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Sunday, 30 December 2012

My Favourites cards of 2012 & My Not So Favourite Thing!

Hello lovely peeps,
Today I have a few favourite cards of 2012 to share. I've seen people sharing their favourite card of each month or their favourite top 10 cards but didn't think I'd be able to find enough cards that I wanted to share again, but I was wrong and found it harder to pick some favourites than I thought.

First of all I have picked a card using a Belles & Whistles stamp called Little Friend. I had several people email me about this card asking to buy it or would I mind if they copied it which made me take a closer look & decide I do like the way this card turned out lol.

My next card features my new favourite Tilda and for this card I dusted off my paint brushes and coloured her with distress inks and markers for a change.

This card is a bit different for me as I've only ever made 3 or 4 Vintage cards but it's snuck in among my favourites

I've chosen a card using an older Tilda on it as I think we tend to forget about our older stamps when we have new rubber to play with. 
This was a card for Simon Says Stamp & the DT were kindly sent some Gelatos to feature on our cards, after getting my head around my "OMG how am I going to colour with those" panic I really enjoyed using them and I love the softness of the colours on this card.

Another love of mine is Saturated Canary images and I've coloured so many of these cuties which are sat in a wallet awaiting being put on a card, I just love colouring them especially those with "big hair" which is a challenge to get the shading right.

This sweet little Tilda is from Magnolia's Sweet Christmas Dreams collection & I think she's way too pretty to only use at Christmas

Next up is Anastasia from Make It Crafty & is probably the most time consuming image I've ever coloured as it has so many little details to it but I think she turned out pretty, this little card keeps popping up on Pinterest :)

Sweet Tilda in Key Largo I just love her & the banners on this card :)

 This little card using a Mo Manning image & is another that keeps popping up on Pinterest so she's doing the rounds lol.

She's back, yes my favourite Tilda has snuck back in there again :)

Pearls in her Hair from A Day for Daises :)
 I love this image and really enjoyed colouring her practising colouring folds and shading.

I made these cards for the Simon Says Stamps card drive for Maddy & Melanie and went all out pretty and girlie.

It's nice to look back on cards and notice different designs, techniques, stamps or embellies I've not used for ages, maybe I should try this more often when I have brain freeze and can't decide what to do lol.

I am too late joining my lovely teamie Debby for her sharing of favourite Christmas cards but here's my favourite 5 anyway :)






I'll tell you what isn't a favourite & it's something I have talked about many times in the 8 months I've had it! The bleddy (Jode's word) PINK THING!!!
Not only has it started crashing on me again & despite all threats I haven't actually physically harmed it no matter how much I want to, the back now won't stay clipped on so when I try and close it this happens -
How lovely to be able to see the inside of your laptop, Curry's & I are seriously going to fall out this time lol.

Don't forget if you would like to enter my surprise followers candy and haven't already it will be ending soon. 
This is my last post for 2012 as I'm planning on hopping around as many of my favourite blogs as possible, pink thing depending!
Thank you so much for all your lovely comments on my blog, emails, following me & pinning my crafty makes on Pinterest, and also for listening to my rants about that pink thing lol.
Wishing you all a very Happy, Healthy & Creative New Year
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42 comments:

  1. Oh wow Mandy, I am totally blown away by your awesome creations. There are really no words to describe them - each and every one is a master piece. You are seriously talented. Thanks for sharing your awesomeness. It is by far the best selection I have seen on the net.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  2. wow Mandy what a super duper selection of cards...they are all stunning!!

    happy New Year.

    fi
    x

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  3. How great to see some of your fabby cards. Happy New Year to you Mandy and look forward to seeing your creations for 2013. Jeanette & Michelle

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  4. Hi Mandy,
    Wow
    What a wonderful collection of your stunning cards,
    Bronnie And I love them all,
    Happy New Year
    hugs
    Heather & Bronwyn x x

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  5. WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!..... They are all wonderful!!!!! I'm so happy that your TIldas all in white for Christmas made it!! It's my favorite card of all! Good luck with your laptop. Hugs, Brigitte

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  6. Mandy as always.........AMAZING work!!! Almost tooooo much to take in seeing so many beautiful creations at one time!!!!
    Just found the candy, just in time oops!!!

    Hugs and make it safe into a super 2013!!!!!!!!!!

    xx Irene

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  7. It must had been hard to only pick a few, as I think all of your cards are stunning. I love your choices! I can't wait to see all the new creations in 2013. :) Hugs! xx

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  8. Wow baby girl THANKS for sharing these stunning creations once again love em ALL so wouldn't dream of choosing a fav meself.

    Best Wishes for 2013..

    smiles mummy Tildarette xxx

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  9. now I know how hard it was for you as all your creations are so beautiful, but a great choice and love your vintage style sneaking in there
    Hugs Kate x

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  10. Wow! What a gorgeous collection Mandy, you really have made some fabulous cards the last year - and fantastic flower arrangements!
    Sorry about your laptop, maybe you should try some rope?tape??glue??? LOL!
    Have a nice day tomorrow, and again - wish you all the best for 2013!
    Hugs Kjersti:)

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  11. Wouuu Mandy what a super selection of cards they are all stunning!
    Happy New Year-
    Tamara

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  12. All your cards are stunning, such an inspiration. Sorry about that Pink Thing, hope you get something sorted soon.

    Pam x

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  13. Mandy, your cards are always so wonderfully feminine with so many beautiful details - I don't know how you ever chose your favorites; love all of these! Happy New Year!

