Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Getting closer

We are currently waiting on completion of the garage for our new home. We need this to be in place before they install the Air Source Heat system. We now have an alleged handover date for the 7th of December. This is the garage at the end of daylight today. Still needing harling on the outside. Removal van is booked, carpets are booked, washing machine is now booked. We'll see what happens. Watch this space...

Friday, 6 November 2015

That wraps it up

 Using just dies, glue and paper, it is so easy to turn a plain box into an elegant gift box. The pattern on this Tonic Studios Moroccan screen die  is gorgeous. You don't really need much else by way of embellishment.

That just about wraps it up for me with my craft room in this house. I need to get it all boxed up now and ready for the removal men, but I will continue to blog about the progress of our house build / move, so please do pop by my blog to see how we are getting on. See you there!

Have a lovely weekend.

Monday, 2 November 2015

Candlelight with a little help from Tonic

I love candlelight. And I love the look of decorated candles, but I also have a bit of a bee in my bonnet about fire safety. I'd hate to gift a decorated candle only for someone to leave it lit unattended in a moment of distraction, and have the paper catch fire. It doesn't bear thinking about ! That is why I absolutely love these battery operated real wax candles. You can decorate these in exactly the same way and light them in complete safety. They are not too expensive to buy either, so quite viable if you are making a number of gifts.

I bejewelled and layered the Rococo butterfly (from the die and stamp set)  and layered up the flowers cut from the Simply Screens Clematis Vine die so that my decorations are quite 3D. (All Tonic Studios card of course! )

It looks pretty from the back too if you feel like a change. Or if you want to use it as a centerpiece it will look pretty at all angles.

I hope this gives you some ideas of what you can make. 

Have a lovely day