Friday, 17 December 2010

Cards & Trees...

...well, actually it is card and tree - talking in the plural makes me sound like I am very organised... not yet... but getting there! So, I have made another card - I know, I have 842 left to make but one is better than none right? *also, I have ... erm... bought some.. don't tell anyone though will you? ROFL* The card is a quicky one, which is what the rest of them will be because once I have stopped waffling on here I will be away to make the rest (after I have descaled the kettle again and scrubbed out the bathtub) It is Friday today, which means my DT day for Bubbly Funk - all the deets about this card are on the Bubbly Scrumptious blog...




So... the tree! Well, when have you ever known anything go normal and easy for me huh? In time honoured tradition, I got Grim to get all the boxes and baubles and tinsel and stuff from the loft and put it in the living room. Yep, all present ('scuse the pun) and correct. So, I started off yesterday morning at 6.30am (Grim is on earlies so we are up at stooopid o'clock) assembling the tree. I don't have real ones - as much as I love them, they don't love me and always drop their needles, no matter how much hairspray I waft at them or no matter what is says on the label about being a "non drop" tree. Anyways, I digress.. so, I assemble the tree which is easier said than done... took me nearly an hour to get it all together and neat. So, what comes next? Yep, the lights. Are you thinking... aw, they didn't work? Nope, not that... what had actually happened is that Grim, bless him, had put the lights up outside last weekend (when I should have been putting the tree up - there is a moral of the story here, I can feel in my water LOL) So, I go to put the 120 and 80 strings of lights onto the tree... and can't find the 80's. Aha, lightbulb moment, they are hanging off the front of the house. Well, I got all huffy puffy and couldn't find the old lights to use so I took myself off to bed in a sulk - thing is, when you are sulking it usually helps if someone sees you... Alfie doesn't count cos he just sleeps and ignores me. So, half an hour of huffing and sulking later, I went back downstairs and started the tree... I actually quite like it... but the lights are the old ones and are really yellowy... but hey, the moral of the story is... when your hubby is putting up lights outside, put up the tree at the same time, then you will see that the lights you need are actually missing!!! LOL



Anyways... the tree is done! Hurrah and thrice... and I have got my lovely special baubles on there... each year I buy a "special" bauble... there has been a gamut of birdy's recently... and this years is an owl.. he is a bit naff but I like him (mmm, says a lot about my taste!!) here is a close up pic - oh and ... sorry for the rubbish pics, I had to take the flash off cos it didn't show up the yellow lights LOL And... it is as dark as a badgers bum here today - am anticipating snow.. I looooove snow and want a huge heap of it so I can make a snowman!!!




Oh and yes, I had a few Q's on my last post... Caz said... she would send me her ironing to do as a diversion from making Christmas cards...send it on over Caz, I am a saddo and LOVE ironing!!! And ... Butlersabroad asked why I have two towels in my room... aha, that is cos I use them to wipe up ink and clean off my stamps - and one sits on my knee when I am crafting so it catches all the fiddly things that I always drop lol Oh and yes, before I go... have you seen the Sunday Stamper this week??? There's still time to join in and I am giving away the frame I made... deets are all HERE :O)) Right, I am off to do a snow-dance now... and to scrub that tub... those cards will make themselves won't they??? Thanks for looking... keep warm!!!

Hels x

17 comments:

Joanne said...

You may have gone off in a strop but you always come back fighting fit and full of fun. I look for your posts daily just for a good 'ol belly laugh - and believe me my belly can laugh!! LOL - Love your tree.
Luv Joanne xx

LynneForsythe said...

Hels.....I love reading your posts...your humor is ummm HYSTERICAL!! PS...love your tree with them old yellow light...adds a vintagae feel to it!!

Helen said...

We have had a scattering of snow this morning, just enough to cling to the pavements so it can freeze before we go home and all fall over.... so you can keep your snow!!! However, your tree is gorgeous. I hope you don't have indoor lights up on the outside of the house cos that would be dangerous if it DOES snow....just sayin'!! Hugs, stay warm.

Elaine said...

Very pretty tree. I have kids so we don't do stylish, just everything we can find in the box...mind haven't bought a tree yet!! Right now here in Sussex it is snowing and the sun is shining...bizarre!! have a good day.

craftytrog said...

Love your tree Hels! Mine's hopefully going up this weekend, but I need to have a major tidy up session before that happens! It's the kids, not me!! Great card too, good luck with the other 842!
Alison xx

Val said...

Hi Hels - this is lovely - really evokes Tim Holtz, and such a lovely Christmassy feel.

Your post is such a hoot - really makes me laugh.

You should get a tree with lights on it already - I was always losing lights and bulbs, and actually this year my bulbs for the staircase don't work, and I cannot find the spares. Aaaarrrgh!!!

Have a fabby Christmas lovely lady.

Love
Valxx

Sarah A said...

Well all your stropping made for a beautifull decorated tree! Those owls ain naff, they are cute, especially bathing in a soft golden (ok it's yellow) glow lol!

Enjoy your cleaning mission, sounds very much like avoidance/diversion tactics to me lol! And erhhhmmmm I hope yo hung your head and went out in disguise when purchasing those pre made greeting things...

Sarah x

Tracy Evans said...

Wow what an early start for you this morning. Lovely Christmas card and gorgeous Christmas tree. Good luck with your other Christmas makes LOL. Have a lovely Christmas. Tracy Evans x x

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Great card GF, luv the deets, and such a beautiful tree, wow!

Netty said...

The tree looks fab Hels and love your owl. You are definitely not a saddo........lol Merry Christmas Hels, Annette x

Vicki B in OP NY said...

May your snow dance be successful and all the white stuff fall in the garden and NOT on the driveway or car!
Love your tree and the story du jour!

Susan Allan said...

I love your handsomely bright tree. Badgers have black and white bits, remember, so his bum may not be so dark!
I see you are having fun.
Sue xxx

julie m said...

girl, you must have the cleanest kettle and bathtub in the world. now i have to google badger to get a photo and see how dark their butts are. like the collage card and the tree. hope you are getting your cards done.

Dallying Debz said...

Your card is lovely and so is the tree. You're making me feel rubbish though as I've not made a single card, wrapped a present or put my tree up!

KAT said...

Laughing at your decorating story!!! And I agree - pouting doesn't work if there is no one to see you!!! Love your little cutie Owl... Hope you are almost ready for the Holidays! Want to Fly over to the US to help me wrap???

Caz said...

You're OK Hels - I had guilty conscience and cleared all the ironing!
The tree's beautiful - our lights were yellow too until Ian spotted new ones in Homebase sale!! Do you have the same problem as us with little paws "helping" the bottom layer of balls to regularly fall off?
Hope you've got your wish for more snow today - it's not stopped here all day and we've got about 2 inches now!
Hugs
Caz
xx

Shar said...

Stunning piece, Hels! Love your tree by the way!

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