Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Candle Light and My Little Shoebox!

For my MLS June Project I chose to alter this candle holder which was a present I got about a year ago. Although I think it was beautiful as it was, I decided to give it a more personal touch and dress it up a bit. I used the "Lovely Day" collection which I found just perfect for what I had in mind!

I started with this:

When I saw those awesome 3D Roll-Up Flowers I knew exactly what I was going to do! I started with 4 strips of paper (one with a punched border), layered them on top of each other and machine sewed them together:

Then I created the centerpiece, using a hand cut journaling spot (New Story) as my base and attaching 3D Roll-Up Flowers, some die-cut flowers, banner pieces, a sentiment and a bird cage sticker:

I attached this to the strip of paper and finished it off with more flower and bird stickers from the Cardstock Sticker sheet:

And this is the result:

Hope you like it!

But there’s more! I have also created 2 cards for you: a birthday card and a card for a good friend.
I don’t know about you, but I for one, almost always forget to send people birthday cards. I think it’s because I don’t want to buy them, but make them myself and then I forget about it until it’s too late. So what did I do today? I created a birthday card in advance AND a card for a good friend whose birthday card I forgot.

First the birthday card:

And my other card:

All these projects are created with the “Lovely Day” collection. Don’t you just love this collection?!!

Additional supplies: pearls and pins (Inkido), twine (The Twinery), Glimmer Mist (Tattered Angels), Words-On-The-Go (K&Company), stamping ink (Color Box), liquid pearls (Perlen Pen Viva) and dies from Quickutz (bird) and Marianne Design (birdcage, leaves and doily).


  1. Zo'n prachtige stolp maakt van elke tafel een echte blikvanger. Hij ziet er super uit met al die vrolijke kleurtjes! En ook je kaaten zijn heel mooi geworden. Ik ben blij om te horen dat ik niet de enige ben die heel slecht is met het onthouden van verjaardagen;)

  2. Wat gaaf zeg dat windlicht!! Ziet er super uit! Je kaartjes vind ik ook ontzettend mooi!

  3. Wow, everything is just so beautifully created!! Love them all!

  4. Wat een productie en allemaal even mooi en leuk, vooral wat je rond het windlicht hebt gemaakt!!

  5. Super gedaan Monique!! Zowel je windlicht als je kaarten, allebei ook erg gaaf!

  6. Those projects are wonderful! The candle cover is a fantastic idea and the cards are so joyful!

  7. This is beautiful, I love all about these two projects !