Wednesday, 18 December 2019

WOYWW 550

What a lovely round number - welcome along for another WOYWW - time to share our crafty spaces once again; Julia has the link as always .   Bit weird to think this time next week it will be Christmas...

There has been some more enabling (although I seem to have double clicked on one of the stamps and got two ...
 sent in a nice festive sparkly envelope (Country View's advent of course) 











the "special" cards got made and posted without being photographed for posterity... it's only now that I realised that!

I do have one though, that hasn't been sent in the post  as it's for my brother and his family and I'll be passing it over in person, at some stage.



Not sure yet if I'll be seeing them on Christmas Day itself or before to hand over presents,

background is distress oxide sprays, with JoFY stamps and glitter...


I tried hard to capture a picture of my Christmas decorations without too many reflections in the window of the room, but it has proved impossible.











it's just not the same without the lights on in daytime!  It is also remarkably similar (i.e the same) as last year!













Of course I toddled off to Kew last Saturday - it was a gorgeous day!

I will be late visiting today as I am unlikely to get time at work (during my lunch break of course) as we are having our Secret Santa distribution with food and drink! 

See you soon! 

23 comments:

Sarah Brennan said...

Wishing you a relaxing Christmas Helen. Glad you got all the cards sorted. Many of mine are virtual this year lol. Happy WOYWW. Sarah #6

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

I've done that double click thing myself and received more than one of the same but when it's a bargain it's not so annoying. What ever you chose to do next week Happy Christmas Helen, just incase I don't get chance to wish you well next week, have a fabulous time. Happy WoywW Tracey #5

Anne said...

Great card Helen. Whatever you do I wish you the Happiest Christmas Anne X 9

glitterandglue said...

Morning Helen. I like the card for your brother - fun! The decorations are great - I think the tall jar that looks like a tree is particularly striking. Well done.
Take care. God bless.
Have a truly beautiful Christmas.
Margaret #1

Neet said...

Lovely sparkly envelope from Sue and even lovelier things inside it. By the time I found out about the Advent Sale I had missed out on the PaperArtsy.
That is a lovely card for your brother and don't tell me about not photographing things and sending them before you realise - a mistake I make time and time again.
Enjoy your Secret Santa and don't forget to show us what you got - plus any photos of the party I am sure you will have. Your place of work fascinates me, what a fantastic boss you have.
Hugs, Neet 11 xx

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh yah, don’t miss Santa and the chance of food for the sake of a couple of comments! No way! Your Christmas decks look lovely, love the woodland feel to them...I just about remembered not to suggest photographing them from the outside!! Lovely card for your bruv, that JoFy is a earl presence in your stamp collection isn’t she!

Annie said...

Really hope you have a lovely day at work today and you have a lovely Christmas day too.
Hugs,
Annie x

shazsilverwolf said...

Hi Helen, loving your Christmas decs, got to put ours up this weekend! Fab Jofy card, love the stamp set.Enjoy the Secret Santa, sounds a lot of fun. Hope you have a lovely Christmas, Hugs, Shaz #2 X

Glenda said...

I didn't do many decorations this year as I will be alone. I put a wreath on the door and a center piece on my table and called it Merry Christmas! Sending Christmas wishes to you!
Glenda #18

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

Fab stamps and card - it's a shame you sent the other one without taking a photo! Easily done though! I like your little tree with the lights. Happy Secret Santa and wishing you a very Merry Christmas for next week! zsuzsa #19

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Oooh, I do love the burnt orange of that flower - gorgeous! Thanks for the lovely card (it made me laugh you forgetting to take a photo before they went off, I do that all the time!) I hope you have a lovely Christmas whatever you end up doing!
Hugs LLJ 3 xxx

Diana Taylor said...

The card for your brother is gorgeous, I love those colours, and I think the deocrations look lovely with the twinkling reflections, it just adds to the Christmassy feel.
Have a lovely Christmas,
Hugs, Diana x #23

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Double clicking!!! me too. I think it'e the excitement of finding what you're looking for or is it just me that's so sad Lol! Sending you big Christmas WOYWW hugs, Angela x13x

Crafting With Jack said...

You are a regular visitor to Kew, such wonderful opportunities for photography. A beautiful shot of the daisy. Happy WOYWW and have a great Christmas Angela #21

Caro said...

Nice Christmas decorations and the card for your brother is great fun. Happy WOYWW. Hope you have a lovely Christmas. Caro x (#15)

Stacy Sheldon said...

Hi Helen, Ooh I love that you have such a deep windowsill for decorating. It does look awesome and I hope you have a really great holiday no matter what day you all spend together :) ~Stacy #26

Shoshi said...

Very pretty decorations, Helen, and what a huge difference it makes, with the lights on at night. Your special card is beautiful too.

Thank you for your visit and I'm so glad you like my Tudor gown! If you pop back, I have just updated the photos with better ones that a friend took this afternoon, complete with the jewellery I wore. I was so pleased to have finished it all in time and also very pleased with the result generally - I did get some good comments at the banquet! I am thrilled with the shawl my friend gave me - I was completely bowled over when she handed it over! Yes, the bladder meeting makes a lot more sense now - a good idea, to enable those who do need extra help to get it more quickly. I am glad I went, and from now on we'll have to see how I get on and whether I shall need to go back.

Have a lovely Christmas and happy WOYWW,
Shoshi #17

StampinCarol said...

Very pretty card for your brother! Love all the stars.
And your decorations are pretty!
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a most wonderful Christmas!
Carol N #22

Lillianb said...

Happy belated WOYWDW and a very happy Christmas,

Thank you for your visit to my blog and the lovely comment, Great card and love the decorations,

Lilian B # 28

Heather Marshall said...

Hi Helen, Sorry I am late visiting. I'm doing flying visits round desks, as I've been AWOL for so long and wanted to catch up and wish everyone a Merry Christmas! I've almost double clicked myself, so easy to do! Have a lovely week Heather xx #31

craftytrog said...

Great card & lovely decorations Helen! xx

Shoshi said...

Thank you for taking the time to revisit my blog to see the updated photos, Helen. I'm glad you liked them! My friend has just emailed me the photos she took of us before we set off for the banquet, and I'll try and remember to post those next week.

Shoshi x

butterfly said...

Excellent choice of minis and a fabulous starry card. I'm sure the other special cards will be much appreciated by the recipients, even if you didn't manage to record them for posterity! Your festive window looks great. I've been baking Christmas biscuits today and have the tree to do tomorrow (usually wait until the 23rd, but there's other stuff going on then, so Sunday it is). Off to see what you've been up to at Kew.
Alison x