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Christmas Cards 2011 by blackbirdrose Christmas Cards 2011 by blackbirdrose
Some Christmas cards I worked on last week. :holly:

'Tis the season to put more effort into cards than is entirely necessary or appreciated. :iconsighingplz: Not sure I'll be making any next year. ^^;

[Watercolour and ink on paper.]
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SirTimid Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012
They're fantastic Merel! Love the colours.

Your Robin's a tad obese though ;). Must be all the sweets
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blackbirdrose Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much!! :highfive:

Haha, he is a bit... :XD: Poor thing. :pat:
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SirTimid Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012
No worries. Hope everything's going fantastically career wise too for you.
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Charmed-Ravenclaw Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
These look lovely!
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blackbirdrose Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww, cheers! :w00t:
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DiTab1 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011
Eeep! They better be appreciated! The amount of work you put into them... I can't even imagine having the ambition or energy to do that. Heck, I couldn't even manage to go to the store and BUY cards this year. *hangs head in shame*

I think they are beautiful hon. And anyone who doesn't appreciate your work can be sent to my house where I shall promptly *bop* them over the head with a Yule Log. :giggle:

Merry Christmas to my favorite SPN artist! I look forward to a new year of your amazing work and humorous take on life. It's a joy for me to be able to call you a friend. :tighthug:
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blackbirdrose Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awww, youu... :cuddle: Wel, I'm glad YOU like them if nothing else. :blush: :heart:

I think if you become known in your group of family and friends as the arty one the novelty of home made cards seems to wear off for them a little bit. I mean, heck, I stopped showing my parents my art years ago (aside from the occasional piece) because, well, what are they supposed to keep saying, right? ^^; "Oh that one's nice.. that one too... they're ALL nice!" :aww:

AAAAAAAWWW!! :tighthug: It's my honour and privilege to call you a friend. :blowkiss: Here's to another year of fangirling together. :icontardglompplz: :heart: :heart: :heart:
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wolfienur Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011
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If I got these I would appreciate them forever and ever until the end of tiiiiime. They're so lovely. :heart:
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blackbirdrose Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwww, you're so sweet!! :love: I wish their recipients had felt the same way.. :sniff: They get taken a bit for granted. :aww:
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AnimeShark20 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011
I love the robin especially <3 *(is a bird nerd)*
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blackbirdrose Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:hooray: You have no idea how hard it was making it's head just the right shape so it was recognisable as a robin! :stupidme: SO GLAD it looks like one! :la: :highfive: And I'm a bird nerd too (fitting since my name Merel means blackbird in Dutch ;P)
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Spacebabie Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
These are beautiful
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blackbirdrose Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :huggle: :love:
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Spacebabie Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome
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DamzelD Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011
Gosh i wish I could draw like this! O.o
Beautiful!
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blackbirdrose Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Awww, you're too sweet hun! :blush: Glad you like them! :blowkiss:
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DamzelD Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011
^~^ It's impossible not too. They're gorgeous! :love:
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NuttyByNature Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Get yourself an account on Zazzle or some other website that puts your art on merchandise (besides dA) so I can buy postcards of your bird design for next Christmas!! I am in loooove with it!
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blackbirdrose Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I should really check those sites out.. so they print them and everything? :iconponderplz: That'd be cool! :w00t:
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NuttyByNature Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
RedBubble, Zazzle, CafePress are three I know and buy from. I know a chick on here that sells on Zazzle and likes it. They print onto a large amount of products (notecards, mousepads, shopping bags) and allow people to follow you to keep up with your sales and new products. I'd love to see you have your designs on things! I'd be a buyer for sure. I'm sure MANY of your fans on here would pony up. ;)
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TheWhoGeek Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011
They're gorgeous! I love the colors. Very cheerful. :d
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blackbirdrose Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much! :highfive: :D
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L-Silvermoon Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011
They're really nice.

I draw a chibi picture inside all my cards for Christmas: it's a break from birthday cards, in which I literally fill every square cm with writing (emotional I'm so glad we're friends stuff as well as other things such as quotes from various sources). Last card I wrote I did this, but wrote everything in mirror writing. Once I wrote everything in a really tight spiral over both pages. I also fill up the back cover.

My present gets opened last.
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blackbirdrose Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! But OMG you go through so much effort with your cards! :wow: You're such a good friend! :happycry: Bet your friends really cherish those! :hug:
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L-Silvermoon Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012
It's really fun doing it (and it scares my friends!). But they do like them. And it's nice to do something different- you know? If it's not special, it's just going to get chucked out. It's become my signature now...
I stuck a five cent piece in one once. :D Stickers, whatever little, flat things I can find... I wrapped one in bubble wrap.
I've actually spent several hours drafting a card in the holidays, weeks before the birthday... ^^;

But I feel that, ignoring how much fun I have, it's worth doing that for my friends. They've stuck with me even though we don't go to school together any more...
(my original reason probably had something to do with sugar...)
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Larfor Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
pretty. XD <3
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blackbirdrose Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :cuddle:
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Larfor Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome! XD
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25XfantasyX25 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
ooooo nice. :)
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blackbirdrose Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :love:
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PirateF0rever Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011
Beautiful <3
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blackbirdrose Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :blowkiss:
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Katjakay Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Those are beautiful, my favorite is the candle, which is weird cause I don't much like candles.
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blackbirdrose Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, is that right? :aww: Glad you like it then! :huggle:
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lunarosian Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
They're beautiful, okay. Beautiful. :love:
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blackbirdrose Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
*runs around in a fluster* You really think so? :iconblushplz: I get kinda nervous posting traditional art anymore.. so glad you like it! :love:
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lunarosian Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I totally really think so! they're so prettyyyyyy :glomp:
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fakenails Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I like making Christmas Cards and other cards to send to people...but some don't appreciate the work that went into it...:iconsighinplz:
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blackbirdrose Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I know.. :iconsympathyplz: Those bastards! :giggle: Can't stay mad for long though. :aww:
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fakenails Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
...ah yes..but then i just buy them $1 cards when i know they would just throw it away...oh well...or i don't give them cards anymore...hahehahahaha
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franzzypants Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011   Photographer
i appreciate them! i would totally mail you a christmas card if you know i actually knew you lolz
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blackbirdrose Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Awww, bless you hun! :iconsnuzzleplz: I made these for my godmother and her friends and they hardly aknowledged them.. :iconsighingplz: :no: Aww, I know you would! :blowkiss:
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Lotus-Rain1305 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011
Oh how pretty! I can't decide which is my favorite. I know its two weeks away but Merry Christmas! :huggle:
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blackbirdrose Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Awwwwww, a very Merry Christmas to you, if I don't get a chance to say it! :iconsnuzzleplz: :santa: :holly:

Glad you like these cards! :love:
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PsychoWiccan Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
i love them girly
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blackbirdrose Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :iconmonkeyloveplz:
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PsychoWiccan Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
welcome
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PsychoWiccan Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
no just mak tons of them this year and use them for a couple of christmas's.
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blackbirdrose Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha!! Or maybe I'll just stick to shop bought ones! ^^; It's hardly ever worth the effort. :aww:
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PsychoWiccan Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
no not take them to a ptint shop and get them copied.
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