Good morning friends and followers!
Today is New Years Eve and to tell you the truth I can hardly believe it!! Where has the year gone off too?? My word!
This has been the most amazing year of my life where I finally after many years of trials and obstacles gave birth to my second child. Little Ella came to us and completed our little family in the most splendid way. She is our little sunshine! And our oldest daughter has made me proud so many times this year as well. She has handled the getting a big sister business very well! I must admit I was worried during my pregnancy that she would backlash and have a major breakdown and or be kind of a badass towards Ella. Simply because she has been the only child in our family and is very spoilt. (of course) but she still amazes me with her awesome big love towards Ella and she takes care of her in the most loving of ways. Im impressed! But then again, she is my darling! ;)
This time off year I usually list what I feel are my top 10 cards and so I will this year as well. Why break a perfectly good tradition? ;) If you want to take a look at my previous listings look here (2011) and here (2010).
I think its hugely fun to look at those and see the progree Ive actually made during the years ;)
The cards of 2012 is not listed in any particular order, although I must confess I like number 1 the best!
Because off the unexpected way this turned out. I usually have a finished project in my mind before I start off but this one turned out way different. As you can see I wanted to practice making red cards that I hated to do in the past and then I went crazy and added lots of soft pink and I loved them together. They marry well I think ;)
I jut love the image! My very first Saturated Canary rubber-stamp and it was love at first sight! Besides that I surprised my self with coloring her lush hair red. Cool!
A christmas card that I truly enjoyed making! The challenge was for MDUC and it was to be song inspired and as you might see I chose "Hark the herald angels sing". My teamie Camilla Stöen Bakke (that I admire a lot) had made a fabby tutorial on how to make pop up cards the week before and I couldnt wait to try one.
The inside of the pop up card
I have a special bond to anything australian because I have so many amazing friends there via my dt position at MDUC and this image is so close to my heart because of that :)
Im loving the pastel colors!
My last christmas card of 2012 and is on my top 10 because I colored with red and ended up loving it ;)
I love this stamp from Wee stamps and this card means a lot cause it represents my own " comeback" in my mind. As I got pregnant I was feeling very sick and decided to quit making cards and creating. I actually started selling some of my stash and then as months past and I still had my dt position at MDUC (cause I wouldnt ever want to leave them!! :)) I started to feel it was fun again. Today Im very thankful I didnt end up quitting ;)
I made this card for a coworker of mine as i was going on maternity leave as a thank you for the three good years we had together with the amazing class of students we taught. Linda is very special to me so thats why the card is I think. Besides that Im loving the color combination. The blue and yellow are also the colors of the swedish flag and to transfer that into a card was a lot of fun :)
Talking about special people, my mum (of course) is another one of those. This is the birthday card I created for her this year. Im so into that image Elisabeth Bell has designed for Whiff of joy. She´s angelic! A shaker card needed to find its way to my list too ;)
The last one is also for my mum...;) She must be good! ;)
This is an easel card I created for her on mothers day :)
I ADORE that stamp and she felt like a perfect fit with that store window also from Magnolia.
Thank you so much for wanting to see my top 10 2012.
I cant wait to see yours, have you made one yet?
Lots of love, Louise
PS: I will be back tomorrow with two post. One for Live and Love Crafts and the other one for Deep Ocean challenges, hope to see you then ;)