Well, we're on the brink of a new year and I always think it's nice to look back at the crafty accomplishments of the outgoing year.
Here's a little slideshow of the cards I made in 2013:
There were also some scrappy projects in 2013 - although they weren't numerous they were made with a lot of love. :)
The Christening gift for my lovely little Goddaughter:
The hodge podge heritage book with photos from my paternal grandmother's line:
And the wedding album made as a 1st anniversary gift:
And as for 2014, well I have a couple of crafty goals. Apart from the 52 Cards 2014 challenge and my cards for The Daring Cardmakers, I'd really like to get back into regular scrapping. I think the only way I can accomplish this going forward is with a project life style approach and doing a month in review. I quite like the idea of recording the little things and not worrying too much about gaps in quiet months where there are no major events to record. I've got some page protectors and Simple Stories Daily Grind on its way to me, as well as a desk calendar for 2014 that will nicely get upcycled into my album... but I really feel the need for a new dedicated album for this venture and I'm torn between a lovely Simple Stories leather album or one of the new WRMK leather albums (the colours of mint, coral and grey are seriously calling to me!) - I am really disappointed with my American Crafts fabric albums I bought a few years ago - they have all faded on the spine in my bookshelf, which says a lot about the production quality - you'd think with it being about preserving memories they'd use fade resistant dyes... anyway, my Making Memories albums have not suffered the same fate, nor have the leather MM albums I have. Leather is the way to go. ;o)
I suppose I'd best make my mind up before the tempting sales end!