Wednesday, 20 March 2013


Another week has gone by at lightening speed and it's time to have a snoop around desks from every part of the globe.  If you're interested in joining in with this phenomenon check out Julia's blog.

This week I am making Christmas cards - yes you heard me right, Christmas cards!  I am taking part in Creative Craft Worlds Beat the Christmas Rush and endeavouring to make 5 cards a month so that when December arrives, I will have a nice stack ready to write and post out.

I'm doing very simple cards - using a couple of dies to cut out the houses and snowflake border, a spray of Mr Huey's mist in white on to some purpley blue cardstock and then mounting it on to a square white card.
At the left of my pen is a "to do" list - I'm a list person and like to be able to tick off my jobs as I complete them.  I feel as though I get more done that way LOL!  On the right is some owl fabric which I bought the other day to make some buttons with.  That's the next job after the cards.

Hope to see you next week:)


Amy Wright said...

Happy WOYWW!

What a lovely desk you have :) And what a good idea for doing a slow build up to Christmas, I know I always rush!

Amy #97

CraftygasheadZo said...

Your Christmas cards are looking fab! Enjoy desk hopping. Take care Zo xx 87

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Great winter cut outs. Love your buttons. And those cute little owls will be fun additions.
Enjoy WOYWW and have a Happy week

Maria said...

Gosh Susi, that desk looks a bit clear for you!

Eliza said...

Good for you, I also promised myself to make Christmas Cards during the year,so far not working. LOL I will get them done sooner rather than later, I like to plan ahead. Love your cards.

Eliza 24

Ria Gall said...

I take my hat off to you for making christmas cards. I can not do them at this time of year but what you are doing will mean you will be sorted come December and I will be struggling.
Wishing you a very Happy WOYWW
Ria #44

Neet said...

Good for you. I wish I could be so organised but it is birthday card making for me. When I can get started on the next one!
Keep crafting!
Thanks for sharing and for visiting me earlier - Hugs, Neet xx 2

BJ said...

Love the simple Chrimbo cards, less is actually more really. Wish I was as well organised and inspired to make mine early too. BJ#137 and thanks for visiting me.

Christine said...

Lovely cards - simple but effective :)x

Angela said...

Hi Susi :) wow christmas card-making-I take my hat off to you! I start in october but still isn't enough time! Great card design :)
Many thanks for sharing your desk :)

Happy WOYWW to you!

Have a good week :)

Angela #119 (AngelGreetings)

Monica said...

What a wonderful color coordinated blog. How ambitious and organized to be preparing for December. You blog is wonderful, fresh and cheery, enjoyed looking around.
Monica. 127

mamapez5 said...

Good for you, getting on with your Christmas cards. I do one a month for a challenge but I need to up the output soon, or I'll be panicking. I like the blue and white. Christmas cards are best when they are not too complicated. Kate x #57

Jackie said...

Wow your organised and planning ahead...... Christmas cards they look good
Jackie 17

Claire said...

i was going to say, 'how can you even think of xmas in march', but we had serious snow showers today!! crazy weather! good luck with those cards :)
and thanks for dropping by already and leaving a lovely comment - i really appreciate it!
happy WOYWW and have a great week :)
no. 7

Anonymous said...

Brilliant! Unlike me who will wait until Nov. or Dec. to try and start making my cards, only to end up going to the store and buying them. LOL! Love the dies you are using. SO cool that you are using the houses that way. I used that die this past Halloween for a "trick or treat" neighborhood. LOL! Awesome desk and cards. Sue#126

Karen said...

So well organised Susi. I had intended to try to do this challenge but at the moment my stock of cards sits at a big fat zero!!!

scrappymo! said...

Great looking cards. I wrote down the name of the challenge you do as I make a Christams card for Sarn's Rudolph Days on the 25 and she allows linking up to up to 5 other challenges.

your card is colour choices are very effective.

RosC said...

Hi Susi,

Your desk looks great including the Christmas looking coffee mug. I must say that it seems a well organised idea but the idea of Christmas all year round gives me the jitters.

Thanks for your comment, and enjoy the rest of the week.
Ros. #47

Stampin Boots said...

Christmas cards already? I say every year I'll start earlier but it's always a mad rush the first week in December!!

Happy (belated) WOYWW!

StampinBoots x #144

Buttons said...

So impressed that you are making an early start on your Christmas cards. I can't even go there, especially with more snow forecast. Happy belated WOYWW and thanks for dropping by, hugs Jenny x

Jennie Hart said...

Looking good Susi, I have only just unearthed my desk from the painting :) I must get on with the cards too as I am running out of time! xxx

theresa dickinson said...

I love your idea as less is more,love the goodies too, I am joining the blog hop on creative craft world,many regards theresa