Wednesday, 2 January 2013

My Favourite Cards....2012

Hi... I hope you are all ok after the New Year celebrations.... I'm going to try and get back into a little bit of routine now although no Neighbours until 14th January!! I will really miss watching it while having my tea!

Anyway, thought I would post some of my Favourite Cards from 2012 ... one thing that struck me while choosing them is how many of my favourites are in the first half of the year... I keep getting ill since August and I can really notice the change in my creations. I honestly wasn't struggling making them back in April and May.... I was turning out lots of new designs with loads of detail and embellies... 

I am still struggling with my health... I am enjoying my crafting as much... but it is taking SO much longer to do everything and I find I am choosing the easy options.... so using lots of digis and not so many die cuts or embellies on a lot of my cards ...  I really hope my health improves this next year and I can get back to form .... but in the meantime? enough moaning! ... I have to concentrate on what I have got and what I can do! Glass Half Full and all that .........

I tried to choose just 10 Favourites ... but ended up with 13! So thought... as it is now 2013  then maybe I will go with the number 13!! LOL

Teddy Bea's Easter
I love this because I just had so much fun making it... I just piled on anything to do with Easter... and Bea is SO cute with her furry tummy!!

A Little Bit of Country
This is another one that was so much fun to make. Love the adorable stamp and fab embellies and I'm really proud of that fence as I cut it out by hand!!!

Let's Dance
I just love the bright and cheery colours on this one... such a wonderful image... and I really enjoyed going overboard with those pearls!!

 Va Va Voom
Love the image - she took quite a while to colour but it was worth it... there is lots of sparkle on her petticoat... and that paper!! Wow! it's SO gorgeous!

 Shabby Chic/Vintage
I'm a great fan of Shabby Chic/Vintage but it doesn't come naturally to me... so I was really pleased with this one as it all seemed to come together just perfectly!

Cool Britannia
This was So much fun to make... loved Googling Britains Top Famous People and putting them on the bus. The papers are gorgeous and SO perfect for the Jubilee year!
Keep it Real
This is a card that I made for my daughter and so made with lots of love .... it's another card that just all seemed to fit together nicely.
Willow in the Summer Breeze
Love this card - Willow is one of my favourite WOJ images and she looks so free and relaxed here... the sky background came out well and I used to Pepita Borders a bit different from the norm... 
Fishing Fun
I made this for my dad's birthday and just love the colours. The image is so sweet and reminded me of childhood days pond dipping!
New Baby
Love the papers on this one. Not much colouring on the image but think the paper-piecing works really well as it all matches perfectly.
Alice in the Morning
I really enjoyed colouring this image and I Love those gorgeous papers... !
On Top of The World
Love the layout and colours on this one. I sometimes struggle coming up with new layouts but enjoyed making this one and I think the flower matches the floral paper perfectly.
Alice Inspired
and last but not least ... this was one of my completely mad ideas!! but I love the whole 'tea' theme... even included a real tea bag!

Hope you enjoyed the trip down Memory Lane...
Love and hugs


angelwhispers said...

Happy New year Sue I hope that 2013 is a wonderful year for you especially healthwise xxxx

Fabulous choice such wonderful designs and all so different superb!! I did laugh though as most of mine where from the first six months of the year!!!

Love & Hugs Chanelle xxx

chrissy xx said...

Happy New Year Sue...
LOving all your cards...and really do still LOve the London Bus made me smile the first time round and still does...
Sorry to say this...
Who's the Eye Candy???
Is is my age???

Doreen said...

Stunning beautiful cards Sue all of them.All the very best for the New

jo said...

Hi Sue....fab selection of cards, "Keep it real" is my the image! Here's hoping 2013 is a fantastic year for you, especially health-wise. And oh my,...... love your eye candy......delish!
Hugs Jo x

Lisa Jane said...

oh these are fabulous .. really difficult to choose a favourite but i think it has to be the Cool Brittania bus with all the famous peeps
Lisa x

Ira Huberts said...

Happy New Year to you dear friend! And what a fantastic display of your fabulous cards! Can´t believe that I actually own one of them! Still cherish it every day, since I keep it in our bedroom. Big hugs, Ira xox

Tammy said...

OMGosh they are all fabulous Sue! It would be very hard to pic a fav! Awesome coloring, design and embellishments on all! Happy New Year!!
Big Hugs, Tammy

Marita said...

Happy New year Sue:)
Wow, i love all your cards♥. They are
all fantastic♥. I wish you the best for 2013.

Hugs, Marita

Sue - bearhouse said...

Happy New Year Sue and I really do hope that it is a much healthier one for you.
Your card selection is wonderful, I love them all and really enjoyed looking through them all.
Take care
Hugs Sue

Pia S said...

You're such a talented lady and you show a vast range of colors and styles. Because they're so different and all so beautiful, it's so hard to pick a favorite. But to mention two of your cards, I would point out the Steampunk one and the "Keep it Real" card, because they represent a style I haven't been successful at myself, but would very much like to be able to make some time in the future:)

Debs said...

