Friday, 16 December 2011

Making In-Roads....

...bhaaahhaaaa... that's me laughing that is... because... ooohlalaaaa and thrice, I have done the decorations! Yes, I actually did them on the day I was saying I was going to do them... no putting them off til tomorrow, cos as we all know, tomorrow will end up being Christmas Day in no time at all ... then I would be kicking myself for being a lazy moo. Anyways... the outside decorations are done... thankfully there's no competition here on the Close for who has the biggest, brashest and most spectacular display outside their houses... so a few strings of LED lights and a string of little lanterns fits right in. I have seen a smart little 3d train that would look perfect sitting atop the garage roof but... well, that's taking it bit far... isn't it?



Anyways... while Grim was outside doing those lights, I got very festive by flinging tinsel, bead chains and baubles at the Christmas Tree. Actually, that is a little bit of a fib because I am a bit particular about how the tree looks, so every single thing on it is placed "just so"... and woe betide I get it wrong because then I spent days picking at it and moving stuff around... me? control freak? never lol



I have a few very special baubles that I have bought over the years... there seems to be a theme though.. unintentionally I have picked birds and feathers... all very pretty and fancy which go with my favouritest bauble ever that I picked up for 49p in the sales after Xmas about 10 years ago... and it is still there, pride of place at the top. Oh and this is our little village... we have had this for yonks and each Christmas it comes out and sits there on the mantle looking pretty...



Anyways... enough about the decorations... guess what!!! I made... TEN cards last night!! Hurrah and thrice! They are all the same except for the papers... I am trying to use up all the scraps of paper that I have because I have too much old stuff... which means I can't have any new stuff til it has all gone.... and I am missing out on all the latest designs...



Right then... time for me to get back to the festive-desk and make some more cards... have a great evening... wrap up warm... tis gonna be a chilly one! Thanks for looking... TTFN

Hels x

20 comments:

Kirsten Alicia said...

Gorgeous tree & your cards are lovely - very classy too.

Helen said...

Your tree looks fabulous and the village is sweet. Your cards are superb. Ok, that's enough praise, can't have you getting big headed. LOL. Have a good weekend.

Juls said...

your cards are gorgeous! Love the sepia look. Hugs juls

whyducks said...

Lovely cards (what a good girl you are) and a great tree, you just need Alfie posing by the tree and it would be a perfect scene!

Dee in N.H. said...

Oh boy...now I'm feeling a bit guilty because my tree is still nekkid! Yours is just beautiful! Love those cards too!

Dee in N.H. said...

Oh boy...now I'm feeling a bit guilty because my tree is still nekkid! Yours is just beautiful! Love those cards too!

Janeyc49 said...

Your cards are lovely Hels - wish I could work up the mojo to get my tree up :)

Kirsty.a said...

Well done for getting ahead. Love your cards

craftymum said...

Oh Hels
the designs on these cards is wonderful. I love the distressing too
hugs sarah x

Candy C said...

Everything looks so lovely, Hels!!! And your cards are beautiful! I am so jealous! I have not made one card this year...it flew by so quickly! Your tree and pretty baubles are lovely! <3 Candy

Crafty mop said...

Trees looking good Hels ...... I do mine by putting on the lights then letting the 4 and a half year olds loose with all the decs !! Looks like a dogs dinner but wouldn't have it any other way !! Love your cards I stuck with tags and bells ! Have a good one ! X

Lottie said...

Am I impressed YES - Wowzer - the tree is stunning - just gorgeous. The cards are brilliant - just perfect. I must remember to buy a really good stamp and make a whole batch of cards using it - what a totally brilliant idea - why didn't I think of it. Then the next year you do the same with a different stamp!

Makes life a whole less stressful doesn't it. I'll have to look out for one in the sales - then make some each month. I feel a New Year Resolution coming on!

Dots Dabbles said...

Oh Hels your chrissy tree and trimmings look fantastic. From my family to yours we wish you all the best over xmas and and even bigger and better New Year!
Dot x

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Julie said...

Your tree is fabulous Hels!

Joanne said...

Everything is gorgeous especially that little Polar bear keeping guard under your tree.
Hugs Joanne xx

Marjie Kemper said...

Your tree and decorations look wonderful. Our tree is up but today's the day for decorating all the rest. Love your gorgeous cards.

Shazza said...

aww your tree looks gorgeous Hels and love the wee village.
Well done on the cards too, they look fab x

PsyPenguin said...

Beautiful cards, stunning way to use up those scraps!
Fab tree too (wish I had the patience to make our tree look that good)! xx

Alison Horne said...

'oohlala thrice' indeedily Hels, love the tree and the train would not be ott, we have a tacky placky train on our work reception tree, [but then we are in the rail medicals business.]They won't let me wear a hat and blow a whistle when calling peoples names however. V.disappointing.xx

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