Wednesday, December 15, 2010

What's on my Workdesk Wednesday

Morning folks....yes it's Wednesday....the second last Wednesday before the big day and time to play along with the lovely Julia and her cronies over at WOYWW....wonder how many desks are going to be in frantic finishing off Christmas Card mode.....not this desk....without wishing to gloat my cards are well and truly done and dusted all set to be mailed today and the special ones for family and close friends will be popped into their parcels of Christmas Cheer.....the crafty stuff has been given the elbow and my desk has been transformed into a magical Parcel Wrapping Station.



I am a little confused because for years and years I made Christmas Cards to order...the production line starting away back in September...well that kind of snowballed way out of proportion....a grand total of 742 cards in 2008....yes I was well and truly sick of Christmas long before the 25th.....cut back a bit last year to only 436....well my name is not Hallmark.....so why after taking the executive decision that there would definitely be no Christmas Card orders this year have I failed miserably to keep up to speed with the preparations and as per usual am running around like a headless chicken....crikey my personal cards are just a drop in the ocean compared to that lot.  Perhaps the old girl is losing her magic mass production touch but I am rather proud of the fact that I have only bought cards this year for those folks that I never see from one end of the year to the other and to be honest will only know if they are still alive when their card arrives on the mat.
Catch with you all tomorrow....it's been a bit of a good news week all round.
Hugs Kath xxx

30 comments:

Amanda said...

What lovely wrapping paper, great idea to use the craft area as a wrapping station, will need to clear a space first though lol. WOW that was a lot of cards to make I have only made about thirty and can't wait to make some birthday ones.
Amanda

Ribbon Girl said...

Happy wrapping Kath - I love the run up to Christmas, and so what if I only made my christmas cake last week and my christmas puddings yesterday - I'm sure they'll still taste better than shop bought. And if those pesky weather boys would stop going on about the impending 'snow, ice and general warnings of arctic conditions etc' I'd feel a lot less hassled! Mary x

Anesha said...

Looks like you have things under control. I still have cards to write. Hope you have a great day and hugs to Buddy. Anesha:)

Anne said...

Have a good day Kath -- the fun bit now wrapping all the pressies and thinking of those they are for .
Well done you on being so organised
Anne xxxxxxx

Marjo said...

Great idea! If only I had space on my workdesk...lol

Thanks for the peek and sharing, hugs Marjo #25

Jacqui said...

When you are finished you can come and spread your magic hear Kath, don't know which end is up at the moment and certainly can't see the wood for the trees....help!
And I am with Mary, please please stop talking about the impedning doom of snow as half my parcels havent arrived yet and the last minute shopping has no chance :(

jude said...

wow fab wrapping going on .Shame cant do that yet need to go get the prezzies first so behind with being ill .Doest sort creep up and nip you on the backside before you Know where you are.Well your doing better than i am,have fab wednesday hugs judex3

Thistleblue said...

Morning Kath, oh my goodness, how many cards! I'm very impressed with your wrapping station! I think mine will be in the middle of the floor ;-)
Have a great WOYWW!
hugs
Michelle (56)
xx

Chrissie said...

The number of cards you have produced in previous years certainly sound to me as though you could give Mr Hallmark a run for his money!
The stuff in evidence looks yummy too!
Chrissie #1

Sweetncrafty Gal said...

Hang on Kath i gotta pick my jaw up of the floor! how many!!!!! good god! lol you certainly are a mass production line, start ya own factory!!! carlyann xxx

sandra de said...

the fun starts with the wrapping. I am in awe of the number of cards you have made in the past. I'm surprised Hallmark weren't knocking on your door from what I can see on your desk those cards are beautiful.
Sandra #57

JoZart said...

The more you do ... the more you get done!! You've proved it! I've become a bah humbug and given up completely on cards. I do enough all year round. thanks for sharing the goodness Kath,
love JoZarty x

Wipso said...

I thought I'd done rather well at making 50plus but your card making is serious stuff. Well done you.
If you fancy being in with a chance to win a little knitted Christmas bear and haven't already put your name down then pop over to my blog to be in with a chance :-)
A x

Elizabeth said...

Congratulations on getting to the writing and wrapping stage - love the paper. That was an incredible number of cards - I've struggled to make a fraction of that number just for family and friends. Elizabeth #71

Helen said...

Love your organisation! Need to buy some presents before I can wrap though....

Toucan Scraps said...

very colourful today. hope you get it all done.

be blessed
from Angela #77

Joanne said...

The card I see lurking in the background looks lovely. Good luck with all the wrapping.

Debs said...

HOW MANY?!!! phew!
It's time you put your feet up and had a glass of something sociable! Cheers xxx Debs #55

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Crikey Kath thats an incredible amount of cards to make - I thought I did well for the last 2 years when I had to make around 400/500 for a craft stall I did - but blimey thats a LOT of cards - probably making the ones just for your family and friends is a breeze to you now.

Loving the look of your gift bags BTW!

Take care

Tina
X

Kat said...

As you might be able to guess I am in headless chicken mode. Possibly 10 to do plus 6 special for family plus 4 small ones for teenagers who work in the shop. I'm now in quick card mode - not that quick though and even the ones I've done in fours have to have some small difference. As if anyone would know if their card was the same as anyone else's lol!!

Weather is a bit of a worry though!
Kat x

Susan Allan said...

I agree about sending cards to those people you hardly ever see. The people you see every day don't perhaps need a card so desperately.
Sue xx 86

Christine B. said...

Blimey girl!!!! How many cards did you say? Need to recover from the shock here. I made 27 and four box easel special cards and feel like I've done a marathon. No wonder your the greatest crafter. Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy Crafty New year. Hugs x ChrisB

Minxy said...

I'm afraid i'll probably be one of the last minute card makers lol, every year i promise myself i wont leave it so late!!!
well done for being so organized and having all yours done
happy woyww
hugz Minxy #28

nnalorac said...

Never! Loved your little comment Kath, brought a smile to the end of the day, got plenty in so no excuse not toooooo be merryyyyyyy!! Cheersxx

Denise said...

I can see a peek of your cards, and I wish I was on your mailing list! I hope you'll show us up close shots after the holiday has passed. Don't want to spoil the surprise of those who are getting to see them in person.
DeniseB

Pauline C said...

OMG kath - How many??? I have only made about 60 (am still rushing round making the last minute ones for work) and I find that a struggle - I'm guessing you've got it down to a bit finer art than 2.5 hours per card lol!
Happy wrapping - that's something else I've got to try to tackle this week. Thanks God I've got a week off or no way would I get myself sorted. you're clearly very organised :-)
Pauline x

oneoff said...

I think I need to have a lie down at the thought of making all those cards... I imagine steam emerging from your elbows, and Buddy being sent to the kitchen to fetch you supplies!

Love all that crisp red and white on the desk.

Bernie #29

Serendipity Stamping said...

How cheerful your "wrapping Station" looks with all the red! Went out today to finish my shopping and right away discovered I should have stayed home. I cannot find any of the things I went out to get. What's with that - could find them all when I didn't need them, NOW can't find at any stores. Oh well, guess there is to be a change in plans. #79

Julia Dunnit said...

A wrapping station. Already? You can't be that far behind then Kath!! Also I have a theory about the cutting back on the cards...the less you do, the less you wanna do...odd thing that!

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