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Thursday, 5 January 2012

A Year In Cards

2012 is here, and the annual post of a Year in Cards I am making. Although a lot later, than some of the others that have gone around the blog.

This is a card heavy post.

Confession time... I hid this from all of you.

The year gone has been of many lows. My mums health, and after a very short run I had no choice but to end my marriage. I tried to make it work, but it takes two to tango as they say. I was not being treated right or being respected. I gave him space and time to change, but he carried on. He did not show to me, even by 1% that he was changing or had any intention to change. I am going through such a difficult time personally, with divorce and being at work full time then coming home and taking care of my mum. That is all I wish to say on the topic.

2011, also the year where I broke the bone in my foot. And so i had to find something to do that I could do in Bed to pass all that time. I started to work from home. Which was very difficult.

So for my year in cards, there are times when there is not much to choose from, and times where there is so much to choose from.












There are also cards that are my favourites for November and December, which I chose not to post because I have not shared them on my blog previously. However Decembers card, I dont believe I have shared yet. It is a card I made using the At Christmas Time papers and postage stamp set.



kath said...

thank you for sharing your gorgeous cards from 2011...I hope that 2012 will be a happier year for you...sending hugs kath xxx

Jackie said...

Beautiful cards Sarpreet :o)
I am so sorry to hear that 2011 was such a bad year for you, I hope that 2012 is much kinder.....Hugs
Jackie xx

tilly said...

Hello Sarpreet
well what a year for you. sorry the marriage broke down but better to get out sooner rather than will meet the right one!
hope your Mum is soon feeling better.
What a lovely array of cards you have chosen for the year, hope this will be a much better year for us all
Tilly x

Jessie said...

I'm so sorry to hear your year has been tough. We had one of those years too. My mother was also very sick (thankfully she got the all clear in Dec!) and I lost my job. So I really feel for you and hope life starts getting better soon. x

Denise Marzec said...

All of them are so cute. I love making those corner bookmarks, too. They're fun!

Sandra said...

Absolutely beautiful all of the cards lots of gorgeous images and fabulous layouts and background papers they are truly stunning:) Sandra H

Allison said...

sorry to hear your news Sarpreet and here's hoping for a better year for you and a lovely selection of work

Ruth said...

I'm so sorry to hear your news and hope this year is better for you. I know what it's like when a parent needs to be looked after,too.
The cards are lovely and maybe you'll feel more creative when your head clears, Ruth x

Rosietoes said...

A lovely array of cards Sarpreet. I'm sorry to hear that 2011 was so laden with problems. I hope you have a much brighter and happier 2012.

Edna x

Doreen said...

Oh Sarpreet, what can I say,I am so sorry to hear such bad news and your Mum to. I really hope this year is better for you.

Your cards are gorgeous as

Bianca said...

Wow, you was such a buzy bee! I love all your creations especialy the bookmarks. Thanks for let me know! xx Bianca


Hi Sarpreet
All gorgeous cards
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Wishcraft said...

Oh Sarpreet, it sounds like you've had a very tough year hun! Hope the year ahead will be much better for you xx

Lovely selection of cards, all fab :o) Lisa x

Christine said...

Hi Sarpreet am so sorry to hear of your troubles & heart ache..I hope 2012 holds better health & laughter for you.. thanks for sharing your gorgeous creations..and thanks for your lovely comms. sending big hugs to you & your mum

smiles Christine xx


Hi Sarpreet
Sorry to hear about your marriage and probs you have had hope you have a better year this year
Happy New year my friend
Hugs Dianne xx :)

pinky said...

That was such a tough year for you Sarpreet but you have come through it which shows strength of character. I hope and wish that 2012 is kind to you and your Mum and that things take a turn for the better. I love your year in cards and your heartache certainly does not show in your crafting:)

scrappyjacky said...

So sorry to hear that 2011 was such a bad year for you....I do hope that 2012 will be so much better.
But even with all the problems in your life you have still managed to make so many wonderful cards.

CraftyC said...

So sorry to hear your news Sarpreet. I do hope 2012 will be a better year for you as I'm sure it will. Your cards are all lovely and I hope to see many more in the future!

Mau xx said...

Hi Sarpreet, So sad to hear that 2011 was a horrid year for you. 2012 will hopefully bring you lots of Happiness and good health to you and your loved ones. Thank you for your continued support even when things have been so bad for you.xxxx
Your years cards are lovely each and everyone of them xx

Julies Crafty Creations said...

So sorry to hear you have had such a bad time, heres hoping that 2012 will be better for you. Just remember as one door closes, another one opens!
We have had a very stressful year too so we were glad to see the back of 2011.
I love all your cards and bookmarks especially the tatty teddy ones as I adore that character.
Big Hugs
Julie x

Ohneilly said...

Hey, Sorry you're having a difficult time just now, hope things improve for you. Make sure you find some time for yourself and keep crafting- very theraputic. Thanks for the lovely comments,
Take Care,
Claire ccc

Eisbärin said...

So sorry to hear your 2011 wasn't all that great and wishing and hoping that 2012 turns out to be a great year for you!
Thanks for sharing your creations and sending lots of love,

Elaine Stark said...

Sarpreet, I do hope 2012 is a better year for you. love your selection of cards. Elaine

Sally said...

