Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Two Christmas Cards

 Well, I am finally back with a couple of Christmas cards...I have been in a mess with a kitchen renovation and my time, art space and creativity have totally been interrupted..Things are almost back to normal now but I am so far behind on my card making and trying very hard to catch up.....

I also had problems with my blog..The background, pink stripe, just up and went missing..Thanks to my dear friend, Penny, at ArtHaven, I am back in business..Penny, thank you so much for fixing this for me..You are an Angel....

So, first up is a little present card all wrapped up and ready to be opened on Dec. 25th..I cut the shape, added the green and white polka dot paper, a paper lace doily, a strip of red ribbon and two red flowers to kinda make it look like a bow on top of the package..I then added gold pearls to the center and a few on the little Santa gift card..The 25 are little tiny stickers..My camera kept distorting the shape of this card, for some reason and this is the best photo I could get but it's still not quite right....
This little card I made for a very dear friend..His name is Howard and he will be 101 years old in January..He was my neighbor for 25 years and he is now in a nursing home..I miss him so much..He always had fantastic stories to tell, like the time he house sat for Julia Child..He is such a dear, sweet man and was always very interested in my art..He was my biggest fan and supporter..

I used a subdued green, polka dot paper on this card and all the images are from a beautiful sheet of Graphic 45 paper..I made the one on the left into a present with a fabric rose on top and a bit of netting and ribbon..I glittered the berries in red for some sparkle..I think the sentiment fits Howard perfectly..

I hope you have enjoyed your visit to my blog today and I am working super hard on lots of cards so I will be back with more soon..Thank you for your support and kind comments...I hope everyone is enjoying the preparations, excitement and magic of the Christmas Season...Kathy

5 comments:

Rita said...

Kathy...these are wonderful..I love the grahpic 45 papers. Your cards are perfect.

artbyvic said...

Your cards are beautiful! I'm glad you've got your space back.

Penny Duncan Creations said...

Oh Kathy....These are BOTH BEAUTIFUL!!!!!

Alicia said...

Oh Kathy, BOTH cards are just beautiful and I know Howard is going to be SO pleased when he opens his!! *Hugs* and Welcome Back to Blogger Land!!!

Elaine Akers said...

Your Christmas cards are lovely. I hope Howard enjoys the card. 101..wowzer!!! Happy early birthday, Howard.