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Tea Light Candle Holders

Hi fellow crafters. Its Monday morning here and I must admit its a little hard to get moving or even poke my nose out the front door.!  Yes it appears to be raining again and lots of it! Plenty of time to do more crafting.  This is a good thing as I like to have a big variety at the Handmade Market Expo in Morayfield this Sunday. If it hasnt rained too much it should be a good day especially with it all being indoors the weather will not hurt us at all unless its too much rain.

There has been a lot of rain recently and with rain and humidity and warmth, its perfect for mosquitoes. I have the tea light candles with the citronella in them and they are amazingly like a lot of our gorgeous colours:

Tealight Candle Holder - Baja Breeze

Tealight Candle Holder – Baja Breeze

I like to have my candles as visible as possible so therefore I have made some holders for them. I made them using Aluminium in the Big Shot using the Flower Folds Bigz Die. The smaller of the 2 flowers has then been run through my Petals Aplenty Embossing Folder. Here is another:

Tealight Candle Holder - Daffodil Delight

Tealight Candle Holder – Daffodil Delight

This one is Daffodil Delight or close to it (no I didnt colour them myself) in the bottom right hand corner you can see Pretty in Pink candle. Here is another:

Tealight Candle Holder - Riding Hood Red

Tealight Candle Holder – Riding Hood Red

Here is one that is similar in colour to Riding Hood Red. And a group shot ready to go for the Market this weekend. I hope they go a treat.

Ready For the Markets

Ready For the Markets

I love the way when the die cuts the aluminium that it neatly rolls the edges, therefore there is no risk to cutting fingers. Once that candle is finished, its just simple to put another in the centre.

Thank you once again for stopping by and looking at my blog.

take care

“May the Stamps be with You”

xxTessxx

SAB – Feeling Sentimental

Hi there what a fantastic time to earn Free Product. Simply order from either the new Seasonal Catalogue or the Annual Catalogue or a combination of them both to the value of $100 and you can select 1 free product from the Sale-a-bration Catalogue!!

Here is one of the SAB stamp sets. Its called Feeling Sentimental and is extremely detailed and suited towards a light tap on the new formulated classic stamp pads and voila extraordinary images. Here are a couple of  ‘masculine” type cards I made up:

Penny Farthing

Penny Farthing

And another and I couldnt help but see “Tardis” with the next image so I did stamp it with Island Indigo:

A Tardis type Telephone Box

A Tardis type Telephone Box

I also made up some more Post It Note and Pen Holders for my stall at the markets:

Penny Farthing Post It Note and Pen Set

Penny Farthing Post It Note and Pen Set

and of course the telephone box accented with a rhinestone just in the right place!!

Telephone Box Post It Note and Pen Holder

Telephone Box Post It Note and Pen Holder

I also do “Fridge” notebooks, so called as there are magnets on the back to attach to the fridge for shopping etc. They fit a shopping list sized notebook or half of an A5 pad that I usually get cut at Officeworks but you can get the already cut in the Discount stores. IThey are popular at the markets at various times of the year.

Fridge Notebook - Telephone Box

Fridge Notebook – Telephone Box

I love the “Old World” charm of these stamps. Why not have a look at the link on the side and see what you would like to order. I am going now. I hope you have enjoyed looking at my post today!! I hope you have a great day and take care.

“May the Stamps be with You”

xxTessxx

Post It Note and Pen Holders

Hi and welcome back again.

I have been making some Post It Note and Pen Holders. These are very very popular at the markets and some times I am flat out keeping up with them. It seems they are great for small gifts. I have shown these off before and also put up where I got the original tutorial from but you can find instructions all over the place on the internet for them. Anyway here are some that I made up:

Soda Pop Lid with Bee

Soda Pop Lid with Bee

I have been wanting to use these soda pop caps for a while. I have filled them with Crystal Effects.

Post it and Pen Holder - Eiffel Tower Soda Cap

Soda Pop Cap – Eiffel Tower

This has been matched up with Pool Party and some DSP from the More Amore DSP. The DSP, Caps and Stamp Set are all from the new Seasonal Catalogue.

