Friday, 15 October 2010

Christmas Tree & Baubles

Afternoon everyone, hope you are all well. I can't tell you how good it feels to be posting during daylight on week day. A well deserved day off from work was booked today, but I have been busy tidying up and putting my washing machine into overdrive. But you know what? In the middle of all that there was time to craft :-)

My very first Open House is tomorrow and I am really looking forward to it. To help with the nerves my lovely friends at Thursday night craft agreed to let me do a dummy run (none of them are dummies by the way). I wish I had taken my camera with me as we had a really good night. There were a few hecklers on the naughty side of the room, (you know who you are) but all in good spirit. And we were treated to sudden outbursts of song from the ever musical Janet. It was also nice to meet some new crafters. A fab night - thank you.

I'll be sharing my make & take with you tomorrow.

So onto to today's post. I have "borrowed" a brilliant idea from Julie who I hope is taking it easy and recovering well. Julie created a Xmas tree branch using one of the tree trunks from the Trendy Trees Set.

Here's my version (I nearly got the post lady in the photo, bet she wondered what I was up to!):

Card Stock: Cake Crumb, Whisper White, Baja Breeze
Paper: Spotty Old Olive from the Brights Designer Paper Series
Ribbon: 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon Real Red & Marina Mist, 1/4" Grosgrain Old Olive
Stamp Sets: Trendy Trees and Sparkly & Bright
Ink: Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White

And finally, just for Janet, some Glitter from my stash.

Now I know the ribbons are not the same colours as the card/ink, but they go ok. Hope I've done your idea justice Julie.

I'm off to prep some more make & takes for tomorrow.

Thanks for stopping by


  1. Hi Becki , you have done a fantastic job -I love it !
    You're baubles are definitely bigger than mine lol !
    I am missing the ink but hoping to do some cutting out this afternoon
    ready to play soon. Good luck with tomorrow
    Julie x

  2. fantastic as usual Becki x Hope tomorrow goes well!