Saturday, 24 December 2011

Happy Christmas!

Here is our Christmas tree corner, the last time we'll have this tiny tree. Next year we'll be back in the UK with our proper tree and this one will be back to a table decoration again, but here in the heat it seems out of place to have a big tree. It still looks pretty though.

The advent calendar is a Kaisercraft kit that I got a couple of years ago in a clearance sale, and began decorating after last Christmas, with beautiful Bo Bunny papers. Then it sat all year and I finally finished it the day before Advent this year. I made the little village last year at a class with the same papers, so they go really well together. I just love those muted reds, greens and creams - very traditional. My candle fetish is well satisfied at this time of the year - those little votive jars make the prettiest flickering colours on the walls at night. Better than lights on the tree.

I used the same gorgeous papers to make DH's special Christmas card this year, and I also had my first go at water-colour painting using Distress and dye inks. Thank you to Heather (Rica) for nudging me in that direction years ago.

So, House Mouse, friends and a squirrel for my man. Definitely "warm and fuzzy". Also "Christmas" at Bizzy Becs, "anything goes" at Charisma Cardz and Stampin' for the Weekend, "Christmas lights" (candles) at Creative Card Crew, "bingo" at Simon Says Stamp (ribbon, gems and sparkle), Stampin' for the Weekendand the sketch from Cute Card Thursday.

Have a wonderful Christmas everybody!


Cat's sCrap said...

Hi Squirrel,

What a creativity ! What fabulous projects ! You are ready for Christmas ! Congratulations !

Merry Chrismas ! Joyeux Noël !

Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week.

Hugs from France.

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card and I love all the decorations too ,, beautiful ! :-) I am sure your hubby loved this card ,,, the image is juust sooooo cute !!:-)

Merry Christmas :-)
thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp and House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenges :-)
Lols x x x

Sue said...

Love this little scene on your card, they are really singing their little hearts out. Beautiful coloring, Heather is the best colorer I know, so you learned from the best! Thanks for joining us at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge. Nicely done.


Tam said...

Very nice!

Vee said...

Fabulous Christmas projects. Thanks for playing with Charisma. Merry Christmas.
xx Vee

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Super sweet card!! Love that adorable image!

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


Deb said...

Beautiful card!
Many thanks for joining in the Cute Card Thursday Challenge!
Happy New Year, Debx

Deb said...

Beautiful card!
Many thanks for joining in the Cute Card Thursday Challenge!
Happy New Year, Debx

The Crafty Den said...

Hi there, what a gorgeous card. I love the image and colour scheme. Thanks for joining us at charisma cardz for our "anything goes" challenge. Best wishes for a happy & healthy 2012! Hugs, Denise x

Bizzi Hands said...

How very cute and so christmasy..
Thanks for your contribution to Bizzy Becs Challenge.

Nilsa said...

ITs all so cute! Love it!

Sue from Oregon said...

Love your very special Christmas card! Those poinsettia embellies are very pretty! Thanks for joining us at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge! Sue K!

Gunn (Merete) said...

Great card, cute image and the poinsetta is such a great detail.
Thanks for joining us at SFTW.