Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Debby's Fave 5 and a time to reflect

Following from the Fave 5 Christmas Cards as always there is Debby's Fave 5 of the Year. If I thought choosing 5 from Christmas was bad choosing 5 from the year has been worse!! But here they are (and there's a special message from me to you all at the end of the post).
Am also joing Mynn over at 'On a Stampage'.
First up had to be this baby card (original post here) - am not a 'baby' person really but do like frilly and fancy (sometimes LOL) so when I was asked to make a card for a special arrival I turned to Pinterest (again!) for some inspiration and this was the result

Next is another fussy one! I love this sentiment - think it's so true-  original post here
Ok - so this one isn't a card - but it does rank amongst my faves so have included it! - original post here
A 'man' card - unusual for one to be amongst my faves - cos let's face it, we all hate making them! - original post here
  I have this year made quite a few CAS cards - out in blogland many have perfected this art of CUSP ('Completely Understated and Strikingly Perfect'!!) and I have become an avid follower of several blogs who make these gorgeous cards. Here is a 'case' from one - original post here

So that's it - another year has gone past. I hope 2014 has been good to you but if it hasn't may 2015 be better. For me it has largely been a good one, some lows but many highs. 
Sad today as it would have been my darling Mum's birthday - I miss her every single day and it's particularly hard when you can't share the 'highs'  - maybe that's why the sentiment on the second card means so much to me - it IS the little things (like sharing a cup of tea with your Mum) that make life so big.
Thank you for visiting me this year and I wish you all a 2015 filled with the 'little things'. xxx


KT Fit Kitty said...

Your cards and tag are very beautiful! I can see why these are your favourites! Happy New Year!

The Sparkly Fairy said...

Happy New Year to you! What fab work - and thank you for the comment you left me :)

Sally H said...

5 superb and very beautiful creations, Viv! All wonderfully crafted. Love that you can produce both 'fussy' and CAS cards with equal beauty and skill! I can really empathise about missing your Mum. It is 14 years since I lost mine, and I still miss her, but it does get easier. Hope 2015 brings lots of good things your way x

aussie aNNie said...

Happy New Year from Australia, it is now 2015 let's hope for a better year. Love the card selections here Viv, style and gorgeous colours...xx
{The Journey is the Start – my personal blog}

Pat said...

These are all wonderful makes Viv but for me that gorgeous baby card stands out as it is just so pretty, and I do love the way you use lovely,y bits of lace on your cards, and you are so right with that sentiment. I miss my Mum too and I wish you a new year filled with lots and lots of uplifting moments! xx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A great selection of cards and projects from the past year. Love them all but I really like the baby card. I find CAS style so difficult to do so I avoid doing it, but this year I am going to concentrate on perfecting that.
Hope you have a Happy and Healthy New Year.

Carole said...

Wonderful creations Viv and each with their own story.May 2015 bring you all you would wish for......and a little more besides.Have a Happy one! Xx

cotnob said...

A fabulous selection Viv, your baby card is absolutely gorgeous - you have chosen a wonderful variety of designs.
Wishing you and yours a very Happy and Healthy New Year.

Mynn xx said...

WOW, these are stunning! I totally love that baby card--the shoes are just so darling! I also adore the amazing tag! The neutral colors and beautiful texture are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing with me! HUGS and happy new year! :) Mynn xx

Sue said...

Such a stunning selection Viv.
The sentiment on your second card is so special.
Wishing you all the best for a Happy New Year. Take care,
Sue xx

Margaret said...

A very Happy New Year to you Viv and what a lovely selection of cards and your Christmas ones too. i loved them all but the baby one is a real hit with me. Thanks for visiting me and hope to see you again soon.
Margaret M


All beautiful Viv and wishing you a Happy New Year
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Kathleen said...

All brilliant cards, the baby one is stunning and love the vibrant colours of the last one. 35 years since I lost my Mum and I still think lots of things that I wish she was still here to see.
Happy New Year.

Kath x

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Wonderful creation, they are all beautiful!

Desire Fourie said...

Viv this is a stunning series of creations, a true showcase of your wonderful creative talent. Its hard to pick a favourite. Thank you so much for sharing them with your bloggy friends. Also wishing you a 2015 filled with tons of love and happiness xxx
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Jackie said...

A wonderful selection of favourites Viv, my own favourite would be the lasy one for the beautiful colours and the CAS style.
Wishing you a Happy and Healthy New Year :o)
Jackie xx

Canonbury creations said...

Fabulous cards Viv, I love the baby card and that wonderful vintage tag! Happy New Year
Val x

Pia S said...

I love each and every one of these, Viv! That baby card with shoes is the most adorable card, you did a great job decorating with flowers and ribbon too.
And the vintage tag? Amazing! I do struggle with tags myself.
Happy New Year!

Wendy said...

Stunning selection Viv, that baby card is so adorable and your tag is absolutely gorgeous.
Wishing you a Very Happy New Year and looking forward to seeing more of your fabulous makes in 2015.
Wendy xx

Viv said...

Happy New Year Viv ! wow so many amazing cards here too. I love love the baby one...probably the pink lol ! here's wishing you a fab 2015 too ;) hugs Viv xx

Taunya Butler said...

Love your eye for details on all these gorgeous projects!! The way you use embellishments is truly inspiring!! You seem to have a knack for adding just the right ones and in just the right places!! Wow, to me that is a gift since I do not seem to be able to make embellishments not look awkward!! Thanks so much for sharing your talents with us!!