Tuesday, 1 January 2019

Happy new year and welcome to 2019

Happy new year dear friends...welcome to 2019. I hope you all enjoyed seeing in the new year last night and are planning a quiet peaceful day today especially if you hit the bubbles whilst celebrating. Here is a lovely restful photo of a gorgeous rose I was sent by a dear friend for Christmas. How pretty is that red and the glitter sparkle is perfect for this time of the year.

As it is the 1st of the month it is of course time for our first challenge over at Country View. Our theme chosen by Christine is landscapes or cityscapes. I will confess I spent quite a lot of time umming and arhhring about what to make. I don't have any cityscape stamps or dies at all so I decided to go with the landscape part and also try to incorporate at Happy New Year card into it!
This is what I got up to;

I added a couple of oxide inks and some drips of water to black card just to give a hint of colour to my landscape.
 I then used my Visible Image, "Into the Woods" stamp set and stamped the background tree line stamp in white

 and the foreground stamp in gold ink.
This created my landscape. 
I then die cut some trees and stamped a very old Tim Holtz inspirational time sentiment and the Visible Image Happy new year and white embossed them.
Here is my new year, wintry landscape card. It went up for sale at Dotty's and sold the day it went in!

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

Sweet Stampin 1/3 New
Alphabet challenge 1/3 T for trees
As you like it 2/3 anything goes
Creative moments 2/3 anything goes
We love to create 1/3 anything mixed media

 You can enter our January challenge as many times as you like and combine with other challenges. There is also a £20 crafting voucher up for grabs to the lucky randomly selected winner to spend over on the Country View Crafts on line store. Remember that UK postage and packing is absolutely FREE! All the details for the challenge can be found here.

My 2nd DT post for Country View will be on 11 January.

I am going to enjoy a very lazy day, I might even sit down to watch a film but I have a feeling a little crafting might feature too. 

Wishing you all a year of happiness and good health and thanks for continuing to follow my creative journey here at Jane's Journal. It's always so good to see you here. Thanks so much for stopping by and for the kind comments you take the time to leave me. 

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. Gorgeous scene Jane, I love this stamp (it's on my wish list waiting for its turn...). You rose to the challenge and produced something magical!
    Happy New Year!

  2. You created a fabulous scene for this wonderful text!!! Happy New Year!!! xx

  3. This is beautiful Jane, I love your white embossing! Have a Very Happy New Year, Sue x

  4. happy New year Jane...what a wonderful sentiment! and a beautiful scene you have created.xx

  5. Best Wishes for the New Year! Love your card and the quote! Regards to Billy also! xo

    Jane T

  6. Happy New Year. Great card Jane.

  7. A very beautiful card to start the new year!!
    Wishing you health and happiness in 2019 my dear friend,
    V x

  8. Hello Jane! What a nice gift to send you sparkly red roses! I love that card you made.. will it be for the card shop?

      *H*A*P*P*Y* *N*E*W* *Y*E*A*R*!*

    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

    1. Hi Teresa, thanks and yes the card went down to Dotty's and sold the day it went in! Happy new year! xx

  9. Very pretty rose photo! I actually got a plant from my secret santa at work...anthurium. Nice red flowers! Your card is very nice and I like the words on the front! We must remember that thru our days! HaPpY NeW YeAr to you and your family and may you be blessed with peace, love and healthy days ahead!

  10. Such beautiful words on your new card design Jane...
    Wishing you and your family a happy and peaceful 2019!
    Susan xx

  11. WOW! Beautiful creation!! Thanks so much for playing in our Alphabet Challenge! Good Luck and please come back next month!

    Alphabet Challenge DT
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop by for a visit.

  12. Absolutely gorgeous, Jane! Isn't it amazing what you can do with the DOI? Thanks so much for joining us at As You Like It Challenge. Happy New Year!

  13. Amazing landscape, Jane! I understand, what you mean - I felt the same, when I read the theme, I don´t have stamps for this too. But you created a really lovely scene and the sentiment is gorgeous! No wonder, that it was sold immediately!
    Happy New Year!
    Evelyn xx

  14. This is awesome Jane - brilliant design! Happy New Year my lovely xx

  15. What a beautiful card
    Thank you for joining our challenge at https://polkadoodle.blogspot.com/.
    Corry DT member polkadoodles

  16. I think you've created a wonderful landscape with those beautiful layered trees in the background, and the die-cut trunks in the foreground framing that great quote. Love the fireworks too (white is definitely the best colour of firework!).
    Alison x


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