Monday, December 01, 2008

Crafty Christmas Challenge & a give-away!!!

It's time for another Crafty Secrets challenge! Vicki Chrisman our team leader challenged us to use our new Christmas stamp sets. I used Christmas Joy for this card & candle.

If you haven't stamped on candles before there is a good tutorial over at SCS! This was my first time doing this and the tuturial was super easy to follow!


I know you normally stamp on regular candles but, I wouldn't want to burn it after I worked so hard to make it purdy Smiley from millan.net

So, I went to Wal-Mart and got one of these electric candles, you know the ones that use batteries, they are made of wax, at least there is wax on the outside and it melts with the heat tool and feels just like a real candle, SCORE, Smiley from millan.net oh yeah!!
This is what it looks like when it's turned on, it flickers too!

I used Ranger Distress Black Soot, Antique Linen, VersaMark and Craft white ink, Copic markers, white tissue paper, Classic Paper Pad, SU! Confetti Tan & white card stock, Crafty Secrets Christmas Joy stamp set, SU! felt flowers, rick rack, lace, silver brads, scallop scissors, needlepoint canvas, paper piercer, silver embossing powder, paper distresser, glass glitter.

Make sure and check out these design teams members blogs and see what they came up with!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Yep, I'm doing a give-away! It's been awhile since I've done one, so I thought I'd do one with this challenge!
There is a Crafty Secrets Christmas Image & Journal Notes Booklet, a package of Sweet Chips Chipboard, ribbon and a few vintage items and game pieces. Cake pan not included!!
Comment here and tell me what your favorite colors are for decorating for the holiday!

I will pick a winner through Random.org on Friday evening 12-5-08!
Smiley from millan.net

56 comments:

Tracey said...

Beautiful projects!! I am a traditional girl and like the reds & greens for the holidays!!

Darlene said...

Hi Pam, Love this candle idea! How smart are you!?!?!
I am inspired by you so often. I am really liking brown this Christmas. I keep seeing brown snowmen and brown snowflakes and brown santa...brown. Thanks for the chance to win awesome blog candy.

Kathy said...

Gorgeous candle!! Love the colors and the set that you have used!
For decorating at Christmas I love using red, white and silver!! I think it looks beautiful with the green tree!!
Thanks for the chance at your blog goodies!!
:)Kathy

Viv (VivLyn) said...

Wonderful projects and colors, especially the candle! I purchased 2 of them for Halloween to decorate and didn't do a think with them. You've given me inspiration, Pam! Love the goodies in your giveaway basket!

tpatti@alltel.net said...

my favorite color combo for christmas are forest green and cranberry red.

Heather "Hev" said...

Lovely blues :)

My fave decorations were pinecones and gumnuts - so I had a rustic Christmas. In Australia it is usually pretty hot and dry in December and I wanted to reflect an Aussie Christmas. Over time the decorations fell apart, and life has got in the way of making new ones - but this theme of browns with gold and red tinsel was quite effective actually.

Have a lovely day!

Bette said...

I love the traditional red and green but I also love the victorian burgundy and gold. I just love everything about Christmas.

Irene Lenihan said...

Blue and silver are my favorite holiday colors and lights. Lots and lots of twinkly white lights.

Anonymous said...

My favorite colors for decorating for the holidays are pink and burgundy. I love your candle holder. Thanks for the chance to win some blog candy. Ann Lind

cards4u said...

I like the color combo you used! I tend to go with the dark red and pine green for Christmas. Thanks for the chance to play!

Linda said...

Hi Pam...I love your candle and the other projects...gorgeous! I love red and white for the holidays. Thanks for the lovely giveaway!

Barbara in Bellflower said...

I'm a lover of vintage projects and style----Love your candle idea----My Christmas colors are red & green, what else???---Merry Christmas everyone.

Barbara in Bellflower

Vicki C said...

OH my Goodness Pam... this is just beautiful..using the blues! Such totally cool colors. I am loving this! Thanks for playing along.. I am always excited to see what you made girl.

