Monday, 12 January 2009

My top 10

I've noticed lots of bloggers posting their 10 favourite projects of 2008 so I thought I'd better jump on the bandwagon before it left without me! So, in no particular order, here are my 10 favourites. It feels weird to be slapping myself on the back but I think we should do it more often. We spend so long looking at our handmade projects saying "I should have..." or "I messed up that bit", that perhaps we should take some time to say what we like about our work instead.

You may notice a theme in the projects I've chosen - a high proportion of them use Old Olive for a start. And Lovely as a Tree crops up more than once, first of all in this card, which we made at Chocolate Night. I love this masking technique, this stamp set and these warm chocolatey colours. You can see the original post and the recipe by clicking here.

Here's another tree card, made mostly from scraps from my bulging Earth Elements box. Click here for more detail.

Next up is this French trio - I'm not really cheating by picking three as they're all so similar. Carte Postale isn't one my favourite stamp sets - although it is a favourite of my customers - but I do like these cards, especially the lovely colour combination. You can see the original post here.

This is a very plain and simple card but that's what I like about it. I also love the colour combination - I don't use Sahara Sand very often but it's such a useful colour that maybe I should! I return to this card design over and again - it's quick and easy and, well, I like it! This was a birthday card to go with a box set of cards, which you can see here.

Hate snails but love this card! I love the fact that the snail spins and seemingly changes colour... and I love the unusual but funky colour combo! Click here for the original post and here for a tutorial on suspension cards.

This was a really quick project to complete but it's so bright and cheerful that I have to include it. I love how it turned out - read more here.

I loved these beach hut mini albums, which were such fun and so easy (albeit time-consuming) to make! Maybe I'll visit a beach this summer and take some pix to put inside them! See here for all the details.

This card was very different for me but I loved how it turned out. I love the combination of Real Read and lovely Old Olive; I love chipboard and I love the fact that I managed to complete this without cutting off one of the frog's legs! Here's the original post.

I love this little coaster book - partly because of that funky colour scheme again. The details are all here.

And finally... I think this was my favourite project of 2008. It was certainly the most confusing, frustrating and time-consuming! But I love it and will one day get round to making another one. It's a pop-up album and this picture doesn't do it justice - please click here to see it in its full glory!


  1. I can see why these are all your favorites. They all have such nice layouts and color combos. Great work!

  2. these are all fantastic projects. great work on them all :)

  3. You did a super job with all of these creations!

  4. It's hard to pick a favorite from your top ten. I do love the cupcake note book but then I love them all :)


  5. These are all very nice...fab job!!!

  6. all your cards are wonderful, I especially love the cupcake one ;)
    great work!

  7. Your top choice is one of my all time favorites also. Great cards all of them, tfs!

  8. such wonderful creations!! Love all of them!

  9. Nice to see them all again - love 'em. You are one talented lady! CC

  10. very fun creations....I like the first tree card especially much....very striking and perfect for a fella!


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