Saturday, 28 December 2019

A look back at 2019 ...... Part 2

Happy weekend .......

It's been quiet here today, so I'm continuing my look back at 2019.
It hasn't been a bad year I suppose ..... we've had our share of curve balls thrown at us but, fingers crossed we can deal with them! 
2020 is not that far away now ...... who knows what that will bring!

Anyway ...... we're up to APRIL. 
We had birthday's and Easter.  Lauren started a new job.  We had friends over who we hadn't seen for a few years and picked up like it was only yesterday.  The hot tub was full and our BBQ season started!

On the craft front there were Blog challenge, new releases, and of course my workshops.

I do love a one layer card every now and again ...... although not always the easiest cards to make!

Another thing I like to create are Artist Trading Coins ....... little pieces of artwork made for swapping

These were for the Happy Little Stampers ATC Challenge

We had more fabulous stencils from Sweet Poppy

I love this pretty hummingbird design

And we made a start on our workshop project ...... calendars

In MAY it was .....  Bank Holiday weekends, wine tastings, and a couple of trips across to the UK.
There was my favourite craft show at Port Sunlight ..... only 17 weeks until the next one!

Hubby and I had a fabulous long weekend in Scotland

And of course, the IOM TT got underway ....

Craft wise there were new releases from Uniko  and Sweet Poppy Stencils ......

More Calendar pages on the workshop ......

As well as all the regular Blog Challenges etc. ..... including the CAS Stencil challenge

and Happy Little Stampers ....

On to JUNE now ...... all the regular crafty bits plus TT Race Week, where the weather played a big part at the start of the week.

There were Blog Hops ......

and Challenges ....... and a few new stamps!

A blast from the past ..... mica powders! I'd forgotten how much fun these little pots were

And I had fun with a new technique from Jennifer McQuire ...... floating die cuts
I must do more with this technique in 2020!

JULY ...... lots of birthday's, a wedding anniversary and our family holiday ...... a little later than  we normal go but well worth the wait

Regular blog challenges ......

a touch of alcohol ..... ink that is!

and lots of birthdays ......

the perfect excuse for making gorgeous floral designs ......

And by the end of the month it was time to start feeling festive again with the first of the Christmas releases from Sweet Poppy Stencils.

Phew!  What a busy year it's been .....  and it's not over yet.
I'll be back with a look at the last few months very soon.

Thanks for popping by ...... enjoy the rest of your weekend.
I need a nice large, cold,  G&T I think ...... cheers!

Cheerio until next time .......


  1. Thanks , great blogpost again !
    Wishing you and your family a great 2020!
    X Ineke


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