Tami McBeain (tmarie) said...

Love your projects! I love to decorate with red and white, with a splash of green for the holidays.

SweetMissDaisy (Anna Wight) said...

Fake candles?! Made of WAX!? Are you KIDDING ME!? STUNNING!!

QC said...

Easy Peasy - blue, red and silver. I'll have to take a picture of my tree once it's up to show you, girlfriend! :)

Love ya!

LeAnne said...

So pretty, Pam! I guess I am traditional in my colors--green & red, but more muted tones--burgundy and sage are more like it!
LeAnne

Lynda K said...

I use a little traditional (red & green) and a little contemporary (burgundy and pink). I just love Christmas...no matter what color!

Linda said...

OMG! I LOVE the vintage Christmas project you made! Cool idea about the candle too. As for my fav colors to decorate with for Christmas, I guess I'm a traditionalist.

Anonymous said...

Pam
WOOOOOOOOOOOOOW all I can say is WOOOOOOOOOOOOOW stumped to say any
WOOOOOOOOOOOOOW more -- love the way you intricated the blues -- you got away from the traditional RED & Green at Xmas and WOOOOOOOOOW GREAT JOB!!!!

Nicole

Heather Gates said...

LOVE IT! I am a blue and silver girl when it comes to my favorite holiday colors to decorate...but I do enjoy the traditional green and red too!
Thanks for the chance to win.

Book Bling said...

This year I am into a pink and blue Christmas. Usually I use darker colors though...like burgandy and navy blue with green thrown in...

Heidi Blankenship said...

WOW!! Pam, both your card and your candle are STUNNING!!! I love the blue colors and using the fake candles to alter--that is just fantastic, I never would have thought to use those! I think I will be making a run to the store-LOL! Happy Holidays!

Marisa said...

I really love the way you dressed up the candles and how the candle and card coordinate so well together. I will have to check Walmart out for those candles. Sure hate to see all the work used to dress it up melt away.

Marisa

Mechelle said...

Just Gorgeous! Love the candle so much. And the card is so pretty.
For so long I stayed Traditional with red and green but last year we changed to Deep Red, Royal Blue and Silver and it was just so pretty!
((hugs)) Mechelle

DebbyG said...

My favorite colors are deep reds & golds!

chelemom said...

You don't have to include me on this, but I wanted to tell you how gorgeously over the top this is!!!!

Charmingdesigns said...

oh my goodness!!! I love this idea!!! I've painted on candles, but never have I stamped. Love it. Laurie

Bevie Pearl said...

Your projects are so inspiring.
My favorite colors for the holidays are red and green. (I like to add silver and plenty of glitter.)

java_jenny said...

Cute candle Pam! I have yet to try the little electric candles but have been thinking about trying them out and I think you just convinced me to give it a go!

As for Christmas colors, I really love gold and burgandy. But I have to admit, I saw a stunning turquoise color themed tree at a store and it was gorgeous!

Thanks for your generous give away and I wish you and your family a Happy Hiliday!

Aunt T said...

Great project. We do our tree every year in blue lights with blue & silver decorations. Every year I think it's time for a change but I end up with blue and silver as I love them!

Thanks for the give-away chance.

Teresa

Gigi said...

The music stamp inspires me enough to place an order with Rubbernecker during their great sale; your stocking card is beautiful! I love traditional colors of Christmas, but every now and then, you'll find hot colors, such as pink and green, on my projects. If I'm lucky enough to win the great blog candy, here's an address:
geescalan@cox.net

~amy~ said...

Good Grief your projects are absolutely stunning...love love choice of colors! I love to decorate in non-traditional colors with alot of sparkle/glitter :)

mindy said...

thanks for the inspirations!!! love the projects. Chrismtas colors?? It's hard to limit myself. Like to use a lot of pinecones (the ones the squirrels didn't eat) nuts and natural things. Colors this year will be orange, green, brown and bronze. Yikes! It works though. Always use the same tree decorations though. what's Christmas without the kids ornaments??
Happy Holidays!!

