Sunday, 11 December 2016

Billy's post

Hello all it's Billy here with a post today as Jane is having a busy weekend having fun with Daisy and Co. Yes it is that time of the year when Jane's house turns stark raving bonkers and in walk the trees. I think they call it Christmas but in my book it should be called Crackers...or was that something else I overheard?

Well the only good thing about all this madness is that I get to chat to my old friend Old Choc who is now inside in the hall. He's covered with chocolates and says he is in his element. This was him on the patio waiting to come in.
We had a quick chat before he got carried inside...I do wish Jane could understand that he can actually walk.
And here he is now in all his glory. This year he has the honour of holding not only the chocs but the old vintage ornaments from Jane's family.
He's as pleased as punch.
Now the new kid on the block this year is this fellow. He had to be caught in a net as he is obviously a bit frisky.
He was set free once he promised to stand still and Jane started winding lights on him.
See how handsome he looks now. Come and take a peep

all these shiny things on him. By the way he says that his name is Terence Tree.
 Lots of memories for Jane of Christmas' past.
 Right up at the top I see Silky the Fairy has climbed into place. I keep telling her to fly but she never listens.
 So I guess I just have to share my indoor space for a bit...hmmmmm
 Jane has also added a Christmas project to this post as she enter things called Challenges...well here it is. She apparently made it at a workshop with her friend Brenda. This has pride of place in the fireplace. She says they are MDF trees she decorated with paints, Decosnow and a bit of Frantage. She glittered up the stars and added gems and painted the MDF deer. She painted the frame with Chalk paint and there is lots of crackle on the base.
My paws are not too good for close up photos but here goes
a very frosty scene and a little sleigh too. I wonder if the elves might have fun in that?

She would like me to enter it into these challenges. Honestly my paws are aching with all this typing.

A vintage journey winter magic
Frilly and Funkie Home for the holidays
Rhedd's Creative spirit December
Simon says stamp Monday Christmas gifts
Simon Says Wednesday ice inspiration
Crafty Boots unltd Christmas
WOW embossing powders December, winter
Emerald Dare Winter Wishes
Creative Artiste anything goes

and here is it in the fireplace. Let's hope that the Man in the red suit treads carefully when he comes down the chimney 2 weeks today.

It will be good to catch up with him on his annual visit. I could help him drink the sherry too.

Jane will be back soon but if you can keep a secret..I have found somewhere quite snug to finish off my nap.
Shhhhhh....this looks pretty comfy.

Merry Christmas to all you lovely blogging buddies. If Jane asks you  I'm on my green chair being good 😉

She'll no doubt be back really soon with another post. Thanks for stopping by.

Love Billy x 😻


  1. I love Billy's posts :) Loving the fireplace decoration and your frost on the windows photos too. You have some beautiful ornaments. It's a wonder Billy doesn't bat them down. Merry, happy! I know you'll have a wonderful Christmas!

  2. what beautiful trees, and well done Billy for all that typing!

  3. Oh Billy I do love when you take over Jane's blog posts at Christmas but don't tell her ! Your house is looking so festive and Old Choc looks as if he has grown from last year. I'm loving Janes festive creation on her fireplace it looks stunning and I'm sure will win many challenges.
    Hugs, Julie x

  4. Hello sweet Billy,

    I will keep your secret safe, have a nice snooze! You are my favorite Christmas blogger, and you seem to deal with Jane's holiday maddness great! Two trees and all! And you are really good with camera too, Jane's creations are really detailed and hard to capture, well done! Please tell her she did lovely job not only with that beautiful frozen-piece but also with those tree decorations, love all that shining!

    Enjoy these December days, Billy, and wish to see you here again soon!


  5. Hello Billy, nice to see you and all the decorations in your house too. It's beginning to feel and look like christmas. I love the fireplace decoration. Your mum is very clever. I can send a couple of elves over if you like! hugs Mrs A.

  6. Well Billy Jane is certainly getting everything ready for Christmas and seems to have everything organised. I'm so glad she likes her Christmas tree frame, it looks fabulous in the fire place. I'd keep out of the way now if I were you or you could be given some jobs to do too. Enjoy the festive season and keep snoozing. xxx

  7. Oh your secret is safe with me Billy...I won't tell!!
    Good to see your old friend back inside again, I definitely think he's grown and your new friend Terence is looking very lovely indeed.
    Please tell Jane she has been very clever again and her artwork is wonderful!!
    Enjoy your little snooze handsome boy,
    V x

  8. Hi Billy

    I can see Jane has left her blog in good hands and everything at home is looking very Christmassy now. Please let Jane know that I think that the new firescreen looks amazing and thank her for playing along with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  9. aw Billy - you are a very handsome fella - and I do love the trees! Janes piece is amazing - wow!!! Hugs rachel x

  10. Fab post by Billy...and love the make in the fireplace...beautiful!

  11. Everything is really beautiful - especially Billy!!
    Merry Christmas
    Sandy Claus

  12. Billy is one cutie patootie:) I love his commentary. I just watched Christmas Vacation and when he take the string off that binds the tree, his windows, etc... break. I thought of that when I saw your beautiful tree all opened up:) I love your artistic snowy and glittery.

