Sunday, December 29, 2013

A Review of 2013 {My Favourites}

Such an amazing year of crafting for me. This year I fulfilled some of the big dreams on my "crafty" bucket list and I conquered some fears too about my crafting. All in all, I loved crafting in 2013!

I have chosen one favourite card for each month of was an exciting year with the Gallery Idol contest (that was amazing) and lots of design team work with so many awesome companies!!! I am so thankful for the wonderful opportunities!


I was exploring some Pebbles papers here! 
Definitely influenced by Laurel Seabrook!


This was the first Paper Smooches card I made...
I was totally inspired by the sketch and had fun making this card. 
Even got an honourable, that was so cool!


The card I made to apply for the Paper Issues Design Team call!!! 
I was accepted and love my PI team.


Adding some texture in the form of burlap...
created this card for a Paper Issues Challenge.


Trying out for the SRM Stickers happy to be chosen!


My third week in Gallery Idol...we had to use exactly 10 embellishments! 
I still cannot believe I made the Top 5! 


A Guest Designer for the Shabby Tea Room and using some SRM Stickers. 
I created this wedding set for my sister who was married in August.


SRM Stickers to the rescue again with my Merry Monday card!


I applied for the Shabby Tea Room Design Team with this card and 
was so thrilled to be chosen!


Creating a Christmas card with my favourite stamps of all time; There She Goes Stamps. I had a secret dream to hopefully be on their design team one day...I loved the team, the stamps by Torico and the challenges. So sad that they have closed their doors.


I was invited to be on the Purple Onion Design Team for the holidays. 
I had so much fun using their adorable stamps and colouring.


Playing along with some Fresh Squeezed Stamps; 
thrilled to be on their current design team!!

Thank you so all my bloggy friends...I am thrilled to have over 1700 readers and almost 800 followers. Wow, never did I ever think this would happen on my little blog. 

I am so thankful to everyone who has encouraged me along the way...on this crafty journey. You have no idea how much I appreciate your support and kindness.

I have some big crafty goals for 2014...and some big personal goals too...I wonder what the year will bring.


  1. All of these cards are fabulous, Lesley! You know how much I love your work; you are a great inspiration. I have no doubt 2014 holds great things for you!

  2. FAB highlights from a fabulous year Lesley! Here's to a fabulous 2014 too!!!!

  3. All fabulous projects, Lesley. Congrats on achieving some of your crafty bucket list! May 2014 be even more exciting!

  4. Gorgeous cards Lesley. You've had a great year and I personally think that your cards are getting more and more wonderful.
    (And I also dreamed of being on the There She Goes team. It is very sad they folded and sad too that our dreams didn't come true hey?) Wishing you a fabulous 2014 and I hope you achieve your goals :)

  5. What a creative year you had, I love all these cards xW

  6. Wonderful cards that you`ve made. Thanks for showing again.
    Best greetings for 2014

  7. They are all wonderful creations! You are very talented and thank you for always sharing and inspiring and challenging us along the way. May your 2014 be very blessed!

  8. I've got a Round-Up Link-Up if you'd like to join ... fabulous summary of your designs.

  9. Wow, now that's a year in review! Your projects are gorgeous, and it's no wonder you've had so much crafty success this year!

  10. Wow, now that's a year in review! Your projects are gorgeous, and it's no wonder you've had so much crafty success this year!

  11. What fun looking at your "year in review" cards, Lesley! One card is more beautiful than the next. Congrats on all your big accomplishments in 2013 and wishing you all the best in 2014!

  12. Congratulations on the successful year you had! Happy New Year - I am sure 2014 will be amazing also~

  13. Great selection of your creations Lesley.You have a wonderful flair for design and your cards are always crisp and clean. Congrats on all your conquered goals and achievements. Wishing you the best for the coming year!

  14. What a fabulous year in review, Lesley! I have no doubt that you will accomplish your crafty and personal goals in 2014! You always amaze me with your creativity and energy!

  15. Great year in review Lesley! Can't wait to see where 2014 takes your talented self! HUGS!

  16. What an awesome year-in-review! Lesley, you are SUCH an inspiration to me and sooo many other crafters!!! I know you are gonna knock your crafty goals right out of the park and I cannot WAIT to see what all comes of it! WTG! Happy New Year!

  17. Lesley, you are so talented, I can see why you are sought after to be on Design Teams. I too am looking forward to seeing what 2014 brings in the way of crafty goodness that you share with all of us! Congratulations on a super year in review and good luck with the New Year!

  18. You had a rock star year girl! Beautiful body of work! Can't wait to see where 2014 takes you.....xox

  19. Great choices, Lesley, although I sincerely don't know how you can pick only one from each month! I appreciate all that you've done for our crafty card-making community in 2013 and look forward with anticipated amazement at what you have in store for us in 2014!! Cheers to you!! Darnell

  20. Lots of goodness here, Lesley :) Thought you had maxed out on the crafty side of things but guess not wink, wink :) Enjoy the rest of your break!

  21. Awesome cards Lesley! Love all of them, esp the one you made for gallery idol! All the best for 2014! :)

  22. Such wonderful cards, Lesley, using different techniques and styles. I don't know how you keep up with the challenges you start, Design Teams you belong to, and your own crafting, but you sure do make the blog world better for it. I hope 2014 brings all you hope for and more.

  23. You are sure one talented lady my friend!! All of your cards are just beautiful! So happy that I have gotten to know you this year Lesley and look forward to working with you in 2014!! :)

  24. You are such an inspiration, on an almost daily basis! The gallery of gorgeous you've shared here is more evidence of your incredible talent! You've certainly sparked plenty of ideas/challenges for me, in my first year of card-making/blogging! Hope all your goals for 2014 are reached!!

  25. You sure have had a fabulous crafty year and you totally deserved it all!!

  26. Great review - each card is a treasure! Amazing variation of styles - love all your challenges - happy New Year to you , Lesley!

  27. ♥♥♥
    What a wonderful and exciting year it has been for you Lesley! I'm so glad that we've become friends AND finally met! What a wonderful opportunity!

    I can't wait to hear about your 2014 plans/goals!

    Your style is so wonderful, thank you for all of the fabulous inspiration this year!

  28. I love "Year in Review" posts! You've had an awesome crafty year, and I love visiting your blog for my regular dose of inspiration... have a great New Year, Lesley! :o)

  29. Wow...your year in review is fabulous...I always love seeing what everyone's favorite cards were from the past year and yours are just beautiful. Wishing you and your family a very Happy New Year!


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