Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Favourite Five Cards of 2013

Happy New Year! 
I hope that 2014 treats you all well! :0)

I thought I'd start this year by playing along with the lovely Debby, and show you my favourite five cards of last year:

http://debby4000.blogspot.co.uk/2013/12/favourite-five-creations-of-2013.html

Most of them seem to be CAS in style...I made plenty of non-CAS cards too...but it was the CAS ones that leapt out at me as I went through last year's cards. As with my Favourite Christmas Cards, I've linked all of the photos to the original blog posts so that you can click through for all the info should you want.

The first one uses one of my favourite Penny Black stamps ('Bunny Friends')...I cut them out of their flower pots on this one...I love that this stamp is so versatile!

http://helenscrafthaven.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/bunny-friends.html

I had lots of fun making the second of my choices...I don't like ice cream, but this card still appeals to me!

http://helenscrafthaven.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/i-scream-you-screamwe-all-scream-for.html

The next card was also a bit of an experiment...and I love how it turned out!

http://helenscrafthaven.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/lollipop.html

My final CAS card is similar to one of my favourite Christmas cards...love the watercolour effect background...it's a Christmas stamp ('Snow Dust') but I masked off the snow before stamping.

http://helenscrafthaven.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/inky-trees.html

And I had to include a non-CAS cute card somewhere in the mix...this one is quite recent (from last week in fact!)...but I just love this cute chappie...and the bright colours.

http://helenscrafthaven.blogspot.co.uk/2013/12/ruffles-present-for-you.html

I'm sneaking in a cheeky sixth creation...I think that this nappy cake that I made for a friend is my favourite thing I've made this year...it was a labour of love, but it was worth it as my friend loved it so much that she didn't dismantle it for a couple of months after her daughter was born!

http://helenscrafthaven.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/nappy-cake.html

11 comments:

Tirpuunen said...

These are all wonderful, but the one with the tree really steals my heart. So beautiful and so full of spring!

Desire Fourie said...

Helen this is a wonderful selection of cards and a great reflection of your beautiful creative style. {I would love you to take part in my 130,000 Page View Give-away. Thank you so much if you have already entered and good luck.} Wishing you a wonderful 2014 and may it be all you want it to be. Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Elfcrafts said...

Hi Helen what a great selection of cards & makes. Wishing you a happy new year. Hugs Em x

Viv's Visuals said...

Great selection Helen - Happy New Year! x

Claire said...

A brilliant selection of your favourites and look forward to seeing more this year. Hugs, Claire x

Sandra H said...

Hi Helen, Wishing you and yours A Happy New Year......So stunning are your cards the lollipop card is amazing truly is xx

Janice said...

Happy New a Year Helen and what a super selection, so love CAS too, Jx

Jocelyn aka JoBear2 said...

What a beautiful selection of cards and the Nappy Cake is 'WOW'. No wonder your friend didn't dismantle it for so long!

Really, really love the icecream card - what a fantastic idea - and looks yummy enough to eat LOL!

Jocelyn x
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She King said...

Wonderful creations. Love the Nappy Cake. :) S xx

debby4000 said...

Wonderful selections of cards Helen, they're all fabulous, love that nappy cake what a lovely gift.
Thank you for joining in with My Favourite Five of 2013.
luv
Debby

Marilyn said...

What a great grouping of cards! I like them all but that one with the bunnies is probably my favourite... or at least until I look at the next one, and the next one....
You did a fabulous job on the gift for your friend, that was so cute and no wonder she didn't want to take it apart.