We got back from Scotland last night. We had a lovely Christmas, really enjoyed seeing my family and had a relatively straight-forward trip home (except for being stuck at the top of Glen Shee for an hour and a half!). I know I'm woefully behind on all things blogland (sadly, I didn't get much chance to log in while I was there), but I hope you'll all forgive me!
I also hope you've all been having a wonderful holiday! And if Santa's been, I hope he's been good to you!
Now, I fancied doing a post today, but as I've only just returned, I've obviously not had a chance to do any crafting yet... (My post earlier was a scheduled one, which just isn't the same!) However, while browsing blogland, I found that both Kath and Enfys had done a "review of 2013"-type post, and I thought this was a great idea!
I guess for me it was especially interesting to see how my style and techniques have changed during this time. I only began card making in the summer of 2012, and didn't start my blog until July this year. August saw me start stamping, and the rest, as they say, is history.
So, here's a review of some of my favourites of each month, near as I can tell. And as you can see, it's not just the card making that has improved somewhat... The photography is also substantially better now! lol.
Hmmmm... I may well try this again now that I have a die cutting machine and don't have to cut them all by hand!
My favourite from this month was my first ever attempt at steampunk. Even though I don't make them all that often, I have a huge weakness for steampunk designs.
Another steampunk design for March. Most of the supplies from this and the previous card came from a Docrafts goodie bag!
For April I chose the card I made for my twin nieces. They turned three and are very much in that age bracket where anything princessy is a go!
For May, I have a travel-themed card. I adore making cards with this theme, though I don't actually know anyone that ever goes anywhere, lol.
June's card is my husband's birthday card, and another steampunk one. It was also my first attempt at a different type of easel card.
July. Shortly after my first ever visit to the LOTV shop! I wasn't yet brave enough to get any stamps, but I instantly fell in love with the colours of this mini masterpiece, so naturally had to make something with it! It's also one of my earliest attempts at the shabby chic style.
My blog had been active for a week or two at this point...
One of my first ever LOTV stamps! This may not have been the very best of my cards that month, but I so adore the nautical theme! It is also one of the very first cards with a stamp I coloured myself!
My favourite card of September, and my favourite Christmas card to date! This one ended up going to my son's 1-1 teacher, who is a huge fan of pink, and I'm so glad she loved it!
Not a card, but my first ever mini album was definitely my favourite project of October!
I had trouble choosing November's favourites, so chose a boy's and a girl's one!
And for December it has to be the first real commission I'd worked on. It has my favourite vintage feel, and is the first time I really feel like I might just be getting the hang of this shabby chic thing!
So there you have it! Sorry about the long post... I was going to split it into two posts, but I got carried away, lol.
If you've posted up any "favourites", please let me know so I can come and see!
Have a great day my dears!