Monday, 6 December 2010

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas !!

Hiya, hope you are all well.

We have had a lovely festive weekend beginning on Friday evening when we went to the service to sing carols around the christmas tree in the village.
The Salvation Army brass band were playing and it was snowing heavily- very atmospheric

A bottle of mulled wine was required to warm us up when we got back !

Saturday morning we went to choose the real Christmas tree - where we go is only a few minutes walk from home and Hubby wanted to do the ' When Harry met Sally thing ' and drag it back through the snow but I didn't think it would do it much good lol !

In the lounge we have an artificial tree and it is all very coordinated ..............

but in the Conservatory we put the real tree which has a lot of personalised baubles collected over the years from various destinations

It always evokes special memories when I decorate this tree.

We also took Isabel to see Santa ( might be the last time ), Sophie said ' you're not going to make ME see him are you ?' Why do they have to grow up ?

It is always a mad rush to get all my Christmas (and birthday) shopping done by the end of November but it is worth it to get to enjoy the build up to the big day. May have to 'borrow ' some kids when mine get too old lol !

Back to cards, the observant amongst you may have noticed a theme to my photos tonight so I will show you a tree card.

Regular readers will remember my mega excitement when I made a tree from a stamp from the Tiny Tags set. (see 13th Sept).At the time I said I had plans for a black and blingy version , well I've finally gone and done it !!

Yes Jules I have finally cut some ribbon lol !

I even went outside to get a wintry photo

Hope my neighbours didn't see me trying to balance a card in a tree ! Mind you I wasn't out there long - it was -5 !

Hope you have enjoyed my trees of all varieties !!!


  1. What a stunning card - I'm a great lover of black and white!
    Chris xx

  2. Wow Julie, this is my kind of card - stunning! Your cards just get better & better. Angie xx