Friday, 19 August 2011

Winter Tea Lights

Hello crafters, time for another Totally Papercrafts Challenge
and this week our theme is

Christmas in August

Just perfect for adding to that Christmas pile 
and if you haven't started your Christmas cards yet,
I don't want to panic you, but there are only 18 weeks til the big day! Eek!!

I made this little tea light gift.

I started with a 144mm x 144mm card blank and scored it 20mm from the centre score line. When folded this leaves one side longer than the other, so I just trimmed off the excess length to make them equal.

I decorated the front of the card with the cute Penny Black, Mademoiselle Noel stamp and a Christmas DP from last year K & Co, Peppermint Twist.
Remembering to place a piece of ribbon between the mat black card and the card blank.
The 'winter' stamp is stamped in silver and embossed.

I made a little box to fit my four tea lights. 
To create the 'window' I cut out a piece from the lid with a label nestie and covered it, on the inside, with a piece cut from a clear plastic bag.

When I went to cover the base in my red DP, the only piece I had left, had a little flower shaped punch cut into it,
this meant I had to place my box to one side, but I think it looks ok.

Remember again, if you're making this, to put a piece of ribbon between the mat card (black in my case) and the card blank itself.

Here's a close up of that image - coloured with Copics and with some added sparkle to her 'fur' trim.
It doesn't really show up well, but it's there!

The little doggy was cut from a label that was in the DP pack.

I hope you will join our challenge this week and don't forget to check out the fabulous work of the DT.

Make it Monday - Linky Party
Penny Black at Allsorts - August Challenge Free & Easy
Aud Sentiments - Anything Goes
Craft Us Crazy - Anything Goes


Supplies used.
Penny Black Stamp - Medemoiselle Noel, coloured with Copics and Crystal glitter.
DP - K & Co Peppermint Twist.
Catslife Press Stamp 'winter', 'just for you' stamp and twine available at Crafty Emmas
Snowflake punch and stickles glitter
Ribbon and card candy from my stash.


Aileen said...

This makes a lovely little gift and card all in one. x

Shirley said...

You just freeked me out when I was reading your post and it mentioned xmas was only 18 weeks away. Time flies so quickly iyt will be here before we know it.
At least you have started earlly with your xmas cards and this one is so pretty. It may be clean and simple but it is beautiful and I love the image.
Thank you for joining us at Penny Black at Allsorts this month and good luck in the draw.


Lee said...


Maarit at Violets Corner said...

This is a stunning gift Caroline, well done!

Many thanks for playing with us at Penny Black at Allsorts.


Sue said...

Hi hun
fabulous creation, luv the image, awesome colouring, pretty papers & design, a lovely gift, have lovely weekend, sue,xx

Littlebearcrafts said...

Such a beautiful gift! Thank you for joining us at the Penny Black at Allsorts challenge this month.
Clare x

Wishcraft said...

Nooo I don't want to know how many weeks there are left - I haven't done anything yet lol!

Love your card and tea light box, fab image and papers :o) Lisa x

Anonymous said...

It looks fantastic Caroline and a brilliant idea. Lovely! xx

I am ignoring the fact that there are only 18 weeks!!!! I will NOT panic!! xx

Victoria said...

simply love it x

Kerrie said...

Such a wonderful gift... 18 weeks... oh I better get a wriggle on (LOL)

Thanks for sharing your creation with Make It Monday.
Don't forget......... if you leave a comment on another entry, mention that you saw their card on "Make It Monday" for a chance at second prize. The more entries you comment on the more chance you have of winning second prize.

Lisa Jane said...

Beautiful card/gift .. love the image
Thanks for linking up to Make it Monday
Lisa x

Marion Kuipers-van Eijsden said...

Well.... I can say that I'm on track with my cards too!!! And I love this card that you made! The little doggie is so sweet...
Love how you added so many details and then suddenly show the inside! Fabulous job girlfriend!
Enjoy the weekend!

Anne said...

Hi Mel
Gorgeous little gift. You did a fab job:)
Any of those marshmallows left? They look yummy!!!
Anne x

Anne said...

Caroline, I'm sorry, I keep calling you Mel:(
Anne x

Mary J said...

How fabby Caroline, love how you've done the sentiment!

Thx for linking them up to the Make It Monday party - hope to see you again soon!

Mary J x

Karen Letchworth said...

Hi Caroline. Thanks for your sweet post on my blog. Congratutlations to you, too, on your 26th Anniversary. What a blessing. I would be so honored if you would visit me again, and become a "follower". Your blog is lovely. I love playing along, and thank you again for stopping by at: