Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Play Time! WOYWW (#123)

So here we are, another day in the life of a “What’s On Your Workdesk Wednesdayer” and a good excuse for a good old nosey at everyone else’s work space.
 Julia has all you need to know on her blog if you feel like bearing all and joining in with this fun weekly blog hop.

Here at Chez Krafty Kards it’s been a busy seven days since we last meet, with Wedding stationery, Christmas cards, Heritage LO’s and Cross Stitching all in the mix.

The one sad thing is that the winner of the duplicate Holly Mask that I brought didn’t reply to my email last week and hasn’t claimed her prize so I’ve picked another name.

And the winner this time is ………………

Sunshine Girl

So this week my own workspace is just a big clutter really and nothing much to show.

The table is more or less how I left in on Monday afternoon after my lovely friend Lythan left.
We get together every so often and spend the day crafting together, which is really fun.
She’s the most amazing scrapbooker , so she spent the time working on a couple of LO’s while I made a few more Christmas Cards.

Here's a few of the cards I made.

My other workspace on my computer table is covered with heritage stuff at the moment because yesterday I was doing the write up for the page I was working on last week of my Gt. Grandparents.

I’m please to say the LO’s all finished, except for the perishing clock hands that still haven’t come to light. I think they must be buried in “The Sands of Time”, Lol!
I’ve ordered some on Esty now, so when they arrive they will be added to the LO and then it ‘will’ be finished then.

If you’re interested, please feel free to visit Family Footprints in the Sands of Time and become acquainted with my ancestors and read their story.

For those of you who visited there last week and left so many wonderful messages, not only on the newer post but the older ones too, many thanks to you.
I’m pleased you are enjoying my trip back in time. I’m going to change the way the comments are done on here because I hadn’t realized that so many of you had left messages on the older posts.

I’ve also spent time adding some more of my completed cross stitch projects to I’d Rather Be Stitchin……than in the kitchen!

It’s getting to be quite a tedious job really and I did think about adding things as I finish them from now but then they wouldn’t be on there in the order that I stitched them, which is really what I wanted, so I just need to keep plodding on with it until I have it up to date.

The final bit of good news is that Carol picked up her Wedding Stationery samples last night and is over the moon with them and she also was thrilled with the Christening card that I shared with you a couple of weeks ago.
All I’m waiting for now is numbers and then I can get everything ordered and make a start on the invitations.
It’s more than a year since I worked on a big order like this and I’m really excited about doing it.

I’m off to grab a coffee now and have a blog hop to see what everyone’s up to this week, so sees you later.

Happy Crafting!



Annie said...

Gosh Sue you are soooooooo busy. How lovely to have a special time together with a good friend crafting and what gorgeous cards resulted :-)
Big hugs,
A x

Anonymous said...

Beautiful cards Sue, and how lovely to spend a happy day like that with a friend. Off to pop over to your heritage site, I still envy you all your photos, I have virtually none!!

Brenda 88

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Glad you had a fun crafting time with your mate!! I love your Christmas cards, but my absolute favourite is the cut out swirly snowflake - that is so elegant. It's the one I'd buy in a shop!! Thanks for your great comment on my blog - have a good week,
Hugs, LLJ xx

lisa said...

You have had a busy week, Sue. So much happening on all your desks!!
I love those Christmas cards, especially the baubles, very classy.
I'm glad your wedding samples were a hit, although there was no doubt they would be really, your work is stunning.
Hugs Lisax

Kath Stewart said...

thanks for the crafty peek today've been a very busy bee...happy WOYWW...hugs kath xxx

505whimsygirl said...

Your cards are so great!!!

And wish I had your work area - nicely organized and you can see a work surface!

Great idea to create a blog about your family heritage. Hmmm, that has me thinking.

Alison Horne said...

What a busy week, you are lucky to have a mate to craft with, all my mates are great but none of them are into crafting. Your stiching is really beautifull thanks for sharing.x

Angie said...

OMG ...your X stitching is beautiful ...tried a bit years ago but my eyes didnt like it.... and your cards are amazing too.
Somehow I missed seeing all the work that went into the FH lo although I did comment on 'S of T' Wow ..what a lot of work the use of the mask ... wish I could see it in real.xx

Sunshine Girl said...

Gosh you have lots going on there - love all your cards particularly the big snowflake one - very stylish. Have emailed you about my win! am very excited!

Franka Benjaminsen said...

What a wonderful Christmas cards you've made. I love the white one with the ice star most, very elegant.
But your other projects are amazing too. And these cross stitches... brrr, you need a lot of patience to finish it. Thanks for visiting me.
Bye, Franka

Di said...

Hi Sue. Have just realised you were Ally Pally at the same time as me. What a wonderful prize you won! I don't seem to have seen your latest updates, must check if I'm still following! And, I suspect you maybe got some LOTV Christmas baubles, stockings and trees squares at AP. I've got a load here ready for some double quick cards! Thanks for the positive comments on the wedding invite stuff too :) I'll remember the Pro Marker tip if I get stuck! I do use it for matting but hadn't thought about colouring butterflies I must admit! Di xx

Twiglet said...

Great Christmas cards Sue - my you have been busy. I love the stitching panel too. Lovely colours. x Jo

Anonymous said...

Just me again, I can't get to my email at work, and I don't want to keep you waiting! Just type freebmd into google. It's a free site that lists all the birth, marriage and death references in the UK since 1837 when civil registration began. Usually you'd use it to find out the reference of the certificate so you can order it, but as you saw, it's also a really useful way of getting other info very quickly, especially as you already have their names, just needed some dates. Have a poke about and give me a shout if you have any questions! There's also freecen and freereg too, but they're not so far along.


l00pyscraftcreations said...

Gosh you're one busy lady! Love the crads, and this chance to peek in everyone elses craft rooms!

KatzElbows said...

Your cards are fabulous. And such variety. It's almost enough to kick start my own Christmas card making. Almost!

thank you for stopping by.
cheers, rachel #22