Well, (hopefully) by now everyone who I've sent a card to will have had theirs through the post, so I can share the 2013 Crimbo card without spoiling the surprise! Part of it has been up in my banner there since the beginning of the month, but here is the whole thing, front image and inside message:
With inspiration coming from this image from the game Minion Rush, which I've been addicted to since the summer:
(Can't wait to see Despicable Me 2; I've asked Father Christmas to bring me the 1&2 box set, fingers crossed.)
I went for summat a bit different from my usual/current style with this one: a limited colour palette in not-very-traditional-Xmas colours, NO EYEBROWS ON THE CHARACTERS (this is a really big deal for me!), and not very much in the way of shadow or highlight; I think it's come out quite well.
This is a way of working I'd like to explore more, particularly as it has the definite advantage of being very quick to produce! I also got the inside printed in colour this year, as it was included in the price. This may well be the way to go on all future cards; it ties it together with the front nicely as looks tres profesh.
I hope everyone has a very lovely Crimbo and New Year, I'll see you in 2014!