Dec 28, 2019

Year in Review 2019

At the end of every year I like to take a look back at all the cards I made during the year and pick my favorites to share in my "year in review" post. To make it easier I choose a favorite from each month, but there were a couple of months where I couldn't decide and picked 2.

I've linked the original post above each creation, if you'd like to find out more about each card, simply click that link. 

January

Sweet Wishes using Penny Black Loads of Love as the focal point.



I used a Cowboy Trio Stamp by Magenta (no longer available)


February

I used Mo Manning Siku and Shiya and Penny Black Berry Bevy for the focal point.



I used  Hero Arts My Monthly Hero February Kit as the focal point.


March

I used Mo Manning Baby Fairy Bee as the focal point.

April


I used Stampin Up Butterfly Basics - retired but available HERE on eBay.

May 


June

Only the girl card was made in June, the boy card made in April.

July

I used Penny Black Snowy as the focal point and  Holiday Snippets for all the little sentiments.

August


September

I used this retired stamp by PSX as the focal point. 

October

I used Hero Arts September 2018 Stamp Kit as the focal point.

November

I used Penny Black Caroling Trio as the focal point. 

December

I used Penny Black Nose to Nose and Penny Black Tall Trees to create this scene.


So which one of my favorites is your favorite? 


You can definitely tell that I didn't do well with my 2019 crafty New Year's resolution ... it was to use up more of my pattern papers. I did well in the beginning, but it didn't take me long to neglect my pattern papers again! Maybe I'll try again in the new year but I enjoy the process of creating my own papers and backgrounds so much more!

The cute Penny Black stamps are still some of my favorites, and I definitely enjoyed working with distress inks a lot this year (inking and coloring). I also enjoyed getting out some oldies and some of my favorites were done with stamp kit subscriptions. I am sad that non of my Lavinia stamp cards made the top picks, but I didn't use them as much. I made several different card styles for sure, but if I were to make the same style of cards I would get bored easily. 

Did you create a "Year in Review" type post on your blog? If so then please let me know in the comments so I can come to take a look! It doesn't have to be cards, I'd love to see what your favorite posts of the year were.

As always thank you so much for taking the time out of your day to visit my blog. 

Wishing you a safe, happy and healthy New Year!





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13 comments:

  1. What a beautiful selection Ellie - if I had to pick a favourite, I think it would be the Friendship one from September.
    I usually do a selection to review the year, but that is not done yet :)
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  2. Amazing compilation of some your creations of 2019!! They are all adorable!!
    Happy New Year!

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  3. Everything you make is just MAGIC!! My fave is February!!!!

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  4. Cute cards! Loving the little Eskimo one
    Have a great day!
    Marilyn ❤️

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  5. All so pretty Ellie , and thank you for the look back. Xxxx

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  6. All lovely cards my favourite is June. Put me in the mood to use my stamps more and I agree need to use my patterned paper more too.

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  7. What a fun idea for a yearly review post! you're so talented and creative with all your cards too! :)

    Hope you had a merry Christmas :) We had a great time with family and so much good food! Have a happy new year :)

    Away From Blue

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  8. Great selection of cards & I love that they are a variety of styles! My favorite is Snowy with the charms--wonderfully crafted card!

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  9. I totally understand why they are your favourites, they're all lovely!! Have a Happy New Year!

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  10. So much gorgeousness! Hard to pick just one, but the sweet Siku and Shiya motif from Mo Manning card is my favourite! Love the coloring and background combination of the PB black berry branches ♥

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  11. These are all great! I love the last Christmas ones you made, so cute!

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  12. After all many thanks for this post.

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  13. Happy New Year to you! Hmmm...difficult to choose a favorite as they're all super cute! But, picking just one I'd say March. I like your digi and its coloring, the card's simple style and that yellow button topping it all off! I, too, like to sum up the year. You can see mine here: http://www.paperesse.com/2020/01/2019-paperesse-retrospective.html

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