Friday, 6 July 2018

Billy and Bear celebrate Christmas in July

Hello it's Billy, Jane's cat here.  The weather has finally got to Jane, I found her down in her studio today making something quite mad...I will share that later.
First thing this morning I checked out the garden...all very quiet..
 Hmm her poor lawn is really suffering in this heat
but her pots still look pretty.
 I decided to find some shade
and have a little snooze.
However after lunch you will never guess who showed up with Jane...
 yup it looks like Bear has come to stay for the weekend.
He found himself a tennis ball in Jane's  garage whilst she was working in her studio.
 Do you really think he wants this thrown?
Well he gave up and sat down to listen to the sounds coming from Jane's studio..
 Do you know what it was...Jane was singing Christmas carols..I jest not!

Now I told you that the heatwave has got to Jane. It was 32c today and look what has happened, she think it's Christmas July. This is the card she made.

 Does she really think that snow is falling or is that just the heat getting to her?
Mind you it does cool you down looking at this. She says it's made with stamps from Visible Image, the "Snow is falling set" and "How fragile".

Jane also says she also likes to enter challenges...goodness me my paws are getting tired with all this typing...and would like to enter these ones;

Craft stamper take it make it 1/3 anything goes
A vintage journey Get sentimental
Crimbo crackers anything goes
As you like it 1/3 favourite occasion Jane's is Christmas as she still believes in Santa ;0) as do I!
Cute card Thursday 1/3 anything goes
Happy Little stampers Christmas challenge anything goes
Simon says stamp Wednesday Red,white and/or blue Jane has gone for white and blue
Crafter's Castle 1/3 anything goes/Christmas in July

So where do you think I had to retreat to as Bear has come to take over here for the weekend...
 Shhh keep this under your hat,
don't let on to Bear that I am under cover. That dog will never catch me. 
Jane will be back on Monday, let's hope she gets back to normal non Christmas work. I will be back in December with my tree post as always and I look forward to seeing you then. 

Have a fab and purry weekend and a Merry Christmas,  yikes this heat is getting to my typing... it's time to go.

Bye for now,

Billy ( and Jane ) xx


  1. Great post Jane...made me smile...and a lovely card too in those cool blues. Enjoy the weekend! xx

  2. Giggles... you write so eloquently Billy... stay in the shade away from Bear and enjoy listening to those Christmas Caroles :)

  3. Hi Billy, Jane's garden is looking beautiful, as usual. I'm glad you managed to find some shade, it's pretty hot this week and I'm pleased you found a safe place to snooze, away from Bear. Tell Jane that her card is gorgeous, especially that lovely blue background. It's never to early to start making Christmas cards and as it happens, that the next thing on my list I'll be making - the heat must be getting to me too!
    PS Just wait for Bear to have a snooze and then you'll be able to stroll around the garden in peace again. xx

  4. A fun post and a beautiful card. Thanks for joining AYLI challenge. Elaine

  5. So amazing, love the background! Fabulous stamping and such a fun post!
    Many thanks for joining us at Cute Card Thursday this week for our Anything Goes Challenge!

  6. Lovely photos!!! Such a great wintry Christmas card! LOVE your design! Thank you so much for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge! /Karin

  7. I'm so impressed with your summer flowers, and happy to see that Billy and Bear can enjoy the garden together. I know before you used to keep them separate. Although the C word is a bit frightening, I do admire your getting things made ahead! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  8. Yup Billy you're right....the heat has definitely got to Jane!!
    V x

  9. Pretty card, gorgeous flowers, funny cat. I laughing about you singing Christmas carols!

  10. Gorgeous card Jane, I need to get cracking on some Christmas cards too! I hope you all have a purry weekend too :-D xx

  11. Beautiful card! Love the colors used; so pretty!
    Thank you for joining the Crafter’s Castle’s July Challenge! –Tasha :)

  12. Gorgeous card .... great post too. Thanks for playing along with the Craft Stamper Challenge xx

  13. What a fun post Jane and your card is just gorgeous. I love your blended background and the colours are perfect.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Happy Little Stampers.
    Carol x

  14. I'm surprised Billy even stays in the yard when Bear comes to visit! Yikes! Love your cooling winter snowflake card Jane - thanks so much for sharing with us at A Vintage Journey! Julia xx

  15. This is such a beautiful card, I love the images and the background is awesome!
    Thanks so much for joining Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge!

  16. Hi, Billy! Roger says howdie, too! Please tell Jane I'm so sorry for not visiting much. It's very hard to get on the computer these days. But I was happy to see Jane played along at A Vintage Journey with this STUNNING work of art! And her flowers look beautiful, too! And while I'm here, thanks so much for joining in our Get Sentimental challenge at A Vintage Journey! Hugs!

  17. Oh, what a wonderful breath of frosty winter air to cool us down during the heatwave. Your white snowflakes look gorgeous against the fabulous inky blues (and the flowers in your garden look amazing too!). Thanks so much for joining us on A Vintage Journey.
    Alison x


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