So I've chosen my top 5 Christmas cards, now Debby is hosting the top 5 creations of the year!
Now where do I start to choose just 5 of this years's cards?
It was hard to choose my favourite 5 Christmas cards of 2014 so this was even harder. To make it easier I decided not to include any Christmas cards in this selection, even though my poinsettia would have made it in I think!
First off the block is this card made for a Muse challenge using my favourite die cut 'Glorious Gardenia' and some free DP from a mag.
My daughter liked it so much she asked me if I could make a retirement card for her first teaching mentor and now friend along the same lines. I love the die and have used it in lots of cards, even cutting it down and adding to it. I think I've had my monies worth from it!
Now this next card was inspired by one of my favourite crafters and team mate at ATSM the wonderful Loll Thompson. It uses a collection of die cuts, some as they came - the tulips but others cut down - the window and bowl. I love stamping and colouring but equally I love using die cuts!
Now this card I have chosen to represent all those cards I made using LOTV images and coloured using Copics. This is slightly different as it is monochrome but I was really pleased with it despite not getting any recognition, but hey I was more than happy with it.
This next card was inspired by the colours of my bedroom! It was a colour challenge over at Less is More and rather fun.
It uses die cut foliage, a MB circle burst and a LOTV circular sentiment. I love the colour combo, the whole house has that scheme in one form or another!
Now to my favourite card of the year.
The start of this card was a photo over at Fusion which came together with a sketch at STAMPlorations. I had only recently discovered their stamps by the lovely Shery, so it was great to use them in this way. It nearly didn't get finished as I smudged one of the top daisies while embossing it. When I tried to do another panel my heat gun refused to work, so I had to do a bit of judicious trimming and in the end all was well! It's so pleasing to create something that works and ultra special for others to say the same!
I also have another card I would like to mention -
Now I know that this is number six but as Debby included an extra in her Christmas 5 so I've done it here. This card was picked up well after it was posted originally in May but at the time of writing it has been viewed over 1400 times, so some of you think it's one of the best, therefore I've included it here.
It was originally made for a few challenges including CASual Friday and a CAS on Sunday sketch as well as a Less is More flower challenge.
So that's about it, another year almost over.
It's been a great 2014 so I hope that 2105 is just as good if not better.
Thanks to Debby4000 for the idea.
Thanks for popping around and see you in 2015,
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
EDIT - 1/1/15 Mynn is also having an end of year link up so it would be a shame not to join in the fun.
and so is Lyndal over on her blog
5/1/15 Totally forgot that Clear it Out Challenge Blog are having a favourite card of 2014 so I will also enter there.