Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Favorite Cards of 2014

It's New Year's Eve here in New Zealand and I thought it would be fun to go back through the cards I posted to my blog in 2014 and choose my personal favorites.  A lot of people do this at this time of year and I enjoy seeing their cards, so here goes.  If you click on the month, it'll take you to the orginal post.

January



This is one of those rare cards of mine that I really like.  Probably because it's not often I can "randomly arrange" embellishments and have it look okay :)

February


This card was for my mother's birthday.  She got me into card-making and she loves butterflies, so I put extra effort into this card and I love the Fossil Stone background.

March


This is one of my favorite Christmas cards for the year.  I love the red and gray together and the sponging really adds some dimension.  A bit of a departure from my normal white-based CAS cards :)

April


There were slim pickings in April and May because that was when we were living in the garage while our house was repaired after the major earthquake in 2011.  At the same time, I was going through a restructure at work, which ultimately led to me finishing up at CourierPost after 32 years.  

May


I love the faux patina technique and also like the layout of this card.  

June


Yep, another card featuring dark gray - I'm sensing a pattern here!  I love the flower arrangement and the font of the sentiment on this card.  I think I'd only just got the stitched mats dies and was using them on every card - not much has changed in that regard LOL.

I'll go through the second half of the year tomorrow.  Thanks for visiting.

Edited to Add:  I'm linking this up to both Mynn's and Lyndal's Favorite Cards Linky Party.

Cheers
Karren

9 comments:

Susanne Vargas said...

Great review of the first half of the year! Looking forward to the other half tomorrow! Happy New Year!

Mynn xx said...

WOW, these are gorgeous! I am in love with your clean and classic style! I think my favorite one is the yellow and green card--the texture is amazing! If you do a yearly highlight, I'd love for you to link this review and tomorrow's up with mine here: http://mynnettekitchenonastampage.blogspot.com/2014/12/blog-highlight-for-2014-link-party.html Just trying to meet more crafty friends and keep in touch with old ones, too! HUGS and happy new year! :) Mynn xx

Mynn xx said...

Thank you for linking up! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

Patrice said...

A lovely line up Karren. It's nice to see a bunch of favourite cards in one post. My fave is the June card - love those colours. Happy New Year! x

Hannelie said...

Another beautiful selection... especially love the one you made for your mom!

Lyndal said...

Fabulous cards Karren - love the pearl details on your Mum's card, and the gorgeous Christmas card especially! Thanks for linking up to Our Favourite Things linky party! We've just had my sister and brother-in-law over from ChCh for Christmas :)

Julie B said...

Fab cards, just popping over to see the rest of the year! :)

Taunya Butler said...

What an amazing and beautiful set of cards!! I think they are each fabulous - you do incredible work!! Way to go - I am really pleased to see your favorites!!

Karen Petitt said...

All of these are fabulous! Looking forward to seeing your next lot after I check out how you did that patina effect x