They feel sumptuous and big and juicy and............... big cards are really nice aren't they?
Lets have a look at them in more detail shall we?
Considering their size, A5( 21 x 29.7 cm/ 8.5 x 11.75 inches) they're excellent value at £10 plus post and packing for each pack of five cards, with their white envelopes.
And each card comes in its own polypropylene bag, just like you would buy them in a shop.
When I was making and choosing sculptures, that could be used in the images on these cards, I wanted there to be pictures you could send to a variety of people. From a lady, to a gentleman, a boy or a girl.
And now I want to tell you all about the generosity of Stephanie, who has a lovely blog called Millefeuilles, and whose giveaway I won recently.
One of Stephanie's blog posts inspired me to buy Katherine Mansfield's book of short stories 'The Garden Party and Other stories'.
I'm so glad I did buy it, it's the most exquisite read. I've had a real sense of absorbing something beyond price. Her stories are like Rubies, Diamonds, Pearls, Moonstones. Some of the paragraphs are like the facets on a cut Diamond, they glint in the light and dazzle.
I'd recommend this book, highly recommend it.
I hold Stephanie in high regard when it comes to recommending books, so when I saw her giveaway, I signed up, hoping that I would win the book, but not expecting to be the fortunate one.
But I did win the giveaway! I've started reading the book I won, 'In the Garden with Jane Austin' written by Kim Wilson, at bedtime, and it's hard to put it down and turn off the bedside light. I want to carry on wandering through the book, amongst all the gardens and lovely written words.
The giveaway winnings weren't the book alone, there was also a choice of pattern from Never Not Knitting's pattern shop. Lovely patterns there, you might find something that takes your fancy.
I chose the pattern for the 'Autumn Vines Beret', found here.
When I'd downloaded the pdf pattern Stephanie sent me, I immediately bought some Madeline Tosh yarn, (very luxurious and expensive yarn), from Loop's on-line shop. (Lovely yarn, to be talked about more when I knit the beret).
I don't know if you've noticed a beautiful embroidered card lurking in some of the images showing this giveaway?
Stephanie's card! It arrived tucked up with the book, and the postcards of Violets and blossoms, all together in precious wrapping paper. The embroidery of the green shoots, isn't it exquisite? Ever since I opened the parcel on Monday, I've had Stephanie's embroidery propped up against the lamp on my bedside table, and I admire it every time I look at it. I treasure this beautiful piece. Stephanie says she uses 28 count linen thread, like embroidering with gossamer, isn't that magical!
I shall leave you with the thought of embroidering with a thread that is akin to something a spider might spin its web with.