Sunday, 1 January 2012

Happy New Year, my 2012 word and a card for Paper Issues

Happy New Year everyone!  I hope this year is your best ever!

Last year you may remember me choosing a word for the year, mine was ‘happy’ and I think I achieved that.  Yes, there were ups and downs, but I chose only to do things that made me happy instead of doing things that I ‘should’ do.  Of course there are things that you have to do, but there are also things that you do out of duty and because of that they can seem a drudge.  If you choose to be happy doing those things they often turn out much better than expected.

As with a lot of others in the blogging world I thought I’d take some time to share some of my favourite projects with you that I’ve blogged about this past year.  One of my teamies, Kellie Winnell, over at Paper Issues is also doing a little link up here on top 10 crafty creations for 2011 so why don’t you spend some time reflecting on what you liked and join in with us.

Ok, so here goes.. (not in any particular order)

A card for Color Me Creative, hair is a bit of a challenge for me so I was pleased how this one turned out.

CMC 811-2 My first attempt at colouring sepia, this was SO much fun, must have a go at that again.
CMC 911-2 A colour splash over at Play Date Cafe, I just love the elegance of those Papertrey Ink patterns and that Daydreamer flower is lush!
PDCC 107I made this one for my friend moving back to Australia, it was nice to use letters as the focal point, I don’t often do that.
PDCC 100 These mini butterfly cards were really addictive, I just couldn’t stop once I started using the colour blocking trend lol
CAS210611-ALL I don’t often make boy cards so it was fun to play around with this little train that someone had asked me to make for them.
LFSCP17-140911 I’m sure you all know I’m a HUGE Lawn Fawn fan so LOVED playing around with some Halloween stamps for this one and my most favourite-y big stripey ribbon, mmmm.  Ruby does love that ribbon!LFSCP BH 090911 My covered pegs for the Stamp Attic and Paper Issues DT, so quick and simple to make.
5-6 HA One of my favourite colour combinations..
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Finally probably my big accomplishment for the year, not because it’s a major thing, but because it’s a major thing for me.. My little Tic Tac Toe game that I made a video about. It looks like a card, but it’s actually a mini board game I made for my daughter for fun. 

PC-PSMOOCH 021111I created my very first video using penguin stamps instead of these pumpkin ones, which is what the video was based on, you can see a small video outtake pic below. 

It took FOREVER to make, lots of laughter trying to do it but so scary!  I’m so proud I actually finished it!  Thanks Carole Ann for the nudging!

Paper Issues has a linky up party going on called ‘We’ve Got Your Number’.  I made this card a while back, it seems a bit unusual but it one of a few sample bespoke cards that I was asked to make for something specific but another one made the cut!
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So.. my word for this year … (drum roll please…) is …
Last year's 'Happy' was a great word, but fabulous is even better, it's one of those 'I feel on top of the world' words!  Someone I used to work with in the corporate world used to always say when asked how she was that she was 'fabulous, thank you'.  I think that's a great way to answer!  Saying I'm fine, I'm good, I'm ok just doesn't make you feel great!  

I hope this year is your most fabulous yet, that you manage to achieve all of those crafty goals that you set yourself but most of all have heaps of fun along the way! 

I’ll be back tomorrow with a project for a guest DT post.

Happy New Year!


  1. beautiful cards ruby! that first one is my fave :)

  2. Wonderful faves, love em all. xoxo Marjo

  3. Hi Ruby! Thanks for sharing your gorgeous cards! Love them all, and I love your word for 2012! Have a FABULOUS year!

  4. WOW these are all absolutely amazing, I love your style! I loved looking back through your 2011. Thank you so much for linking up to my blog...

  5. Great cards and brilliant word! I love!! I do hope you have a fabulous new year!!
    Hugs xxx

  6. What a great selection of cards. My favourite has to be the sepia greeting farm one, its awesome or should I say FABULOUS!!
    Have a great year,
    H xx

  7. I have a feeling your year will be FABULOUS! I love looking back on all your fabby creations. Happy New Year my dear.

  8. You go, girl! These are amazing, and I have no doubt that 2012 will be FABULOUS!


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