Tuesday 28 December 2010

My Top 10 of 2010......

Believe it or not, I'm back AGAIN!! I hadn't been planning on taking part in this 'Top Ten of 2010' but it seems like everyone's been getting in on the action and I've really enjoyed looking through other people's, so in the end, I thought 'heck why not?'. Until it came to trying to whittle the 130 (!!!!) odd cards that I've made this year down to 10 - how on earth did I make so many??  In the end, I decided not to pick anything too recent and I also decided to try not to pick more than one card made using the same stamp company (although in the end, that didn't work and you can tell I've got my favourites!!). I also couldn't quite get it down to 10 - I managed 14 (oops!?!) OK - here goes (in no particular order!)......

This is the only card I've ever done just using tones of the same colour. I used distress inks and I'm quite pleased with how it turned out. IRL - I also sprayed it with perfect pearls, so the image has got a shimmer to it. And it was one of the first cards I put on my blog!
This was the card I made my dad for his birthday and it's one of the first that I used my prismacolour pencils and sansodor on. I like the paper/colour combo.
This was the first easel card I ever  made and threw caution to the wind and made it a round one too. I was quite surprised that it actually worked!! It's quite a different colour scheme for me and I love the sentiment 'The best is yet to be'.
I discovered Elzybells just as they were closing down so I bought up the store (I've still got loads I  haven't inked up yet!!) I picked this one for my top ten cos again, I love the sentiment.
This is one of my Paper Cupcakes DT cards. I owe alot to Nina, she was the first one to take a chance and let me be on her DT and she's got some fabulous images - this is one of them and I love the bright, happy feel of the image and the papers.
This stamp is from one of my favourite releases from the whole of 2010 - the 'Bon Voyage' collection (I've still got quite a few stamps I've not made cards with yet - so naughty!!). And I've also used one of my favourite paper collections - Basic Grey's Kioshi.
This is the first side stepper card I've ever made and it was one of those cards that just 'evolved'. I'd already stamped and coloured Tilda, the house and a couple of trees but didn't have any plans of how I was going to use them. Then I decided to make a stepper and I just kept adding things to it.
I love this Lil Lolita image - so cute and fun and I really enjoyed making this bright 80s inspired card!
I love this image from another one of the wonderful DTs I'm on - The Stamping Boutique (I'm sure Tracy's images just keep getting better!!) This image is so easy to use and on this card I've combined it with my favourite papers from this Christmas - Basic Grey's Jovial and the snowflake 'flowers' that I became so fond of making this chrimbo!!
I've loved this image from the first time I saw it and then when I was lucky enough to be appointed to the Digital Delights DT, I couldn't wait to make something with it. The card that I started making was nothing like how it finished up - sometimes they're the best ones. But I felt quite proud of myself the way I mirrored the ladybug's spots in the image with Craftwork Cards card candy!!
I was asked to make this card for a friend to give to her cousin who'd had a baby and I always think baby cards should be keepsakes too. This Magnolia stamp is one of the cutest ever and although I find it hard using lots of flowers on my cards, I gleaned help from some other blog's and was pleased with how it all turned out.
I made this card for my DT turn at Sunday Sketch & Stamp and it was the week of my sketch, so I had to make it a good one. I love, love, love Willard - he is just the best Kraftin' Kimmie character and again, my fave BG Jovial papers and snowflake flowers!!
The first card I made with my ultimate favourite stamp range - Simply Sassy. I love everything about these stamps, so, so gorgeous!!!
I discovered Some Odd Girl images this year and they've rapidly become a favourite. I've put this card in my top ten because it's different from anything else - I diecut hearts and used them as masks when I sprayed the background with mica mists. Then with some paper that I mopped up the excess mica off the craft sheet with, I made this flower - and my DS helped me by screwing up the paper!!
I hope you've enjoyed looking at my Top 14 (ahem!) and I'd love to hear what you think of them too! Bye for now............


  1. YOu're cards are just too cute!! I especially love the side stepper card!!! Gorgeous!!

  2. Love the great card you made for your cousins friends baby. just beautiful.

  3. awwwww love all of them, especially the Magnolia pink one.

  4. Hi sweetie these are just absolutely gorgeous I love 'em all I especially love your Magnolia ones....psst I still have stamps from the Bon Voyage collection that I still havn't inked yet ssshhhh dont tell anyone!! The ladybird 1 made me smile its soooo lush so is your baby one.....actually they are all damn lush!!!

    Its really easy changing your blog background hun most of the sites give instructions if I can do it then you can....I'm as thick as a Warburtons loaf!! The only thing I had to was reorganise my side column cus I went from 3 down to 2. I'm not much for the ones on blogger thats why I go browsing on the net lol. Your design is lush tho. Soz for long message I just wanted to reply to your question sweetie. Take care hun.

    Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

  5. Wow I love them!! Love the bright colours you use! Hugs Marley

  6. Great cards! Love the snowman on the line card and the lady bird one is so cute! Happy crafting for 2011 :-)

  7. Your cards are adorable! I think my fav is the stepper card.

  8. These are just adorable....I think my favorites are the snowman clothes on the line drying and the little ladybug! Adorable!

  9. Wow! Great cards! No wonder you couldn't control yourself to just 10. I love the circle easel card-what a clever idea!

    I think Willard and the snowman laundry line are my faves!

  10. Absolutely beautiful collection of Cards, a truly wonderful mix. Love your side stepper and easel cards:) Thank you so much for joining in the hop. Wishing you all the best for 2011:)

  11. Super beautiful cards...Loz

  12. Wonderful cards!!! TFS! -Sam :-)

  13. Your card are Beautiful
    Thank you for sharing your talent!
    Have a blessed new year

  14. Wonderful cards, I just love Willard

  15. What a beautiful collection of cards! I enjoyed looking at all of them. I love the TSB "Let it Snow" card!

    Happy New Years!

  16. Great collection of cards- I love all of them- but esp the Asian Tilda- what a sweet image! Happy New Year

  17. gorgeous cards marie.i love the range of images and fab colours.i love the tilda sidestep one :D

    xx coops xx

  18. Gorgeous cards...love them all...Happy New Year...HUGS...SK :)

  19. Wonderful cards...the ladybug card is just outstanding!

  20. What a wonderful collection of cards! This hop has been so much fun, I've loved seeing everyone's different styles, thanks for making it special :D

  21. Hey Marie! They are all utterly fab. :) Loved checking out your look back at 2010.

    Hope 2011 is a fabulous and creative year for you!


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