Friday, 26 December 2014

My five favourite Christmas cards - 2014

The super talented Debby, over at A Scrap Journey is running her annual challenge - to pick your five favourite Christmas cards, made by you during 2014.

Join me on Christmas Eve

Sheesh, running the Playground and picking a selection out of the super cards etc. made by others is bad enough. But, for the opposite reason, I took ages to pick my own five - mostly as I don't think they're that special. But here goes, not in any particular order:

One of my latest, which was such fun to play with, for the current Snippets Playground where there's a two week chance to win one of an assortment of prizes:
More details can be found here.

Folk who know me will know that I just love pink, so this card had to be included:
More details here, back in October. 

I just adore this die, and also the poinsettia ribbon I used to make the flower - really it's a card that almost made itself!

More details here, back in August.

This card is possibly, along with the pink one, my favourite one of all the Christmas cards I made this year.

More details here, back in November.

Gosh, so far every card has been made using dies, I realised the other day how hooked I am on dies and my stamps must be feeling neglected so here's one I stamped and coloured:

More details here, back in May. 

And another stamped image, which makes six (oops, sorry Debby!). I just adore this Penny Black owl stamp :)

More details here, back in July.

Do hop over to Debby's blog - her cards are so inspirational (and often a trigger for me ending up spending my pocket money!!) - plus there are some really lovely links over there already. I've spotted Jules, Kath and Carol L already and I'm typing this on Christmas Eve!

And a heads up too, it's most likely that Debby will be asking for your favourite five for 2014 at the end of the year or possibly earlier, not just specifically Christmas cards! Get those thinking caps on :)



Carol L said...

Like you, I love my dies and punches and use them more often than stamps! I LOOOOVE that pink tree card, and those tree dies are on my wish list (along with about 10 others) LOL I really am fond of that little owl on the last card too! Cute!! Thanks also for the shout-out :)

Kath said...

They're all lovely cards Di, but I think the fourth one is my favourite - I love the Spellbinders die.
I hope you have a lovely Christmas!
Kath x

Hettie said...

Great choices there Miss.

Greta said...

I think you need new glasses, Di! These are indeed special--very inspiring & I love seeing them again! Happy Holidays!

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Ahhh, they are all lovely - must be so hard to choose. Love the owl card the most - just so cute!

debby4000 said...

Oh what a gorgeous selection of Christmas Cards.
Thank you for joining in with My Favourite Five Christmas Cards.

New Creations said...

Di! All are awesome Christmas creations and I love how you used the snippets! Love all your designs and creations. I love that delicate candle die and how you made that gorgeous poinsettia! Hope you enjoyed your Holidays!

Sue said...

Oh what stunning cards Di hope you have had a wonderful Christmas!!! huggles Sue xx

Kathleen said...

Six stunners here Di, hard to decided between them, no wonder it took you ages.
Don't know how I will go on with my fav 5 cards as looking back I don't think that they are all that great sat least the one I can find, others seem to have gone AWL.

Kath x

505whimsygirl said...

Hello Di,

I think your best card of 2014 is the one you sent me! Although all of these are just a nice! Why am I not surprised that you used to make candles?!? I imagine us crafters try a bit of everything along the way!

I was down and out (sick) for Christmas Eve and Christmas day. I'm finally back to normal and am now debating if should run to Santa Fe to see what sales are on..... Hmmm.


Sandra H said...

So beautiful are all of your cards Di this must of been pretty hard to pick these as all of your creations are stunning x

Darnell said...

You did an excellent job, Di! These are some of my favorites, too! I agree with you that it is weird and awkward and hard to do! I hope you are finally well and that you had a wonderful Christmas!! Hugs, Darnell

Sue - said...

Great selection Di.

Sarn said...

Great choices Di . . . partic like the blue and white die cut card! Xxx

Linby said...

Lovely selection Di- I love that spellbinders one too.
Lynn B x

Sally H said...

5 gorgeous christmas cards, Di! I love them all! Hope you, Mr Len and Parsnip had a wonderful Christmas and that 2015 brings you everything you wish for x

Desire Fourie said...

Di this is a stunning series of Christmas designs and such a wonderful reflection of your awesome creative talent. Thank you so much for sharing them. Also wishing you a 2015 filled with tons of love and happiness xxx
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Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Oh wow, these are fabulous!

Wendy said...

Fabulous selection, all so gorgeous, love them all!
Wendy xx

Karen said...

All of these are wonderful! I especially love the all pink card and the all white card too - the sparkle on those trees is amazing and the white one is so classy and so elegant too Karen x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

MM Di love that blue and white one had to be one of my fav. ones well done you hugs, Shaz.xx

Elizabeth said...

Lovely selection of cards, Di, although I'd say all your cards are pretty special anyway :) I think I'd find it pretty difficult to make a selection from mine too so might just give this challenge a miss. Hugs, Elizabeth xx

laurie said...

I like your picks! They are all awesome!

Bonnie said...

Great picks, all 6 of em! Love, love, love that frosty tree the most though!

scrappymo! said...

Wonderful choices. Methinks those cards are going to inspire some similar cards very soon!

Pat said...

These are all lovely cards Di but I think I would probably choose the Picure Perfect die cut scene too as it reminds me of Wedgewood pottery, and I also have a soft spot for the little mouse too. x

BożenA said...

I do not like the color pink, but the cards made by you in this color are beautiful and charming. Can I change my attitude to the color pink ...? Regards,