Thank you and see you next year, perhaps?

Well, the year started out with the exciting news of the release of some dies that I had designed and progressed to include a trip to Australia and a UK TV appearance to launch them.

It saw me move house from one side of Scotland to another.

This in itself involved me getting to grips with something that I have never had, a garden – and lots of it!

Streams were dredged, holes were dug, many MANY leaves were collected and 25 tonnes of gravel and HUGE piles of logs have been manually shifted.

Thankfully, I made a new friend.

She’s now a semi-permanent fixture in the daily goings on in the country as she’s the neighbours dog and comes to visit regularly, with or without the neighbours.

Over the last six months there has also been an ever evolving craft area which I now think is pretty much as I hope it’s going to be for a while.

This year also included the updating of the online Scan N Cut course to include new and updated lectures for the CM series machine and the start of the new content for the DX series machines, which will continue into 2020.

Brother Scan N Cut DX 1200

2019 also saw the closure of Digital Craft Emporium and the movement of all of the SVG cutting files back to this blog. A decision not taken lightly as it meant a lot of downloading, uploading, rejigging and manually delivering of files.

The year also included the creation and launch of what I hope will become a series of colouring books via Amazon.

I even managed to go on a workshop for my own enjoyment and made a fabby notebook!

Oh, yeah, and I made a whole bunch of blog posts too!

Doesn’t seem like much when I put it into a list like that but I can assure you, it has been a full on time.

Anyway, the point of all of this wasn’t to bore you with how busy I have been. It is to thank you for keeping me company, keeping me sane-ish and supporting me with your witty comments, generosity and genuine kindness.

You seriously made a BIG difference to this year.

Thank you.

Two little words but I hope you realize how much they mean.

Now, I won’t be staying up until midnight so I will just say this. I genuinely wish you all the best for the coming year/decade and sincerely hope to have your company when the new year rolls in and the craziness starts all over again.

Best wishes and much love.

John. x

64 thoughts on “Thank you and see you next year, perhaps?

  1. I love the picture of you with the Shiba Inu they are great little dogs.
    All the very best for 2020, hope to see lots more of you on TV
    Love and Light
    Sioux x

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  2. Thank you so much for all the things you gave us this past year John, your inspiration, look in your life, gorgeous examples, great tutorials, stunning downloads and such great blog posts. I hope my friend that you have a Happy, Healthy and Creative New Year!

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  3. Best thing I did was buy your online course John. Thank you for all your expertise. Looking forward to new content when you add to the course. I wish you a Happy and Healthy New Year.

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  4. Wish you a happy crafty new year! So nice that you share pics and info about yourself, so tired of blogs that just want to sell and nothing else. You really connects with subscribers that surely sooner or later buy files. Thank´s for all.

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  5. John, I look forward to 2020 and following your crafting journey. You always inspire me and thank you for being such a positive spokesman for mental health. Happy New Year!

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  6. Happy New Year to you John, and to all the readers of your blog. Thank-you for keeping us entertained and all the inspiration and tutorials, it has meant a lot to so many of us. Look forward to more of the same next year. Kath x

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  7. Happy new year John, look forward to seeing what you have planned for 2020. I wish you all the very best. Take care and look after yourself xx

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  8. Happy New Year to you too John. May your inspiration continue to feed our creative juices for another decade to come xx

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  9. Thank you for all the lovely ideas you come up with & demonstrate in such a in-depth way. You are an inspiration to us all. Happy New Year to you & everyone who love & follow your blogs. XX

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