Wednesday, 8 July 2015

WOYWW #318


Happy Wednesday!

Thank you for visiting my craft space today.

I send over 100 Christmas cards every year and I am well ahead with mine this time.  I've only got about 20 more to do and in October will start on cards for 2016.

I took some Sizzix snowman stamps along to do at our craft club on Monday morning and yesterday afternoon started cutting them out with the matching Sizzix dies.  I've not used this set before so decided to start off by just making six.

This is how my desk was left yesterday when I finished crafting for the day.

The Pro markers are for colouring in the holly and berries and I cut a few red hearts out of the scraps of red card that was left after die cutting the scarves.

  The black and grey square object behind my mug is my Fiskars scissors sharpener.  It's very portable, light and easy to use but does a really good, quick job.  I've a bit more die cutting and colouring to do today then will be able to make another six more Christmas cards.

I'm now going to make myself a coffee and start my visits to the other WOYWW desks at Julia's Stamping Ground blog. 




35 comments:

  1. Oh you're so efficient, I just cannot put myself in the mood to do Christmas just now...gimme a month until the wholesalers start distributing their Christmas stocks and the shops start wanting samples and workshops....., meanwhile, I'm relishing the sunshine type crafts! That snowman is very cute...having done the first few, are you in love with him yet?

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  2. Goodness, you are well organised....I think I'm slightly jealous of that, actually! I'm always leaving things until the last minute.....:-)
    Hugs, LLJ 9 xxx

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  3. Hi Barb, happy WOYWW....I'm like you - send a lot of Christmas cards and like to have them made before Nov...bit late starting this year but on a roll now. Very cute snowmen, super handy die to use with the stamps. Have a great week Cheers RobynO#11

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  4. You´re rigfht - Christmas is just around the corner ;) I probably should start working on my cards, too and I´m always late. These snowmen are really cute.

    Happy WOYWW!
    Evelyn/Evalila # 23

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  5. You are so ahead of the game. I can't even begin to think about Christmas. Peg 17

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  6. Oh how organised are you....mine will probably be made the last week in Nov!!! :-) :-)
    Hugs,
    Annie x # 19

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  7. Very organised - I have tried to get in a routine to do the next years cards before I put all the Christmas stuff away and then finish it off one week in the summer when I have a craft week with my mum (I didn't go away with my mum this year so I'm a bit behind - got about 30 cards still to make ). I do get where you are coming from. Nothing sucks the pleasure out of making your own Christmas cards than rushing against the clock. Thanks for the visit, and have a happy wednesday, Cindy #24

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  8. Oh my gosh!!! What an amazing lady you are!!! However do you it!!! patsy

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  9. Thank you all for visiting today and leaving comments for me. Barbxx

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  10. I'll be starting my Christmas cards when you start next years cards :) happy woyww!
    Kristiina #21

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  11. I'm seeing Christmas everywhere. I suddenly feel so behind! Glenda #33

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  12. Yes I am an end of November Christmas crafter too so very well done on getting yours organised so early! x Jo

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  13. Hi Barb,my you are so organised! I can't even start to think about Christmas cards yet, even though I really should. I think it's because we have such a short Summer time here, thinking about winter just seems wrong, lol. I'm sure I'd enjoy the process even more if I didn't always end up wondering if I'm going to get them done in time.Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz#10 xxx

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  14. I have been thinking about Christmas cards Barb and thinking and thinking!!!
    Thanks for the visit and happy WOYWW, have a great crafty week, Angela xXx

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  15. Oh gosh, aren't you good doing your Christmas cards - I can't even begin to think about them, perhaps I will when my winter clothes come out of storage! Hope you have a great week, thanks for stopping by earlier,
    Diana #29

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  16. I am astounded at your "ahead-ness" with the Christmas cards! Have fun playing with the Christmas things in July. :-)

    Thanks for the blog visit earlier.

    Happy Woyww,

    Sandy #15

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  17. Oh wow!. That's one way to stay in the Christmas mood all year around. Thanks for visiting.

