Monday, 28 December 2015

Christmas cards ready for 2016.....

 Hope you all had a lovely Christmas..

 I have now used all the beautiful sepia images that Anneke sent me and thought you might like to see them before I put them away for next Christmas.

I've tried to used die cuts and papers from my bit box on these cards but I did purchase Joanna Sheen's Wisteria die which I have used but not as the flower itself but as leaves etc...
 The little wooden embellishment is also one that was in my packet of goodies from Anneke...this round die cut just fitted nicely in this Marianne die cut..
For my last card again I've used a Marianne die cuts to mount the little Christmas scene, the poinsettia and leaves were also in my 'bit' box...  

Many of us have been experiencing loss of followers and this is the reason why so please read
...

Have you lost a few followers?

In a nutshell, Blogger have (as we suspected) been tinkering with the Followers service.

Quote from a post on 'The Real Blogger Status' dated Monday December 21st:

During the past weekend, Blogger started the process of simplifying Following. This involves removing non Google accounts and profiles from Following.
As part of this plan, starting the week of January 11, we’ll remove the ability for people with Twitter, Yahoo, Orkut or other OpenId providers to sign in to Google Friend Connect and follow blogs. At the same time, we’ll remove non-Google Account profiles so you may see a decrease in your blog follower count.

This is the link to the blog, explaining in more detail
http://blogging.nitecruzr.net/2015/12/blogger-followers-google-friend-connect.html

Hope this enlightens those of you who've been wondering!



Anne 



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21 comments:

Elaine Stark said...

A beautiful collection. Love what you have done with the sepia collection. Elaine

Gibmiss said...

Hi Anne
Fabulous sepia cards... I have some sepia images from Mariannes Design but don't know what to do with them....
Yes I have lost 7 Followers in the last few weeks ... Thanks for the info...
Happy New Year ... We are still in Spain home tomorrow... Then my diet starts... Lol....
Hugs Sylvie xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous cards Anne, what a great designs and images, I have also lost a few followers, but I am still following you so that is ok
Kevin xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Gorgeous cards, love these images. Thanks for the link re followers, that was helpful

Pat K said...

Three gorgeous creations Anne. All so classy with beautiful images. Merry Christmas. hugs, Pat K x

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful cards and colours are just amazing, as always, you never fail to deliver the best. Happy New Year to you and thanks for being one of the best buddies in the crafting world...though miles apart I feel like I know you.. Trust blogger and google to mess up our activities......xxx
{aNNie}

JD/ Jill said...

Those images are really beautiful and you did a wonderful job showcasing them on your cards! Just lovely!

Sandy said...

All of your cards are beautiful Anne.
I hope you have a healthy a glorious 2016!
Sandy xx

Ruth Ann Hunter said...

Anne, I must say I've been negligent in making comments for awhile and plan on doing better this coming new year. I absolutely love all of your Christmas cards for 2016, I wish I was on your Christmas card list so I could receive one of these beautiful cards. Great job! May you and your family have a blessed 2016. Ruth Ann

brenda said...

Super card and design Anne, the sepia images really works beautifully.

I think Blogger had already started with the tinkering as all of my challenge blogs dropped numbers the weekend before last and I also lost over 50 followers in one foul sweep, so goodness knows what will happen after 11th.

Happy New Year to you and yours.

B x

Aquarius said...

More lovely cards using these sepia images with various die cuts - great work. Mind you put them in a 'safe place' for next Christmas!!

Loll said...

Elegant collection of cards Anne. You've got a good start for next year! xx

Dr Sonia S V said...

Anne you have showcased those beautiful images in such a gorgeous fashion and Thank you so much for writing about the follower business... I ended up losing more than 20 followers and as bloggers we treasure each one so it is sad!

Cheers
Dr Sonia

Karen B said...

Absolutely lovely cards Anne - you've done these sepia images proud. Blogger has a lot to answer for........they always cause us bloggers problems!

Karen x

Pattyb said...

Absolutely gorgeous images and cards. I would love to know where I could purchase these
sepia images. I am in the US.....any idea of who might carry them? Thx for all of your
inspiration! Love your blog!

Jacee said...

A wonderful selection of cards Anne, they are so lovely!

I’m back! what with being off colour and then computer problems it’s been a bit of a pain on all counts, but things have improved and I’m back to cheer you on with your lovely creations. All my BEST WISHES for the NEW YEAR too!!
Hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

pam said...

Wonderful sepia collection Anne, gorgeous die cuts and colours.
I lost one follower, will see how many disappear in January.
Happy New Year to you and your family.
Pam x

fabiola jaques said...

Elles sont trop belles Anne, très élégante, biz

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous selection of cards Anne, all so pretty.
Wishing you a very happy and healthy 2016
Lorraine x

Trish said...

Gorgeous cards Anne,and a happy New Year to you

Valerie Nolan said...

Stunning cards Anne your layouts are always inspiring! Happy new year
Val x