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Wednesday, 20 July 2016

WOYWW #372

Another week flown past, and this week we're all back round at Julias Place, The Stamping Ground. Great to see you feeling so much better Julia, and lovely to be back with you. Our marvellous LLJ did a great job keeping things up and running, so a big hand for Jan, please!
 The desk then, thats what you're here for after all. This week I've made another card with the stencils, and that's in the previous post. After that it became a session of C card making, and a load of stash busting.
Thats the view from the side of my desk, I can't get far enough behind it to get it all in that way.Loads of sheets of Christmas paper here, trying to use it up.

This is the batch of cards that appeared- the embossed toppers I did a couple of years ago. I've got loads of this sort of thing in my Christmas box, and I'm using it up this year, come hell or high water.

Here are the Christmas tree ones, drying after having the bling added. Little acrylic gems to simulate Christmas lights.

Ridiculous, really. Sat in the middle of the hottest days of the year, making Christmas cards. Madness, I tell you, madness.

Last pic for the week, and this arrived for me on Tuesday. A gorgeous black & white scarf sent as an anonymous PIF.
 So whoever you are, thank you. It's gorgeous, I love it. And yes, I will continue the chain with a PIF of my own.

Just had a phone call from my GP's surgery- they have the results of my MRI, and there is no sign of any cancer reappearance. There may be some disc issues, which would explain the sciatica, but otherwise, all that can be seen is evidence of how the internal workings are healing after the surgery. Today is a good day!


Helen said...

Your PIF gift is gorgeous. Your Christmas cards, too... maybe the thought of snow and cold, cooled you down? No, thought not.... personally I hate it this hot (and humid, that is worse) but hey, it won't be for long then we'll moan about the wet/wind/cold/whatever!! Helen #?

Nikki C said...

Look at that wonderful gift from a PIF friend
Fabby go at the christmas cards I have got to start making more as I'm far behind where I would like to be have a wonderful day Hugs Nikki 1

Neet said...

Yes, seems silly making Christmas cards on the hottest day but hey ho, someone has it to do. Just wish I had some done - and lovely ones like yours. In fact it reminds me that I have loads of die-cuts ready for working on so the bulk of mine could be done quickly. As soon as this extraction settles, today is a feel sorry day.
Hugs, Neet 2 xx

BJ said...

Oh my, mega Christmas sorted! Wish I was that well organised. Happy WOYWW BJ#10

glitterandglue said...

Morning Shaz. I love those Christmas cards! As you say - the hottest days of the year - but there we go - it's already pouring with rain here with the biggest raindrops I have ever seen!!! That's a beautiful anonymous gift - not heard of PIF before....
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #5

Kathyk said...

WOW! That looks like a very well organised batch make!



Annie said...

I must admit I did chuckle at you making Christmas cards in this heat but just think how prepared you will be by December :-)
Annie x #12

Diana Taylor said...

Ooh I just can't think Christmas - I really can't, not when I'm struggling with this heat! But well done you being so organised and when we are all rushing to get them made at the last minute you'll be able to feel really smug!! The cards are lovely and I like the white trees on the white background - very classy. I've never heard of PIF but it sounds a great idea, and that's a beautiful scarf.
Hope you have a great week,
Diana #22 x

Chidkid said...

Wow that is a lucky P I F. How amazing to be so far advanced with your Christmas cards this year and as you say on the hottest day of the year so far . #14 Elaine

Lisca Meijer said...

Fancy making Christmas cards on the hottest day of the year! Well, when you look at your cards in December you can remember the heat...
I love the one with the christmas tree. Is that a stencil? Or is it a stamp that you use embossing powder with?
I have never heard of PIF. I don't understand the expression: paying it forward. Is it like RAK? It's nice though to receive a parcel out of the blue (Like I did the other day, packed with decoupage!!)
Have a great week,

Mrs.D said...

Oh, Shaz, C cards, I'm no where near doing any of them yet.
They are all very pretty, especially the gems as lights.
Chris #27

sandra de said...

Ohhh that looks like a lovely pif and good on you for finishing cards even if it is for Xmas. I would be thrilled to have such a lovely collection.
sandra de @32

AliWade said...

Happy WOYWW. I have commented somewhere else about the fact that someone will be making C cards - and here they are! Wow, you have made loads - more than I manage to get done by actual Xmas! I was going to start this month, and will get at least one done just to prove that I can do it. That is a gorgeous scarf. Ali x #30

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

You are really ahead of the game, aren't you? I don't think I could consider doing anything Christmassy in this heat, LOL! Love the PIF idea - there's an element of mystery to it! Though if a regular visitor of your blog now receives a PIF, they'll know it was you! Love the background of your blog - is it new? - I never noticed it before! Happy WOYWW! zsuzsa #28

Christine said...

