Monday, 31 December 2012

Crafty-Emblies Design Team Call and my 2012 highlights

Hello Friends!

I've just come across this DT call and would love to give it a try :). Please wish me luck! And if you join in, I wish you luck, too! And if you don't want to take part in the Call, why don't you share your favourite project for 2012 here to be in a chance of winning a £10 goody box!

The call is for the Crafty-Emblies Challenge Blog which is a home for all altered art enthusiasts :). To take part in the Call we are asked to share our three favourite projects. Oh boy, this is not an easy task for me as I love playing with altered items and find it almost impossible to choose one project over another... But hey, here we go with my picks (after hours spent on deciding which ones to choose...) lol.

The projects I decided to go with are the most important makes of 2012 for me. They brought me lots of fun but also a lot of pride :).

First project to share is my Paris in Spring time altered frame. It was the first item I decorated using printed napkins and I instantly fell in love with this technique. This is also my first project that captured the hearts of the Stampendous HQ team which started my super exciting Stampendous adventure later on. I was also extremely honoured to have my frame accepted for publication in UK's Scrap365 Magazine :).

The second sample is a set of wooden coasters I played with for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Craft Competition in my town. I was very proud to be presented with the First Prize by Her Majesty Herself ;). You can read all about it in this post.

My third item for the DT call is the altered papier mache frame which I shared with you here. With this project I am saying 'goodbye' to the year 2012 and all its crafty adventures and I'm greeting the New Year 2013. This item will also soon find a new loving home. I made it for one Very Special Lady - one of my Teammies at the Fashionable Stamping Challenges as my Secret Santa gift.

I would also like to share a couple of more projects, to take part in Debby's Favourite Five of 2012 Linky Party and a lovely Giveaway :).

The first one is a card for my lovely friend Ruby from Ruby2Shoes, who was getting married in May :). You can see my original post here

The final item is my lovely 'A for Asia', which is now proudly displayed in my craft room. This was also one of the samples I originally submitted for the Stampendous BlogStars Call :).

My other favourite highlights were the introduction of my Blog Candy Cauldron, attending my first ever craft show (where I finally got to meet Joanna, Shirley & Brenda in person and I also found out that I had been published in Scrap365!), the invitation to  join the Stampendous gang permanently and meeting Fran Seiford (the founder and owner of Stampendous! Impressions), taking part in the Queen's Diamon Jubilee celebrations and the London 2012 Olympics, November Guest Design Spot at The Artistic Stamper and having so much fun playing at the Fashionable Stamping Challenges :). 

But I have enjoyed and treasured most is sharing projects and stories behind them with all my 'old' and 'new' blogging friends - thank you for being part of my creative journey!

Big New Year Squeezes!

Also linking to:
Anything But a Card Challenges #9 - Favourite Project from 2012


Joanna Wiśniewska said...

Piękne prace Asia.
Powodzenia :)

Ros Crawford said...

You must be very proud of you creations and achievements ... your work is always amazing! Happy New Year to you!

Netty said...

Am sure the DT will snap you up Asia your pieces are beautiful. Happy New Year, Annette x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

You've selected wonderful projects. Wishing you a Wonderful and Happy Year 2013.

Janny Jager said...

Great creations Joanna.
Very very beautiful

Greetings Janny

Claire said...

Thanks for following my blog! You sound like you've had an amazing 2012 - I hope you are sucessful in your DT application - your projects all look great, Claire x

Unknown said...

Your are one talented lady. I just love seeing your creations. Best of luck to you my friend on getting the DT position.


Sharon Y said...

Fantastic year Asia! Lots to be proud of. Looking forward to seeing what you come up with in 2013.

Unknown said...

So nice to see these projects again Joanna. Your work is impeccable and I wish you good luck in the DT call. You are very talented and I'm looking forward to seeing your creations throughout 2013. :)

debby4000 said...

Absolutely love your gorgeous creations no wonder they're your favourites.
Thank you for joining My Favourite Five of 2012

Margaret said...

Wow! This is one beautiful year in review! The altered frame is such a lovely piece with the pastels, netting, and flowers! Thanks so much for joining us at Anything But a Card!

Julia S-W said...

All gorgeous projects and I particularly love the oval frame and the letter A.
Good luck with the DT call.
Thanks for joining us at Anything But A Card this time.

Annie said...

Happy New Year Joanna Nd best wishes in 2013. These makes are stunning. I recently received an A to alter and you have certainly inspired me with your alteration.

Thanks for sharing and I look forward to viewing your projects in 2013

Annie x

Deena said...

Thanks for joining in the Anything but a Card anything goes challenge this week! Your projects are the one with the queen! Hope you get on the design team you are trying out for, your work is awesome!

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Good luck hun, although I am sure you won't need it, these projects are all amazing and so beautiful
Lindsay xx

Jenny Marples said...

What a year it has been for you. Love each of the projects you have chosen and I wish you the best of luck with the Crafty-emblies DT call. They do create some superb items and really got me out of a hole last year with one of Tim's tags. Here's hoping 2013 is even better for you. Hugs, Jenny x

Ros Crawford said...

Wishing you the very best of luck ... All your projects are amazing and it sounds like this DT call was made for you ... fingers crossed!

butterfly said...

What a year... and what an amazing post full of such beautiful and inspiring projects. Knowing all you do, I can imagine it was hard to select just a few - but these are all utterly glorious, and I wish you loads of luck in the DT application - they'd be mad not to have you!!
Alison xx

Anonymous said...

Your work is stunning, im now a follower.

Moira xx

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