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Friday, January 4, 2013

Almost Ready For Mailing ...

Hello my dear friends,

I must say that I was truly hoping to be able to do so much more this past Christmas time, but with our renovation in the basement taking a lot longer than we had hoped unfortunately I didn't get a chance to do half of what I would have liked too.

Creative time wasn't available to me very much these past weeks really even though the making of a few little pretties here and there was such a wonderful thing, it just would have been nice to have been working on a few more. I had many plans that will now have to wait until next Christmas.

I did manage to finally complete my Christmas cards for Jillayne's Christmas card swap unfortunately it took me longer than I thought it would and now the only thing left to do is write a little personal message in each card.
I wanted my cards to reflect how I saw Christmas as a child, you know ... the magic of Santa and everything that goes with it and I hope that I have captured it.
Since I am a snow person and 13 is my favourite number, there are 13 snowflakes on each of my cards. Well, actually 12 of them are on the card and the 13th snowflake is an ornament that is inside the card and can be taken out and hung on a Christmas tree.
And since it is all about the sparkle and the glistening I have added glitter to the cards and last but not least Swarowski Crystals to the snowflakes.
 I hope that my cards will give a little joy to the lovely people that are going to receive them.

And these are my cards ...


I made seven cards for Jillayne's Christmas card swap ~ seven cards for seven lovely participants.

All for me to do now is to send them on their way.

This swap is something very neat that I have enjoyed very much working on and I hope you have enjoyed my work too.

It would be nice if you were to visit me soon again.

I hope you are well my dear friends and life is treating you kind.

Have a peaceful and creative day,

Karen B.


  1. Just gorgeous. So much thoughtfulness went into each one. They are beautiful and the quality is onlike anything you can buy! Happy New Year!

  2. Oh my Karen, they are stunning! I think you have perfectly captured that magical feeling of Christmas... from the image to the snowflakes to the inside with the greeting on a bar of music. The imagery and workmanship are superb.
    The ornament inside is the truly the star on top!
    I will let you know as soon as they arrive safe and sound.
    I'm so glad you are participating in this card/book swap - thank you so much!
    Hugs from Jillayne

  3. Karen the cards are beautiful and sure to be treasured by the recipients.Happy New Year!Hugs,Jen

  4. What a gorgeous card Fantastic job.

  5. The cards are beautiful, I have no idea how you made them - would love to learn - they are really special. Betty

  6. Karen your cards do capture the magic of Santa and the wonder of it all. They are lovely and very thoughtful with the snowflake ornament. I am participating in Jillayne's wonderful swap and can only hope to receive one of your magical cards. Blessings with Peace and Joy for all of 2013...

  7. Your cards are Christmas magic. Anyone receiving one will be honored. I look forward to seeing new creative things from you..that's always a pleasure. Your imagination is amazing.
    Good luck with those house projects.

  8. Your cards are just magical,dear Karen.Whoever gets them will be delighted:)
    Have a wonderful weekend.

  9. Absolutely wonderful, I have never seen one as beautiful as this. Dianntha