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Hi, Welcome to my Blog. I'm an avid crafter; Scrapbooking, Cards, ATCs, Tags, Altered Books, Art Journaling, Décopatch, Knitting, Crochet, and Embroidery amongst other things. I live in Surrey, UK with my husband and son. For exercise I play badminton and I have been Geocaching since 2009 and now and again Pokémon Go. Recently I got back to Ballroom and Latin Dancing too. I run a UK based on-line papercraft group.

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

WOYWW #445 - Christmas Crafting!

Yes, it happened this week. I needed to make some cards for my on-line craft groups SWAP for Christmas. The theme being Animals/Birds @ Christmas. So I did....

I used my Tim Holtz Reindeer Flight Die, some torn hand made papers and some old music score.

I inked lots of the edges and got very inky fingers in the process - yay!

I topped with copper stickles.

That's my desk in the week with all the bits ready to go.

And here are the 9 cards I made.

I used the miscut dies and bits and pieces left over to make the journal page as a reminder.

I also made a second penguin card.
So 11 cards made this year!

You might have noticed the card blanks on my desk. I got out any spare envelopes and made up card blanks to fit and these will be for my church friends.

As for the rest of the Christmas cards, I bought those back in January this year and have even written the ones which needed posting and posted them this week too, Go me!

Happy WOYWW Everyone.


Sarah Brennan said...

Yay BJ, well done on sorting all the Christmas cards. I batch made 8 earlier in the week but kept it very simple. I'm going to have to get my finger out next year though because the cupboard is bare of special family Christmas cards now; only just enough to go round this year. Love those reindeer cards; inky heaven. Happy WOYWW Saarh #12

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Well done BJ, great organisation, must admit I really really love those penguin images soooo cute!
Thanks so much for your great desky share.
Happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz.x #2

{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Glad you've been having fun with making the cards, they're very pretty! The leaping reindeer are particularly lovely.
Hugs LLJ 5 xxx

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

Lovely cards and a great idea to make a journal version as well. The stickles made them look magical! Best wishes, zsuzsa #16

Ellie said...

Yaay you are nearly sorted by the look of things. Love the reindeer and the journal pages you made from them.
Ellie #25

Sue said...

Hi BJ, Your photo of the Reindeer cards does not do them justice. I love mine.

What a great idea to match up cards and envelopes. I have a box of cards that someone gave me, but they don't have envelopes. I reallymust try and find envelopes for them.

Sue #17

Helen said...

lovely busy desk! well done on getting your cards all done. glad yours has arrived - royal mail seem to be working well at the moment... famous last words! Helen #1

Heather Marshall said...

Hi BJ, i love the reindeer card and the penguin cards! Very tidy desk! And you have posted your Christmas cards, very organised! Have a lovely week, Heather #6

Bubbles said...

I adore the journal page - it's stunning!
The penguins are cute too :)
Have a wonderful week,

Angela Radford said...

Lovely journal pages and well done at getting the cards made too. Have a lovely and creative woyww, Angela x12x

Lindart said...

Your reindeer cards are lovely! And your journal entry to remember them is inspired. The penguin cards, also cute! I have yet to succumb to buying Christmas cards, but it just may happen before Sunday, when we have our first Christmas Party at work. None of them know I stamp! Have a wonderful week, Lindart #27

sandra de said...

Lovely collection of cards and you have inspired me to set aside some time tomorrow to make a few!! Better late then never. Have a lovely week.
sandra de @18