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  14. Oh fabulous friend of mine, how amazing to see all these beautiful works of art - for that is what they are - together in one post!! Too much beauty in one place darlin! My absolute fave (out of these) would have to be your Anastasia Birthday card - bleddy (to use Jode's word)Amazeballs!! Hope you get your Pink thing sorted soon hun, this has gone on for too long now - Curry's better watchout now eh??? LOL
    Happy New Year sweet person - I love ya!!
    big hugs
    Dawn
    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  15. Wow Mandy, What a gorgeous selection of cards and so inspiring too.
    Happy New Year!

    Crafty hugs
    Donna xx

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  16. Hi Mandy
    These are gorgeous, beautiful colouring on them all and I love the designs.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  17. These are all so gorgeous Mandy. Happy New year to you and your family. Sue x

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  18. Stunning! Stunning! Stunning!
    Mandy I could never pick a favourite card of yours, they are all Amazing xxxxxxxxx
    Hope you had a lovely Christmas sorry I couldn't get round sooner, will be back hopefully in the new year.
    Hugs Mau xx

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  19. Aboslutely stunning portfolio Mandy. Have a wonderful New Year and may it bring all that you wish for. Nicola x

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  20. Wow Mandy, l have to agree with all of the others your cards are absolutely beautiful such talent and so creative .....thank you for sharing them they truly are beautiful and you should be so proud of yourself for creating them ......happy new year for 2013 xx

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  21. What a lot of gorgeous cards since I woz last here :o)
    I hope that you get your laptop sorted out, it's not funny is it!...hugs
    Jackie xx

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  22. Each card is prettier than the next. A fantastic selection. Elaine

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  23. All are just gorgeous.. I could stare at them all day! Thanks for sharing, late or not! Such an inspiration. xxx Ann Marie

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  24. wow wow and thrice wow omg all of them together is mind blowing im drooling to the point of eltrocuting myself on my key board lol!!! all stunning and perfect love every one gotta go im flooding here love sassyxxxxxxxxxx

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  25. A beautiful collection of cards Mandy...:o)

    Wishing you and your family a wonderful New Year too...:o)

    biggest of hugs Vicky xx

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  26. So many gorgeous creations! I just adore your fabulous work. Lovely! Happy New Year!

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  27. So many gorgeous creations! I just adore your fabulous work. Lovely! Happy New Year!

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  28. Mandy: Your work is so beautiful. I am looking at your top ten and wondering how you could pick as they are all lovely. I have not seen some of these images or lines before, and am loving your coloring of them (especially hair, oh my!) Your feminine touches are so lovely. The Christmas cards are also amazing. The nativity one touched me. Have a Joyful and safe New Year!

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  29. Hello lovely talented lady! Gorgeous works of art chosen as your top pics for 2012.

    Just linked up to your candy, thank you for the opportunity to win a mystery prize! Ohhh now that's exciting.

    All the very best to you and your family for 2013.

    Cheers,
    Kasey ~ in Oz

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  30. Your colouring is amazing!! I'm so blown away and all your cards are perfectly embellished with flowers, flourish and twine, I wish my cards would look half as decent as yours:)

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  31. Oh. So many Stunning Cards you have made Mandy.. .Absolutely Gorgeous.. Another after another.. And so Incredible Detailed. and the one thing you do so Fantastic.. Is your Flower Decorations.. Always Stunning. FAB FAB different cards. and Beautiful Color themes..
    I would like to wish you a Happy New Year.. and A FAB FAB New Year. With no pain in shoulders and LOTS for Crafting time.. Big Hugs! :o)

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  32. Well sweetie I couldn't choose a favourite from that lot but then I again you know how much I love everything you make so thank goodness it was you choosing lol
    Have a happy crafty 2013 Mandy.
    I'm already looking forward to seeing what you come up with
    Anne x

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  33. Fabulous selection of cards, some of which I must have missed. All beautiful. Happy New Year to you and your family.
    Hugs Tracy x

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  34. Wow, not sure I can handle so much gorgeousness in one post, glad I'm sitting down ;-) Your work is so stunning as you put so much care into every little detail. Hope you sort your bleddy pink thing and have a wonderful 2013 xxx

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  35. Beautiful cards,love your work,have a Blessed New Year...

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  36. Mandy, your cards are just fabulous! I so love them :) Hugs! Leah Ann

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  37. Hi Mandy, Happy New Year, wow what a stunning set of cards, they are just so beautiful. hugs Shirleyxx

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  38. Hi Mandy, omg, I don't know how you managed to pick out these from the rest cos they are all soooo wonderful, I'm going back for another drool, no way can you take all the detail in with a glance!
    Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and wish you lots of good times for 2013.
    Hugs Sue W.

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  39. Dear Mandy
    For the New Year I send you only the best wishes - so much health, happiness, love, a lot of dreams that go into fulfilment and creativity.
    What a lovely overview of your stunning creations in 2012, just wow, so great! Thank you again also for all the lovely comments on my blog.
    Hugs Claudia

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  40. Oh Mandy WOW!!!!! i am so blown away with these cards!!!!!!!! how the eck did you manage to pick out of your stunning collection?!!!!.You go girl amazing!

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  41. My jaw dropped to the floor with all of the beautiful creations on this post all in one spot! So very impressive, Mandy!

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  42. Your top list is just Amazing!

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