Thursday, 8 December 2016

Christmas Tradition.. The Tree is Up!

Morning All,  I am very lucky this year to be sharing my Christmas Traditions and being sponsored by Balsam Hill.

A couple of years ago I was lucky enough to review a wreath from Balsam Hill.. I fell in love with the product and how realistic it looked.

When I was a kid, setting up the Christmas tree and all the decorations was never really a big thing, every year though,my Mum did let me pick a new decoration to put on the tree so by the time I left home I had a big box of complete randomness.... I still have these today but they are carefully boxed away..

Cats and Christmas trees don't always mix and after a couple of years of putting them up I was afraid that they would get ruined and, as they were the one thing I wanted to remember about Christmas as a child, I stopped using them... Instead, each year I would buy some coloured cheap baubles and put them on the tree but it was never really that Perfect Tree....  This year I get to decorate not only a stunning tree, but use some beautiful glass baubles.

The tree I received from Balsam Hill is the gorgeous Silvarado. It is absolutely stunning and so realistic... I have a narrow room but with very high ceilings so this was perfect being 7' tall but slimmer at the base!

My house is very simply decorated so I kept the tree the same adding the baubles and finishing off the tree with my Angel from the box.  I thought about adding in ribbons and garlands, but I loved it so much as it was I left it.. complementing my decor perfectly!

Here is a close up of one of the hand decorated baubles...

There is one little guy that made an appearance on my mantle piece mixed in with the Balsam Hill garland I purchased before last Christmas...  I was in Stockholm last December and these were everywhere, how could I not bring one home.  It was my way of keeping up the tradition of adding a new decoration each year, even if he can't fit into the tree!

You can really see the detail on the branches on this photo and how realistic they really are...

Hope you are all decorating up your houses and creating your own traditions...

Have a great Thursday, I'll be back tomorrow with a sneak peek of something new

Jen xxxx

Note that products have been provided by Balsam Hill for this post.

Saturday, 3 December 2016

Scandinavian Snowflakes

Morning LIMettes... It's the first week of the month which means a new sponsor for the month and its a colour challenge at Less Is More.

This month's sponsor is the lovely Bev from Uniko and she is also joining in with the team this week as Guest Designer.

The colour theme is Primary Colours and you can chose to use, one or all of them.  I went with Red!

The snowflakes are from Lil Inkers and the sentiment from CBS.

I'm sorry I didn't get chance to visit anyone whilst I was on holiday.  The Wifi was non-existent and when I had it pretty much useless.

Hope you have a great Saturday.  I'm off Christmas Shopping In London followed by some live music this evening.

Jen xxx

Friday, 2 December 2016

Sending Love

Morning, I have a Craft Stash DT card to share with you today using one of the new Cascading Embossing folders.  This one is Sprinkles!

I decided to make a shaker card and emboss a vellum inlay for a more muted effect.  Love how it turned out!


The embossing folders are only £5.99 at the moment, so if you click on the link from my supplies it will take you there!

Hope you have a great Friday... I'm off to London Christmas shopping tomorrow... So excited!

Jen xxx

Thursday, 1 December 2016

It's Snowing....


After a few google account and blogger issues before I went on holiday it's now all fixed and I have a little card for you using the fabulous James the Bear from Lili Of The Valley... He was my first love and I am so happy he is back as digis on the LOTV website.

I have used him for my inspiration for the new Facebook challenge over at LOTV... this month the theme is Winter.  Here is my card..

I have made a shaker card behind James using some fabulous sequins from Lucy .. this has to be my favourite mix ever!!

So that it didn't look strange when stood up, I followed an idea from Jennifer Mcguire to stick some of the sequins down to the back piece before adding in the rest of them... I love how the card looks when stood up now... makes such a difference. You can find Jennifer's video and blog post HERE!

I'll be back soon with another creation.. Have a great Thursday!

Jen xxx

Saturday, 26 November 2016


Morning LIMettes... I'm still on holiday for a few more days but this weeks challenge over at Less Is More is Emboss Resist!

For this card I used Hero Arts stamp embossed in white and then bright blue brusho for the background.

I'll be back up and running later this week when I am back... Have a great weekend

Jen xx

Saturday, 19 November 2016

A Little Bit Of CAS Vintage

Morning LIMettes, Happy Saturday.. I am currently on a my hols somewhere on a dive boat in the red sea without internet but I still thought I would join in with the rest of the DT.

This week the theme over at Less Is More is Vintage... This is what I came up with!

Sorry it is a really quick visit from me this week.... I'll have another share next weekend for the new LIM then I will be back after my vacation..

Jen xxx

Sunday, 13 November 2016

Botanical Sympathy Duo


I have been working on filling up gaps in the card box and I never seem to have any sympathy cards so I thought I would make some using the gorgeous Botanical Builder Dies from Stampin Up.

And the second one...


I need to check all my dive gear ready for my holiday and then I'm off to Thomas Rhett gig tonight... It's going to be another busy day.

Enjoy your Sunday

Jen xxx