Friday, 23 December 2011

Mo's Christmas Candles

It's almost Christmas.  The tree is up, the cookies are baked and the kids are having a ball.  I on the other hand was rushed into making gifts for my fiancee's family.  I used Maurie J Mannings or as she's better known, MO's beautiful images on all my candles.

This one is for his grandmother.

The next three are for three of his aunts.  I used the same image for all of them because I thought it would make it easier to color..... mmm ended up being so hard, as I liked some of them more than others...

Next up is one I made for one of his other aunts. I HAD to use this image as the dog looks EXACTLY like her dog Cody!

Next up is three candles I made for his nieces.

And here's all of them together.  

It's a good thing Christmas only happens once a year!  

To all, a MERRY CHRISTMAS and I hope Santa brings all of you some wonderful crafty gifts ;)  (just like mine) hehehe or rather make that a HO HO HO!!

Sunday, 11 December 2011

Dilly Beans Candle

I bought this cutie from Dilly Beans Stamps yesterday.  Was so excited this morning when I checked my mail and there she was!  I've seen alot of people placing stamps on candles lately and I just HAD to try it. It was really so easy and I love the way it came out! I love it so much that I guess everyone is getting one for Christmas this year!  lol  My fiancee has no clue when it comes to buying gifts for his family so I end up making something for all of them for Christmas.  I hope they enjoy receiving it as much as I enjoy making it!

Any way, here is my "test run".

So, what do you think?  Isn't she a cutie? They have quite a few of these slightly twisted images that somehow appeals to my alter ego! lol Remember to check out the Dilly Beans Challenge Blog and maybe have a go at one of their challenges!

Monday, 5 December 2011


 While hopping around in Blogland, I came across this cuts blog.  I loved their header and when I saw their CUTE freebie, I just had to have it!!  Have a look at the Dilly Beans Challenge blog. They also have the cutest digi's in their shop!!!  Anyhow, here's my "card" I made with the freebie.  I 3D paper pieced the snowmen and then made the frame from chipboard. Took me the whole of Sunday, but it was SO worth it, as I really love how it turned out!

Here's some of the "before" pieces.

And here's a side view of some of the layers.

A close up of the snowmen!

And last but not least, my completed frame. Think I went a but overboard with the snowflakes on the sides, but who can blame me, this is the closest I have come to "snow" since I was two years old (and thats a darn long time ago) LOL.

See you soon!