Michelle Adams said...

I have always loved "country" red and green, but my sister did her tree all in pink one year and it was stunning. So I would say it is a tie. ;0) Thanks for the chance!!!

Andrea Lynn said...

WOW!!! Candles came out AMAZING!!! Super Cool of you to ALWAYS share the cool new stuff! for Holiday decorating, i can NOT get enough of things that Shine, Silver, White Glitter!! Sparkle Colors for Me Please! All Over!! TY So Much! Andrea

Diana said...

What a neat project! (And great idea to use a flameless candle).

I like so many of the colors of Christmas that I can never decide on a favorite combo, so for the past 2 years, my daughters and I pick 2 that we will use for crafts...last year was red & white...this year is green & silver (more olive & pewter). And anything sparkly, too!

Chris said...

Love your ideas. I'm going for cranberry and kraft(natural tan)accents this year.We have many heirloom ornaments originally from the homes of our parents.
Thanks for the wonderful blog candy for all of in blogland8-}

loyaz said...

Sure glad you are feeling better - that's no fun at all. We do our tree in glass/crystal, white and silver - it looks awesome. Most of my other colors around the rooms are muted, soft colors except one bathroom is done in traditional red and green. It's all so fun. Thanks for this opportunity. DianeL loyaz1@wbhsi.net

Mary Anne in NJ said...

I'm pretty tradition..red and green are my favorites, but I have to admit to really liking alot of the blue I see this year, and the Kraft cardstock is great, too.

Lori Washburn said...

I love a rusty red, olive green and tan to make give a primitive look. :)

Conniecrafter said...

Beautiful candle and card...great idea to use the electric candle, after all that work I wouldn't want to use it either, love the lace!

Norine said...

First of all love your creations beautiful
I like the red & greens but also like unusal colors so I try to do one room with teals or browns & pinks

Hugs
Norine

Miriam said...

Your projects are fantastic! I love your work! I like to decorate with ivory and gold for the holidays! I have used silver and blue in past years, and before that hunter green and burgundy. Actually, all colors are fun at Christmas time. Thanks for the chance to win some wonderful Blog Candy!

Paula said...

Those candles are so pretty! I love the look of stamped candles when they are burning, but never thought to use the "fake" ones. Great idea you had. Oh, I love pink and green for Christmas, it's a phase I'm going through.

Kookie said...

What a clever idea using those kinds of candles!
Beautiful as always.

michelle in mi said...

I've been using pink,red & greens for a retro holiday look.

Troy Louise said...

Love your candle. I really like traditional Christmas colors - reds, greens & golds for this year. Thanks for the chance for some great goodies.

Lastel said...

Beautiful card and candle ! We usually do the traditional red and green but I also like burgandy and gold and I really like the blue lights !

Robin said...

Love the battery operated candle idea!!! A project with lasting power!!

Barb said...

What beautiful projects you made and I love those colors.
I am very traditional with reds, greens, golds and silver. Barb

A Robin's Nest said...

Lovely items! My favorite colors to decorate with during the holidays are victorian pale pinks and greens with a touch of burgandy and gold.

Kelly said...

Blue is my all-time fav! and a little silver to go with it is always nice :)

Trudi said...

I like a shade of green that is not quite as dark as hunter green, but not as bright as the traditional green ... combined with a cranberry red....I guess sort of vintagey colors....I just completed a Christmas layout with those colors that included 20some year old photos....and chose those colors with a tan-light brown distressing....but all in all...I love all the colors that the holiday brings!

I like the candle idea too!

Trudi

Debra said...

Love that candle, it's just beautiful! I still look forward to the bright red and green at Christmas!

Jody said...

Normally, I'm a traditional gal. I do like the red and green of Christmas and the primitive older shades of red and green are probably my favorite. However, I have decorated with different color schemes over the years. One year I even did my tree in purple. It was stunning. This year I have seen alot of browns. Saw a pink/brown Christmas card that was absolutely beautiful so I'm toying with that idea for this year. Happy Decorating!!!!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...