HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
Not sure what the weather is like where you are, but here it is already 38 deg C (which is 100 deg F) - hot and windy! And it's only lunchtime!! Definitely an inside day which is perfect for blog-hopping and cardmaking.
Lots of bloggers at this time of year pick their favourite cards from the past year so I thought I would jump on the bandwagon and share some of my favourites. I'll do my favourite January to June cards on this post - then do the July to December cards on my next post.
First up is my January card called "It's for you". It was fun making a circle card and I love this Penny Black image - AND I was pleased as punch when Penny Black Stamps "tweeted" my card to their blog followers!
My favourite February card was "Star Lilies Easel birthday card" which I gave to my mother for her birthday. I really went to town with all the various elements on the card - and there is something so special about making a card for a loved one.
March saw my first use of watercolour pencils for colouring images and it was love at first stroke! My card "You are the Best-est" was the first card I put together with an image coloured with my pencils and was one of the Splitcoaststampers Favourites for that week which blew my socks off!
My card from April "Purr-fect Message" was another Penny Black image that I coloured with watercolour pencils. This card came together really quickly and easily - one of those cards where everything flows - yay! This card went to my niece for her birthday.
May had me still playing with my watercolour pencils and I made this card "Hello - how are you doing?" for a very special and dear friend who was going through a very difficult time and I wanted to brighten her day. I was so excited that one of my favourite, favourite cardmakers, Sue Nelson aka Susie B on Splitcoaststampers left a wonderful comment about my card. Sue has had a huge influence on my cardmaking and is a really lovely lady.
In June, I made a birthday card "Happy Birthday Teddy" using a teddy bear stamp from an old Stampin' Up! set from the year 2000. I also enjoyed using my watercolour pencils in a slightly different way to make teddy have loads of texture. I think teddy bears are timeless and even an old stamp can still look just as good more than 10 years later.
Thanks so much for stopping by! I'll be back with my favourite cards from July to December 2011 on my next post.