couldn't resist that blog title, even if it doesn't make a whole lot of sense...
but i'm finally ready to start posting about the christmas card book swap i am doing with some of my blogging friends
and as i am adding links for those participants that have blogs of their own, i hope you'll hop on over to visit them too
today i am showing the cards i received from the first seven participants and tomorrow's post will feature the last seven, all in the order they were received....
this first lot is from my good friend marj
she is a wonderful friend and champion of mine, a heart of gold and a true inspiration
she hasn't a blog but is a regular reader and commenter here, and her insights are always most welcome
the beautiful and elegant cards with the lacey doves are from sherry at creatology
i had the privilege of meeting sherry and her charming husband mr.c this past summer, complete with a tour of sherry's studio
she says she hasn't found her true artistic passion... i am pretty sure it's somewhere in the making of beauty and elegance in everything she does....
the cards above are the most adorable, cheery, full of christmas imagery cards that hearken back to the christmases of my childhood and were sent by deb of mosaic magpie blog
when i first posted about this card/book swap deb's response was "whatever you're up to, i'm in"
music to my ears and i have an idea if we lived closer, we'd be up to and in to a whole lot of trouble....
(when we go on our "one lap of the usa tour" deb is one blogger i'll definitely be looking up - i have an idea we are more than kindred spirits...
these adorable cards were handcrafted by stacie at squirrelly duck
stacie found me long ago - she is a painter, beader, photographer and thinker extraordinaire who quietly comes - someone i would definitely like to know better
the cards above are from lynn... lynn also doesn't have a blog of her own, but she leaves me some of the most beautiful and heartfelt comments i have ever received on this blog and when she said she was in on this swap i was so delighted
each of lynn's cards has a different image, and the ones with the young girl's are simply delightful!
these cards were crafted by mary
mary also doesn't have a blog but often visits and also leaves beautiful inspiring comments here for me - her cards are a charming reminder of years gone by, each featuring a different image
the cards above were sent by tanya at bead and needle
my photograph does not do them justice - they are so cute and cheery and full of life and colour, just like tanya
i have an idea tanya would be a barrel of fun to meet up with and someday i hope to get the chance
so there you have the first seven, and i can assure the next lot are equally as stunning - stay tuned tomorrow for part two....
i did the swap of the cards today, and that was quite a procedure i can tell you!
i won't be showing who got who's, you'll have to wait for your book for that, but i will make sure to include the info when i send your books to you
and now i'm gathering together all manner of papers and bits and pieces and am all ready to get busy making wonderful little christmas books - too much fun!