Friday, 27 January 2012

pearls and lace

Morning girls
Friday at last, it's been a week and a half for me but I won't bore you with the details.  Suffice to say 2012 hasn't got off to a good start so am hoping February brings better things.

Today the challenge on Totally Papercrafts is
and our sponsor is Emma

I thought I'd try something a wee bit different this week so decided to alter a candle rather than make a card.

Not too shabby for my first attempt is it?  
I wish I could get a better pic but no matter what I try I just can't indoors.   I've tried every setting under the sun but it's never crisp and sharp.  To say it's doing me head in is an understatement.
I didn't notice that I'd moved the candle from the centre of the  holder either whilst moving it around so slapped wrist for that too!!!  I need to learn to concentrate lol
Anyway, the papers are scraps from me box so I've no clue what they are.  Once I'd wrapped them and the lace around the candle I cut two hearts from the same papers, added a little padlock (key to my heart get it?) and added this using plain pins to secure it in place. The gorgeous lace and pins are from the candy I won from Mandy a while back.  Flowers and charm are from me stash.
So, do pop over to the challenge blog, the other girls have made some gorgeous cards to help get the creative juices flowing, play along too if ya like:)  
Have a smashing weekend
Anne x
Crafty Sentiments - lace and pins
Incy Wincy - anything but a card
Corrosive challenges - I (heart) you
Simon Says - anything goes
Whimsical Designs - love is in the air
Hot shot Crafts - flowers
4 Crafty Chicks - pins
Paperplay - lovely lace


  1. Hi Anne
    A gorgeous and beautiful candle
    Hugs Dianne xx :)

  2. What a lovely candle
    Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week
    Love Jan

  3. This is just fab hun, love it!

    Have a fab weekend
    hugs shell xx

  4. The candle looks stunning,Anne!Not to mention the gorgeous lace and pearls,hihi:)
    Have a lovely weekend too!

  5. Very pretty! This would make a great Mothers' Day gift.

  6. Love your candle Anne, it's absolutely gorgeous...thanks for your lovely comment and the die I used is the Spellbinders Nestabilities Fleur De Lis squares.
    Hope you have a lovely weekend.
    Wendy xx

  7. Gorgous creation...Thanx for joining us at Incy Wincy Designs, and good luck..

    Caz xx Incy Wincy DT

  8. OH MY WORD... this is stunning honey xx

  9. This is beautiful. Thank you for entering it into Hotshot Crafts challenge

    hugs Sarah x

    p.s. have blog candy on offer for old and new followers

  10. Oh, this is so pretty Anne. Love how you decoreated the candle. :o)

  11. Anne its gorgeous hun, so very pretty, know what you mean about pics drives me nuts too! this looks fine tho. Have a lovely weekend. Joey xx

  12. A gorgeous project, looks so elegant. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week

  13. Simply stunning Anne...

    have a super weekend...big hugs Vicky xx

  14. This is so beautiful Anne the display you have created on that candle is perfection.
    Lorraine x

  15. Beautiful Anne! A big thank you for sharing with us over at Crafty Sentiments this week for our lace & pins challenge!

    Big hugs Jo xxxx

  16. This is gorgeous! Those flowers are so delicate looking and beautiful! Thanks for playing at WHimsical Wednesdays!

  17. your candle is so beautiful! thanks for sharing with us at whimwednesdays :)

  18. Hi hun
    oh this is totally beautiful hun, gorgeous lace & embelies, sue,x

  19. Very pretty not shabby at all! love it, So great to see you at Incy Wincy this week, hugs Samantha :0)

  20. Wow this is beautiful, love the gorgeous embellishments, thanks for sharing with us at Paper Play, hugs Liz xx

  21. Nicely done, thanks for playing our Pin challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks! WTG!

  22. One totally awesome candle. Wow! Hugs, Linda

  23. Your candle is totally beautiful. I love the effect it has on the candle. The pearl pins are amazing in it. Thanks for sharing your inspiration with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

  24. Hi Anne, you did a wonderful job in decorating the candle. It's gorgeous. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

  25. What a gorgeous candle! TFS :)

  26. Love your romantic decorated candle Anne - stunning.


  27. This is exquisite! It's so delicate and romantic. I love the papers, the lace, and of course those sweet flowers and pearls. Marvelous work! Thank you for playing along with us at Whimsical Wednesday! :o)

    Hugs and blessings!


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Anne x

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