  13. What a delightful post all the way around! Not only do I love this project, but I adored Billy's wit and charm! This project is so clever because it utilized negative space so perfectly-- I love how you centered it on a frame with nothing inside. That really makes the lovely lines of those trees stand out and this is classy and whimsical at the same time. Thank you so much for the fantastic read, the eye candy with all of those great photos, and for sharing your talents with us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

  14. Billy is a good blog writer and did well with the photos as well! The trees are lovely. Enjoy your week and stay warm and enjoy hot tea.I'm happy to have bought Twinings Christmas Tea for this season. Hopefully I can buy more before it's all gone. I enjoy it year round!

  15. Loving your post Billy, you should post more often. I will keep your secret and all the festivity decor looks fab.
    Merry Christmas to you all
    Love n hugs

    Jacquie xxx

  16. Good Morning Billy..I hope you are having a purr-fect day....Janes entry for our challenge at Rhedd's Creative Spirit is absolutely gorgeous...loving all the festive decorations too...xx

  17. aww so so cute - can be forgiven anything I am sure lol. gorgeous decoration hun. Thank you for sharing with us over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit this month and hope to see you again in future challenges.

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    Mother Hen for Altered Eclectics
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    DT Rhedd's Creative Spirit

  18. What a fun post Jane!! Billy sure gave us a good tour with commentary about your beautiful Christmas trees and all the amazing decorations! Your project is so beautiful, wow! I love the tall trees covered in snow, and the pops of red are just fantastic!! have a great day, hugs :)

    1. Popping back in to say Thank you so much for joining us at Frilly and Funkie for our 'Home for the Holidays' challenge! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

  19. Hello Billy, So good to hear you have a close eye on the Christmas prep. If you need some snow, I'm happy to send some over. We have 26 centimeters as of SUnday!!

    Will pop by again. I hope Santa is careful when he comes down the chimney.
    Bye for now,
    Anne D.T.
    PlumTrees 22 xx

  20. Hi Jane, oops sorry, Hi Billy!
    Great post old Chap'!
    You are one lucky cat you know that?!
    Please tell Jane that her decor is topnotch!

  21. Brilliant framed art! Gorgeous layering of trees and perfect in your beautiful tree filled home! Love your Christmas tree and your post was hilarious! Thanks for playing along with us at Frilly and Funkie "home for the holidays" challenge.

  22. Dear Billy, I always look forward to the day that Jane turns over her computer keyboard to you and see her lovely artwork through your eyes! She was so sweet to put her beautiful artwork down at your level where you can enjoy it's crackled and snowy beauty! I'm pretty surprised you haven't tried removing one of those snowflakes with the gorgeous pop of red in them! Or perhaps played with the reindeer! You are a good kittie!

    As for the trees, you have so much to play with! Chocolates and glass baubles on a tree??? What more could a kittie ask for? You exercise far more restraint than I (or Biskit) do! One of my favorite things to do this morning is to play with Sara Emily's keyboard while she is typing to see if I can make the screen go wonky and then watch her face as she tries to get it back to what she calls "normal". Meow! Licks, Roger!

    PS This is Sara Emily, who just took back the keyboard and got the computer back to normal. Jane, your work is lovely, and I'm so pleased you shared it with us at Emerald Creek Dares for our Winter Wishes challenge! I always look forward to your Billy post! Hugs! Sara Emily DT

  23. Such a great post Billy...I love your writing style! So good to see Old Choc again too. Jane's snowy trees artwork is beautiful and looks perfect there. Happy Christmas Billy!
    Helen xox

  24. Please, tell Jane that she did a fantastic job with her magical winter wonderland project, Billy! And also say a huge "Thank You" for us to her for playing along with us at Emerald Creek Dares! (and be kind to Terence Tree - he has such a short life

    Merry Christmas!
    Claudia x

  25. Such a lovely project you created!! So pretty!

    Beautiful trees too! And Billy is just too cute and smart too! ;)

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


  26. This frame is wonderful! All sparkly and frosted with snow, it just feels like a scene from a small town. I love all the gorgeous details! Thank you so much for sharing with us at the Frilly and Funkie "Home for the Holidays" challenge!

  27. A wonderfully festive project. Lovely sparkle and pretty details.
    Thank you for joining in with the December challenge "Anything Mixed Media Goes" at Creative Artiste Mixed Media and good luck x

  28. What a wonderful vignette Jane! I love the whole clever way you put it together!
    Your kitty is pretty darn handsome as well!
    happy New Year!
    Jackie ")

  29. Loving your frame and your cat. :)

  30. Such a great idea. The frame looks beautiful! Thank You for joining us at Studio 75 challenge :)

  31. Stunning framed picture. Love your design and the details of the project. Thank you for joining us at Creative Artiste this month and we hope to see your beautiful art work back here again soon. Judy DT

  32. Lovely to meet you Billy! So happy I popped back to take a closer look at Jane's Christmas art because it is stunning. The vintage baubles are beautiful too, we have a few from Liberty's of London and they are something special as we've had them for a long time but no vintage ones from the family. The trees look beautiful too, belated Merry Christmas wishes Billy you are a very handsome chap xx


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