Friday, 26 December 2014

5 Favourite Christmas cards of 2014

Every year I play along with Debby's 5 favourite Christmas card of the year and every year I deliberate which to choose. Although Debby will allow a bit more than 5 I did manage to narrow my choice down to just 5 and that was tough.

I am showing them in date order as I couldn't possible rank them.

I love Sugar Nellie as you know and was thrilled to join The Sugar Bowl DT for 4 months. Time will tell if my time there is extended. I also love these deep pinks and have used them on several cards this year. The LOTV sentiment on kraft is also a favourite of mine.

This is the card I sent to Debby as she is a huge Penny Black fan and I loved the way this card turned out. I love the soft colour and oops, there's that sentiment again I have just realised.

I was so pleased to be asked to join the Little Claire DT in January. This came as a complete surprise and this is my favourite of the stamps I have used this year. Such a fun image and I love red, white and blue cards. Gorgeous ribbon from Crafty Ribbons too.

I do like making cards without images and this year have discovered some wonderful sentiments to use as the main focus. I have always wanted to design for magazines and this year I have been lucky enough to contribute to Making Cards and Cardmaking and Papercraft online. This is one of a set of 5 I made for CM&PC and my favourite. I love using banners, burlap and wooden embellishments.

Lastly my hubby's card which he loves. I could have chosen so many LOTV cards I made this year but made myself choose just one so it had to be this one. It has my favourite Christmas tree dies, glitter, penguins and a snowman.

So hope you will play along. It isn't easy I can tell you. I could have chosen far far more and another day my choices may have been different. I tried to choose a range, not just one company or all snowmen for example. Thanks Debby for a fun challenge.


aussie aNNie said...

Brilliant cards through out the year and lovely styles and colours used. Thanks for being a wonderful friend and may it grow in the new coming year..xx
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Whisper said...

Oooo what a super selection and i don't know how you were able to pick just 5, Luv Sam x

Janette van Otterlo said...

Lovely collection!
Grtz Janette

Bad Kitty said...

very beautiful cards

scrAPpamondo said...

All your cards are adorable, Marianne! I love particulary the first one, it's so much lovely!

misteejay said...

Wonderful five Marianne.
Here's wishing that 2015 brings all that you hope for.
Toni xx

Linda Simpson said...

Wonderful 5 Christmas cards Marianne, I love the different images and embellishments.
Linda xxx

Lynsey said...

Hi Marianne
What a great choice of cards Marianne! All stunning makes!
Hugs Lynsey x

Janice said...

All so lovely! Great selection to include in your Top 5, Merry Christmas, Jx

cotnob said...

A fabulous selection Marianne.
I hope you had a wonderful Christmas.

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

That's a lovely selection of cards Marianne. Hope you had a lovely Christmas x

rachel said...

these are wonderful Marianne - I love the first one especially - such a lovely image!! Big hugs rachel xx

Kelly Lloyd said...

They are all great Marianne,
A beautiful selection
Hope you've had a wonderful christmas
Hugs Kelly

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

They're all so gorgeous Marianne! But I do LOVE that Sugar Nellie fairy especially. Christmas hugs and Happy New Year wishes xxxx

Jackie said...

Excellent choice of 5 favourites Marianne, each one of them is gorgeous :o)
Jackie xx

debby4000 said...

Oh what a gorgeous selection of Christmas cards. I'm so please you sent me one of your favourites.
Thank you for joining in my Favourite Five Christmas Cards.

Sandra H said...

Absolutely stunning are your chosen 5 cards Marianne x

She King said...

Gorgeous selection. x

Desire Fourie said...

Marianne this is a stunning series of Christmas designs and such a wonderful reflection of your awesome creative talent. Thank you so much for sharing them. Also wishing you a 2015 filled with tons of love and happiness xxx
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Wendy said...

Fabulous selection Marianne, all so gorgeous, love them all!
Wendy xx

Sammy said...

They're all lovely Marianne, but my fave would probably be the "naughty" one, as that's just my sense of humour, lol. x

Debs said...

Gorgeous selection of Festive makes Marianne - all equally fabulous.
Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and here's to a Happy Healthy New Year.
Debs xx

Rebecca Bradshaw said...

A stunning selection of cards! So glad to see the sentiment card there - that was my personal favourite of your creations this Christmas, I absolutely love it! Hope you had a lovely Christmas.

Nicole said...

Your colouring is fab and I like the colour combo on all of your cards. Good luck with your magazine work next year! Nic