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This is intended to be mainly about my crafting stories, as a personal record of what I do. However, I interpret crafting quite widely, not just paper crafting but other things too. I have a butterfly mind and like to change from one thing to another depending on what I feel like on a given day - knitting, crochet, cross-stitch, cards, baking and several others.

Friday, 14 December 2012

Done it - well, nearly!

I have finally finished writing the Christmas cards.  Well almost!  There are about five that I need to make, two inserts to do and a few ecards to send.  The worst is over, however. 

I could not show you all the cards I had made, and I showed most of them throughout the year as I made them anyway,  This is the next best thing, a collage of some of the better ones.  They are all in their envelopes with their address labels on and stamped, ready to go (we bought all our stamps last year (just after Christmas).. 

We still have three small presents to buy and then we can wrap everything and label them - must make some labels tomorrow.   There are a few things still to arrive to make up some mixed parcels.   They are all promised in time for Christmas, so I am not panicking yet. 

The best thing is I can now allow myself to do a little of what I want to do.  I have new stamps to try out, and paints and inks to get messy with.  Yippee!  Watch this space for the fun I intend to have.

How are you all doing with your preparations?  I must sit down now and make out my menu and shopping list for feeding the family.  I intend to make it as easy as possible, doing as much beforehand as I can, to allow us to enjoy having the family together.  I fancy that sleep might be in short supply.  Our youngest granddaughter wakes at around 5 am, and I am certain that the dogs will wake up too to tell us, so sleep will be finished.  We have thought about decamping to the caravan on the front drive for the night but it depends on how cold it is.


Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Well done Maggie I must admit I only have one more pressie to purchase and thats it for me next Friday Beni and I are off to my daughters for Christmas it will be nice to see the family again

jacqui x

Nan G said...

Beautiful cards. Sit back and enjoy the holiday and your playtime! Thanks for the idea of a collage pic of the cards. I'm going to borrow that for mine.hugs, Nan G

Samantha Elliott said...

Lovely cards there Maggie.
I have been playing at shopping lists today as well as making tags. Need to make some family cards but almost all have gone out. A few more small gifts need to be made but that is what midnight oil is for!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Mm sounds like you are making your list and checking it twice Maggie :D

Great cards!

Also just popping over to say thanks for all your wonderful encouragement this year and God's blessing on you and this you love this Christmas in 2013, love Shaz in Oz.x