Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Welcome to WOYWW

Morning all,

Hope your run up to Christmas is coming along well, hubby and I have been out several times of late, enjoying festive fare with friends - I LOVE this time of year - even if my clothes don't! Just yesterday I was at a festive lunch with a pal .. should have been with both of my two oldest friends whoI've known them since before I started school - yes, THAT LONG! Sadly, the dad of one of them was taken in to hospital so then there were two - we caught up like there were three of us though. We went to the preposterously named Willy Wicket!!! I  have no idea why it's called that but ... we had a lovely time and the grub was good too! We've reached a point in our lives when there isn't much we actually want or need so decided against exchanging full sized presents (IYKWIM) so a Secret Santa to a pre agreed (small) cost was decided upon instead - perfect. I took one gift, wrapped, and two cards and came home with a different gift and card! Fair exchange!

I recently acquired a simply splendid set of stamps from Habico, containing the fabulous vintage Santa which I had my eye on for yonks ... also in the set was a religious image. I got caught out a short while ago by being asked to make some religious themed cards by two sisters ... couldn't present them both with batches of the same cards so .. I figured this image might come in handy in future. So, suffice it to say that, whilst I don't need any more cards for 2016, I will be putting this one toward my quota for 2017!

My card

The inside of my card and reverse of my envelope
Materials used:
  • White C6/A2, 250 gsm card and matching sized envelope
  • Two pieces of white card cut to 10 x 14.2cm and 9½ x 13.7cm
  • Gold card for matting with a 1.6mm border
  • Habico image stamped using Memento tuxedo black ... I deployed my MISTI to ensure a good dense image of the camels, by stamping several times - it is SO HANDY for that
  • Alcohol markers and Kaisercraft glitter gel pens to colour
  • Inkadinkado sentiment stamped using Ranger Archival jet black ink

I'll be entering the above for the following challenges:-
  1. Come and get it - Christmas challenge - CHRISTMAS
  2. Crafting When We Can - challenge No. 134 - CHRISTMAS
  3. Pile It On - challenge No. 123 - ANY HOLIDAY OR CELEBRATION
  4. Holly Jolly Christmas - challenge No. 86 - Part 2 - CHRISTMAS CARDS/ANYTHING BUT A CARD

And now, since it's What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday and the last before Christmas, here's a sneaky peek at my desk. I'll be submitting this for WOYWW #394, where it will be entry #8



serendipity said...

lovely card, Kathy. The 3 Wise Men are my fave image for religious cards, and this version is a beaut. Like your colours.

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Kathy, love the 3 wise men stamp- I may just have to purchase that one! Secret santas are such a great idea, as you say, especially when we get older, and don't have a 'want' list! Sending wishes for a very Happy & Peaceful Christmas from us both, Many hugs, Shaz #7 xx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Oh love this card, Kathy, even went hunting for the set, but would prob only get it if it had the sentiment you used as well as think it really goes well together, brilliant desky share!
Blessings upon you as we remember Jesus' birthday and a healthy 2017.
Happy WOYWW!!
Shaz in Oz.x #3

{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

SARN said...

Happy WOYWW.

Terrific cards and bound to please the person who requested more traditional/religious themed ones.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Shoshi said...

Great card Kathy, and I love how you've stamped across the envelope. Thank you for your visit and nice comment - glad you like my pages! I was hoping to get the project finished before Christmas but lots going on atm. My hand is OK as long as I keep it taped - they say it's osteo arthritis.

Happy WOYWW,
Shoshi #18

glitterandglue said...

Hi Kathy. A lovely card there with your new stamps. It's a good image. Thanks for visiting already.
I like the idea of going out for lunch and exchanging a small gift... seems like a great way to really celebrate. Well done.
Take care. Happy Christmas. God bless.
Margaret #11

Pat said...

I love your Three Wise Men Kathy so beautifully coloured and a great sentiment, and your work desk looks like you are still busy crafting too. Glad you had another lovely catchup evening with a friend and wishing you a very Happy Christmas and lots of wonderful creativity in the coming year. x

Sharon Koole said...

Glad you had a lovely time with your friend. That is a funny name for a place - glad the food was good! Your card looks very nice.

Happy holidays to you and your family.
Sharon K #25

Sue said...

Hi Kathy, Sounds like you had a nice meal out.

The Three Wise Men stamp is lovely and what a nice idea to stamp the back of the envelope.

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Sue #16

Angela said...

Hi Kathy, Happy WOYWW!

Beautiful Christmas card and I love how you've stamped the inside and the envelope.

Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a crafty 2017.

Angela x

Annie said...

Ive just finished my mince pies and decorating the Christmas cake so thought I'd catch up on a few blogs.
I just want to say thank you for another year of fun and friendship and to wish you a very happy Christmas and here's hoping 2017 comes with good health so we can all enjoy lots of crafty fun together.
Annie x # 12

Lindart said...

What a beautiful stamp set! And the card you made with your new stamps is delightful, colorful and, yes, religious, but not "too" religious - would be great for anyone! Thanks for sharing! Merry Christmas! Lindart #28

Christine said...

Beautiful card - that's a very useful stamp.
I am determined to visit everyone this week if only to say ...
Have a good Christmas, lots of hugs and laughter.
Christine #29

Anne L said...

Hello Kathy. Sounds like a great time with your friends and also so great that you have kept in touch for all these years. I love the card you have made simply beautiful. Have a very Merry Christmas to you and your family. hugs~Anne L#2

Debs M said...

Great makes , thinking of your friend at this time of the year x

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I agree with the Secret Santa bit - my brothers and our tribes always get together at Christmas and we've done a Secret Santa system for the past few years..It's worked really well. I'm glad you had such a good time with your mate :-D.
It's been good to get to know you a little better this year, I'm so glad you came to the Crop!
Happy Christmas, LLJ 15 xxxx

Diana Taylor said...

I love the three wise men image and I also really like how you've stamped the back of the envelope too - very effective. Have a lovely Christmas and thank you so much for stopping by my blog earlier,
Diana #17

Helen said...

I love the three wise men stamp and your cards. the secret santa is a good idea. Have a very Happy Christmas Helen #1

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

Sounds like you had a lovely time catching up with friends! Shame one of them couldn't make it, though. Love your card - I have a soft spot for the three kings - I always look for Christmas cards with the three kings image on them. Yes, shock-horror, I buy my cards! Thanks for stopping by earlier! Wishing you a very Merry Christmas! zsuzsa #20

Nikki C said...

Very Pretty card and those Santa and Reindeer just make you smile to watch them
Merry Christmas
Hugs Nikki 6

Angela Radford said...

Gorgeous stamp and loving the image. Have fun and Merry Christmas, Angela xXx 14

Debbie Rock said...

Hello Kathy ... thanks for popping by my blog earlier, such a crazy, busy week for everyone so I did appreciate your visit. I LOVE what you did with your cards - I always try and decorate the insides too but you did a super job there and the envelopes are just wonderful ... super idea! Hope you have a very Merry Christmas, love Debbie xXx

lisa said...

Secret Santa pressies are such fun aren't they? It's always great to catch up with friends at this time of year...I hope your friend's Dad makes a speedy recovery.
Thanks for popping by and have a great festive period.
Hugs Lisax #23

Stacy Sheldon said...

Oooh Kathy, I love that you did the envelopes for those cards too :)
and have a fabulous holiday with your family, thanks for the earlier visit, ~Stacy #31

Judy McKay said...

Fabulous card. Love the envelope design too. Thank you for joining us at Holly Jolly this holiday season. Judy DT

Judy McKay said...

I am back wearing a different hat. Great Christmas card. Lovely design envelope. Thank you for joining our Christmas challenge at Come and Get It challenges this month. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Hope to see you back here in 2017. Judy DT

Neet said...

That is a beautiful stamp. I have a three wise men one somewhere but could I find it - no siree. Nowhere as intricate as yours but still it works although I like the thought of something like you have.
Love the idea of meeting up with friends and doing a SS. We did one this year at our club (my suggestion) instead of buying a gift and having someone pass them out of a huge sack. Because we had to be careful as to what crafting stuff we bought we did write our preferences and dislikes down on paper and someone handed them to her son and he passed them out to us. Do you follow that?
love your card, your desk and your GIF is such fun.
Wishing you all the best for the Christmas Season and wishing you a Very Happy and Prosperous New Year.
`Hugs, Neet (thanks for visiting me the other day)

Dwie lewe rączki said...

Wonderful card. Thank you very much for joining our challenge at Come And Get It Challenges. Good luck in a draw.
Hugs, Iwona

Barb said...

I'm back again via Pixie's place to comment on your card. It's absolutely gorgeous Kathy. Barbxx

Linda said...

Beautiful creation, I love the stamp and your coloring. I love the envelopes! Thanks for joining us at Holly Jolly, Linda DT

Patti Krauss said...

Lovely card, Kathy. Thanks for joining us at Crafting When We Can Challenges! - Patti (CWWC DT)