Sunday, 15 December 2019

Sunday Snippets - Oh Christmas Tree

Afternoon Everyone,

I hope you are all having a good day today. It's not been bad here - cold but bright - for a change. I have been busy making this scrapbook page showing our Christmas tree in all it's glory.
It's an artificial tree that comes out year after year to deck the living-room.  I've finally been able to use the huge die-cut tree from Pretty My Page - I only bought it last year so not bad going for me. Some of the embellishments are very much older, e.g. I've had the tree trim along the bottom edge for more than 20 years! Ditto the peppermint candy circles.

We have another, much smaller, tree in the hall, It's also artificial and even older than the one in pictured. There's also a couple of live trees in the garden. One is pot-grown and spends most of the year tucked away out of sight in the back garden but, at this time of the year, gets all decked up and takes pride of place by the front doorstep.
Last Christmas it did start life here at Casa Worthington covered with a generous dusting of fake snow. Now, one year later, our Scottish weather and a year's growth, there's no trace of the snow so we've decked it out with red baubles.

Now that the need for Christmas cards has eased, I've been finding more time to make scrapbook pages, like the one above, for my Christmas album. This is good - it's enjoyable, stress-busting and the memories are being preserved for years to come - what's not to like? Well, it's this. All this scrapping is creating ... scraps! Lots of them. I'm looking at the growing pile as I type. So, I've used up some in this tag.
I know it's only one little tag, but every little bit helps. A blue label from my local stationery shop, scraps of paper (Simple Stories 'Winter Wonderland' collection), a die-cut greeting (Tonic) and holly leaves (Tattered Lace), some ribbon, twine and red dew drops and I have a pretty label to put on a package.

I'm submitting the tag to Pixie's Snippets Playground Challenge #367

And that's me done for today. Though, I may just spend a little time to make another tag or two to use up a few more of those pesky snippets.

Take care and have a very good evening.


cuilliesocks said...

Hello there Elizabeth, beautifully designed scrapbook page, and I love the little tree. I put our tree up today, so we're looking quite festive. Alistair was remarking what a load of work putting the tree up, he only brought it in from the shed ­čśćobviously that part was awfully difficult, honestly they make you, Kate x x

Karen Letchworth said...

Hi Elizabeth! I saw your entry in the Snippets Playground and wanted to come by for a closer look. What a lovely scrapbook layout and darling tag as well. Great way to use those snippets.

I'd love to have you stop by Word Art Wednesday to play along with us there as well. My challenges are always Anything Goes/Family Friendly, and we are blessed to have awesome sponsors (which means awesome prizes). I hope you will join us when you can. Have a blessed week, and thanks again for sharing your talents.

Karen Letchworth

Di said...

A super tag Elizabeth - and your trees look great! I managed to decorate our indoors one on Wednesday - just as well as later on whilst playing with Dudley I did a little skip and wrenched my shoulder. Looks as if it's getting better each day but was I glad I'd done the huge stint of decorating the place just beforehand!

Hugs - and Merry Christmas -

Di xx