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Wednesday, 27 June 2018

WOYWW #473

Well, I don't know about where you are, but here in the UK it's blisteringly hot. Possibly not as hot as you, but you have to remember we Brits are used to an average one week of sunshine a year, somewhere around Easter, so this is most unusual for us. ๐Ÿ˜
Meeting up over at Julias place, The Stamping Ground, ready for this weeks desk-a-thon.
On my desk this week, is another ATC arrival, this time from Kelly. Lovely card & ATC, thank you so much Kelly.

And, talking about ATC's, I think it's high time I sorted them all and got them into storage pockets.

This mountain of ATC's go all the way back to our 5th Birthday, and include the Halloween special we did one year.

The cards that so many send with their ATC's are there too, so I think this job is long overdue.

Over the weekend I made a few Christmas cards, for the Christmas Card Club Challenge .

Following the sorting of my embossing folders, I decided it was time I made more use of them!

While I was die cutting, I cut some Bauble shapes from foiled card, then I've added detail to them with texture paste, stencils & glitter.

So that'll be another project to finish later in the week.

And finally.........................

I particularly love the Bee description!


Helen said...

I have my anniversary atcs in envelopes here there and everywhere... need to do some sorting here too!
Thank you so much for the awesome birthday card.

Happy WOYWW Helen #??

Sarah Brennan said...

Morning Shaz, good luck with all that sorting. I have to do the same thing, so I look forward to seeing how you organise everything. Love the baubles but can't think about C yet, especially in this weather lol. Happy WOYWW Sarah #5

Hazel said...

Lots of lovely ATCs and your gorgeous Christmas cards. Love the way you've added texture to the baubles. Thanks for sharing - Hazel #8 x

Sharon Madson said...

LOL My favorite is Breastie Nestie! Lovely Christmas cards. I need to get started as I usually am half done by June! Great die cut ornaments. OH, it is hot here to, s/b 110F here today. Happy WOYWW! #10

Anne said...

Hi Shaz. Too hot for me!!! No Christmas card making yet for me, even though I'd said I would!! The list at the end made me smile! Have a great day. Anne x #10

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Neet said...

Love your C cards, which reminds me I do not use my embossing folders enough either. Maybe a marathon use of them and then turn them into C cards would be good for me. Thanks for the prompt.
I bought a few sheets that hold nine, i think, atc's and put them in a ring binder. I find that is best and takes up less room than making lots of little books myself. Plus it is easy to flick through with a cuppa and remind oneself of the people who made them (and in the case of WOYWW the years of making). You certainly have a lot of sorting to do, should keep you quiet for a while.
Hugs, Neet 9 xx

Diana Taylor said...

Your C cards are gorgeous - I love your wreath stamp - and I've just realised I don't use my embossing folders very often either - I think I'll get some out this week and have a play. The baubles are looking glorious and will look stunning on cards.
Love the funny at the end, I think bees will alwasy be fussy buzzies from now on!
Stay cool and have a great week,
Diana xx #17

Diana Taylor said...

Should be 'always' and 'fuzzy buzzies' - sorry for spelling mistakes! x

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Good Morning Shaz..
Hope you get to sort that tremendous haul of ATC's you will flick through them often and feel so satisfied when sorted.
Your Christmas cards are super, making great use of those forgotten embossing folders and prep for more, you are so organised.
Fuzzy Buzzy my favourite too.. lots of those busy little Bee's around today. I'll be sharing their outdoor space today.
Thanks for sharing WOYWW enjoy the day.
Creative wishes Tracey #4

Annie said...

Having got up and put on my breastie nestie and found a cool top to wear....I still look like a floatie boatie but I’m now sat hear reading a few blogs and watching the fuzzy buzzies on my flowers....we have a lot this year. The temperature is rising already and I think it’s getting to my strainie brainie. I’ve got the fans blowing in every room I need to work so I must get sewing. Thanks for the giggle before I make a start.
Annie x #14

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I have all my ATCs in holders, except this year's 9th anniversary. I must be ahead of the game. BUT, I have made NO Christmas cards, and would NEVER be able to make any as beautiful as yours. They are fabulous.

Got a great laugh at the Breastie Nestie and Maybe Baby. That is quite clever. Happy WOYWW from #3.

Ellie said...

HAHAHAH fuzzy buzzy! The card and ATC are so pretty. Oh my gawd.... that mountain of atcs hahahah
Ellie #21

Julia Dunnit said...

Well, when you’ve hit on a solution for the ATCs, no doubt you’ll share and I will copy....was thinking of clip framing them in a big old collage actually, but maybe I’ll wait and see where you go with it first....! I like the Fuzzy Buzzy, but I most like Stabby Grabby! How funny! Lovely Christmas cards. Lovely baubles. Can’t face either. Notice that most companies have launched Christmas already. Totally understand why but am going to give myself the luxury of another month off!!

