Wednesday 7 December 2011

Winter has arrived!

We woke up to snow on Monday morning, albeit less than an inch, but it was a bit of a shock!  Alex thought it was great and happily scraped the car for us!  It mostly melted during the day, but there was another flurry in the early hours of Tuesday which meant that the walk to school was a mini snowball fight! By this morning the snow was gone to be replaced by a heavy hail storm.  Hmmm....I would quite like this weather to stop now!
This is my workdesk as part of WOYWW. As you can see I am in the process of sorting my Christmas cards. There is a pile of envelopes waiting to be written in the centre of the desk, a pile of written envelopes and cards waiting to be written and my Christmas letters on the left. My trusty mug of hot tea is there to keep me going!
Crafting wise I haven't really done much this week as I have been working on the Christmas cards and letters, getting them ready to send.  I don't have a lot of time outside work and this seems to have taken up most of it!  I did however manage to make this little present tag using JustRite stamps pine branch, and HeroArts Christmas sentiment. I used distress inks for the background and the stamping, then heat embossed in gold round the edges, and added peel off stars and red baubles, and gold packing ribbon.  I am entering this into Kaboodle Doodles 'colours of Christmas', The crazy challenge 'Anything goes', Creative card crew 'Tis the season', MTTC 'vintage Christmas' (to me this tag has a vintage feel), Papertake weekly 'anything goes', Tuesday Throwdown 'celebrate the season', Gingersnap 'stars' and Let's ink it up 'Christmas projects'. That is all from me for now.  Have a great rest of the week everyone.


Netty said...

We haven't had the snow yet but they say its on its way...brrrrrr
A very busy time of the year and am pleased you are entering your sweet tag into the Gingersnaps Challenge. x

Lunch Lady Jan said...

We haven't seen snow yet, thank goodness but my lad is very envious of yours! Nice tag, Christmas encapsulated :)
Hugs, LLJ #3 xx

Spyder said...

Oh no, not snow!! It's a bit colder here today, but still 'sunny-ish' My desk is a mess, well i did make all my DT cards in a bit of a hurry!Thanks for my snoop! Have a great crafty week, hope it doesn't snow too much HaPpY WoYwW!!
(((Lyn))) #31

Unknown said...

Lovely tag Caro, thanks for joining us at LIIU, good luck with the challenge. Hugs Suzanne

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi! Such a beautiful tag--and so much creativity!! You have really inspired me to start making some today!!
I'm your newest follower and it's so nice to meet you.

ScrappnBee said...

Love the tag and the snow! My kids are still hoping for that first snow day! Happy WOYWW! -Amanda#17

Julia Dunnit said...

Ugh, snow and then hail...really don't like that! You have been busy, I really need to get the will/nerve to start writing our cards...I figure I fifteens like a chireim not going to make a good job just yet!

Anne said...

Hi caro - no snow for us - yet! I do love it but it can be so darned inconvenient can't it? Love the tag. I have to get my cards written tomorrow and posted. Where does the time go? Anne x

lisa said...

The children love the snow don't they. We just had heavy snow showers on Monday but it only settled on the hills much to my DD's disappointment.
She'd like loads of it!!!
You sound very organised with your Christmas preparations and that tag is beautiful.
Hugs Lisax #61

JoZart Designs said...

Poor you getting snow already but it looks like luck for Alex! Nice neat doing nothing desk bar your lovely tag! Stay cool but keep warm!
JoZarty x

505whimsygirl said...

Woo hoo. I had a snow day Monday so didn't have to go to work!!! Tuesday was a delayed schedule so that was an added bonus. No more snow in our future.... bummer.

Your tag looks great.


Shoshi said...

Lovely snowy pictures and a gorgeous tag! I hope there will always be children (and adults with the hearts of children) to continue the joy brought by snow! Far too many people only complain about how it disrupts normal life, and fail to see the beauty and enjoy the magic and fun! Thanks for sharing! Happy belated WOYWW, Shoshi #53

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous tag Caro :-) I really need to make a few of these ,,,, :-)

thanks for joining us on the Papertake Weekly Challenge :-)

Lols x x x

trisha too said...

Yep, we had some snow here, too--but not as much as you!!!

Thank you for playing along at Gingersnap Creations with your Starry tag!

Ann Kristin said...

Nice tag! Thanks for sharing with us at the Creative Card Crew.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful tag, Caro! I like how you gilded the edges -- what a fun technique. Thanks for sharing this with us at Tuesday Throwdown! :-)

Cor* said...

A gorgalicious tag. Well done! Yay for winter. I wish it would just go ahead and snow here already. We have some but not enough to call winter! LOL Thanks for joining us at LIIU this month.

Caroline said...

Fab tag!!! Perfect for our "Tis the season" challenge at the Creative Card Crew.
Caroline x