At the end of each 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.
I usually choose a favorite of the month to make it easier. I did have a tie
in February but that's the only month where I couldn't decide.
I've linked to the original post above each creation, if you'd like to find
out more about each card, simply click that link. This year I also noted why
I picked each particular card 😀
Click here or original post.
I love the earthy tones of this card and the way the background turned
Can't help but smile when I see this image and I love the red and black color
combo and the way the papers compliment each other.
Using PSX Stamp K2883
I love the vintage feel of this card and think the lace is the perfect
I love how these colors compliment each other and the random way the ink
turned out on the background.
I remember struggling with this card and love how it turned out with the
stenciled background and strip of patterned paper at the bottom.
I often struggle creating pretty backgrounds and scenes for my Lavinia
fairies (or I don't know where to begin) which is why I don't reach for them
more, but absolutely love how this one turned out.
I love the way the harlequin patterned paper compliments the collage style
image and ink splatters.
This card just makes me smile! Loved mixing "cute" and "brushstroke" on this
card. And I think the yellow is so fun and cheerful!
Love the inky background on this and the color blue is one of my
I love how this cute garden scene turned out mixing up "cute" and "floral"
Snowy seems to make my "favorite" list often. I just love how the paper
piecing coordinates with the border. And it's a favorite stamp because my
husband picked him out for me many years ago :-)
I love how the dotted paper frames the watercolor style image panel.
Once again I love the way I used a brushstroke stamp with a cute stamp
to create the card. And of course this cutie and sentiment combo just
makes me smile.
As you can see I still love my "cute" stamps but have been enjoying
playing with inks just the same and I am sure that will continue in the
new year. In last years year in review post I mentioned that I didn't do
so well with my New Years Resolution of using up more of my patterned
papers. I had the same resolution for 2020 and I did a little bit better,
since I've cut most of my papers down to 6x6 and now keep them within
reach next to my desk.
For 2021 I'm setting a few crafty resolutions:
- Try some new (to me) techniques or re-discover old ones
Organize a box of bare rubber stamps so I can actually see what they
- Continue incorporating patterned papers
- Add some missing Distress Inks to my collection
If you have done a year in review post on your blog, please do let me
know in the comments so I can come take a look at what you've been up to
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All beautiful. I especially like the polka-dotted snowman.ReplyDelete
Thanks so much! He sure is cute!!Delete
Great compilation, love all your cards!ReplyDelete
Happy New Year!
So many cute cards! I love that you have crafting goals set for the new year.ReplyDelete
Thanks. Maybe they are easier to accomplish when they are written down :)Delete
They are all so cute and I can see why you had so many favourites, you're very talented! It sounds like you have great crafty goals for the new year too! I'll have a post reflecting on this year and my goals for next year up later this week but it's all fashion related :)ReplyDelete
Hope that you had a wonderful Christmas are enjoying the last day of 2020 :)
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Thanks Mica. I'll be sure to check out your Year in Review post!Delete
A lovely display of work as always and thank you for your inspiration this year.ReplyDelete
Stay safe and well and let's all pray for a much better 2021.
Thanks so much, Brenda!Delete
A beautiful selection of cards Ellie - I have not done my review post yet... not that I have a lot of cards to review this year, as blogging has taken a bit of a backseat these last few months.ReplyDelete
May 2021 bring you many joys, and lots of card making
Thanks so much, Maxine. I'll keep an eye out for your own review post!Delete
Happy New Year! May 2021 being us Good Health, much needed Wealth and the Wisdom to achieve themReplyDelete
Same to you, Rebecca!Delete
They are all so beautiful! I can see why they are your favorites.ReplyDelete
How fun to see the year in cards! October is my favorite, but they are all so good!ReplyDelete
Lovely card as usual!ReplyDelete
Hello, your cards are so pretty. You are so talented and creative. Thanks for sharing at Love Your Creativity. I am featuring this post on Sunday at Love Your Creativity. Happy New year.ReplyDelete