2013 is now with us and I have to say good riddance to 2012 which, for ourselves and quite a few of our friends, was not a good year.
April saw the end of our 10 year old business, Mad about Cards. A lot of blood, sweat and tears had gone into the business, a lot of happy times and laughter - but the end and what led up to it was difficult and we're still dealing with the consequences of it.
For our good friends Jane & Rob, the loss of their daughter Zoe at the age of just 13 was, and will continue to be, unbearable.
For Pete & Sue, you've been through a terrible time this year - I think for you guys it will make you stronger.
Several other friends have had relationship problems, some of which are not yet resolved. Love and hugs to those guys - hope the solutions will become clear.
For us, the end of Mad about Cards meant that we could, and had to, throw all our efforts into Printable Heaven. I must say I love it and that's where my heart lay anyway but it's been hard work bringing it up to where we wanted it to be.
I've just started working on a few card-making items again for 2013 but I thought I'd post a few pictures here from our public domain image DVDs (www.printableheaven.com/pdildvd).
This first one makes me laugh - the little dog on the left definitely looks like he's working up to having his wicked way with the dog on the right! This one's from our Animal DVD.
This is a lovely Chinese design from our Backgrounds & Designs DVD.
Having been doing an Art History course for a while, I've really enjoyed putting together our Fine Art DVD. This picture is by an artist I hadn't heard of before, Jean-Jacques Henner. I think this is very much in the vein of 'Girl with a Pearl Earring' don't you think? Love it.
This one is by Cecil Aldin who is best-known for his pictures of dogs. This cockatoo is simply lovely.
And finally, this one's from our Flower DVD.
I've featured pictures from a couple of our other DVDs before, Arthur Rackham and Jessie Willcox Smith, so please look at previous posts for those.
For our full range of DVDs see www.printableheaven.com/pdildvd.
A Happy New Year to everyone. Let's hope that 2013 brings you happiness and health, with a little wealth thrown in too!