Sunday, 1 January 2012

Top twelve of 2011

Wishing all my visitors a

Happy New Year

While blog-hopping three or four 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 each year, I've done the same, except I changed 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. The items shown aren't necessarily my favourites, but they are reminders of various techniques and things I enjoy doing.

I'm updating this to say that I've just seen Debby's challenge 'to choose your Five Favourite Cards or more', so I'm linking for that.

My top twelve of 2011

January 2011: Winter fantasy

This has reminded me that I haven't used any of those pastels for ages - must do so soon.

I'm linking this one  for Whimsical designs: favourite project, also for the Stamp man 3rd annual awards: best/favourite project

February 2011: Inchies

This one is a reminder to get the shrink plastic out occasionally!

March 2011: Trust

Sweet memories of working with the design team for Salt - and also, of course, some very precious pictures in this LO.

April 2011: A card for mum

A twisted easel card for Mothering Sunday

May 2011: Time travel

Working with digital images - something I haven't done for a while, but enjoy doing.

June 2011: A masculine card

This is a reminder to use impressabilities more!

July 2011: Musical birthday

A reminder to use UTEE more often!

August 2011: Clean and simple

I love the simplicity achieved with the masking and one of my favourite stamps.

September 2011: Rosettes for school

Using my Hougie board (a reminder not to neglect it!)

October 2011: Purple butterly ATCs

No review of the year would be complete without some ATCs. I love taking part in swaps to make ATCs, inchies and twinchies. This was another opportunity to play with distress inks.

November 2011: Scrapbook for mum's 90th birthday

No way could I leave this out - 24 pages altogether!

I'm being greedy for November and also choosing A piece of good advice

I've chose this because I love taking part in Circle Journals and this is an example of one.

December 2011: Sending Christmas cheer

My review of the year wouldn't be complete without showing some Christmas cards - as regulars to my blog know I make Christmas cards throughout the year and started my own CHNC challenge blog at the beginning of 2011. These cards were simply stamped and embossed.

I have found it quite helpful doing this review of 2011 - 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 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 2011' - 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.

By the way, just in case anyone thinks I've spent  New Year's Eve preparing this - no, I haven't - it was prepared and scheduled much earlier!

There is celebration candy over on my CHNC blog
You've got to be in it to win it, so why not hop on over there and get linking?!


  1. Lovely makes Hazel, hope you are feeling better. S xxx

  2. those are some amazing projects that you have created..
    thnx for sharing them with us girls over at Whimsical Wednesdays.

  3. What a stunning collection Hazel.
    Thanks for joining in with My Favourite cards of 2011.


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