Thursday, 19 November 2009

Winner and Winter!

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Timestamp: 2009-11-19 19:16:41 UTC

Congratulations to Rosie (Freycob) - please email me your address and i will get your goodies out to you :)

Thank you so much to everyone who left comments, it is really appreciated and i love giving away goodies - Bo Bunny giveaway coming on the 27th November.....remember to check their blog to start off your bloghop and work your way round all the ladies blogs :)

As its coming quickly up to the 1st of December i needed to make a start on my advent projects. I always wanted an advent candle but have just never gotten round to it so imagine my delight when Dotcomgiftshop sent me one as a pressie for having a blog they recommend!! Seriously,check me out on the list!! Anyways i received this fab HUGE advent candle (seriously its like 18inches high!!) and knew immediately what i wanted to do to decorate it.........Bo Bunny Snowy Serenade!!

I looped lots of 1 inch strips of paper so that they measured different lengths and fastened them with double sided tape to the bottom of a circular tin lid (pack of 2 reduced from £2.99 to 61p at Tesco) I made sure that each layer slightly overlapped so that there was a staggered look to the display and inserted swirls made with tiny strips of the same paper.

I rolled some of the Serentity paper into loops and added snowflakes, buttons and gems, these were then placed around the outside of the tin and the candle placed in the middle.

Using a Stampin up oval punch i created an inner layer to lie around the candle and bring it all together.

I hope you like it and if you make one please remember if you light the candle just watch out for flames and paper together - i would hate to be responsible for someones creations going up in smoke!! EEK!!

One last thing.......ive just finished reading this book and would highly recommend it to anyone wanting a lovely Christmassy chick-lit ...

Last Christmas by Julia Williams. Loved it, now im on to The Gift by Cecelia Ahern....another Christmassy one, i think im finding a common theme here! lol


  1. Will have to look out for that book, just about to start The Gift myself. It's sat by my bed waiting for me.
    Beki xxx

  2. Well done Rosie, you lucky thing.
    Rachael XX

  3. What a great advent candle and i love the base, congrats to the winner of the giveaway.
    Take Care and have a great Weekend
    Ju xxx

  4. Love your candle, it's beautifully decorated. Many congrats to Rosie x


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