Cards by Friends

Hi. This page is to share the lovely cards sent us by friends.  Hope you will enjoy seeing the lovely cards DH & I are blessed to receive from these oh-so talented friends.

The newest cards will be at the top of this section:

For the card makers who have a blog, check the link to the specific blog, so that you can go and enjoy their work.

Feb 13, 2018


Feb 9, 2018


Jan 13, 2018

Jan 11 2018

Dec 24



Dec 20

Elaine H.



Dec 17







Evelyn J.


Dec 9

Nancy S.

Lynn H. 

Dec 7

Nov 25





Nov 9

Oct 29

Oct 4


Oct 3









Nancy S (no blog)

May 13





Apr 22

Apr 15



Apr 13



Apr 11


Mar 21

Mar 10

Feb 19

Feb 11, 2017


Jan 24, 2017

There's a story behind this pretty card. It's a Christmas card but just came in this week. In a plastic bag, with an apology from the postal system. It looked as though someone's dog had gotten hold of it...really rumpled and the envelope was quite chewed. And it has a really nifty fold. At least the delicate snowflake borders were not torn. I emailed Lis to say we'd received it, explain the circumstances, and she sent a picture of what the card looked like originally! It's still easy to see how beautiful it was and what skill Lis had put into making it!
Here's the inside, with the unique fold - and the window opens to reveal the Christmas tree in full glory!

Jan 13, 2017


Jan 8, 2017

Dec 22. 2016








Dec 14


Evelyn C.

Dec 11


Nancy S.

Nov 27

Nov 23





Nov 3


Oct 25


Sept 18


July 23

July 16

July 10

July 6




June 10

May 14



March 25

Gloria's Card

Bonnie's Card

Brenda W. Card

Candee's Card

Carol L's Card

March 19

March 17



March 6, 2016

February 15, 2016


February 10, 2016


January 15, 2016


December 18, 2015
Elaine's Card (no blog)


December 17, 2015

Evelyn's card (no blog)
This is a purchased card, sent from friends. Included it here, because wouldn't this be so easy to reproduce? It's so very sparkling IRL.

December 13, 2015


December 8, 2015

November 24, 2015

Brenda W's card 

November 21, 2015

Candee's Card (and she explains how she created this beauty).

November 8, 2015


October 29, 2015

October 26, 2015

Candee's Card
Brenda W's Card
Bonnie K's Card

September 24, 2015

Loll's Card

Bonnie's Card

August 2, 2015

Bonnie's card

July 7, 2015

Brenda L's card

July 4, 2015

Candee's Card

Birthday cards:
Bonnie K's card

Brenda W's card
Carol L's card

Darnell's card (outside)
Open the die and see the inside of the card

Lynn's Card

June 7, 2015

Loll's Card

May 30, 2015

May 29, 2015

Bonnie K Watercolor bookmark

Darnell's Friend card
On the recent trip to meet up with 2 blogging friends in North Carolina, I was lucky enough to receive these wonderful works of art. 

April 12, 2015






March 20, 2015

Candee's Card

March 15, 2015

Bonnie's Card

Carol L's Card

February 19, 2015

Gloria's Owl Valentine card & tag

February 15, 2015

Brenda W.

February 10, 2015

Brenda W.


January 24, 2015

Gloria's Foil Peacock
 Close up view of the foiling

January 12, 2015




Elaine H.

Faye B.


Kay H. (
Kay is a photographer and this is one of her pictures. The glare in the upper right corner was from the lighting I used while taking the photo)

January 8, 2015

Gloria's Karen Burniston Pop Up Tree card*
(we took this class together. I've not used my die yet!)

January 2, 2015

Christmas 2014


Charlene P.

Evelyn J.





December 18 2014

Nov 27, 2014
Brenda's Thanksgiving card

Candee's Thanksgiving card

Oct 31 2014
                                                   Brenda's Halloween card

October 26

A delightfully spooky, scary witchy card from Blogger Candee of Card Corner by Candee. Isn't this just a wonderful, foggy & atmospheric card? We LOVED it! Thank you, Candee.

September 29

This lovely fall leaf card was made by my friend Candee. Not sure if the camera will pick up the piercing details in the upper left corner, but it is so effective with all the beautiful spatters and the watercolored maple leaf. We're enjoying this fall beauty on our mantel piece & so does everyone else who comes into the house. Don't you just love the layout design with the asymmetrical squares?

