Tuesday, November 29, 2016

A crafty weekend!

Tom and I got our craft on over the weekend!  Yes, he is my best bud, and enjoys getting crafty with me - I can tell you he got a few smiles in line at Michael's, too!  He was the only guy in the entire store, and not one complaint about the 50 people in line.  Yes.  I do know how lucky I am =]

I'm delighted to be showcasing one of our little string trees - with my card using a wonderful Technique Tuesday set, using one of their gorgeous Greenhouse Society sets from 2015:  Holly! [I'm hoping the 2016 Thistle will be finding its way into my Christmas stocking!  any other Braveheart fans out there?]

 Distress ink water coloring
 
You may remember my little paper houses?  Though I haven't made the 2016 version yet, we're happy with the addition of the trees, and love their place of honor in our new home.
 
those little tea lights are placed inside in the evening, but this soft morning light looks pretty, too!
 
I'm nearly there with my Christmas cards - it's time to get them in the mail!

Thank you for stopping by!  It makes my spirits bright!

=]  Michele

 









17 comments:

Valentyna Komisarenko said...

Oh, how festive, Michele! Love your beautiful exposition, especially the trees, they are amazing and homey. And your card is beautiful, love traditional colors and image is sweet.
P.S. It's nice to have somebody, who shares your crafty passion... but I don't take my hubby to Michael's, he spends twice more time there and three times more money then me 🙄

LeAnne said...

Wowza! This is gorgeous, as are your trees and little houses! I can't believe you are making NEW versions! You are one crafty chick!!! And a thistle stamp? My Scottish heart is beating wildly, I need to check it out!

Cat Craig said...

How fun to work on crafty things together! Your decorative pieces are wonderful! And the display is so pretty in that soft morning light. The card is beautifully colored. I am so jelly that you are almost done and ready to mail...I'll be crafting like crazy to meet my 12-1 deadline. 28 cards to go. :-)

Lynn said...

So fabulous! I love the trees Michele!

Lisa said...

Your card is beautiful, love that holly!! And those trees ~ WOW!! You and your best bud did a fabulous job. I see the coveted gnome found a home in your beautiful display!! We just watched Braveheart a couple of weeks ago ;) Freeeedommm!!

Susanne Vargas said...

So glad you know already and I don't have to tell you how lucky you are to have found such a gem of a husband! ;)
You card is fantastic and I love your row of houses (I have a weak spot for houses with candles in them)!

lostinpaper said...

I just got back from a holiday and seriously not even there yet with my Christmas cards and now my husband has borrowed my camera for work for the next two days... he just doesn't know what that means lol. anyway I'd better get to and get going as catching up on all your wonderful designs and life is not getting them done either, is it? ps I love holly on Chrissy cards!

Sharron said...

While I've already told you how much I love your trees, just had to comment on the elegant card. Love the holly with the stylish black and gold1

TK said...

Oh Golly! You need to come give me a lesson on how to DI color like that! Your card is gorgeous! Your trees and paper houses are pretty amazing too, especially with the light!

Donna said...

You do make such beautiful things, Michele... and hubby of course. X

Birgit said...

What a fun time spent with your sweet hubby! The trees look magnificent with those darling houses. Simply as sweet as can be!

Susi K. said...

What a warm, fabulous holiday display you've put together for your home, Michele. The conical twine trees are delightful and the perfect addition to this display. Oh, and your TT holiday card is stunning too :-)

Jeanne said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous card, Michele! How do you do it time after time. You create such wonderful cards. I'm in awe. And then...you create other fabulous projects, too! Love the village. Love that your guy gets right in there with you. That's fabulous. You've got such cute gnomes (my mom would have LOVED you! Plus...you live in Michigan...where she grew up). Dang, I wish I could craft with you! :) Hugs!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Beautiful village, Michele, but your holly card blew me away! It looks like a painting, professionally matted and framed! It's your best yet! Hugs, Darnell

Barb Ghig said...

Oh my goodness, Michele...your Holly card is gorgeous! I love how you added subtle details to the leaves and berries, and your design is so elegant! Your string trees are amazing, and pair perfectly with your paper houses...such a fun and festive display!

Anita in France said...

Beautiful holly, Michele ... the frostiness is stunning ... and the black framing is so striking! Gorgeous! Love your Christmas village ... it's so serene and inviting ... I can just imagine how wonderful it looks with the little tea lights lit! Hugs, Anita )

Bobby said...

You have a perfect place to display your little houses and your rustic new trees, Michele. I love your card with it's lacy panel and pp border. Great watercoloring too.