Monday 2 January 2012

Second Installment of my favourite cards for 2011!!

Here is my second half of the year favourites selection.   This is July's choice more butterflies and flowers I am afraid, a card and a set I made for my friends birthday.

This is Augusts choice and as you can see they are Lavender bags that I made with the harvest from my garden in. I had a idea after seeing lots of lavender products in the south of France whilst on holiday. I was really lucky when Judy came to my rescue with this gorgeous stamp, perfect for the task. I have just coloured the image with Copic Markers (They work great on fabric)..

The card is a paper pieced image from Tiffany Doodles, like most crafters I find masculine cards quite difficult.

September and a card for a Moxie Fab challenge, not much stamping on this one but I am pleased with the result , also another card set.  Love making these as they are great gifts for friends.

Octobers are both cards I made for a Lily Pad sketch challenge, I was lucky enough to win with the top card and received some fabulous new stamps to play with!

These two are my November choice, I love the green and black combination of the top card (really must use it more!!!) and the second card is a CAS one, I am really not a CAS person but have been trying it more and more this year!

Lastly my two for December although only one is a Christmas card, the top wreath card is again a CAS design and I was really lucky to win with this card over at The Moxie Fab Blog in their button challenge. 

My village stamp is a new one in my collection, after seeing Franziska and Jacqueline use it so well over at the Hero Arts flickr site I added it straight onto my wish list.  Clare saw a discussion thread about our wish list stamps in a  flickr thread and offered to send it to me. You can imagine how thrilled I was with it. 

I really love being part of the Hero Arts flickr group, I have made many friends over the last couple of years and am constantly inspired by all the work showcased there.  The ladies are a truly talented bunch and I am really thankful that I stumbled across it while surfing the net !!

Thank you all for all your lovely comments on my blog and heres looking forward to another creative and fun year!!


Annette Allen said...

wow these are all amazing...thanks for sharing..

Happy New Year

Barb said...

All so beautiful, Sally! Love each one - gorgeous work!

donna mikasa said...

You do such beautiful work, Sally! I love how your cards and projects become gifts for lucky recipients. Thanks for sharing!

Jessi Fogan said...

I'm not able to pick a favourite, as I love all of these! Your card sets are particularly inspiring - I love how they're always coordinated but different from one another. And those lavender bags, with lavender you've grown Incredible, Sally :)

Dawn T said...

Awesome cards Sally. I love the sets you do...always so elegant. Loved those lavender bags when you first posted them. So pretty and practical at the same time. You did well last year and I look forward to seeing more in 2012.

Anita Rex said...

Love these cards too Sally! Happy New Year can't wait to see what this year has in store for you!

Jacqueline said...

More beautiful cards and I love the ones you chose Sally - that must help get your mojo back but I know what it is like to feel sick and loose it!

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful year in review! I loved your card sets with the emboss resist. Gorgeous!

judkajudi said...

Just saw your year in review and the lavender sachets! I see mine everday in my dresser drawer!! Your work is lovely!!