Wednesday, 30 December 2015

I should be so lucky

Well Santa was very kind to me this year and I got some amazing presents including chocolates, flowers, crafting goodies, and favourite cosmetics. My Hb spoilt me and in my lovely haul from him were

yes I know very spoilt and one other thing he squeezed into my stocking was this Instax camera. OMGoodness it is such fun. If you have never heard of them think modern Polaroid with credit card size colour photos. My son was completely in awe and spent most of Christmas posting images on his Instagram account. I was transported back to the 1970 when everyone owned a huge Polaroid camera. Daisy was fascinated that the photos get spat out of the side and develop before your eyes. My Mum had us in stitches as she was looking at the wrong side of one I took for her and told me that it hadn't worked...until I turned it around!

I will need to play with settings so I just put this on party mode for the holiday and obviously I have taken a photo of a photo so they are a little dark.

 They are the size of a credit/store card as I have shown below

I may even put some of these in a Moment at some point.

My card today is really a one which sums up how I feel about life. I don't share a lot of very  personal stuff here as I always believe blogging should be a positive and fun place to be.  I am very lucky and I am so grateful for everything I have but that does not say that life does not have its roller coaster moments. 2016 looks like being one of those for me job wise, I won't bore you with the details. I seriously do believe that everything happens for a reason. A new chapter perhaps in my life? Well it will certainly be change and who knows I may even find myself on a crafty adventure?

Here is my card

The stamps are PaperArtsy and I have coloured the sentiment with a Sukura glaze pen which gives a lovely glossy raised appearance. I have stamped on book pages and the bow is natural raffia. I am going to have a revamp of my Etsy shop in the coming months and this one is for sale here. I think the sentiment is perfect for so many occasion, even for a  just because card................

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges;

Stamping sensations anything goes with a stamp and a ribbon
Allsorts 1/3 anything but Christmas
Love to Create anything creative/mixed media #26
 Cute card Thursday anything goes
Anything but cute you've got happy mail

I really enjoy the days between Christmas and the New Year. We have had some wonderful family time over Christmas but everyone has now gone home and my Hb and I have some time to relax, walk, read and for me of course....craft. The sun was out yesterday again it's still more like spring than winter here. However today the wind is really gale force and it looks like rain is threatening. I am thinking of those poor souls up North who have been flooded out of their home and more flooding looks set for today. Also over in the States blizzards and tornadoes have been reeking havoc too. Stay safe... be thankful if you are snug today....and remember to bloom where you are planted ;0)

Thanks for visiting,

Back tomorrow with my favourite 5 creations of very last post of the year.

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. Beautiful card Jane, that background stamp is awesome! I completely agree about the week between Christmas and New Years, it's just so peaceful and relaxing after the hustle and bustle of the holidays. That camera is amazing!! I can't believe how small it is!! My hubby went the opposite direction and got me a ginormous zoom lens!! It's so big, I can barely hold the camera up!! ha!! Well it sounds like you had a wonderful holiday, so glad for that. hugs :)

  2. What super gifts Jane and your camera looks rather cool. A pretty card and apt for the start of the year.
    Hugs, Julie x

  3. Ooooh! Great pressies! Love that camera! I'm sure you will enjoy playing with it. Your card is so elegant and the quote is great! Hugs, Chrisx

  4. Awesome presents Jane, I vaguely remember those cameras and I'm sure my aunt had one. A really beautiful card too. Next year I need to purchase some Jofy stamps as I adore them and have seen them used in so many different yet wonderful ways. We don't always have control over work things as companies come and go so the only thing I can recommend is to go with the flow and I really hope it will all be okay for you in the end. I love this time of the year, it's quiet after the Christmas madness and before the New Year celebration kicks in too Karen xx

  5. a really wonderful post from you today jane. love all the gorgeous goodies you showed and your fabby pictures. love your card too!! big hugs rachel x

  6. Such lovely gifts Jane and your camera looks like a lot of fun!
    Yes things do happen for a reason and I'm sure like your little card says you are going to bloom!n
    V xx

  7. OH! my ...lovely goodies and that camera is something!!! I used to have one of those big Polaroid cameras way way back. I thought they were top notch at the time but just look now! I have read an advert for one of those little cameras and thought it was rather neat. It looks so too!

    Happy New Year!!
    Before I forget I have just posted my Giveaway on my blog if you would like to participate.

    Amanda x

  8. Hi Jane.. we're doing okay here in Corbett.. although it did rain for a month straight but we stayed safe. The quote on your cards is special to me.. I once was living far from my family and moaned and complained about missing home and an old lady said that to me and it changed my life.

      *H*A*P*P*Y* *N*E*W* *Y*E*A*R*!*

    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  9. Hey Jane!!! Your card is nice but your photos are fantastic. Oh I remember those Polaroid Cameras - I used to have one. They are now in the museum with the first transistor radios.
    I wish you a very healthy and happy 2016 and look forward to more of your posts!!!
    Sandy xx
    sandy xx

  10. Hello Jane

    Love your gifts!
    I got Chanel 5 ;)
    I'm so happy you are enjoying your new Instax! Yours looks so cool!
    I must take more landscape pictures with mine.
    Your card is beautiful and I hope 2016 brings you nothing but good and positive changes.

  11. Looks like Santa looked after you well. Thanks for joining us at all sorts Tracy

  12. Hello dear Jane,

    Lovely presents to lovely lady!! That camera must be the most amazing thing ever, and the ways you can use it on your creations, wow!

    And the future... it will be wonderful, different but wonderful! I know you will bloom this year, and we, your friends, will be there to nourish that too :)

    Here's to your New Year!


  13. Hi Jane, so refreshing to see something besides Christmas right now, but not to say I'm done with that yet! It is lovely to see the fun you had at Christmas with your family and all those wonderful gifts. I gave my daughter one of those cheap camera's from Michael's that takes polaroid like shots, and she loves it. The film is crazy expensive though! Thank you for all your inspiration in 2015 and I'm looking forward to seeing what creative things you will do in 2016! Hugs!

  14. PS Thank you for joining our challenge You've Got Happy Mail at Anything But Cute! Hugs! Sara Emily DT

  15. Thank you so much for joining You've Got Happy Mail challenge at Anything But Cute!

    Samra DT
    Paper Talk with Samra

  16. Happy New Year, dear Jane. Enjoy your lovely presents. 0-: My much older siblings had Polaroid cameras. Love this much "newer" version. Thanks for the holiday greetings!! Kisses for Daisy and Billy.
    Anne and crew xx


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