Friday, 22 December 2017

Crackers for Christmas 2017

I know I'm like an old London wait all year for a post from me and then you get 2 in as many weeks.
Yes it's me Billy, firmly back on my green chair now that Bear has been returned home. If you missed all that caper when Norman the Tree arrive do have a look at my last post here.
I have also got a sweet pressie, well it's Jane's really but it was sent by her sweet Finnish friend Mia who makes wonderful things. How cute is this.
The button even has B for Billy...I checked that closely.

Jane has got some last minute Christmas prep to get on with so she asked if I would share not only the latest about Old Choc but also something called Christmas Crackers.....I think they are those things she puts on the table and then proceeds to tear to pieces. I see them each year and they explode too. A bit dangerous I think but then at this time of the year I am surprised by nothing. 
Old Choc is back in his rightful place although there are whispering's that he might be getting so old that he is on his way to the big Christmas tree wood in the sky after this year. He's had a good innings and rumour has it that like the Dr Who regeneration Not so Old Choc is out there somewhere.
 He has Jane's vintage ornaments displayed like a Chelsea Pensioners medals and of course now that Bear has gone home is also full of chocolate.
Us cats aren't as daft as dogs and would never dream of pinching a choc from Old Choc.
But they do look pretty and Jane doesn't know that I give them an occasional bat with my paw as I go past. 
So onto these cracker things....Jane has bought these serviettes for her Christmas table.
Goodness knows why they don't just use their paws to wipe their mouth with, it serves us cats perfectly well.
I digress.....she took this pile of things

and rolled them all together into tubes, stuffing them with little presents and tying them up with shiney strings.
Then she disappeared upstairs and started putting together these papery things. Jane never sits still like me...
She then emerged with her Crackers for 2017
 She has made 10 in total. Although some of the family won't be here until Boxing day she still likes to make them a cracker. Even little Jack has one although I think he will tend to try to eat his rather than open it. Perhaps I'll give him a hand. Babies do need a bit of help don't they.

So there we are, it's a wrap then from me and my posts. It is so tiring for my paws to write them,  and the keys on the computer are a bit slippery for my claws. Never mind it's all hang on...I'm being given more instructions apparently Jane wants to enter these into challenges;

Here we go;

A vintage journey winter wonderland
Winter wonderland anything goes
Deep Ocean jingle bells
Fussy and fancy 3/3 Christmas
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas challenge anything goes
Lil patch of crafty friends 2/3 anything goes
Sparkles Christmas
Simon Says stamp Monday party
Simon says stamp Wednesday party time
Double D Baby it's cold outside/winter
Moving along with the times 1/3 anything but a card

I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and a happy and healthy 2018....I have had a peep under the tree and there is something with my name on there..that makes we one very happy pussy cat. When I have a chat with the man in the red suit when he pops down the chimney on Sunday night I can tell him that I'm sorted!
Jane says that she is back on Christmas Eve with her very last countdown to Christmas post.

Before I close I must just share one of the jokes she put inside the really cracked me up....

What does a cat on the beach have in common with Father Christmas?

Answer;  Sandy Claws.........

What's that,  can I hear you groaning, OK then
I need to get away from typing and back to what I do best..

It's a cats life I live here 😼

Thanks for stopping by.

Bye for now,

Billy x (and Jane x)


  1. What a clever idea Jane! They look fabulous! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Baby It’s Cold Outside (winter)’ challenge! We hope you’ll come back often.

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  2. Hello sweet Billy,

    You know I am your biggest fan, so very happy to see you writing twice in a short while, please keep those paws flying in (Jane's) keyboard! Happy you liked the little ornament! And please do tell Jane she did a wonderful job with those crackers, pieces of art really!

    Wishing you wonderful Christmas, and please be a good boy and do not open your pressie before 25th!


  3. Oh WOW, the crackers look fabulous and will look beautiful on your table. Thank you for sharing with us at Fussy and Fancy, good luck and I hope you will join us again.
    Gina xx

  4. You must admit Billy, Jane is rather good at putting papery things together, her crackers are amazing, I'm afraid mine are from Tesco and if you are really fortunate you might get a screwdriver that you may never use! :)
    Poor Old Choc...maybe he could be planted out in a retirement wood or something else fitting for a tree that has served you well!
    As for your new clever is that Mia, what a brilliant lightness of you, she has got that handsome face spot on!!
    Lovely to hear from you again Billy, wishing you and your lovely family a very Happy Christmas!
    V x

  5. Wonderful creations by Jane, thanks for joining us at MAWTT. Xxx

  6. Gorgeous crackers, Jane! Billy is such a handsome feline! Enjoy your Christmas with your wonderful family. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)
    *M*E*R*R*Y* * *C*H*R*I*S*T*M*A*S*!*

  7. You write so well Billy...I really enjoy your posts! What wonderful crackers Jane has made this year...she really has so much paper crafting talent. I hope you all have a very Happy Christmas! xox

  8. Such a fun Christmas project. Thanks for sharing it with us at Double D Challenge Blog. We hope you will join us for future Challenges.
    DD DT

  9. Jane your crackers are cool. Love that Billy was the commentator today!!LOL Great project for sure!Thanks for joining us at the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenges for our latest challenge.  {Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenges}Good luck and join us again soon. Hugs, Barbara

  10. Fabulous creations. Thank you for sharing with us at Winter Wonderland.
    Kath x

  11. Cute! Thanks for sharing at Moving Along with the Times.
    Janis, Design Team Member

  12. Love those crackers! So pretty! So many fun and festive pics too! Love that sweet kitty!!

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


  13. These are just perfect crackers for our challenge over at Sparkles Christmas Challenge "Snowman/men" good luck and hope to see you again next time Dt Member Sandra H xx

  14. What colorful festive crackers Jane! I'm sure they were enjoyed by all whenever they were opened! thanks for sharing with us in the A Vintage Journey Challenge! It's been fun getting to know Billy! Julia xx

  15. Wow, loving your crackers. Great snowman image.Thank you for sharing with us over at Sparkles Christmas. Good luck. Hugs Debs DT. Xx

  16. Gorgeous crackers with lovely snowman. Thank you for joining in at Sparkles Christmas x

  17. Hello… Thanks for sharing your lovely project with Moving Along with the Times Challenge Blog; the Christmas Crackers fit perfectly with our ‘Anything but a card’ challenge theme. Hope you can join us again very soon.
    Diane Louise (DT member) xx

  18. Wonderful crackers, love the vintage style images
    Thank you for joining us at MAWTT - Good luck !
    Kaz DT

  19. Beautiful crackers, great colours and great design also! Thanks for sharing with us at Double "D" Challenge .
    Amelia (Double "D" Challenge Design Team)

  20. So fun and vintage, great job!! Thanks for joining us at A Vintage Journey

  21. Beautiful ornament from Handmade by Mia and crackers (sorry for the LATE comment).

    Big kiss for Billy at any time of the year!!
    Anne xx


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