Someday, the altered art you make today will be
old, faded, falling apart, and someone else will salvage the bits and use them
in new altered art.It's the best that any piece of art can hope for

~ anon~

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Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Time to put your tree up?

or have you got your tree up already? Father Christmas put ours up until Christmas Eve after the kids have gone to bed. When they were little I used to love to see the wonder on their faces on Christmas Morning when they saw that FC and his elves had decorated the house for them - Now I just get cries of 'Mum have you finished yet cos I need to come out of my room to go to the loo' Romance is in fact dead

Today would have been my brothers birthday - he sadly died 10 years ago and I still miss him dreadfully. We weren't allowed to have any hint of Christmas in our house until after his Birthday - so I am rebelling a bit by putting this tree up on my Blog on his Birthday!
Todays Advent Tag is a metal offering. Using Hels Christmas Stitchel Tree I stamped the image onto card and cut it out. This was stuck onto some mountboard and then I covered the whole thing in some Green TSS metal. Rolling  a brayer over the top picked out the image which I then refined with my precious teflon tipped tool. Bit of doodling and colouring with Viva gold, the 'baubles' made with the Ball and Cup tool and filled with glitter glue.

And todays treat? Well  a nice glass of something and some time alone with my thoughts is the order of the day!


  1. Gorgeous tree! and hugs to you HUn on today. I never put the Tree up til Christmas Eve.. then it stays up 12 days until the day before my birthday! now what day is that ? lol
    Hugs x

  2. I don't have any space for a tree at all, but I miss not having one. Love your tree, and good wishes to you!

  3. A very big hug love on this sad day, but love the tree. Our tree is up, but looking very tatty having been buried in 3ft of snow and now sitting in a heated room. Have to do it early to get me in the mood for Christmas.

  4. Lovely tree Nicks - I am just about to put ours up! Sending you a big hug and I'm sure your brother wouldn't mind when you start Christmas. xxx

  5. Sending you massive (((hugs))))

    As you know, I've got a black artificial tree this year so it will be going up at the VERY LAST MINUTE! lol Shame we've got all this snow and ice, otherwise it would have been another real one.

  6. AW big hugs hunny... thank you for joining in with teh Sunday STamper... and the tree looks FAB, love what you did with it! xx

  7. Big hugs. What a lovely tree, works wonderfully in metal. I have my tree up already until the day before my birthday which is what Jennie said so I am going to see now if we have the same birthday LOL. Tracy Evans x x


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