Hi blogging friends
Have you made any New Year's Resolutions? I only have a couple - one of which is the same as last year's which is to use more of my stash of designer papers rather than buying a whole lot more. Of course, I will still buy the occasional small pad or a few sheets: it is nice to shout myself some new papers now and then.
My 2nd Resolution is to continue to play along in the Splitcoaststampers Monthly Christmas Fan Club Challenges each month. I started in July 2013 when I was asked to be a Guest Designer for that month and have kept playing along each month since. I was so pleased to have a good little stash of Christmas cards ready to send out by the time 1st December came around.
My first card is a Get Well decoupage/paper tole card that I made for my brother-in-law in January using the Docrafts Wellington Bear range that I love so much. I have made alot of masculine cards using this range!
My second card is an Easter card that I made for my daughter. It was my first ever Circular Side-Step card - quite a challenge for me who struggles with anything other than a regular card fold!
My third card was a Circle birthday card that I made for my nephew's 8th birthday. My nephew loves all things Star Wars so that was why I went for a space theme. I was thrilled to bits that my card was picked as one of the Weekly Favourites on Splitcoaststampers (blush, blush)!
My fourth card is a birthday card I made for my brother-in-law - again using the gorgeous Docrafts Wellington Bear range. I just LOVE teddy bears (but you probably already know that if you are a regular follower of my blog!).
My fifth card is a Christmas card which was very simple but I just loved how it turned out as I love white-on-white Christmas cards. It was a wonderful surprise that my card was chosen as one of the Weekly Favourites on Splitcoaststampers.
My sixth card is another Christmas card which had me making friends with my brayer again after quite some years. It was good to try a technique again that had initially frustrated me and be happy with the results:
My final card is one that I shared only a week ago and was the Christmas card that I gave to my daughter - yes, it's another teddy bear card LOL!
Thank you for having a walk with me through my creative journey from 2013.