Wednesday 12 December 2012

WOYWW? Christmas!!!

Well it's Wednesday and this week - a special 2-for-1 offer as this is not the post I planned for today.
Got a bit mixed up on Monday, thought it was Tuesday and took a photo of my desk in the afternoon ready to post - this is what happens when you finish work, lose all sense of time/days etc.

Anyway, took another yesterday (Tuesday) before the light went and here it is, and still is this morning.

Penguin is from a pattern by the lovely Jozart and contains a chocolate bar, as do the bases of the half finished sleighs.  These will be my place setting for Christmas lunch - only three of us this year but we will see StepD and family at the New Year.

What else?
New Memory Box dies for the rest of my Christmas cards (got a bit carried away with the plastic - oops!) and a gorgeous angel by ShazSilverwolf that popped through my letterbox at the weekend, isn't she glam, thanks Shaz.
Middle are two pretty little dollies I bought from Jo and Annie's shop, Molly and Polly arrived this morning and one is parcelled up ready to make her way to my Gdaughter Kitty, the other will be on my tree when I get it out at the weekend.

Nearly forgot - also there is my new Christmas present (from me, to me) a new iPad, yippee!!!

This is the photo you nearly got a day early - lots of brayered Christmas cards on this one, including some charity ones with 'Holly and Ivy' (you may have to zoom in for a better look) - reminds me of my Auntie Hilda who always, always wore a hat..

All the hand-made ones are brayered and most have die-cut poinsettias on the front.
I received a beautiful Christmas easel card from Neet (Hickydorums) at our last stamp club meet, all white with a silver-edged poinsettia and I knew I wanted to use this idea in mine, with the addition of some brayering and stamping thanks Neet.

That's(almost) it for this week but lots more desk to peruse over at Julia's Stamping Ground.
....and finally, just wanted to share a photo of Sorrel I took Tuesday morning on our walk, lovely frost day with clear blue skies, if only all winter could be like this.

Hope the rest of your week is a good one.


Inkypinkycraft said...

your cards look great and are those little sleighs I spy!? trace x #9

Helen said...

What a lovely desk full of goodies, and a gorgeous if chilly looking photo!

Eliza said...

Your christmas cards are really beautiful and those sleighs are so clever. Happy WOYWW

Eliza 12

Eliza said...

Your christmas cards are really beautiful and those sleighs are so clever. Happy WOYWW

Eliza 12

Annie said...

Lovely to see familiar things on your desk today. Glad they arrived safely. Love the frosty pic of your little dog.....brrrrr
A x #38

Judys Lace Creations said...

Sure looks chilly over at your place Anne.Those little dolls look adorable.What sweet Xmas dec's they'd be.
Thanks for lovely comment about my pennants.
Judy #17

JoZart Designs said...

Yes! I didn't wake this am until 8.30am! So you are right!
your cards are really beautiful Ann.... perfect. So pleased you are doing the penguins and your take on the sleighs is great. Moved them up a notch for sure and they'll make lovely table placemarks.
Jo x

BJ said...

Thanks for visiting me this week. Your brayered cards are absolutely wonderful and the white poinsettias are the icing on the cake. Sandee put out her card SWAP on WOYWW a while back I think and the other one was on my craftgroup UKPC. BJ#36

Roudi said...

I'm in love with your brayered cards! And your doggie is the cutest thing ever! ♥
Happy WOYWW!
Roudi #61

shazsilverwolf said...

Hi Ann, pleased you like her.Called Beloved Hubby to the monitor to see her on your blog,lo. Like me,he was very appreciative of your Christmas cards- he thinks they are gorgeous!And me ? I am bookmarking them for inspiration for next year!I really, really love what you have done.Have a great week,hugs, Shaz #67

Redanne said...

Hi Ann, I love your gorgeous Christmas cards too, great brayering! Well, if you are going to buy yourself a present for Christmas then might as well make it a worthwhile one! Love that you bought yourself an i-pad. I got DH one too, I am not really up to that much technology - broken PC and now broken Big Shot Express - woe is me..... love your dolls and the angel is very pretty. Have fun with your new toy! Hugs, Anne x #21

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Your Christmas cards precede the picture of Sorrel really well - all icy colours and sparkle...lovely!! It was like that down here too, minus 8 when I was driving back after playing with my band last night! Shaz' angels are gorgeous, so glam!!
Hugs, LLJ #27 xx

Nadia ( said...

Great cards!! I love your workspace with all the Christmas projects!

Happy Wednesday,
Nadia (WOYWW #58)

Twiglet said...

Beautiful cards and such a cheery festive desk - so glad the dollies arrived safely! x Jo

okienurse said...

WOW your desk looks creatively busy this week. Love those candy wrappers and the cards. I had a great time on my cruise but now I am so feeling the crunch of the holiday season. I plan on getting the tree and decorations up by Friday and leaving them till...?? I hope you have your holiday plans more in control then I do! Thanks for visiting my desk and leaving such a nice comment! Have a great week! Vickie #3

fairy thoughts said...

lots of stuff on your desk this week. your brayered cards are stunning ... oh I wish i had more time!Sorrellooks nice and snug in her coat.
have a great week
janet #24

Neet said...

What a lot of gorgeous cards you have made Ann - love the easel ones too - brayering is fab!
Congrats on the iPad, you will love it and find it so handy, especially in the new travel mobile.
Thanks for the picture of Sorrel - she looks lovely.
Hugs, Neet xx 2

sandra de said...

Gorgeous cards and those little chocolate bar penguin is a delight.

Kyla said...

wow you have been busy, some lovely items on your desk.

Thanks for visiting my desk already


Tertia said...

Love the cards@ The angels and sleighs are quite something too.
Happy very belated WOYWW!
Tertia #11

Tertia said...

Love the cards@ The angels and sleighs are quite something too.
Happy very belated WOYWW!
Tertia #11

Lizzie said...

Those cards are absolutely lovely! Anybody receiving one of those will be thrilled to bits!

I'm Lizzie by the way - visiting (finally!) from WOYWW. My number this week is "111", so I thought I would drop in to visit everyone whose number ended in "1"! Pleased to meet you Ann!

I like the clever ways to "do up" chocolate bars - a nice way to decorate your table, or to give inexpensive little presents. I may try these myself!

Merry Christmas!
Lizzie #111