Only two weeks to go until that funny old man in the red suit climbs down the chimney with goodies for all the good girls and boys - sounds a bit creepy doesn't it?
Before we go on to the current challenge, it is time to announce the winner of the
Random Number draw for the prize
and it is:
(Gee this was hard)
Congratulations to both crafters!
It was an obviously hard challenge, as we didn't get entries until the end of the month (much like this month really) and then they all came flooding in and were all so beautiful.
You were all just resisting the temptation to enter!
Now for this month
TWIST have a candle in the item made
Prize is a $20 Aust (includes postage) Gift Voucher from shop of choice
Christmas of course, Hanaka and New Year. A candle can be a sign of hope, a light in the wilderness, or through a window; it can be on a Christmas tree or just around it.........you can make a candle holder or similar or a Christmas candle decoration...........
To get your minds working on this theme we have for you this month not one, but three
In no order at all, here they are:
Hi! My name is Karen, and I live in a semi-rural area in South East Queensland (Australia) with my husband and teenage daughter. We live on bush acreage with our dog, and an assortment of chooks, ducks and Australian wildlife. I enjoy sharing my scrapping creations online with like-minded people, so I was thrilled to be invited to be a guest designer at Unstampabelles this month. I love to create, and I am definitely a layout girl. I favour simple, linear designs and strong colour combinations, though sometimes I dabble in creating mixed media backgrounds. My favourite tool is my sewing machine. I'd love you to visit my blog at beingkaren.blogspot.com
Such a pretty page layout.
Hi, I am Alicia O'Bryant, a mother and wife who also works full time as an office manager. I have been crafty since childhood. I owned a jewelry crafting business for over 20 years and have been paper crafting for almost as long. I enjoy the city of life of Cincinnati, Ohio, USA where I have lived for 18 years. I love to scrapbook as well as create cards and mixed media projects. I am also mom to two fur babies.
For today's project, I up-cycled some glass jars with Epsom salts. I added decoration and a flickering tea light.
Wow, how effective is the Epsom Salts here!
of Yellow House Studio
Hi! I was very inspired by the challenge theme - flickering lights - candle as a sign of hope... We have winter now so they are of course wintry.
I have been making ATC's a log time. I started 8 years ago, but there were some years when I didn't do any crafting due to a heavy work load. I am most inspired by old photos, and you can often see people in my cards. Although I do love fish, birds and butterflies! When I hold an old photo in my hands I ask myself what kind of life that person might have lead. I like to build small worlds on my cards and prefer to make cards that don't 'open up' easily. I like to build them up in layers - physical layers, layers of color and layers of meaning.
Alice has created ACT's with her candles as symbols of hope
Then there is this to also hopefully inspire you
Remember, no stamps and then off you go!
HINT: I have seen some lovely candle dies being use out there in crafting land......
and scroll down to find the link!