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Hi, Welcome to my Blog. I'm an eclectic kind of crafter delving into many pots. I am just about managing to keep up my Scrapbooking Diary (usually about 6 months behind), plus any cards as required. I have a new found love of Watercolour and Bible Journaling plus recently Faith/Art Journaling too. I've challenged myself to make an art journal page a day for this my 60th year. Previously I've also dabbled in ATCs, Tags, Altered Books, Mixed Media, Décopatch, Knitting, Crochet, and Embroidery amongst other things. I live in Surrey, UK with my husband, our son has left home now. For exercise I usually play Badminton and go Ballroom and Latin Dancing. I also like walking/Geocaching and sometimes do a bit of Bouncing on my Rebounder (mini trampoline). I have been learning to play the harp for the past 10yrs. I am now officially retired. I am a born again Christian, currently worshiping at my local Vineyard Church.

Tuesday 15 October 2013

WOYWW #228 - More Christmas Cards

Hi everyone and welcome to my desk for WOYWW hosted by Julia over at the Stamping Ground or perhaps in SPAIN this week as the post seems to have been already posted!

Shock Horror!

Dare I post early too?

Having been to craft club I have racked up 9 more Christmas Cards this week plus 2 matching gift bags and tags. Go me!

I have done a few things for my 12 Months journal too and a couple of swaps as well.

Well there you go. More details on previous 3 posts if you are interested.


Roudi said...

Oh hi BJ!
Love your Christmas cards so much. Way to go! I should really start my Christmas crafting by now.. oh well. lol

Hugs and kisses from Egypt. x
Roudi #2

MaggieC (Silvercrafter) said...

I really need to get going on Christmas too, especially as I have just got a gorgeous set of stamps from Barbara Gray and Clarity Stamps. Just need to find some room in which to work first. You have a lovely lot already completed. Well done. xx Maggie #4

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I love those trees. I adore trees and these scream Christmas to me. Way to go with your cards and gift tags.

BTW, I was also planning my post when I saw Julia had posted. What a fun way to spend a Tuesday afternoon.

Congrats on being #1 from #7.

Jackie said...

Congrats on the number one position this week! Made me smile as I was only reading on your post a few weeks ago how you never worry about what time you do your post etc and here you are the first this week!!!
Nice Christmas cards
Jackie 10

Krisha said...

WOW! What wonderful cards, they are just gorgeous!

Helen said...

No 1 - well done!! I love your Christmas cards, they are beautiful.. I haven't done any more since last week, oops! Helen 13

Dawn said...

Fab crimbo card stash sweetie, looks like you had a fun time. Ha ha ha I will have to admit that I'll be buying mine again.
Huge hugs x x x

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

Ooh pole position for you. Glad you dared to post?!! I making the most of the head start to get round a few desks tonight :o)
Fiona #8

trisha too said...

WOW, BJ--so many Christmas cards!!!

Beautiful way to start the list!

#21 this week with a
tiny peek at a tiny make

ria gall said...

wow you were on the ball today to manage to get Number 1 position well done you.
You are on a roll with your Christmas cards and they are beautiful. I have got as far as getting my Christmas box out, sorting through it and giving half of it away.
I need to take a leaf out of your book and get making them.
Love what you have made this week
Happy WOYWW have an enjoyable week hugs Ria #22

Spyder said...

How fabulous are they! I love the 'doors' such lovely colours too! Thank you for my snoop!! Happy Early WOYWW!!
((Lyn)) #27

shazsilverwolf said...

Well done on being No 1! and for Christmas cards. Putting me to shame, I haven't started at all yet, despite good intentions. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #29 xx

HeARTworks said...

Oh wow!!! What wonderful cards! You are soooo amazing, starting your cards so early! patsy

505whimsygirl said...

Hi BJ,

I thought I wouldn't be able to visit people until Saturday but since Julia posted early (and there's already over 40 of us) I get to start!!!

You go girl! The Christmas cards are beautiful - and you've made tags and bags too, oh my!

Happy (early) WOYWW
Hugs,Kay (43)

Julie Lee said...

