Friday 1 January 2016

New Year Resolutions and Blog Candy

Last year one of my resolutions was to make at least ten Christmas cards each month - I managed to do that every month except July (although overall I achieved my target) and it saved a last minute panic to finish my cards the week before Christmas.  I'm going to do the same this year and will keep a record on my sidebar.  I also want to make my card inserts when I make the cards and not when I want to send them as that took a lot of time with my Christmas cards and was a bit of a chore.  2016 is going to be a thrifty crafting year, so expect to see lots of snippets, freebies and preloved items.

I also thought I would start the New Year with some Blog Candy.

If you would like a chance to win, this is what you must do:
1. Be or become a follower of my blog with Google Friend Connect
2. Add the photo to your sidebar and link back to my blog
2. Leave a comment below before 12:00 GMT on 30 January

I will choose a winner at random from all comments that have been left and will publish the name of the lucky winner on 1 February..

Good luck and have a Happy New Year!
Kath x


Sue said...

Hi Kath, Love the blog candy and would love to be in with a chance to win it.

I have left a comment before the deadline. Put a photo of the blog candy on my blog and linked it to your blog. I am already a follower.

Happy New Year

KandA said...

Happy New Year and good on you for keeping last year's resolution and getting so many christmas cards made through the year.

Gorgous candy and thanks for the chance to win. Have added photo to my sidebar with a link back. Enjoy the rest of the holiday xx

Joan said...

Well done on managing to keep your resolution. I always intend to do the inserts when I make cards but never do, having to make inserts for 100 cards at the beginning of December was not fun! I'm not commenting to win candy by the way so don't put me in the draw . Happy New Year.

Kathleen said...

Happy New Year Kath and I hope you succeed in your NY resolution, I never do but like you I am determined to make more Christmas cards each month and while I ended up ok I was in a mad panic that I hadn't.

Kath x

cotnob said...

Great candy Kath, thank you for the chance to win.
Good luck with the resolutions.

Mel said...

Hi Kath, such a good idea for the Christmas cards, I will have to try doing some each month instead of the week before in a mad rush lol, not sure I will manage 10 a month I`m just getting back into blogging but hope it will help build my supply of cards up.
Thanks for the chance to win some goodies look forward to visiting you more
Hugs mel x

!neke said...

Hello Kath, great idee for the 10 cards a month!
I Will give it a try!
Ineke X

Dr Sonia S V said...

Wow that is an awesome crafty resolution! And such a generous soul you are! Thank you so much for a chance to win such awesome goodies.Am your follower.Have posted about your giveaway on my blog sidebar to send you some more traffic
Dr Sonia
Cards Crafts School Projects

Tracey said...

Good Luck with the Christmas cards Kath :o)
Wishing you a wonderful 2016 & thanks for the chance to win this fab candy.

Liz said...

Thanks for the chance to win this lovely blog candy.

Good Luck with making all your Christmas cards without a last minute panic! I'm planning to do the same too. xx

Darnell said...

So many of us are on the same page this January! I wonder if we feel a sense of turmoil in the world which we seem to have no control over, so we want to have peace and order in our little craft havens? Good job staying on top of your 2015 Christmas cards, Kath! (I failed miserably!) I'm sure you will keep it up. Please don't include me in your draw seeing as how I'm buried in excess right now ... maybe I can join in your next one! Hugs, Darnell

lucretia said...

Thank you for the chance to win a lush prize. I have about 20 new year resolutions. The first is a diet, which I'm following now (day three) not enjoying but determined to do. Good luck with your new year resolutions. Think we should all ask the new year fairy for a gift though if we've been good all year round. What do you think of this idea? x

Dawn said...

Hi Kath! I love your idea of making 10 Christmas cards each month! I may have to adopt that one myself! Lol
I did make lots of Christmas cards this year but I was invited to do a couple of table sales & sold more than I thought so still had to rush to make lots in the end! Thanks for offering this sweet little candy!
Off to share on my side bar now!
Dawn xx

Debs said...

WOW that's a lot of Christmas cards Kath and a perfect way to be organised with them - I may need to take am leaf out of your book and give it a go myself. I too need to do the inserts for my cards as I make them - always a faff when I need a card in a hurry!!!
Thanks for the chance to win some scummy candy - will pop a picture on my sidebar.
Happy New Year - hope 2016 is a good one for you.
Debs xx

New Creations said...

