Sunday 1 December 2013

Traditional And Vintage

Hi all,
And welcome, it's a new month for Stamping Sensations and Penny black & More @ Allsorts challenges, if you didn't get the chance to join in last month's challenge this could be the one for you.

At Stamping Sensations this month the theme is 'Free & Easy' So you can do whatever you like just as I did.  I did a candle in a vintage style using a Nicecrane image which you can find here:-
A Joyful Christmas CS

I did have to mess about getting the image to print on tracing paper, but the finished result was worth it.  I made poinsettia's for round the base, and I will be making a gift box for this, that will follow soon.

Here is the sentiment I stamped for the back of the candle:-

And now a close up of the poinsettia's:-

We have sponsorship this Month from Visible Image and this is the prize they have offered:-

And of course, the Design Team have created some stunners to inspire you. Please do pay them a visit to their individual blogs - it means a lot to know you appreciate their efforts.

And now onto my second challenge creation for Penny black & More @ Allsorts, where the theme is 'Traditional Christmas Colours' So you can use any stamp but just keep your colour scheme tradional please. for this challenge.  I used my new stamp Joy Filled Christmas, it's so big there's not much room for embellies, but do you need them with this image.  I used a Flonz sentiment to finish off.

We have prizes from Penny Black, Classy Crafts, Flonz and Stix2. Now isn't that a lot of prizes, definitely worth getting your animal stamps out isn't it!!!!!!

Now if you would like to be a GDT for us, all you need to do is make a creation to fit the theme following our rules.

Are you wanting some inspiration, pop on over to the challenge blog and then you can see all the wonderful creations from the rest of the talented team.

Today's News:-
Thought I'd show you a photo of our new edition, this is Wolfie (the name he came to us with), he is now 9 weeks old and settled in so well, although I'm seriously thinking of changing his name to RASCAL, because that is what he is.  A little monkey but we love him so much.  My sister said he looks evil, how can anyone say that about him, he looks adorable.  My husband did say if we get heavy rains our house will float away because it's now like Noah's Ark.

Thank you for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x


KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous candle and a very beautiful card Tracy.

gr karin

Sally H said...

Your candle is perfect, Tracy! I love the image and your decoration around the bottom is wonderful! Your card is beautiful too. Such a sweet image and beautifully coloured. Rascal sounds like a perfect name - you can tell he has such character just by looking at him!

brenda said...

A lovely traditional Christmas card Tracy and absolutely adore that candle, I am sure it took you ages but worth every moment. I bet Igancio will love it as well, such great use of those lovely images.

Wolfie is really cute, sure he will be settled into the swing of life with you really quickly.

B x

Nicecrane Designs said...

OMG Tracy, I haven´t watched this one,,,,,,, love it, love it,,,waht a creative idea to place in a candle,,,,,,so cute image, so adorable one,,,,I am wondering how you placed it this pict,,,,,and waht incredible sentiment and flowers,,,,You are Rock Tracy,,,,,I´llbe posting it in my blog,,,,,

Lynne K said...

Wow, Tracy, your candle is brilliant! I love it! Definitely worth fiddling about with the tracing paper. Such a lovely image too. Better keep that adorable little bundle of mischief well away from it, you don't want it getting spoilt! x

Mervi said...

hi Tracy,
gorgeous candle and beautiful card, fabulous creations both,-))m

susiestacey said...

Lovely makes today Tracy, you have been a busy bee. Did you get over to LOTV yesterday?? x Susan x

Shirley said...

I love the xmas scene you have created it speaks for itself and you have coloured it beautifully.

Loving all you gorgeous animals Tracy.


Whisper said...

Great selection of makes, am loving your new PB stamp and the gorgeous candle too, luv Sam x

Anonymous said...

such a pretty candle, cute card and a cute kitty - adorable!

Anet's Crafting said...

Your candle is so pretty Tracy, I love the little girl image.

Eret said...

Tracy, it's most beautiful Christmas candle I've ever seen. The image is so pretty and the way you decorated the candle is amazing. Stunning work!
Eret x

Linby said...

aah cutie kitten!
Great work as always and love the trad card you created.
Lynn x

Words and Pictures said...

Your vintage candle is just lovely - what a fantastic use of Ignacio's image! Great inspiration for the SS challenge, thank you.

And Wolfie is unbelievably adorable!!
Alison x