Wednesday, December 22, 2010

WOYWW Dec 22/10

 I have finished my big Christmas Project!  It is an Advent Calendar box.  I borrowed the idea of it from Stamping Mathilda but made different tags and decorations of course.  This was really fun to make and really made me get creative to do 24 different tags.  And it made my desk the messiest it has ever been!  So I am happy to get this in just under the wire for WOYWW this week.  It is still Wednesday here in Canada, so I am just in time!
 Here are a couple of close up shots of the inside of the box.  I am thinking I may tie a big ribbon and bow across the front to hide the dowel that everything is hanging from.  My original idea was that the tags could be taken off and then be put on one by one as the days of December
pass.  And right now it is easy to do that because the dowel will slide out.  But it looks so nice with all the tags in at once and a nice big ribbon would finish it off nicely.  I may do that tomorrow.  I made two of these boxes, one for me and one for a friend for Christmas!

I wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and all the best in 2011 !!!

Nutcracker Card

A Xmas card I made for a friend who collects Nutcrackers.  It's the first time I tore up paper to use as a background (and for the sentiment), and it was fun!  I really enjoyed not having to worry about straight lines, hee hee!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

What's On Your Wordesk? Wednesday Dec 15/10

It is time again for What's On Your Wednesday!  Check out all the desks here 
at The Stamping Ground .
Originally I was just going to show the area on my craft sheet where the actual work is going on.  But then I decided I should show the pile of stuff that has been shoved out of the way to make the work area!  I am still working on The Xmas Project and tonight tackled the bit that I was avoiding (not pictured here) because I didn't exactly know how I was going to do it.  And then when I started to play around with it, it just all worked out so easily that it renewed my hope that this Project just might get done by Christmas!  So hopefully there will be a picture of the finished project soon!  Merry Xmas!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Still making Xmas cards

 There are only 11 days left until Xmas!  And I am still not quite done making xmas cards.  I had a good early start on them but somehow I still need just a few more.  I will be able to get the last few done I am sure but I am not sure if I will be able to get my big Christmas Project done.  But I think I have come to terms with that fact and will not stress myself about it.  There is always next year!  And that way, I can enjoy the last few days before Christmas instead of rushing my project and possibly cutting corners or ruining it.  
I had also made some gift tags but I wrapped up all the presents I had and attached the tags before taking pictures of them.  I may also make a few more tags and will try to remember to take pictures if I do!
 I wish anyone and everyone who is reading this a Very Merry Christmas!

MoonGirl Xmas Card

I received this Xmas card from Sam at My Crafty Dog and I .
She always makes the most beautiful and whimsical pieces.  She has used my favourite stamp called MoonGirl.  I finally got my very own MoonGirl stamp a couple of weeks ago and I hope to use it a lot!  Until then, I like to stare at Sam's card and dream.  Thank you Sam!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

WOYWW Dec 8/10

Wow, it is WOYWW time again! The time where bloggers from around the interweb post pictures of their workspaces.  You can check out all the desks here at The Stamping Ground.
My desk is still messy from last week.  I am still working on my Christmas Project that I am hoping to finish before xmas.  But in ths picture I am preparing to make a few more xmas cards because after doing a count I realized that I need a few more.  Thanks for visiting and I hope to blog more regularly as I catch up on the xmas stuff. 

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

WOYWW December 1st 2010

It is December 1st and Christmas has exploded on my desk!
I am just starting a project for Christmas here and it has many many pieces so I have lots of xmas stuff out.  I sure hope I can finish it before xmas!  And I guess if I don't, I will have a good start on it for next xmas, ha ha!  I am still undecided if I will post pictures of this as I go along or just post the finished product at the end.  But I will say, so far this is FUN !!  Yes, FUN all in caps!  It is really stirring up the creative juices and has me very excited to see what will happen!
If you are wondering why I have posted a picture of my messy desk, please go to The Stamping Ground to find out more about What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday.  And have a peek at what all the fabulous crafters out there are up to!