Sunday, January 1, 2012

2011 Favourites


Being New Years Day, I thought I might take a look back and choose my favourite cards from the past year.

I have made some good and some not so good ones and some you never get to see because I throw them in the bin :)

I was very fortunate last year to win some awards for my cards and to be asked to join two design teams.  One was the Splitcoast Creative Crew and one was Just Add Ink. I have loved being on these teams and participating in challenges from other sites.  I have learned a lot and  have been stretched  to try new things plus I’ve also met so many wonderful people because of them.

I thought I might choose my favourite card from each month.  But I found that way too hard.  Some months I just couldn’t choose between a few (they were obviously my creative months) and some months I was not really “wowed” by anything much.  So I’ve just chosen some of my favourites.



Kathy Tanner - my style 2 

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January: I won awards with these 3 cards. I also made my first tutorial for the blue butterfly card. A good month!





February: The start of my obsession with ribbon flowers.  I still love them! Also a cute ant card that I like a lot.





March: Looks as though I was in “brights” mode.



April: And I can narrow it down to one.  But I do love this one!




May: More flowers and I love how both of these turned out.




June: Square cards were in.



July: I was very happy with this attempt at a rowing card.



August: A card and brooch for my daughter.




September: Two great sketch challenges helped me create these cards.



October: Saw the start of my Christmas card making.  I love this one, but not a good one to mass produce :)



November: I actually looked at the card I loved that I made back in April and I decided to CASE myself and create a Christmas version.


December: I’d have to say I was a little tired and stressed with so much to do and so many cards to get made.  Not a very creative month really and I’m still struggling creatively unfortunately.


Hopefully my crafting mojo will return very soon and I’ll have some new things to show you.

Thanks to all of you who have joined my blog and/or have left lovely comments over the past year.  It is very much appreciated!



  1. I love them all! You've inspired me to go look back at my year too! :) Happy New Year my friend! I'm so thankful to have "met" you this year!

  2. What a beautiful selection of cards, Kathy. I hadn't seen your cute little ant one with the cakes - that was really very creative! I'm glad I met you in 2011 and hope we continue the friendship through out the new year.

  3. A great year in rewiew Kathy, there are some beautiful cards there and l look forward to seeing your 2012 creations.

  4. Hi Kathy, you have makde wonderful cards. Each of them are inspiring me. Please check my blog, hope you will like it.



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