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January is vanishing at a rate of knots, so it’s about time I got my act together and chose my favourites from December!

Inspiration

I have two favourites in this category, Margot’s cup of tea, and Nicole’s stunning sunset.

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Something I made

My favourite has to be Nicole’s steaming dish of tagine… it might be vegetarian (I’m very firmly a carnivore!), but it does look good!  An honorary mention goes to Sally for her use of sparklers 🙂

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Gifts

I haven’t the foggiest what a dunny is, but I do like the look of this one as photographed by Sara over at Cinders & Rain.

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Tradition

I have a fondness for records, which made choosing a favourite in this category very easy!  This is Margot’s shot of a record containing four Christmas stories which she listens to every year.

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Motif: Stars

Simple, but effective, I really liked this shot of stars by Rachel over at The Awesome Lady.

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Thanks so much for taking part this month, it’s been lovely as always to see what you’ve chosen to post, and I’m sorry it’s taken me so long to pick my favourites.  My honorary favourite this month is Ruby the cat, photographed by Ruth – such a beautiful cat!

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Sara over at Cinders & Rain is our host for the CPSH in January so click here to see what topics she’s chosen, so if you haven’t already signed up then please pop over there and let her know that you’ll be playing!

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I’ll start off with a list of those people who are taking part – please do visit their blogs and have a look at their entries for this month.  If they haven’t posted their photographs yet then please be patient and check again later!

Inspiration

Sadly December hasn’t been so much about inspiration as motivation, and at this time of year that motivation is very banal…

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Something I made

A very last minute photo, and item, for this category – I finished this book about ten minutes ago, my last notebook of 2012!

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Gifts

Like a complete numpty I forgot to take photos of any presents while they were wrapped up… so here’s a close up of one of the beautiful vintage tins that my sister-in-sin gave me.

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Tradition

What’s more traditional than baubles on a tree?

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Motif: Stars

And to contrast with the traditional photo, here’s one of my rather simplified tree.

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As usual I’ll be doing the rounds and will pick my favourites from the other blogger’s photos and will post them on here within the next fortnight.

What’s happening next month with the Crafty Photo Scavenger Hunt?  Sara over at Cinders & Rain is our host for January, so please pop along to her blog tomorrow and see what topics she’s chosen.

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Many apologies for being SO late choosing my favourites for November, but December has been a busy month.  Without further ado, here they are…

Inspiration

Ruth‘s shot of the skyline in Salzberg caught my eye, and just goes to show that you can take a photo into the light!

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Something I made

I really liked Rachel’s wish jar, but Sally just edged into the top spot with her wonderfully starry cake 🙂

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Fireworks

Shame on those of you who didn’t manage to get photos of actual fireworks – I managed to get two!  Ruth‘s shot of some hot sauce made me laugh, but I’m afraid the favourite in this category is the only one of real fireworks…

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History

Margot‘s shot of a monument in Dhaka being devoured by a tree is beautiful, and I do love seeing nature reclaiming man-made things so this one was easy to choose 🙂

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Flames

My joint favourites in this category were Ruth‘s candelabra shot, and Margot‘s photo of an old lady cooking dinner.  Both of them are so beautifully atmospheric!

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Thanks so much for taking part in November, I’ve enjoyed seeing all your photos and I’m just really sorry it’s taken me so long to choose my favourites.  I will be less tardy with the December favourites, I promise!

Sara over at Cinders & Rain will be our host in January, so don’t forget to visit her blog next week to find out what the topics are!

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I’m a bit late choosing my favourites this time round, but here they are…

Inspiration

Ruth’s rather dramatic shot caught my eye for this category, I wonder if I’d ever be brave enough to do something like this?

Something I made

Sally’s cherry print clipboard is my favourite this time round, and I’m pleased to see she did get it done (whatever the method!) 🙂

Summer

I thought Ruth’s beautiful shot of a field in Chamonix was simply stunning, and welcome relief from the seemingly non-stop rain we’ve had here in the UK so far this summer.

Holiday

Margot’s photograph of Dartmoor in November captures the cold winter light beautifully.

But Rachel’s shot of Amroth beach is joint winner this time (again, I’m attracted by the light!).

Childhood

This was by far the easiest favourite to choose because Scrabble reminds me so strongly of my dad.  I loved playing Scrabble with him, even though he usually won, and I have a lot of fond memories of it.  Thank you to Ruth for this photo, I love it.

Thanks so much for taking part this month, it’s been lovely as always to see what you’ve chosen to post 🙂

Sally is our host for the CPSH in July so click here to see what topics she’s chosen, and I could do with someone volunteering for August so please shout out if you’re interested!

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I’ll start off with a list of those people who are taking part – please do visit their blogs and have a look at their entries for this month.  If they haven’t posted their photographs yet then please be patient and check again later!

Inspiration

I’ve been doing quite a lot of reading this month, specifically about sketching.  There’s something a bit voyeuristic about seeing pages from another person’s sketchbook, but it’s inspirational too.  My current read is An Illustrated Life by Danny Gregory (review to follow in due course).

Something I made

Bit of a late contender for this category, and I’ll be blogging about this item on Monday so check back then for more details!

Summer

One of the things I take enormous pleasure in, when the weather permits, is pottering around in my garden.  Not necessarily achieving anything in terms of weeding/pruning – more like giving things a good coat of looking at, with occasional breaks to sit and read, and a large cup of coffee to hand.

Holiday

I was actually a bit stuck for this category, it’s a week too soon or I’d have loads of photos!  So I had a bit of an experiment with the different filters on the Vignette app and came up with this.  I like it, it makes me think of airport x-rays.

Motifs: Childhood

I sound like a stuck record but I do have real trouble throwing things away, which is why I still have (at the age of 31) my childhood bedding.  It hasn’t been used in twenty years, but I can’t bear to get rid of it and I’m sure some day I will turn it into something fabulous.

As usual I’ll be doing the rounds and will pick my favourites from the other blogger’s photos and will post them on here, but I’m going away for a few days so please check back towards the end of the week 🙂

What’s happening next month with the Crafty Photo Scavenger Hunt?  Sally over at Diario is our host for July, so please pop along to her blog tomorrow and see what topics she’s chosen.

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If you’re new to the Scavenger Hunt then please visit Kirst’s blog to see how this all began.  I’m acting as guest host this month, and I hope you find everything to your liking!

This month’s topics are…

To learn more about the Scavenger Hunt, please click here.

If you’d like to take part then simply post a comment here and at the end of the month I’ll post my own entries together with links to all the other bloggers who are taking part.  I’ll also choose my own favourite from each category and post them here in a monthly round up a few days into March.

Get your thinking caps on folks, I’m looking forward to seeing all your photos!

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