The crackers are still work in progress and I still have a few more cards to make.
We have 2 trees each year. 1 small one in the hall which is acutally one we have had in a pot for a few years. That one is our chocolate tree as we just hang chocolates on it..what could be better? We also buy a 7 footer from the local nursery. Here is our chocolate tree all decorated.
Our large tree is in the dining room and as I was putting on the many ornaments I own I realised it is turning into a real vintage tree. Even the ornaments bought for our first married Christmas in 1981 look vintage now!
I also bought these amazing candle holders off Ebay about 5 years ago.
They always have pride of place at the top of my tree.
and how about my fun Harrod's man, again bought in the 1980s
So here is my big tree all lit up and ready for the Big Day
I had to smile at somone else who was getting ready for Christmas....
This my son and his girlfriend's darling dog, Bear. C sent me a photo of Bear with the Christmas card I made for them.
Here is the card which is also my challenge card for today.
Being a white on white card it was so hard to photograph. I am so sorry that I do not know the maker of the digi stamp I used. I won it a couple of years ago and I cannot remember who it it by...can anyone enlighten me and I will edit this?
I coloured the image with my Promarkers and then added lots of glamour dust to give some sparkle. The background is embossed using my snowflake embossing folder. I cut the opening using my Spellbinders label die and then used some mounting tape to raise the card off the image. Here is a close up
I added lots of die cuts to which I added glitter to so that there was a really snowy shine. I thought that these Bears were most appropriate for my son, C and Bear :o)
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges;
Loves Rubber stamps anything goes at Christmas
Oldie but a Gooldie Winter My digi stamp is at least 2 years old as is my LOTV sentiment stamp
Ribbon Girls ho ho hoMy Mum's Craft Shop Winter/Christmas
Emerald Faeries Christmas
A creative romance Sparkle at Christmas
Ali Craft Christmas
Country View Crafts Bah, Humbug!
Crafty Catz Use 2 or more dies
Crafty Hazelnut For someone special
Pan Pastel all about paper and card
Simon Says stamp let it snow
Make it Monday Linky party #170
Lexi Creations Snow
Totally Gorjuss anything goes with Santa
Top Tip Tuesdays Snowflakes
Winter Wonderland Embossing I have used my embossing snowflake folder to make my background
Natalie and Amy Cute and Cuddly Christmas
Passion for Promarkers Mega Christmas Challenge
Inky Chicks Christmas
Divas by Design anything goes
Ready Teddy Go contemporary Christmas
And last not least this little girl is getting ready for Santa too ;0)
Just look at those bootees, I want a pair ;0)
Thanks for visiting and all you lovely comments. I have the day off Friday and I am going to see the delightful Daisy. On Sunday we hope to go to Winchester Christmas Fair, as we did last year. It really is a most gorgeous fair. We will sip mulled wine, listen to the Christmas music and explore the wonderful craft stalls there...my perfect kind of day. Enjoy the weekend when we get there,
Bye for now,