Wednesday, October 6, 2010

ABC Christmas Challenge ,,, 'U' is for ,,,,, Under the Tree + DT Call :-)

WOW !! we had LOADS of entries to the Tree challenge ,, we hope you all join in this fortnight too :-) We are looking for some new members to join our happy band ,, so if you're interested enter the challenge and add DT to the link :-)

It was Helen's turn to choose the theme and she chose ,,

U for Under the Tree ,,, so a gift, gift box/bag etc :-)

We are sponsored by the lovely Heidi at Simon Says Stamp so a fabulous $15 spree to her store for one lucky entrant !! :-)

I made a Candle and tag :-) I love making candles ,, so easy to do and I particularly like to use stamps that don't need colouring ,,, this Fantasy Tree from Penny Black is perfect I think !! Just add stickles and glitter ,, a ribbon and you're done :-)

The tag was a quick and easy make too ,, I inked the background with distress inks ,, stamped the tree in brown and some Tim Holtz birds ,, added a T H ticket and a Spellbinders snowflake and that was it :-)

Challenges :
Penny Black Saturday ,,,, Don't be Square
Crafty Ann's Challenge ,,, Anything but a Card
A Spoonful of Sugar ,,,, Sparkle and Shine
Crafty Cardmakers ,,, Step away from a Square
Ooh La La ,,,, Nothing Floral
Paper Sundaes ,,,,, Something from my stash ,,, everything !! even the candle was a left over from last x mas :-)

Our GD Paula and the DT have made some gorgeous creations for this challenge ,, really fab gift ideas so pop over to the ABC Christmas Challenge to see them ;-) don't forget to check out the Simon Says Stamp sponsored blog candy at the top of my blog too :-)


downrightcrafty said...

gorgeous tree on that there candle, I love making candles too and the matching tag is so pretty
Hugs Kate xx

Crystal said...

This is soooo beautiful Lorraine!!! WOW love the tag and creative and GORGEOUS!

Sue said...

Hi ya hun
wow this is beautiful, i never have any luck doing candles, a beautiful gift, gorgeous tag, sue,xx

Helen said...

Gorgeous candle Lols! Love how you've added the glitter too!
Helen x

Ann Whitfield said...

This is gorgeous Lorraine - the candle is just so elegant and the tag is wonderful. Thank you for sharing them with us at Crafty Ann's
Ann x

Wendi said...

Wow your candle and tag are absolutely beautiful that tree is so delicate and the glitter finishes it off to perfection
Thank you so much for shring with us at ooh la la

Whisper said...

Wow, and you've used one of my favourite stamps too, Luv Sam x

Pattie said...

Oh Lorraine! It's beatiful! Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes!

Annie said...

ooo I love the sparkle on your candle! and a gorgeous tag to go with it - someone will be lucky at Christmas!
hugs, annie x

Kath Stewart said...

love your sparkly candle and tag lorraine...thanks for joining in the fun this week at PBSC...hugs kath xxx

Annika said...

It might have been simple to make yet it looks anything but. Absolutely stunning and intricate, delicate creation!!

Anonymous said...

I totally love this one and the one you sent to me last year I still have it on my side board just by my desk so I can see it every day! AWESOME!! hugs Samantha :0)

scrapperjulia said...

What a beautiful gift set, Lorraine! I love them both!

Jenni said...

Beautiful, would be a lovely gift to receive! Thanks for playing along with the Crafty Cardmakers.
Jenni x

Lin said...

I would be delighted to find this beautiful creation in my christmas stocking. That tree is image is so delicate and looks fab on both the candle and tag.

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers.

Lin xx

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Wow! and Wow! again!! This is gorgeous. LOVE that candle with the added glitter... and the tag is beautiful.
I NEED to go out and buy some candles now!
Caroline xxx

America said...

Ive never tried the whole candle business, but you've inspired me. You make it sound so easy... but we'll see. LOL!! The candle is beautiful and that awesome TAG so GORGEOUS!!!

France Ringuette said...

Hi Lorraine... Great projects ! Thanks for playing in our Paper Sundaes Challenge!

fionalawlor said...

Oooo these are gorgeous! The candle in particular is absolutly beautiful.Thanks for playing along this week at Crafty Cardmakers.
Fiona x