Sunday, January 4, 2009

More cities.....

And keeping with the cities and towns postings, I wanted to share with you a beautiful Christmas card that my sister made me this year. I asked her to write a little something about it - so meet my sister Mary.

I have been making cards now for about 5 years and it is my way of switching off from work and home and creating something unique. I sometimes make cards in general, just so I have a few spare, but most of the time I choose the card to suit the person I am sending it to. When I saw this Christmas card in our local craft shop, I loved it so much and knew that my family would love it too. I often make cards for the family one year, and then turn them into mass production the next year for friends, but this one was quite complicated, so I think there will only ever be 3 made - 1 for my husband, 1 for my parents, and the other one is the one in the photo, which I made for my sister and brother-in-law Ruth and John, or Uncle Johnnie as he is known in our house!

(click on the photo for a larger view)
I loved this card for its traditional style. I made other cards this year and experimented with blue, pink and purple cards. They all looked ok, but for me Christmas is about a time for family and friends, with old traditions and also new ideas. I loved the way the houses all look inviting, and that some of them seem to have lights on in the windows. It was very, very cold in England this Christmas, but we haven't had snow for years! The last time there was snow, we were having Christmas with Ruth when she lived in Florida! I hope you all had a great Christmas. Happy New Year from England!

Send more cards anytime like Mary! So nice to feature it on my blog! When will you start selling? A store on Etsy or Dawanda or........

3 comments:

Half an Acre said...

ooo preeeetty card! does she sell them anywhere or just make them to give to people she knows?
I sense a shop opening?

Magriet said...

The card really is amazing. So much effort has gone into it.

Magriet said...

The card really is amazing. So much effort has gone into it.