Here we are at the end of the year......with a review of my year blogging and of my crafty creations.
Grab a cup of tea as there is lots to see today. If you are just nipping in to see my challenge piece just scroll to the bottom of the page.
2015 has been a kind year to me and I have put a little montage together. My garden continues to inspire me and my little studio is such a perfect place to create in . I don't think any words are needed. I have shared all these moments with you on my blog this year.
2015 has been also been a very creative one for me.....I have continued to explore and expand into mixed media but I will never forget my cute origins either.
The first of her 2 "5 favourites" was for just for Christmas makes. You can see my post here for these.
This is her second challenge which is for 5 favourite cards of 2015.
Here is the link to her post.
Now this really was a hard one....I have made so many different styles of cards this year. After a lot of deliberation this is my final choice....
My Hb's Valentine card
My Mum and Dad's Diamond wedding card
A special birthday card
The Mother's day card I made for my Mum
and my granddaughter's 2nd birthday card
Now I have made so many non card creations this year that I also decided to share my favourite 5 of these.
The mixed media picture I made for my darling son.
While I was looking through my photos I also chose my 5 favourite art journal/Moments.
My Hb's birthday meal in January at Maze in London
My daughter's BBQ in July
Conker treasure hunting with my darling granddaughter
Pananging in the New Forest in October
and this final one below, which is new today. It is a Moment I have created for this Christmas... 2015.....using a gift tag given to my by my darling Hb as a focal.
I had a lovely day yesterday in my studio, blowing off the cobwebs and I wanted to get my hands inked so I decided to make a festive page in my journal. I had lots of little off cuts from various projects this Christmas, including a piece of a masterboard I used. I decided to use some of these elements in my pages.
I stenciled some holly leaves first using texture paste and then I chose some paints and got messy...
until I was happy with my background..... I added stamping and sprays too.
I stamped 2015 onto my little snippet of masterboard...click here to see this, if you don't remember it
I would like to enter my 2015 Christmas Moment into the following challenges;
Frilly and Funkie 1/3 holiday hues I created my piece as a celebration of my Christmas 2015
As you like it anything goes 1/3 I love creating Moment of my year and my favourite piece of this one is my shiny 2015 created on a tiny piece of masterboard.
Simon says Wednesday party I shall be partying tonight over at my parents' to see out the old year.
Art with heart Favourite things my journalling has been one of my favourite creative things this year.
Country View create a scene
A vintage journey a vintage Christmas Christmas 2015 certainly was a vintage one for our family
Bunny Zoe 3/3 sparkle
Love to create anything creative/mixed media #26
Anything but cute you've got happy mail
Where the HeArt is Christmas colours
I hope you have enjoyed my review of 2015. I have really enjoyed sharing it, it's good to look back on a year's work.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank all my loyal followers, both old (not in age of course!) and the very newest 2 who joined me yesterday, who follow my creative journey here. Your visits and comments are so appreciated and I truly find joy in our blogging friendship. Thank you.
Tonight we see out the old year and ring in 2016............................................................................
I think these words from T. S Elliot are very apt to close the final page of Jane's Journal for 2015.
For the last year's words belong to last year's language
And next year's words await another voice.
And to make an end is to make a beginning.
See you in 2016,