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Wednesday, 18 December 2019

WOYWW #550- The Almost Christmas Edition

Indeed it is, and I hope everyone has a fabulous Christmas. Many thanks to all those who have sent cards- I should have made a list, but didn't think of it till now. But you all know who you are.🎄🎅.
I've finally done some crafting- making a batch of backgrounds using up strips of cardstock cut from scraps & leftovers. Something I saw Jennifer MacGuire do. I did a post on it a while ago, you can find it HERE if you're interested. It's something I can do either in my craft room, or sat on the settee, so works well.
 And believe it or not, that's me done this week. Not a single enable in sight! I have got an order at Country View Crafts, in her Advent sale, but I'm waiting for that, and it's only Archival re-inkers.
And a blog post wouldn't be the same with an And Finally...............

True, Dat.


Helen said...

thank you for your gorgeous card too, Shaz. Hope your inks come soon - I've not ordered anything more since the 2nd paperartsy day and that only came yesterday; I think it's been popular this year! Your stripey backgrounds look so pretty Have a great week. Helen #7

Sarah Brennan said...

Very, very true Shaz lol. Thanks for the card, I am afraid mine are virtual this year. Hope you have a relaxing Christmas and get rid of everything on your to do list. Happy WOYWW. Sarah #6

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

You have great patience with those strips Shaz the outcome is quite striking. I too have an order of two awaiting but only little things.. i'm trying to be good and it's working so far.
Wishing you a wonderful Christmas, take good care now. Happy WoywW Tracey #5

Anne said...

Your 'funny' is so true Shaz :-) Wishing you and Doug the happiest Christmas. Anne X 9

glitterandglue said...

Morning Shaz. I just LOVE that "and finally". I wish it wasn't true... but... well, let's just say I spent last night in front of a Christmas Midsomer Murders, and attempting a jigsaw... Oh well. Those backgrounds are stunning - well done. It's good to see you are up for some crafting.
Take care. God bless you both. Have a truly beautiful Christmas.
Margaret #1

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh dear, how true! but never mind, tomorrow I might actually be in the mood!! Frankly am grateful for the enable-less status, it’s probably only the first time this year, so don’t feel bad about it will ya! The strips are such a brilliant idea...I think it will work well with grouped colour patterned papers too, which sort of gives me hope that I could get some genuinely useful ‘sorting’ done this holiday!

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Hi Shaz, great minds think alike on the list making but just like you I didn't think about it till now so thanks for the lovely card. I also have to say that I've been working on left-over Masterboards this week so there must be something in the water! or maybe I've just realised I need to use it or bin it and we can't do that Lol! I do hope your Christmas is full of cheer and happy moments. Sending big gentle hugs, Angela x13x

Annie said...

I've had your card and I love it...thanks so much. My and finally would chnge youre a little to I have nothing to do today and hope to do less tomorrow :-) :-) Business is winding down thankfully and I'm closing Friday til 6th Jan so am really looking forward to the break....but am actually sat here twiddling my fingers now and looking for something creative to do for me :-) I really can't sit idle for long lol.
Annie x #12

Neet said...

Thank you to you both for our card. It was absolutely gorgeous, so much work has gone into it,
I too never thought, util too late, to do a thank you so am doing it for next week instead.
Jennifer MacGuire has some great posts so I will have to look this one up as I don't remember it, thanks for enabling.
Well, you and Doug have a wonderful Christmas and my best wishes for the year ahead. May it bring better health for you.
Lots of Love
Neet xx 11

Glenda said...

I'm always happy to visit! Hope you and yours have a Happy Christmas!
Glenda #18

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

Loving those stripy backgrounds! A sigh of relief that there's no enabling going on today LOL! Your posts should come with a warning! Thanks so much for your cute Christmas card - it came as a lovely surprise. One of these days, I'll get my act together too! Wishing you and Dough a very happy Christmas! Hope you're feeling a 100% better now! xx zsuzsa #19

Catriona said...

Wishing you a Joyful Christmas and our very best wishes for 2020. Love the backgrounds and you know how ai love to use up scraps. Xx

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Brilliant backgrounds and I love that you're using up strips that otherwise would have been thrown! I'm glad you're back in your craftroom doing some makes, hope you're getting better daily. Have a lovely Christmas Shaz, love to Doug and the family.
Hugs LLJ 3 xxx

Diana Taylor said...

Well that's great upcycling, and very effective backgrounds - I love the idea of using up all those little strips that end up in the bin. I hope you have lots of fun with your Country View Crafts order and have a happy and relaxing break.
Hugs, Diana x #23

Stacy Sheldon said...

ha, I giggled over the joke and love the backgrounds :) I felt very accomplished yesterday when I got to work and I actually drew a line through the top thing on my list. :) hope you and your family have a beautiful Christmas Shaz, ~Stacy #26

StampinCarol said...

What a great way to use scraps of strips! I love to watch Jennifer McGuire videos, she is SOOO talented!
Hope you are feeling well.
If I keep putting stuff off 'til tomorrow I'm gonna be in big trouble!
Have a very wonderful Christmas!
Carol N #22

Crafting With Jack said...

A great way to use strips of card, when I tried it mine didn’t look as neat as yours! Love that last quote, I sent it straight away to my daughter in law who is like me and gets distracted easily 🤣. Happy WOYWW and have a great Christmas Angela #21

Lillianb said...

Happy WOYWDW and a very happy Christmas,

Love the backgrounds, hope you are bot like me make them and then keep them for ages,

Lilian B #28

Caro said...

Those stripey backgrounds are so pretty! I would not have the patience to do anything like that. Happy WOYWW. Hope you have a lovely Christmas. Caro x (#15)

Little Dorrit does... said...

Ooh the stripey backgrounds are gorgeous - what a great idea, and so effective grouping different shades of the same colour together. Love the 'and finally' - very very true, dat!

Have a lovely Christmas!
Amelia (16)

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi Shaz, not blogging but just popping in to let you know to say a very big thanks for your card it arrived safely here today and love it very much lot of work in the various layers etc. (4 rectangle pieces of matted snowflake background and the layers merry Christmas on top), very beautifully made as always.
Pray you’re okay, and feeling more up to things.... love the funny very much like that here, for sure! Today’s main aim was to wrap pressies, still on table in piles, had visitors so nice... and always is time tomorrow.

I’m healing slowly but not crafting so not blogging not up to commenting anyway. God willing leg will be less painful by next week am able to move fairly well now which is great. I craft standing up hence no crafting but doing lots of videos but not much buying which is good.
Saw your Lavinia stamps on special yest but didn’t succumb. If they’d had a really nice group of fungi I would’ve bought them but none so all safe!
Every blessing for Christmas will have post next week on Christmas Day or so is the plan we will see!
Thanks for being a blessing, and may God bless you too.
Hugs, Shaz in Oz.x

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Heather M said...

Hi Shaz, Sorry I am late visiting. The stripey background papers are a great idea. I have lots of scraps to use up, so will look at the tutorial over Christmas. Hope you and Doug have a good Christmas, and hopefully I'll catch up with you more next year, Heather #31

Twiglet said...

Just got my parcels to wrap now and I think I might almost be ready. We are having our usual quiet time - except for the day we spend with Ben - that might be a bit livelier. Thanks for your fab card - you are so clever! All the very best for Christmas and and a Happy and Healthy 2020. xxx Jo

Aimeslee Winans said...

Scrap Strip backgrounds are something we should all do every week! Smart of you to remember this. I pray that you continue to rest up and get stronger. Happy Happy Christmas and New Year to you and Doug! xox

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