Wednesday, 2 November 2011

WOYWW 126

It's Wednesday again and time for WOYWW 126.

When you see the picture below you'll think that it's nothing special - just three piles of card/papers, but oh!! the delight of those piles - it's a 300 Christmas card order for my friends' local accountancy firm.

I was given a scanned drawing of their building which I digitally altered, putting some snow on it and adding some carol singers, a Christmas tree and a border of holly and ivy. I worked on this for some time - in the end I had so many versions on my computer that I was in danger of forgetting which was which. Anyway, with a lot of tweaking I was finally satisfied with the design and started to print.

When I did cards for them last year I had to waste a lot because ink smudged from the front of one on to the back of the other. I took advice on the card that I used this year, which is supposed not to smudge with inkjet, but wasn't taking any chances, which is why the cards are interleaved with paper.

Today's job has been to score and fold each card - it's surprising how long that can take.

I can't show the cards here, but you can just get a little peep at the one on top that I'll be keeping for reference.

I just can't believe they're all done now!!

My next job this evening is to make a couple of baptism cards that I've been asked for - at least I've got a nice clean space to use when these piles of cards are moved.

Update: I've been given permission to show the card, do it's now here (and last year's too).

25 comments:

  1. Well done to you for fulfilling such a HUGE card order and the little peek looks good.
    Thanks for calling in on me Hazel, comment appreciated!
    Love JoZarty x

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  2. WOW, congrats on that huge order. The card sounds really neat with the altering.

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  3. WOW! That's a lot of cards! Good for you!

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  4. OMG that is one heck of an order, good luck with them all, make sure you show a finished picture x

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  5. 300 !!!!! I haven't even done ONE yet! :o .... Yikes!

    Happy WOYWW

    Jackie x

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  6. The tiny peak you have allowed us looks excellent. Well done for doing so many, it puts us to shame.

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  7. Well done you with such an amazing card order.
    A x

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  8. WoW! That's amazing! Good going ;) I wish you could show us!

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  9. What a mamouth task ...wow ..bet you are glad you have finished now.

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  10. Well done - what patience it must have taken to get that pile finished! x Jo

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  11. Wow Hazel, well done for getting that mountain of cards made, you'll be glad to see the back of them I'm sure!

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  12. Gosh what a lot of cards. Your desk looks so neat and tidy. Thankyou for visiting my blog. Anne x

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  13. WTG you - doing that many in one order can get really disheartening, but well done for finishing the order!

    Thanks for stopping by!

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  14. Ooo those are large piles hazel,well done:)

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  15. Well done on getting them finished Hazel, you must be so relieved. xx

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  16. Bloomin' heck Hazel - that's a TALL order. Glad you got through it.

    Thanks for sharing - Hugs, Neet x #11

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  17. I can't imagine making so many cards. I bet you are relieved they are finished. Well done making them all.

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  18. oh my goodness!! What a large order and well done on getting it all done!! (I bet you're so glad it all went well and it can soon go off to where it's meant to be...I'd be scared I'd spill coffee over it all or something!! Have a great week#

    ((Lyn))
    Happy WOYWW!

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  19. Well done you! (Says she who has only done 2 Christmas Cards to date!!)
    My firm always worry about Christmas cards on the last day!! LOL!

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  20. So many cards! Don't know how you did it, I would have given up a quarter of the way through and gone to watch TV - great job though.

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  21. GREAT stack of cards there Hazel! I can't imagine consigning an order that big. Congrats on getting them altered and done. Hope you have a great week. Thanks for sharing. Vickie #68

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  22. 300 Christmas Cards! You have been busy.

    It's wonderful to see your work desk and how productive you've been.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog for WOYWW and leaving a lovely comment.

    Tracey #22

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  23. Hi there Hazel you have been having fun haven't you - 300 cards wow and yes can imagine how long it takes to score them all!thanks for popping over and leaving comments - happy WOYWW Shaz in Oz.x

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  24. Well done on the crad order!!! bet you'll be pleased when they are all done and dusted, lol, and able to play again.
    Thanks for popping along, and you comments, I really appreciate it, xx

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  25. Wow Hazel - I'm late enough to have seen the link to the cards - you did a fab job,and it's no small amount! HUGE tick off the list. Very satisfying!

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