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Tuesday, 30 December 2014

For Auld Lang Syne




What with all the singing tags and ringing cards - I hope you haven't missed any of them! - it's almost New Year's Eve... a time of endings, changes and renewals.

As you'll have guessed from the fantastic influx of international talent, it's time for a changing of the guard at Our Creative Corner, and the Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas challenge in December was sadly my last hurrah.  If you haven't seen who's come to play in the Corner yet, then check out this post.










I couldn't just disappear without a word so I thought I'd share just a few of my Our Creative Corner creations as a thank you and farewell to Laura and the rest of the team, as well as to all of you who've played along and made Our Corner so Creative!


I won't send roses...








So here are some of my personal favourites inspired by the stimulating challenges set by my team-mates throughout the 20 months, and even one that was a Sponsor Spotlight creation.












Click on the captions if you'd like to revisit any of them, and clicking on the Our Creative Corner label at the foot of the post means you can catch every single one of my OCC projects!


Blissful Baubles










As you can see! I've had a very creative time in the Corner over the last year and a half or more, but lovely and unexpected opportunities which keep arising in my other life mean I need to create a bit more space and time in my world.










I'll miss my amazing team-mates, and I'm sorry not to get to play alongside the new wonderful new designers. I know that the New Year is going to be really exciting over at Our Creative Corner.  But from me it's farewell, and thank you, and let's not let auld acquaintance be forgot!


Let your heart fly...



Should auld acquaintance be forgot
And never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot
And auld lang syne?

For auld lang syne, my jo,
For auld lang syne,
We'll tak' a cup o' kindness yet,
For auld lang syne.
Robert Burns

31 comments:

chrissies said...

Wonderful projects Alison and it is so good that you enjoyed making them.

Happy 2015 whatever you decided to do.

Love Chrissie x

Buttons said...

I have no doubt you'll be missed and you contributed so much to this fantastic team right from the start. You're right, the new line up over at OCC is sensational!
May 2015 hold even more exciting adventures for you (as I strongly suspect it does) inside and outside this crazy crafty world. Jenny xxx

Nikki Acton said...

Wonderful to see some of your projects again. I hope we are going to keep,seeing lots of you! Nikki x

Ana K. said...

Thanks for showing those again, dear Alison!

Helen said...

great to see some of your OCC pieces again - wishing you a very happy and creative New Year in whatever new ventures you set sail for.

Redanne said...

It was lovely to see these wonderful projects again Alison. I am sure you will be sorely missed at OCC but I look forward to seeing what creative challenges you will be taking up in 2015!! Wishing you all the very best for the New Year.... Hugs, Anne xx

Evelyn Walter said...

A sad good bye for OCC I think, they´ll miss you for sure.
Wonderful to see your inspiring work again and I´m looking forward to your new adventures in 2015!
xxx Evelyn

Gio said...

Wow, such wonderful pieces of art you made for them! I'm pretty sure 2015 will bring new more possibilities and art. Have a great super creative 2015, Alison!

Pamellia Johnson said...

So much talent, wow! These are all amazing! You will truly be missed at OCC, but hopefully we will run in to each other out here in blog land! Best wishes for whatever crafty adventure this new year brings you!! big new year hugs :)

Monique Deconinck k said...

Splendide
Bravo

Lys Scrap said...

In every ending there's a new departure... Yes it's a sad good bye for us at OCC, but only a good bye I hope. Creativity world has no limits so there we'll be together!
It's a pure delight to watch your creations again. Have a nice New Year Eve, Alison!

massofhair said...

You will always be missed from any DT Alison as your projects come alive because'YOU' are their creator, your wealth of knowledge and Heart are like no other...

Great to revisit your OCC creations but am looking forward to joining you on your next journey.

Have a memorable New Year and a 2015 filled with Love, Light, Joy, Health and Happiness:-) xxx

Nan G said...

You will be missed on the OCC team dear butterfly. Looking forward to see your creative energy in 2015! Happy New Year, Alison. Hugs

Jennie Atkinson said...

