Tuesday 1 May 2012


Wednesday's come around again with remarkable speed, so it's time for WOYWW 152 - if there's anyone left on the planet who doesn't know what I'm on about, please click on the link to Julia's wonderful blog and join in the fun.

Regular visitors to my blog will know that I have a passion for making Christmas cards, which includes having my own CHNC challenge blog - by the way, I'd love to see you join in if you can. At the moment I'm almost up to date with all other necessary crafting (just have one outstanding commission to do, but it's not needed yet), so on my workspace today I have my boxes of Christmas stuff - I've been making one or two more and intend to make some more today.

I took this photo by holding the camera high and taking pot luck. This is the area to the left of where I sit at my workdesk - no point in showing the right hand side today because there's only my cricut and ATG tape gun there.

If you haven't yet started making your Christmas cards, why not join me? It makes sense to avoid the panic later in the way - and can you believe that we're already into May?!

I managed to get round to quite a lot of WOYWWers last week, but if I didn't get to you, I apologise - I'll try to this week.

Rudolph day for April

Regular visitors to my blog will know that I make Christmas cards throughout the year - I have my own CHNC challenge blog and also try to participate as much as possible in other dedicated Christmas challenges. However, there is one that I've not entered into and that is Rudolph Day run by Sandra on her Stamping for pleasure blog on the 25th of every month. I've seen entries for this on a few other blogs and thought it was about time that I joined in, so here is my first card for it:

The card is based on the sketch for Merry Monday 18 on Always playing with paper - I turned it round. This is also for Stamps & fun = creativity 97: use a sketch from another current challenge.

This is another card for my own CHNC challenge 70 to use a greeting/sentiment without the word 'Christmas'.

Anyone who's seen some of my Christmas cards recently may recognise the card that Ive used for the nestie label shape - it another piece recycled from a Christmas cracker from a couple of years ago (and, yes, I've still got some more left - I asked everyone to be very careful that year as they pulled the crackers so I could recycle!). The piece of Brenda Pinnick paper across the middle is some that's been in my offcuts box for a few years now - another opportunity to play in the snippets playground at Pixie's crafty snippets 18 -  and the ribbon is some that I got from a local market stall. The sentiment says 'Season's greetings' (not easy to see on the photo). The Jolly Santa stamp is by Hero Arts coloured with copics.

I'm also linking this for:

Jingle belles: peace on earth (day) - recycling
House of Gilli 32: oh pretty - ribbon and sparkles
Creative card crew 9: ribbon
Bunny Zoe 23: ribbon or twine
Oldie but a goodie: die cuts and punches - the Hero Arts stamp is much older than six months
Christmas inspirations 45: bingo - I've chosen layers, green, glitter
Christmas stampin all year long 8: anything goes
Christmas cards all year round May: inspired by Christmas song: Santa Claus is coming to town
Deep ocean 24: use punches/dies
Paper pretties 203: clean and simple
Phindy's Friday 103: clean & simple
Aud sentiments: anything goes
Amusing challenges (Stamped blessings): anything goes
Lollipop crafts 78: anything goes
Paper playtime 73: anything goes
Inky impressions: anything goes
Creative Mondays (always crafting) 7: anything goes
Creative craft: anything goes
Emerald faerie garden 23: anything goes
Papertake weekly: anything goes
Simon says: anything goes
Just Tracy May: anything goes
Make it Monday 87
Inspire me Fridays 56
52 card pickup 17

Suzie's 365 photos day 122: grunge

As Suzie says, day 122: grunge isn't an easy one, so all I can come up with is some grungeboard thatI bought some time ago and I've only used some of it once - perhaps  I should make sure I make something with it: