Hello again, and I wanted to share another beautiful card from the Christmas blessings we received from some of the Blog Buddies who were so kind to share their talents with us.

Karen's Card

This is simply stunning done on kraft with expert pencil coloring and some sparkles added.

Kay's Card
I am guessing that Kay, who is a skilled photographer, took the picture of this rustic cross against the textured walls. It is so striking with the simplicity of the cross & stark contrasts of the shadows & lights. So very beautiful a reminder of what the Christmas holiday celebrates.

I think I've shared all the wonderful handmade cards we were blessed to receive. Once again, I'd like to extend our thanks to those skilled cardmakers who shared their talent, time - and not to mention postage costs - to my husband and me. You will never know just how special it made the BOTH of us feel. So stay warm, and many hugs and thanks for your visit & support.


  1. You received some gorgeous cards this year Mary. That's such a wonderful gift!

  2. Mary, these cards are just beautiful and I know you and your hubby are enjoying them so much.

  3. Gorgeous cards! They make going to the mailbox so much fun! The photography is excellent and I love the coloring on the kraft card. What great cards!

  4. Hi Mary

    I have been having a little backtrack (I am so behind it is unbelievable .. sorry). You certainly received a wide range of beautiful cards from your blog buddies.

    I hope you had a great Christmas and wish you all the best for 2014. May it be a happy and healthy one for you and your family.

    Love Jules xx

  5. Thank you for your visits this week, Mary, and the lovely comments you left for me. You have had a lovely lot of hand made cards this year, with some real gems among them. I really treasure any card that anyone takes the time and trouble to make for me, and keep them all, bringing them out again in future years - just because I can and I want to show them off again. I intend to put mine on my WOYWW posting this week. Being a follower of Barbara Gray, who has blogged every single day since she started, even through Christmas and New Year, I am determined to be more diligent with my own. Hope to see you again in the near future. xx Maggie

  6. Beautiful cards Mary. Enjoy your Day. Hugs Rita xxx

  7. Wow, what stunning cards! I am loving the kraft card, that ornament is just stunning and colored so pretty. Simple cards really catch my eye. And that cross, oh my how beautiful it is against that rugged wall. Now I wish I could take pictures like that! You are a blessed woman Momma Mary to get these wonderful cards, all well deserved because you are such a good woman! Hugs!!

  8. What a beautiful card and picture!! Have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  9. Great cards from you friends. Love both of these. The little cross says it all, how beautiful.

  10. You received some fab cards Mary. I was blessed with one of Kay's photo cards too... I shall treasure it always!

  11. Lovely work indeedy, Mary! Shaz in Oz.x

  12. Hi Mary - just popped over to check that you are OK, these cards are lovely as well, so I am glad I popped by. I was worried 'cos you hadn't put a card on CCC's site for last Sunday, but I can see that you are OK, thank goodness.

    Hugs to you and hope 2014 brings wonderful things for you and yours.

    Sue Pxxx CCC teamie

  13. hi Mary. thank you for sharing my card on your blog. I am really enjoying taking photos and sharing them with Friends like you. hugs Kay

  14. Lucky you receiving these lovely cards : )


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