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Wednesday, 28 December 2016

WOYWW #395- The Almost New Year One.

A teeny bit early, I know, but wishing everyone a Happy,Healthy & Peaceful New Year, wherever you are. I'm hoping you've all had a wonderful Christmas, and Santa brought you all that you wanted.
 There have been a couple of blog posts below, one with the new storage idea for bare rubber stamps, which I'm loving. So, if that's a problem for you, take a look and see what you think. There's the first of two posts of my favourite makes of the year, and I'll do a second one with my favourite Christmas Card makes.

But, onto the desk. Christmas Stamping Goodies!
Helen will recognise some of these, I'm sure, lol. Hubbie saw them at the crop, and came back and ordered them. Which I also did with the Penguins, which got me in to trouble. Never mind, now I have a spare set, which I think will end up as a raffle prize at the next crop, wherever and whenever that is.

 While finding the Katzelkraft Penguins, he also saw these two sheets of cat stamps. Aren't they ace? Love the expressions on the faces.

And finally, these Paper Artsy monsters- just fab.

My card to Beloved Hubby is on the left- Hobby Art Robins which are so sweet. I'll blog this one later on. And Hubbys card to me,which is quite beautiful.

And speaking of Christmas Cards, I said last week I'd get a shot of the cards received. Huge thank you to everyone, they have all been lovely.

And so, when we meet again, it will be 2017. Whatever you are doing for New Year celebrations, we hope you have a great time, and look forward to the next year of WOYWW!😸😸


Helen said...

Happy New Year to you and Doug too - what a lot of gorgeous cards! Love the ones you gave each other, too. I "may" have to buy some more of the monsters!! Helen #1

Kathyk said...

Ooh fab gifties and cards in today's post .. I have the Katzelkraft cats and penguins, love that feather - deeply envious of you haul - ENJOY

Happy New Year and WOYWW


Julia Dunnit said...

Ooh lovely...Doug is a frightfully good shopper isn't he!! I like the scribble cats very much. Your display of cards is lovely, as an old chap used to day...didn't you do well!! LOts of love and good health for 2017, will be cheering you on. Xxx

misteejay said...

Fabulous goodies Shaz - I look forward to seeing what you make with them in 2017.
The cards you gave each other are beautiful.
Wishing you both the very best for 2017.
Toni xx

Neet said...

Hope you enjoy Tracy's feather stamp as much as I have. It is gorgeous. Love your cat stamps, what a clever husband you have, and such a loving one too. You are my perfect couple.
gorgeous cards and I just love the ones you sent to one another.
Happy New Year to you both
Hugs, Neet xxx 12

Annie said...

Lovely cards and gifts to browse today Shaz. Good to see you've been spoiled.
Happy New Year and here's hoping we can all enjoy many more weeks of fun and friendship linking up on the best day of the week.
Annie x #8

AliWade said...

Happy WOYWW and Happy New Year for Sunday. I will read your 'Favourite ...' posts later. Some fab crafty presents you have there - and I am particularly loving the cat stamps. Ali x #14

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Hi there gorgeous gal! So glad you had a good Christmas - we did too. Your stamps are great (that Doug is a shopper par excellence!), those cats made me laugh and isn't that the same feather that Helen stamped me at the Crop. I haven't coloured it in yet but as I won't be doing much sewing over the next few weeks, colouring may be my craft of choice!
So here's to a good year for us all - health and happiness to you and the family.
Love ya,
HUgs, LLJ 11 xxxx

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

Marvellous stamp sets! My faves are the ones with the cats - perhaps not surprisingly! Wonderful display of all those Christmas cards! I would leave those up all year! A bit like an art gallery! Best wishes for 2017 Shaz! xx zsuzsa #15

Sharon Koole said...

Happy New Year to you! I've really enjoyed reading your blog and seeing what goodies you have on your desk. The stamps are really wonderful. I admit the penguins are my favourites, though the cats aren't far behind!

Sharon K #19

Christine said...

