Wednesday 18 December 2019

WoywW 550

Hello everyone, 

Well it's been crazy here over the past couple of weeks. 
In between preparing for the festivities, guests and visits 
our dearest Daughter is also home from Sweden for Christmas. 

To add to the madness we've welcomed a new member to our family.. 
A gift to us all after losing our beloved dog Boni last March 
and an extra early Birthday present to Hubby who celebrates 
his special day this Friday. Meet Freya everyone 😍 

So using today as a round up of the past couple of weeks 
here's what's been happening on and off my work desk 

Christmas card making and writing...

I've had my money's worth out of these stamps this year. 
Batch made lots a couple of weeks ago with left overs 
for next year, just need to remember where I put them 
*SAFE* and who i've sent them too this year!

Fabulous cards received from Anne, Angela and Dorthe a beautifully 
intricate Angel and hearts, the red woven one now hangs on my Tree. 

We always save opening our cards until the Christmas Tree is up 
it's extra special to me to receive ones that are handmade.. 
Thank You Ladies so much.  

There's not been enough hours in the day to get online, 
read blogs or put any blogs of my own together but I 
have managed to keep up with Kasia's Advent Challenge.
Day's 1-7 are HERE just need to photograph 8-17 and have 
10 minutes to myself for day 18.. Can you believe it's 
only one week till Christmas.. eek 🌲

Look forward to seeing what's on your work desks and 
a catching up over at Julia's for WoywW #550 

Sending calming HUGS your way 
Tracey xx


Rain said...

Hi Tracey! :) ooooooooh Freya, I'm in LOVE!!! Is she a hound? What a great name!! I'm so happy for you!!! Your cards are lovely!!

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Awww Thank you Rain, Freya is a Sprocker, hybrid between a Springer & a Cocker Spaniel.
She is keeping us all on our toes and nipping them occasionally hee hee.. xx

Rain said...

That's cute! Enjoy your first Christmas season together, and many to come!!! :)

Helen said...

oh Freya is so cute - what a lovely gift to yourselves! Hope hubby has a great birthday. Your cards are so gorgeous (and the ones you've received!) Have a great week Helen #7

Sarah Brennan said...

Freya is a cutie and I hope she will settle well in her new family. You have done better than I have with the Advent crafting Tracey. I have saved all the emails but haven't managed one page yet lol. Wishing you all a very relaxing CHristmas. Happy WOYWW. Sarah #6

Valerie-Jael said...

The cards are gorgeous, but Freya is the star of the show today, what a beauty! You got some wonderful gifts, too. Hugs, Valerie

Anne said...

Oh Freya is so lovely. Love the cards you made and goodies received. Happy Christmas. Anne X 9

glitterandglue said...

Morning Tracey - that little pup is simply gorgeous! What a beautiful gift. Got some cards already for next year??!!"!" I am most impressed!
Take care. God bless. Happy birthday to hubby for Friday.
Have a truly beautiful Christmas together all of you.
Margaret #1

shazsilverwolf said...

Hi Tracey, oh your new pup is gorgeous. Love the name too.Great batch of Christmas cards, love the designs.Who made the stamp set? Hope you have a lovely Christmas, Hugs, Shaz #2 X

Julia Dunnit said...

Glad to read that you’re managing something for yourself amongst all the madness, turns out to be important for my erm, sanity! Little Freya! Oh my, what a beauty, what a treat! Must be lovely to have your gal around hope you can drop anything unnecessary and just enjoy having her at home. happy birthday to Mr Tracey too!

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Hi Tracey, thank you so much for your lovely card. I have to say I am in love with your new family member and I think she will make your Christmas even more special. I have to o out for a while but will be back later to have a good look at your Advent pages. Sending big woyww Christmas hugs, Angela x13x

Glenda said...

Oh Freya is a beauty! Enjoy your frist Christmas together! I love my girls and they are so much company to me! Happy Christmas!
Glenda #18

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

All those cards made and received look absolutely fabulous - but I only have eyes for Freya! How cute is she? My heart is melting - such a wonderful present for your whole family and you deserve happiness after the year you've had. She's a lucky little pup and will be surrounded with so much love! Well done for keeping up with the prompts - I've fallen behind but will be back on track soon! Must check out your pages! Wishing you and your family a wonderful first Christmas with Freya! xx zsuzsa #19

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Dawwww, Freya is so gorgeous - look at her little face! Bet she's an imp even though she looks as if butter wouldn't melt.... ;-). What a great prezzy for yourselves after a tough year. Happy Birthday to your hubby for Friday! Have a marvellous time with your daughter home as well. Lovely cards btw, musn't forget about the crafting , lol!
Hugs LLJ 3 xx

Diana Taylor said...

