Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Christmas Finale!

Thought I'd do a quick "picture-post" round up with some photos of the hearth, tree, parcels etc and a couple of last-minute "makes" - wallets for making gift cards and vouchers a little more interesting to open.
We had a red and gold themed Christmas - I tried to use some of my die cutting goodies to ddecorate my parcels
I used the Memory Box rosette die to make pretty decorations for some of the presents,  Spellbinders trees to make tags, or "markers" to show which among all the same coloured parcels were the ones I'd got for Hubby! I even used one of the Deep Edger Martha Stewart punches to cut a border on a long piece of gold paper to add a decorative border to one of the big packages - mind you, the wrapping paper was a pig to cut "cleanly" with the punch! grrrr, why do they never work as well as they ought?

Here's the tree, and then a close up of some of the baubles
The biggest parcel didn't quite fit under the tree hehe - no prizes for guessing what sort of thing was inside, though!
 It was this fab super-comfy Aeron chair, I'm sitting on it right now - so much better than my old desk chair!
I decorated the hearth with baubles tied onto a garland, plus lots of candles.  On the mantelpiece (pic below) is the canvas I did a couple of years ago - I was really pleased with how it turned out so can't resist taking the chance to put it up on display!  Not a great photo but the first one taken with my other "big" pressie - an iphone!  yes I finally have one - only beenlusting over ever since hubby got his!

This is a wallet made to present some goft vouchers in

And this last one was for a magazine subscription renewal "notice".  I made a tag using an image of the magazine found on the web to fit inside
That's it - you made it to the end - thank you!
Now I need to go and make some new stuff so that I have something else to blog about!
Thanks for popping by today - please leave a message if you can, I do love to read them.


Sue said...

Love yor tree and decorations, so rich but cosy looking.
Sue x

Kath said...

It all looks lovely and cosy, Kathy. Love your present wrapping.

Loopylou. said...

oh kathy it all looks so pretty and i love your pressie wrapping. oooooh on the comfy chair, it looks lovely too!!
huge hugs Lou xxx

Kate said...

Kathy, that tree looks amazing. I want it to be Christmas again right now!!!

** Kate **

paddy said...

What a lovely blog Kathy. Love the tree!! x

Carol said...

aww your tree and pressies look fab -such a shame to open them xx

Janice said...

Looks lovely Kathy, I envy you that chair!

Angelnorth said...

Your place looks lovely and festive - great parcel wrapping!

oblibby said...

Everything looks fantastic - puts my last minute wrapping on Christmas Eve to shame. I want to come down and stay with you next year!!!

That chair looks so comfy xxx

Lisa xxx

Hazel said...

Love the red and gold theme - fab cards - and the chair looks so comfy - enjoy x

Karen said...

Oh WOW! your place looks like it should be in a magazine my lovely! Just gorgeous! xxx

Suzie said...

Kathy, it looks so warm and cosy and gorgeously homey. I want to come to yours for Christmas next year :D LOL at the wrapped up chair!

Jackie said...

It all looks lovely Kathy. I love the way Mr B has wrapped the chair..complete with tinsel :)

Traceyr said...

Great colour scheme Kathy and your tree is fabulous. :)