Wednesday, 13 December 2017

WOYWW 445 - it's the chilly one!

Wednesday again!  Time for WOYWW again!    it's been so cold here (though at least the brief snow we had on Sunday didn't last, unlike some parts of the country) 

The cards are written - the cards are posted- yay me!   Don't ask about the presents shopping though...
Here was the pile of cards awaiting stamps earlier this week
 obviously I've turned the top ones over to hide addresses.. the pile on the right is the one for posting.   They should hopefully be arriving at their destinations any time soon. 
 As usual Susan who owns Country View Crafts is doing her Advent special offers... different one every day..  I've shopped a couple of times (though the reindeer die I got before the offer came up sadly!)


Am hoping now my cards are sorted I can have some me-playtime!
 Regulars know just how crowded my rooms are with all my craft stash here there and everywhere. so there isn't much space for Christmas - no tree - but I do clear the window cills and display some bits and pieces.

Living room...






hall at the top of the stairs..

and as my cards arrive they are pinned up - the hearts are tree decorations for my non tree and show scenes of London, plus there is one from Kew too.  I will try and remember to take some closeups of them as they are fab!


sorry about all the photos - taken on the camera obviously - thanks to those of you who responded on FB or my Kew post from Saturday about my bad luck Saturday - have replaced the watch and sent the phone for repair - just hope it's back for Christmas, I can't stand not being able to sit on the sofa and message or tweet in comfort!

23 comments:

Bubbles said...

ooh... I LOVE the window sills - I so wish I could have mine like that. Unfortunately, the cats grump if I fill up teir favourite sitting spaces' with useful or pretty things lol
Have a wonderful WOYWW and the rest of the week too!
Bubbles #3
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BJ said...

Thanks for my card, it's lovely. Super dies, I think I'll be getting one of those for Christmas! Love your decorations and sorry to hear about your phone and watch. BJ#10

Annie said...

Well done you with posting all your cards....I’m getting there but there’s no rush as there’s been so much snow here that the postman hasn’t been since last Thursday! Thankfully we had rain last night and it’s taken a little of the snow but I won’t be going anywhere fast just yet.
Hugs,
Annie x #9

Sarah Brennan said...

Hi Helen, I've taken advantage of the Advent sale too; funnily enough Tim Holtz stamps but also Sue Wilson dies. Those claw mark dies are great. Love your window dressings (we don't have a tree up either). Happy WOYWW Sarah #12

Anne said...

Loving the window sills. I have only written one card and gave it last Thursday. Not been out since Saturday - road has been lethal . Not a single decoration up. I am starting to wonder if it is worth doing now as it is so close. We will see . Anne x #15

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Well done for getting all your cards posted! I think I've done ok too though there'll always be the odd card that turns up which I'll have to rush to reply! I'm really sorry to hear about your techy woes and hope that they're sorted with the minimum of fuss, lol!
Hugs LLJ 5 xx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi there, Helen, Great work on getting cards done..and mailed, I mailed my last lot today, hopefully my list was right this year... my pressie list is mostly done too, thankfully just few last minute tings to do. Great shopping too, lovely work on sills.
Thanks so much for your great desky share.
Happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz.x #2

{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

Neet said...

Looking forward to seeing your heart baubles in close-up. Your sills look lovely and at least you have not the bother of a tree to take down on twelfth night.
Hugs and thanks for visiting me, Neet xx

Ellie said...

Your windows are decorated so nicely!
It's lovely having the cards done and sent hehe.
Have a good day
Ellie #25

Elizabeth said...

Hi Helen, I've just had a delightful trip round Kew Gardens courtesy of yourself. Absolutely brilliant! Well done to you for getting your cards all done - I'm still struggling to get some made. We do have our tree up and it's lovely but, like you, we also have Christmas spread around just about every available surface. It all adds to the festive look we aim for. Have a great week. Hugs, Elizabeth x #23

Lindart said...

The window sills are lovely! Most of my cards are out - the long distance ones, anyway! A few to mail today, you seem to be on top of things!The advent sale looks like fun! Have a wonderful week! Lindart #27

StampinCarol said...

Those are huge window sills and such a nice way to decorate! Great stash you're playing with! Love the deer dies! Thanks for the visit and have a great week!
Carol N #20

Felicia Aaron said...

Helen, LOVE, the window decorations! I think they are lovely all in themselves, so no other is needed......especially when moving craft goodies are involved! LOLOL I love what you got at Country View Crafts! I don't have enough dies and yours are just fabulous. I really like those stamps as well! Can't wait to see what you do with this new goodness! Thanks for stopping by my blog! Many blessings to you! :) Felicia, #29

Christine said...

Thanks for your visit earlier - garlands gone cos of the rain since lunchtime!
I never understand why the writing of addressing and stamping is such a chore, the card making is just grea.
Enjoy your down time ...
Enjoy your week
Christine #13

Heather Marshall said...

Hi Helen, I love the window sill decorations. Wow you are organised with your cards. I wrote my first ones today, and that's because last posting day for Canada is tomorrow! Have a lovely week, and thank for stopping by, Heather #6

Angela Radford said...

Hi Helen, it can be difficult to find a place for the Christmas tree but ours is up now. Trying to make it all look like Christmas is here as my parents are coming to stay for a few days over the holidays. Loving the new stash too. Have a happy and creative woyww, Angela x12x

pearshapedcrafting said...

I love your decorations! I missed the reindeer dies - not meant to be!!! Chrisx

Sue said...

Hi Helen, Looks like you will have fun with the new stash.

I love your decorations. I am the same, no room for a tree or much else. birthday and Christmas cards up, with a few little Christmassy bits and boibs hanging around.

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Happy WOYWW
Sue #17

Stacy Sheldon said...

I love what you did with the windowsill Helen, those look gorgeous :) and I smiled to see you hung ornaments with the cards too! ~Stacy #26

Mrs.D said...

Ooh, you are organised, all those cards written and posted.
I love those window sill, and the nice reflection of someone behind the camera.
Thanks for dropping by my desk and you nice remarks.
Chris #8

sandra de said...

How satisfying to know you have completed all the cards and managed to get them in the post. I painted a dog! and still have to make cards. :(
sandra de @9 I think

butterfly said...

Sorry to hear about your frustrating Kew day - though the photos are fabulous (just been to see). The CVC offers are awfully difficult to resist, aren't they. Look forward to seeing all those fabulous stamps and dies in action at some point. Oh, and congrats on getting the cards done too!
Alison x

Dorlene Durham said...

Sorry for the late visit. Good for you finishing and sending handmade Christmas cards. I haven't done that in years. It's almost time for the next WOYWW! Enjoy Dorlene #28