Wednesday, 26 December 2012


I hope all of you are having a wonderful festive season and that you are all enjoying it.

As Julia over on WOYWW says this is a reminder that it is not the weekend and actually a Wednesday!

So, my desk...yes, seeing is believing.  I have tidied it!  I finished all the Christmas pressies so thought I would give my desk a Christmas present and cleaned AND wiped all the ink spray and gesso off it!!

This weeks Man Bites Dog cards are a little more festive (I must admit to trying a few combinations this time as the first few shuffles brought some very unfestive headlines!!): Mystery Angel Revealed New Star!!  Much more festive.

I had a brainwave at 20:00 on Christmas Eve to make some small gifts for the Christmas crackers (I  think I must have been crackers to start crafting then!!).  They are small stampboard squares with stamped images, coloured, glossy accents and magnets....voila, fridge magnets which I slipped into each of the crackers.

I was lucky enough to get Kate Cranes Vol 3 and 4 DVD's this Christmas (her Vol 1 and 2 are well watched in our house) so plan on curling up and watching that when I get a chance.

Happy Crafting



  1. Now those would make a cracker worth cracking! What a fantastic idea to add them... and I think that late night Christmas Eve crafting sounds lovely too. Continuing good wishes for the festive season, and happy WOYWW!
    Alison x

  2. Your desk looks amazing. Well done. I'm trying to get there so I shall use you for inspiration. I love those cards; I may well have to get a set. They look great for altering.

    Have a wonderful new year.
    Rachel, #26

  3. Fabulous cracker presents there Kyla. Well done. We stopped having bought crackers years ago as they are usually so pants but I would have enjoyed these ones!
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

  4. I gave my desk a Christmas clean as well!!! It looks amazing now (for a little while at least!!)
    Well done you on making something for your crackers - I promise myself every year I'll do it and every year I run out of time!!
    Season's greetings
    Happy WOYWW

  5. Your desk looks so tidy!
    Happy Boxing day, Karin #51

  6. Love your magnets, creative idea.
    Happy WOYWW
    Krisha #48

  7. Awesome little magnets for the crackers, clever you!! Although I think you win the prize for the latest crafting thought:)
    Hope you've had a wonderful Christmas
    Love from LLJ 16 xxxx

  8. Now that's so typical, eight o clock on Christmas Eve and there you are with Annie's that you actually carry through, brilliant! don't mine the shuffled cards, I really like the phrase!

  9. great last minute makes, yes you probably were crackers but as mary anne says it is better to be ridiculous than boring.... too true.
    happy crafting in 2013
    janet #8

  10. I love the little magnets! Waving hi from the rainy, but wishing it was snowing hills of North Carolina for the last WOYWW of 2012!!

  11. Hi Kyla
    The results of your last minute craft burst are fabulous and I bet they were a real hit. Love them. That desk looks mega tidy despite all the crafting.
    Have a craftily good 2013!
    love jo x

  12. Very nice tiles for the crackers and I like the card reading! Hope you are having a great holiday week and Happy New Year! It is a busy time of year but like you I couldn't miss the last WOYWW of the year! Vickie #4

  13. Cool magnets! Happy New Year! Nan 44

  14. I'm late, very late, but I had to pop in and wish you and yours a happy, healthy and prosperous year! I love the decorated tiles you made for your crackers - a brilliant idea. Hope you are making good progress sorting out your craft room ... yes, that's the advantage of being late, you get to read the later posts too :) Elizabeth x #30


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