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Winter Wonderland

Yesterday I thought I would try and tidy away some of the things that were hanging around in my craft room. I seem to spend so much time cleaning that room. In fact I think I'm a serial organiser, by organising I mean move it from one place to another and in between have a little play with what I am moving. I ended up with two cards and two pages. I then got down to the serious business of deciding what in fact I use and what I am hoarding. It was only Christmas that I gave 3 bin bags of 'hoard' to a friend who runs a craft club at school. Last week I listed some embossing stuff on e-bay. remember the brass stencils, Sizzix embossing folders and Fiskars embossing plates? I don't know when I last had these out, they were just sitting in boxes and drawers. Today I have decided I need to list all of my Sizzix dies. I bought a Cricut (which I love) and now don't ever use the Sizzix dies, I have two drawers and one cupboard full of them. I do use the Big Shot with my Nestabilities and my Cuttlebug embossing folders. At first it made me sad to think of all the money they had cost but then I weighed it up against the fun and suddenly they were all a bargain. Fashion changes and technology advances, I am a crafter that has stayed 'fashionable' and advanced with the times. (I like to think so anyway.) Now I feel it's OK that I have all this stuff, what would be sad is if I didn't do anything with it and if I'm not doing anything with it let somebody else enjoy it.
I now have to think what I could put into those empty drawers, no only joking! It does feel good to have re-arranged my workspace and it seems to have spurred a creating frenzy.
Winter Wonderland have challenged us to show cards with cute creatures on. The sort that make you go Aaah. I used one of my favourite Penny Black Christmas stamps, I first saw it on a card somebody had made and then searched high and low until I got it. I've had it a few years now and still love it as much. My first reaction when I saw it was Aaah. Winter Wonderland is certainly helping me prepare for Christmas I have a nice little pile of cards building already.


I can see why you needed him, he is such a cutie. Definitely has the aaaaaah factor. Love the border. Thanks for playing along at WW and hope to see you back again on Friday. Hope over to my blog for candy. Marianne x PS Please turn off word verification
Danielle said…
Very cute card Kathy! Beautifully coloured hedgie and I love the mistletoe stamped on the border panel! Thanks for joining us at Winter Wonderland - so glad to hear your Christmas card stash is growing steadily!!
Hugs, Danielle
downrightcrafty said…
wow love the colours and that image really pops out from the card with awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww. Thanks for joining us this week at Winter Wonderland and we hope to see you next week too.
Hugs Kate xx

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