Lovely presents - I had some more storage boxes but I really love your idea of the binders. I followed your link and had some happy memories of when we used to collect Postage Stamps .... all the storage and catalogues .....
Have a happy WOYWW, my 'boys' are napping so I have managed to get on the laptop to wish you both a happy New year.
Christine #10

Twiglet said...

Lovely post Shaz! Just wanted to pop by here and wish you happy crafting and a wonderful new year! x Jo

Kim said...

Love all those stamp sets! I wish you and Doug a truly wonderful, healthy 2017!

-K #21

Stacy Sheldon said...

Oooh I love how you have displayed your cards Shaz! that looks so awesome. ( I have mine in a basket right now I have been meaning to do a group mug shot with them)
~Stacy #23

Lindart said...

I LOVE the card you made for your hubby! So cute! And those new stamp sets look like so much fun. How wonderful of him to remember the set you wanted, AND to find new ones he thought you would like! Glad you had a great Christmas, and I hope you have a wonderful 2017! Lindart #24

Lindart said...

I meant to comment on your stamp storage system, as I am contemplating doing the same. I came across a video, where she sews the pockets to fit her stamps - I thought it was an interesting concept and wondered if you'd seen it. Of course I can't find it at the moment, even though I'm sure I pinned it, but I will send it when I find it! Lindart

Dorlene Durham said...

Happy New Year to you. I love all the handmade cards you received. Dorlene #28

Elizabeth said...

Hi Shaz, love those stamp sets. They are all so quirky and I especially like the cats :) Will have to check out your stamp storage - I've yet to find one that works well for me. You have received a lot of wonderful cards. Here's wishing you, Doug and yours a Good New Year and all the best for 2017. Hugs, Elizabeth x #27

StampinCarol said...

What a sweet hubby to get you stamps! And those penguins are just too cute! Love all the Christmas cards! Thanks for your visit. I'm a bit late as hubby surprised me wanting to take the day off and go to town. (He had equipment parts for work and boots to purchase.) I hope you have a wonderful New Year!
Carol N #16

Shoshi said...

A lovely post, Shaz, and my goodness haven't you been productive over the past year? I think you've done remarkably well considering what you've been through. You are a superb card maker and they are all so beautiful! You received a lovely lot too. Card making is becoming less and less my thing I'm afraid! Thank you for your comment and yes, thank you we had a nice Christmas - quiet, after seeing Mum in the a.m. but it's been a very busy social whirl recently with loads of meals out with family and friends! I'm pretty exhausted now!

Not surprised you gained so much weight this past year - it has been hard for you to take much exercise. What we went through tends to make one's weight fluctuate a lot too. I only lost 1 lb last year so I consider it doesn't count diet wise. I'm back on track now. I am sure you will be fine.

Wishing you both the happiest and healthiest of New Years possible. Let's hope we can all see the back of these horrible cancers once and for all, and concentrate on the really important things in life - living, and family, and creativity! And eating cake, of course.

Happy WOYWW,
Shoshi #26

Angela Radford said...

Happy New Year to both of you too. Looks like you've got some nice new goodies there, I just so love the penguins but haven't managed to get hold of any yet and they are so adorable. Thanks for the visit to mine and have a great woyww, Angela x 6

April Story said...

I love the stamps, but my favorite are the kitties with the cute expressions. Sooooo cute! Thanks for the Happy New Year wish and your visit to my blog. I wish you and yours a Happy New Year, too.
April #18

Sue said...

Hi Shaz, You'll have fun with the stamps.

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Sue #9

Artatag said...

I am so jealous! Those cool stamps! And all these lovely cards!! Glad you had a good time and thanks for sharing all this loveliness! I am a bit late and happy to see all these familiar names.

Happy WOYWW and New Year

Gabriele 29

Heidi Stamps said...

I hope you have a wonderful new year! You sure have some really neat stamps to work with! I think the cats are so cute, they look fun.

Thanks for sharing!

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Somehow I missed this last week, what fun shelving you have for display and I love the storage for the rubber stamps, so many times I question what the stamp says..got to work on that project. Great new fun pressies too. Enjoy

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