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