Monday, November 30, 2015

It's a challenge

Ok folks,
I see all sort of challenges going on in crafting word and it's wonderful but I wanted to challenge you in something else then creativity. I honestly believe that when you are crafter - in my case a card maker - it's not difficult to create something for a challenge  - please, give me one more reason to sit down at my crafting table - right?
So here comes my challenge and this one is not just for women after 50 😉
I challenge every woman - young and not so young to do 200 bicycle crunches every day. It doesn't matter if you can only do 20 at a time , but the total must be 200. I already started this challenge and sometimes I do 50 at a time, then take a break and then again 50 - that takes me maybe 3 minutes of my time. Then I spend an hour at my crafting table but the in order to craft more I need to "earn" it so I do another 50 and again 50 until I'm done with 200 for the day. You may ask why? The answer is simple. Especially now, when winter comes, days are shorter, I personally don't spend as much time outside but it's still important to move, excersize and keep in shape. And this challenge keeps me more active and reminds me to get up and move. Let's not forget the Thanksgiving might be behind us, but Christmas is coming and with the family gatherings, comes more food, more cookies etc. So, join me Ladies for the daily challenge so that scale won't go up this holiday season.
And enjoy my holiday dove Garland in red and gold available at

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Share handmade kindness

World kindness day is November 13th, 2015.
I joined a crafting community on Instagram to share our handmade cards with others - to share handmade kindness. We all make so many cards so it's nice to send one just because.

I have been following  @cleanmama on Instagram and finally last week I started to follow the cleaning schedule. I must say I like it, again it makes me balance my crafting addiction with everyday life. The truth is my children are all grown up so its only my husband and I and two dogs and two birds. But the floors still needs to be vacuumed and mopped , bathrooms cleaned and dusting done. So doing one thing every day during a week makes it easier and gets me moving.
I'm preparing for my November class this Saturday and I'm very excited. I love making Christmas cards. Here is a sneak peek of an elegant white and gold card we will be making: