The theme for the last challenge this year is to use your favourite items on your card.
The papers I have used are from Clare Curd's Papermania pack. The pack was huge so I gifted half of it to my crafty buddy Sarn who I made this birthday card for. In what has been a tremendously difficult year for me on many levels Sarn has been a wonderful friend and I wanted to make a special card for her birthday.
The other favourite item I used is the Cuttlebug butterflies, especially the dotty textured one used here. I had wanted this set for a long time and earlier in the year had the opportunity to do a crafty session at The Glitterpot with some forum buddies and had saved up some money to be able to have a bit of a spend up so they were a must buy puchase :)
The central panel on the card was made using a scoreboard to make a grid design and then I sewed small black beads at each intersection.
With the help of challenges and sketches my card making has really come on a long way in the last year and I have made a lot of improvements, but this is one of the cards I am most proud of and it is quite befitting that it uses some of my favourite items of this year.
I'm looking forward to seeing all the cards that are uploaded for this challenge. It is always interesting to see what people's favourite crafty items are, who knows they could become my new favourites next year LOL
Happy New Year to you all, I wish 2010 to be a happy, healthy and prosperous one for you all.