Saturday, 3 January 2015

My favourite 5 creations of 2014

This is part 2 of Debby over at a scrap journey fun annual challenges. I showed you my favourite 5 Christmas cards here. Do pop on over and link up your own favourites, there is even some lovely candy to be won. Thanks Debby for organizing this again.
Join me on the 30th December
This time we are allowed to show our 5 favourites of anything paper based we made in 2014. I feel my crafting has really grown during the last year. I have started to dabble much more into mixed media which has opened my eyes to another dimension in my crafting. I had a ball joining in with Tim Holtz's 12 tags of 2014 and also with the Funkie Junkie's 12 tags of Christmas. I also went to some fab workshops. This has all really helped me learn new skills and techniques. I really enjoy the challenge of something new. I will never lose my love of cute card making though, I think I must be a rather unusual crafter as I embrace both grunge and cute styles.

I had a look through all my makes last year and came up with these 5 (well there are 7 but Debby says that is OK)...they are in no particular order.

Number 1
The birthday card I made for my darling granddaughter Daisy's 1st birthday
Number 2 
The Moment I made after our amazing holiday in Seville
Number 3
One of my halloween tags
Number 4
 An accordion
 card I made for my daughter's birthday which was a Guest Design piece for CVC's monochrome challenge
Number 5
The Moment I made after visiting the poppy installation at the Tower of London. This is a photo of my dear Granddad in World War 1. There is a link to this post here it was an amazing day out.

Number 6
The mixed media piece I made as a guest designer for Crafty Hoarders,Office Supplies challenge
and finally number 7 my tag book I made for my Hb with our holiday photos in.

Thanks Debby for allowing us to revisit our work from 2014. I look forward to a new year of creativity.

I decided my card challenge card for today should be very bright and cheerful as the weather today has been pants. It has poured with rain all day. It features the sweet house mouse and he is looking very summery sipping his lemonade. Lovely thoughts of summer days to come........
I made the backing paper with distress inks and some floral stamping with gold embossing powder. The butterfly is a Martha Stewart punch.
And in the words of the is for you...all of you out there who take the time to visit me here and to leave such kind comments.
Thanks so much.

I would like to enter my house mouse card into the following challenges;

House Mouse and friends anything goes
Gruffies and Guests buttons and bows
Natalie and Amy all things new my new is the ribbon and red button which came from Santa ;0)
Country view use something new to you's my lovely polka dot ribbon and red button
ABC anything goes 
Cute card Thursdays anything goes
Sweet stampin new my new is my polka dot ribbon and the red button
I love Promarkers anything goes
Passion for Promarkers mega Christmas bingo I am playing the first vertical line; ribbon, die cuts, buttons

I hope you are enjoying the weekend? It's time to start taking down our decorations tomorrow as we will not have time on 12th night to do it. My Hb and I will sit at our festive table with the tree lights on for one last time tonight. Then it really is time to say goodbye to my favourite time of the's been a great Christmas but now I am really looking forward to the new year and everything new it brings.

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. Such a lovely card! I love the bold bright colors you used in the background. Thanks for joining us at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.

    Snoopy :D

  2. Awww your card is gorgeous thank you for entering our challenge at Gruffies and guest Buttons Bows or boths with the option of anything goes good luck and hope to see you again next time Dt member Sandra H xx

  3. You had a very creative 2014 Jane, some lovely pieces, and I love your fun house mouse card
    Thank you so much for joining in with our Something New challenge at Country View Crafts. Sue xx

  4. I'm with the mouse......sunshine and lemonade for me!!!!
    Lovely to revisit your 2014 makes Jane, such beautiful and varied work!
    Our decs got packed up on New Years Day, Christmas is definitely past here, spring cleaning starts next week!! Love this time of year. :)
    Enjoy your weekend my dear,
    V x

  5. I always love watching your creative juices flowing while you make your works of art! I liked the book from your vacation a lot. Have a nice colorful last night and I hope your packing up goes easy.
    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  6. All of your projects are winners in my book and I love your new "summery" card ;)

  7. Gorgeous cute HM creation love the bright colours, sure looking forward to some better weather..

    Thanks for sharing with us at House Mouse & Friends Mon. chall this time.

    smiles Christine x

  8. Fabulous card. Thank you for joining us at I♥Promarkers challenge good luck Ginny x

  9. Jane this is a stunning series of creations, a true showcase of your wonderful creative talent. Its hard to pick a favourite. Thank you so much for sharing them with your bloggy friends. Also wishing you a 2015 filled with tons of love and happiness xxx
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  10. This is a fabulous card, you have chosen such an adorable image and such lovely warm colours.
    Thank you for joining us at the House-Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.

  11. Gorgeous the one for your cute...Ive become a follower so not to miss any more of your lovely projects...Joolsx

  12. Gorgeous creations Jane :-) I love the photo of your Grandad, such a special keepsake. I went to the Tower to see the poppies too, a fabulous work of art and it really brought home how many lives were lost in the Great War
    LOVE your House Mouse card, one of my all time fave images :-)

    thanks for joining us on the House Mouse and Friends Challenge :-)
    Lols x x x

  13. Another gorgeous card Jane. Thank you so much for joining in with our Mega Christmas challenge at PFP. Good luck and Happy New Year! Hugs, Denise x

  14. I was thinking "gorgeous" too. You've made so many wonderful creations in the last year. I can only expect that you'll make wonderful things this year too. It's nice to see different styles and colors in this collection. I really like the texture in your last post too. Happy New Year!!!!

  15. Hi Jane! What a lovely sunny card, just perfect to brighten up these grey days! Sweet Housemouse image and great inky background. Thanks for joining in with our Mega Christmas Challenge at Passion for Promarkers! Lisa x

  16. Hi Jane,
    This looks fab. Love the bright colours. Hope we get a summer to match! Thanks for joining in the Mega Xmas challenge at Passion For Pomarkers.
    Andie xx

  17. Hello dear Jane,

    What a lovely collection of your creations, and you really have created some masterpieces! And that new card is so full of sunshine and summer-vibes... Just what we needed! We here are also so ready for the spring even the holidays were wonderful - here's to great adventures of 2015!


  18. How lovely to be reminded of many of your wonderful creations Jane, you are truly talented.
    Julie x

  19. Oh my this is really pretty. Thank you for joining us at ABC Challenge. Hugs! Mojca

  20. I spotted your card on Gruffies and Guest challenge and had to come by and say how gorgeous it is, if you like House Mouse & Friends, check out my blog candy here, Kate


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