Friday, 12 December 2008


Good morning to you and i can hardly believe its Friday again already. I don't feel i've accomplished much this week, and once again im apologizing for the lack of blogging. I have barely been on line this week, maybe an hour or two first thing in the morning (before anyone gets up) but thats it. Sorry if i havn't been to visit you and left a comment, im hoping to be back on track towards the end of next week.

I have finally started the wrapping, and im hating every single minute of it! Hubby says its because i have brought too much, but i have to diagree this year we have cut back, but there are more smaller items which are so fiddly to wrap!

Well I have finally finished every single christmas card, yes horray!!!!!! i will take a short break from them before starting for next year, because i am determined to be more organized in 2009!

These are a few of the last cards i made, i am really a bit of a traditionalist but have enjoyed using these more contemporary colours this year. I adore this particular paper pack, which i have actually used up now.

My latest funky kits stamps arrived yesterday but i havn't had time to play with them, i will stamp up a few images and then put them to the side for next years cards.

Have any of you been tempted by the new Pollycraft stamps? i have to say i gave in yesterday and ordered several, im hoping they will turn up today so i can have a play with them over the weekend. I just adore Paulas gorgeous little elves. How talented she is!

I must take a moment to thank each and every one who has sent me a lovely card this year. There are so many talented ladies out there, im totally overwhelmed by your talent. I have tried to email each and everyone individually but if i have missed you i apologise, and take the time to thank you now.

I have just rememberd one person i havn't emailed yet, and thats Nikki, thank you Nikki for the gorgeous card love the reindeer, and next year im doing the same as you!

Well this is a snap of my main christmas tree. Not so pleased with it this year as couldn't get the decorations balanced. I will post one of the black and white tree in the conservatory on my next post.
I will be posting again over the weekend as i will be offering some blog candy. Just waiting for the stamps to arrive before i post it. So as they say, watch this space!!
Hope you enjoy your day, i have the school concert tonight and as well as some wrapping i need to pop to the craft shop to add some bits to my blog candy. Catch up with you all later. Hugs Linda x


Maya said...

Beautiful cards you have made,Linda!!
Love them :)
Have a wonderful weekend,
hugs from Maya :)

Riet said...

what a beautiful cards Linda.

mooiiiii die boom.


Kim Piggott said...


Beautiful cards! Your choice of colour and design is just brilliant.

Your Christmas tree is absolutely beautiful!

kim xxx

Chris said...

Your cards are all beautiful Linda and well done getting them all finished, it's not an easy task I know. Hope the concert goes well and I think your tree looks fabulous. Chris x

Lainy's Little Blog said...

Beautiful tree and cards Linda. I don't have my tree up yet due to being floored with the flu, hoping to get it up tonight as I am feeling a bit better today. Hugs, Lainy xx

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous cards, love all the marvellous details. This is the busiest time of the year for Mums, hope you manage to get everything done and spend a little time for you.

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Hi Linda, All your cards are beautiful hun and you've done better than me this week.. I made 1! Your tree looks stunning. Have a great weekend and just think only a month off and we can start making our cards in February next year.. ha ha! Big Hugs, Nikki x

Macpurp said...

beautiful cards darl!
I still have to post mine...I say to myself thats gonna happen each day but I dont get there!

have a great weekend
love tina x

Crafting Joanne said...

Beautiful cards Linda and a stunning tree. Have a nice weekend. Joanne x

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joey said...

Hi Linda, your cards are ever so pretty! I am doing the same and starting early with the cards next year!. Your tree is absolutely gorgeous!. I hate wrapping with a passion, we to have cut back but there still seemed to be a lot to wrap grrr!. lol. joey xxx

Tasha said...

Im always left in awe of you cardss but these knocked my socks off they are awesome - you are one of my fave blogs to visit because i always adore your designs
tasha xx

Natalie said...

