Wednesday, 12 December 2018

What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday - Week 497

Hello Everyone,

Another Wednesday, another WOYWW - only one more to go before Christmas Day. And so my desk is a bit more messy than of late - I'm still making Christmas cards and any other form of crafting has just had to take a back seat.
And I've dug out a bundle of scraps leftover from previous Christmases. There's also a bunch of pre-made toppers - a gift from a friend - and scraps from inking/stamping sessions. And because they have been around too long already, and taking up too much space, it's time to use what I can and toss the rest. Time to get tough!

It's brief today. Julia will be pleased! And that's because I'm expecting a special little visitor this afternoon. He's mad keen on Paw Patrol so I'm off to make some PP decorated fairy cakes for the occasion. 

I hope you are all well and enjoying yourself whatever you're doing. I don't imagine you are baking fairy cakes but I hope it is still something fun. 

Have a wonderful week ahead. 

Monday, 10 December 2018

In A Vase On Monday - Birthday Flowers

Afternoon Everyone ...

... and a happy Monday to you all too. My vase for Cathy's In A Vase On Monday meme today is a bit of a cheat.
Apart from the eucalyptus gunnii leaves, which were picked from fresh from the garden this morning, the flowers are leftovers from a birthday bouquet I received at the end of November. It was looking past it's best this morning with just a few blooms still looking fresh and worth saving.
This gerbera has a striking centre and I love the cheerful orange colour.
The yellow of the chrysanthemums is cheery too but out of a huge bouquet these two are the only survivors. Quite a surprise when they usually outlast just about everything else, including gerberas. The carnation was a deeper orange when new but it has since faded to a very pretty peach.

I hope Cathy will forgive that the flowers weren't picked from the garden. I think it was worth giving them a second, possibly brief, moment of glory.

Sunday, 9 December 2018

Christmas Card Club Challenge - Cute

Afternoon Everyone,

Challenge 25 for the CCC has been set by Sylvie and the topic is 'Cute'. I have two cards that I think fit into that category today. 
First up is Santa looking very cute and cuddly.
And the second with it's three kings reminds me so much of a school Nativity many years ago, decades actually, when my son played Melchior. He made one of the cutest wise men I've ever seen. 

The toppers are from a Kanban card kit, appropriately called the 'Christmas Cuties Selection'. As they are fairly long I've used white scalloped edge bases measuring 8"x 4". The backing papers are from old stash - the red is 'Peppermint Twist' from We Are Memory Keepers and the blue is from Trimcraft's 'The Night Before Christmas' designer paper pack. The only embellishments are the green and gold card candy.

This is the CCC's final post of 2018 but we'll back again in 2019, on January 6th. This is a great way of getting your Christmas cards made throughout the year and thus avoiding the last minute panic that is so the norm as we hit December. If you are interested in joining us next year just contact Margaret, she will be happy, I'm sure, to give you the information required. 

Don't forget to check out the other member's cards today - just click on their names on my sidebar.