Wednesday, 20 December 2017

WOYWW 446 - the one before Christmas...

Welcome back - ready or not, it's nearly Christmas!     Time for another WOYWW where we share our crafty spaces at the Stamping-Ground
My "desk" this week is an early one, as Tuesday evening sees the annual office Christmas party (dinner at the Trafalgar Hotel this year) and I am not sure what time I will wake up on Wednesday morning... (early, probably, I always do; but you never know) - so I couldn't leave it to chance that I'd have time to write up a post when I got home from London!!

anyway, my "desk"  -  not crafting as such, although there was a bit...
Christmas present wrapping... Secret Santa gift had to be ready to take in for Tuesday, so I decided I may as well do the rest as well, seeing as how I finished buying them on Sunday!

 a pile of prettily wrapped gifts ready for delivering...

the crafting included finishing my brother and sister-in-law's card ( and I am really really hoping she won't have time to see this before Christmas!!)

I put into action the new Timmy dies I bought last week along with the Timmy Tree Line stamp set (bought specifically with this in mind)

The other crafting was for some gift envelopes for my niece and nephew only I haven't photographed them on my camera - only on my repaired phone!!

but I have managed to download it!
Used a different Timmy die for them (I was a bit bored of wrapping by then so rushed them a bit!)

Ah yes, the phone... got a message to say it was ready, went to pick it up first thing Saturday morning.  Finished my Christmas shopping, came home, set up the phone.... phone told me it had detected a new sd card.... didn't really think anything of it... happened to see I had some photos on the phone..... but they told me I'd have lost them, and I knew they hadn't backed themselves up... Looked a bit closer.... Don't know who these people are I thought..... obviously somebody else's SD card got put in my phone at the repair place.... unless of course, it's not my phone (it is) so had to trek back down to the Carphone Warehouse to moan, and get them to take the sd card out..... good job it's only a 15 minute walk to the high street!

but at least I have a working phone!!

Let me finish by wishing you a very Happy Christmas and healthy and happy New Year - see you at a desk near here very soon!    Before then, there will be photos in a separate post from the office night out!!

edit.  I wrote the party post when I got home so it's here if you're interested/nosy


Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Your card and gift envelopes i'm sure will be well received. Wishing you a very Happy Christmas Helen and all the best for the New Year.
Warm Wishes Tracey x

Neet said...

Love the reindeer card. The saga of the phone. Why do things happen like that when we are so busy! Mh son rang to say his phone had died, only two years old (an LG one) and not cheap. I still had my old Samsung so reluctantly he came up and took it home (Chas had already charged it - it has sat in the car for well over two years). Anyhow he was delighted, it didn't need unlocking and is sim card fit. Voila! A new phone. Hopefully will put him on for a bit,
Hugs and Merry Christmas to you Helen.
Neet xxx

Annie said...

You’ve beat me to it....I’ve only wrapped two parcels as yet.....maybe more will get done today now I’m warm lol.
I would like to wish you a very happy Christmas and hope you get lots of rest and pampering before next week.
Annie x #7

brenda said...

Just popping in to wish you a Happy Christmas Helen, I hope to be a better blogger come the New Year !

B x

glitterandglue said...

Morning Helen. Well done - all ready and waiting now! I like the font on the "all is calm" sentiment - where did you find that one?
Have a tremendous Christmastime - enjoy every moment. See you in the new year.
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #2

Julia Dunnit said...

Bored of wrapping....I totally get that! Love the card and money envelopes, no boredom apparent in their making, I assure you. Bet last night was fab. You may need a nap......

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Oh I really hope you had a good time at the party last night and that your head isn't too sore this morning :-D. Thanks for the lovely card that arrived a couple of days ago, so pretty. The leaping deer is a lovely stamp.
Hope you have a wonderful Christmas Helen, thanks for all your support this year.
Hugs LLJ 6 xxx

Christine said...

Oh! Deer! I haven't started wrapping yet! I think that you must be having a deery Christmas .... great card.
Have a good Christmas and don't forget to create!
Christine #10

Morti said...

I was cursed this morning with not being able to upload comments.

Then I sussed it and realised that mobile commenting is a problem unless you revert to the web version. But I ran out of time.

