Sunday, December 2, 2012

Giving Thanks

Morning all.

If you are anywhere around the east coast of Australia, I hope you are tolerating the heat. Saturday (1st day of Summer here) did not fail to impress with the mercury hitting 36.9 degs C (which for those who are Fahrenheit fluent is 98 degs F!!!)

As you may have read, I was lucky enough to attend the recent SU Heartfelt convention in Sydney with Angela Sargeant. She drove me in, showed me around and in general was the perfect hostess. Angela also generously lent me the stamp set that helped create my Diwali cards here and here.

Now I am the kind of gal who believes in saying the 2 small words "thank you" when needed and often. So I made a little something to thank Angela for her generosity and kindness. Now as most of you know, I love to tinker with all things 3D, so this is where I started. I was inspired by a fab tutorial here to make these gorjus wee beauties.

This is what I made Angela, they are lumieres for her Christmas table......

 
They hold a faux (or flameless) teal light candle and the light flickers through the vellum stamped windows. I got mine from the Reject Shop and I am guessing that they are a little easier to get than they have been in previous years. This is it lit up......
 
 
The "holly" was achieved by using the leaf from the XL Bird Punch and 1/4" circle.
 
 
I fashioned a "matching" card by keeping the same colour scheme and using one of the flowers from the Mixed bunch set.
 
 
Here is the lot together.....
 
 
Thanks for popping by. I have more Christmas fun and 3D items to share soon.
 
Stuff Used:
CS: (SU) Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green, vellum from Alice's
Ink: (SU) Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green
Stamps: (SU) Daydream Medallions, Mixed Bunch, Curly Cute, Build-A-Blossom
Dies and Punches: (SU) Window Framelit Dies, XL Bird Punch, Blossom Punch, Blossom petals Builder Punch, Lace Ribbon Border Punch, Carla Craft 1/4 inch circle punch
Other bits: SU Chevron EF, Dimensionals, Double sided tape, Dk red 1/2 pearls fm stash, flameless tea light candle
 
Lynda xx
 
 
 

9 comments:

Patrice said...

What a gorgeous little thank you gift set. I'm sure Angela was very happy to receive these.

Lots to catch up on here...off I go.

x

Beth Beard said...

Love it!! They are so cute and the matching card is lovely! I pinned them to my board. I want to make them too!

Angela McKay, Stampin Up Demonstrator said...

Those Thank You cards are AMAZING! Definitely CASEing those:)

Melissa said...

THis is a perfect little gift set and so pretty, I am sure Angela will love it. WOnderful xx

Judy said...

Lynda your lumieres and card are fabulous. What a lovely thought and I know Angela will absolutely love them.

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Such a pretty little project! So glad you have had some time for crafting lately! I am sure Angela will love it! Love the white with touches of colour! Hugs xxx

Jenny Hayward said...

These are just gorgeous Lynda. Such a special, thoughtful gift. And as always are matching card. Very Nice. You are so clever with the matching ensembles!!

Love Jenny x

Tui Nathan said...

So clean and so very elegant ... wow, absolutely gorgeous!!!

Yes, i agree with Jenny ... your matching ensembles are just awesome!!!

Katie said...

These are fantastic. I have been meaning to buy a bunch of those candles to make similar projects but as you know life gets in the way ... maybe in 2013!