Tuesday, December 31, 2013

2013 Favourite Posts Part 1

The last day of the year, and I thought I'd post some favourites. I am not good at picking favourites of any kind - stamps, dies, books, movies etc. Nevertheless, I've tried to pick two or three projects a month that I am particularly happy with, for different reasons. If I had done these picks another day, I might very well have picked different projects. I divided this post into two, starting with January - June.


Four Seasons Accordion Booklet tutorial - I love to build little scenes and add small, but meaningful, details to my projects, and this accordion book has both these aspects, combined with my love for nature.

Quiet layout - this is one of my favourite layouts this year, a mixed-media layout made for Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. I like the misted, stamped and stencilled  background, the photo and the quotes. Another favourite layout during January was this Follow Your Dream layout.


Dry Embossed Wax Resist Tutorial - this was one of my favourite tutorials during 2013 and I was real happy to have thought of this version of the more traditional crayon resist technique.

Love ATC Box Tutorial - I had so much fun making this ATC box with Eileen Hull's Sizzix ATC Box die, and filling it with stamped ATCs and quotes about love.

Off to Neverland - Another favourite layout, placing my son in a fairy tale scene built with dies, stamps, and inks.


Vintage Pop-Up Mini-Book Tutorial - Pop-ups are great for mini-books, adding a fun interactive elements, and in this book with my mom's childhood photos I used a lot of them.

Unfound Door Canvas - This canvas made for Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge has layers of paint, transfers, stamping and stencilling, creating a lot of texture.


Heart Shadow Boxes Tutorial - I love shadow boxes and I was so happy to find a similar photo of my grandmother, mother and myself to use for this project.

Colour Love - This was a real fun post to do, a colouring tutorial, showing how to colour a Darkroom Door photo stamp with six different mediums.


Reading Chair Pop-Up Card Tutorial - One of my favourite cards of the year, and I also used some really fun techniques in this tutorial. I like to use photos in my projects and this is also another example of a little scene.

Susan's Garden Birdhouse - One of my favourite 3-D items of the year, my first project with the Sizzix Susan's Garden dies by Susan Tierney-Cockburn.

Through a Forest Wilderness Canvas - I like the texture of this mixed-media canvas, made for a tutorial for Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge (then Simon Says Stamp & Show). Looking at it makes me feel as if I am stepping into a forest.


Garden Memories Pop-Up Album - Another pop-up album tutorial, made with dies by Eileen Hull and Karen Burniston. I loved how this album turned out and it documents memories of my childhood garden which no longer exists, making it extra special.

You Layout - This happy and colourful layout was made using mainly dies and stamps by Tim Holtz. I like the background, the houses and of course the great sentiments.

I hope you enjoyed these! I'll post the second part in a few days time.

Happy New Inky Year!



  1. amazing pieces - thanks so much for all the inspiration and all the very best for 2014 xx

  2. Happy New Year!
    looking forward to what beautiful art you create in 2014!
    Sandra ltb

  3. So many beautiful things!
    It's been such a joy to see your projects each week. Thank you for sharing them. I'm looking forward to seeing your gorgeous creations in 2014. Happy New Year!

  4. Fantastic! Love seeing your top picks! They are all really fab! Happy New Year!

  5. Wow, så många vackra och kreativa alster! Du är verkligen otroligt begåvad och det är en fröjd att läsa din blogg :). Gott nytt år!

  6. This is my first time to follow you. You are an incredible artist. I am very inspired. Thanks for starting my year this way!

  7. Wow awesome work really enjoy seeing your fantastic works. Happy New Year and hugs. Cant wait to see what you bring to 2014

  8. So wonderful just scrolling through these amazing makes. Thank you for an incredible year of inspiration!
    Happy New Year!
    Alison xx

  9. Great mix of faves and some of mine in there too Love the was resist tut my fave by far


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