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Thursday, 19 December 2013

Picking favourites...



Hello everyone!  There's a pre-Christmas treat over at The Artistic Stamper at the moment.  

The Design Team are taking it in turns to share their own personal top three Artistic Stamper creations from 2013.

These photos are not my top three, they're my "nearly made its"!



Imagine, Inspire, Create




I've only been on the team since May, but I was also a Guest Designer in February, so I still had plenty of projects to choose from.  

If you scroll down to the labels at the foot of the post and click on "Artistic Stamper", you'll be able to see the full complement (unless there were some I forgot to apply the label to, of course!).


              

                                                                  A Place For Keepsakes




There were some real favourites that just didn't make the cut (that's what you're looking at here). Looking at them again now, I'd be perfectly happy with these as an alternative top 3!   Click on the links if you want to (re)visit these.

If you hop over to The Artistic Stamper you can see which ones I plumped for in the end.  

Do check back over the course of the week (and a bit) to see what everyone else has chosen - there are some wonderful things to see, or to re-see!

Thanks so much for dropping in at this busy time... and good luck with all the final preparations, everybody!



In the Undergrowth


We don't need to have just one favourite. We keep adding favourites. Our favourite book is always the book that speaks most directly to us at a particular stage in our lives. And our lives change. We have other favourites that give us what we most need at that particular time. But we never lose the old favourites. They're always with us. We just sort of accumulate them.
Lloyd Alexander
(He's talking about books... but I think the thought applies here too!)

26 comments:

Shirley Chillman said...

Picking faves are so hard, you have chosen beautifully Alison. My all time fave Artistic Stamper project is HERE. So very nostalgic.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x

Shirley Chillman said...

Didn't mean to put fave Artistic Stamper Alison just meant to put "My all time favorite project of yours is here".

Warm crafty hugs from me x x

Evgenia Petzer said...

They are gorgeous!

chrissies said...

It must be so difficult for you to chose favourites from what you make. Your work is so varied and imaginative not to mention 'different and inspiring' -oops I just did mention those as well.

Always enjoy seeing your makes and your 'words'. It has me wondering what possible meaning for me my favourite book has. mmmm

Love Chrissie x

die amelie said...

Funny, Alison,

I definitely would go for your "nearly made its" than the projects you finally chose (of course these are beautiful too ;).

Great choice over here and I loved seeing those pieces again.

Hugs,
Claudia x

Deborah said...

The hanging butterflies is definitely one of my favourites.

brenda said...

It's always tough picking favs Alsison, I like all of these so look forward to your top 3 is these are also runs.

B x

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

I think it's hard to find just one favourite...you must have so many!
Just what you say: at that time, that moment, that feeling...:-)
So many....and we are able to see (and feel) them too Alison!

kind regards, Alie

Sandy said...

Can't help but laugh - nearly made its. Alison you are one in a million!
Merry Christmas Sugar Cookie!
Sandy Claus

Maggie said...

Glad I didn't have to choose a favourite from your projects Alison as they are all inspired, have to agree with you that the butterfly hanging is special and you had sooooo much patience constructing it, but is was worth it.

Thanks for popping into my blog and leaving lovely comments, Merry Christmas and I look forward to seeing your projects in 2014

MaggieH

Terry said...

All of these are gorgeous "favorites" or not and it certainly would be a difficult task! Have to have a look! Hugs!

Redanne said...

I totally agree with Lloyd Alexander, we don't need just one favourite. I love all of your favourites and could never choose one over the other.. Festive hugs, Anne x

Netty said...

Hi Alison, popped in to wish you a wonderful Christmas and a healthy new year, hugs Annette x

Annie said...

I love them all too Alison x best wishes over the festive period and I look forward to more wonderful makes in 2014
Hugs Annie x

isisimaginings.com said...

When the projects are all as gorgeous as yours, picking favourites is impossible!

Nan G said...

Your makes are all so wonderful I wouldn't be able to pick a fave! :) Wishing you and your family a wonderful holiday!

Gaby Bee said...

These are amazing...I think it's hard to find just one favorite!

Merry Christmas to you and yours; may the New Year keep you safe, healthy, and creating more beautiful art so I can continually be inspired.

Gaby xo

Brenda Brown said...

Gorgeous makes. TFS.
hugs {brenda} x0x

Coco said...

I thought I had already left a comment on this Alison, but it seems not..? So just want to tell you again that these three pieces are really terrific, but all is terrific with you!!! :-) I will not be there newt week, so I wish you a Merry Christmas! Hugs Coco xx

Cathy L. Calamas said...

It would be impossible for me to pick a favorite from your art. But I am really partial to your imagine, inspire, create. Just love everything about it. Merry Christmas and can't wait to see what creativity awaits in 2014. Love the book quote, too. So true!

cathylynn said...

All beautiful and to pick a favorite is nearly impossible. Each one is superb! I always love to visit and see your outstanding art.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year too!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

They are all stunning projects Alison. I have no idea how on earth you managed to whittle down to only 3 as all your projects are Top 3 so far as I am concerned!
Festive Wishes
Lynne

Buttons said...

How you can even start to pick favourites from this year's projects is beyond me Alison as there are so many gems. I love all of these and so many more. Can't wait to see what 2014 holds. Jenny x

Anita Houston said...

All of your projects from AS have been wonderful! These are grand!

Margaret said...

I can't imagine picking one favorite from your gorgeous creations!! So many wonderful things to choose...

Kezzy said...

Oooo I love them all, I shall pop on over and have a look. Hugs Kezzy :-) xxxxx