Tuesday, 31 December 2019

A look back at 2019 ...... Part 3

Happy New Year's Eve ......

Well this is it ...... my final post of 2019!  And what a year it's been.
Before all the celebrations start, lets finish taking a look back at the last tweleve months. Grab a cuppa, and a comfy chair, and off we go!

AUGUST ...... we had the Manx Grand Prix, birthday celebrations and the odd night out (or two!). 

In the craft world things were beginning to get a little festive with Sweet Poppy Stencils back on the TV

It wasn't all baubles and holly though ..... this little guy found his way to the craft room

and one of my favourite stencils had another outing

SEPTEMBER ...... the month of the IOM Food & Drink Festival, one of my favourite events on the island!   
I got the Art Journaling bug (again!) ........ my large Dylusions journal finally saw some paint! (it's seen a bit more since then too)

There was the launch of a brand new Blog Challenge ...... Perfectly CAS (using only one third)

You all know I love CAS, so I was thrilled to be part of the Design Team ......

And we're back to food and drink, for the National Coffee Day Blog Hop .....

Oooh! ...... and this little man was 9!!!

On to OCTOBER ...... we had a fabulous holiday in Santorini ...... our first time there but it won't be our last! 

We had a trip across to the UK to see the family ........ and we also made the decision to finally buy a motorhome ..... hubby's new toy!  It won't be long now before it's all ready to collect.

On the craft side ...... we finished the calendars .... yeah!

and I joined the CAS Mix Up Design Team ......

Not long to go now ...... NOVEMBER.  
The festive preparations really got underway. We had a BIG birthday to celebrate, and it was the Christmas Workshop.

Festive ideas for the Sweet Poppy TV shows,

It wasn't all Christmas though ....... this is one of my CAS Mix Up makes

OK ...... DECEMBER it is.  If you're still with me, well done, and thank you.  You might want to refill that cuppa!

It seems like five minutes since I put the tree up, Christmas shopping became a daily pastime, and there's been party, after party, after party!
I've cooked enough food to feed an army, and eaten my body weight in chocolate!  It's been fabulous!

One Christmas party that didn't end with a hangover was Uniko ........

I got to hand deliver some of the family Christmas cards this year which was nice ......

I managed to get the last ones in the post on time .....

And I even used the iron on some ...... 

Well, that's just about it from me. 

I'd like to say a huge THANK YOU to all who have visited my Blog, left comments or become followers this year.  I really do appreciate each and every one of you.
I hope you've enjoyed your time here ...... it's nice to know I'm not talking to myself!

If you're off out celebrating this New Year's Eve, have a great night.
We're off to our favourite restaurant for dinner, then it's back home before midnight.  Well that's the plan anyway.  I'm cooking a mountain of food again tomorrow, for the first family dinner of 2020!

All that's left is for me to wish you all ......

 a very Happy, Healthy and Crafty New Year.

May your stamps be perfect,
your ink pads never run dry,
and your mojo be always with you!

See you on the other side!



  1. Happy New Year to you too Linda.
    Kath x

  2. I have enjoyed your blog throughout the year, and wishing you and yours a Happy, Healthy and Crafty 2020

  3. I too love your blog posts Linda and I thank you for your creativity and tons of inspiration x. Thank you too for your fabulous Christmas card, which has been shown in this post....I am a lucky girl x. Here's to a Healthy, Happy and Crafty 2020 x Sending love and hugs and thank you for you blog friendship x.

  4. What a great way to wrap up the year with a look back each month of 2019. What a fabulous year you had!! And we all benefit from your amazing designs. Happy New Year!! xx

  5. wonderful review of 2019, I love seeing all your designs Linda even though I may not comment on all. Have a wonderful New Year :)

  6. I always love your looks back, Linda, and this year was better than ever! Thank you for sharing your fun, creative, and adventurous life with all of us! Your art work just gets better and better! Happy New Year!! Hugs, Darnell


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