I hope this new year brings many good things your way.
At the start of the year we all think about change.
The things we want to achieve, bad habits we want to loose.
We look forward to the year with new hope that things will be better.
It's the same in business.
Retail is changing and the world is being ruled by the Internet.
For Sugar Nellie , there will be many changes this year.
Last year we costed along, falling behind and maybe taking our eyes off the ball.
2014 will see changes. It's essential to our survival.
New appointments both voluntary and paid.
New alliance with other companies, working together to be stronger.
New partnerships. Both designers and freelance artists.
A new look, everyone needs a make over.
Guests, we will be introducing you to new people all over the globe.
More digital for our customers far from home.
Things we will not be tackling in 2014, shows, we just don't have the man or woman power to do these. But we can support anyone who wishes to take Sugar Nellie on a day out to their local shows.
One of the first things is our challenges, both The Sugar Bowl and the FaceBook group will under go changes. New blood is needed. A wider audience is required. A partnership with other challenge blogs which are not stamp brand connected would allow you twice as much entries for the one creation. After all, time is everyone's enemy.
Less looking and more doing. If I made a tiny percentage of the things I pin, I would be doing far more than I do now.
If you are connected with any challenges, craft companies, artist.... Who may like to work along side Sugar Nellie in 2014, let me know. I am not looking for spencer ship , more a partnership. There will be announcements as we tackle each new project but I am open to ideas.
I picked up this sketch challenge over on Pinterest. It's so much easier to create when you have some ground work in front of you rather than a blank page.
I would love to see Sugar Nellie cards appearing in other challenges.
Maybe we could mix it up a bit, sketches, themes and colours.
Working to make your creativity go further.
Encourage you to ink up those Nellies.
Well I am not one to make new years promises. Nothing like setting yourself up to fail.
But these are my work related challenges for the year ahead.
I have no idea how much of it I will achieve, how successful it will be.
But I can only but try. God loves a trier.
Let me know yours thought. Leave me your comments. After all, I have been listening you you all for six years now. Sugar Nellie is about as small as you get and this business is led by customer demand. That's you!
Happy New Year, best wishes all round.