Sunday, 6 October 2013

Celebration of World Card Making Day

I am sorry everyone, I have been MIA for quite a while now.  I haven't been very well and haven't been blogging or even making cards.  

I am doing this post to support one of my friends, Lisa, over at Decosse's Dynamite Doodles who has decided to celebrate World Card Making Day 5th October 2013, in order for her to make it a celebration she is giving away some great FREEBIES in the shape of words that can be used for celebration.

As Lisa says in her post:

"How is that for a start?!  Now I do have a little something extra planned, but this time you need to do some work yourself.  Since this celebration is all about our cards, I thought it would be nice to see one of your favourite cards that you created and posted about, from the last year.  I was going to ask you to share your favourite, but when I thought about it, I could never come up with an absolute favourite myself.  I have a range of cards that are my favourite and I am guessing that you do as well.  So, start scrolling through your old posts and find a card that you really, really like.  Come over here and link it up BUT you also have to leave me a comment on this post telling me WHY it is one of your favourites.  That isn't too difficult now is it?  Check out what you have a chance to win..."

So why not pop over to Lisa's blog and see what she has on offer and don't forget to put in your favourite cards that you have made from last year.  You never know what you could win.

Here are some of my favourite cards that I made during the year

The very very first card that I ever made.

I just loved this card as it was the first Frantage card that I have done and I really liked how it turned out, I love the sentiment as well as there is nothing more true than,
 'Good friends are hard to find, harder to leave, And impossible to forget'

I have found a lot of good friends through blogging and this saying for me says it all.

Although not exactly my best card that I have done, I enjoyed making this 'Penny Slider' card.  It was so much fun to make and when I decided to have a little dinosaur popping out of one egg and the two boys popping out of the other one, 
this made the card perfect and the boys definately liked it.

My very first card made using Pan Pastels where I fell in love with what this medium could do.  

This was the first card that I had ever used acetate on and I was extremely happy how it turned out. I used the acetate and bevelled it across the front so that all the flowers wouldn't be moved or spoiled.

I have tried out 4-page cards before, but I was really pleased with how this one turned out.

Although not a card, it was presented as a card and a present.  The bottom of the Carousel could come out and the present (above) was hidden inside the Carousel.

This was when I started using my Spellbinders more often, I am trying to use them in more of my cards.  Sometimes I find it difficult how to place them, but I am finding ways of using them better.

I hope that you like my little 'montage' of favourite makes over the year, although I have much more that I enjoyed making I could probably go on forever.


1 comment:

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles said...

Hey Jen,

I came over to grab your blog address as I'm putting the "Meet the Team" post for CBD together and you should have seen the expression on my face when I came across this post. I haven't even checked out my own comments yet which is why I was surprised to see this. Thanks so much for getting the word out. Once I get settled into my own blog for the day, I'll be sending out the bonus ribbons to you.

I love all the cards you chose as your favourites. I think the one I loved the most was your baby boy four page foldout. While they were all stunning, that one in particular tugged at me. Can't wait to find out which one(s) you entered (remember you can enter up to three).

So I'll be back within a couple days to check that post out as well.

Thanks once again for your support!