Thursday, 4 January 2018

A new year and a look back…



Good morning lovely crafty friends, happy new year and I hope you all had a good Christmas. It’s passed so quickly and ours was pretty quiet this year but thankfully (and for a change) we all escaped the bugs and viruses that have been going round. Keith and I don’t really do pressies any more but I got the obligatory cookery book, pandora charm and perfume. My laptop is playing up so I will be replacing it soon and that will be my Christmas present to myself!
 
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Joe was 21 on new years eve, we had a lovely family day and then he had a party with his friends. He works in a cocktail bar and they let him have the top floor for the evening which was very good of them considering it’s such a busy night
 
This is my Joe, he loved having his picture taken and was always posing for me…
 
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and this is on his birthday making his Mum a cocktail, a rare picture of him as I can’t get him in front of the camera now…

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I’ll be back shortly with new images from LOTV - but for today I thought I’d do the traditional look back over the previous year and share a few of my favourite makes…

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Cosy Together
 
All loved up
 
LOTV Jasmine shopping
 
LOTV ballet shoes
LOTV Two's Company
 
LOTV Lazy Daisy stamp
 
LOTV Greg Cupcake

…bit of a Lili of the Valley theme going on here isn’t there lol!!
I resolved to use all my other stamps when I left and I still buy lots of different brands but I just love their images and they always seem to have one that suits my needs
My cards have changed over the last couple of years, I use a lot less flowers and ribbon now preferring a cleaner style, it’s interesting to look back
 
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Sorry for all the pics, if you’re still here thanks so much for stopping by!
I’d love to know what you think if you have time to leave me a comment, I’ve been reading from a few bloggers recently about the shift to Facebook and Instagram but I do like to blog although it’s not as often as I intend. I do use Facebook but not for my cards, and I like to visit everyone's blogs and see what you have been up to too
 
Have a good day all whatever you’re up to

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28 comments:

  1. Happy new year to you Anne and a happy belated birthday to Joe, I hope he had a wonderful time.
    These are all really wonderful cards and I look forward to seeing what beauties you'll create this coming year. Must admit I don't do Facebook and I've no intention to start... I'm happy enough to carry on blogging while they're are still others out there xx

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  2. Happy New Year! Happy Belated Birthday to Joe too. Love the photos - they are so much fun! The cocktail he is making looks yummy - he is a good looking lad! Gorgeous look through your cards - I have two LOTV stamps coming that I bought in their half price sale! Hugs xxxxx

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  3. It sounds like you've had a lovely Christmas and new year. I'm so glad. Lovely to see some of your beautiful makes again. Hope you're ok dearie. Hugs xx

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Debbie x

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  4. Hi Anne

    Happy 2018 .. .. I hope it is a good year for you.

    Your Christmas sounds lovely .. .. well done on staying germ free! LOL!!

    Belated birthday wishes to your Son. I love the collection of photographs you have put together of him .. .. especially the one of him in his Santa hat.

    I must admit I just love my blog .. .. I don't use Facebook or Instagram at all. In fact my blog has become a bit of a diary and I quite often look back on it to see when something in particular happened.

    Lovely collection of cards too Anne.

    Love Jules xx

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    1. Thanks Jules, yes I like to look back too at old posts and read what I was doing!

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  5. happy new year Anne, loving the collage of your son (happy 21st Joe) and the lili theme. I hope you enjoyed your Dakari (don't know if I have spelt it right). Ann. x

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    1. Thanks Ann, it was lovely well spotted (think there is a Q in there somewhere!)x

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  6. Adorable pictures of your son when he was a baby, how fun faces he made! :D
    Happy Birthday to him!
    Your array of cards looks fabulous, they are all so lovely!
    Happy New year!

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  7. Happy New Year Anne and a belated birthday wish to your son. Sounds like you all had a great time. It was lovely to see all these gorgeous cards in your review of 2017 and I look forward to seeing what creations yo share in 2018! As for blogging, I much prefer to write my blog although I have got it set to automatically share my blog post on to FB. I don't blog as often as I'd like though, time just always slips away from me lately but maybe that can be one of my resolutions this year?
    Lorraine

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    1. Thanks Lorraine I didn't know you could do that I'll have to take a look. Good idea for a resolution! x

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  8. Happy New Year! What fantastic photos of your son, they must hold such wonderful memories for you.
    All your cards are absolutely gorgeous! I don't do Facebook or Instagram so would miss seeing people's cards. I've been Awol due to illness but hope to be back blogging soon. Debra x

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    1. Thank you Debra, hope you are feeling better. I keep popping by your blog so hope you'll be back soon xx

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  9. Très bonne année à toi ! Ton fils est très photogénique et tes cartes toujours merveilleuses !!
    Bises
    Thaly

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  10. Hello Anne!
    Lovely family pictures!
    Gorgeous cards!
    Happy new year to you and your family!
    Dimi...

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    1. Thank you Dimi and to you too xx

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  11. Happy New Year to you Anne, wonderful photos of Jo, thank you for sharing them, they grow up so quickly, too quickly.
    Lovely selection of cards too, Kate x

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    1. Thank you Kate, it makes me sad I don't know where all those years have gone xx

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  12. Fabulous card choices Anne, and some lovely pics of Joe too! That cocktail looks yummy. I hope you had a good time. xx

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    1. We had a lovely day, thanks Annette xx

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  13. Oh Anne, this is such a fabulous section of beautiful cards! I absolutely love each and every one of them. Thank you for sharing your gorgeous pics, I hope you had a great night on New Years Eve.
    Hugs
    Gina xx

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  14. All beautiful cards Anne and I love he pics of Joe. I still prefer to look at blogs too, they are so much better at getting details and techniques across. The disadvantage is that it takes a lot more time to show your appreciation of a card, it's a shame there's no 'like' button on Blogger :o)
    Looking forward to see what else you create in 2018.
    Hugs,
    Katrina xx

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    1. Thanks Katrina, a 'like' button would be great just so people knew you popped by. Commenting takes such a long time x

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Thanks for taking the time to leave me a comment, I love to read them and will try to return the visit. Anne x