Sunday, 1 January 2012

Happy New Year

Happy New Year to you all - I wish you all a healthy, happy, prosperous and of course crafty 2012.

I'm not making any resolutions this year - are any of you? Did any of you have any wild Hogmanay parties? I just curled up on the settee and watched the last Harry Potter film then trotted off to bed - forgot to even have a wee glass of alcohol.

Willow is itching to get to The Papeterie, and I'm pretty much the same, Graham got me some vouchers for there and they're burning a hole in my pocket - but it doesn't open til the 3rd lol.
Santa was exceptionally good to me at christmas, I must've been an angel in 2011 lol It's a little embarrassing though... as an Aquarian, I'm not much of a conformist, if everyone else has something then I want to have something else just to be different. Well, Graham is a bit of an Apple nerd and anything that Apple release is held in the highest regard and has to be purchased as soon as possible. Just about everyone I know has an iphone now and I was determined that I wasn't going to get "sucked in", it took me ages to work out how to use my Blackberry and I was determined to stick with it.
Well, Graham bought me an iphone for my xmas and I was a bit gutted to be honest when I opened the parcel - and I know how selfish and ungrateful that sounds but it made me think that he just doesn't listen to me at all. BUT he set it all up for me - we had a bit of trouble getting all my numbers from my Blackberry, but that's more to do with Blackberry making life difficult for moving to a different manufacturer - and I'm a bit embarrassed to admit that I LOVE IT!! I've been faffing around with facetime, Instagram, Whatsapp etc and I just love it to bits. And believe me when I say that I really didn't want to like it at all lol

Well I'd have been more than happy with just that from Santa, but I also got the few thingies that I'd asked for...
a Distrezz-It-All....

Now this is something that I've ummed and aahed over for a long time, so when Graham asked what crafty stuff I wanted for xmas this was the first thing that sprung to mind. So there's a good chance that everything I make this year will be distressed :)
I also got an Alterations die and a layering punch - so look out for those being used soon :)
And a couple of very good friends of mine got together and bought me another Tim Holtz bag - the one I've been eyeing up...
So I now have a Timmy bag to go with everything :)
The kids were thoroughly ruined and I thought I'd share this wee snippet of xmas morning with you - wait til very near the end, to see Willow's reaction to getting some stamps, an inkpad and the Little Mix single in her stocking...

14 comments:

Fluffles said...

Happy New Year Debbi, Jx

THERESA said...

The kiddos look so cute and the expressions says it all......:))
You lucky girl with that 'distresser', lol, looking forward to seeing the results, love distressing myself, enjoy!!
lotsa luv

Loopylou. said...

he he he he! too cute debbi! love willow's jumping up and down bless her!!
I have many happy hours with my pink buzzy thing hun...I mean my distrezz it all of course :) its fab so you will love yours. My fav thing is wodges of pages in it for mini journals.
Happy New year to you all
Hugs Lou xx

nnalorac said...

Happy New Year too you too Debbi. Two of my sons bulldozered me into having one, love it. Carolxx

Ardilla said...

WOW, you are a very lucky girl... Happy New Year!!!!!
I didn´t make any resolution either, I feel dissapointed about last year's ones as I didn´t get any of them!For that I am not making new ones, maybe I reapeat the same or don´t have any... I still need to think :)
Have fun with your new toys!!!

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Hi Debbi, thanks for sharing that video, which is s sweet. Love Willows reaction. Hubby just got an I phone a couple of weeks ago as we got an iPad a month ago which we love. Happy New Year.

kath said...

happy new year to all and woohoo it's looks like you were definitely good for Santa to bring all those gorgeous parcels...hugs kath xxx

Cathy said...

Happy New Year sweetie nad all the best for 2012. Loved Willow's reaction!! Girl after her mother's heart methinks!

Not doing the resolution thing here ... Dave would probably like to give up craft spending though lOL!!!

And I LOVE my i-phone, it is the best phone I have ever had.
xxx

Kat said...

Willow seems quite chuffed lol!!

I have an htc phone just now but it's been really playing me up so I'm in the process of getting an iphone and ipad deal! Catriona has just got her second iphone and they have an ipad her husband got through work and I've been coveting them. I have to admit to loving technology. My husband has a phone to make & take calls and the odd text and he never touches the laptop. Think my kids take after me!

All the best to you and yours for 2012.

Kat xx

Marianne said...

Thanks for sharing the video of kids unpacking their Christmas presents! Happy New Year to you and all your loved ones! xxxx Marianne MW

Paula (PEP) said...

Just delightful - I laughed & just had to watch it again. The glee was quite infectious. I have to confess that I am very much an Apple convert. I look forward to seeing your new tools. Love your Timmy bag.
We very quietly watched Ben Hur last night & tonight will be the last episode of Great Expectations on iPlayer.
Wishing you all the best for 2012.
Paula (PEP)

Suze Bain said...

Ha, ha Debbi, those are excited jumps! Happy New Year to you all, wishing you health and happiness in 2012. Xx

Christine L said...

Love all your Christmas goodies - and thanks for sharing that video... it was lovely to see!

Did you get my email btw? Just wondered as I'd not heard back from you.

Big hugs and Happy 2012!
Christine x

saturated canary said...

adorable!! have a happy new year!...

understand about the phone-- you're not the only one whose gotten sucked in!! isn't it fab, though!?!

xoxo

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