2013 may have started already, but I've still got to do the last 6 months of the 2012 retrospective. So let's go!
I live in England and I have grown really fond of tea this last year. I made this birthday card for a friend because we sent him a whole lotta tea for his birthday! I used Morning Cup, the Take a Sip wheel (I cut it up into individual stamps), and Curly Cute.
I think By the Seashore and Perfectly Penned are two of my favorite stamp sets, and I really like the look of the shells thumped with markers.
I couldn't pick just one card for August, so here's an Artistic Etchings/Pursuit of Happiness card. Generally I hate those "color" challenges that involve only neutrals and no colors, but I really liked how this card turned out. (And I'm proud of myself for using Artistic Etchings but *not* the Eiffel Tower!)
This French Foliage card was for a September combo color/sketch challenge at SCS and I lurve those fall colors! Had some good times with my leafy stamps this year...and we had a gorgeous autumn in this part of England, too.
Here's a pink birthday card for October using Papillon Potpourri, Perfectly Penned, and Elements of Style. Sometimes it's fun to stamp on patterned paper.
More fall colors for November; this was a Friday Flashback card for Lovely Leaves. Still really like that layout sketch too, I should re-use that soon!
I had a LOT of Christmas cards to choose from for December, but I thought I'd go with this sweet Scentsational Seasons gingerbread man instead of our personal tea-riffic Christmas cards. Sentiment is of course from More Merry Messages, which got quite a workout this year!
I'll be back tomorrow with something all-new. Hope your 2013 is off to a great start!