Awww, little Freya is totally adorable - I guess she's a spaniel? I have grown up with Springers and have an enormous soft spot for Spaniels - I bet she's a big distraction from all the Christmas prep that needs doing! Love the cards you made, and all the beauties you received too.
Hope you have a lovely Christmas with your daughter home,
Hugs, Diana xx #23

Nancy Wethington said...

Merry Christmas from WOYWW #25.

StampinCarol said...

What a beautiful little cutie!
Great cards!
Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful Christmas!
Carol fN #22

Lillianb said...

Happy WOYWDW and a very happy Christmas,

If you are like me I put things in a safe place and cannot remember where that is Lol

Lilian B #28

Caro said...

Freya is so gorgeous and I love your Christmas cards. Happy WOYWW. Hope you have a lovely Christmas. Caro x (#15)

Stacy Sheldon said...

OOo Tracey, I am so glad to see that you all have your darling Freya now, she looks precious :) Love the cards and how you bundled them like gifts a lot. ~Stacy #26

Redanne said...

Oh Tracey, Freya is just adorable, she has the most beautiful face. I can just imagine how much fun Christmas will be with her there.

Love your cards too, the ones you made are beautiful. The tree stamp is a Stampotique wooden one by Karen Hayselden (hope that helps). We are having a busy time here too, but now I am wishing we had a Freya too! Hugs, Anne xx

Shoshi said...

Oh Tracey, Freya is adorable!! What a little poppet. You must be so thrilled after the loss of Boni. Your cards are very stylish, and what a nice collection of hand-made ones you've received, too. I am always putting things away in a "safe" place which is so safe that it is safe even from Shoshi and I waste hours looking for them!!

Thank you for your lovely comment - actually the tidiness of my studio at the moment is NOT the usual state of affairs - far from it! Believe me, the tidiness won't last, once I get back in there doing stuff again. I am so glad you like the Tudor gown! If you pop back, I have just updated the photos with better ones that a friend took this afternoon, complete with the jewellery I wore. I am very pleased with the result and it was much admired at the Tudor banquet! Thank you for all your good wishes, and I wish you a very happy time over Christmas too.

Happy WOYWW,
Shoshi #17

Neet said...

What a lovely family time you must be having, your daughter home and now that adorable little spaniel Freya. The Freya I know is very artistic and a member of Cath's group so now I know two Freya's. Yours has an adorable little face, may she bring you hours of happiness.
Happy Birthday to the hubster before I forget.
What a lovely set of cards both made and received from friends who make them, love that angel! I put a list in a database this year with a code at the side so I know which card I sent to whom. Hope I remember the code lol.
Thanks for the lovely wishes, it has been a pleasure visiting you over the year and I am so glad the hubby is now so much better than he was so all that remains is me to wish you all a Lovely Christmas and a very Happy New Year.
Hugs, Neet 11 xxxx

Let's Art Journal said...

On my, Freya is so beautiful, such a cutie and so adorable! I love her tan markings and puppy dog eyes - perfect 😁. Happy Birthday wishes to your hubby too! Wow, those Christmas cards are amazing and so nice to have some leftover for next year, I've already started my cards for next year, a bit early I know 😉. Wishing you a wonderful week and have a fabulous time with your family, so nice that your daughter is visiting! Take care and give Freya a cuddle from me ❤. Hugs, Jo x

Little Dorrit does... said...

Belated thanks for stopping by! Have just been pondering the good old "safe place" dilemma. I've reached the point where I think perhaps setting a reminder in my phone (to tell me where the safe place is) might be the solution...if only I knew how to set a reminder in my phone!
I'm jumping on the Freya fan club band wagon. She is absolutely adorable. Have a lovely first Christmas with her!

Amelia (16)

Dorthe said...

Dear Tracey , so adorable she looks with her mixed fur colors and that cute head , congratulations my friend.
And thankyou for showing my gifts so beautifully, yes the star is bark , -I found them last year and still have some :-)
You will so enjoy having your daughter home for Christmas, - I also look forward seeing mine this Saturday . Dear friend - all things good to you, - hugs Dorthe xx

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous Christmas cards and well in front for next year too-hope you can find them-I bought some Christmas crackers in the January sales three years ago-never did find them lol.Freya is gorgeous,happy birthday to your hubby for tomorrow and enjoy your Christmas with your daughter
Carol x

Heather M said...

Hi Tracey, Sorry I am late visiting. I'm with you on not being enough hours in the day. I run out time every day! Freya is beautiful, and the cards you made are lovely. I hope you have a lovely week, and best wishes to you and your family for Christmas, Heather #31

froebelsternchen said...

Freya is a lovely beairy, congrats Tracey! Enjoy your daughter at home!
Wishing you a very Mery Christmas!!

Twiglet said...

Fab artwork on your post today and little Freya is a poppet! All the very best for Christmas and 2020. xxx Jo