Wednesday, 21 December 2011

WOYWW #133

Hi there.
I know I've been quiet here so I do apologise and it will stay a bit quieter for the rest of the Christmas season as there is just so much going on at the moment!
Here's my desk this morning
Power restored so I have light but still a shamefully neglected place these last few days. Still there are some early Christmas gifts that I am itching to use.

These masks were a secret Santa gift, aren't they lovely?

A gift voucher helped me pick up these lovelies too. What else is on my desk; well some silver card and some deer die cuts I'm playing around with.

And I finally got round to doing a cover for my journal. (Blurry pic but hopefully you can see it ok)
So that's my desk this week; kick started as ever by Julia at Stamping Ground, so for more do pop on over so see a gathering of international workspaces.......
My last class for 2011 was last Sunday where we made a candle holder; here they are all hard at work.

And this is what we were doing. Thanks ladies, it was another fun class; thank you for your support!
There's a couple of days left to enter my celebration giveaway if you like, details are here and I'll be drawing the winner on Christmas Eve.
So all I want to do now is wish you a Very Merry Christmas; may the Joy of Christ's Birth fill your lives with peace and meaning this festive season and may you be truly blessed.
Happy Christmas everyone.

30 comments:

Neet said...

Lovely candle holder - very festive and what a great way to use that diecut.
Hope you and yours have a Wonderful Christmas. Hugs, Neet #4 xx

CraftyLoops said...

Ohhhh I love your journal cover Neil, it turned out fantastic. And dont apologise for being a bit blog shy lately. I think we all seem to be torn away from our blogs at this time of year...whether we want to be torn away or not! lol. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas Neil and a Joyous and Craft filled New Year. Lee x

Helen said...

Totally festive! Love the candle holder. Enjoy your gifts and have a very Happy Christmas.

sandra de said...

Love the journal cover. Looks like everyone was having a great time in the class. Have a wonderful christmas.

inkypinkycraft said...

Wow some lovely goodies, happy Christmas!hugs trace x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

ah, Neil, I so know what you mean about neglecting the crafty side of life - and also the early pressies - I have tried not to open most of mine or use them but have succumbed on one - naughty! thanks so much for sharing your space always enjoy the peek.
Happy WOYWW! and thanks for being a blessing to me through 2012. All the blessings of the season as we celebrate the birth of the dear Lord Jesus and the greatest gift of all, love Shaz in oz. x

okienurse said...

great candle holder! I am glad to see you have power back to your crafting shed. Lots of fun things to look at this week! Hope you and your family enjoy a Merry Christmas holiday. Thanks for sharing. Vickie #44

jude said...

Neil absolutely love the journal cover the colour combo is fab!Also i love all your new stash just need to find time in the busy schedule to play!
Hope you and your family have a lovely christmas .
hugs judex 22

Sunshine Girl said...

Great stuff going on there! I have those two masks too but havent played with them yet - love your new stamps from Crafty Individuals too cant wait to see what you do with them. Have a wonderful Christmas. Sunshine Girl – No 38 Oooh and congratulations on the win on Tims blog - noticed your name on there!

Ann B said...

Love the CI stamps and your new masks and bet you are looking forward to having a good play i nthe weeks ahead.
Wishing you a Peaceful Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year.
Ann B
#28

CRAFTY WOMBLE said...

I have to say it is with some relief that I finished my last make for this year (more or less) and can turn my thoughts to the craft of cooking and baking :) Merry Christmas

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Love what you made at the class - very elegant. That Union Jack stencil is going to be handy next year - my bunting is already going like hot cakes.
Hope you and yours have a fab Christmas,
Hugs, LLJ #43 xx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

The desk may have clutter but it looks like a place for lots of happy creating. Great new goodies to play with!

butlersabroad said...

Great desk Neil, love all your new goodies. Love what you made at the class too, very beautiful and festive. I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and find time for some craftiness too!

Hugs
Brenda 71

Mrs A. said...

Love your new pre christmas goodies. I'm not a bit jealous. Not even a tiny tiny bit!!!! Well maybe just a bit. Okay. I'm soooooooo jealous.
Have a super christmas and heres wishing you a Happy New Year. From Mrs A & Two Monkeys.

Brenda Brown said...

Lovely new things to play with Neil and I love the candle holder design.
Merry Christmas to you and yours and very best wishes for the coming new year.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

TangolikeRaindrop said...

Beautiful candle holder! :) Merry Christmas!

May said...

Love these candle holders,x x xMerry Christmas, Hugs May x x x x

peggy aplSEEDS said...

Just dropping by to greet you and your loved ones a joyful and blessed Christmas season, Neil!
Thanks for sharing your life and projects with us in your blog! It is always inspiring to see your projects and I love your new goodies!
hugs,
peggy aplSEEDS

Fuchsia said...

Great work love the cover and your new goodies look like new fun .
So do you have a good way of storing stamps as Julia is suggesting ??

Have Happy WOYWW Christmas
Hugs xxx

Sam said...

As usual some lovely lushiousness to view on your desk. I am a bit concerned as you say you held your last class for "2012" the other day! It is still 2011 or have I been asleep?
Merry Christmas Neil and enjoy your new goodies!

Sarah said...

it's good to be winding down for the hols - lots of lovely things await you on that desk so no worries! Thanks for sharing in such a busy week! Hope you have a very festive and wonderfully merry time - see you in 2012! Sarah at 11.

BetteK said...

I LoVe all your work and can't wait to see what you produce next! What a FAB secret Santa gift - someone obviously knows you very well. Wishing you a very happy Christmas. Debbie #61

Julia Dunnit said...

Britain has such a big year coming up; union flag will be everywhere , that mask will be so useful! Great gift. Don't think of it as neglect, so much as a rest period! A warm and holy Christmas to you and yours.

Tracey Fletcher KIng said...

I would love to get my hands on that silver card... looks like my sort of thing... have a happy and healthy holiday season...xx

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

What a sparkly Christmas journal! Don't know how you can keep your hands away from all that lovely stash! A blessed Christmas to you and your family! Patsy from
HeARTworks

The Crafty Elf said...

Neil...your posts are a true inspiration! I want to take this opportunity to thank you for your creativity which makes me think outside the box and my comfort zone! That's what I love about your blogs.
Wishing you a Very Merry Christmas with family and friends and All The Best for a Safe, Happy and Healthy New Year! Thank you for your comments over the last year, I'm so happy you took the time from your busy schedule to visit - Thank You!

frances joy said...

oohh i love your desk with the yummy goodies... :) merry Christmas! :)

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Love your desk Neil always an inspiration:0) I just wanted to wish you and your family the very best for 2012 and I hope you have a wonderful Christmas. Good luck with all your improvements, Gay xx

Elizabeth said...

Hello Neil, just popping in late to say I've really enjoyed visiting your blog, and admiring your fantastic handiwork throughout the year. It's been fun getting to know you, virtually that is :) Your goodies look inspiring - I have the pocket watches and steampunk embossing folders - you'll enjoy using them, for sure. I wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Elizabeth x #46