Yesterday I met up with my ex-colleagues and had lunch. I made some more candles - but typically I had wrapped two of them before I remembered I hadn't taken pictures. Too late was the cry because there was no way I was going to undo the cellophane wrapping! So here the pictures of the other two.
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(Wonky candle corrected before wrapping!)
For the first candle I stamped a Barbara Grey stamp "The Night Before Christmas" and coloured with Promarkers before heating it onto the candle. The snowflake, and a few others scattered around the back, clear peel offs which will easily peel off before the candle is lighted. "The Night Before Christmas" ribbon was from Crafty Ribbons.
The second one was obviously LOTV "Little Ivy". I used an MS punch on the purple card stock, wrapped some white striped organza ribbon round and then finished off with a lavender silk poinsettia which has been in my stash for a few years, and finally a pearly flower in the centre.
I could kick myself because I bought a pack of plain carrier bags from Hobbycraft to decorate and I don't know where I have put them. I had to filch some extra large manila envelopes from John's office. I made them into gift bags and decorated them with papers from Simple Stories "Handmade Holiday" pad and more poinsettias and holly. But yes, you've guessed it - forgot to photograph them!
Anyway my tree is finally up and finished so I think I can now calm down and take it easy! Hope you are all progressing well with your Christmas preparations.