Here I am now thouugh!

Love seeing what you've been doing - I can't wait for my coursework to finish so I can get on with some crafting proper!

Have a lovely Christmas...

Diana Taylor said...

Wow, that card is gorgeous and I love your deer theme - the die is fab. Hope you had a great Christmas 'do' and Merry Christmas for Monday.
Diana xx #13

butterfly said...

Gorgeous gorgeous work with the deer, both old and new - they've been a bit of an obsession for me this year! Love the wintry forest scape with the coppery patina deer - amazing!
Alison x

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Helen, loving the Tim stuff! saw the pics today from the works do- looks like you had a great night. What a palaver with your phone, but I'll bet someone is either frantic at losing their memory card, or relieved it's turned up if they've had it back! Have a lovely Christmas, Love & Hugs, Shaz #5 XxX

Sarah Brennan said...

Merry Christmas Helen, love anything Tim Holtz so your cards are right up my street. Glad you had fun at the works do. Sarah #9

SusanLotus said...

I love your cards with the reindeers! :)
I´m from Lapland so they really make smile. :)

Nicely wrapped gifts and great to hear about your

Happy woyww!
Sussie nr

Felicia Aaron said...

LOLOL, Helen, you and that phone!!! LOL I feel your woes with that thing...I hope to be getting a new one after the first of the year! We shall see! It's a racket, I tell you! :) LOL Love those pretty wrapped gifts and your "Timmy" crafts are beautiful! Your haul turned out good craftiness! Let me just also say that hotel is to die for! I would give anything to be there at that lovely party! Enjoy! Merry Christmas to you! Felicia #25

Stacy Sheldon said...

Hi Helen, love the packaging and what you did with the deer and tree's. Oh that would give you a start seeing other people smiling at you through your phone haha. but, at least your phone is working. Have a Merry Christmas! ~Stacy #27

Angela Radford said...

Hi Helen, loving the card but loving the phone story even more Lol! Even hubby had to laugh so you brightened our day sweetie! Thanks for the visit over at mine, happy creative woyww and big Christmas hugs, Angela x8x

StampinCarol said...

Your card is gorgeous! Love all the deer and trees! And what a weird thing to happen with your phone! Glad you got is resolved! Hope you have a very Merry Christmas and thanks for stopping by!

Kim said...

Nice use of all of Timmy's dies and stamps!! Odd that I only used two dies of his this year! Oh, and one texture folder..whew! That would have been really odd!

I Hope you have a very Merry Christmas!!
-K #31

Heather Marshall said...

Hi Helen. I love the deer cards. You are more organised than me with the present wrapping! Best wishes for a lovely Christmas, Heather #32

Claire Grantham said...

Thanks for the visit Helen, hope you had fun at the party. I love your cards, the last one is my fave, so pretty. The wrapping is awesome too. I LOL I got bored too and my gifts got way less decorative. Merry Christmas to you and yours. Claire #26

Anne Williams said...

Unable to join in this week but just wanted to say Happy Christmas. X

craftytrog said...

Must start wrapping! Cards look great Helen! Have a lovely Christmas!
Alison x

craftyani said...

Someone looks prepared, haven't wrapped one present yet that's because I ain't got any. haha.
Love the deers. Have a great Christmas and thanks for visiting. ANickoana#20

Sue said...

Hi Helen, What a hassle with the phone.

Loving the card.

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Sue #12

Angela said...

Hello Helen,

That's a beautiful reindeer card, clever design, with gorgeous colours and textures.
Sending you best wishes for a lovely Christmas time and a crafty 2018!

Thank you so much for visiting me.

Angel Greetings #29

pearshapedcrafting said...

My, you have been busy! Love the cards! Off to see the party now!! Hug, Chrisxx

BJ said...

Love the new reindeer dies/card, I think you know I only have the old one! I was out Tuesday too, snap and it is my son's 19th today so now I am all confused daywise yet again!! Hubby is off work for the holidays which accounts for me being ultra confused too. Thanks for the visit and have a Happy Christmas and a Crafty New Year - BJ#27

Annie Claxton said...

HI Helen, I love that card with the forest and all the deer, wonderful! Have a happy Christmas and see you in 2018 :o) Annie C #18