Tuesday, April 13, 2010

~ Candles and Cards ~

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
special friends.
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 ~


Jean said...

First of all I must congratulate you on your commentment and on the candles you made.. they are all so precious.. That is a wonderful thing you did and may God Bless you. As for your Tilda candle and card.. very simple but beautiful.. love your coloring and the border is gorgeous. Great job.
Hugs, Jean

Barb Hardeman said...

Oh WOW,Peta! Is this what can be accomplished when we're without our computers? What an awesome job you've done on everything! Your candle for the teenager with matching card is absolutely gorgeous! Your five communion candles are spectacular! How wonderful for you that you have taken such a huge step of faith! Blessing on you my dear...hugs...Barb

Carlotta Vachon said...

Beautiful Peta! The card and candle are beautiful. The Communion candles are extra special because you thought to do it up! No ho hum or bordum, you go girl. God bless. Carlotta

Suzanne J Dean said...

Fabulous job Peta--love them all but your candles are stupendous--beautiful work!


Patti.Jo said...

Terrific job on all the candles! What wonderful gifts and special because you made them. Great work Peta!

cabio's craft corner said...

Very pretty Peta, nice to see you put all the little details and decorations on the candle. The matching card is a great addition :o)

Deb said...

Beautiful, beautiful work Peta! The matching card and candle for your daughter's friend is brilliant! As for your Communion candles, I have never seen anything lovlier. I really look forward to seeing more of your work.

Hugs, Deb

Tracy said...

Wow Peta, your candles are fabulous, you need to do a tutorial on those, i've never attempted a candle before and yours are absolutely gorgeous.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

paola said...

An absolutely fab idea i have loads of white candles, thick column ones, so now i need a tutorial on how to do what you did getting your stamped image onto the candle
stunning! hun

Eulanda said...

Wow what a great gift and they look gorgeous!

mariez1220 said...

Inspiring and so creative... I always want to share my being crafty but more often than not i never had the courage to continue since am so busy at work...But you, inspite of having kids still find time for your crafts...wish to have an advice from you madam....Your creativity is truly amazing...Regards from Philippines...


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