I do plan a post about the wedding as there were some gorgeous vintage touches and details I would love to share. I took lots of photos and I also want to make a "Moment" of the day. I hate rushing things like this so it will need to wait a while so that I can do it justice. I am also working on lots of guest designer bits so I need to get those done and dusted and then I can have some "Me" crafting time.
The reason for my post title today is that on Sunday my little blog will be 5 years old. Yes I can't believe it either.
We are celebrating our wedding anniversary on Saturday and on Monday I have another guest designer post coming up so rather than cram something in on Sunday I thought I would make today's post in honour of my 5th bloggerversary.
I still really love blogging, it brings me constant pleasure. A couple of weeks ago I published my 500th post. Wow, that's a lot of photographs and typing. I have made so many wonderful blogging friends and some have been with me right from that very first post way back in 2010. Some I have even had the pleasure to meet in person.
I have so enjoyed my creative journey and sharing all my crafts and hobbies here. As you know I am a bit of a dabbler in everything from card making, mixed media, cake making, gardening, photography, knitting, silversmithing, jewellery making and most recently crochet. I do love to constantly challenge myself artistically so my ideas and styles have continually changed and evolved over the last 5 years. If you missed my post sharing my hand made sea glass silver pendant do have a read here. It will then make sense why I am offering my handmade jewellery below as a gift, to say thank you to everyone who stops by and reads Jane's Journal
I wish I could send everyone a little gift but I can't, so I am offering 2 presents from me. There is a silver shell left over from my sea glass necklace on a silver chain and a pearl, shell, mother of pearl and coral necklace. All my jewellery has sterling silver findings and the little shell is fine silver. They will come in an organza bag and would make a great gift if they are not your personal taste. The winning names will be drawn out of a hat after the giveaway closes at 4pm on 9th August. I will post world wide. The first name out of the hat can choose which of the necklaces they prefer and the runner up will have the other.
My giveaways are always open to everyone whether you are a silent reader, follow by email or come past this way every post. Simply leave a comment on this post that you would like to be included in the draw and you're in with a chance. To give a little extra to my regular readers (yes you know who you are) I will offer an extra entry if you are a follower (new ones are always most welcome) and a 3rd entry to anyone who links/shares my giveaway photo above in their sidebar, on social media or in a blog post.
Please can you either leave separate comments telling me what you have done or just tell me how many entries you are entitled to.
My card today is of course a thank you card..what else could it be! I made it for my friend who kindly popped in and looked after Billy at the weekend while we were away.
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges;
Crafty individuals face value...I have gone a little lateral and used a clock face but there is also a bird face here too ;0)
PaperArtsy Time I was inspired by the clocks Leandra shared shown on book pages in her introduction post.
Die cut divas summer and patriotism..mine is the English tradition of afternoon tea.
Simon Says work it Wednesday die cuts
Creative Inspirations flowers
Little Claire's in bloom
That Craft Place words
Noor UK something old something new my new is my stamp my old is my ribbon.
Stamping sensations feature a creature
Crafty ribbons anything goes
Bunny Zoe summer breeze
Crafty Hazelnut's Pattern Paper July
Thank you everyone, it has been an amazing 5 years. I love sharing my work and snippets of my life with you. My pages of Jane's Journal are now quite thick but there are plenty more chapters for me to write.
You are all such kind, sweet friends and I really treasure sharing this fun blogging world.
Back on Monday with my 4th GD post for Tracey and if you like the flower power days of the 60s and 70s I am sure my creation will raise a smile!
Bye for now,