First off - thank you for visiting me each week, I seem to lose track of time now that I have Little Soldier on Wednesdays - he's sleeping at the mo so I am using my time wisely!!!
Sums you up perfectly - hottest day = Christmas Cards!
Love the scarf, super surprise.
Have a good week
aka Bishopsmate #24 ish

Sharon Koole said...

Fabulous news from the Doctor!

Christmas? Cringe. I'm trying not to think about it yet but I know it will creep up on me and then suddenly be here and I'll be panicking - sort of like I am now with my trip suddenly upon me when I thought I had plenty of time!

Have a great week
Sharon K #37

LisaDV said...

Hurray for no cancer! Hopefully the disc issue will heal by itself. Your Christmas tree cards are so pretty. You will be ahead of the game come Christmas. Your PIF scarf is gorgeous! Thanks for the visit. Happy Wednesday, LisaDV #33.

lilian said...

Love you batch make,

Great work desk,

Lilian B #20

StampinCarol said...

So happy that your MRI is clear!!! Great news!!! Praise the Lord!! And I just love all the Christmas cards you made! You must have made quite a dent in your stash!! Thanks for the visit and God bless!
Carol N #35

Angela Radford said...

Hi Shaz. That's wonderful news from the doctor bet you are feeling great! Not heard of PIF before and no idea what it means but if you get nice gifts like that it's got to be good. Have a great woyww, Angela x 19

Twiglet said...

Oh Shaz - well done on the newsflash - today is certainly a great day!! AND I am chuckling at the thought of Christmas cards in a heatwave but you just have to go where your mojo leads you! xx Jo

Kelly said...

Not that PIF is certainly Happy Mail. :-) I think the phone call from the doc qualifies, too. Congrats! Lovely Christmas cards. I think that was your way of trying to stay cool.. that mental thing, ya know. Thanks for the stop-by. Yes, I usually have enough hair out form under the bed to make a newborn kitten at least. But I wouldn't want to be without my kitties. Creative Blessings! Kelly #38

dmgarafalo said...

Great news! and love your trees. have a blessed day, donna #41

Sue said...

Hi Shaz, Oh that is the best news.

What a lovely surprise to get.

Love all your Christmas cards.

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Sue #6

Sandy Leigh said...

Yay!! Thank you for sharing that good news with us. And the scarf is just so pretty...so whoever PIF'd...go you! Thanks so much for your sweet visit. Happy Wednesday! Sandy Leigh #36

Mariane C said...

Fantastic !!! ... I mean it is marvelous to make Christmas cards this time of the year. I know it is best be in beforehand with such things but yet? thihi....
The PIF idea I had a year ago, but there were no one that did anything about it, so... Oh well ;) Thank you ever so much for sharing.

Kind regards
Mariane #41

Stacy Sheldon said...

Ooh you must be over the moon with that news :) YAY for you! and holy wow you have been busy! :) ~Stacy #44

Lea.H said...

fabulous news re the MRI!
i love the christmas tree's that you have there, never too early for christmas! i have started buying prezzies already :) Lea #50

Dorlene Durham said...

Awesome news regarding your MRI!
Christmas in July is absolutely crazy. I did a boutique and they were playing Christmas music...insane! Dorlene #43

April Story said...

So glad to hear your awesome news! And I'm really envious that you have so many Christmas cards done already. Congrats again on the great news.
April #29

Lunch Lady Jan said...

That is the BEST news about your MRI results - I'm doing a happy dance here for you :-D
You've been making some gorgeous cards recently, I love those Christmas trees and not just cos they've been blinged up!!
Hugs, LLJ xxx

Cara said...

Ha! I made a Christmas card too on the hottest day of the year, we may well be mad! Wonderful news about your results, so glad for you. Cara x

Vicky Fisher said...

That is very good news indeed, good for you, enjoy! I was thinking exactly the same how can make one Christmas cards in the middle of summer?? Dedication, I say. Thanks for your visit, Happy WOYWW Vicky #34

Julia Dunnit said...

You know how jealous I am about the discipline of the C cards, whether half done some time ago or not! beautiful RAK! Someone who took the time to suss out something you'd like, I think. Can't wait to see you at Jans very soon. X

Kim said...

Happy Belated WOYWW! First, Congrats on your MRI Results! Then again on the C Cards! Maybe if I started mine, I wouldn't feel this heat and humidity so much. They look great! Have a fab week.
-K #42

Scrapbook Lynne Mizera said...

OH SHAZ... I am soooo GLAD for you!! (about your MRI results) It IS a Good day. and I agree with you about making Christmas Cards during the hot season... it's CRAZY... but brilliant too, when I remember how many other obligations I have during the Christmas season! And thank you for the lovely comment you left on my post earlier, Mr. Awesome's veggie garden has certainly generated a lot of excitement this week! Scrapbook Lynne WOYWW#39

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Shaz
Just thought I would drop by and say how lovely it was to meet you on Sunday at Darnell's "do". It was an enjoyable Sunday afternoon and I wish you well for your continued recovery.
Best wishes.
Ang.......Mrs Duck.