I'll do my best to put these in some kind of chronological order! They might be a little out of whack, but hey... they're just my favourites from the year, nothing more fancy than that!
Cherries... you knew that was coming though, didn't you? I loved putting this card together, with the felt cherries, and this was the first time I used thread to tie my buttons - LOVED how that turned out.
This is one I created for a Papertrey Ink Make-it-Monday, to get creative with your sentiments. Another brilliant tutorial from Betsy Veldman! I was just really pleased with the stamped layers, and the finished product was one that just felt so satisfying when I was done, you know?
Ah, the toilet roll. These kind of took over my craft table this year. You didn't see them, but I made nearly 50 of them for the craft sale in December. This one was for Shirley's Mother's Day gift, the first one I made, and my favourite of all of them.
Tags... I *love* making tags. I made this one for Josie's birthday gift, and just loved how it came together. I actually use the same basic elements and layout to my tags, just switch out the materials. I used Crate Paper goodies from their Emma's Shoppe collection, one of my favourites of all time. You know that makes it a winner for me!
And Josie's birthday card... Another one using Crate Paper, which you know I love. You know how some cards just make themselves and when they're done you can't stop looking at them? This was one of those.
I made this one for a publication call, and was just *so* in love with it when I was finished. It's simple, it's graphic, and it's pretty. Not my usual layered mess, but still one of my absolute favourites.
Emma's birthday card. I loved the texture, the layers, the light colours. I just had a lot of fun putting it together, and it was so perfect for her. She loved it!
This one was a *huge* accomplishment for me. I am NOT good at anything mathematical, so figuring out the right triangle shape to actually pull this pattern off was a major challenge, and took me *forever*. But when it was done, I was so glad I stuck it out! Luckily, I kept the template so if I ever want to recreate it, it will go much faster!
I take *no* credit for this card... Betsy Veldman blew up blogland when she came up with her chalkboard stamping technique, and I was just another stamper along for the ride. When I saw her tutorial, I was *blown away*! I gathered up some of my newer stamps and just played around with them, until I came up with this. I was pretty proud of thinking up the Christmas tree shape, though!
And my favourite holiday card of all this year:
I created this one with one of the few new WPlus9 sets I picked up for Christmas, and I was just *so* in love with it when I was done. This easily became my favourite colour combo of the season - heck, the year - and with the snowflakes thrown in, well... it was a sure thing for me!
So those are my favourite projects from 2012. They're the ones that I enjoyed creating the most, they're the ones I felt great about posting, and the ones I had a hard time parting with (well - the ones I managed to give away!). I hope you enjoyed my stroll through the year!
Have a wonderful New Year's celebration, whatever you're doing. Stay safe, stay warm and have fun! See you in 2013, my friends!