Saturday, December 24, 2011

Just Us Girls #116 - Technique Challenge

Merry Christmas Eve!  The Just Us Girls team has an easy challenge for you brought to us by our very talented Kathryn!  Thank you Kathryn for this easy-peasy challenge!  I did mine this morning in about 15 minutes!  I was too exhausted after cooking and wrapping all day long to do it last night!

The challenge is to make a pillar sleeve for a candle.  Such a great idea!  It makes for nice last minute gifts!
I wasn't sure I'd be able to play as I don't have many candles in my home.  I'm so afraid of burning the house down!  Our house was totally destroyed by fire about 10 years before we purchased it, so I'm a little gun shy when it comes to fires in the house!  But I did manage to find one (you can see it's never been lit!).  And it took me all of 15 minutes this morning to decorate it!  I used SU's Jolly Holiday paper, some velvet ribbon, silk poinsettias, a couple of gold glitter dots, some glue dots, and some Scor-Tape to pull this all together.  All the materials right at hand!  It's sitting on my china hutch in my dining room in all its glory right now! 
Just remember to be careful when burning your holiday candles this holiday season or at any time of the year!  We want you to all be safe!

Stop by the JUGs blog to see the lovely candles the girls created for this fun challenge!

I hope you have a Merry Christmas Eve!  Santa is getting ready to fly his sleigh and deliver all those packages for all you good little crafters!  Enjoy your time with your family and friends!



Lynn said...

Lisa, my goodness. I can understand why you'd be so nervous about candles. I can say I have a punch in my house, but never burn them. Your candle is beautiful! Love the gorgeous poinsettia! Merry Christmas!

Kathryn B said...

I'm so glad you could play along Lisa! It is a pretty easy challenge as long as you don't over think it! Which I tend to do! Love your velvety ribbon and the poinsettias are just the perfect focal point! Have a very Merry Christmas! Hugs Kathryn!

velta said...

Love your candle Lisa!!! Wishing you and yours a very Merry Chirstmas and Happy New Year!!
Hugs ~

Stampin' Pam said...

STUNNING Lisa - I love how you just pulled out supplies and made this beauty! NOW - just enjoy it as it - no need to light it. Candles must be used with care but this one is just too pretty to not sit out on display! Have a very Merry Christmas.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Oh so pretty!! Beautiful job~ Merry Christmas to you and your's!

Dana Gustafson said...

Brilliant piece of eye candy Lisa! I love your pretty poinsettias and velvet ribbon is so YUM! Well done GF! Happy new year!

diane (cookiestamper) said...

very pretty, Lisa! Hope you had a great Christmas!


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