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  18. I'm in love with your snowmen! What a super cute set. I would love to make my cards this year with a big Nutcracker guy, but I have no idea if they make that die. I need to look into that, and now you've motivated me. Have a wonderful week! Thanks for visiting me! Sandy Leigh #37

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  19. Wow Barb you really are organised and ahead of the game.
    Mind due the weather here in Bonnie Scotland is very December like with this arctic wind blowing.
    Enjoy WOYWW Neesie #45

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  20. I'm so impressed with how organised you are with your cardmaking, Barb! A target of 100 and you are almost there and planning to start on 2016s in October ... I think I'm doing well to reach my target for 1st December :) Love the snowmen on your desk today - I don't have any stamps with matching dies but they surely are a very good idea. Thanks for your earlier comment. The birds are not finished yet, I have to sew round every one, then add their wings and stitch round them too - I could be some time :) Have a great week. Elizabeth x #36

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  21. Well, I used to make around that number of cards but think I have cut down a lot now but I was never so organised. Very impressive. I take it you enjoy doing them.
    Hugs, Neet 18 xx

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  22. Hi Barb. Thanks for visiting me today. Go you on your Christmas card progress! I am so far behind but once I have the studio finished and have things at my finger tips, I am planning an entire week of nothing but playing in my new space. First on the list is my Christmas cards! Creative Blessings! ~Kelly #41

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  23. Good for you getting your Christmas cards done!!! I've barely started. Keep finding other things to make. Happy WOYWW and thanks for stopping by!
    Carol N #38

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  24. Thank you all for calling by today and leaving comments. Keeping ahead of the game is now something of a personal challenge after having to give in and buy lots several years ago. However, I won't tell you how high my ironing piles sometimes. Happy Crafting Everyone. Barbxx

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  25. Hi Barb, The year is speeding by, so suppose I should get my Christmas stash out. Looking forward to seeing your cards.

    Thank you for stopping by my blog.

    Happy WOYWW
    Sue #22

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  26. Wow! I'm impressed with how many Christmas cards you have done already. I think I have 6! I worked on them all year long last year but just can't get in the mood for it this one. I don't have a set number I make. I send what gets made. Some years it is just a dozen or so and other it is 80+. Thanks for the visit earlier. Next week I plan to have a photo of the actual desk. Maybe I'll even make a mess for y'all. Judy #47

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  27. oh my Barb..you are super super organised!! can you do mine too lol x x

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  28. I'm impressed, I truly am! Well ahead of the game you are. If that was me I'd have to start saving for the postage around now.
    They don't do Christmas cards here in Spain and I only send cards to those elderly relatives of my husbands in the UK who don't have email. In Holland they're not too bothered either. So I'm off the hook....
    But I love your little snowman. It looks like a fun card to make.
    Thanks for your visit,
    Have a great week,
    Lisca#26

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  29. I read this post with glee! I'm so happy that I'm not the only one who started Christmas cards soon after Christmas. LOL I really enjoyed peeking at your desk . Good stuff!! Happy early Christmas to you. LOL
    Nann4 # 35

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  30. Oh my, I am super impressed with how you get your Christmas cards done so early and with your tidy desk! I need lessons from you!
    Happy WOYWW and thanks for dropping by!
    Hugs, peggy aplSEEDS@4

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  31. Oooh wow Barb, Christmas cards in July! You ARE organised! Well done you! Nice busy desk and some cute snowmen!

    Thanks for your lovely comment - I'll be posting about my card in a few days.

    Happy belated WOYWW,
    Shoshi #42

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  32. I hang my head in shame I still have cards from last year :( You sound so organised and the little snowman looks super cute.
    sandra de @32

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  33. I wish I was so organised but I can't bring myself to think of Christmas before November, then it's such a rush.

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  34. Thank you all for leaving such kind comments. Barb xx

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  35. I'm very impressed with your productivity! Only 20 left to do and then starting 2016? I love the snowmen, though after last winter, I see them more as Whovian in nature (menacing) than Jolly lol.

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