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Sunday, December 30, 2012

My Favorite Five of 2012

Debby has a candy over at her blog. To participate you need to pick your five favorite cards of 2012.

I think it's so interesting to see what cards people pick. My experience is that the ones I'm most happy with myself isn't necessarily the ones that give me the most comments or prizes. The feeling I had during the making process also influences how I feel about a card afterwards.  

So here goes for my favorites:

My first card is from February - the month I started my blog. I was quite new to cardmaking at this point, so I'm very proud of how this flowery card turned out, and I love papers with spots!

My second card is my favorite CAS card, made in July. The sentiment is in Norwegian and says "I love you". I was picked top 3 for this card over at LIM, an achievement I was very proud of as I find CAS the most challenging cards to make, and there are SO many talented CAS crafters out there!

My third card, also made in July, is my favorite vintage style card. I had so much fun making this one! The weather was really bad and I was in a mood for Christmas.

My fourth card I made in October. I love wood grain, I love kraft and I love owls! I was new to heat embossing at this point, and I had such a fun time playing with my new tools, as well as paper piecing the owls.

My fifth card, made in August, is a favorite because the image reminds me of my two youngest nephews. When my sister spotted this card, she contacted me to say that she HAD to get this one for her birthday! And so she did! I like making male cards as I'm a bit clumsy when it comes to pinks and flowers and all those girly details, but also I have mostly men in my family, so it's also a practical side to it.


Sue said...

These are all so gorgeous Pia… and love all the different styles! … you have done so many fab creations and to think you only started in February this year! Well done!
Hope you have a lovely Sunday!
Big hugs
Sue xx

Deepti Stephens said...

Pia!! love all the cards and they are so sweet..:)

karen said...

A gorgeous selection of cards Pia and a nice variety too of styles too!! I love your CAS card, I have never mastered those! hugs, Karenxxx

BTW I just use a tackly glue for my flowers like this one:

scrappymo! said...

Five wonderful cards! I never saw the first one before so that was a treat! It is just fabulous. I love black and white too.
The last one is perfect for your sister with 2 boys. I love how you used the spellbinders cut in half like corners...You smart girl!!!
The owls are a hoot. That little upside down one cracks me up!
The CAS is fab...I am not good at CAS at all...this one is perfect.
The Christmassy one is so lovely and vintage in its feeling!

Marlies said...

These are all such gorgeous cards Pia! I love them all especially the top one! hugs, Marlies

Suzie Q said...

Hi Pia,
thanks for popping by x
your cards are lovely also especially like the bird and the owl cards
have a great new year
Suzie qx

Wishcraft said...

A gorgeous selection of cards for your top 5 Pia, they're all lovely! Happy New Year hun :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Donna Mosley said...

These are all gorgeous Pia, love the last one, soooo cute.:o)

Donna x

Sue - bearhouse said...

A really wonderful selection of cards Pia. You have used such a fabulous variety of techniques and colours.

Sue xx

aussie aNNie said...

My thoughts exactly on the making of our cards, not what prizes or comments it brings but the satisfaction and contentment it gives the creator. To me these are five beautiful cards all equally beautiful, great choices Pia and good luck in the challenge. luv aNNIe

PaperDaisies said...

Gorgeous selection of cards. I like all the different techniques you have used in your collection. My favourite one is the CAS one. Sooo pretty. Have a great New Year. Hugs Nina

Meihsia Liu said...

Hi, Pias, these cards are all awesome! You are so creative! Hope you have a wonderful and happy new year.... :)

downrightcrafty said...

wow what a gorgeous selection love all the different styles you have chosen, do hope you have a lovely evening and a great new year
Hugs Kate xx

Desire Fourie said...

Pia this is a beautiful showcase of your lovely creative style. Wishing you a wonderful happy, healthy and crafty 2013.
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Viv's Visuals said...

gorgeous diverse selection of cards Pia! Happy New Year. x

Crafty Lark said...

Gorgeous selection. Have a wonderful year and enjoyable crafting. xx Flora

Mrs.B said...

Hi Pia Happy new year to you.
this is a great selection of cards and its nice that you have good thoughts for each one.
Best wishes . Avril

cotnob said...

Great choices for your Favourite Five Pia, I love the CAS one.

Sheila in Cyprus said...

Five super cards Pia.

My favourite is the last one, it brings back very fond of our eldest Grandsons when they were a bit younger. Now 11 and 12 they are very close brothers and still hug each other as the two little lads. Love it.

Have a happy and creative 2013

Love Sheila x

Elaine said...

Five stunning cards Pia , all of your cards are beautiful , it must have been difficult to pick only five. Have fun crafting in 2013. Wishing you and your family a Wonderful and Happy New Year. Biggest Hugs Elaine

Rica said...

I hope you've had a brilliant Christmas and I will you all the best for the new Year.
All 5 gorgeous cards Pia, all so a brilliantly diferent design and styled. I think the one I really fell in love with me is the owls - I love owls and those little one are so sweet and perfect with the stunning woodgrain effect.

Heather xx

debby4000 said...

Absolutely love your gorgeous cards Pia no wonder they're your favourites.
Thank you for joining My Favourite Five of 2012