Dec 20, 2014

'What a Year'

2014...and the journey continues...

It is that time of year again when I do a wrap up of the year that was ~ and it sure has been one of the most challenging and inspiring years for me.

I started with my 'skates on' as a guest designer 
for 'The Artistic Stamper' in England...
which was absolutely mind-boggling as I couldn't be further away from England if I tried, blogging is a wonderful thing!

Then I joined in the fun with the on-line design team
for 'The Craft Stamper' magazine...and learnt so much from an incredibly talented group of girls...

My amazing journey with Fashionable Stamping Challenges (love you girls to the moon and back) continues, and grows.  They were the first to ever take a chance on me...
and for that I am (and always will be) forever grateful.

I also made the decision to become a consultant for Kaszazz, a 100% Australian owned and operated card/scrapbooking company - and look forward to the adventure that that will be.

And I have finished the year off with being invited to be a designer for an Australian card making magazine 
(that one took me by surprise!), 
for an issue due out next year...heaps of pressure!!! 
but boy, it was soooo much fun!!!  And now I learn patience :(

And I would do all of it again in a heart-beat.

When I make cards I pretty much just do my own thing.
I still don't know what my 'style' is, but being inky and creative is still the best fun!
It is also around this time of year when I show pics of my top 5 favourite cards that I have designed this year...so here they are...




This one was made after doing Kate Crane's 'Journal Soup 2'
- and playing with 'doodling' some more.







This one is using Wendy Vecchi's special background technique.






Bleach Blocking technique.






Just some carefree Summer fun!






And I just like the message on this one...



ummmm....I wonder what next year will bring???

A huge thank you to those of you who believe in me, inspire me, teach me, support me 
and share the love each time you stop by.
Feeling blessed :)


From me and mine, to you and yours, 
I wish you all a very safe Christmas.And bring on 2015!!!

Enjoy!



I am joining in the fun at A Scrapjourney:My Favourite 5 of 2014

8 comments:

Mrs.B said...

HI Dot, yes it has been a great year for you and I'm so pleased for you. You deserve it. As for your style - it's always stunning.
Hoping next year's just as good.
Hugs, Avril xx

Meggymay said...

Hi Dot, sounds like you have had a super year and well deserved. You have a wonderful inspirational style. Hope you and your family have a great 2015.
Yvonne xx

Amanda said...

Wow!! You've had a fabulous year and hope that 2015 proves to be as good if not better than this. I love your choice of top 5 cards of your your year.
Have a wonderful christmas
Love
Amanda x

Buttons said...

How far you've come this year! Looking forward to what 2015 holds for you and loving those cards (though you could've chosen so many others too). Wishing you a wonderful Christmas and a creative New Year. Jenny x

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

These are so beautiful. You should enter in the Loves Rubberstamps Challenge, lots of prizes to win!!!

Desire Fourie said...

Dot 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
Hugs
Desíre
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Taunya Butler said...

Stunning work - it all belongs in a art gallery!! That's how good it all is!! Happy New Year!!

Becca Cruger said...

Just wow. You have got some amazing talent, as displayed by this menagerie of work. Definitely need to go hit the follow button because your art is INSPIRING! I try to create vintage, layered projects but they simply don't compare. :)