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Crafty January Baking & Handmade Cards.

So we’ve made it through the first month of 2021; with just one weekend to go. it’s been a great month of creating and I though I’d do a bit of a round up of a very crafty January!

This Week

I’m feeling fairly positive about how the month has gone, and have achieved several of my goals (not all of them, but it’s looking good for productivity), so I’m calling it a win! With that in mind; I’m more than ready to head into a positive and productive February!

Crafty January

This has been quite a constructive month, especially considering we were launched into our third lockdown after a few days. I wanted to use the time at home well, and set out to give the craft room a good sort out and I did it! I also started new craft projects; starting my own bullet journal; completing the Very Berry Knitting; and making good headway on the Love Tree cross-stitch kit.

This Week

Honestly I don’t know where the time has gone this week. I managed a bit of down-time, and relaxed a little more. Though it was Stu’s birthday yesterday…

Birthday in the House

A birthday is always a good excuse to do some baking! For Stu’s birthday this year I made six Raisin and Biscuit Yorkie inspired cupcakes, with chocolate frosting, and topped with some chunks of the bar itself!

Of course we had a fairly quiet day. We are in a bubble with his mum so she came over for some dinner, and we pretty much chilled for the day watching films and listening to music.

homemade raisin and biscuit yorkie cupcakes!

Crafty January Handmade Cards

After some deliberation; I thought I’d share my handmade cards, if and when I have them each month for a change! It’s been a while! So here are my makes for this month:

First up this month I made this fun wine-themed card, almost entirely using my Cricut maker, I did add some pearl beads and stamped the edge in a wine-stain red.

Crafty January - Cricut cut "wine-derful birthday" card

I made this fun rock star card using paper elements all from my stash, (I’m trying to not buy this year!) Not sure on the individual elements; honestly, I think it’s parts of three kits.

Crafty January - Handmade. Paper piece "Rock Star" birthday card

I made this sweet, Gorjuss; bee themed card for my mum; using one of my Gorjuss stamps, (I added the antenna). Layering the coloured-in, stamped image onto bee coloured papers, and adding some gold sparkle!

The final card I made was of course for Stu! Using the remnants of a kit I had used most of YEARS ago; I made it a little more three-dimensional using foam pads for the trio of images on the front of the card.

Crafty January - Handmade 3D "Hope your Birthday Rocks" rock music theme card

I finished with some peel-off lettering (because I have tons of peel-offs and rarely use them!) to match the silver on the backing cardstock.

Do you have a favourite of the above cards?

If you want to see more handmade cards, click here.

I have of course still been stitching (more silver) though thought I’d have a break this week. Rest assured I’ll share another update next week.

In the meantime I hope this month has been a good one for you; and if not, you get a whole new start in a couple of days with the beginning of February.

What have you been up to this week? Let me know in the comments below! Of course if you’d prefer, you can tweet me, or message/tag me on any other social media; as always my links can be found below.

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