Friday 31 December 2010

Top twelve of 2010

Wishing all my visitors a

Happy New Year

While blog-hopping a couple of years ago I found that quite a few crafters had shown their Top Ten makes for the year and so, at the beginning of January last year, I did the same.

Last year I extended my choices to twelve, one for each month of the year and that's what I'm doing again this year.

If you click on the links, you can go to the original posts and read more about each item.

My top twelve of 2010

January 2010: Bride and groom

February 2010: my schooldays

March 2010: card for mum

April 2010: postcard from Paris

May 2010: hot pink, black and white

June 2010: fun with the melting pot

July 2010: criss cross card with tag

August 2010: a Christmas present tied up with lace

September 2010: the roaring 20s

October 2010: Salt: God's righteousness

November 2010: buttons galore

December 2010: winter birthday

I have found it quite helpful doing this review of 2010 - it has brought back many memories, but has also reminded me of some techniques etc that I haven't tried for a while, not just in the items that I've chosen to show here, but in many of these other items that have been blogged over the months.

It's over to you

Perhaps you would like to do your own 'top twelve of 2010' - if you do I'd love you to leave me a comment with a link so that I can come and look at your choices.

And then encourage others to do the same.

I'm entering my June choice of 'fun with the melting top' as my favourite for Stamp man 13: show your favourite project of 2010

New Year's resolutions

This time last year I posted this on my blog.

Looking back, some of the jobs were achieved, but there are still pieces of paper in the box, waiting for the jobs to be tackled - and a whole year has gone by. And it's about time I put some new pieces of paper in.

As for crafting resolutions, once again, I'm resolving to use up offcuts and scraps - but the box is just as full as it was this time last year, despite using a lot during the year - the trouble is that they just got added to because I like cutting into new papers as well as using up old.

Another crafting resolution I made this time last year was to make Christmas cards throughout the year - and I kept to that. So this year I'm determined to do the same - spurred on by setting up my new blog to also encourage others to do the same. Challenges on Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge blog start at 9:00 am tomorrow morning (1 January 2011) - I hope to see you over there.