Wednesday, 6 December 2017

WOYWW 444 - more time needed

Happy WOYWW (What is On Your Workdesk Wednesday) to you all.  This will be my last before Christmas, so Merry Christmas to you all too.

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I have posted my pile of cards (all either from charities or an independent artist - the first year that I have not made any cards).  Just got the ones to hand out locally - and I have promised myself that I will make one for hubby.  Presents are either waiting to be wrapped or I am still waiting for delivery.  Most of the pile in our spare room need to be sent with a courier, so that job awaits before the weekend.  Also got to get the tree/decorations up before we depart for Spain early next week, as we return just before Christmas, and I know that I will not have the strength to start battling with lights/tinsel etc then!

My crafty table shows an assortment of things - some of which is crafty. 

The lovely fabric case is for my new Kindle (so I can read in the Spanish sunshine).  Bought it from an Etsy shop, who made it up really quickly for me (as I had left it late to order, as usual) - and it turns out she is from Carmarthen, so not far from me in terms of the Etsy World. 

There are two snowman ATCs - created for the Facebook swap group I am in. 

A piece of card that I tried putting through my little embossing machine with a very thin embossing die - just about worked, and was clearer once I tried rubbing my new Gelatos over it, but then I decided to try the DecoArt Glamour Dust paint over it, and that just merged with the Gelato.  A lovely sparkly piece of card, but you can't see the embossing very well. 

A wooden butterfly that I bought from our local 'Catalogue Shop' for a bargain price (love that place).  It is going to be thoroughly decorated on both sides, but so far I have used some chalk paint.

Behind are the remaining figures from the M&S Advent Calendar I bought for myself.  I had to colour in and construct it myself - and these are spare figures to add detail to it.  I will be cutting out/colouring some more, hopefully before the 24th.

The green card is another piece of embossing practice.  It has a Christmas Tree design on it, and I will try to incorporate it into a card for hubby.

I hope that everyone is well and not buried under festive crafting.

I might blog whilst in Spain, so keep an eye out for photos of blue skies and glorious scenery!

Ali x


  1. Hi Ali, hope you manage to get all the last bits and pieces sorted before you go to Spain. Enjoy the sunshine. Happy Christmas. Sarah #9

  2. Hi there. My word you do sound busy. I'm nowhere near prepared for Christmas :-) and it looks all downhill from nowon Have a great time in Spain. Anne x #8

  3. Hope you have a lovely time in Spain, look forward to seeing your photos.
    I know how difficult it is to get organised before going away in December but it means less to do when you come home.
    Have a wonderful time and safe journeyings.
    Christine #15

  4. Morning Ali. Plenty to do before heading off for sunnier spaces - enjoy! Will look forward to seeing the blue skies!!
    Take care. God bless.
    Margaret #4

  5. Hi Ali, I hope you have a fab time in Spain, will be nice to escape the British weather, especially as a very cold front is forecast soon. Sorry I couldn't help more with the card,Have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz #2 XxX

  6. You have a very productive work space TFS. xx Jan (20)

  7. Afternoon!! I adore your kindle case it's Beautiful! Have a wonderful time in Spain.
    Ellie #17

  8. It's a small world huh? Carmarthen! Mind you, I was gobsmacked by the quality of the crafts on show at the hall featured on my blog. They were stunning. I'm glad you're doing the decorating before going to Spain, it would be a bit sad coming back to an empty house. Hope you have a great time out there :-D
    Hugs LLJ 10 xxx

  9. Oh how i wish I was going to Spain for the season as well, could use some sunshine and blue skies! The cover for your kindle looks really fab, love it! Have a wonderful holiday season! Happy WOYWW xo Cheetarah #26

  10. I am emerging from festive crafting... enjoy Spain! Helen #1

  11. lovely fabric and oh my,, sunshine in spain,, enjoy!! Thank you for sharing

  12. Your kindle case is stunning... enjoy the warm weather in Spain have fun...Merry Christmas... May #3

  13. It will be worth the effort to get the decs sorted before you go...have a wonderful relaxing break, am a teeny bit jealous!

  14. I believe I may soon see the ight of day unless the usual thing happens and I have to make more 'C' cards. Have a lovely crafty woyww, Angela x12x

  15. Hi Ali, cute kindle case! I hope you have a wonderful time in Spain. I'm half way through making my cards, and my Christmas shopping. Nothing wrapped yet, but plenty of time that. Have a lovely week, Heather #22


Thank you lots and lots for your fab comments. I read and treasure them all. Ali x