Thursday, 6 August 2015

It's been a very long time....

.....almost four and a half years to be exact.  In those four and a half years quite a lot has changed since my last blog post. I'll try and make a long story short.  The main reason I stopped updating my blog initially was that I killed my laptop - spilt a glass of orange juice on it - and never got around to replacing it. The following year (2012) I split up with my fiance, this meant I had to sell my house, which I eventually did the following year (2013).  During this time I was still card making (when my craft room wasn't all boxed up) but mainly on a need-to basis for cards to give to friends and family [have to confess that during this time I did actually purchase a couple of cards too - the shame!]. My beloved pet rabbit also died earlier this year at the grand age of nearly 9 - for the last few years he had been living indoors in my craft room and after he passed away I foubd it very hard to go in the room for a couple of months.

Anyway, fast-forward to August  2015 and I am now settled in a new house with a new craft room - I got myself a new desk earlier this year, had a good organise of my stash and am now more full of enthusiasm for card making than I have been probably since I first began about 10 years ago!! Much of my card making is still just to give to friends and family.  However,I am currently building up a stash of cards to sell at a MacMillan Coffee Morning in September (we sold some at the one I did last year with my Mum and sister and they went down really well) and I am also planning on opening an Etsy shop to sell some cards on too - I am not expecting to sell a lot from this and know there is a lot of competition out there but thought I would give it a go as it won't cost anything to get set up etc; I just need to get a few more cards done that I am happy enough with to put on there and get them up - hopefully by the end of the month. I am also intending on keeping my blog updated (heard that before?!) at least on a weekly basis - it has taken me quite a while to jump through all of Google's 'forgotten password' hoops for this account too. I did think about starting a new blog rather than resurrecting this one but there are some cards on my previous posts that I really like, pus the name of this one fits,so I thought I'd keep it going,  I'll probably put another post on soon with some of the cards I have done recently.  And probably a picture of my new desk as I do love it!!

I'm not sure if I've even got any followers anymore but if I have and you read this - thanks!

Right, I'd better go and update my 'about me' now as it still says I'm 29... (I wish)

Gem xxx  

3 comments:

  1. Welcome back to blogging Gemma....hope we'll be seeing more of your gorgeous cards soon xx

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