First up, I'd just like to make a quick apology for how shamefully long I've managed to leave it before posting these - a lot of stuff came up at once for me, arguments with my computer included, and I just completely lost track of time.
With that out of the way though, check out the beautiful cards I received from jo_mama and artsycandice!
When I opened this card from jo_mama my mum and my sister assumed it had come from somebody I know personally because it's very very "me"! I love the neat sort of batik-y colours and the clever use of white line art.
When I chose blackwork as one of my themes I thought about adding a note that drawn versions were perfectly acceptable, but artsycandice really went the extra mile here, patiently working a whole mini sampler on stiff card. I was very impressed!
(sorry about the slightly dodgy photo quality on this one - I took a few shots and apparently none of them ended up being straight on. I think the lovely handwork's still pretty clear to see though, thankfully)