Wednesday, 14 December 2011

WOYWW 132 - Who's ready for Christmas?

Welcome to the penultimate WOYWW before Christmas - oh my gosh!!!  Are you ready? Am I ready?  Probably no to both of those... although the cards are in the post and I have bought some presents - so instead let's head to head girl Julia's to check out the workdesks of the universe and not worry about what isn't done!!

So, did you do Tim's 12 Tags of Christmas? I kept up daily - and am very proud of myself too! I posted each one every day, but here they are all on my desk cramped patch on the floor - waiting for me to do something clever with them!
 I have a cork display board thing that I may put them on and hang somewhere, although I don't think all of them warrant being on display, but some of them I am happy with!
I was absolutely determined NOT to buy anything for the 12 tags - and did really really well until last Friday when I gave in and bought these  - the festive greenery die, and the reindeer flight die... oh, well!  Me being me, I haven't actually USED them yet, but it won't be long!

So that's 12 Tags done and dusted - now I can concentrate on getting ready for Christmas - it will be strange to say the least this year, being the first without Mum and Christmas normally being just me and Mum - but this year I am staying at my brother's - he has two children and his in-laws are also coming to stay, so it will be busy and fun and I'm looking forward to it!

However, I'll be here next week before then (and probably still not ready!) so in the meantime, I'm off to check out the rest of the desks at the Stamping Ground. Now that I'm not spending every night making tags, I should get to visit more of you than I managed last week.

42 comments:

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Congratulations on doing all the tags! That's quite an accomplishment! Better use your new dies soon or you'll have to wait until next year! :^) Patsy from
HeARTworks

Neet said...

Congrats on being #1 this week on WOYWW.
Sounds like Christmas will be lots of fun this year for you, so nice to be with a big family on the special day. Enjoy yourself.
Love, Neet #6

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

It will be a whole new experience to share this Christmas. I'm sure it will be fun, but probably more hectic since it was traditionally you and your mum.

I think Tim used that greenery die a LOT on the tags. I saw some of your comments and I noticed that Neil won the last day. I was there, but won nothing, as usual. Hope it was fun for you because I didn't even TRY to play along. Happy WOYWW from # 5.

jude said...

You will love the greenery die i have had it and it is so versetile you will get somuch use from spring.,Autumn and winter,
Love the tags i also completed didnt the 12 days go fast?i have added to my blog along with my 12 funkie junkie tags .So im all tagged out now !Have fab wednesday
hugs judex10

Neil said...

Good morning; thought I'd pop in to say Hi quickly. Weren't the tags fun this year, well done for finishing them, it was hectic but I finished too! You will love those dies and the great thing is that the deer will work all year as well as the foliage. I love them both. Hope you have a fabulous and creative week. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us today.
Neil #13

Tracey Fletcher KIng said...

The tags look wonderful , though a lot of work... congrats on getting them all done... wish I had been that productive...xx

inkypinkycraft said...

Well done on the tags, the new dies look great I bought the pinecone but still in packet!!no desk this week as nothing to show, Lucy still poorly!happy woyww trace x

flutterbycrafter said...

You did brilliantly with the tags, I'm in awe of you, particularly it's all done on the floor, your mus tbe so supple xx

okienurse said...

I made a commitment not to buy anything new either to make the tags but you will see on my post I just had to have the Noel die after a friend cut come out for me. I don't have that foliage die so after reading other comments I think that will be a new purchase soon. Thanks for sharing! Have a great week! Happy Holidays! Vickie #35

Ann B said...

Your tags look great all together like that and well done you for completing all 12 (I didn't do one!).
Am sorely tempted to buy the foliage die myself - maybe next year.

Lunch Lady Jan said...

It will be different at Christmas next week - how could it not be - but I hope that you have a fab time with your family.
Lovely tags and new purchases - I like 'em both! Can see you getting a lot of use out of those, good value indeed :)
Hugs, LLJ #34 xx

Joanne said...

It seems such a let down when the 13th comes round. Your tags are super. Someone told me to put mine on the tree. Sounds good.
Hugs Joanne xx

Annie said...

Those tags look amazing. Keep up the good work with the festive preparations :-)
A x

kath said...

thanks for the crafty snoop this morning helen...loving all your gorgeous timmie tags...hugs kath xxx

Bridget Larsen said...

