I have had the most frustrating week.
I never realised how much I used the internet
until I have been without it.
Now, finally after two modems and two different
IT technicians my computer is back up and
There was actually a positive side to the downtime,
I have been using this time to be creative.
Buying gifts for teenage girls can be a bit of a
nightmare, but I think I've come up with a solution.
Along with an itunes voucher I made a Magnolia
Birthday Candle for my daughters friend.
The card I made was fairly plain and simple
as I wanted the focus to be on the candle.
My copics were put to the side for this project
and my all time favourite H2o's were used.
The flower decoration was made using my brand
new Nellie Snellen punches. I was thrilled with the
the results they gave, could this mean no more
spending money on ready made flowers, ha ha ha,
I don't think so.
I painted Tilda on the card to match Tilda on
the candle. I love using my H20's, I would
use them for more projects if they were as
fast as using Copics.
Still on candles I had a very special
occassion on Easter Saturday which
called for 5 matching candles.
For a very long time I have wanted
to do something and finally last year
I made the commitment.
I have wanted to become a Catholic
for nearly 20 years and last year I
I began the RCIA program at our
On Easter Saturday night, along with
4 very special people I made my Act
of Faith, took my First Communion,
and my Confirmation.
It was the most beautiful, amazing
experience and I shared it with my
beautiful family and some very
I wanted to do something for the four people
who have shared this journey with me so I
made all of our Communion Candles.
The candles were all the same except for the
handmade hat pins I used for the two girls
candles, just to give them a little bit more
of a feminine touch, and the roses are from
~ Peta ~