Wednesday, 25 November 2015


I really can't believe it's so long since you saw my desk! Julia has all the whats, whys and hows on her blog 'Stamping Ground'!  

We have been away a lot..and without an internet connection most of the time so I have lost touch with lots of you! We arrived home last night - feeling a little sorry for myself I must admit(I had snuffles - mainly I think because we got so cold on our walks that it took me an age to warm up), anyway after a good nights sleep I feel much better this morning!

So, what is on my desk?
Stuff I dumped out of my bag last night and just left! This morning I stood up some of the Christmas cards I made while we were up at the caravan to show you!

I had intended finishing making cards by now…well, it's good to have a plan I suppose!!!

I got distracted by some doodling

and my little Christmas colouring book from The Works
and of course by the lovely Autumn colours around, although the winds last week blew off a lot of the leaves!
These were taken at Sizergh Castle on the only really sunny afternoon we had! 

We woke up to frost the next day! It didn't last long though and the  temperatures have gone up just a little now we are home!
I realise I am rambling again…better get visiting I think!Looking forward to catching up!

Thanks for looking, Chris


Lunch Lady Jan said...

I'm glad you're ok, was beginning to wonder where you were! I'm glad you've warmed up and are feeling better...the temps really have dropped, haven't they? I love your wreath cards, they're so pretty!
Hugs, LLJ 15 xxxx

Annie said...

Love the Christmas cards and it's good to here you've been enjoying life....was begining to wonder if all was well with you.
Have a great week.
Annie x # 9

Sue Jones said...

Lovely photos. I really love your wreath cards - so pretty . Well done for getting them all done - i have hardly started! Have a great week xx Soojay 14

Neet said...

Nice to see you Chris. Love the tree photographs you took - somehow I always like them with the autumnal colours on but I also like to see the various shapes when they have finished shedding.
A nice set of C Cards there - why do I keep seeing kraft card used and never use it myself - those ar lovely.
Hugs, Neet 17 xx

Barb said...

Love your beautiful wreath cards Chris and the lovely photos too. Hope you're feeling a bit better today. Barbxx

Shaz Brooks said...

Good to see you back, the scenery up there looks wonderful. Definitely getting a nip in the air now, but as it's almost the end of November, I suppose we should expect it. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #1 xxx

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Pretty wreath cards Chris - super photos - glad to hear that you feel better! oxo Susi

Mrs.B said...

Lovely photos Chris, glad you had a good time.
Christmas cards look great.
Avril xx

lisa said...

I'm glad you had a lovely break, the photos are beautiful. Your Christmas cards look fab, are they stamped or painted? I've had a good look but can't quite tell. Love them anyway.
Have a good week
Hugs Lisax #16

MaggieC (Silvercrafter) said...

What beautiful photos and those cards look great. Glad you had a good time away and that you have warmed up now. I cannot leave Gemma with anything that she can pick up. If I can see her, then I can get her to bring them back. Have a good week. xxx Maggie. #18

Valerie-Jael said...

Lovely cards and photos, love the reflections, hugs, Valerie

Christine said...

Love those cards!
Enjoyed the hangings that you did earlier for Stamps and Stencils - so much so I went out and bought some of the stamps, they will be very useful.
Thanks for sharing
Have a good week

Bishopsmate #43

Margik said...

Great set of cards, the wreaths look fantastic, and the green doodling is super. Lovely photos, specially the second one.
Hugs, Mar

Ali H said...

Good to see you back! Hope the snuffles stay at bay! Great wreath cards- like the Kraft background, I have only ever done the wreaths on white but might try the Kraft from your inspiration ! Ali #11 x

Helen said...

great to see you share your desk again, Chris. the cards look great - at least you've done some. The photos are gorgeous- beautiful walks had, even if you can tell it was cold. hope the cold doesn't develop. Helen 3

StampinCarol said...

Welcome back! Great Christmas cards (I've barely started making mine - keep getting requests for other stuff). Love the photos where you've been! It's a great way for me to "travel"! Thanks for stopping by! Happy WOYWW!
Carol N #27

Angela Radford said...

Gorgeous Photos Chris. Now then! a plan mmmm.... I could try that Lol! Probably wont work but I could try it! Pleased you like my canvas and thanks for the visit. Happy crafting, Angela x22

RosA said...

Oh, I love your outdoor pics, especially the tree with the reflection. Just gorgeous!
Thanks for stopping by earlier too.
RosA # 25

Anne said...

Beautiful cards and scenery Chris. Thanks for visiting. Anne x #23

Anne said...

Beautiful cards and scenery Chris. Thanks for visiting. Anne x #23

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I started my Christmas cards, but still have a lot more to make. I love your doodling design of the word green, with all those cute little embellishments that you added to the letter G. Blessings!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I feel like such a slacker. I haven't made a single Christmas card yet. Yours are gorgeous, and you know I like the wreathes, but I love the tree. Beautiful autumn colors, too. What a few days changes can bring. Have a wonderful day, dear.

Pamellia Johnson said...

Beautiful work here Chris, I love your doodles and Christmas colouring book! Great photos, I'm glad you had the one nice day to get out and explore, but it's always nice to arrive home. sending hugs :)

Sandy said...

Love your doodle and your pictures are really a pleasure to see.
Sandy xx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

ah Chirs good to be home again i think.. nice to be away but no place like home .. and well done on the cards need to get on with mine!
Thanks so much for popping over.
Happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz.x #4

{Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}

sandra de said...

Lovely scenic pics and the cards you have made are beautiful.
sandra de @12

CraftygasheadZo said...

Lovely to see you. Those cards are fab & I love the pics Take care Zo xx 33

butterfly said...

I love your krafty Christmas cards - something about white on kraft just makes me happy! - and the doodled G is great. There you go - G for great! Beautiful photos - glad you had a few hours of sunshine to enjoy the last of the leaves.
Alison xx