Well, we reached 2013 then - in spite of 2012 being the End of the World :)
I hope 2013 brings good health and happiness to all - and in the UK - a little less rain would be nice.
I have been experimenting with adding textures to a few images lately - some more successful than others. I like the flower experiments but the Christmassy ones seem to have worked out well too.
If you fancy experimenting with textures yourself, you can find lots of free textures at http://shadowhousecreations.blogspot.co.uk/
There is a wealth of information there too to help you get started.