YOu look like you are ready for Christmas, not me lol
Bridget #24

JoZart said...

No1 and all those tags! well done and won't they make a lovely hanging decoration?
thanks for popping in on me... love joZarty x

Dragon said...

It will be different but I am sure it will be fabulous with your family. Mine will be different to!!! Carers popping in and floating about my home is quite odd!!! Have a great week
Love and light
Frankie
xx

Lothian Crafts said...

Your tags are fantastic and congratulations on doing all 12 of them. Cheers Elaine

MvM-design said...

Lovely tags!!
Have a great creative Wednesday!!

Hugs Marleen #12

Spyder said...

ohooo popped in before, and once again, at the moment I can't see any pictures, but I know they'll be super! They always are! Have a crafty week! HaPpY WoYwW!
((lyn))) #40

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

The tags all look great together and love the new purchases, I use the reindeer flight so much, ENJOY. Tracy x

May said...

Fantastic tags, they look great, must buy the reindeer flight it looks super, happy weds, Hugs May x x x

Lisa-Jane said...

I am SOOO tempted by those dies too... must... resist! I recognise some of the tags so they look wonderful to me. I think you should definitely display them all.

Elizabeth said...

Loved all your tags but doesn't the red one stand out against the others. The dies are fabulous too. I'm sure you will miss your mum, but it sounds like your Christmas is going to be fun despite this. Have a great week, Elizabeth x #66

Robin Panzer Art said...

Wonderful Tags, I especially like the steampunky one on the bottom right! How fun that you made time to do this! ~Happy WOYWW #85 ~Robin Panzer Art Studio 33

Li'l Pidge said...

Congratulations on doing the tags in real time!! I only started No 1 yesterday!!!! Your collection looks fabulous.
Thanks for sharing
kyla #61

Debs Willis said...

Love those tags! Put them all on the board - yay!

happy Woyww Debs #89

Doone said...

Your tags are gorgeous, and I'm sure Christmas will be fabulous surrounded as you will be by your family,

dx (90)

Michelle Jaramillo said...

Just stopping in from WOYWW to say - Beautiful tags!

Thanks for sharing!

-Michelle
WOYWW #86

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Excellent work keeping up with Tim's tags. I'm impressed.

butlersabroad said...

love all the tags, really enjoyed them this year although I never join in. Can't believe you of all people had to go out and buy more stuff! Sounds like Christmas will be different but fun for you, hope you have a good time.

Hugs
Brenda 68

Cardarian said...

You were really good doing all the tags - I read the blog every day but although I have lots of Tim's stuff I still don't have enough to make a whole set of tags! Our love ones are missed but never forgotten - I hope you will have a lovely time with your brothers family!
Lots of hugs,
Cardarian

Twiglet said...

Fab tags. Everyone has made such a splendid job of them. Have a fab Christmas. x Jo

Julie said...

Lucky you girlie getting to create all those luscious tags! And the two dies you purchased! Those two are on my to buy list too! :)

sarahp said...

ooohhhh beautiful dies so jealous xx
busy as ever thanks for the nosey xx Sarahn #46

pat said...

Wow, you did a good job on the tags. I have not done anything challenging in awhile.You can be proud.

VonnyK said...

Your tags look great, so glad you stuck it out and finished them all.
I won't post next week so have a great Christmas and enjoy being with your brother and the kids.

peggy aplSEEDS said...

great project, those set of tags. the nice thing about it being a set and displaying them all together is tht even the ones you aren't so fond of look great when they are in the set. thanks for sharing and merry Christmas!
hugs,
peggy aplSEEDS

TangolikeRaindrop said...

What lovely gift tags! :) Little works of art.

Lynn Stevens said...

Isn't it amazing how long it takes to do these tags! They look great BTW. I didn't buy anything new although that reindeer die is really calling my name! LOL
Glad to hear your spending time with some family for Christmas. Have a wonderful holiday season Helen!
hugs Lynn

Tracey Potter said...

Fantastic! The 12 days of Christmas tags look awesome all together like that. Congrats on the mammoth effort to make them and post them daily.

If I don't see this week for WOYWW, have a Merry Christmas xx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Thanks so much for popping over, running a bit late, Helen - funny how we always say we are not going to get this or that, but do! tis a blessing to see what you are up to see you again soon I hope! Shaz in oz. x