd had an accident and could I get over there. He had apparently been running to his next lesson, slipped on some grit at the top of a flight of stems and belly-flopped to the ground taking a chunk of his leg out in doing so. I had to get him to hospital and hold his hand while they stitched him up - that was till they had to get a chair and open a window for me - Wimp!! LOL!! I'm dreadfully needle-phobic and I thought having kids would get me over that but no such luck! LOL!

Anyway New Year got off to a great start with the NY Honours list featuring Robert Plant MBE (good call!!!). I haven't made any resolutions, not real ones, but I do have a few ideas I'd like to put into practise. I certainly intend to do much more stamping - I had a horrid moment this morning while sorting through my stash when I discovered at least half a dozen stamps that I bought in the last few weeks to use on my Christmas cards and instantly forgot about and now I'm annoyed with myself! So first job this year is to organise my stamps better!

First pic of the year is my tag for this week's Tag, You're It! challenge - use your new stash! One of my Christmas pressies was a flexible art mold and I have been having some fabulous fun with it using polymer clay - more on that to come, but I couldn't resist adding one of my pieces to this tag, which also uses a couple of my new Purple Onion stamps - I love this vintage calendar in particular.

So, Happy 2009 to all who pass this way, I hope it proves to be a very happy, prosperous and creative one for you! Thanks for stopping by! :o)


  1. Hi Anne
    Happy NY my friend!
    I loved your tag and had a sharp intake of breath as soon as I spied your polymer clay face - It is gorgeous!!!
    Went to WH Smith today to get my copy of Craft Stamper and double Grrrr!!! they didn't have it yet!!!
    So will have to wait until Monday now!!
    Have a great weekend!

  2. Brilliant work with the polymer clay. I love the whole look of the tag. I hope your son has recovered and you as it is just as traumatic for mum. I will watch this space for tips on polymer!! LOL Pascale:)

  3. Gorgeous tag Anne !!!

    I just wanted to come by and wish you a happy new year xxx

  4. wow what a fabby tag the calendar stamp....brilliant and hope your son is recovering well.
    Happy new year to you and wishing you health and happiness in 2009

  5. Happy New Year, Anne! I am so sorry to hear about your son's accident, I hope he has recoveded.

    What a beautiful tag! Love your polymer clay piece, it's gorgeous!!

    Have a great weekend!

  6. totally gorgeous tag matey! thought I espied another PO stamp!! lolxx

    Love the clay image too....was that an art lady mould?

    Speak soon xx

  7. Happy New year to you too Anne
    isa x

  8. Happy New Year Anne

    I love the tag. I haven't been able to visit many of my sbs23 sisters due to computer problems. I am all fixed up now and have broadband so looking forward to visitn you on a regular basis.

  9. Hi Anne!!..and Happy New Year!! I love your tag...and including a calender on it is a fabulous idea!! Hope your son is on the mend now...and I can relate with the stamp issue...I have uninked xmas stamps as well.....too many stamps little time...LOL...Hugs, Ila


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