No card today, instead I wanted to try making some Christmas candles. I used paper printed from the Here Comes Christmas CD by Polkadoodles - this lovely bauble paper was perfect, I chose the white background, but I could have printed any of the colour options, there would be one to suit every decor. I printed it onto Safmat, wonderful printable clear film from Letraset, and also printed a sheet of sentiments from the CD onto Safmat.......
Then I just cut the patterned film to the height of the candle (4"), and wrapped it around. I cut out the Joy sentiment, and popped that over the patterned film - it is totally transparent so you can't see the join. I adore these papers, and plan to make smaller candles for each place setting for my Christmas day table, with some taller ones of varying heights placed on a gold charger for a centerpiece. My placecards are going to be made from the same CD papers as well..........I may go for the Poinsettia paper, that would look pretty dramatic
On to todays giveaway, another copy of Picknix, for digital hybrid cardmaking or scrapbooking. See the photo on Tuesdays post - there is a gorgeous collection of sewing elements on this CD, plus thirty fabulous papers and more, much much more. To win, leave your name under this post, and I will draw all the winners next Sunday
I've had a lot of people asking where they can buy the CD in the USA/Canada. They are not carried in stores, but the good news is you can order from Polkadoodles, pay with credit, debit or Paypal, and shipping is FREE worldwide.
At today's exchange rate, Picknix1 and Gingerbread Twist cost $16 (300 unique images) and Here Comes Christmas costs $24 (800 unique images). When you think that you can spend 75c on a single sheet of paper, and $12 on a single stamp, well, you can see what good value they are! So if you don't win this week, there is still plenty of time to get the CD's in time to make your Christmas projects. Go HERE to browse
Yes, I went for a coffee today, can you believe it, nothing at all happened and I was in super sharp observation mode as well. Nope, everyone was friendly, well behaved and normal. Maybe it's me that's odd!