Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Some Little Notelets

I was totally rubbish with Christmas cards this year. I made about 4. Useless. So, I decided to make a few {super quick} notelets to send as 'New Year' greetings. {You can click to make them a bit bigger ;o) }

I was keen to use up some of my lovely, but older, Doodlebug papers. As most of you know, I am a complete paper fiend and am constantly eyeing up more papers. However, I've made a deal with myself that I can buy some new papers in February, as long as I start using up some of my older ones in January. That's a fair compromise, huh?!

I also had these mega cute Elzybells stamps which I bought yonks ago but which have never seen ink. What a travesty?! Anyway, I had loads of fun colouring these mega simple images. We all need simple cards sometimes, right?

And a few more, this time with a chocolatey theme.....!

I was going to enter these into a few challenges but have just realised that I have missed the deadline by about 4 minutes. Nothing changes does it?!

By the way, before I go, I just wanted to say a huge thank you for the very warm welcome back that you all gave me! I really appreciated it and it has made me realise just how much I missed you guys during my blogging break :o)

ETA: Oh dear... I broke my resolution already. I didn't wait 'til February. I just bought 2 new papers pads!!! ARGH! Well, tell me, who can resist Cosmo Cricket and October Afternoon ON SALE?!?! ~♥~ Pin It


Julie said...

You are so right,I think that we get carried away sometimes making fancy,fussy cards but lets face it,we all lead busy lives and when you colour as fab as you do,the image is really all that's needed.Great to see you back,Julie.x

Julie said...

These are all very sweet Stacey

Debbie said...

These are lovely Stacey, I make notelets all the time for my mother in law and she would love these, must make some for her now I have seen your lovely work. Well done, Debbiexx

Stressed Stamper said...

sometimes the simple cards are the best - these are great - love them.
Nice to see you back too in blogging land hun
Sarah x

katy said...

You sound just like me Stacey lol, gorgeous cards sweetie and welcome back xx

Sam said...

Thought that was a bit of a tall order Stacey waiting for new stash til February ;)
Cute notelets and an ideal way to use up stash. Any other ideas on using up stash would be greatly appreciated, so I don't feel so guilty when I buy new stuff!!
Must catch up sometime soon.
Sam x

Crystal said...

AWW so cute Stacey!!!

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Beth said...

Aww these are so cute! I love these little Elzybells stamps (such a shame they've closed :-( ) and well done you on using up some stash - despite the little slip! Although, do you mind me asking where this magical OA & CC sale was?! Just for research purposes you understand! ;-)

Love Beth xx

Kristin said...

Can't resist papers on sale, that's for sure! :)

Beautiful cards you've made! :D

Sue said...

I'm guilty of the same thing Stacey, loads of papers and stamps that never see the light of day. I'm going to try and use some of my existing stuff and stop buying new items this year (ha, wonder how long that will last). Nice to see some Elzybells stamps - I've always been a fan. A really lovely set of cards.x