Congratulations on the number one spot! I didn't see this until 1.30 am when I was off to bed, exhausted, but I just had to comment. Well done! I love all your Christmas cards. I also love the card with the quotation, 'Knock and it shall be opened...' I am trying very hard to hold on to that promise right now as I seek help for my son! It really spoke to me! Good night for now. Julie Ann #45

Unknown said...

Wow...Love your cards. Happy crafting #49

Unknown said...

Beautiful, beautiful cards BJ! Ugh Xmas is not that far away and I have nothing done yet!! Happy WOYWW.
Janene #46

ddazzled71 said...

Wow BJ you have had a productive week. Loving those cute xmas trees and your October Fall Page in your journal is beautiful. Have a great week! Danie #54

Sharon Madson said...

Those are beautiful cards! Thanks for the peek! :)

Eliza said...

Amazing cards, especially love the card on the bottom with the flower on it.

Eliza & Yoda 58

Belinda Basson said...

Beautiful cards and I love the one with the door that opens. #70

Donna Wheat said...

I haven't even started my Christmas cards yet, you're well ahead on yours...must start soon, thanks for sharing Donna #71

Unknown said...

I LOVE those Christmas cards. Beautiful work.
Karen no. 82 x

Julia Dunnit said...

go you indeed BJ, another nine..and they're so detailed and colourful too, it's nice to come back from craft club with stuff finished!

Ann said...

Hello BJ - well done on being first post!!! Your cards are beautiful, such vibrant colours, I must get cracking with my Christmas cards too!! Have a lovely week.
Ann (no 47)

House of Bears said...

Very pretty, and we love the idea of matching gift bags. Lucky recipients.

Bears @an astonishingly early #31

Anonymous said...

Every year it hits me, when I see christmas stuff in autumn. Gosh christmas so close?????
Wonderful cards!
Gabriele #77

Marit said...

OHMY.. the shape of those gothic windows on your card, with the text/lettering in it... I am so gonna steal that from you to use in my art journal! Can I, please??? happy woyww and a hug from Holland. Marit #92

April said...

Wow! You're well on your way in the Christmas cards department. Love the card about the friend knows the song in your heart. Very sweet. And that flower - is it metal - it is gorgeous!
April #61

Hettie said...

Gosh haven't you been a busy bunny and No 1 on the WOYWW too! I hadn't even taken my photo when I spotted Julia's was up!!

Krisha said...

LOL , sorry BJ
TH= Tim Holtz
GD= grand daughter
RV= recreation vehicle
RV park= where we take our RV to camp
JR= junior
Me thinks I am texting on my phone too much....... LOL

The Taming of the Glue said...

Well done on no 1 spot! So many Xmas cards already, I've only just started! Hugs. Pam#67

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I'm impressed that you have some Christmas cards made already. I'm still slogging on Halloween ones. They are in the pile on my desk, hopefully to emerge before H'ween! Love your pretty doorway card. Very nifty.

Dainty Diva said...

You got a jump on everyone congrats for being #1. Love your Christmas cards I need to get started, well I have in my mind but I need to put it in action. #115

Chrissie said...

Thanks for the peek at your workspace,
Great stuff
I loved having a snoop!
Chrissie #84

lisa said...

Well done on being well on the way with your Xmas cards, I need to get a wriggle on with mine.
Love that door card too, love the inside!
Hugs Lisax #110

Lindart said...

Ow wow! I Haven't even thought about Christmas yet! I'll be lucky to get a Hallowe'en card made this year! Great cards, good for you for starting already!
Lindart ♥

Anne said...

I am late commenting - have been so busy so just saying hi and Happy woyww aNNE X #81

roffeycreations said...

Hi Number 1!! LOL - hi there BJ - Chrissy cards galore nowadays - have been making a few all year but have to ramp it up now - have an order for 10 for one girl for her Gkids so am sorting out my stash to get ready... have a great week - happy WOYWW Mxx #72

Anonymous said...

Happy Belated WOYWW. Such a gorgeous selection of cards. I really must get off Facebook and get crafting! Ali x #96

Christine said...


Love your arch door cards, and those flowers (tomato paste?!?!?)
Bishopsmate #75