September 13
This embossed and beautifully chalked card came from Brenda W - and in the package was the cute little pumpkin - as well as some fall leaves sequins and some acrylic fall motifs. Brenda did a fab job of shading with chalks on this wonderful C/B embossing folder. It really cheered us up the day it arrived in the mail.

July 10

Thought I had posted this cute card received from Brenda L. but just realized I had not. Brenda is a whiz with the Spectrum Noir markers.

July 2 2014

Front of Sweetie's card - inside had a very sweet sentiment

 From Brenda W.

Carol L.

Gosh, I got so many stunning handmade cards, each one just lovely and I felt so special to know the folks who are so talented & caring. Thank you all for making a milestone birthday such a pleasant day. Hugs.

July 2 2014 PM

Received this pretty 4th of July card in today's mail from my friend Candee of Card Corner by Candee. The photo doesn't show the glitter of the wreath's berries. Loved it!

May & June 2014

 The first two are from Brenda

Then from Our Darnell - from whom I copied the idea of having a separate page for the sweet cards I receive.

Then a beautiful Memorial Day card from my friend Candee
I included links to each blogger's site, so that when you have time, you can go check out other lovely cards they've shared online. And thanks to Darnell for coming up with this nifty idea! MWAH!
I hope you'll enjoy seeing the skills of these talented cardmakers and bloggers just half as much as we enjoyed receiving these so special cards at our house. It's always a bright spot in the day, to have the mail come & open a pretty card, handmade by someone who was thinking about you. Even if you're not feeling tip top that particular day, the card & thoughts uplift you. Hugs til next card share. 
June 20, 2014
Just popping in to share another lovely card received today from way across the sea. A lovely lady who is in the Christmas Club group that I belong to, was so kind to send this pretty card. Bloggers are the most generous & thoughtful people, aren't they?

Crafty Hazelnuts Card
Hazel has so many blogs that she sponsors and moderates, I was overwhelmed that she had time to think of me! You may be familiar with all of her Christmas blogs, which you can find by clicking on the hyperlink under her name.

Thank you so very much Hazel. This is such a pretty card, with lovely texture, a very intriguing image and  some wonderful design papers. Awesome.

June 29, 2014
From my sweet daughter...the image has special meaning for us both. I had to sniffle a bit when I read the inside...

From my sweet Brenda...the inside of this pretty card is just as pretty as the outside too, and she wrote some awfully kind & wonderful things that made me feel very humble. She's a very special person.

From my friend Gloria, who I've not talked with since May, so it was lovely to have this gorgeous card in the mail.

From Sweet Miss Bonnie, whose skill with watercolor never ceases to amaze me. I'm not sure exactly how this design was created..I am sure that it is dropdown beautiful though. With my favorite S/Binder oval and my favorite SU EF! 

 Thank you all so very much for making a milestone day a very SPECIAL day. I'll share a card from Sweetie later.


Darnell J Knauss said...

Your new page is set up perfectly, Mary! I love having mine all in one place. I've discovered that the search button doesn't always work and as prolific as we are, it would take us a day to find one we were looking for! Besides, it is another way for our readers to have an inspiration gallery to browse through!! Hugs, Darnell

Brenda said...

Oh cool is this idea! That Darnell thinks of everything. Although I would have no clue on how to set up a page to put lovely cards on. lol But I sure do love the idea behind it! I love looking at other peoples cards so this page will be fun to look at from time to time Momma Mary. I will have to check out Darnell's too!! Hugs, Brenda

Bonnie said...

What a great idea, Mary!

Benzi said...

Super cards you've received, Mary, and a great way to show them.

jimlynn said...

Great cards Mary - but YIKES! When was your birthday and why didn't I know about it! Hope you had a great day!

Brenda said...

Wow, your new cards are simply stunning Momma Mary! It amazes and humbles me at the talent people have and are so willing to share their beautiful handmade cards. You are so deserving of these beautiful cards too Momma Mary! Hugs, Brenda

Brenda said...

Oh my, that is a beautiful fall card that Candee made! I love the piercings too, I always love it when Carol puts the piercing on her cards. Just a simple thing but adds so much to the card. Hugs, Brenda

Brenda said...

Oh my what beautiful Christmas cards your received Momma Mary! All so unique and well made. I just loved Candee's sled, too cute and Carol's card is just so elegant. Talented people out there never cease to amaze me! Hugs, Brenda

Jenny L said...

Hi Mary,
what a very wonderful array of gorgeous cards made by your blog friends.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.