Friday, December 30

Craft Life Review Of 2011

I've been looking at lots of top 5 and top 10 projects on other blogs and was looking through my own photo archives for something similar.  It was far too hard to choose, so instead I have gone for a review of my crafting year with a few predictions for 2012.

January 2011 - I think you only have to look at my blog to see I love Simply Sassy designs.  I'm not sure what 2012 will bring from them, but they feature heavily in my review of the year (in fact I could have chosen one for each month!).  This card remains one of my favourites.

February 2011 - What do you know? It's Simply Sassy again! This one was my blog header for most of the year.
March 2011 -  I caught the zipper bug!  I have a whole bag of odd zips waiting to be made into brooches and  incorporated into projects.
April 2011 - Grungy Monday began in 2011and I was thrilled to be a guest designer for #3 and discovered some new inks along the way.
May 2011 -  Back to a Sassy girl, this time with a bit of steampunk thrown in.
June 2011 - My one and only scrapbook page to have been in print was this scraplift of a Jill Cornell page.
July 2011 - I tend to make a real mix of projects, not just cute stamping (although that is obviously a prominent feature!)  Here's  I wallet of ATC's I made.  I can definitely look into my crystal ball and see more projects like this in 2012.
August 2011 - A combination of Sir Tim and some new techniques saw me trying out a letter press effect.  Did I really start making Christmas cards in August?  How come I was still finishing them on 23 December then?
September 2011 -  Whiff Of Joy, another of my favourite cute stamp manufacturers.
October 2011 - Time for things to get spooky with another Simply Sassy creation.  I like this style of taking cute images and making them a bit more edgy.  I'm following a couple of challenge blogs that favour this style, so there could be more projects in 2012.
November 2011 - I've only just discovered that I won a prize over at Two Peas In A Bucket for this 4x6 Photo Love entry. There's more scrapbooking to come in 2012, including more hybrid work as I just spent my $10 prize money on 4 digi kits.
December 2011 - As I reach the end of my review there has been an important part of my Craft Life missing. A little lady who has become a firm favourite of mine and a favourite of 1000's of others worldwide - Tilda.
I know I have already blogged about having a card chosen in the top 3 at iCopic, but it really has given my crafting spirits a boost and I'm looking forward to where my Copic's may take me in 2012.  This card will be one of my all time favourites and you can bet there will be more Magnolia projects from me in 2012.
That's it 2011 done. I hope to see lots of old friends and new in 2012 for much more crafting.

Wishing everyone a very Happy and Peaceful New Year 

** Kate ** 


Dotty Jo said...

Thanks for sharing your fav cards and projects Kate - looking forward to seeing all your lovely creations in 2012 too, Jo x

Elaine Akers said...

Enjoyed your projects and other favorites of 2011. Happy New Year.

Lisa Jane said...

oh wow fabulous projects , can't choose my favourite - but i love the layouts
Lisa x

Lisa Jane said...

oh wow fabulous projects , can't choose my favourite - but i love the layouts
Lisa x

Janice said...

Lovely craft projects Kate. Happy New Year to you.

Lora said...

Love them all Kate, but I especially love how you have taken really cute images and made them more edgy, they still look cute but also more grown up, which is not an easy thing to do.
And how did I miss that zipper flower??!! What a fab idea! will have to pinch that one! ;) (with all credit given to you of course).
Look forward to seeing what you will make this year, and if your first project of the year for BTC&G is anything to go by, there will be lots more great makes to come!! :)
Hugs Lora xx