Wednesday, December 31, 2014


I'm stillllllllllll knitting. Size one needles, 172 stitches in each row, over 80 rows. I should have started in March lol.

But I did take some time to play with tea lights which come in different heights to the base apparently.
The base for this one is made to fit the tea light.

This one is a modified matchbox made with the Tim Holtz Match box die (ssoooo fabulous). The house is from Papertrey Ink's Make It Market kit: Tinsel & Tags addition.  I felt a little bit like the Red Queen because I was beheading the tea-light "flames" saying "Off with their Heads!".

More crafty spaces can be found at Julia's Stamping Ground.

Friday, December 26, 2014

December 2014 Papertrey Ink Blog Hop

It's time for Papertrey Ink's December Blog Hop. This month's theme is Silver & Gold. I used the house die from the Make It Market Tinsel & Tags kit, a (battery operated) flickering tea light with the "flame" removed.

Night Time view.

I discovered that the flameless tea lights come in a variety of sizes. I made a small box the height of top of the round surface of the light so the light will poke through the box lid. I used a pair of scissors with very fine tips to make the holes in the bottom of the house (before attaching the roof) and the top of the box. The box lid and the house are both made with foiled cardstock. The bottom of the box is made with Stamper's Select White.

The foil cardstock is more difficult to adhere than regular cardstock, so I used Scor-Tape to put everything together. I used a line of Frosted Lace Stickles around the base of the house as a finishing touch. If the box was glued shut I would have added a hole in the bottom to turn the tea light on and off, but for this one that wasn't needed. And since the foil cardstock is opaque, it worked best with the windows punched out.

And because Simon Says Anything Goes, I'm including it there also.