Tuesday, December 15, 2009

1, 2, Tree

At the weekend we got the tree stuff out of the loft. The Guest room is now full of boxes.
The tree is out of it's box and sort of on it's way - it looks like this atm. Poor thing!
Hopefully it will start looking better and more festive as the week goes on. It's about this time when we cross our fingers and toes and hope all the lights will still be working when we get them out of the boxes.
You know how "real" trees drop their needles? Well this artificial one has ideas above it's station - you should see the mess all over the floor.

On to some crafty stuff.
The new set of Templates from Crafty Templates are out this week, along with the option to order up one of Leo's Goodies Kit of papers, card and lots of different embellishments. You can check both templates and goodies out by clicking HERE

It's been good to have a change from Christmas stuff as the templates are a lovely mixture of ideas for all sorts of occasions, there are birds, frames, borders, flowers, hearts and all sorts of other templates this month.
Here are the first two cards I've made using the templates and the blue & chocolate themed goodies kit
I used a scrapling card to make this thank you card. This is the "Huggy Star" template - isn't it cute?
The gorgeous beady embellishment, the sequin trim and the letters were all in the goodies kit along with the various papers I've used

I love this Birdie on a Branch template - and it's so easy to cut out!
I used more of the sequin trim to make the tree trunk and along the branch. The papers and ebellishents are a mix of things from the kit and from my stash.

That's it for today. Someone keeps stealing all my time away - if you happen to know who it is, could you tell them to stop it please?

Have a great day


Wipso said...

Gorgeous cards. Who ever is stealing your time has taken mine too so if you find out who is responsible please let me know.:-)
A x

Karen said...

hehe these trees are naughty aren't they, mine does the same haha

ooo I love the new templates & how fantastic is that tree trunk you have done? XXX

Angelnorth said...

Maybe the thieving time elf is also responsible for the needle drop on your artificial tree? :haha: Fab cards, I love the little scrapling thank you!

Julia Dunnit said...

I wonder if watering it will stop it shedding!!
Fab cards, those templates are going to be v useful!

Hazel said...

Ohh I love that huggy star and also the birdie. We have a very small artificial tree we got a couple of years ago to replace a bigger one - and there always seem to be bits everywhere - at the moment it's still in its box under the settee - might rescue it later x

Janice said...

So sweet Kathy. My tree makes a mess too, but at least the stuff that drops down doesn't stick into your socks like real pine needles!

Traceyr said...

Ah poor tree - get it dressed quickly it looks naked. haha

Those two cards are wonderful love the sequins.


Scrappy~Sarah said...

think they have my time too lol
Fabulous cards...the star one is fun :)

tiggertastic said...

fantastic cards, i love your clean cut style, very very eye catching
sarah x

CLARE said...

Great cards Kathy - love the use of the sequins, especially in the 2nd card

Susie Sugar said...

Love both cards but that "thank you" one is the business !! love it
Where's your desk this week ??....I mean the trees nice but its not the same !!! lol
Merry Christmas
Hugs Susie xx