Since it has snowed and hailed, and snowed and hailed again this afternoon and evening... here's today's little filler ATC where the weather looks much more calm!
I don't mind there being snow on Sunday, but if the weather can be OK Saturday then I would very much appreciate it as predictably I have a trip to the hairdresser then off up to Zoe's in the afternoon for cake, Christmas fun including that good old IKEA gingerbread house!
Since the Christmas cardmaking seems to be over... for now... here's a new JYC filler...
Not sure if I'll manage another one tomorrow night, it's a trip to Makro to get in the Polish Sopocka and Kabanos sausages for Christmas day breakfast... not to mention anything else that happens to jump into our trolley! A Lidl visit will be needed early next week for ham in about 15 varieties also for Christmas day breakfast - but at least we have the vodka covered!
So tomorrow, I have the day off from work, but to hopefully make the last IKEA furniture trip - fingers crossed I manage to get a desk that works for my workspace and has enough room for the PC and some crafting space! :o)
Here are a few more filler ATCs I've made tonight.
The first one is so simple, all I added was some liquid pearl snow detail to the trees and house that you can't really see, but I loved this corner of the paper I just didn't want to add loads of stuff...
Then this sticker from OA reminds me of a snow globe, it is just pretty:
And lastly... this one fits in on the spinner between day 5 and 6. ;o)
Yep, a few days behind on JYC already (I have been building wardrobes you know!) I have decided to have a night off from flat pack assembly and get the spinner and ATCs out!
Although I completed every prompt this year, I still have divider cards and the reverse of some ATCs to cover with something festive. So here are the first 3 little filler ATCs - a filler a day... yadda yadda...
I chopped into some of that new My Mind's Eye stash I purchased... any excuse!
Very Merry October Afternoon, with the perfect Bling from Doodlebug!
How could I not use that hot chocolate mug from the OA stickers... I even partook of a Dark cherry hot chocolate in Starbucks yesterday... yummy!
Right, off back to watching The Restaurant - I have to say Nathan has to have some of the worst people skills I've ever seen!
I can't believe it - but I have actually managed to finish* this year's JYC project! All prompts done! :oD
The glossy accents are still drying in the little bookplate unfortunately, but here's what the final day looks like:
I think I'll do a "The End" ATC on the back of that last entry... if I remember.
And here's a pic of the finished spinner:
* OK, fair enough there are still 23+ filler ATCs that I need to add in and I still need to decorate a few of the dividers, but come on! It is essentially done until I fancy dragging out the Christmas stash for a play. ;o)
This was more or less the theme of today's prompt... well a great tip is to always write down in your new calendar (last week of November ideally) just where on earth you stashed all those Christmas sale items you managed to pick up and intend to make use of next Christmas!
Usually in my family they don't get discovered until it comes to putting away the Christmas decorations and wrapping, etc.
I've not been up-to-date with JYC since well... a couple of days before Christmas at the very least! LOL
And here we are, the entry for the 3rd of January, today, including a snapshot of the project in question plus stash! :oD
Shimelle's prompt did call upon using the stash you've been hoarding a bit too much, so the favourite stash unused so far.... I couldn't fit it all on obviously, but I needed to use some more of those frosty papers from KI Festive. I will miss that line once I finish it all! The stickers and rub-ons are dwindling. :o(
However, I have totted up that I still need to make 21 filler ATC cards for the spinner. These are the ATCs that slip between entries when I've inserted a black divider card... 21... OMG I will never get this project finished! But perhaps, I can leave the filler cards for JYC 2009! ;o) Or when I need a festive pick-me-up! hehe
Slowly but surely... getting there, getting there!
Did my first bit of Sale shopping today, in Collectables of all places, but you know what I'm like for my Yankee Candles, and they had 30% off discontinued fragrances, so got a Medium Good Morning jar (all that was left) and 15% off Vanilla Lime which is a nice all-year fragrance to have in a large jar... still got my wintry candles to burn until the weather changes though! hehe
I wonder come Monday when I am back at work, whether there will be anything left from the sales, and what state the city centre will be in sans Woolworth's and other stores. :o(
It's a stamp set I really like, but it's just too underused on cards as the stuff I'd like to do with it (heat emboss) is often too time-consuming when it actually comes to making my Christmas cards! LOL
Ha not bloomin' likely! But here's a pic for yesterday's entry that shows what I look at when everything else gets too much! I light one of my Yankee Candles and switch the tree lights on so that's the only light around... very calming! :oD
Still a day behind, but tomorrow is my last day at work until the 5th so I am hoping to play catch up and then be on schedule!
I don't have anything particular on my wishlist to Santa this year... hm... except maybe to win the lottery, but I think the nearest I got to that was winning £10 on yesterday's numbers! :oD And that never happens!
Did I forget to mention that I made Nigella's version of Reese's PB cups today as well? Just another example of this year's "baking" notions - the trick is to now stop stealing slithers of cake or scoffing biscuits!
But these are the smells of the moment - gingerbread, vanilla, chocolate and almond.
And definitely best served on those cute Christmas plates!
No update yesterday as I was having a lovely day at Zoe's with the girls that culminated in some gingerbread house construction worthy of a cake wreck special! They looked much better once the girls had chance to decorate them! LOL Then the evening was spent watching Strictly and eating take away which meant that there was zero energy to move the paper trimmer!
So today, after the "big" Christmas shop x 2, I got down to starting back on my JYC... I am still one day behind, but at least here's the one for the 17th:
In case it's difficult to make out the top 8 gift list, here's a better pic:
My Little Pony dream castle
Game of Knowledge
Party Sindy ca. 1982 apparently - but that's the exact doll!
So rewind back to Tuesday... this is the prompt I should have done. But it's Friday, and in fact, something that arrived yesterday in the post was just too perfect for this entry - so a good thing I was behind!
Because in case you can't read the post-it... a certain someone sent me the much sought after Terry's White chocolate orange (currently not to be found in my neck of the woods!) - aka the snowball orange!
How very perfectly sweet of you Tree! Thanks so much! :oD
And I had to team this lovely photo and KI chillout stash with my most recent Paperchase purchase:
Anyway, I had another little sale spree today because our local garden centre had 50% off on loads of stuff, including some ceramic Russian dolls I've wanted for a while, but I also picked up these wooden Kokeshi dolls for just £3 each - I couldn't resist:
Sorry to everyone who has left lovely comments for me on my blog, I've not had chance yet to reply to them all or do much blog hopping in the last few days. But I will catch up as soon as I can! :oD
Well, in the spirit of today's prompt I may be on a JYC slow down tomorrow and Wednesday night, as I have my next 2 Christmas meals out and I doubt I will be up to much other than collapsing into bed when I get home!
Instead of having visitors, I seem to have a pre-Christmas catch-up with friends that involves a very nice meal out and some non-alcoholic cocktails! Not a bad alternative as no manic hoovering and housework is involved. ;o)