2014….

Morning lovelies, I hope you are all well ?? 
I have seen lots of posts popping up about people’s projects that they have created in 2014, and in general what kinda year 2014 has been, I have been thinking about it for a few days and coming back and adding things to this post, taking things away and then this morning i finally hit publish. 
2014 for me has been a very hard year, but also a very good year, I feel that I have learnt a lot this year, both personally and in crafting. 
Crafting wise I think it finally dawned on me how much the crafting world has changed over the years, and I have come very close a few times to shutting my craft room door and saying goodbye. 
I have been on some amazing design teams this year, I have also said goodbye to some design teams…and sadly some friends. But I have gained some truly amazing friends, and feel extremely lucky to be/have been on some of the Design Teams. 
I think creativity wise I have drifted a lot this year between mixed media and colouring, I have also started to upcycle a lot more and finally got myself a sewing machine…it is only a very small one but after my mother scaring me off sewing years ago it is a start. 
Personal life wise this has probably been the worst year for me health wise, i think after lots of denial I have finally realised that my health problems do, and will continue to affect my everyday life…honestly it was a very hard thing to come to terms with..BUT it could always be a lot worse and at least I wake up everyday, that is something that not everyone is blessed with and my moto for 2015 is certainly take it one day at a time 🙂 
This year we was also hit with the news that my partners Grandad had leukemia…I cannot even begin to explain to you what this did to my partner, especially when both Grandad and Nan were put into care homes, and then in October he sadly passed away….I cannot put into words what an amazing Man he was and how close him and my partner were and honestly i think part of my partner died with Grandad. I class myself so very very lucky to have known him and i don’t think i realised what an impact he had on not only my partner but also me, he really did have an amazing heart.
Those who know me closely will know my beliefs and one of them is that we never truly die, our physical body does, but our energys still remain…i know some people think that is crazy, but for me is it what I feel, so i know Grandad is still around, but I think we will be going into 2015 still feeling the hole he has left. 
Gosh this has turned into a bit of a dark post hasn’t it ?? Sorry about that !! 
The HUGE plus of 2014 has been my amazing friends, I can honestly say without them and my amazing partner I wouldn’t have got through 2014….so THANK YOU, I am extremely blessed to know you all, and cannot wait to see what 2015 has in store for all of us 🙂 
I am also working on some great stuff for early 2015 that I know you will love…so keep your eyes peeled 🙂

I looked back across my blog for 2014 and picked some of my favorite projects…I hope you like them 
This card i just love how it came out, and also this blog post  was when i could FINALLY announce I was part of the Spectrum Noir team…I honestly cannot tell you what an amazing team this is, the talent is beyond incredible, and they are all such kind and lovely people. 
This card was a quick card but i just love how it turned out ! It was made for Globecraft Piccolo and all the details can be found here 
Who doesn’t love Tiddly inks ?? This has got to be one of my favorite images of all time, it always makes me smile, I used this card to enter the Tiddly ink’s DT call, I sadly did not make it, but was picked as one of their top 25 artists which was fantastic. 
This card had a lot of love put into it, the Stamp is a Sheena Douglass stamp that as soon as I saw it I wanted to buy it to create a card for Nan and Grandad…I never got round to getting the stamp and then this year i KNEW I had to get it, so i did and It has been sent to nan. 
This card was created for Treasured Times Rubber Stamps and the image is designed by Mi Ran and i think is so beautiful, this was one of my full on cards and i was pleased with how it turned out. 
So there you go…sorry for the long blog post !!! 
I know many of you won’t be around over the Christmas period so I wanted to say Merry Christmas and thank you for always stopping by and leaving that little bit of love on my blog 🙂 
Here to an amazing 2015 for everyone, and for now..at least my craft room door will be staying open. 
Happy Crafting