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Hi, Welcome to my Blog. I'm an avid crafter; Scrapbooking, Cards, ATCs, Tags, Altered Books, Art Journaling, Décopatch, Knitting, Crochet, and Embroidery amongst other things. I live in Surrey, UK with my husband and son. For exercise I play badminton and I have been Geocaching since 2009 and now and again Pokémon Go. I run UK based on-line papercraft and stitchers groups.

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

WOYWW #179 - Gratitude Journal

Happy WOYWW to one and all as we jolly on through November. I have taken the November Daily Challenge over at the "An Attitude of Gratitude" blog of doing an Art Journal page every day. I am managing to keep up thus far!


I also managed to fit in making 18 Christmas cards, how scary is that? I used up some toppers sent to me by a friend and also some freebie 6x6 papers from a magazine last year. Getting there...



28 comments:

Craft Donkey said...

Lovely cards! Thanks for sharing.

#15

Angie said...

Your cards are lovely! I'm working on mine in spurts, I need more time lol!
Angie #31

sandra de said...

Wonderful cards I think I have to get a move on or I will be left behind. So many woyww are making their xmas cards.
Sandra @10

sandee said...

You are so productive! I need to get to moving with my Christmas cards! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

jill said...

Great christmas cards , you have been busy . Jill #61

Helen said...

Well done on the cards, I managed a few at craft club last night whilst the rest of the ladies were sewing Christmas tree decorations! Helen 4

Sunshine Girl said...

Oooh I love that typewriter in the background there! My Mom has just given me her old one and its still in the boot of my car! How is the art journal going? I have only managed the first two days so far. Thanks for sharing - Sunshine Girl No. 54

Neil said...

You've been busy! Keeping a good attitude makes a big difference to your life experience I believe. Hope you have a good week.
Neil#49

Lauren O'Donovan said...

Wow 18 christmas cards in one sitting! now that puts my four to shame! great work :)

Please hop by my desk #87 Lauren x

MiniOwner said...

Oooh a lovely row of Christmas cards - well done. Happy Wednesday. :o)
Sue x (MiniOwner@95)

famfa said...

Great cards, well done. Love your little heart drawers
FAMFA (20)

House of Bears said...

Your cards are lovely. We did the bleaching technique on the attitude of gratitude blog and were really pleased with the results.

The bears@#80 this week

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Blimey! 18 cards?? I'm totally impressed :)

Mary Anne (2)

butlersabroad said...

Brilliant cards, love to see them all lined up on your desk like that. Love your old typewriter too!!

Hugs
Brenda 3

Louise B said...

Lovely Christmas cards. Need to get on and make some myself.

scrappyjen said...

Great christmas cards! Thanks for visiting me! jenx

Ali H said...

Wow you have been in full creative flow ! Great cards !
Thanks for stopping by & the advice on using those long dies in the Bug - I am cutting die side down - I'll try turning it blade side up like you suggest. I am using the A plate & a B below & a B above - but I tried card which just scored but didn't cut - then just paper to see if I could get a cut - even on that the detailed ones weren't cutting. I have heard that trying to cut though some kitchen foil can sharpen up the blades - what do you think ? Maybe I just need to give it a good few cuts to get it going ? Many thanks Ali #52

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Since I'm getting jealous of all these folks who have holiday cards already started I guess I should stop being jealous and start actually doing things!!!!! Your cards are looking good!

scrappymo! said...

OH, you have so many cards done now...I used to do 70 each year but i am paring back my list this year. DH retired and so all those that never exchange any sort of card (or Christmas cheer of any sort) are getting crossed off the list!!! teehee
Mainly cousins who are "too busy" I guess.

Thanks for the kind comments on my blog. I actually just started the die cut and stamped image cut out so that Little miss C would have things to colour and put the backing piece on while I was in hospital and recovering.
Then as i got her book full, I realized that it was a good idea in general. Sometimes i just don't have time to make a whole card...Soemtimes my mind isn't in to create a whole card...but this way I can grab an image and colour while i watch TV upstairs with DH...or grab an album to take to a girlfriends for a craft outing....
So....now I'm addicted to this method:)
It's a bit of a bonus that I couldn't turn the wheel of the Big Shot for the first 4 weeks...so I was still able to make some cards from what I had cut...Who would know that you use lower back muscles to roll a die thru the machine...I thought it was mainly forarm strength!

trisha too said...

That is amazing, 18 Christmas cards--have to say, I'm a lil' bit jealous!!



:)trisha
#129ish this week

Darnell J Knauss said...

Check you out, BJ! So many cards already done and so neatly lined up on your neatly arranged desk! Mwah - love it! Thanks for coming by to see me earlier and I hope you have a wonderful week! Darnell #42

Deb said...

The gratitude journal sounds fun, love all your cards too!
the December daily is to create a page for each day in December, fun to document the December preparations!
I am busily trying to finish last years, just waiting for some photos I need to be delivered!
Debxx

Laura said...

What lovely cards, BJ, good for you getting so many done and so many different variations. I have a Cuttlebug, too, and I noticed with interest that you're using that very long alphabet die of TH seemingly with the regular length B plates -- I didn't realize that was possible. (I've been coveting the die that makes the paper rosettes, but haven't yet coughed up the cash for extended B plates.) Happiest of WOYWWs (on Thursday) -- and thanks for the visit. ~ Laura #117

Shoshi said...

Your pages are gorgeous, BJ, and your cards too. Thanks for letting me know about the art journal challenge. I can only do a small amount at a time and could never keep up with a page a day! You are so productive and creative.

Glad you like my little book. My hubby is so clever at finding things he knows I would like! I see you have been linked to a previous WOYWW post - I'm not sure why this is happening - a couple of other people have mentioned it, but I have done one this week too.

Trying to keep up with all the lovely comments on my blog - I always try to reply to them before I publish them, so I don't get mixed up and leave someone out by mistake!

Happy belated WOYWW,
Shoshi #28

Carol Hornby-Clements said...

I love journalling too as you saw when you visited my blog.I did not know about the challenge so off to have a nosey. Thanks for the link.

Carol

Eliza said...

I wish mine were only 18 I have to do 90 and these are for volunteers that I work with. I also have to do my personal ones goodness how many I will do this year, I think I will cut back more.

Thanks for popping by and visiting me, sorry I was not home, maybe next time, so help yourself to a cuppa and a biscuit and snoop around.

Eliza 113

Craftychris said...

Fab cards and I love the little drawers in the background with the heart handles. Thank you for visiting me and have a good week xx

Morti said...

Well done on getting some cards made - I'm having an epic fail on that front. Not so much Mr Mojo having left the building as simply not having the energy or inclination... Hopefully that will change!

Thanks for stopping by - sorry I'm so late getting back to you...