What a great way to make Christmas card as New Year Resolutions! I am your newest followers and glad to be here! Popped up the image in my sidebar and thanks for the chance to win your generous giveaway!

brenda said...

Off to add to my sidebar now Kath, but please leave me out f the draw, would love for someone else to win the lovely goodies.

B x

Nikki said...

Happy New Year (little late) and now happy to follow you I've added a link in my side bar thanks for the chance
hugs Nikki

Valerija said...

Hi Kath.
I am your new follower.
Thanks for the chance to win this beautiful candy.
I addet it on my sidebar
Hugs, Valerija

KT Fit Kitty said...

Hello, Kath! I would like to wish you a Happy New Year! Thank you for your generous candy! It looks delicious, and I am excited to win! I just added it to my sidebar for you! I am already a follower on GFC! I enjoyed reading your goals for the year. I think these are wonderful! I like to make 2 Christmas cards a month and then more as Christmas gets closer. I missed one month last year too but overall I had plenty of cards when November/December rolled around. I really like your idea of making the card inserts as you make each card - it took a long time to get these done at Christmas time so I think I will do more of that too - great plan! I like the thrifty crafting too - I do this as well - although I like to spend all of the birthday and Christmas money I receive on crafty items! Wishing you success with your resolutions - I think they are definitely doable!

Glennis F said...

I really like your card idea - it is good to have them ready pre-Christmas. I will pop your candy on my sidebar, thanks for the chance to win

Di said...

Phew, managed to add your candy to my sidebar without messing up! Like you, I made a set number of cards per month last year - a dozen - and it was such a life saver when I was pole axed from the beginning of November. Plus, it's good fun to play all year round, but then I never did grow up anyhow! I think your candy is a really lovely selection so would love to be in the draw.


Di xx

samantha wade said...

Hi, oh i just can't make Christmas all year, but well done you.Some lovely makes on your blog.
Thanks for the chance to win some lovely goodies,xx

StirYourCreativity said...

Thanks for a chance to with the candy Kath.

aussie aNNie said...

thanks so much for the chance to win Kath, and thanks for entering my candy...put on my side bar as well.xx {aNNie}

Tkat said...

now if only i could keep a resolution or two.... :P
happy new year! i'm a new follower of your blog. thanks for the chance at some candy.

Jarka Ef said...

30th jan is my special day :-) thanks for the chance to win and you can see my giveaway in my blog ;-) have a nice day

Eemeli said...

Happy new year! Thanks for the chance to win, candy looks something I'd fancy :)


Unknown said...

Hi Kath

Fabulous blog. Your cards are stunning and as a beginner to card making you have given me some excellent ideas and inspiration. Thanks

Leanne said...

I'm your newest follower, thanks for the opportunity to win this. I never manage to stick to my resolutions unlike you.

Jane said...

I love your cards, you give me so much inspiration. Thanks for the chance of winning this.

Tina Z. said...

Good Luck with the Christmas cards and congratulations - you have already made 13 of them, wow ...
thanks for the chance to win this great candy,

Susan Renshaw said...

Did all of the above and thought I left a comment...but cannot see it...anyway happy new year and what a great candy!

Jennifer Scull said...

congrats on your goal of making Christmas cards all year through! I try to do that as well. it sure makes a difference by the time December rolls around. :)

I have added your blog candy photo to my blog sidebar. thanks for the chance to win some very generous candy! I'm a new follower, too. :)

Nancy Soetaert said...

See lots of your creations passing by in challenges but wasn't follower yet!
Good luck with your 10 christmascards every week! I am glad if I can mannage one a week!

Mrs A. said...

Just re followed you as couldn't see an icon showing for me. I love Woodware stamps and this birdie is a cutie so would love to be in your draw. Hugs Mrs A.

Unknown said...

Hi - thanks for the chance to win your goodies. I am now a follower so will look forward to seeing your Christmas card collection throughout the year. Thanks for visiting my blog & following.
Bev x

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Thanks for a chance at some blog candy to start off the year. I'm new to your blog, came by because of a friend and found some lovely cards.

Regina said...

That's an awesome collection of goodies you're giving away! I have my fingers crossed.
Now I'm following your blog and I’ve added your candy in my sidebar. Thanks for the chance to win.