I wish I was someone better

Hey there!
How’ve you been? I hope you’re off to a great start for the New Year!
I’m back at home after the Christmas celebrations – did you have a great time, too?
My Christmas was lovely, I had so much fun seeing my family and some friends.

I wanted to share with you a selection of this year’s Xmas cards (41 altogether).
There’ll be some cards you have already seen, but without further ado – here are my 15 favourites from Christmas 2009:

(#1) Below you’ll find a poll, so pick your favourite – I’d love to see what you thought of them! This card was already featured in this post from October 2009.

(#2) This is a card you already know as well, see this post.

(#3) That one was created for Dawn’s 19th Color Challenge as can be seen here.

(#4) And finally the last card you will recognize from a post on my blog, made for the Moxie Fab Challenge “Christmas in the Old Country”.

(#5) This little round card has its “bigger brother” over here at Kristina’s blog, Holiday Card Series Day 6. I love love LOVE this tree. So adorable.

(#6) The inspiring example here was this card from Kelly Marie aka Lawn Fawn Cards. Love the simplicity and effectiveness of using all the different patterns. Plus this card is flat enough for mailing!

(#7) Another one from Kristina Werner’s Holiday Card Series – this time from Day 22. The colour scheme is pretty untraditional, PTI’s Saddle Stitch Ribbon in Lemon Tart is a perfect match!

(#8) If this one looks familiar to you, it might be that you’ve seen Day 21 of the Holiday Card Series from Kristina Werner.

(#9) This one’s a looser interpretation of Day 14 of the Holiday Card Series. If you like, here’s a detail picture.

(#10) The background of this card was embossed with glittery clear embossing powder (shortly before my heat gun died…), unfortunately you can’t really see that in the picture. It’s also a pretty straight forward CASE of Day 23 from Kristinas HCS.

(#11) That one is based upon this non-holiday card by Kelly Rasmussen. Just changed the butterflies to snowflakes and voilà!

(#12) This card isn’t based on anything, really. I needed some cards that were flat enough for the snail mail and this is my very favourite one, I think. It’s very sparkly IRL (see the sparkle in this picture?) and I wrote the sentiment myself 🙂

(#13) This was one of my absolute faves from Kristina’s HCS – Day 12. Love the stripes, the buttons, the snowflakes, the sentiment, the colours – everything, really.

(#14) I’m not sure where I got the inspiration for this card from, might have been several cards from the HCS as well… I also wanted to break out my silver embossing powder! All in all I think this one turned out pretty masculine, I kinda like the look 🙂

(#15) Last but most certainly not least, one of my top 3 this Christmas – based on Day 4 of the Holiday Card Series from Kristina. Here and here are close-ups of this card.

Now it’s up to you, which one do you like best?

Which card is your favourite?
#1 – Rhinestone Tree
#2 – Gingham Ruffles
#3 – Dawn\’s Colours
#4 – Old Country
#5 – Round Tree
#6 – Circles
#7 – Frohes Fest
#8 – Dots and Snowflakes
#9 – Jingle Bells
#10 – Wood Snowman

Which card is your favourite? (continued)
#11 – Colourful Snowflakes
#12 – Glittery Tree
#13 – Stripey Panel
#14 – Silvery Gifts
#15 – Circle Snowman

I know there are two polls, but please vote only once. Thank you 🙂
If you have any questions about the materials I used, I’ll be happy to answer them!
Thanks for looking!
See you you soon!

P.S.: The title of this post refers to this song by Blood Red Shoes.

About ninasays

A conference interpreter (German, English, French), living in Mannheim, Germany and taking an interest in an array of things such as papercrafting, language matters and food. Thanks for taking a look at my blog :)

12 responses to “I wish I was someone better

  1. topkatnz

    Happy new year Nina!

  2. Oh my goodness! Your cards are AMAZING! Thank you so much for mentioning me! I love your rendition of that card! Everything is beautiful!

  3. I voted for #10 and it turned out that i was right 🙂

    • ninasays

      Well, it’s a poll, so there’s basically no wrong or right. It’s just a matter of taste and opinion. Thank you for voting everyone!

  4. Ich mag Karte 9 am liebsten. Die Farben, das Transparentpapier, aber vor allem das rot-weiße Band und die Glöckchen. *seufz* schöööööööööön! Ich wünschte, sie stünde hier.

  5. Nina your cards are so cute! Thanks so much for commenting today! It really means a lot! Have a great day!

  6. Hi Nina, wünsche Dir ein frohes neues Jahr!! Deine Top-10 ist nicht von schlechten Eltern 🙂 Ich habe gerade für Nummer 6 / 9 / 13 abgestimmt, aber das war ne harte Entscheidung, ich hätte problemlos 3 aus jeder Poll aussuchen können. Was meintest Du eigentlich mit Lazarette? Du bist doch hoffentlich nicht krank geworden über die Feiertage? Hier schneit es schon wieder… und es sollen bis zu 30cm dazu kommen. Hilfe! LG 🙂

  7. Hey! Just a quick note to say your card arrived today, and is absolutely gorgeous – another lovely, lovely creation! Thanks so much, and happy new year!

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  9. Hach, das sind wunderschöne Karten und ich kann mich kaum entscheiden, welche mir nun besser gefällt. Am Ende komme ich auf die Nr. 8 und 11, wobei die 8 doch ein wenig weiter vorne liegt. Die Idee dieser Abstimmung ist klasse. 😉

    LG, Tina

  10. Wow, all these cards are fabulous, and I loooooove your take on my card!! 🙂

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