Fabulous work Alison - you always have so much wonderful inspiration and talent to share with everyone. You will be missed I am sure. Thank you for sharing your lovely projects again - one I had missed !!! Have a wonderful New Year and may 2015 be filled with health, happiness, contentment and lots of wonderful crafting! Jennie x

Dianne said...

Hello my sweet Miss Alison, it was a joy to see your creations again, HUGE news, no more dream team, they have big shoes to fit into,, I'm excited to see what 2015, will bring, your are a Creative Genius, so no matter what comes along you will succeed brilliantly, thanks for enriching my life with all your BRILLIANT creations, wishing you and your Mom a wonderful New Year ((( BIG HUGS )))

Dorthe said...

Dear Alison, I will miss you, and your amazing art on "Our Creative Corner " but hopefully you will show your art from other communities.
Thank you for inspiration and lovely comments this year soon gone !
I wish you all the best for your 2015 ,--- Happy New Year , my friend.
Hugs, Dorthe

Fliss said...

Absolutely stunningly beautiful artwork Alison and I'm sure they'll miss you at OCC a lot.
Wishing you all the best for 2015 and looking forward to your future creations.
Fliss xx

craftytrog said...

Beautiful projects Alison, those lovely ladies with the roses have captured my heart! xxx

JackieP Neal said...

I'll still be following you wherever you post Alison!! Along with the rest of your art fans! heehee
Happy New year to you my friend! xoxo

Paper Profusion said...

It's sad to see this departure Alison as I associate you very much with the heart of OCC - you will surely be missed. Wonderful to revisit some of your amazing creations, they are always a joy to behold and explore. I hope that we see as many of, or even more of, your creativity in 2015 and that it is a hugely fulfilling year for you both professionally and personally. Warm hugs, Nicola x

die amelie said...

Sounds like there are some exciting new adventures waiting ahead of you, Alison!

Of course we'll stay in touch (thanks to crafty blogland) and I wish you all the best for your new "lovely and unexpected opportunities"! I am sure you will succeed (like you always do) and enjoy your journey wherever it may lead you. It was a pleasure to work alongside you on the OCC team!

Hugs and wishes,
Claudia x

Julie Ann Lee said...

What lovely projects you created for OCC, Alison. It is such a great opportunity to re-visit them - always so original and so beautiful! Every good wish for 2015 and thank you for all the inspiration! xxx

Anita Houston said...

A new favorite!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE these!!!

Julia Aston said...

What marvelous projects you've created on this team Alison - I always get so inspired by your posts - and this one puts me into overload!! Wishing you a Crafty Happy New Year!

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

These are all so beautiful, every one a work of art. Wishing you a VERY Happy New Year.

Terry said...

Always such beautiful art and equally as inspiring, Alison! Wishing you a wonderful New Year! Hugs!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Wonderful artwork this all Alison - I so enjoyed this year with all your art and your fantastic inspiring blog !
Thank you for being a blog friend!
♥♥♥
All the best for 2015!

xoxoxo
Susi

cathylynn said...

I've enjoyed everyone of your projects and wish you a Very Happy and Blessed New Year!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

stampdiva said...

You are so very much associated with OCC so I imagine you do feel a sense of sadness at leaving then again, we know that you are in such demand by DTs that I imagine it will be only a matter of moments when you will no doubt be making an announcement of a new DT role. Your talent is immense and it is always a joy to visit your Blog and view your beautiful art. I also want to say Thank You for your friendship, support and encouragement.
Alison, here's to 2015 being a year of new adventures for you.
Wishes
Lynne

Kelly Neis said...

It is so emotional to have to leave DT positions but also moving into new things is rewarding as well, it is the friends you meet along the way that are most enjoyable. You picked some fabulous creations for me to enjoy again. I just adore your work!! You have a wonderful style that I love. Have a Happy New Year!!
Hugs Kelly

Kezzy said...

Oh no hate to see you go, but I know that where ever you go next we will see lots of gorgeous creations as always. I really loved every piece you did on the OCC blog and it was fitting leaving with the last challenge of small things as you do ATC's so well. I love the projects you have shown us, they are definitely in my favourite lists. Don't forget, when your ready I still have the ATC kept for you. Kezzy :-) xxx