Saturday, October 3, 2009

A Partridge in a Pear Tree!!

Happy Saturday everyone & Happy World Cardmaking Day as well!! Do you all have crafty plans today? SplitCoast Stampers is having an all day event (starting at 10 am EST) to celebrate with lots of challenges & prizes. I'm hosting the Magnolia-licious Challenge at 3 pm EST and I'll be "live" there from 3-4 if you wanna stop by & say "hi" or ask me anything you've been dying to know, hee hee! I'd love to cyber chat with you all, so drop on by!

And thank you, thank you for all the lovely comments of kindness and support yesterday--I really appreciate that! I'm sorry to have vented, but I believe in getting rid of bad vibes & replacing it with good ones and sometimes you have to spew it out to let it go, LOL!! Thankfully, the majority of people, especially here in the crafting world, are kind & good-hearted--those few that choose to live in negativity can have at it ya know! I've got to much good stuff to live & do & share!! And I always have lots of joy to share with you all, my fabulous cyber friends!!

And oh yeah, hubby is sick w/ the flu & bronchitis--so I'm praying that I don't get it & the kids either! Please pray for me & him, cuz' he is NOT a good sickie & let's me know often HOW SICK he is, LOL--lordy help me to not smother him (JUST JOKIN') but you know how men can be sometimes!! I love him to death, but he doesn't handle the sickies very well, so I'm also playing nursemaid today, hee hee!

--I'm also hosting a fun challenge for Susana's Custom Art & Card Design Store today! You can find the challenge over on the store blog HERE and of course there are prizes to be given away! The deadline for this challenge is also Sunday at midnight on the 4th (EST)!! Hope you'll join in on the fun!

Today I have 2 fun & quick holiday projects to share with you. I love to make candle wraps--they're fun to do & easy too! And a matching ornament (or it could be a fab gift tag too) is such a fun way to complete the set. I used the fabulous new Elisabeth Bell for SCACD stamp "Partridge in a Pear Tree" stamp for both today--I think she's just the sweetest with that pretty holiday dress on! These fab new stamps are available exlusively online at Susana's store HERE (international customers now have wholesalers there as well). The papers are from Stampin Up's holiday release last year which I just adored (& hoard voraciously, hee hee)--I love the chocolate browns & pinks for the holidays.

Candle wraps are so easy to make--and the recipient can easily slide it off when they're burning the candle (which I HIGHLY recommend, lol) & then put it back on again! My image was colored with Copics, then I added stickles of course & red liquid pearls to the holly berries (I love this product for berries--fab). Wasn't sure if I colored the partridge right, but oh well--it's Suzanne's interpretation of it!! :o)

The ornament was stamped & then I attached the image to heavy chipboard & cut around it--used my oval nesties to create the pink cs shape (dp is on back) and punched holes in the scallops for a lacy look!
Here's a closeup of this cutie! I just love her and her lil' sister is "Three French Hens" & she's a cutie too, can't wait to ink her up as well! With both of these stamps you can get 2 separate images out of them--today I just inked up the inside image which makes them super versatile!

I know I promised a Mo's card today, but I didn't finish it in time--so it will be up on Monday for you all!
Have a fabulous weekend!!



  1. Suzanne, the candle wrap is great, might have to give that a try, the ornament adorable. Hope to see you later, hope hubby is feeling better. Hugs

  2. Wonderful candle wrap... and the ornament is sweet too.Hugs from Michigan

  3. Great idea on the candle wrap. I have aways stamped tissue paper and heated onto candle. This is a much better idea and a lot safer also. Always love your work. Hope to "see" you this afternoon if I can figure out how to get there. LOL. Hugz, Pat J

  4. happy card day, suzanne! cute candle wrap!

  5. Wow Suzanne, just beautiful. I love it. She is just so sweet and delicate. I am glad that you are feeling relief from the other day. I can't understand ignorant people that project their hatred... I hope for both you and your husband that she is feelin better work yesterday we were just talking about men getting sicknesses far more severe(lol) than women every do....Have an awesome day..Lisa G

  6. Oh, she's just gorgeous! I love the candle wrap idea. I usually just stamp on them, not wrap them! And you've colored her so beautifully! I love the ornament. what a great idea to punch around the scallops. It just looks so feminine. She's just too cute!

    Big hugs to you,


  7. Great project! Sorry to hear your hubby is sick - I know what you mean about sickie men! When I am sick, I want to be left alone until I am better - just shut the door and I will emerge when I am all better, but my hubby wants me to sit on the bed and hang out with him when he is sick! I am a germ-a-phobe, so I don't want to deal with sickies - esp. adults! LOL! Hope no one else gets it, esp. your asthmatic son - I think we are both struggling in that arena. My 4 yo has uncontrolled asthma and constantly gets sick and it turns into a major asthmatic ordeal always ending in taking prednisone to clear it up! We are looking forward to Feb 2010 when we go to Philly to see 4 different specialists at CHOP to try to get it under control. We have been to the allergist/pulmonologist in town and still no definitive answers! Anyhoo, sorry for the novel! Sending healing vibes your way! :)

  8. Suzanne, fabulous projects. And the image, she is such a cutie. Always love your fantastic colouring work.
    Hope your hubbies feels better REAL soon.


  9. Those candle wraps and ornaments are adorable! My daughter is 6 and has started to color stamped images with me. I might have to do a set of ornaments for her to color for our tree. Sorry to hear that your dh is sick. It's wending its way through our house, too, and I've been stocking up on Lysol wipes... dd has an ear infection and possible walking pneumonia now. Ugh!


I appreciate all your lovely comments and taking the time to stop by! hugz,Suzanne

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