Sunday, 2 January 2011

Happy New Year everyone!!!

Happy New Year everyone!!!
Firstly, i hope you all had a great Christmas and New Year. I hope Santa brought you everything you asked for, and that most of you who were probably on the naughty list got at least a little something. :)
I must apologize for my absence from the blog over the past few months, many excuses, but i wonlt bore you with them. Luckily Maddy has kept me informed with all the crafty goings on so i know what you've all been up to. (Yes even that!) :)
We had a great deal of snow and ice here, we weren't as bad as most places in the UK, but it did make for a few lovely pictures.....heres one from my village....

Rotty is nowhere to be seen at the moment, there are a few rumours circulating the sewers regarding his whereabouts.....none of them great i'm afraid. One said that he was staying at Maddy's house, another was that he'd left there and was involved in the "catering business" down in the underground sewers of London again.....something that worries me slightly after reading this article recently...

Hmmm i know....concerning eh?
Rotty's house is nearing some kind of completion, the paint job on the exterior didn't quite go to plan so i will be working on that in my spare time. So don't fret....Rotty will get his house soon!
Other than that, i look forward to getting back into the swing of things with the crafting and getting around all your blogs. I hope you are all well and are enjoying your crafting, wishing you all a great 2011.
Oh yeah, i have a couple of resoloutions, some of the normal ones, some a bit different, but the main one is to keep in touch with friends more often. I love writing, and there is nothing better than a handwritten letter through the without text talk too! So if you get a letter with a wax seal on the may just be from me. :)

Oh yes, one final thing.....i would like to give a big shout out to the numerous spammers that have graced my blog whilst i've been away. I always enjoy reading my friends and followers comments, but nothing gets me all warm and fuzzy like a whole host of random spam posts linking people to sex sites and the likes.
So to any spammers out there, one day i hope we'll meet.....i promise i'll give you a personal up-close tutorial on another use for a pokey tool!!!


Rachelxx said...

Good to see you back Calv :-)

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year, Calv. Hope it's a good one for you.

Love your seal - I got a calligraphy set for crimbo that has a seal in it - will need to practice my handwriting so I can use it.

Lisa xoxo

sandra said...

I wish you Happy New Year and I hope Santa brought you something nice underneath the Christmas tree!?

Your village looks like from fairytale!Beautiful!

Poor Rotty!Hope hi will come back home soon!

And your wax seal looks great!
I love any old stuff!
And there is nothing nicer then receive personalised sealed letter!

Hope to see your creations soon!

Take care!

Calv said...

Thanks everyone, lovely to see you all again.:)

Lisa i have few seals but use this one the most as it's my initial. I did learn proper calligraphy at school, but nowadays i mainly stick to italic scripts and just normal handwriting with the calligraphy pen, always makes your handwriting nicer. :)

There are some gorgeous calligraphed envelopes around the internet, type in "mail art" and "Artistic Adressing" for examples of what some people do with their pens. Certainly lovely to get through the letterbox.

Julie said...

NIce to see posts from you again Calvin. You do make me laugh and a grey day into a happy one ! I agree with the spammers, let me know when you find them and I will come and help !
Happy New Year

Calv said...

Happy New Year to you Julie, always a pleasure seeing your name here. :)

Thanks for the back up on the spammers, i'll give you a shout if theres anything left of them. :)

maddy hill said...

your so funny , you always make me laugh ! glad your back bloggin hunny - now you just need to keep up to it .. remember your funny so you never have to make anything crafty to blog ... your funny just being your normal clutzy self .....rofl .

Calv said...

Thanks Maddy, but if i'm so funny, how come my jokes are always met with a blank silence? :)

I do need to make something though, just need to sort out my tip of a craft room first.

camcraft said...

Oh Calv .. how nice to see you blogging :-) Been a leftie I am not at all good with caligraphy sets you can buy ... will one day treat myself to a 'leftie' nib I enjoy making the wax seals, although not made any in a while. Every good wish for 2011 Calv :-)

♥ Lydia ♥ said...

Happy New Year to you, Maddy and the girls...hope 2011 is kind to you all xx

Nigel said...

Blimey - look what the cat's dragged up!

Welcome back, you've been AWOL long enough!

Stephen Baird said...

well said. i can usually tell how long i have been away from my office email by the number of viagra emails i get. maybe someone is trying to tell me something.
nikonsniper steve

Calv said...

Thank you Carole, you'll have to let me know how you get on with the lefty set if you get one, they have them on ebay for about a tenner. Happy Ney Year to you too.

Cheers Lydia for the kind words, all the best to you too. :)

Lol thanks Nigel, good to hear from you again.

Hi Steve, i saw your pics on your blog earlier, so many great photos. I'll be popping over there for lessons when i get a decent camera. :)

Hazel said...

Good to see you blogging again, Calv. Great snowy picture, although I still don't like the white stuff - hope we've seen the last of it. Happy New Year x

Calv said...

Happy New Year to you too Hazel, good to see you :)

Yes i must admit i'm not missing the snow, fell over too many times this year and i don;t bounce like i used to. :)

Karen@CCC said...

Welcome back to the land of the bloggers Calvin. Loved your update on Roland ha ha ha, I'll stay clear of any dubious cupcakes offered by rodents here in London (plenty of rodents here let me tell ya!).

I'll also look out for that wax-sealed envelope. Look forward to receiving it! :-)))

Your village looks like something out of a fairy tale; no wonder you have so many fairies there :-)


Karen@CCC said...

Roland=Rotty ;-)

Calv said...

Hi Roland indeed!!! :)

Had me in stitches that did. :)

Anonymous said...

Calv, long time no hear! Happy New Year to you and your family and Maddy! Please drop me a line sometime. =)

Calv said...

Wow great to see you Lea :) Certainly is long time no see...i'll make sure i get over to see you soon. I'll tell er indoor too. :)