This week's tag challenge on Kard Krazy is to make a Christmas tag with the colours yellow, brown and green. Why is is that I never end up with the tag I envisage when I start, lol? It always turns out totally differently. Still, it worked out ok, I think -
I had some coloured tags, so I used a yellow one for the background. I changed the colour of the main image to browns and used green ink for the little holly stamp.
As you know, I like long posts, and three tag pics are just not enough to satisfy, lol, so here are a few more pics of our Christmas decorations. The drawing room. As you can see, I don't go too mad with the decorations -
The tree is not quite finished yet, it is lacking the lametta. Ever since I can remember, our Christmas trees were decorated with strands of silver lametta, in my parents' home in Germany, and then here in the UK when I had my own family. I love the proper German stanniol lametta, which is really heavy, has a beautiful silver colour, is slightly crinkly, and drapes so perfectly. But it seemed to have gone out of fashion in the last few years, and my mum couldn't find any in her local shops in Germany. I made do with the modern lametta we could get here in the UK, but it is nothing like the real thing. This year, we couldn't even find that in our shops! Light bulb moment - Ebay Germany, and there it was, proper stanniol lametta! I ordered it, it was posted the same day, and now I am desperately hoping that it will arrive very soon. Because my husband and sons DEMAND lametta on their tree, lol. Keep your fingers crossed for us, please ;-)
On a little side table -
On the larger table -
A felt snowflake with my favourite little cherub -
And the very different Christmas tree in the hall -
Our house is late Victorian, and in the hall we always stick with very traditional colours. Of course the tree is hand picked by DS3 and myself at the grower's farm. It usually takes a good half hour or so to find the perfect tree. We probably pick up and twirl at least 40 or so trees before we finally find THE ONE! Isn't it just the perfect shape? Nick and I always decorate the trees together, and that is one of my most loved Christmas traditions.