Thursday, August 6, 2009

I actually made this candle & faux silk card for my very first downline, Annette a couple of weeks ago, but couldn't give it to her until I took a photo. Well, I gave it to her last night, finally. It has been ages since I did a candle too, that was one of the very first things I learnt when I started stamping! And the faux silk technique was just sooooo easy, I got the tutorial off SCS but basically you stamp your images onto tissue paper, screw it up to crease, then adhere it to your card, simple!And, this lovely little number was created over a glass of wine, some cool fruits and great company. Does it get any better than that? It has been ages since Philippa and I got together for a 'just because' stamping night. Philippa had found a card similar to this on SCS, we changed it up, used the stamps we had and I think the outcome is gorgeous, check out Philippa's here.
And I would like to take the opportunity to formally welcome Claire Sykes to the Stampin Up! family. She officially became my 2nd downline last week, which is very exciting! Welcome Claire, I know that you are going to enjoy!

8 comments:

Renae said...

Beautiful cards! And congrats on the recruit! :)

Mandy Schiller said...

Lovely candle and matching card! Its a very special gift that looks a million bucks!

Mandyxx

Liam said...

you have been busy. love the butterfly card. It is just divine. I might need to case that one it looks very effective.

Liam

Debbie Pamment said...

Lucky Annette- and here you are giving things away when it's YOUR birthday!!! Hope you had a FABULOUS day and got lots of lovely prezzies!!! You deserve the best...

Love the card you and Phil came up with too - you clever things - you obviously didn't practise your singstar - LOL.

Alison said...

These are all gorgeous, I love the way you have coloured the butterfly card - its stunning. Congrats on your new recruit.

Julia Aston said...

Those flowers look absolutely beautiful on your candle! and the matching card makes such a nice gift set!

The colors on your second card are lovely - how fun to get together with a friend to stamp!

Annette said...

Thank you for the wonderful welcome gift, it really is beautiful X:) The butterfly card is gorgeous too, love the colours. X:)

Sam said...

Huge congrats on the new recruits Leonie. All of these projects are so beautiful. My favourite is the candle...WOW...it looks stunning.

:-).