Saturday, 28 December 2013

My Year In Craft...

Hello friends!
Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and Santa gave you everything you could wish for but my heart goes out to all those who were affected by the storms and floods that battered the UK over the festive period. I can only imagine what those poor people are going through.

Today, I'm sharing my favourite posts of 2013 and what better time to do this than right now, when I can also welcome all my new followers who joined me after seeing my work last weekend, hello and welcome aboard!!! ...and where did they see my work ~ well, some of you may know that I was truly honoured to have my tag shared by Tim and Mario over on the Tim Holtz Facebook page and I can't thank everyone enough for all the love and wonderful comments that you shared with me!! I was blown away and you really did give me a huge Cheshire Cat smile!!!!!

So, without further we go ~ my favourite pieces of 2013!

In January, I couldn't have asked for a better start to the year than when Tim Holtz gave me a Blogworthy link with this Valentine tag that I created for The Artistic Stamper.

February ~ and I created this record sleeve and vinyl artwork for a Clarity Stamp TV show that was airing in Germany.

In March, I made this mini album and if you click here, you can see the original post and all the work that was inside.

In April, I was inspired by Tim's 12 Tags of 2013 and I created this tag and was one of the very lucky winners.

May saw me create this little shadow box using some gorgeous Sizzix, Tim Holtz Alterations dies.

In June, I made this door hanger using the beautiful Tea Dance collection from Craftwork Cards.

...and it's another collection from Craftwork Cards that features in my July fave and for this piece, I used the stunning Time Flies.

I created this little mini gift card holder for The Artistic Stamper in August and once again, if you click here you can see all the detail on the original post.

This month saw me getting ready for Halloween and I created this spooky Halloween pocket, where the tag pulls out from the holder.

I created this little drawer box using the fabulous Steampunk Spells collection from Graphic 45.

November saw me in full Christmas mode and I loved making all my seasonal pieces but this has to be one of my favourites. I just loved making this slider tag and it turned out exactly how I pictured it in my head, which is something that very rarely happens in my little world. How something starts, isn't how it usually!!

This is the tag that Tim and Mario shared on the Tim Holtz Facebook page and it will always hold a special place in my heart. Thank you Tim ~ thank you Mario!!

So, I really hope you've enjoyed my little round up of my creations over the last 12 months and wonder if these are what you would pick too?!?

There is one more highlight of my year and that was in August, when I finally got to meet Tim and Mario and spend the most wonderful afternoon doing what I love best ~ getting inky!!!!
Thank you so much for dropping by today and thank you for all your support during 2013!! I couldn't have done it without you, without your comments and without all your visits!! You've been the best blogging buddies and followers I could have!!

2014 is going to see me embarking on some new exciting crafting adventures which I will be sharing with you very soon but for now....goodbye 2013!!!

See you all Emma xxx


  1. Well no wonder Tim and Mario sat up and took notice! Thanks for sharing your creative highlights - I love following your blog as you are one of the most talented ladies in the land of blog! Have a great weekend, Jo x

  2. a wonderful journey through a fabulous crafty's to 2014...hugs kath xxx

  3. Beautiful work.
    Hugs Erika.

  4. What a fabulous review Emma, stunning creations. Love and best wishes for 2014. Linda xx

  5. I'm in awe of your talent and creativity, absolutely stunning array of beautiful artwork , wishing you all the best for the new year xx

  6. No surprise you got noticed by Tim and Mario, you work is stunning my lovely friend. What a fab look back over your crafty year....ending with those delicious poinsettias! Have a happy and healthier new year gorgeous lady. Hugs, Ali xxxx

  7. A stunning collection of your fabulous work Emma, I really enjoy sharing your craft journey through your blog and I am so excited to find out what the New Year will is to 2014... much love Jo. X

  8. Amazing & very beautiful works of art. Happy New Year.

  9. Great recap of wonderful work. Thanks for sharing

  10. Just recently found your blog, Emma so this was an especially nice treat! I love everything you've done! You are extraordinarily talented!

  11. what a wonderful year you had, craft-wise - some gorgeous projects to feast our eyes on again! Happy New Year and wishing you a healthy and happy - and even more successful- 2014. xx

  12. what a year you've had. can't believe tim was in cov when i was on holiday....on my doorstep....rotten luck. cant't wait for all your lovely makes of 2014. keep ispiration coming xx

  13. What a record of a fabulous year! Congrats on the FB news... I'm not a Facebooker, so wouldn't've known otherwise!!
    Alison x

  14. Wow Emma. I am in awe of your beautiful work. Going to go back through and soak up the inspiration. Look forward to seeing new stuff in the year ahead. X

  15. Really enjoyed looking at your work. It is such an inspiration to me. I have two favs June and July both are gorgeous. Happy new year and hope 2014 is a great year for you xx


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Emma ~xx

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