I started making cards in about 1998, but I really got in to in after moving to Denmark in 1999. (We lived there for 2 and a bit years).
I still have some of my earlier cards, and lately I've been "updating" them so that I can use them for someone.
Here is a card I made in 2004.
And here is the "updated" version. I sent this to my 5yo niece.
Image: the mice & flowers are stickers
Flower: purchased from Bizzy Becs.