Gorgeous cards and your tree looks lovely. x

Rach said...

hi Linda Well done for completing your christmas cards.they are fabulous. your tree looks beautiful. hope that you have a wonderful weekend. hugs rachxx

Jill said...

ohh Linda they are all stunning my friend and I just adore your xmas tree it looks amazing I love the ribbon on it hugs Jill x

Heather said...

WOW!! All of your cards are incredible! They are absolutely gorgeous!

Diane.W. said...

Oh Linda,I luv your tree!!! It is sumptuous & so beautiful,wow!!!

Your cards are luvly.

Have a good weekend :o)x

Donna said...

Lucky you, you have finished your cards, I haven't even got one wrote yet lol. Beautiful cards. Gorgeous tree and have a great time at the concert. Sorry your not enjoying your wrapping, everytime i start the kids tell me i sound terrible lol. I'll e mail you later tonight when i get the kids to bed, take care. Donna x

Tracey said...

Wow! Your christmas tree is simply stunning! & you're cards aren't bad either ;o) lol

Have a good weekend hun.

Big hugs

Catherine said...

Wow, you've been busy :)
All your cards are simply beautiful!

Kristine B. said...

What a GORGEOUS tree you have! Mine looks like a "Charlie Brown Christmas" tree...once again, lol. Your cards are so adorable!! LOVE all your snowflake elements on them. They're all so beautiful!! =)

Lyndsey Marie said...

Hi Linda, those are some fab cards you have made there, I have those 2 WOJ stamps and really enjoy using them especiall Willow. Love your christmas tree it looks fab. You can come and do mine of you like, have let the kids help me put the decs on it this year ummm!!!! is all I can say.
Lyndsey xx

Helena said...

WOW! Just came across your blog :) I'm in COlchester too! I've done a card with one of these stamps this week. Come and see! :) Which craft shop do you use? I'm not too well today but I shall have to bookmark your blog and come back and explore another day!

Dawn said...

Hiya Linda

wow gorgeous cards - love the papers on them..

And good grief that is one amazing tree - it is beautiful!


The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Beautiful cards hun, and love your tree, so beautiful! Have mailed you thanks for yours, speak soon, Heidi xxx

Anonymous said...

Wonderful cards Linda and your tree is amazing! Sounds like you are very organized to me lol!
Have a nice weekend.
Carole x

Maria Matter said...

Linda, your cards are all lovely! Willow with the lantern is my very fav WOJ image, though I don't own any yet...she would be my first! Great looking Herb card too! All your layouts and colors are wonderful!
Beauiful tree too!
Have a lovely weekend!
Blessings, Maria

Debbie said...

Hi Linda, you have created some gorgeous them all.
Your Christmas tree looks beautiful. I must get around to doing mine!...I am so amaze me...I really don't know how you find the time to do everything! :) Debbie x

Jeanette said...

Your cards are just gorgeous and your tree so pretty! I haven't even started wrapping yet! Hugs Jeanette

Aija said...

Linda you have done so beautiful WOJ cards, love them both.
Hey hun, you should buy some boxes or small decorated bags where to put your presents, this is what I use many times to serve my nerves :))))

Cambiel said...

Beatiful cards Linda, and I love your Christmas tree.

Thanks too, for the kind message you left for me yesterday xx

mueppi said...

All your cards are wonderful, Linda!
I love them all and your christmastree is great!
Have a nice 3. advent!
Hugs Gisela

cats whiskers said...

Hi Dear every sngle card is awesome your colouring and colour choices is fantastic is that a Wendi Rhodes Long Legged Fairy I just love it.
Hugs Jacqui x

Helena said...

Stunning cards, and I like your Christmas tree!!


Bev said...

Linda, all these cards are GORGEOUS! I love Herb, the colours on that are fab! Love the tree too, it looks fabulous!

hugs Bev x

strawberry fields said...

Wow beautiful tree Linda! x

Lastel said...

Beautiful card and beautiful trees ! Thanks for visiting my blog !

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