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Monday, December 27, 2010

Top 10 of 2010 - Blog Hop


Hi folks!
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!


35 comments:

  1. All of these were fantastic! I love the man fishing!!!!

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  2. Great cards,thanks for sharing. S x

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  3. Good luck topping those in 2011! Love your use of vellum. Happy crafting in 2011 :-)

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  4. Really super, great collection! The mason jar w/flowers and vintage Christmas are my fav's. TFS

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  5. Gorgeous, unique creations! My fav is your 5th creation - what an awesome scene you created!

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  6. Wow, what a fabulous group of cards - all totally sensational. How fun to take a trip down memory lane. Such a cool idea for a blog hop! Thanks for sharing all your favs with us!

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  7. Kristina...fab choice of 10. these are all fabulous and fantastic colouring too.

    fi

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  8. Every one of your cards is just amazing! I absolutely love the jar with the cut flowers.....Beautiful!

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  9. So beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing :)

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  10. Great selection of cards! Just lovely!! :)

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  11. Super selection of very beautiful cards! :)
    Thank´s for sharing and I wish you a happy new year :)

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  12. Very sweet! Lovely coloring work!

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  13. Great selection of cards. I had missed some of these, so I am glad you posted them.

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  14. What a beautiful selection of cards, awesome colouring skills. Gorgeous work, thank you so much for joining in the hop:)
    Have a wonderful 2011:)
    Suzi
    xxx

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  15. What a beautiful collection of cards! I enjoyed looking at all of them. You have some many gorgeous creations, I would have a hard time picking just 10.

    Happy New Years!
    --Cheryl--

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  16. These are all beautiful!! I love your coloring and the dimension. I look forward to seeing more of your creations in 2011. Happy new year!

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  17. These are all so beautiful, Kristina! I especially love the one with the faux barn door, vase and flowers - it's absolutely stunning!

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  18. Very beautiful cards! They are just lovely! TFS

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  19. You cards are gorgeous!
    I love the second one - pregnant mommy!
    Have a blessed new year
    Heidi-Mari

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  20. Fabulous cards and happy new year to you!

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  21. Awesome cards! Big hugs Marley

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  22. Beautiful cards. Happy crafting in the New Year.

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  23. You have a truly wonderful collection

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  24. What a great group of cards. Love the Heartfelt Creations. Thanks for sharing. Happy New Year!

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  25. Gorgeous selection of cards, TFS

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  26. What a beautiful collection of cards! I enjoyed looking at all of them and I love your cards using the TK Stampimages. Happy New Year

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  27. What a lovely collection of cards. Wishing you a Happy and creative New Year!

    Carolyn

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  28. Your cards are gorgeous and your colouring amazing!!

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  29. So many wondeful cards. I like the way you combine so many different techniques. The mason jar vase is my fave!

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  30. What a beautiful collection! Thanks so much for sharing :D

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  31. Great cards... love them all...Happy New Year...HUGS...SK :)

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  32. Just beautiful - so much detail in every one! I have a sneaky suspicion that your 2011 is going to produce some amazing work ;) Hauoli makahiki hou from AmberInk!

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