Sunday, 2 December 2012

The Countdown has Begun.....


Unbelieveably, here we are in December already! I have been making various Christmas cards for ages, but none the less, the fact that Christmas is a little over three weeks away has still come as a bit of a shock!

I am very organised for me, as I have already bought most of my Christmas presents.....even the 'difficult' ones. However, there is quite a lot of crafting involved in my Christmas planning this year and, on that I am laggng sadly behind!

I have the following to make:
  • 7 beaded bracelets (beautiful pearls that I just want to keep looking at....I don't know if I will be able to part with them)
  • a load of Thomas Kinkaid decoupage cards for a number of family members who are coming to a special family gathering in 2 weeks time.
  • A knitted jumper for my oldest great nephew (luckily I have already finished the one for the youngest)
  • A load of gift tags as I brought my wrapping paper with the smart idea that I could make coordinating tags (cos I have got all the time in the world!)
  • Decorated gift boxes for the aforementioned bracelets.
It will indeed be a Christmas miracle if I manage to get all ofthis done! When will I ever learn???

Still, if you can't go a bit craft crazy at Christmas, then when can you?????

In the meantime, here are a few challenges that I am going to enter with this very simple Christmas card.

I Love Promarkers - Anything Goes
Simon Say Stamp - Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter - Christmas is Coming
Ready Teddy Go - Clean and Simple
Eclectic Ellapu - Santa Paws

That's all for me now.....need to get back to ticking some items of that Christmas craft list!!

Sharon x




15 comments:

  1. It sounds like you need a couple of Christmas elves to help you out Sharon lol! I did the same thing last year, I made Christmas bonbons for all 12 of our guests (all different to each other), it took forever (but was well worth it in the end, they loved them). The bracelets and jumpers will be such lovely gifts. Oh, yes, and I love your clean and simple card, it is really a treasure, he's a pretty darn cute reindeer isn't he! Thanks for joining in this week's challenge at The Paper Shelter, XOX Lucy

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  2. You surely have your work cut out for you!! Oh, well - only the bears get to sleep in December :) and it will all be worth it to give special handmade gifts. Your card is so cute. The red looks fantastic on the white background and the embossing is gorgeous.

    Hugs, Dawn

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  3. Fabulous and cute card.
    luv
    debby

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  4. Fabulous card, I love the cute reindeer.
    Good luck with all your crafty tasks, I think you're going to be busy!!
    Thanks for joining this weeks challenge at I ♥ ProMarkers.
    Lorrraine x

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  5. Wonderful card :)
    Thank you so much for joining us at The Paper Shelter & Good Luck!
    Hugs
    Tracey
    x

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  6. I so love this! It's fun and cute and makes me smile! Thanks so much for joining us over at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

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  7. LOVE the amazing CAS design! I found you via MIM but don't see a link in your post? Am I just crazy? Oh, well, this is darling! LOVE that reindeer!

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  8. What a fantastic CAS designed card ,love the sweet reindeer
    Thanks for joining us at make it Monday and good luck
    Tracey x

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  9. Still love this fab card just popping in to say Thanks for joining us at t I ♥ ProMarkers. And good luck
    Tracey x

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  10. Wonderful cute card. I saw it on MIM and had to come take a look. joann sassy raggedy

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  11. How fun is that image, too cute, loving all the white too... thanks for joining us at Simon Says Challenge blog

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  12. Hi Sharon, this is such a jolly Christmas card . . . but unfortunately it doesn't feature a bear or teddy bear and therefore it doesn't qualify for the "Clean & Simple" challenge at Ready-Teddy-Go . . . I'm so sorry, it will be removed from the prize draw. It's a shame because your work is beautiful.
    You are warmly welcomed though to re-enter a crafting project which has a bear/teddy on it.
    Warmest wishes, Julie Ann x

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  13. What a gorgeous card! Thanks for playing along at EE this week!

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  14. this is gorgeous thank you for playing along us at electic ellapu with my challenge theme this week and good luck
    Jacki xx (ellectic DT) http://scullduggery-cardsbyjacki.blogspot.co.uk/

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  15. I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS!

    My entries are: #9, #12, #30, # 87, # 126, #127, #128, #157, #172, #173 and #176.

    I would love to have you visit my blogs: Paper and Scraps Creations by Julia and Me and Myself on the Dark…

    Hugs,

    Julia

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I love to receive your comments, so thanks so much for taking the time to visit me and tell me what you think. Happy crafting! Sharon