Friday, 13 December 2019

Billy and the Trees 2019

Well hello all it's Billy here, Jane's cat and yes it is that mad time of the year when she brings trees inside and dresses them up in all sorts of finery.

Thank goodness she doesn't do that to me. A good chin tickle does me fine thank you very much.
 Now Robby the robin told me how the trees got here as he spotted Jane and her Hb up at the local garden centre last week.
He said there were lots of trees all tied up and waiting to be chosen.
Robby says these 2 were chosen as "The Ones"and got parcelled up ready for their journey to Jane's house. 
 Well anyway, the doorbell rang last week and I sat up in my green chair, as look who arrived.
 Yup....a new tree. He introduced himself as Frank. Jane's Hb stood him up in his stand and gave him a nice long drink. I think it was water but you can never tell at this time of the year, there is an awful lot of sherry around.
I said my hellos to Frank and then got out the way.
I kept order from the comfort of my green chair

He got unpacked and a string of magical lights placed on him. Then all the ornaments were hung from his splendid branches. 
But the excitement didn't stop there...I got up again as I heard a shrill call from the hall.

I went out to investigate and met the newest choc tree. 
Meet Little Choc.
Now Jane mentioned something about pot grown so I assume that might mean he might hang around in the garden this year after Christmas. He was very excited and kept shaking with excitement in his little net.
He also got dressed up, the chocs added and the vintage family ornaments added which Jane owns. Some date back to her that must make them ancient. Just look at Little Choc, doesn't he look handsome. I kept telling him not to dance about too much, he has precious cargo on board.
And here is Frank all dressed up for Christmas.
You can see some of Jane's ornaments and Silky the fairy who climbed to the top. She is very camera shy and you can only see her feet here but she says hi. It's always good to catch up with her. 
So there we are Jane is all ready for the final countdown to Christmas, apparently it is only 12 days away now. 
Frank, Little Choc and I are really enjoying our evenings together. They keep daring me to climb into their branches but at 11 I am far too old and dignified to subject myself to such kitten behavior. I will stay on ground level and wait for the man in the red suit to show up soon. I might though have a quick sip of the sherry and a nibble of the mince pie if no one is watching. I won't tell if you won't 😺
Oh I nearly forgot Jane wants to enter a card into some challenges. I chose this one from her recent makes. 
It is the one she made for my fur-less brother aka her son and I think it's very apt as it is a good depiction of what I see on Christmas Eve. Rudolf and his team have become good friends of mine, they just need to be a bit quieter when they land of the roof. I'm surprised Jane never wakes up!
She wanted me to show the sparkly stars there too so this is a close up.
She says the stamps are all by Visible Image and the inky background was make using distress inks, I can vouch for that as I have to get out of the way when she gets inky. I don't want to end up distressed too! I notice that she ticked the nice box for Matt...hmmm I am not sure I would agree with that but I will ask Father Christmas when we catch up.
She would like to enter her card into the following challenges;

A vintage journey a holly jolly Christmas
Shopping our stash 1/3 Happy holidays
The Funkie Junkie boutique challenge It's the holidays
Christmas at sweet stampin 1/3 Critters
Simon says stamp Monday stars
Cute card Thursdays 1/3 anything goes
Not just cards 1/3 anything goes
Craft stamper take it make it 3/3 December
Crafty sentiments 2/3 anything goes

OK my paws are nearly exhausted from all this typing so I will bid farewell for this year. I hope you and your furry friends enjoy a peaceful Christmas and that Father Christmas has you on his nice list too.
(Jane will be back very soon).

 Lots of purrs,

Billy 😻 x


  1. Thanks for a fun post, Jane, and Billy! Jo x

  2. Your tree looks fab and your cat sure is having fun! Love all the colours in the sky-a real winter evening and adore the added sparkle and the very subtle 'HO'! Such a creative card. Thanks for joining Time Out

  3. Thanks for sharing your festive holiday events with us at A Vintage Journey. Love your card and happy holidays.

  4. Billie is such a good blogger! I love seeing him and both of your trees up and decorated. Love the card for your son, too! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

    *M*E*R*R*Y* * *C*H*R*I*S*T*M*A*S*!*

  5. Awe Billy your posts are always wonderful and I love how you take all this tree stuff in your stride, you are indeed a very dignified cat!!
    Please tell Jane I love her little card .... and I really love the idea of a sherry drinking tree!! :)
    Happy weekend gorgeous boy,
    V x

  6. Billy's posts always make me laugh. He's a handsome boy and doesn't look like he's aging at all :) Your decorations look beautiful!

  7. As we were bringing in our tree earlier this week, I thought of Billie, and was hoping for his Christmas tree post this year! Roger and Biskit say hello and Meowy Christmouse! While Biskit and Roger are about the same age as Billie, and Roger fits into that dignified category, Biskit still has kittenish behavior and has been dragging some of the ornaments around the house and ringing the brass bells I hang low for her to play with.

    Your card is fabulous and festive, Jane! I adore that inky snowy background! And I see you played along at The Funkie Junkie Boutique blog's It's the Holidays, so I'll say thank you while I'm here! Merry Christmas! Sara Emily

  8. Hahahha, Billy is quite the writer! Beautiful background, goes perfectly with your stamps! So glad you joined us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin'!

  9. What a sweet kitty and lovely pictures! Your card is so pretty... great background colors and a perfect Christmas scene! Thanks for playing at Time Out Challenges!
    - Shauna

  10. What a fun post, Jane ... and a handsome Billy! He chose a great card to showcase ... cool background, shimmery stars and such an iconic image! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Anita :)

  11. Such a fun post and Billy is so handsome! The trees look amazing and I'm loving your Christmas card too with its bright inky background and sparkle 😀. Thanks so much for joining us at A Vintage Journey! Creative wishes, Jo x

  12. Hehe, love the project manager! Fabulous card! Thanks for sharing your brilliant Christmas card with us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin'. Wishing you a wonderful month and the happiest of Christmas celebrations! Hugs, Wends xoxo Christmas at Sweet Stampin' DT

  13. Love your inky card with all the fun colour and classic Christmas images - who doesn't want lots of presents, even if Santa is running late and just tosses them from his sleigh - lol? Thanks for joining us at The Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog.

  14. Wonderful holiday card with all the beautiful mixed media background and the super fun images of Santa! Your cat and trees are beautiful! Thanks for joining us in The Funkie Junkie Boutique "It's the Holidays Challenge"!

  15. Hey Billy! You are a handsome boy indeed. I hope you have a lovely holiday and Santa Paw's brings you something nice if you were good! Thanks for joining us for our challenge at the Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog. Hugs from Ginny at Polly's Paper Studio!

  16. What a lovely Christmas card Jane and a really funny story of your trees ♥
    Thanks for playing with our challenge at Crafty Sentiments Designs.
    Hugs from Elin


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