Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Favourites of the Year 2011

Each year in December I write a post about the cards that really inspired me, my faves of the year. As usual it's difficult to whittle down the list  but here are some of my favourite creations.

Enjoy these projects made by an amazing group of artists. Yes, all of you are artists that use paper and inks to create works of beauty.

Nicky used such soft colours to make this pretty card.

Love the layered stamping and the soft, wispy grass that Cindy created with this card.

Barb created some wonderful background colours with this beauty.

Jennifer never ceases to amaze me with her creativity. Love her use of fabric on this card.

And I couldn't stop with just one card from Jennifer. This card truly shows her artistic side and why she made it to the final rounds of Gallery Idol. The bicycle created out of wire, the shadow of the bike and the rays of sunshine all combine to make this card fabulous.

Julie makes amazing CAS cards. I just love this simple design.

I love all things leafy and Tina's design with the fern stamp is divine.

Anette's watercolour background and glossy hilights make these flowers magnificent.

Love the vivid colours of this fun design by Lucy. It's a card that is made using digital and traditional elements.

Another card with gorgeous colours! Anna-Karin created a beautiful sunset with this simple design.

Jill has so many amazing cards but I chose this one for it's colourful leaves with a touch of sparkle.

Sarah created a gorgeous background for her quote on this card.

There were a few cards by Trinh that I really liked but I chose this Halloween card because everytime I see it makes me smile big! Such a fun card!

Joy's use of a lot of white space and a few soft colours make this card just lovely.

Kraft never looked better than on this card by Marion.

The stitching, the colours, the scalloped borders, the dragonflies. All make one magnificent card by Heather Maria.

And since we just celebrated Christmas I thought I would end with three holiday cards created by Nona. Her simple design and colourful stamping made these cards a fave.

Thanks to all the artists who have inspired us this year with their creativity! I can't wait to see what projects you come up with in 2012!


  1. Sue, I can't believe you've included one of my cards, among all these other amazing ones - thank you so much - I'm honored!

    Wishing you a Happy New Year, and thanks for your Flickr message today. :)

  2. Sue, as I've been scrolling down, I've been oohing and aahing over each of these amazing cards! Love seeing them and thank you so much for including one of mine in your selection:)

  3. Sue, I'm flattered that you included 2 of my cards and I love the idea of posting your faves of the year!

    Have a wonderful and happy New Year!

  4. Aww, thanks so much for including my card, Sue! I kept nodding my head as I saw each of the cards on your list. So much talent & inspiration, including YOU!

    Hope you have a happy & crafty new year!

  5. Sue, I feel so honored to be amongst your gorgeous selection of cards. They are really awe-inspiring and creative works of art! Thank you so much and thank you for sharing inspiration :)

    Hope the new year brings you much joy and happy crafty endeavors!


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