The last day of 2014 has finally rolled around. I have loved my cardmaking this year and started this blog in March. I wasn't too sure when I started it whether it would be the kind of thing that I would be able to keep up alongside work and family commitments but I have really enjoyed becoming part of this community and have made some lovely blog friends over the past nine months! In fact I have published 198 blog posts this year and received over 2,300 kind comments - thank you to all who stop by, your encouragement and supportive words mean a huge amount to me :)
I have seen lots of inspiring posts from bloggers who have picked out their favourite cards of the year. I have enjoyed looking back over my posts this year and have chosen the following selection to share with you. It was a tough job getting it down to my top 12 and I left out favourite Christmas cards which I posted here! Apologies for such a photo heavy post. I hope you stick with me....
My favourite crafty things this year have definitely been stencils. I have dabbled with watercolouring but not really got bitten by the bug! I have loved playing in challenges as well which I think have really helped me to develop and try new things. I have had a great time on the design teams for A Blog Named Hero and Time Out. My stint at ABNH has come to an end but I am starting the new year on the design team for Make The Day Special - my favourite online store for all of the fabulous American releases so I am looking forward to having lots of fun with Tara and the talented DT!
My crafty new year resolutions are to play along in more sketch challenges (sketches scare me!), make more one layer cards (the fabulous Shery from Stamplorations has a one layer challenge starting in January so that is good timing) and to have a go at mixed media which fascinates me. I am not sure where to start with it given I have a mainly CAS style but would love to give it a go - I love the texture and richness of mixed media creations that I have seen online.....
I hope that you have a wonderful new year and are looking forward to lots of crafty adventures in 2015. I look forward to seeing what you get up to and thank you again for supporting me over this past 9 months :)
Bye for now!