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Monday, 30 December 2013

That was a Year...

...that was!

2013 has been a tiring year with lots of travel for work and as a result, I haven't done the amount of crafting that I would have wished to. However, Debby has now asked for our "Favourite five Creations of 2013" and I've just been browsing through to see what I've made and what have been my favourites.

There have been lots of things that I have made this year that I loved but keeping in mind that it had to be "Five" items, I had to make some decisions and this is the collection that I ended up with...

In March I attended a couple of "Andy Skinner Style" workshops - I really enjoyed both but this was what I made at the one that was run by Andy Skinner himself...
...I loved my clock so much that it was up on the wall in my study as soon as I got home (even before I'd unpacked my totes LOL).
July saw the annual Christmas in July event over at Catch the Bug. I shared a teddy card as one of my favourite Christmas creations but this one had to make it onto this list...
..."JJ" is one of the digi ranges over at Bugaboo stamps and I just thought this would be perfect for a friend of mine. This 'miss' is such fun and I just loved this image. All coloured using alcohol ink pens.
Ignacio over at Nicecrane Designs offered some Halloween freebies back in August and I got a bit carried away making this trick-or-treat sweetie pot...
 ...I just loved the way it all came together.
More recently, UKS held a Christmas project hop and the project that 'kicked-off' the event was what inspired this...
 ...a recipe book. It was the perfect project for using some of Ignacio's 'food' images on and in addition to this, Ignacio has created some wonderful bookplate type swirls that I am using to finish it off with - I'll be doing a more detailed post of the finished item soon.
Now this is one project but I had to show you two photos of it...
...the lovely embossed and waxed box, which when turned around...
...reveals two 'books'. The books are actually storage boxes where you can hide treats or treasures.

So there you have it, my five favourite creations from 2013. Over all, I think it is a close run thing between the clock and the embossed box of books as to which was my absolute favourite. If you click on any of the photos you will see a larger image which will let you see the details of the items more clearly.

Why not hop over to Debby's blog to see what other folk have shared as their favourite creations of the year..........................................................................................

13 comments:

Desire Fourie said...

This is a wonderful selection of projects and a great reflection of your beautiful creative style.
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Barbara said...

Oh my I love your creations, I too attended Andy Skinner's Clock Workshop and have mine in my craft room as well.

Love love love your books in a box, Stunning xx

Barbara

Sandra said...

You've picked some gorgeous projects, but it must have been hard as I know through reading your blog you do such amazing creations. Happy new year to you xxx

Lynsey said...

Hi Toni, these are all beautiful creations!
Hugs Lynsey x

Sally H said...

wow, wow, wow! I love them all - so varied but all amazingly beautiful! The box with the 'books' is possibly my favourite though. I'd love to try something like that! Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog too x

Jackie Scott said...

Wonderful work your creations are gorgeous - great selection!

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Five beautiful creations - love the Andy Skinner clock and the book box!
Thank you for your kind comment on my blog.

Best wishes for the New Year - Sylvia x

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

WOw! These are sensational projects. I especially love the gorgeous wax box. Very creative!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

ah just wodnerful isnt it Peejay, having a look through the crafty lot of 2013... and with yours the last takes the cake! love it...

.. and it reminds me have some of that wax two colours I think and NOT used - shocking!!!!!!!!!!!! :D
.. thanks for popping over, Shaz in oz.x

She King said...

I love your creations....xxx

MiniOwner said...

What a super idea, Toni. Some fab projects there.
Sue x

cotnob said...

This is a fabulous selection of projects Toni, such a wonderful variety of styles.
Pauline
x

debby4000 said...

What a wonderful selection, they're all so gorgeous.
luv
Debby