Wednesday 19 October 2011

Getting ready!

Well it is Wednesday today and I am mega excited!  My family is coming up to see us in Sheffield for the first time in simply ages.  My brother's family hasn't been up here for 4 years and my parents for 2.  Needless to say I am getting the house ready, but more to the point I am using it as an excuse to do all those jobs that I have wanted to do for ages.  On that note I now have new curtains up in our study, both in the alcove (hiding the filing cabinet and various storage boxes etc) as shown above.
And in the window behind my desk, replacing the awful patterned ones that were there before.  Doesn't it look so much better!
Here is my desk (not looking quite so neat) as part of WOYWW.  This time has caught me in the midst of Christmas card making so there is a pile of Christmas papers, images, peel offs and stamps on my desk as well as my trusty mug of hot tea and the latest card I have just finished making.
Here is the Christmas card which fits with Kaboodle Doodles 'squares or inchies' challenge, Ooh La La 'Let it snow', Aud sentiments 'Winter theme' and Crazy4Challenges 'Holiday' challenges.
I also made an almost duplicate of the card I made at the weekend, this time including pearls for a friend who has just passed her PhD viva.  I am entering this into Stamptacular 'You choose' and Lets ink it up 'think pink' challenges. That is all from me for now.  Not sure when I will next be able to update...probably after the visitors have gone! In the meantime, have a great week.


Helen said...

Have a great time with your family! love your crafty space, the curtains are gorgeous.

jude said...

Loving those christmas cards.Have lovely time with your family.Anyways have fab wedensday and a creative week ahead
hugs judex 16

Tracy Heaton said...

Very clean, simple and elegant
Thanks for taking part with Lets Ink it Up

MaggieC (Silvercrafter) said...

Lovely cards there, Caro. How you found time to do those with all the sorting out for visitors as well. You must have been a very organised busy girl.

April said...

Lovely cards! and the curtains look great.

Fuchsia said...

Fab and very busy workspace .cards look great so do new curtains
hope you and your visitors have a great time x

Happy Wednesday

Unknown said...

gorjuss cards, and yes those curtains look lush

judie xx

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Your 'Let it Snow' card is gorgeous - I'd buy it!!
hugs, LLJ #41 xx

fairyrocks said...

You have been busy!! I too prefer a simple curtain in a busy space over a patterned. Awesome card.
Keep smiling and creating

Kendra-Sue and Jamie said...

I love your card and hope you have a lovely visit with your family.

Jennibellie said...

Lovely cards & space. Have fun with your family. Thanks for sharing, much love, Jennibellie x

SueH said...

I bet it’s been hard to concentrate on crafting when you’re excited about a family visit, especially when it’s been so long since you’ve seen them. Hope you all have a wonderful time together.

Great cards by the way.

Happy Crafting!

JoZart Designs said...

Beautiful cards Caro, especially the CH*****as one. I'd just scan it and print off as many as you need as it is simply perfect!
Brenda told me that it's the gnomes that mess up when I'm not looking and here's me letting them multiply!
Love JoZarty x
Great pis of Alex in the previous post too... have a great time with your rellies!

Anonymous said...

Love the Xmas card, have a fun time with your family!

Ann B said...

Love to see a well stocked bookcase and a working craft space. I have that 'Let it snow' stamp and wouldn't have thought of using it like this - thanks for the idea.
Ann #50

Unknown said...

Great card, love the simplistic design. Thanks for joining us at LIIU, good luck. Hugs Suzanne

Unknown said...

Your cards are beautiful! Thanks for taking the challenge with us at Kaboodle Doodles!

Anne said...

Curtains look great Caro. The cards are super. Hope you have a wonderful time with your family at the weekend. My son and family are coming to see us at the weekend. Anne x

Julia Dunnit said...

Have a marvellous time with your family - my word won't Alex have fun! Lovely cards - the Christmas image is gorgeous.

Julie said...

Very pretty cards. Thanks for joining us in our winter challenge at Aud Sentiments

Wendi said...

Wow what a beautiful card I love the simplicity of it
Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week

Michelle B. said...

Beautifully simple and so effective! Thanks for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday this week!

Anonymous said...

Loving the curtains, big difference to the room. Have a great time with your family, my own opportunities to spend time with family are few and far between too.


PS Especially love the Christmas card you've made.

l00pyscraftcreations said...

Have a wonderful time with you family, enjoy the friendship love and warmth.
Pretty little crads, like 'em,
Lou P #124

Angie said...

Hope you have a great family time the cards.

kbrandy4 said...

Such a pretty CAS card!! Thanks for sharing with us at LIIU!!

Hugs Hazel xx

bohemiannie! art said...

Happy Family Time!!!

HeARTworks said...

I'm sure you're looking forward to all that family time! Thanks for showing your space!Very nice Christmas cards! Patsy from

chilli pip said...

Lovely card . Hope you have a wonderful visit with your family.
Thanks for joining in at Ooh-la-la

Tammy (LaDiva) said...

Love the simple style!! Thanks for sharing at Let’s Ink It Up’s *Think Pink* challenge.


If you haven’t seen it yet, I have some candy up for grabs at Creations LaDiva :)!