Thursday 31 December 2015

Happy New Year

I was going to do my normally crafty post, but I'll be really honest with you - the feeling of "rough as toast", which I've been mentioning over the last few posts....that continues, and meant I had a rubbish nights sleep, which means the jobs today have piled up so I'm meeting myself coming back.  Please don't take this as a call for sympathy.  I'm absolutely fine, I've just got a sore throat - the party will go on - I'll just be quiet(er).  And maybe not quite as tipsy :)

I had planned on being quite indulgent anyway. I was planning on making something that will not eventually, be given away - but I wanted to make something personal.  New Year does make us reflect, and it's a perfect time to make something to capture the moments of the last year which were special, different, unforgettable.  As I say some events are unforgettable - but unfortunately, lives become so hectic we forget so many wonderful things which have happened, and we tend to keep all our photo's hidden away on our phones or facebook - that we don't enjoy the memories fully.  With this in mind, I am going to create a piece of wall art for 2015.

Where to start.  Well, I've decided it will be a combination of drawing, printing and digital.  I may even use Serif.  And don't worry - I will keep you posted so you can see where I'm up to.  The most tricky part is going through the year for those little nuggets of gold.

So, I will start my project tomorrow, and take you through the steps - I feel this is one of those that may take me much longer than I anticipate.

I hope you will join me on my little journey remembering 2015.

Until then, however, I need to wish you all a very Merry New Year.  I hope 2016 brings you happiness, joy and peace.  Thank you so much for all your wonderful comments, wishes of luck, and support during this last year.  I know it's cheesy, but I always said, without the people watching us on Craft TV, we wouldn't have a job.  And I know I am incredibly lucky to have such a wonderful job.

I'm really looking forward to this next year - it's already exciting, scary and has adventure written all over it!  And it's lovely to be able to share it with so many people, who are my crafty family.

Lots of love everyone, see you in 2016!!!


MFM said...

Enjoy your evening. Cannt wait to see what the new year has lined up for you.
Happy Everthing M F Mxx

Linda Simpson said...

All the very best for 2016 Leonie! I hope the new chapter is as exciting as the last!
Linda xxx

Unknown said...

Hope you have a brilliant New Year Leonie and that you feel better soon xx

Unknown said...

Hope you have a brilliant New Year Leonie and that you feel better soon xx

karenlotty said...

Happy New Year and enjoy the new adventures to come I love my Serif and do year books 6x4 of various things like days out, parties, events etc So will be doing 2015 soon! said...

A very Happy and Healthy new year Leonie.
I hope you are feeling better, we need a good frost to get rid of all these bugs.
Take care and have fun kitty.

carol edwards said...

Wishing you a happy and healthy New Year Leoni and hopefully the present bug will be soon gone. Exciting times to look forward to so enjoy the journey as Tim H would say. X

Anonymous said...

My best wishes to you Leonie for the new year. I shall look forward to seeing your project on due course. With best wishes Jackie x

jac777 said...

Wishing you a great & crafty 2016 Leonie & to your hairy kids too :) xxx

hollyberry said...

Hope you have a great evening. Happy New Year to you and your family.
Can't wait to see what you are going to create for your wallart.

Sarah Brennan said...

Happy New Year. I look forward to going on the journey through 2015 with you. Also looking forward to the Craftathon in March!

Myra said...

Happy New Year Leonie!
Sorry you aren't feeling too well. Hope you feel a lot better tomorrow.
Thanks for bringing those of us who don't do Facebook up to date!
Much appreciated. It's a waste of your talent not to be actively involved in creating things!
Look forward to 2016 and what you have in store!

Unknown said...

Leonie I wish you well for 2016 and your new adventure and look forward to seeing you on TV again......please!
You really are a refreshing, funny and talented lady and having found your blog I am loving following your creations and learning new techniques, thank you for that.
Best wishes to you.

Penny Griffiths said...

Happy New Year Leonie.
Looking forward to following your blog and learning some new crafting tips.....just found it and it's brilliant!
Good luck for 2016, hope it's a happy, healthy one and we get to see you on our screens soon.
Best wishes
Penny x