Monday, 31 December 2012

Favourite Five

2012 is almost over and I hope 2013 brings you all a happy and healthy year!

Funny old day for me - but Debby once again has come to my rescue on what is always a difficult day  as today would have been Mum's birthday....   

so I am here in the craft space fiddling about with a project and then I remembered Debby's Annual Favourite Five Fest !!

So here's mine from 2012- (and OK I know there's more than 5 but I couldn't decide....LOL)

First one is my shabby Paris themed card - complete with shrink plastic Eiffel Tower - chosen because I managed to finally get the hang of the sewing machine!
 Next  up - a commissioned Easel card - and one of my fave LOTV stamps 'cos I love the way the baby is holding the comfort blanket....
 Couldn't not include one made with the Graphic 45 Curtain Call papers -  made a set of these 'cos I love the drama of them

another from LOTV - check out that stitching!!! LOL  Am now wearing out the sewing machine!

 This next one was chosen because I finally managed to follow something that was published in a magazine and used a mask to cut out the papers... and used a bit of my fave bling.. and made some of my fave paper roses....LOL

The wonderful Fifth Avenue papers were finally cut into for this card... and I made a grungy flower!

 .... a commissioned wedding card inspired by Pinterest  - I loved making this and the recipients happily loved it too!

I have included this one as 2012 was a year when I mastered my fear of 'one layer' and CAS cards

This one makes me think of warm sunny days.. (which have been in short supply here in 2012!)

and my final one - so we can pedal into 2013 leaving all the bad things behind..

I hope you've enjoyed my little review of  some of my 2012 makes.
Debby is offering candy for one lucky person taking part  in her fave fest so share your makes over on her blog on the link at the top of this post to be in with a chance!


Desire Fourie said...

A stunning showcase of your beautiful creative talent, Viv. Lol, sewing is still something I have to try on my cards, it always look so effective. Wishing you a wonderful happy, healthy and crafty 2013.
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Alessandra said...

what a wonderful choice of cards, I couldn't say which one I like the best, they are all stunners beyond words!
Wishing you a very happy and prosperous New Year!
Huge hugs, Alessandra

Pia S said...

Lots of goodies to be seen here! I feel the same way as you about the one layer cards, so bravo for this fantastic make! I find the little boy on his bicycle really sweet, and the papers and embellishments you've used are perfect for a card for a young boy! Love the vintage and shabby chic style, and you've showcased some great ones on this post too! Wishing you all the best for 2013!

Vanessa (aka V'ness, Nessa, oldschool) said...

Gorgeous work!
Happy new year!

Wendy said...

They are all absolutely gorgeous Viv, love them all.
Wishing you a Happy New Year and look forward to seeing more of your gorgeous creations in 2013.
Wendy xx

DoodleSuze said...

Beautiful Cards! Love, love the Wedding One .. Fabulous!

Happy New Year

Looking forward to seeing what you do with your new purchases lol!

Suze x

sassy said...

fabbby viv...all as beautiful as the next all adorable hugs sassxxx....**HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU***

Susan Flynn said...

A beautiful selection Viv. I know how you feel it would have been my mum's birthday last Friday - always a sad day especially at this time of year x

McCrafty's Cards said...

Wonderful selection of beautiful cards Viv, I like them all,Happy New Year.
Kevin xx

coops said...

wow these are all so stunning and beautiful viv.
Wishing you a really Happy New Year :D

xx coops xx


A gorgeous collection of 5 (errrr, 10!) cards Viv!! They are all beautiful and I love them all!

Wishing you a very happy and joyous 2013 - Hugs, Sylvia xxx

Beccy said...

I'm sorry about your dear Mum Viv, any anniversary is hard once they're gone.

Your card selection is gorgeous, you've definitely had a very creative and inspiring year! Thank you for sharing them all with us.
Happy New Year!

Jackie said...

Happy New Year Viv.
What a wonderful selection of your favourites, I wouldn't like to try and choose one because I love them all. Well, maybe the summer memories one, or the wedding one, or the..... :o)
Jackie xx

Crafty Lark said...

Beautiful selection. Have a wonderful year and enjoyable crafting. xx Flora

Elaine said...

Wow , just goes to show how talented you are sweetie, I remember them all , you have inspired me so much during my ten months in blogland your cards are all fabulous .
Have a fabulous New Year.

Yesterday must have been especially hard for you Viv Biggest Hugs Elaine

Netty said...

Gorgeous selection Viv. Happy New Year, Annette x

Connie said...

Hi Viv and many thanks for dropping in on my blog.
As always, over the years, it's inspiring to see all you do -sorry I haven't been in touch for so long, life toppled for me in 2012!! But I'm determined to hobble into 2013 and get into crafting mode again.
Are you still at the same email and home addresses - Ill give them a try soon .... love, Connie, x

Paper Junkie said...

Happy New Year Viv. Having recently found your blog I am looking forward to visiting it often in the coming year. Thank you for sharing your 2012 favourites. Wishing you all you desire in 2013. X

aussie aNNie said...

A showcase of artistic beauties, gosh I am loving the stitched Paris not been around much on comments, slack I know, but I am caring now 24/7 for my elderly dad and not always got the time...will in future as you are amazing...luv annie

Di said...

Wow, some fabby creations Viv - I couldn't pick a favourite out of them really although the wedding card might just tip the scales. Hugs, Di xx

Rica said...

Hi Viv, I hope you've had a fabulous Christmas and hope you have a brilliant new Year!!
What stunning cards and such a brilliant variety of design and creativity. I especially love your 1st - such beautiful colours, your image is delightful and your details are scrumptious!!!

Heather xx

debby4000 said...

Absolutely love your gorgeous cards Viv no wonder they're your favourites.
Thank you for joining My Favourite Five of 2012