Spring...early spring brought some lovely weather and my beloved daffodils bloomed.
Summer....although late starting we had fabulous weather and my vegetable crop from my garden was one of the best. We also had tickets to Wimbledon on a scorching hot day, the players had to be sheltered from the sun with umbrellas, it made a change from the usual rain.
Autumn found us holidaying in sunny Rhodes and then gathering conkers at home. November 11 for us was the best day of the year as my precious granddaughter Daisy Jane came into the world.
Winter...has only just begun but brings my favourite time of the year. ..yes Christmas and there are only 359 days to go until the next one ;0)
And here is 2013 in one collage from the pages of my journal.
I have not featured any of my crafting in these collages as I will be back in the New Year with my Top 5 creations of 2013, now that is going to be much more difficult than the Christmas one.
Today's card challenge is one to celebrate the New Year and is my Design Team GD card for Nicecrane Designs. There are some lovely DT cards over at the blog, do stop by and say hello. I thought this printed digi image is just perfect for tonight. I used lots of gold card. There is a TH clock die, plus my J Sheen ivy die and the numbers are from Quickutz.
The backing papers are from Bearly Mine, a win for me during last year. If you recognise the bell it is from my Lindt chocolate Santa! I just added a red ribbon to it. Well waste not want not.
I would like to enter my New Year card into the following challenges;
Bearly Mine anything goes
Pan Pastels UK anything goes
Crafty Little Fairies anything goes
Cute card Thursdays anything goes
Loves Rubberstamps New Year resolution, mine is to try to make more shaped cards, they do take longer but are such fun.
A creative Romance Sparkle
Totally Gorjuss New
Make it Monday Linky Party #172
Squirrel and Fox anything goes
Party Time Tuesdays Party
Artistic Inspiration anything goes
Crafting from the heart anything goes
Lunagirl Moonbeams Vintage winter/New Year
Whoopsi Daisy celebrations
Polkadoodles anything goes
I would also like to mention that the Ribbon Girls are having a fun button competition ..all the details are here
So it's goodbye to 2013. I hope you all enjoy seeing out the old year tonight and ringing in 2014. May it be a happy and healthy one for you all. Thanks for making blogging such fun for me. You are all such a supportive cheerful bunch and thanks for all the lovely comments that you take the time to leave me. Here's to another year of blogging friendship and fun. For those of us in the South East take care tonight/tomorrow, it appears there is another storm heading our way, stay safe.
I will raise my glass to you all at midnight.
Bye for now