Today we've got a blog hop to follow, to celebrate the best of 2010. It's a bit different than other blog hops since today we are each showcasing for you our favorite 10 cards that we made during the past year.
This was a tough call, but here you go, the cards I'm proudest of from the past year, and which I plan to top (somehow!) in 2011.
Here's one using a velum overlay featuring a digi from Tiffany Doodles:
A special baby card using a wonderful image from Mo's and a heartwarming sentiment from Raindrop Echo Designs:
A country flavoured card featuring an image from Bildmalarna:
The card I made after the copic certification course, experimenting with new techniques--the image was from Cornish Heritage Farms by artist Sara England.
The first Thomas Kinkaid image I fully coloured in - The image is stamped on Velum and I coloured the underside.
I sure was sad this year when they shut down Cornish Heritage Farms, though it wound up forcing me to fill my wish list and my craft room cupboards sure have a lot of beautiful pieces of rubber now to lure me in there.
Experimenting with a new technique--the background is faux barn board (tutorial at SCS). and the images and die cuts used here are from Heartfelt Creations.
Another card using Heartfelt Creations dies and images. I think this was one of my hubby's favorite cards this year.
And another sample using a Thomas Kinkaid image from Cornish Heritage Farms, as well as stamps and die cuts from Heartfelt Creations to accessorize.
Inspired by my friend Alica's Tri-fold cards I finally gave in and tried it...this was my first one ever and I just love how it came out! This was a special card too, as it was my submission card for the Heartfelt Creations Design team competition which I am so thankful to have been a part of these past few months.
And finally, to finish off, here is one where I decided to dig out my heat gun and go hog wild with the heat embossing and created this glittery masterpiece (also featuring images from Heartfelt Creations):
Check out the list of other folks participating in this blog hop and join in too if you'd like, at this link: http://mrsweyremaster.blogspot.com/2010/12/my-top-10-cards-of-2010-blog-hop.html
This was an exciting year for me, I had the opportunity to work on some fabulous design teams with some super talented artists and other designers and it has been a wonderful pleasure. I've started following a lot of your blogs regularly, and also appreciated how many folks have taken the time to visit mine with kind and encouraging words. At this time of the year as we look back at the year past and give thanks for the things we appreciate from the year I'd like to give thanks to all my fellow crafters who've inspired me with their cards when I visited their blogs, who left comments for me on my cards, and also to the artists who's work I've had the pleasure to showcase. Best of wishes to you all for the year ahead!