Thought for the day -

"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved." Helen Keller

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Good Morning! I trust everyone is recovered from their long holiday weekend.  We had a great weekend with my brother's visit.  We went to see A Christmas Carol in 3d-awesome movie with great animation and Saturday night we went to see the Predators play (hockey).  Fun, fun.

For those of you that  may have noticed, there was no Sunshine Monday post yesterday.  But we're back today!  Today we are happy to be taking part in the sketch challenge at Tuesday Morning Sketches.
Mel always comes up with the best sketches and this week the challenge is being sponsored by Sunshine & Giggles.   The Sunshine gals are all participating in the sketch challenge so after you visit Tuesday Morning be sure to visit the design team for some great inspiration!

Here is this weeks sketch.

My card this week is a Christams card and uses the Little Guardian Angel stamp.  I was trying to follow the sketch precisely but now that I look at it (my card) it kind of veers off a little.   I couldn't get my little dove centered without covering my angel-anyhow here is my take.

This dp is absolutely beautiful but does not photograph well but I think you can see the pretty gold swirls.  It also has deep burgundy and dark green running through it. The paper also coordinated quite nicely with my braided ribbon.  In addition to the card I decided to making a corresponding project as a little gift and did a stamped candle.

While blog-hopping yesterday I discovered a new challenge-well new to me and the challenge this week was to make a decorated candle or candle holder. The challenge site is called Winter Wonderland.  Lydia, one of the posters to the challenge has a great tutorial on using digital stamps for this purpose.  If you have never done this and have a digital you would like to use be sure to check out her blog here.
Here is my candle to go with my card.

This is really a very simple technique and the outcome is just incredible to behold! Ok-incredible for me.  I love when things come together easily.

Well there you have it- 2 projects complete in one evening- quite an accomplishment for me!!
Now head on over to Tuesday Morning Sketches and have a go at this great sketch-you may get lucky and win some new stamps, hehe


Sonia said...

omgosh Janice!! That candle is amazing!!!!! Great job!

Anne said...

FANTASTIC!!!!! These are absolutely gorgeous! I love the card but the candle is FAB!! Thanks for playing with us! :o) xx

Avril Ann said...

Janice, this is an awesome gift, love the image and the colours are so vivid, thanks for playing along at WW this week. Hugs Avril xxxx

Melissa Craig said...

WOW! The card is so pretty, so rich looking and your candle is fabulous!

Teri said...

Fabulous candle, and love the card too!
Thank you for sharing at Winter Wonderland this week!
Teri x

Teri said...

Wow! Gorgeous! Love your candle!

Thank you for joining us at Winter Wonderland.

Teri xx

joey said...

Wow Janice these are beautiful, A gorgeous image! love your candle. Thanks for joining us at ww


xxNikkixx said...

these are gorgeous...hugs nikki xx