Thursday 31 December 2015

New Years Eve

It is almost time to say Goodbye to 2015 and welcome in a brand new year, a shiny, sparkling 2016. But before then, let's take a look back at this year. 

Was it a good year for you? I was fortunate to continue working with PaperArtsy, and see my hand drawn stamp collections grow. I was also invited to teach some workshops around the country, whilst terrifying it was a great thrill.. not just teaching techniques but meeting loads of new people. Thankyou to everyone who invited me and to those that came along. I hope we get to play again together next year. 

I made some art pieces that I totally love, some awesome cakes, pasta for the first time..and finally managed 100 lengths of my swimming pool. I also saw great friends, great bands and even achieved a personal goal of getting published in a magazine. 

Towards the end of the year my health took a nosedive, a bug for 6 weeks kicked my butt and left me wide open for a Christmas cold. I really need shares in a tissue company, given that I now have a tissue mountain outside my house that is obliterating my view of the hills. But hey ho, many others have it much worse, my heart goes out to those suffering with job losses, deaths of loved ones and those flooded out of their homes. 

So to end the year in a blaze of colour, here are my favourite makes of this year. 

A couple of cards first.. 

next journal pages..

how about a couple of bags..

Some flowery pieces, a basket of blooms and a moorland created with babywipes!!

a papier mache cup and saucer

and a clock for halloween..

a couple of sculptures, firstly Vincent and then a revamped Barbie doll..

a canvas for my niece.. 

a cake for my brother..

published at last!! I even designed a free stamp for you..

and a big hair girl, those 80's deely boppers make me smile. I guess this festive girlie is the best way to end the year

It makes me so happy to see so much variation, so many things to play with, so many things to make, so little time lol let us all make sure we create lots more next year. 

So wishing you all a wonderful, peaceful and most New Year. I hope 2016 brings you all that you wish for, and that we get to be creative together again.

Darcy x


  1. You've had a very creative year Darcy. Here's to 2016

  2. Wonderful art Darcy, a great inspiration to us all. Here's hoping we all have a fabulous 2016 sending hugs xxx

  3. Great to revisit some of your fab creations Darcy. My favourite has to be your amazing Halloween click. Congratulations on achieving your personal goal and I'm looking forward to seeing what you have in store for us next year. Sending all my best wishes for a happy and much healthier 2016.

    Lesley Xx

  4. Wonderful year for you, thanks for enabling and for being a friend. Xxxx

  5. what a wonderful year you've had Darcy and thank you for sharing with's to a healthy and happy new year!! xx

  6. Wow it has been so varied - fab to see so many different types of project. My fav is deffo the clock, same as Lesley. Here's hoping you feel better soon and to a great 2016! Claire xx

  7. A wonderful array of gorgeous projects. I really hope you're beginning to feel better now, best wishes for a happy New Year.

  8. Your artwork is festive and fun and I truly enjoyed my visit. Can't wait to see more of your creations!