Tuesday, 17 February 2015

I'm back! Hi crafty bloggers...I've not been around much lately...several reasons...mainly losing my mojo to craft. I had to get into gear as it's a friend's birthday coming up next week and I knew what she would really like....a candle. A lovely friend for well over 20 years and she'd do anything for you. I simply think she's one in a million, always chirpy, jolly, ready to give anyone sound advice and whisk away your troubles. Perfect human and kind friend. As you can see digi image from the lovely Bugaboo stamps, and yes she really has purple hair, digi paper from Crafts Beautiful website, handle ribbon from Meiflower, some gold coloured recycled elastic for bow and tie around cellophane wrap. There is a bit of glitter on the bag image on her earrings, some tiny gems on the candle one too. The sentiment came with the image. Below you'll see where the bag was made from and a fab tut on the Crafty Sentiments site.

I think I must be attracted to paper people...my local newsagent gave me a rather large box of large envelopes free!!! He said they take away the unused cards but not the envelopes so I said 'yes please, I'll have them'. Ofcourse I gave him some cas cards to sell in return for his kindness.

My very first heat stamped candle.

Now I've got over the worst of learning 'how to' I feel a collection of candle presents will be on here in the coming posts. I'm so glad I gave it a try and I know she'll be over the moon as she loves candles in her home. Now onto some challenges...I know I've missed a lot, but here it goes. Catch the bug, Creative Inspirations, CAGI, CCC, Scribble & Scrap, Cards Galore, CYP, Glitter n sparkle, Bunny Zoes, Sir Stampalot, Crafty Calendar, Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned. I hope everyone is well and in good health, I shall look forward to making some visits to blogs before I make a start on my next little project, bye for now.


*Vicki* said...

Hi Ruby!! :) This is such a lovely gift idea!! Love the purple color and of course the fun Bugaboo image too!! Glad you're posting!! HUGS

brenda said...

I think we all have mojo'less periods Ruby, but judging my this lovely candle yours is back with a bang. Sure your friend will love it.

B x

Sandra H said...

So pretty x

Vic said...

what a gorgeous set you have made for your friend - i bet she will be thrilled to receive it! Thanks for sharing with us at Glitter n Sparkle - Vic, DT x

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful creations here Ruby, love the colours and your candle is beautiful.xx

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Sally H said...

A fabulous gift and bag! wonderful image and great colouring. thanks for joining us at stamping sensations this month and good luck!

sgc said...

Your friend will love this! Thanks for playing in Bugaboo's challenge.

Jen Leeflang said...

Your friend must be very special to get this gorgeous gift!
Thanks for joining our challenge at Bugaboo Stamps this week. Good Luck in the draw, and please join us again soon.
luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang

Alyx said...

Great gifts, fab projects. Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck.

Unknown said...

Love your coordinating Giftie!
Thanks for joining us at Crafts Galore

Helen said...

Great card.

Thanks for joining us at the Crafty Calendar Challenge.

Helen x