Wednesday, 8 January 2014

New Year New You

How many times have you seen a title or banner like that this month?
Too many I guess. But January is a time for reflection and hoping for the new year to bring some progress towards where we think we want to be in life.
I thought I would share something I started doing a few year ago. Making a card to send yourself. Something you can have out and in your eye line to remind you to be good to yourself or why you are going through what ever it is. Over the years I have developed this into a "postcard" an A6 card or 15 cm by 10 cm OR 6 inches by 4 inches in old money. All three of these measurements are slightly different but they all serve the purpose. I like it because it is a nice discreet size, you can add it to a greetings card or buy a photo frame for not very much money.

So today I am going to challenge my design team to make a postcard to themselves and you can join in if you wish. My challenge to you all is take a piece card (sizes above) and make something you want to look at this year. It maybe words or pictures or both. I would love to see what you do. You can always make one for a friend too if you like or better still get them to be creative for themselves.
Please feel free to post your projects on our facebook page, or leave a link to your project on your blog here. I will put together a special kit for someone who inspires me with their project. I will select a winner on 26th January 2014.


Here are a few I made to frame for my house now the builders have finally left, I made so many I have some to spare.

13 comments:

Hazel's Crafty Creations said...

What an excellent idea I will be sure to join in the fun.

debbi taylor said...

what a great ideaa
hugs
Debbi x

Elaine said...

Great idea to get everyone crafting again after Christmas. Here's mine: http://wavesofcreativity.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/something-new.html

Suzee Murphy said...

love this idea ... happily crafting away on some postcards :-)

Lynnda said...

Thank you everyone looking forward to seeing what you do.

Eileen said...

Good idea ... I'll get started!
Love splashing about with the inks!
E xx

lucretia said...

I've put mine up on Facebook. Love this idea. Great fun.

lucretia said...

Mine are up on Facebook as I don't have a blog. Hope some more people look at them. Really loved doing these postcards.

April Ladd said...

Hello.. my name is April Ladd, i live in the U.S.A. I have been fighting very serious inoperable stage IIIB cervical cancer since July 3rd, 2012. I am 32 years old. I love crafts and anything art really. I also find it very inspirational. I would like to take your "New Year New You" challenge. My question is can i? Living in the U.S. and all. Plus am i too late to put a project together? This was the only way i seen to contact you, so i hope you see this in time! please let me know a.s.a.p. My e-mail is kittysox818@gmail.com Thanx a bunch -April =)

lucretia said...

Who won the challenge please?

Lynnda said...

Hi Everyone

Sorry I have been missing in Action with a bad virus, sorry you missed this challenge April but we have a new one just round the corner.

I will organise the draw and do a new post.

lucretia said...

Thank you very much. Hope you enjoy entering the next one April.

Diane said...

Wonderful idea and lots of inspiration.

Hugs diane