Wednesday, 16 November 2011


Thank you to all those who left comments after last week's posting.  Here's my picture for WOYWW? this week and it's last week's project gone into mass production.  I've finally got started with making Christmas cards so it's going to be glitter here there and everywhere now for the next few weeks.  Hopefully by the end of today there will be enough bits cut and ready to make fifteen cards using this lovely penguins image, Warm Winter Wishes, from Sugar Nellie.  I'm unable to post a link to the stamp at the moment as it's out of stock which tells you just how popular it has been this season. Here's a closer look at all the different elements I've been making.

At our Crafting Bee yesterday Carol gave each of us a bundle of self sealing bags and they are just perfect for storing all these bits and pieces until I start to put the cards together.  I spent yesterday afternoon putting double sided tape on mats, making bows and sponging ink on snowflakes with the result that today I have several blue fingertips.  This will only get worse when the remainder get inked today.  Being in everyone's company made a boring task pass more enjoyably though and Sandy and I had our usual bursts in to song.  At one point "She wears red feathers and a huly huly skirt"  came forth.

Carol, Ann and Ruth had been to a Stampin' up class at the weekend and had some lovely Christmas cards and an album to show us made using the new Christmas papers and the Welcome Christmas stamp set.

In the evening we had a Stampin' up demonstration with Linda at the helm.  Linda is one of our Crafting Bee members and just last week both Ruth and Carol signed up to be demonstrators too.  Carol received her starter pack yesterday afternoon so it was a bit like Christmas in her crafting room.  Linda showed us how to make a treat bag wrapper decorated with a 3D Christmas tree embellishment made using the pennant parade stamp set and petite pennants builder punch.  For our make and take we made the bauble below using a circle punch and the Mocha Morning Speciality papers.  Sandy didn't stay for the evening session so Ann joined me in singing "Crystal Chandeliers" when Linda brought out her box of crystals.

Heather didn't join us yesterday as she is winging her way to New York today to celebrate her fiftieth on Friday.  Hope you have a great time Heather.

Thanks for reading today.
Liz x


  1. I have to admit it Xmas cards make my head hurt - we just donate to charity now.

    Looks a lovely project though.

    kay #21

  2. Love all the die cut snowflakes! Can't wait to see the glitter... :)

    Happy WOYWW!


  3. wow look at all those gorgeous xmas bits
    spose I better get cracking with my xmas cards too eh?

  4. What great cards and the snowflakes are gorgeous, I fancy the snowflake die but I am not buying any more stash! Have a great crafting week. Laura

  5. What a pretty card Liz.

    I like working in batches too when I’m doing a lot of the same design. I know all the prep takes time but I think it’s far quicker in the end.

    Glad you had a nice time at your SU demo.
    Happy Crafting!
    Sue (#65)

  6. I'm a bit late getting round some of the desks this week - doing it in stages.
    Nice colour combination on your C cards, and so organised - I have only done one so far but then I have decided I'm only doing close family this year.

  7. Wow, that really is mass efficient! Lovely to see a heap of glittery snowflakes on your desk, they're so pretty.

  8. I love glitter too, wonder what the circle will turn into
    Bridget #29

  9. For being # 1 this week, I'm awfully late visiting. I'm so sorry but, after a computer crash, I had to stop by and get a bit of inspiration from all those snow flakes and other goodies (including glitter) on your desk.