Wednesday, 16 December 2015


Just over a week to go... hands up who's ready?    ...resounding silence then...although I am further ahead than I was last week - cards are in the post and I have bought most of the presents - wrapping can happen this weekend!
In the meantime, let's gather at Julia's for some crafty at Stamping-Ground
Not very much happening on my workmat on the floor either... a bit of progress on the square canvas from the Paperartsy Christmas party:

I've intensified the colours on the canvas, and added the grungepaste stencilled dots (you probably can't see very well, though you should be able to click the picture to enlarge it -  I'll do a proper post when I can)
Computer update.... ha ha ha!  It was a faulty model, and all I got was a white screen.. it's gone back for replacement which I await hopefully soon...
It's the office Christmas party on Thursday, so a new dress has been purchased!  We're going to a restaurant somewhere in London (no idea which or where!)  I'll report back next week, although there'll be no photos as I'm not taking the camera, it's too big for parties...
Have a great week and good luck with the rest of your preparations!  See you soon.


Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Sounds like you are further along than I. Although my Christmas tip-ins are all at their respective homes, I haven't even started my Christmas cards. I confess, the gifts are all in the mail or wrapped, though. Have fun on Thursday. I can appreciate the size of a large camera in a crowd. In a way, I miss my small handheld model that reminded me of a cell phone.

No number yet because Julia is still sleeping.

Nikki C said...

That is one bold n bright canvas it will make a room nice and cheery where ever it gets hung hugs Nikki 2

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

To reply to your comment, Wendy is slumped over in what appears to be a drunken state to the left of my black basket on the table. She is actually sitting on the cardboard circle and stamps that always sit on my desk, too.

AliWade said...

Happy WOYWW. I have most cards written out - just waiting for addresses from my stepchildren (who have both recently moved and seem to be far too busy to let us know their new addresses!). In previous years we have taken cards to many of our farming neighbours - but for the past couple of years that tradition seems to have been forgotten by many, so I have kept some blank cards to one side in case hubby wants to take some round on Xmas Eve. Presents are bought - just waiting for a few to arrive in the post. I now need to wrap them all and parcel up the ones that are for family we do not see over the festive period. I have bought a lot less this year, but still seems like a lot to do. Ali x #13

glitterandglue said...

Hello Helen. Ok, I'm owning up with my hands in the air - yes, I'm ready - not because I'm super efficient or anything, simply because I saw the way John's health was, and simply got on at any spare moment. Glad I did, now!!
Your space looks as busy as usual - how I envy you your obvious fitness to be able to work at floor level. If I get down there the struggle to get up is comical (and painful) to watch!!
Thanks for already visiting.
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #7

Annie said...

You sound all ready for the big day now....well done you. Have a great party on Thursday.
Annie x # 18

Lynda Beazley said...

I love the colours on you canvas. I am nearly there just my Dad's food hamper to put together and food shopping to do really. Enjoy your party and your new dress!

Lynda B 22

Lunch Lady Jan said...

It's a bit like running through quicksand...the more I think I'm getting ahead, the more I realised that I'm lagging behind, lol!! Ah well, the world's still turning :-). Enjoy the party, like the sound of the new frock!
Hugs, LLJ 12 xx

sandra de said...

The canvas looks bright and cheerful ... enjoy your work party.
sandra de @24

Sofie Vandersmissen said...

I love the colorful canvas you made!

P.S.: don't forget to enter my giveaway to win a bracelet and earrings jewelry set!

Greetings, Sofie # 31

Christine said...

Love that canvas, my sort of colours - hair colour made a change of wardrobe which veered to lots of pinks!!
Awful news about the PC - hope it gets delivered safely and works!!
Enjoy the office party - I remember them well!!

Have a good week

Bishopsmate #36

Marnie said...

OOOH I want to come play at your desk. AWESOME.
Marnie #41

Tertia said...

I am so far behind this year, I might be able to be ready for next Christmas. Tree is not even up yet! Love the canvas.
Happy WOYWW!
Tertia #8

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh I love the mystery of the restaurant, your boss has a fab record of laying on a good time, how exciting! Going good on the canvas, a right old change of mood and colour. Thanks huge bunches for the card..that master board was as usual, fabbier in real life!

505whimsygirl said...

Hello Helen. I'd say you are ahead of me!! I've gotten two handmade cards and it really made me WANT to make some cards! I haven't done that in years but I do have all the supplies required.
Your canvases look amazing! I did enlarge the photo to take a closer look. Very cool.
I hope you have a wonderful holiday (although I'll probably visit you again before the time comes)!!

Hugs, Kay (14)

Tilly Tea Dance said...

We have a tree up, I have a pile of presents on the spare bed ready to wrap...erm...racking my that's it so far...oh it was going so well but sadly that's as far as I've got!! Is it really next week?!? (*gulps*).

That's such a cheerful canvas! Hope your Christmas party goes well and the mystery venue meets with approval. Happy crafting, Max #16 :-)

Neet said...

Am well able to type as my hands refuse to go up in the air - ie I am NOT anywhere near ready for Christmas.
Shame about the computer but hey ho, these things do happen, but why did it have to happen to you?
Enjoy your party will we get to see the new dress?
Hugs & Thanks for visiting me, Neet 11 xx

CraftygasheadZo said...

Fab canvas. I do hope you enjoy your Christmas party. I miss them. Not working means I don't have work do's to go to. However my brother and SIL are having a party on Saturday so I'm going to that. Even found some non-alcholic cider to take, better than drinking squash while the rest are drinking! Lol Take care Zo xx 40

butterfly said...

Nope, very unready! Got a tree today but yet to get it to stand in the stand!

So sorry to hear your computer was a dud - hope they'll hurry up with a brand spanking new replacement that works... and I hope you're enjoying the party right now!
Alison xx

Twiglet said...

Another late visit from me!Hope party dress was a success and you had a good time! x Jo

Anonymous said...

Hi Helen! Your canvas is looking great -- love the bright colors and the white dots. I spy the TH Crazy Birds accessories stamps -- those are so cute! Hope you had a fun time at your office party. Thanks for visiting and happy WOYWW woefully late. ~ Laura #48

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Just stopped by to wish you a very Merry Christmas. Enjoy the day!