Tuesday, 31 December 2013

2013 from the pages of Jane's Journal

I really enjoy looking back at the year that is coming to a close today. 2013 has been a wonderful year....yes there are always ups and downs in life but I feel blessed that we have enjoyed so many great times. I have made a photo collage of each of the seasons as they came and went.

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.
It is from a fab sheet of wine and elves digi images available on the website here

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.


Back soon

Bye for now

Jane x


  1. What a fabulous year!

    Hope 2014 is just as wonderful for you and yours.


  2. What an amazing 2014 New Year card! Hope your New Year is filled with love and happiness. Thank you for joining us at Party Time Tuesdays.

  3. Lovely card. Happy New year! Thanks for joining us at Loves Rubberstamps.

  4. Love all your gorgeous collages, Jane! What a wonderful and colourful year it has been here on Jane's Journal! Love the card, just right for tonight's celebrations! Looking forward to visiting you in 2014 and wishing you a very Happy New Year!
    Helen xx

  5. Hi, Jane! I've thoroughly enjoyed joining you on your journey in 2013, with al it's events and seeing your creativity flourish! I've loved seeing your jewellery pieces, turned green at some of your amazing days out, well earned challenge wins and crafty purchases, and shared your most precious time in the birth of your darling granddaughter, Daisy! I hope that you have a wonderful evening and a very Happy New Year to my new found blogging buddy!! Hugs and best wishes, Lisa x

  6. Lovely to look back at 'your' year Jane and what a great year it was with the best bit right at the end......your beautiful Daisy Jane!!! :) You won't forget 2013 in a hurry!
    It has been lovely visiting you throughout the year and sharing your life my friend, here's to a long blogging friendship and happy times in 2014!
    Happy New Year lovely lady to you and yours! :)
    V xxx

  7. Gorgeous card! Have a very Happy New Year!

  8. a wonderful look back - fabulous xx

  9. Love the vintage New Year elves! Thanks for entering your lovely card in my Vintage Winter blog challenge at LunagirlMoonbeams.com!

  10. Dear Jane,

    What a happy&beautiful year you've had, and that sweet princess Daisy just made it all perfect! Fantastic way to sum the year with all those pretty images!

    I wish you all the best for 2014 - we'll see here often!


  11. What a wonderful year you had.. and the birth of Daisy Jane is the apex of joy!

      *H*A*P*P*Y* *N*E*W* *Y*E*A*R*!*

    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  12. i love this new year image! happy new year and thank you for playing with us at lunagirl moonbeams! xo

  13. hello Jane . First of all a fabulous read with great pictures and journaling is this post .
    A beautiful card as well . love the image and that bell is a lovely touch .
    Thanks for sharing this on Make it Monday

  14. Beautiful photos and the most gorgeous card Jane. It's been a real pleasure linking up with you this year, seeing your amazing projects and meeting you in person.
    I am looking forward to seeing more of your fabulous creations again this year and wish you and your family a very happy and blessed 2014.
    hugs {brenda} x

  15. Hi Jane! What a wonderful year and most exciting! Happy NEW Year! x Teje

  16. Amazing card Jane, just right for New Year. Thanks for joining us at TG this week.

    Kat x

  17. What a beautiful design, love the vintage look and the clock die cuts and numbers are great details for a New Year design! Spotted your card on MIM!

  18. Happy New Year, Jane!! What a year the old one was for you and your family.
    Great to look back at 2013 with you.

    Kisses for Daisy….
    Happy creating in 2014…
    Anne and all
    PlumCreek Studio

  19. A fabulous shaped card and the clock die cut is perfect for the New Year's theme. Great idea to recycle the bell too!
    Thanks for joining our challenge at Crafty Little Fairies :-)
    Hugs, Kat x

  20. So enjoyed looking back at your pictures! And what a wonderful 2014 creation with Ignacio's image - it's gorgeous!

  21. What a great post Jane!
    I've enjoyed your photo-collage tremendously and your card is adorable!
    lovely design as well ;)
    Thank You and Happy new Year!

  22. Gorgeous card and shape Deonna. I spotted this on MIM..Loz

  23. how gorgeous and a Happy New Year to you
    Hugs Kate xx

  24. So beautiful, love the vintage feeling of it!! Thanks for playing with us at Artistic Inspiration this time, hugs Kate DT

  25. Popped over from MIM, beautiful New Years cards Best Wishes for 2014.

  26. I always love seeing your gorgeous photos! Your grand daughter is a real sweetheart! I thought your conkers were interesting! I have never heard of those but they sure look like they would hurt if you got conked with one - LOL! Have a happy and blessed New Year Jane! Thank you so much for playing along at Loves Rubberstamps! We hope you play along with us again soon!

  27. Lovely card! Thank you so much for joining our Bearly Mine Challenge. Good luck!

    Hugs, Natascha

  28. I am crazy over your card! You have set off the vintage image to perfection. Best for 2014! Saw you at MIM.

  29. This is fabulous! I love how you incorporated the clock die and the 2014 numbers with that beautiful image! Helene here from Make It Monday

  30. What a great New Years card, seen on MIM
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  31. Happy New Year to you and yours! And thank you for sharing your precious moments from last year. Your card to ring the New Year is absolutely Darling. Thank you for joining us at Lunagirl Moonbeams.

  32. Lovely pages. Thank you for playing at Crafting from the heart. Hope to see you next time. Good luck.

  33. This is so fabulous!!! I love the image and the shape is so great. Love your resolution and look forward to seeing your shaped cards this year, that is exciting!!! Thanks for Playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

  34. OMG Jane,,,,,so lovely,,, so amazing creation,,,,, I am falling in love with this one,,,,,the vintage colck is stunning and the way you used my funny image,,,wowww,,,,,,What creative idea to add the bell,,,,,,you are rock Jane , sorry for the late reply,,,I was out of home.........

  35. Love your NEW YEAR creation. Thanks for playing with Loves Rubberstamps!

  36. Beeeeautiful Jane!!
    Thank you for joining us over at premium crafs and good luck.
    Tracy xxx


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