Post it and Pen Holder - Upsy Daisy

Retired Upsy Daisy.

This is a very popular style that I make. I dont have the heart to part with it as its so quick to use and make up.

Post it Note and Pen Holder - Butterfly

Butterflies

The beauty of some of these post its is that I can make a few up and it cleans my desk of scraps too.

Until next time…..

“May the Stamps be with You”

xxTessxx

I Dig You Birthday Cards

Hi and thank you again for stopping by. I have been playing with the stamp set “I Dig You”. I decided to try and use colours as close to “real’ things as I could. After working on a construction site for almost 12 months I got to see a lot of diggers so got to know the colours pretty well when it was my job to ‘spot’ for them. The thing is, I think these cards are going to appeal to those big boys that love their big toys nearly as much as the little boys will like them.

Here is the first one I made:

Tangerine Tango Digger

Tangerine Tango Digger

This colour usually goes with Hitachi and their heavy machinery. I used metallic brads to accent the tracks a bit more after cutting the images stamped onto Whisper White with Tangerine Tango.

Here is another Digger:

More Mustard Digger

More Mustard Digger

I used some of the printed paper from the paper stacks for the back ground and used black brads this time. This colour is generally known to be associated mainly with CAT. I really enjoyed making these simple clean and effective cards. I am sure that they are going to be popular with little and big boys alike. I know how much the big boys like their toys too.

Just a quick post, thank you again for stopping by.

“May the Stamps be with You”

xxTessxx

A Dinoroar Birthday

Hi there, I wonder if it is as wet as your house as it is at mine today?

Here are some birthday cards that I made  for younger ones with the Dinoroar stamp set  Mind you, one has already gone to a boys birthday party today and he is 15!

Here it is made Friday and gone today:

So Saffron

So Saffron

I have also used Tangerine Tango and Pacific Point as well.

Here is another that I hope goes to a boys home too:

Tempting Turquoise

Tempting Turquoise

I didnt want to leave the young ladies out so kept the same sketch but varied the colours to try to tailor for girls with the same stamps (my personal challenge besides using Brights)

Melon Mambo

Melon Mambo

And another “girlie” Dinoroar Birthday Card!

Rich Razzleberry

Rich Razzleberry

I really dont use the Brights Collection enough but with the help of the Colour Coach from Stampin Up and also the Paper Stacks, they really do help with coordination. Here is the final card I made in the Dinoroar set while I was playing around:

Watercoloured

I watercoloured again as I love, love, love to do this and the leaves are cut from the new Secret Garden Framelits, I love them all

Thank you again for stopping by I really appreciate it and all the lovely comments that I receive.

“May the Stamps be with You!”

xxTessxx

 

 

 

 

A Box of Cupcakes!!

Hi and yes I agree, it has been quite a while between posts. I am going to try try try this year I promise to post a lot more in the future than i have in the past. first up this year I reproduced a project that I really loved doing and I did this in 2009. To find out how I reproduced the set, you will need to go here

Meanwhile this is my interpretation and how lucky was I to keep that stamp set which is called ‘Simple Birthday Thanks”. (pic) Sorry readers its retired now, but they crop up every now and then on ebay.

Boxed Cupcake Cards

Boxed Cupcake Cards

These boxes have been designed for our postage envelopes not the US  ones and it just gives a little more room to play with on a card front with our A4 and A5 sizes. Here are the cards inside:

cupcake card - pretty in pink

Pretty in Pink Cupcake

So delicious looking and it doesnt show up but the base of the cupcake has been through the crimper to give the impression of real cupcake papers (patty pans).

Another cupcake:

So Saffron Cupcake

So Saffron Cupcake

Here is another view of the boxes:

Another view of the boxed Cupcajke Cards

What a treat and a gorgeous gift. I have made a few now to try to sell at the markets.

Thats about it for this post, come back soon and I will have more as this last week especially the past few days my mojo is really going insane and I have a load of pictures of cards to take edit and upload. Birthday Male, Female, Mother’s Day, Easter, Wedding and also baby. ………. stay tuned

“May the Stamps be with You”.

xxTessxx