Sunday, January 1, 2012

2011 in Review....

Happy 2012 to all.  Many of my blogger friends are showing off their favourite cards from 2011... I've decided to take one from each month to share>>

JANUARY 
Using Spellbinders Tag dies to make the frame around the circle 

 FEBRUARY
 I hand made my watercoloured paper adding various stamps around the piece. The girls are a digital image, printed and coloured with pencils

 MARCH
Using distress inks smooched onto an acrylic block for the background and double stamping in two colours to create shadow

APRIL
Hand rolled roses and hand made stick pin for this one.
MAY
Had a go at a shaped card.  Really pleased how this one turned out. 

JUNE
This one was inspired by Jacqueline.  Using some more hand made watercoloured paper, using Hero Arts Frame and Hydrangea stamps.

JULY
This one was for a CASE study challenge ( which made it to the Top 3).  One of my all time favourites for the year.

AUGUST
This elegant beauty is a digital image combined with PP, Embossing folder and a Hero Arts sentiment. 

SEPTEMBER
A fun Penny Black stamp set, some distress sponging and some pretty PP combined with a soft ribbon finished this one off. 

OCTOBER
Another digi image ( from Heather Ellis ~Pure Innocence~) lots of fun papers and some fun with a Tim Holtz rosette die. 

NOVEMBER
Loved the simplicity of this card as well as the brown and gold yellow colours

DECEMBER
And finally the card I made for my parent's 55th wedding anniversary.  A digi image from Mo's Digital Pencil.  Loved how my felt roses turned out.

This year I also had my cards showcased in Hero Arts Social Thursday, City Crafter's challenge Blog, CASE Study, and twice over at Wee Memories.

Thanks for bearing with me through the year of cards.... It's been fun and I have learnt heaps and been inspired by many... THANK YOU all.

Cheers
Dawn

11 comments:

Barb said...

Gosh, Dawn, these are all so wonderful! I don't remember the one from March - gorgeous background! Hope you're feeling better! Happy 2012! :)

paula said...

Dawn, Hope you are feeling better. Loved seeing your favourite cards. They are all gorgeous xoxoxoxo

CinnamonSally said...

Dawn hope you are feeling OK now, love to see your year in cards, its great to look back over work, by doing this I have noticed my cards feature alot of flowers and butterflies. I am going to be more adventurous this year!!

Happy New Year.
Hugs
Sally

Lizzy Hill said...

These are lovely - my fave is the hydrangea card... yummy! Thanks for the comment... it IS Montarga stamps! I'll add that to my post:):)

Lisa said...

These were, and still are, fantastic :) It's fun to look back on what you've done through the year! Thanks for sharing !

Maureen Morton said...

What a creative year, Dawn! I especially love that March one - wow! It has been so great dropping in here this year - always something great happening. Thanks for sharing and happy new year.

CanadianScraps43 said...

Dawn your cards are beautiful and so love the variety of styles. Now that is what I call a card artist when you can change it up like that! Something that I struggle with myself. So happy that your work was featured in our card crafting world, you so deserve it. Thanks for being our two groups, it really means so much to have you operating and sharing in them both. Wishing you much love, peace, happiness and of course scrappy creations this new year. Hugs.

Annette said...

wow great cards...thanks for sharing your favorites..

Karen said...

Beautifully done! Thanks for sharing them and wishing you a Happy, Healthy, Prospours New Year!

cardcreationsnz said...

Wow, a wonderful range of great cards.

Suzanne C said...

Wonderful year in review! Fantastic recap. Love those beautiful butterflies!