Saturday, December 31, 2011

A final fluttering

of cards to formally farewell the year.

This one was a belated birthday card but it is also very appropriate for today:


The picture was taken from a calendar which has a different picture and thought for each day of the year - they are all far too cute to throw away so I recycle them when I can.

Here are a few more of them:










I find these cards much easier to design - not just because there is little or no stamping, but more because when I am using a stamp set, I have usually seen many cards made with the stamp and in an effort not to copy/case them, I spent an inordinate amount of time trying to get something original. 

Here are some of the stamped cards I have sent out in recent months:

This one uses "Jolene" by My Favorite Things.  Is it just me or does she look sad ?








The ice cream cone worked well for twins:



Tilda for a little girl:


and one for the guys - a quick one using Birthday Bash Sentiments from Papertrey!!


and I nearly forgot to add my Christmas card for 2011 - the Ornament was originally to have been very much a 3D item but time beat me and I had to settle for this version.



these were two of the cards I had originally intended to make for Christmas - not sure why I changed my mind as these seem much brighter than the one above.  Oh well ......





and a shoe or two (or three):






Funny, how they are all red - having a love affair with everything red at present.  They actually look great as I covered the red with glass finish and they look so shiny.

And last in this marathon is a teapot ( Papertrey - Tea for Two) in slightly unusual colours.


Well that's it from me.  Maybe 2012 will see me better organised with posting - that's not a resolution, just a vague hope.

Hope you have a very happy New Year and that 2012 is filled with good health and much happiness.
Mary

3 comments:

Just Me and My Shadow said...

Wonderful selection of cards there Mary. You have been busy.
Chrissie

Bronwyn Eastley said...

Thanks, Mary, for popping by my blog. You have a lovely line up of cards here. Happy New Year to you!

Sue Madex said...

Love your cards Mary! Those shoes make for a fun card and love what you did with the calendar pages. Some days I think "Not a resolution, just a vague hope" could apply so well to my decluttering and fitness plans for 2012!!