After a flurry of card-making earlier in the year I fell off this wagon, mostly out of forgetfulness. Also for some reason I have many friends with January, September and November birthdays. Anyway, I'm back on the wagon, although for this card, I am relying less on cutting things out with bits of paper and just drawing instead. I was a little nervous about drawing straight with a pen (instead of pencil first and then tracing) but my ferret turned out quite well. Mr. Walrus (the tiny figure on the right) looked odd, but I didn't have a good picture to rely on so sort of approximated him from memory. In any case, the recipient was pleased, which is all I hoped for.
I never posted this one (made quite some time ago), but this was one of the best cards I ever made (I thought). I think for the rest of the cards this year I will continue to lean more on drawing, for the simplicity of it. But overall I'm enjoying this much more than buying cards and it is certainly very cost-effective (not that Hallmark cards were draining my bank account or anything); I also think they are appreciated far more than store-bought cards so it's all worth it.