So sorry to hear that you too were included in the woeful year of 2011. There has not been many people who have not been without some kind of difficulty in this past year, however it seems that some people, like you, have had far more than their fair share of difficulty. I am so sorry that you have had to endure so much difficulty this year... I am hoping and praying that this year 2012, will be better for all of us. You are a strong person and I know you will rise above all of it.

Your year of cards in review are lovely.


coops said...

fantastic selection of cards sarpreet.all so stunning.
i hope that this year will be a happier one for you.

xx coops xx

Elizabeth said...

Hello Sarpreet, sorry to read that you've had a bad year too, and I hope 2012 will prove to be a better year all round. Twenty-two years ago I went through a painful divorce and at the time I found this mantra very helpful:
This too will pass. I still repeat it to myself when the going gets tough and find it does help. Like your card selection - you've made so many fab ones and they are something positive to take out of 2011. Wishing you all the best. Elizabeth x

clare brown said...

Just finished reading the comment you left on my blog and thought I'd pop on over.It's sad to hear you've had a tough year but keep your chin up girl,it may not seem that way just now but everything will be ok.
You have always been a huge supporter of my blog so thankyou for all the lovely comments you have left and if I can help you in any way just get in touch.

take care x

Jennifer said...

Happy New Year Sarpreet. Well done for finding the courage to end things if you were unhappy, and here's to a fresh start xx

Michelle said...

Hi Sarpreet

I am so sorry to hear that 2011 was a terrible year for you. I do sincerely hope that 2012 is better. I loved seeing the selection of beautiful cards you have made throughout the year.


Michelle :o0

Sandra said...

Hi, Although l posted earlier regarding your cards being beautiful l'd forgotten to mention how sorry l was to hear of your Divorce and hoping thisyear will be a better one and you more happier time ahead of you:) Sandra H

Divinity said...

just dropping by...and i have to say it was worth it! your card showcase is awesome! you did some amazing card making! keep it up! :)

hope this year has a lot of happier moments for you. all the best :D

Ger said...

You've had a very tough and stressful year Sarpreet but you're clearly a very strong lady. Here's hoping 2012 is wonderful for you!

Lovely selection of cards, so nice to remember all those pretty little bookmarks!

Ger x.

June Nelson said...

Ph sorry to hear all of this Sarprreet, somtimes things just dont owrk, mine didnt twice!!! you will get there hun although it seems a long road at the moment, you will get there, you just stay strong, thinking of you xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Sally said...

Hope that 2012 turns out better for you. I think it was rough for a lot of people for variou reasons so heres to a good one.
Great cards.
Hugs Sally x

Janet said...

Hi hunny, sorry times are not good for you at the moment.....I hope things will improve for you in 2012. Thank you for popping by my blog and leaving such nice comments.....I try to visit other peeps blogs when I can but running PGD is a full time job and I don't seem to have as much spare time as I would like :)

melsanford said...

Awwww, Sarpreet! I'm so sorry to hear your news. Sending you hugs for a happier 2012. Love your year of cards. Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

Lesley said...

great array of cards and wishing you all the best for 2012 - hope you mum is ok - keep you chin up best wishes Lesley x

Shree's Blog said...

So sorry to hear your news, lets hope 2012 will be a much better you for and with yours to your marriage, dont worry its his loose not yours as he has thrown away a great person, its better to find out sooner than later but remember to take a little me time too!, lol and hugs, Shree xx

jules said...

Sarpreet bless you! here's to 2012!!
i do love the cards they are really gorgeous!

Priya said...

Oh Sarpreet..Please stay strong.. As they say.. when the going gets tough the tough gets going.. Keep faith and hope... There is someone better waiting for you.. Take care of yourself and your mom...
Keep crafting.. its a great stress buster.. and divert your mind from negative thoughts.. I do the same... :) its the source of my energy..
Sending lots of love and hugs..xxxxxxxx
Priya... :)

Priya said...

Sorry.. I forgot to mention about your cards and bookmarks.. all are so grand.. you surely is a strong lady..even after all this you innocence is reflecting through the cards.. I love all your bookmarks..

Jane said...

So sorry that 2011 wasn't a good one, things can only get better as they say. Best wishes to you and your Mum. Keep up the good work on the cards, loved your year in cards! Jane x

Debbie said...

Lovely selection of cards, Sarpreet, sorry to hear of the difficulties you arte going through. Hope 2012 brings you better things.

Debbie x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sarpreet,
I came across your blog and I have to say that i have great admiration for you to have kept going condsidering the challenges you had. here's hoping that you have a great 2012 and on! I love your year of cards and look forward to seeing what you create this year!xxKate

Margarets designer cards said...

Hi Sarpreet,

Your year was as bad as mine, I am so glad to get rid of 2011 just an improvement would be better than last year, only now I have my mother still in hosp and going into a home, with her home to get rid of.
I am so sorry that your marriage ended after the wonderful wedding you had. I hope your mother will soon get better and that you have a better year.
Lovely cards
take care and thankk you for all the wonderful comments you left last year.

Kelly Schelske said...

Sorry to hear that 2011 was not a great year, but here's to 2012 being a great year for you!

gina g said...

hi Hun sorry to hear about all your troubles lets hope this year is a better one for you and your mum. luv gina xx

-Agnes- said...

Hi Sarpreet, you have shown great strength in the past year, keep going through all your troubles - there's light at the end even if you can't see it at the moment. I wish you a much much better 2012 - you deserve it! Take care of yourself, will you.