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

It's been a bit cooler here today - I've even seen some clouds! - but it's heating up again. Well, must not complain - it's a tad too hot for my liking but overall we've had a pretty good summer so far! At least you're keeping your swaps together - mine are all over the place and badly need organizing as well - or at least collected into one pile! Love the embossed backgrounds and the baubles look great too! I could go with licky-sticky, though most of the stamps are now self adhesive! Have a lovely week, Shaz and try to stay cool - zsuzsa #23

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi Shaz yes I’ve loads of things needing sorting, as I told my brother recently visiting this is a WIP ... a work in progress.. constantly ongoing!
One day.
Love your gifted mail .. and your Christmas cards, I think since Die invasion/ obsession we’ve forgotten EF.
Hugs Shaz in Oz.x#25

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Ps love the funny too.. must use some of them๐Ÿ˜†

Ginny Maxam said...

Fun Desk today Shaz! I love your Christmas cards and they remind me I need to get goin on mine! Have a wonderful week! Ginny M #30 and thanks for stopping by my blog

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

They're simply beautiful! All your Christmas cards have a very striking and classical look. Happy WOYWW and Blessings!

Lillianb said...

Love your Christmas cards, and such a lot of ATC . Great die cutting. and love the way you have decorated them, Gret Bee Decription,

Lilian B#15

Twiglet said...

Well I will just say what amazing baubles you have! So nice to see a few Xmas cards on the go - it must be a British thing - making Xmas cards on the hottest day of the year - lol. xx Jo

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Shaz

Your Christmas cards are beautiful! I can't believe it's the end of June already. It's hot here too but ImI used to it, sort of.

I enjoy seeing you on FB. You guys go to lots of concerts!!!


StampinCarol said...

We've been 100 - 105*F for the past week. Ugh.
Great Christmas cards! I need to get started on some.
And that's a lot of ATCs!!
Thanks for popping by! (I'm still cleaning my room.)
Carol N #33

glitterandglue said...

Hi Shaz. What a great post. Love those cards - you are so good at thinking up ideas! They are so "simple" (ha ha!) but so very effective. Well done. Great list at the end of your post...
So glad you are coming to the crop - it will be good to meet up again.
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #1

Sue said...

Hi Shaz, Lovely Christmas cards and the baubles are fab.

Hope you get all the ATCs and cards sorted.

Thank you for stoppingby my blog.

Sue #16

Lindart said...

Gorgeous Christmas Cards! I love the white embossed background! It's hard to choose a favourite one! What are you going to do with all your cards and ATCs? I got an ATC from Kelly as well! Have a great week, Lindart #38 PS-my favourite rhyme: Breastie Nestie. Reminds me of "Over the Shoulder Boulder Holder"!

Caro said...

Isnt it lovely to look back over the ATCs. My ones for WOYWW 4 are on the side of my drawers on my desk where I can see them. The ones for WOYWW5 are in a pile that need sorting. I am a bit late to the party tonight - thanks for sharing. Caro x (#42)

Stacy Sheldon said...

Hi Shaz, ooh the additions of texture to the baubles is cool to see. I started adding (hunting images) of embossing folders last week and I think I am about a 1/3 of the way through them so far. I had been thinking that since I had the basket out I should run some through the machine and have a little stack of texture ready to go.
~Stacy #37

Karen Ives said...

well done for doing Christmas in the sunshine! Love the rhymes.
Thank you for visiting me Karen #12

jan spencer said...

Beautiful Christmas cards, I’ve made a few myself and it’s not fun in the sun!
You certainly have a few ATCs in your collection,
Have a great weekend. Jan S. no 29

misteejay said...

Fabulous Christmas cards Shaz.
Toni xx

Annie Claxton said...

hehehhe love that, very funny! you definitely should treat yourself to a nice folder to keep your ATCs and cards in, I love looking through mine that friends have sent me and they're inspiring, you can just flick through for ideas. I have a folder full of pocket letters too, but not the heart to break them up and use stuff! :o) Annie C #18

AliWade said...

Happy Belated WOYWW. You have a big, but enjoyable, job sorting those ATCs. I put mine into folders as I receive them - and it is wonderful to flick through. Fantastic Christmas cards. I plan to start on mine next week - always do Christmas in July. I am hoping to make all of mine using my Scan n Cut, so some sort of 3D box cards. Ali x #27

Kyla said...

Loving the Christmas cards and good luck with the sorting-a job for sitting in the sun I reckon!

Kelly said...

Hi Shaz!

So happy you like your ATC. Love your Christmas cards. I'm working on mine little by little. See you tomorrow! Creative Blessings! Kelly #39

Aimeslee W. said...

Shaz I remember back in June 2004 when we spent a week in London. We stayed at a BnB in Westminster, which was supposedly King Edward VII's mistress manor. It had HUGE portraits in its sitting room of Lillie Langtry and Queen Alexandra. Anyway, it was actually sunny and hot the entire week, especially in the afternoon. But by nighttime it was cool. I remember wishing more places had air conditioning lol. Gorgeous artwork all round xoxo

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