Wednesday, 12 December 2012


Hello everyone it's Wednesday once more - still coming by so quickly. I wasn't going to join in this week as I have so much to do after being poorly. However I decided I needed some me time after being busy all day attempting to catch up. In case you stumbled on my blog and wonder what this is all about then click on WOYWW button at bottom of my blog. Go visit the lovely Julia Dunnitt's blog and join in the fun.

To be honest there's not a lot to see really. I have been trying to make a few cards ( but have also bought some as no way I was going to get them all made) as well as put up some decorations but my desk and dining room table ( my second desk ) don't look a lot different to last week.

Actual desk - the chocolate Santa is to go into my mum's present bag - honest.

Other side - as you can see have been using the framelits (? is that what they're called) quite a bit.

Tile awaiting use - if I ever get round to making the cards. In the pack on the right are bits and pieces that were left over from last workshop I did. Am supposed to be doing one at the local library next week but am feeling very pressured now. Was going to use the leftovers from last one and make same cards.

Treated myself to the punch in the picture. Have seen it used a lot and also at Sugarcraft and have coveted it for a while. A present to cheer myself up while I was poorly. :-)

The little pile of cards I've made. These are several of three designs but have made some more individual ones as well. Have put top of ones on left onto top of those on right- just realised so you can't see those sorry. Mainly inspired by some I've seen I'm afraid.

Today managed to marzipan mine and mum's cake - have to get mum's iced and decorated by Sat - afraid my decorations will not be up the usual standard.

Yesterday was lucky enough to go out to lunch. A friend from Sugar craft invited four of the group for a Christmas lunch at her house. She is an excellent cook. We had fish souffle for starters, lamb tagine with spiced cauliflower and couscous with homemade bread rolls followed by a three chocolate layered mousse laced with a little something 'hic, hic' it was delicious. I really enjoyed getting out - had been in for so long.

Below is the beautiful poinsettia that my friend Dagmar bought for us. She buys us one every Christmas .

We've been having a few fires lately - photo not so good but a real cheery glow.

Hope you are all ready for the big day. I'm off to link up and have a nosey at the wonderful creations of others. x


  1. great looking desk with all the projects you have done and all the fun toys. Nice stove!! I had a great time on my cruise but now I am so feeling the crunch of the holiday season. I plan on getting the tree and decorations up by Friday and leaving them till...?? I hope you have your holiday plans more in control then I do! Thanks for visiting my desk and leaving such a nice comment! Have a great week! Vickie #3

  2. Beautiful cards, I wish you a Merry Christmas. Besos.

  3. Looking at your fire, I think we need to empty the ashes and get the wood in ready for Christmas. I shall not marzipan the cake till next week, and the ice it a couple of days later - note to self, make sure I don't use too much blue in the royal icing this time. Hope you get your workshops etc done in good time. Have a good week. xx Maggie #33

  4. Your poinsettia is gorgeous and I love the look of your log fire.....we have one and it's so cosy.
    A x #38

  5. Lots of lovely things to look at on your blog today!! I do love your woodburner, I'd love one but not enough pennies at the moment!
    Your cards are so pretty, I'm sure everyone will love them. And it doesn't matter if the choccy doesn't make it into your mum's stocking...I won't tell!
    Hugs, LLJ #27 xx

  6. Sorry to hear you haven't been feeling well. I can see why you coveted that punch, the greenery really adds a lovely touch. Good luck with your class and thanks for visiting my blog already. :) ~ Laura #90

  7. The cards you have made look very cheery, Anne! I am so glad you are better and out and about. The lunch menu sounds very special indeed and your poinsettia is such a happy splash of color in your cozy home. Thanks for posting:) xx from Gracie

  8. I enjoyed your post today.. we have a pellet stove and I love the warm radiant heat from it.
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    *M*E*R*R*Y* *C*H*R*I*S*T*M*A*S*!*
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    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  9. Gorgeous cards Anne - and the fire does look very inviting! Belated Happy WOYWW, Di xx

  10. Lovely cards. Poinsettias are my favourite, love the vivid red. Thanks for sharing. Lou #93

  11. Happy Belated WOYWW. Thank you for visiting me. The lunch menu sounds really yummy - wish I still lived in the Midlands, as I miss having having so many friends close by (I lived in Birmingham for a few years - Perry Barr, Erdington, Handsworth - and then Tipton in the Black Country for 7 years). I am posting most of my Xmas cards today - and buying some charity ones for the rest of the list. Ali x #20

  12. Hello! I'm the "linky" below yours at Stampin' Ground this week, so I thought I'd come and visit you!
    I like Stampin' Up products - not so easy to get them round here though...

    Love your bauble cards - very pretty! The tree ones are lovely too. I like the little jewels you've stuck on each tree.

    Why not use paper die-cut decorations on the Christmas cakes? They look lovely on cards - I'm sure they'd make a cake look extra gorgeous!

    Merry Christmas!

  13. Sounds like you've been having a bit of a time of it recently. Hope everything improves asap. Love the cards. Hugs, Jenny #70


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