Monday, 31 December 2012

Goodbye 2012 - Hello 2013

I don't normally do New year Resolutions or 'soul searching' stuff - but want to take a few minutes of your time to look back on some memories of the year just drawing to a close.

The big highlight was meeting lovely fellow crafters at the WOYWW crop in October.
 The lady behind it all (on the left) - the lovely Julia. Just as bubbly and wonderful in real life as she is on her blog. It was wonderful to meet you (and Jan, too, and all the others) Thanks for some LOVELY memories.
 my journal page commemorating the day.
 2012 saw me 'embrace' my journal more - here are some of my favourite pages. I think I've blogged all of these before, during the year. (I just can't find all the links!) This was one I prepped for a 'lesson' during the Crafty Boots DT play day - another major highlight.
Lots of you were kind enough to leave me lovely comments about this page, for which I thank you! I think this is my favourite of them all.

I didn't ONLY play in my journal this year, honest! I was quote fond of this altered piece that I made earlier in December..

I also spent lots of time playing with Paperartsy Fresco paints and stencils - this is a 5x7 canvas 

I still found time for tags! 

As I mentioned, the Crafty Boots Design Team also had a get together this year, which was another huge highlight, and my lovely friend Gabrielle put up with me put me up for the weekend - it was so lovely to meet her again (we met through our blogs and through twitter and met for the first time in 2011) - Gabrielle, your friendship means the world to me, thank you for your support and love this year, it has kept me going!! (some of you know things have been a bit tough at work to say the least and 2013 will see me searching for a new job.....)  Thanks need to go to lots more of you too, with your generosity and encouragement; thank you for taking the time to read my blog and Happy New Year to you all!


CraftygasheadZo said...

Happy New Year lovely. I don't normally do such posts but am going to do so in a mo! You're right highlights have been meeting you guys and carrying on our crafty journeys. Here's hoping we meet again in 2013 and it's a good year for us both! Take care Zo xx

sam21ski said...

Great to have a look back and reflect on some of the best bits!!

Love your journal pages. Still don't think I'll be doing any, just not my thing!! But yours look great.

Happy New Year and I hope it's a good one for you.

Sam xxx

Yours Artfully said...

Wishing you a very Happy New Year Helen. Fingers crossed that new job is just around the corner.

Much love, Lin x

Artyjen said...

Wishing you a Happy New Year....wishing you nothing but good things to come ;)
xoxo Sioux

Hels Sheridan said...

Happy New Year to you Helen... wishing you a wonderful 2013 and I truly hope that a job will appear very soon for you - one that will make you happy and give you enough spare dosh for more stash xx

Gabrielle said...

Oh my! I'm crying! Helen, I have done nothing this year to warrant such amazing comments but believe me that I value YOUR love and support just as deeply. Much, much love and warmest of wishes for 2013 - the year that brings you all you wish for xxx

Anonymous said...

Terrific projects, love the journal pages.
A very happy New Year to you. Hugs.

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Lovely to read through your highlights of 2012 Helen, hope 2013 is just as exciting. Happy New Year. Tracy x

Julia Dunnit said...

The pleasure was absolutely all mine. jan was so right when she said I shouldn't be scared!! really enjoyed your arty blogging this year..keep going. Love to you for 2013, I know how much it needs to hold.xx

Gez said...

Very Best Wishes Helen. I hope you have a wonderful New Year. Your creations are always inspirational, keep up the good work & happy crafting. Thanks also for your support and comments on my blog & Twitter I very much appreciate your comments and love knowing you are there.. hugss Gez xxx

Virginia said...

I hope you have a fabulous New Year and enjoy your art journalling in the coming year, can't wait to see your creations!

Netty said...

Happy New Year, Annette x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Beautiful pages. Wishing you a Wonderful and Happy Year 2013.

Samantha Elliott said...

Happy New Year to you Helen! Looking forward to the fun and frolics of 2013 including BSSBS in April and WOYWW Crop II, whenever that may be!

Carmen said...

Oh what a fabulous round up of your creations. You've been so busy this year and I've loved peeking into your journal pages, thank you for sharing them with us.

Happy 2013 Helen' may it bring thou all you wish for x x