Happy New Year Sue - hope 2013 is a fabulous year for you and your family and hope it is a healthier one especially :o)
Love all your choices - it must have been a tough decision as your cards are always so gorgeous.
The hand cut fence is awesome!!
Hope you are okay :o)
Take care
Debs xx

Pami said...

Hi Sue honey, happy new year. I love you beautiful selection of cards. My favourite one has to be Alice in the morning as I have it

Vicky said...

They are all so gorgeous Sue...and I hope your health improves more for you in the coming months hun...:o)

Hope you had a lovely New Year sweetie...big hugs Vicky xx

Pami said...

Sorry, pressed too soon! I was saying I have this beautiful card in my keepsake drawer after receiving it for my birthday! I hope you have a healthier 2013 honey. Pami x

Alessandra said...

aw sweets, yeah I can see the difference but the main point is, that you still love crafting and that is what shines through all your creations! And they are all made with much love and that's the only thing that counts!
your choice is wonderful, they are all unique and I spotted the Jack-the-Ripper bus, it made me laugh!
Hope 2013 brings you strength and health!
Mahoosive hugs, Alessandra

Wishcraft said...

A gorgeous selection of cards Sue, they're all fab! Hope you have a much healthier year hun xx Hugs, Lisa x

Susan Flynn said...

Some fabulous cards there Sue, you should be really proud of all of them. Like Chrissy, the bus made me smile too and I love the Alice inspired one too! But they are all fab - hope 2013 is kinder to your health hugs Susan x

Kathleen said...

Oh wow Sue, some absolute stunners here and while you may feel that your cards were better in the first half of the year I only discovered you in the later half of the year and I thought that you had done some stunners then.
I really hope that your health improves very, very soon and so very pleased that you are still able to enjoy the crafting and continue to turn out some wonderful cards.

Kath x

McCrafty's Cards said...

Hi Sue, These are all absolutely gorgeous,I am sending you healing thoughts and a big hug.
Kevin xx

cotnob said...

This was a lovely trip down Memory Lane Sue, I remember most of your be beautiful cards.
I hope your health improves this year.
Look after yourself.

EELS said...

Hi Sue, there wasn't one of those I didn't like, all fabulous. Sorry to hear your health is a bit of a struggle so chin up, wear a smile and hopefully that will help a bit.

If you do decide to tackle an ATC (or a tag) this year I would love to do a swap with you...all we need is each other's addy and away we go lol.
Take care of yourself,

Vicky said...

All totally gorgeous cards sweetie, absolutely awesome each of them. I completely understand what you mean about health & choosing the easy option I've been doing that as well. Hopefully though I will get out of the habit a bit more this year & hopefully get more tutorials done as well.
Happy new year sweetie hope 2013 brings you all your heart desires.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

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Shannon White said...

Oh Sue these are all soo Fabulous!! What a Wonderful trip down memory lane and such Gorgeous cards! So great to get to see them again!8-)

Wishing you and your family a Very Happy, Very Healthy & Prosperous 2013!

Big Hugs to you my Sweet friend! Hope you are feeling much better!


coops said...

fantastic selection of cards sue. all so stunning ;D

xx coops xx

Sarah said...

Hi Sue, what a great selection of cards - I don't think I could pick a favourite!

Hope that you have a good 2013 and your health improves.


Janice said...

Happy New year Sue, sorry its taken me so long to stop by! Love ur top 13 and can see why you'd have had difficulty reducing your short list further. Hope you have a healthy and happy year and I'm looking forward to working with you at MAWTt. Also missing neighbours...sad eh! Jx

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

These are all so beautiful hun, I love them all. Sorry I am a bit late but I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and that the new year brings you many fantastic things
Lindsay xx

Donna Mosley said...

WOW!!! Sue, these are all so gorgeous hun. Love them all. :o)

Donna x

KraftyKoolKat said...

They are all gorgeous Sue. Every one a winner.


Violets Corner said...

Fabulous choice of cards Sue, you're very talented. I'm wishing you and your family a Healthy New Year!!!


Anonymous said...

An absolutely stunning selection of cards Sue! I really hope your health picks up this year. Sending big hugs,

Hazel (Didos) said...

Oh Sue they are all brilliant, You will be back on par soon xx Sending HUGE hugs xx. My Fav is still the bus with all the Famous Brits on it. Total Genius!!! Love Hazel xx

sallysbitz said...

Your cards are ALL Gorgeous Sue x

Happy New Year & thanks for sharing x

hugs sally x

Betka said...

Wow! These are all beautiful Sue! I so love them all :))
Happy New Year hun! hope it's a Happy and Healthy one for you and your family!
Big hugs (:Betka:)

Debbie said...

Hi Sue...what a fabulous selection of cards. Happy New Year to you and your family.
Hugs Debbie x

Cheryl said...

oh wow Hun,gosh these are an amazing collection of cards hun,just brilliant each and every one of them,happy new year sweetie love hugs Cherylxxxxxxxx

Joan Ervin said...

Each one of your cards is absolutely fabulous, Sue!!! You are sooo talented and your attention to detail is amazing!!! Hope your holidays were super special and I can't wait to see what you make in the New Year!!!!!