Now that that is out of the way, and I hope said perfectly clearly, let's chat about "said cards". It occurred to me, as I glued together the most recent batch, that the images I'm posting do not well explain how the cards are constructed. In case anyone might be interested, I am making the cards out of cards stock cut with the aid of stencils. I have been very fortunate to find many cute Christmas stencils for free at www.fashion-era.com, several of which I have used in my Austen cards. I cut the paper and glue it on the cards, which I have used the simple expedient of the household printer to emblazon with Austen's witticisms. It's a humbling hobby, but one which is all the rage witrh me at the moment. Here are images of the set just completed. Only four cards this time, and just general greetings, rather than the Christmas cards I've been offering thus far. As I explained in Giveaway Galore number 4, I made two identical sets: one on bleached paper, the other on unbleached. One of the winners of today's giveaway will also receive the unbleached set. I'm really pleased with these:
|To receive so flattering an invitation! ... so warmly solicited!|
|It was a delightful visit; perfect, in being much too short.|
|"Ha! Is it you? Thank you ... This is treating me like a friend."|
|"Do you not know that such a report is spread abroad?"|
Perfect Fit by Linda Wells
(read my review here)
Perfect Fit is a modern fairy tale featuring the characters of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. Billionaire William Darcy is burdened with maintaining his family’s legacy following the tragic deaths of his parents, and must also attempt to restore his young sister’s spirit after becoming the victim of Internet luring by a former family friend. Elizabeth Bennet is a popular author of young adult mystery novels. She began writing as a way to escape first the behavior, and then the memory, of a dominating former lover. These two lonely people meet at a wedding, over a broken shoe, and learn that once upon a time can lead to a happy ending. This low-angst story contains scenes of a mature nature. Linda Wells is also the author of Chance Encounters, Fate and Consequences, Memory and Imperative.
Mistress of Pemberley by Isobel Scott Moffat
The trials and tribulations of the Bennet family continue. Elizabeth, now Mrs Darcy and mistress of the great estate of Pemberley, is blissfully married and considers it her responsibility to ensure that Darcy's sister, Georgiana, and his cousin, Anne, daughter of the daunting Lady Catherine de Bourgh, achieve a similar state. Yet Georgiana and Anne are both so shy that surely they will require a helping hand from Elizabeth, and how is she to outwit the formidable Lady Catherine? But while Lizzie has her attention on those at Pemberley and Rosings, intrigue is afoot at her former home of Longbourn, where her sisters, Kitty and Mary, and, more alarmingly, her father, seem to have all fallen under the spell of a certain Mrs Castlemain. Only one more thing is needed for Elizabeth and Darcy's happiness to be complete. But, in the meantime, Darcy is once again confronted with the shadows of the past, and Elizabeth is horrified to find that she might be turning into her mother! A charming sequel to Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice.
Be sure to check these other posts to enter for your chance to win!
Giveaways Galore 1:
Sass & Serendipity by Jennifer Ziegler
Emma & Knightley: Perfect Happiness in Highbury by Rachel Billington
Giveaways Galore 2:
The Dashwood Sisters Tell All by Beth Pattillo
Miss Bennet & Mr. Bingley by Fanella J. Miller
Giveaway Galore 3:
Memory Volumes One, Two, and Three by Linda Wells
Good luck and happy holidays!