Sunday, 20 September 2020

Oh Christmas Tree! ......

Happy Sunday .......

I hope you're enjoying your weekend.  
It's a lovely morning here on the island, we've got blue skies, the sun is shining and this is the view from our bedroom window ..... we can see the sea!!

Yes ...... we're on our family Staycation.  
We arrived at Ballarhennie House yesterday and the cottage is beautiful.  It's so peaceful, and it has everything we could possibly need ..... including a cat that likes to make itself at home!  We've just got Lauren and Alex with us here at the moment, and Chris and Myra will be joining us tomorrow .... it's going to be fun.
I'll share more pics with you during the week.

I'm playing along with this month's CAS Christmas Card Challenge ....... again!  I must be getting the festive spirit!

The theme is Christmas Tree couldn't resist ....... you know me, I love a nice tree.

This one is so pretty ....... and it's really quick and easy to create cards.  
Simply stamp the image ..... I stamped directly onto my card base.  One layer cards are great for posting 

I then added a touch of colour to the baubles, or they could be lights I suppose, the stamp is called all lit up  
A little bit of sparkle to the branches with some fine crystal glitter, and a few splatters of gold and silver ink onto the background ........

A simple sentiment finishes it all off .......

That's another one for the festive box!

Speaking of trees .... look what someone found in the garden!

It's his birthday tomorrow (Monday) ..... I can't believe he's 10!!

Thanks for popping by ..... enjoy what's left of your weekend.
I think we're off to the beach later, making the most of the sunshine.  

Cheerio until next time ......

Products used:
Stamps: all lit up (Penny Black); Scribbly Christmas (Tim Holtz) for the sentiment
Inks: Versafine Clair - Pinecone; Delicata - Golden Glitz, Silvery Shimmer
Others: Quickie Glue Pen; Fine Crystal Glitter; Sparkle gel pens


  1. Beautiful view, Linda! Enjoy your staycation with your family. Thanks for sharing the pictures :) Oh, and your tree card is lovely!!! Thanks for the inspiration :)

  2. I am envious of your sea view, enjoy your stay. Hope the weather stays fine for you. Love that tree stamp and the simple card you have made with it xx

  3. Oh my goodness but this little guy has sure grown this summer! He's looking like a big boy now! They do grow so fast! Love this Christmas tree with the pretty baubles/lights! Great for mailing too!

  4. Your staycation sounds wonderful! And your card is a joy to behold. I love trees too!
    I love how you colored the baubles, but also made your tree shine! Thank you so much for joining us at CAS Christmas!

  5. wonderful view to wake up to, this pandemic is certainly making us appreciate what we have :)
    Great Christmas tree, I love the simplicity of the tree and those little lights. Awesome card.

  6. Beautiful view from your vacation cottage, Linda. I love your CAS one layer Christmas Tree and sentiment card. Your lights on the tree are so pretty and your tiny splatters another nice touch. TFS your card and vacation photos. Can't believer you little man...who is getting so big is now! Enjoy your family vacation. Love and Hugs..Nancy

  7. Wonderful view, Linda! Enjoy your staycation with your loved ones!
    Your Christmas tree card is so pretty with the sparkling branches and the colorful baubles!
    Beautiful one layer card! Thanks so much for sharing your beauty with us at CAS Christmas!
    Hideko xx

  8. Gorgeous tree Linda! The coloured lights and splatters of metallic are perfect details. What an amazing view from your window ... ahhhh, I love to look at the sea. Enjoy your staycation. The little man is not so little any more ... Happy 10th Birthday! xx


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