Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Typical! (WOYWW)

Isn't it typical?  Alex goes back to school and gets a stinking cold then passes it round the rest of the household...I am just starting to go down with it - unimpressed!  Not what I need at the moment with life so busy.  Please pray that Alex settles into Y1 as he is struggling with it at the moment, not helped by his cold. Thank you.
As it is Wednesday it is time for another WOYWW.  Shhh, don't tell anyone (especially not Tim!), but this is my desk ready to make a - looks around furtively to make sure no-one is looking and whispers - Christmas card! I don't usually start until November so this is really early for me!  That pile of stamps to the left of the desk is all my Christmas stamps - mostly freebies collected from Magazines over the years.  The collection has somewhat outgrown the little plastic take away tub that used to house them LOL!  At the back of the desk you can see my Kindle (bright red), my smart leather wallet (thanks Mum!), and my trusty mug of tea (nearly empty). The space on the desk is waiting for me to do some actual crafting.
Here is the Christmas card I made in the end, following the Less Is More One layer card challenge which is to use Foliage.  I used the JustRite Christmas Foliage stamp in the corners, and then the Noel tapestry stamp set for the centre.  I finished the card off with two gems. I am also entering this card into Stamping for the Weekend 'Start Christmas Early', Aud Sentiments 'Christmas is coming', and Tuesday Throwdown 'You're a gem' challenges.
I am also entering this card into Flourishes Timeless Tuesday 'Pinterest Christmas challenge' and here is the Pinterest photo that I used as inspiration for the card.  That is all from me for now.  I hope you all have a good week. 


Amanda said...

I dont usually start until december so you are more organised than me. I do plan to start earlier this year though so I get chance to post them.
Amanda #96

S said...

Well, he looks sharp, hope he feels at his best soon. I can't even begin to think about Christmas creating yet - good for you for starting. S #116

Allison Cope Israels said...

Beautiful card Caro! Great use of the Pinterest photo as inpsiration. Thanks for joining us for the Timeless Tuesday Challenge at Flourishes this week.

Eliza said...

I think your card is lovely. As for Alex that is not good bringing germs home and sharing them. I do hope you get better soon and tell him to stay strong and not let others affect him. Give him a cuddle from me.

Eliza #90

My name is Cindy said...

Love the card!! I hate leaving crimbo till the last minute so try to have it all done and dusted by the end of November - doesn't always work!! I'm sur Alex will soon be settled and hope your cold improves. Happy WOYWW Cindy #139

Mandi said...

How lovely
That Noel is FAB and would stand alone too
Wishing you all better
Thanks very much
"Less is More"

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

Great start to your Christmas cards! I'm really impressed that you have managed a 1 layer... I have such an issue doing that lol

Thanks for joining us as Tuesday Throwdown this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

Shannon White said...

Such a Lovely Christmas card! Love your take on the inspirational pic! Just CAS and Fabulous! So glad you could join us at Tuesday Throwdown! 8-)

Michele's Scrapy Creations said...

I usually start mine in november but planning to start little early. wonderful space.

Michele #156

Jojorenee said...

Well you will certainly be ready for the season. TFS Tamika #162

Suzie McFloozy said...

Great CAS card - love the traditional feel x
Thanks for playing along with us at Stampin' for the weekend & good luck x
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

Jan Hennings said...

Lookin good :) Love having a peek into the spaces of fellow crafter's! If you happen to peek in on my blog, be sure to wear a hard hat! LOL!